HomeAid Atlanta Hosts Most Successful Fundraising Drive to Date


Earlier this month, Gilbert & Sheppard Group was honored to participate in the 2014 HomeAid Atlanta’s Essentials for Young Lives® Drive, benefiting local organizations providing housing and supportive services to homeless families and young children.

This was the most successful fundraising drive to date for the organization, according to Jean Hilyard, Executive Director: “We more than doubled our prior collection record, with over 155,000 items donated for homeless and low-income infants, toddlers, and their mothers, with a value of almost $45,000.”

Just before Mother’s Day, the items collected were distributed to nonprofit organizations in greater Atlanta, many with facilities that have been built in partnership with HomeAid Atlanta, such as Action Ministries (Atlanta), Atlanta Dream Center (Atlanta), Community Advanced Practice Nurses (Atlanta), Decatur Cooperative Ministry (Decatur), Genesis Shelter (Atlanta), HavenATL (Atlanta), HomeStretch (Roswell), My House (Cherokee County), Nicholas House (Atlanta), Our House (Decatur), Out of Darkness (Atlanta), Partnership Against Domestic Violence (Atlanta), Phoenix Pass (Conyers), Rainbow Village (Duluth), Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers (Atlanta), and The Drake House (Roswell).

For more information about how you can donate to HomeAid, the nonprofit organization operating in affiliation with the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, please check www.homeaidatlanta.org.