A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people at risk or experiencing homelessness in the metro area, HomeAid Atlanta kicked off the new year with national homebuilder Toll Brothers for two HomeAid Care Days. Care Days provide necessary free facility repairs, upgrades and maintenance for organizations that offer housing and supportive services for families and individuals experiencing homelessness.
To give back to the local community, Toll Brothers encourages its staff to give back to local organizations they support. The donations and labor supplied by Toll Brothers during the two Care Days provided more than $8,000 in savings for The Drake Village and Covenant House Georgia.
In early January, volunteers from Toll Brothers Alpharetta joined HomeAid Atlanta at The Drake Village in Roswell for the first Care Day of the year! Volunteers spent their time building a new walking path, clearing debris and hauling and spreading seven tons of gravel. The Drake Village provides necessary supportive housing and enrichment services for mothers and their children experiencing homelessness in the metro area. The group worked hard and achieved more than anticipated, despite freezing temperatures!
Unlimited Landscaping donated gravel and lumber for the project and Harrison Parvey, Toll Brothers Atlanta Division Construction Manager, went above and beyond in coordinating project details.
On February 11, volunteers joined HomeAid Atlanta at Covenant House Georgia to paint an expansive hallway in the youth shelter and assemble six picnic tables for the courtyard. Covenant House Georgia serves youths experiencing homelessness with respect and love while meeting immediate needs and providing education and vocational skills.
“It was a wonderful experience to work with Toll Brothers and we sincerely appreciate their hard work, generosity, and enthusiasm to make such an impact on these two facilities. Toll Brothers’ volunteer efforts made a big difference for the residents of The Drake Village and Covenant House; it shows them that they are valued,” said Karen McLane, HomeAid Atlanta Director of Community Engagement.
For additional information on the HomeAid Atlanta impact in the metro area or to find out how your company can give nonprofit organizations across metro Atlanta a facelift, visit www.HomeAidAtlanta.org .
Written By Melissa Walcott | Atlanta Real Estate Forum