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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A Story About A Volunteer

It was cold and windy that morning and I decided to put on my winter jacket. I knew that I was going to spend some time outside walking around the client’s house and pointing out the needed repairs, so I wanted to be warm. When I got to the client’s house and pulled in the…

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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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Lula Jobir: Our Newest Home

Lula currently lives with her 65-year old mother, Worknesh and 10-year old son, Mussab in her sister’s apartment. Lula and her son share the bedroom, and her mother sleeps in the living room. Income constraints prevent them from being able to afford a larger apartment. Lula came to United States 16 years ago as an…

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Full Circle: The Habitat for Humanity Journey of Leanne DeFrancisco

Gwinnett ReStore on 12/28/2016 {Reprinted with permission by Gwinnett ReStore} Leanne DeFrancisco learned about Habitat for Humanity from a friend of the family 18 years ago after coming to Atlanta to be closer to family, and leaving a very difficult personal situation in Florida behind. Determined to make a new life for herself and two…

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So Surely Grateful

Do you ever feel like a clown in a circus, juggling all life throws at you? When life swoops in, time flies by, and sometimes, before you know it, things are out of control. One day, you have a home in good condition. And the next, you find out the deck is no longer safe,…

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Hoofin’ for Habitat 5K (2015)

A huge Thank You goes out to the Gwinnett Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors for once again bringing Hoofin for Habitat 5K Run/Walk.  This year’s event was held on  August 29th on the Town Green in Duluth.  Town Green Duluth was a new location for the run/walk race, and Mayor of Duluth Nancy Harris served…

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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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Local Girl Scout Troop Earns Bronze Badge

Girl Scout Troop 4535 – Norcross Service Unit Receives Bronze Award for Building Birdhouses for Habitat Homeowners In order for Troop 4535 Girl Scout Juniors to earn their Bronze Award they had to complete a Girl Scout Journey.  They completed the aMuse Journey during their 1st year of Juniors.  Through the aMuse Journey our Scouts learned…

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