“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” -Virginia Woolf Indeed, nothing forges friendships, bridges language barriers and brings people together like food. Those of us taking part in this week’s Global Village trip to Poland were reminded of food’s extraordinary power when we arrived at an apartment building…

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On Warsaw’s cobblestone alleys, along the banks of the Vistula River, you’ll find one of the city’s oldest – and most charming – squares. Old Town’s distinctively colorful buildings, medieval architecture and galleries, street vendors and Polish eateries make for a picture-perfect afternoon. “It’s impossible,” someone once wrote of Old Town, “to not fall in…

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GREETINGS, FROM POLAND A lawyer from Philadelphia. A comedian from New York. A college student who knows first-hand the blessing of a Habitat for Humanity home. These are just some of the folks who will be joining me in Warsaw this week as we finish building a home for a Polish family. The family of…

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A New ReStore in DeKalb County On November 6, 2015 the ribbon was cut and a new ReStore joined the Habitat for Humanity family. This ReStore opening was especially exciting for us at Habitat for Humanity-DeKalb because a portion of the proceeds will benefit our efforts in DeKalb County. Please see store information below to visit,…

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On October 31, 2015, we held a Homebuyer Workshop in partnership with Operation Hope. It was an informative event for our family partners, past Habitat applicants, and other families from our community.  All of the families received important information about the home buying process.  This included learning about down payment and closing cost assistance programs, how…

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The Mission Continues and Wounded Warrior Atlanta Platoon engages local Veterans to complete service projects in the Atlanta area. Their first service project on a Habitat site took place on July 10th in Lithonia with Habitat for Humanity-DeKalb. We were fortunate that a lot of the members had previous construction experience which made for a very productive…

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Legendary UGA Quarterback Eric Zeier served as our Master of Ceremonies for the Golden Hammer Awards celebrated on  June 11th. We celebrated at the historic Callanwolde Fine Arts Center for the second year in a row. We were joined by our dedicated donors, volunteers, community leaders, and family partners to celebrate our accomplishments of 2014-2015. There…

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Once again, Habitat for Humanity-DeKalb was one of 300 affiliates that took part in Women Build sponsored by Lowe’s. On the day before Mother’s Day, over 20 women came together to help support the dream of home ownership for a Habitat family. The women worked on the Third Street home. They were able to complete…

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National Women Build Week by the numbers According to our recent affiliate survey, the 2015 National Women Build Week had the highest volunteer participation to date. More than 23,000 volunteers took part in our eighth annual event, compared to around 12,500 volunteers last year. Here are a few other highlights from the survey: 621 homes were…

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Carol Hill lives in a sky-blue bungalow in one of Clarkston’s central neighborhoods, just a few steps away from the Clarkston Community Center. She has lived in the same home since 1976. Her late husband, Joe, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the DeKalb County Police. So when Officer Nathaniel Lucas came by…

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