Georgia Gives on Giving Tuesday: Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity is fundraising to impact their mission
Name: Elizabeth Duncan
Title: Operations Assistant
JONESBORO, GA [November 1, 2018] —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 happen this year on November 27th, 2018, 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. This year, SCHFH hopes to hit the $10,000 goal to build impact to our mission.
“Georgia gives donations are important because we have several families on our wait list for home repairs.” stated by Cynthia E. Jenkins, CEO of Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity. “Without these funds we will not be able to help them with the home repairs that are critical to their safety. We want them to be safe and warm this upcoming winter.”
All month long, SCHFH will be highlighting some inspiring stories from our Habitat families. Ms. Juwarn Gray has been residing in her Habitat home for 15 years in College Park. Mr. Walter Prayor, a senior living in Fayette county that until last year has been using an outhouse his entire life. Ms. Martina Simmons residing in the Clayton county area started her relationship with us as an individual that received assistance with her critical home repair but now holds a seat as board member for our organization.
“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 schabitat.org/gagives 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 200 homes and repaired over 150 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.