HomeAid Atlanta has recently
completed a new six-unit apartment building at Rainbow Village and renovating and adding a community room and classrooms at The Drake House, and there are numerous community outreach events planned.
Each year, the Remodelers Council, Professional Women in Building Council and several other members of the Greater Atlanta HBA as well as staff participate in HomeAid Atlanta CareDays. CareDays are one-day, hands-on projects that provide upgrades and minor repairs for transitional housing facilities throughout metro Atlanta.
The Essentials Drive is HomeAid Atlanta’s annual community-wide drive to collect essential items (e. g. diapers, baby wipes, formula) for homeless
infants and toddlers in metro Atlanta. In 2015 alone, HomeAid collected over 160,000 baby essentials. All items collected from businesses and individuals are donated to 17 local transitional housing facilities that care for homeless families. Since 2002, the drive has collected nearly 750,000 items.
Started in Atlanta in 2014, thanks to a local grant from Bank of America, HomeAid CareKits, which contain hygiene items, were donated to local organizations serving chronically homeless people. 1,500 CareKits will be assembled and donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank this July, thanks, once again, to Bank of America.
The Professional Women in Building Council at the Greater Atlanta HBA has started two new community outreach programs this year for HomeAid. They are collecting clothing to give to WellSpring Living, a shelter that helps human trafficking victims rebuild their lives. Also, they are working to “Stock the House” at Rainbow Village for the recently completed apartment building built by HomeAid Atlanta and Builder Captain Harcrest Homes.