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The Story of Tipsy Pig

One afternoon, Terry Lee sat down to watch some television, when a Habitat for Humanity commercial came on. He and his wife, Dale, were already active in their church, but they wanted to do more. When he saw this commercial, curiosity came over him and he immediately started to Google Habitat for Humanity. Through his…

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5 Reasons Wayback Burgers should be in your Friday plans

Have you heard of Wayback Burgers? It’s the newest burger joint near the Mall of Georgia in Buford, and it has some of the freshest and juiciest burgers around! Why should you add them to your Friday plans? Oh, let’s count thee ways! Fresh, never frozen! They might be new to the area, but the…

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Family: Taking care of each other

Building affordable homes to better those in our community is what we’ve always worked hard to accomplish. We know that helping to provide stability to a family in need highly increases the likelihood of success in all of their lives. It provides security and responsibility with a purpose. These families become our family. And who…

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Habitat is a Ministry

Gwinnett Habitat gets many requests from volunteers who want to help, but this particular email came from Habitat for Humanity International. The Finance Department from the international office in Atlanta wanted to volunteer with the home repair program called A Brush With Kindness. While their professional jobs may have been in nance, the volunteer group…

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Grant Funds and Donations Bring Community Together

Low-income elderly and disabled homeowners in Gwinnett County have friends in high places who wanted to help them remain in their homes where their support networks are. Primerica, Scott Hudgens Family Foundation, Jackson EMC Foundation and the Community Foundation for NE Georgia awarded us funding this spring to help meet the needs of these low-income…

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New Cargo Van to Ramp Up A Brush with Kindness Program

Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity will soon have a new “face” around town! Beginning in March a new high-roof cargo van will be available to support A Brush with Kindness, a home preservation and critical home repair program for low income elderly and disabled homeowners. When the A Brush with Kindness Program started a little over…

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Research suggests that giving has multiple benefits, for both the recipient and the giver. 

Consider this: Giving makes you happy. A Harvard Business School study found that giving money to someone else lifted participants’ happiness more that spending it on themselves. A similar study conducted at the National Institute of Health found that when people give to charities, it activates regions of the brain associated with pleasure, creating a…

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