Jan Hadden leaves legacy on Family Selection Committee

Members of the Gwinnett Habitat staff and Homeowner Selection Committee said a bittersweet goodbye last month to one of our long-term volunteers, Jan Hadden. For 14 years Jan has been involved in the homeowner selection process and had served as Committee Chair until 2016. In a final note of appreciation, Hadden shared, “Saying goodbye to…

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A Typical ABWK Client

Occasionally, people ask for descriptions regarding the type and number of clients served by A Brush With Kindness, ABWK. While there is a count for the number of elderly clients served (nearly 80%), and the number of families versus single individuals (75% versus 25%), statistics do not adequately describe a typical ABWK client. For example, there is not…

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Volunteers needed for 30th Anniversary Event! Are you in?!

It’s our birthday and we are ready to party! But more importantly, we are celebrating 30 Years of helping Gwinnett residents build a better future! We have a fun 30th celebration event coming up and as a result, there will be many past and current homeowners, sponsors, and volunteers in attendance. So, we need your…

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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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When butterflies appear

Tomorrow we are dedicating Gwinnett home #134 in Loganville to Jaime Paige and her four children. Her experience with this build and homeownership is one that will leave your heart full of joy and excitement for their future. After a period of many bad times, including homelessness, Jaime has been able to see the light…

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Volunteer Spotlight – John Fitzharris

April, 2015 For the past 15 years, John Fitzharris has helped build homes for 105 of Gwinnett County’s families in need.   After working as one of the Thursday Crew at Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity, John, a Gwinnett County resident himself, will be leaving Georgia to embark upon a new adventure in Columbia, South Carolina. “Fitz,”…

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Meet the New Homeowners : The Biks

The Bik Family Van Bik is a hard working family man who was looking to gather his family together under one roof. For some time he was a single father left to raise children alone. He has remarried, and he and wife Helleni, and have 2 children which makes them a family of 6. The…

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Construction

Gwinnett Habitat takes pride in utilizing quality materials and the most recent green building techniques in the construction of our energy-efficient, affordable homes. House leaders are part of our full-time construction staff and serve as site supervisors on each build site. Each house leader works closely with the home buyer, volunteers, and sponsors to ensure…

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Nurturing Our Community

Gwinnett Habitat’s home repair program, A Brush With Kindness (ABWK), serves many clients that are elderly and/or disabled. In fact, nearly 50% of the clients fit this description. For many of these individuals, they need more than a simple repair to their home. For example, some do not own a car and rely on friends…

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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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