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June 1, 2017
At our 18th annual volunteer appreciation reception in May 2017, we had the honor of conveying our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated volunteers.
June 1, 2017
For five days, the self-funded volunteer group partnered with Habitat Dominican Republic to build homes with four families in San Juan de la Maguana. It was hard work, but the impact was so great that when the group returned to the US, they decided to sponsor an additional home for another family in the Dominican Republic.
May 26, 2017
More than 100 golfers made powerful swings on the expansive, manicured courses at Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta.
April 26, 2017
Registration is now underway for the SunTrust Bank Enterprise Data Organization Golf Tournament benefiting Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. SunTrust EDO will host the event, a first for Atlanta Habitat, at Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, May 22.
March 29, 2017
ATLANTA – Atlanta Habitat for Humanity is being recognized for its work as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization. The organization is one of 23 Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) affiliates to be selected as an “Affiliate of Distinction.”
March 29, 2017
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and a crew of dedicated volunteers are heading to the Dominican Republic to sponsor the organization’s first Global Village build project, April 1-9.
March 15, 2017
Spring Break will have a different meaning for 23 students who have decided to pack their cleaning gloves instead of swimsuits and join Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and Atlanta Police Training Academy Recruits to clean up a northwest Atlanta neighborhood.
March 3, 2017
Things are looking up for three new Atlanta Habitat for Humanity homebuyers following their house dedications on February 25, 2017.
February 27, 2017
Atlanta Habitat Homeowner, Crystal Green
February 24, 2017
Prestigious Academy names Gordon one of 50 outstanding national leaders
November 29, 2016
Fractions, decimals and houses equal hands on math lessons and some special homes for future Atlanta Habitat for Humanity homebuyers. Nearly 160 sixth-grade math students at The Lovett School will help Atlanta Habitat build two home storage units and birdhouses that will be distributed to new Atlanta Habitat homebuyers next year. The construction projects are part of math lessons for students who are investigating fractions and decimals this semester. This partnership is one of Atlanta Habitat’s new youth initiatives aimed at engaging students’ knowledge and volunteerism. The Lovett School has built 24 Atlanta Habitat homes to date, making the organization one of the school’s largest fundraising beneficiaries.
November 29, 2016
Shoppers can add Atlanta Habitat for Humanity to their holiday shopping lists by visiting Kendra Scott and ALEX and ANI stores this season.
October 28, 2016
ATLANTA – Longstanding Atlanta Habitat for Humanity house sponsor, Dunwoody United Methodist Church, returned to the first house its member volunteers built in 1995 to help homeowner Mary Ann Melvin make some minor repairs on October 22.
October 18, 2016
Nearly three dozen Atlanta women executives will spend a day working outside the office in order to help build two Atlanta Habitat homes. Women with leading roles in civic, corporate, government and nonprofit organizations will paint, install cabinets, interior trim, windows, doors, and other tasks alongside the two homebuyers.
October 17, 2016
ATLANTA—Two Atlanta Habitat for Humanity homeowners have received $2,500 scholarships each from the nonprofit homebuilder to take the next step in reaching their goals beyond homeownership.
October 11, 2016
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity honored 30 house sponsors for their dedication and support in building 20 or more new homes for families and recognized dedicated volunteers and donors during its 17th Annual Framing the Future event held October 6 at the Carter Center. Former State Senator and Carter Center Board of Trustees Chair Jason Carter joined the salute and acknowledged the connections between volunteers and homeowners during an Atlanta Habitat house build. “One of the most incredible things about Atlanta Habitat is that it builds human connections. Our world cries out for a sense of connection. If you could walk back into a community and know that’s a house you built, the connection becomes so real,” Carter said during his keynote address.
October 6, 2016
Atlanta Police Training Academy recruits will join the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity operations team for a neighborhood cleanup in the Verbena subdivision in Dixie Hills located in northwest Atlanta.
September 28, 2016
ATLANTA— In just two and a half weeks nearly 100 Delta employees, in partnership with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, built two new houses and made homeownership a reality for two deserving local community members. First-time homeowners A. Buggs and M. Simmons worked alongside the volunteers to each build their 1248-SF, four-bedroom/two-bathroom homes.
September 27, 2016
ATLANTA— Sixteen faith groups from across Atlanta came together under one house one recent Sunday to dedicate the group’s 10th Atlanta Habitat for Humanity home to a new homeowner. Nearly 200 volunteers from churches, synagogues and mosques have spent seven Sundays building a three-bedroom, two-bath home in southeast Atlanta for a family near Lakewood.
September 14, 2016
ATLANTA—Atlanta Habitat for Humanity was recognized as one of the top 100 best places to work at the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2016 Best Places To Work awards, Thursday, Sept. 8.
September 7, 2016
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity is pleased to welcome Jill Strickland Luse as their new Vice President of Communications. In this new role she is responsible for developing internal and external communications strategies that involve media relations, social media and marketing for the organization. As a communications leader for nearly 20 years, Strickland Luse has provided communications counsel and services to Executives, Elected Officials, local governments and non-profit organizations.
December 23, 2015
ATLANTA, GA – December 22, 2015 —Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny benefit concert for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, hosted by TDawg, will feature more than four hours of entertainment from 20 of the South’s most talented musicians on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015 at Terminal West at the King Plow Arts Center. Headliners include Joe Gransden; Tim Carbone from Railroad Earth; Colonel Bruce Hampton; Mark Van Allen; Richie Jones; Donna Hopkins; Colonel Bruce Hampton; and many more.
June 24, 2015
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity is currently seeking volunteers for the 12th Atlanta Women’s Build, a grassroots effort led by women, who raise funds to sponsor and construct an Atlanta Habitat for Humanity home for a working mother and her family. The build takes place over the course of seven Saturdays from August 15 to October 3, 2015.
June 20, 2015
[Atlanta, GA (June 20, 2015)]- Thrivent Builds Repairs and Atlanta Habitat for Humanity will team up Saturday, June 20, 2015, in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Atlanta. Thrivent and several community partners will participate in several home improvement projects on two Atlanta Habitat homes, beginning at 8 a.m.
June 9, 2015
[Atlanta, GA (June 9, 2015)] — Atlanta Habitat for Humanity is partnering with local law firms for the 10th Buildable Hours house. The build kicked off on Saturday, May 30 and will conclude on Saturday, July 18 in Southwest Atlanta.
May 8, 2015
Atlanta, GA (May 12, 2015) --- Warrick Dunn Charities (WDC) partnered with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and Aaron’s Inc. to surprise first-time homebuyer, Wanda Boykin, who is a working single mother of four.
May 5, 2015
ATLANTA, GA – May 11, 2015 – On Thursday, May 14, more than 200 associates across the Blank Family of Businesses – Atlanta Falcons, MLS Atlanta, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, AMB Sports & Entertainment, PGA TOUR Superstore and AMB Group – will take part in beautification projects throughout Atlanta’s Historic Westside neighborhoods.
February 10, 2015
ATLANTA, Ga. — February 10, 2015 — Members of Atlanta’s diverse student faith community will join together on Saturday, February 14, to break ground on a new home being built by Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.
December 30, 2014
ATLANTA – December 30, 2014 – Atlanta Habitat for Humanity is proud to announce that six families will pay-off their mortgage on Tuesday, December 30, 2014. A short, special celebration will be held on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Atlanta Habitat’s new Family Support Center at 824 Memorial Drive S.E., Atlanta, GA 30316.
December 18, 2014
ATLANTA – December 18, 2014 – Tdawg presents the 4th Annual Atlanta Holiday Hootenanny benefit concert on Sunday, December 21 at Terminal West at the King Plow Arts Center. The event will kick-off with a silent auction at 6 p.m. and Showtime begins 7 p.m. All net proceeds from the event will benefit Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.
October 2, 2014
[Atlanta, GA (October 2, 2014)] — Atlanta Habitat for Humanity installed 20 recycling bins designed specifically for placement at Atlanta Habitat’s different building sites and for their main offices and ReStore as part of a national recycling bin grant program made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation.
August 8, 2014
ATLANTA – August 8, 2014 – Atlanta Habitat for Humanity will host its second Home Cooking & Southern Hospitality Build beginning on Saturday, August 9, 2014. The house, being built in partnership with the Revell-Ellis family, will be completed on September 27, 2014.
August 2, 2014
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July 29, 2014
Calhoun, Ga. July 29, 2014— On August 2, 2014, Mohawk Flooring and Atlanta Habitat for Humanity will celebrate the fifth year of their mutual ongoing commitment to affordable housing in Atlanta with the installation of flooring in Mohawk’s 150th Habitat house.
July 14, 2014
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Group Volunteer Activities & Skill-Based Volunteering
June 30, 2014
ATLANTA – June 30, 2014 – Atlanta Habitat has announced M. Brantley Barrow as chair of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity’s board of directors for years 2014-2016. Jeff Pierce, Sr. Director of Corporate Marketing at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) also joins Atlanta Habitat as a new board member.
June 13, 2014
June 13, 2014 (Atlanta, GA) - TechBridge, a nonprofit providing affordable business and technology expertise to other nonprofits, is pleased to announce the completion of its tenth Technology Community Habitat house, in partnership with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. 280 volunteers from the technology community put down their laptops and tablets and picked up hammers and paint rollers to build a new home for a deserving family. Keys were turned over to the new homebuyer at the June 12, 2014, dedication ceremony for the home.
April 24, 2014
ATLANTA – April 24, 2014 – Peachtree Presbyterian Church will have built its 150th house with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, April 26. The dedication ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on Browns Mill Road in Atlanta.
April 21, 2014
ATLANTA – April 21, 2014 – Atlanta Habitat for Humanity paid property taxes on at least 1,300 homes for the year 2013.
April 11, 2014
AT&T Digital Life ® and Habitat for Humanity are collaborating to rebuild and revitalize communities in the U.S. The effort will kick off in Atlanta on Thursday, April 10, with AT&T employee volunteers helping build a house alongside a Habitat homeowner family. This build is one of five that will take place, with future build events planned in Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle, thanks to a $150,000 donation from Digital Life to Habitat for Humanity
October 8, 2013
ATLANTA (October 7, 2013) – The James M. Cox Foundation announced today a $250,000 grant to Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. The grant will support Atlanta Habitat’s $12 million “It Starts at Home” capital campaign to fund the purchase and renovation of a new, environmentally sustainable headquarters building. The gift will also support the construction of a new, expanded ReStore.
September 20, 2013
The Atlanta office of the Wounded Warrior Project will have 45 veterans and their families volunteering to build an Atlanta Habitat for Humanity home on Saturday, September 21 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is the first time Atlanta Habitat has partnered with an organization serving veterans.
June 27, 2013
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers and donors for the 10th anniversary celebration of the Atlanta Women’s Build (AWB). For the sixth time in 10 years, dozens of Atlanta women are scheduled to come together to construct a safe, affordable and energy-efficient home for a working Atlanta mother and her family. The 2013 project takes place over the course of seven Saturdays from Sept. 21 – Nov. 2, 2013.
June 14, 2013
ATLANTA – General Motors’ teamGM Cares employee volunteers are partnering with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity to help rebuild and revitalize a neighborhood in southeast Atlanta. The project is one of 12 that will take place across the United States thanks to a $1 million grant from the General Motors Foundation to Habitat for Humanity International.
May 28, 2013
ATLANTA May 28, 2013—Atlanta Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps members will travel to Pensacola, Fla., to participate in Habitat for Humanity International’s annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon. This Build-a-Thon is one of five taking place around the country.
April 17, 2013
ATLANTA — April 17, 2013 – Atlanta Habitat for Humanity broke ground on its new Headquarters and Family Support Center Wednesday morning at 824 Memorial Drive.
January 24, 2013
Again this year, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is proud to be a recipient of a generous donation from the Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA).The ReStore will receive healthy, hardy plants, including shrubs and trees, from WinterGreen 2013, GGIA’s trade show and conference.
December 6, 2012
On Dec. 8, Central Fulton Master Gardeners (CFMG) will celebrate its 100th Atlanta Habitat for Humanity home. By the end of this year, CFMG master gardeners will have contributed more than 1,700 volunteer hours and directed and educated over 3,500 Atlanta Habitat volunteers in landscaping and plant care.
October 1, 2012
Over the past 10 years, Atlanta Habitat’s Atlanta Interfaith Build has brought together more than 30 congregations from six religions to build homes for six Atlanta families.
September 26, 2012
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity is pleased to welcome six AmeriCorps members who have joined us to help forward our mission of affordable homeownership to qualified families in the city of Atlanta and surrounding area.
August 8, 2012
Beginning next week, dozens of Atlanta women will come together to construct a safe, energy-efficient home for a working Atlanta family. The 2012 Atlanta Women’s Build takes place Aug. 18 – Oct. 6, continuing a growing city tradition of women building Atlanta Habitat homes for women.
June 21, 2012
The Atlanta Habitat for Humanity ReStore is teaming with up popular blogger “Pretty Handy Girl” to present a dynamic workshop on Saturday, June 23, at 2:00 p.m. Brittany, aka Pretty Handy Girl, has outfitted her own home with unique items she found at the ReStore and tells how you can take diamonds in the rough and make true gems for your home. Her workshop will give people ideas on ways they can create custom items for their homes and offices.
May 17, 2012
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps National and VISTA members will travel to Dallas, Texas, May 20–26 to participate in Habitat for Humanity International’s annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon. This year’s build will engage more than 400 AmeriCorps members from 36 states and will highlight local community needs for affordable housing and the members’ service with Habitat.
March 15, 2012
The Atlanta Habitat for Humanity ReStore has received dozens of great outdoor items just in time for spring. Beginning Saturday, March 17, the ReStore will be donning green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day and the coming of the spring season.
February 29, 2012
As a result of its commitment to and work with women sponsors, volunteers, and homeowners, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity has been chosen as a tour-site for 11 senior journalists from the Caribbean who are interested in women’s empowerment.
February 21, 2012
Atlanta Habitat is pleased to announce that Dan Maddox is joining the organization as vice president of operations. Maddox comes from a 27-year career at Georgia-Pacific Corporation (GP), where he most recently has been vice president GP Harmon International, Rolls Division, India Business. Prior to his years at GP, he was senior manager at Arthur Andersen and Company (Accenture). His will begin his new position on Feb. 27.
October 21, 2011
One Atlanta homebuilder is thriving in the toughest home construction market today's builders have ever seen.
October 14, 2011
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity honors volunteer with Golden Hammer award
October 13, 2011
Habitat for Humanity got some high-profile help Thursday in southwest Atlanta.
August 19, 2011
GTAA donated more than 100 televisions to Habitat for Humanity - and Tech student-athletes and staff made it happen
August 13, 2011
Volunteers from 11 congregations and three universities will come together in Atlanta Habitat for Humanity’s first-annual Young Adult Faith Build for people in their 20s and 30s. The build will include faith communities from around the city to complete a home in seven days. Build days are Saturdays and/or Sundays from Aug. 13-Oct. 1.
July 14, 2011
Business to Business magazine names Martin and Bixler Women of Excellence
July 11, 2011
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce that women leaders Larrie Del Martin, president and CEO, and board member Susan Bixler have been selected as Women of Excellence by Business to Business magazine.
June 30, 2011
The Warrick Dunn Family Foundation (WD-FF), a public charity serving single-parent families in Atlanta, Ga., Baton Rouge, La., Tallahassee and Tampa, Fl., rewarded a single mother for achieving financial independence by becoming a first-time homebuyer through its Homes for the Holidays (HFTH) program on Thursday morning.
May 18, 2011
A new Atlanta Habitat for Humanity home will be dedicated this Saturday, May 21st, 2011 at 12 pm. This home, built for new homebuyer Betty Smith and her family, is a special home sponsored by the Atlanta Women’s Build.