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ReStore opens in Doraville!

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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Homebuyer Workshop with Operation Hope

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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Mission Continues and Wounded Warrior Project

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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Golden Hammer Awards and Reception 2015

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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Women Build 2015

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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2015: Highest Volunteer Participation in Women Build

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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Veterans Build in Clarkston

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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SunTrust Sponsors Third Street House

These bankers sure can swing a hammer! Habitat for Humanity – DeKalb is deeply grateful for the generous team at SunTrust for dedicating their time, talents, and resources to serve as a whole house sponsor for the Third Street home in Stone Mountain. This will soon be the home of the Searles family making their…

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New Homeowners enjoying once vacant, now renovated home!

A family of four is enjoying a once-vacant home that has been renovated and donated to them. On July 26, the Dukuly-Sasay family, along with Habitat for Humanity—DeKalb, house sponsors and volunteers celebrated the completion of the home. The house was donated by Bank of America to Habitat for Humanity—DeKalb, which renovated the home for…

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Building Community in Clarkston

It takes a village to raise a child.  This was illustrated on June 26th at Indian Creek Elementary School in Clarkston.  Taking a break from their summer vacation, the Indian Creek Elementary School faculty was out in force with our partners from Fannie Mae’s SERVE team.  If that was not enough, our supportive partners from…

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