GA Gives on Giving Tuesday: Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity continues their mission to address the affordable housing crisis
Name: Tiffany Cadogan
Title: Operations Assistant
JONESBORO, GA [November 5, 2019] —Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) is joining over 3,000 other Georgia nonprofits this month as we participate in Georgia Gives on Giving Tuesday. Georgia Gives is a statewide event run by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits that helps the community balance holiday “getting” with community “giving.”
Georgia Gives on Giving Tuesday will take place on December 3, 2019, which is the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. SCHFH is asking the South Metro Atlanta area community to come together to help low-to-moderate income families with homeownership and home repairs in Clayton, Fayette, and Henry counties. Last year, SCHFH came very close to raising $10,000 towards home repairs for senior citizens in need. Southern Crescent Habitat is geared up to meet and exceed their $10,000 goal this year!
“Georgia gives donations are important because we have several families in need of housing,” stated Cynthia E. Jenkins, CEO of Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity. “With these funds and the help of our countless volunteers, we will focus on building throughout our communities. The shortage of affordable housing across this nation is sad and Southern Crescent Habitat is on a mission to address this crisis in the South Metro Atlanta area.”
All month long, SCHFH will share the impact of Giving Tuesday, past and present. We utilized last year’s funds from #GivingTuesday to repair the homes of three seniors in our service area. This year, we hope to help Fatoumata Kankarafou and her boys get one step closer to their dream home in Henry County. Check out her story here.
“We know that $10,000 is a tall order, but we are confident that our community can come together and raise the funds needed,” said Cynthia E. Jenkins.
Donors can give online at GAgives.org/SCHFH or mail checks to 9570 Tara Blvd. Jonesboro GA 30236, payable to “Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity.”
ABOUT SOUTHERN CRESCENT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:
Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing ministry dedicated to providing low-income families an opportunity to become successful homeowners through a program of education and support, interest free lending, and volunteer driven construction. SCHFH builds stronger families and neighborhoods by partnering with donors and volunteers to build attractive and affordable homes, repair existing homes, and to address community needs through neighborhood revitalization. Since its founding in 1986, SCHFH has built 205 homes and repaired over 170 homes.
ABOUT GA GIVES ON GIVING TUESDAY:
GAgives rooted in the Thanksgiving season, has raised more than $20.4 million in donations for over 3,000 participating Georgia nonprofits since 2012. Led by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, the GAgives initiative maintains an online fundraising platform. This initiative empowers all Georgia nonprofits to increase funds, gain new supporters, and raise awareness through one 24 hour statewide marathon giving. GAgives.org, is free to use for any registered 501c3 in the state.