Caleb Robinson is a senior at Woodward Academy who has a passion to help his community. Serving as the Youth Engagement Intern at Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity, he has done everything from build walls to generate creative ideas.
Caleb decided to enlist the help of his friends and fellow members of The Lake Spivey Chapter of Jack and Jill to help a family get one step closer to living in their own home. The group painted and built a shed for our next homeowner in McDonough, GA. With the help of fellow students, Caleb and The Lake Spivey Chapter of Jack and Jill were able to raise over $2,150!
Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity builds affordable homes and completes home repairs for income-qualified families, who need a hand up, not a handout. Through education and financial literacy, families are prepared to be successful homeowners. By partnerships with volunteers and donors in Henry, Clayton and Fayette Counties, their mission of building homes, communities and hope is possible. Since 1986, we have built, renovated and repaired more than 400 homes. For more information, please visit us at www.schabitat.org.
https://www.schabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/bOyv87urqpHAxvTDmStIyelm8Z8TrhVZP4HLGO99-scaled.jpg20972560developmenthttp://www.schabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SCHabitat_LogoMain_Black.pngdevelopment2022-11-30 14:52:442022-11-30 14:52:45The Lake Spivey Chapter of Jack and Jill Thanksgiving Build
This #GivingTuesday Southern Crescent Habitat hopes to surpass our $50,000 goal with your help!
Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity is on a mission to ensure that individuals in Clayton, Henry, and Fayette counties don’t have to choose between which basic necessity they are able to provide for their families. Because of our homeownership and home repair programs, many of the families we partner with are able to focus on adequate heath care instead of spending the majority of their income on housing or repairs.
Housing and health equity are deeply intertwined. Poor housing conditions and the lack of affordable housing are associated with negative health outcomes. In Georgia, 1 in 7 households are severely cost-burdened — those spending more than 50% of their income on housing — and devote 57% less of their total expenditures to health care than non-cost-burdened households at similar income levels.
Whether through campaigns for our essential workers or ensuring that or older population is able to age in place, we know housing has a huge impact on health. In fact, it’s proven that providing access to stable and affordable housing improves health and reduces health care costs.
As we celebrate 36 years of building homes and hope, we know that the work we do is only possible because of your support! Your gifts have impacted thousands of individuals, giving them healthy environments to thrive and building a community of neighbors – but there is still much work to do.
Your gift today means families like Nilka’s and Shaneeka’s will have a stable, healthy foundation on which to build a future. As seen throughout the pandemic, home is vital to your health and we are doing our part to build healthy homes through our programs.
Giving Tuesday is November 29th and Southern Crescent Habitat invites you to join us as we continue to build healthy homes in the South Metro Atlanta region
Give. Now through November 29th, go to www.schabitat.org/gagives and donate. You can also support our organization by joining a committee, starting a fundraiser, or volunteer on a build site. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.
Spread the word. Encourage your friends and family to join you in creating real impact on November 29th by sharing what our mission means to you and why you support our organization . Make sure to use hashtags #BuildwithSCHabitat #GAgives #GivingTuesday #gagenerosity and tag us so we can share!
ABOUT SOUTHERN CRESCENT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:
Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing ministry that helps low-income families find opportunity, achieve stability, and improve their quality of life. SCHFH builds stronger families and neighborhoods by partnering with donors and volunteers to construct attractive and affordable homes, to repair existing homes, and to address community needs through neighborhood revitalization. Since its founding in 1986, SCHFH has helped over 430 families with homeownership and home repairs.
ABOUT GA GIVES ON GIVING TUESDAY:
GAgives, rooted in the Thanksgiving season, has raised more than $13.5 million in donations for nearly 2,700 Georgia nonprofits since 2012. Led by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, the GAgives initiative maintains an online fundraising platform, GAgives.org, free to use for any registered 501c3 in the state; it also helps teach and mobilize everyone with a stake in the community – organizations, corporate sponsors, government agencies, media partners, and citizens – to raise awareness and support for nonprofits.
https://www.schabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/GA-Gives-teaser-post-1.png500500developmenthttp://www.schabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SCHabitat_LogoMain_Black.pngdevelopment2022-11-01 15:23:182022-11-01 16:18:52We’re Building Healthy Homes this Giving Tuesday!
Our Inaugral Homecoming Week will take place October 3rd-8th, 2022. Check out all the great events and come celebrate with us! Please download our #CostofHome flyer and take a photo for our socials Monday, October 3rd. Celebrate at our Alumni Mixer October 4th, Sign-a-Stud at our ReStore event Thursday Oct. 6th. Join us Friday, Oct. 7th for Markysa’s home dedication, and finally join us Oct. 8th at our Restore for our anniversary sale and tailgate experience! You don’t want to miss this! We’re so excited to celebrate with you!
Please click above to download the #costofhome flyers.
Southern Crescent Habitat is excited to welcome new partnerships! Not only are these companies and organizations serving their communities, but they are supporting our mission! Without partners, Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity would not be able to celebrate 36 years of building homes, communities, and hope. In the last quarter, we’ve had the pleasure to welcome Georgia Power, Anning-Johnson, Collective Insights, Clayton State Alumni Association and More Perfect Union.
More Perfect Union
More Perfect Union joined us on the build site to continue working on our 214th and 215th homes. They joined us on the wall building and raising in our Hannah Springs location in Lovejoy. Our homeowner Shakilya even joined us for a little sweat equity..
Our long time partners, Collective Insights, joined us back at our Hannah Springs site to continue working on lots 14 and 15. Our future homeowner Nilka was excited to see the walls go up and even read a few of the messages that our ReStore customers left during our last sign-the-stud event.
Georgia Power | 2022 Annual Partner | Beloved Community Build
Georgia Power joined us for a Beloved Community Build on Friday, July 8th. As an Annual Partner, they are committed to our mission and will join us for four builds throughout the year. Georgia Power built walls and worked in our Hannah Springs subdivision in Lovejoy on this day of service.
Our friends at Anning-Johnson Company joined us on our build site to put up siding in our Hannah Springs neighborhood on September 15th and 16th. Siding going up means we’re getting closer to our families being able to move in!
Clayton State Alumni Association
The Clayton State Alumni Association joined us September 24th at our Hannah Springs location to kick off their Alumni Week! How cool was it that they were able to give back while painting the home of a fellow Laker!
https://www.schabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/307137768_465337252306514_2011018847882668953_n.jpg13672048developmenthttp://www.schabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SCHabitat_LogoMain_Black.pngdevelopment2022-09-26 12:10:482022-09-27 11:34:03Southern Crescent Welcomes New Partnerships
Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity hosted our inaugural 100 Women Who L.E.A.D. Kickoff Breakfast on September 13th at Living Faith Tabernacle in Forest Park, GA. The event was a great opportunity for women to network and learn more about our mission.
Shaneeka Grant, our newest homeowner, shared her family’s journey and how Southern Crescent Habitat helped her fulfill a life long dream of homeownership. By the end of her testimony, the room was filled with tears and applause. The face of housing affordability is changing and Ms. Grant is a prime example of how everyone could use a hand up.
Barbara Coleman, a past Women Build Ambassador, shared her Southern Crescent Habitat experience and encouraged other women to get involved in their community.
100 Women Who L.E.A.D. (Link, Empower, Advocate, Donate) is an initiative created by our CEO, Cynthia Jenkins. The goal is to draw women from Clayton, Henry, and Fayette counties who may not be able to volunteer regularly, but believe in our vision that everyone deserves a decent place to live. Each member will donate $100 quarterly to a Habitat initiative in each county. That’s 4 events, $400, for a forever impact! One of the biggest events hosted by the 100 Women is our annual Women Build.
https://www.schabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/DSC_4165_1.jpg13572048developmenthttp://www.schabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SCHabitat_LogoMain_Black.pngdevelopment2022-09-13 16:00:002022-09-23 16:00:00100 Women Who L.E.A.D. Kickoff Breakfast a success!
Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity is excited to share that we were selected as a recipient of the Lowe’s Housing Plus Grant. This funding is a part of Lowe’s partnership renewal with Habitat for Humanity that includes a donation of $2.5 million to support 100 local Habitat organizations undertaking home repair and rehab projects across the U.S.
This year, 100 local Habitat affiliates will complete 628 projects, including 67 critical home repairs, 276 home preservations, and 285 housing plus projects to provide aging-in-place solutions that help make homes safe and accessible.
Helping families, fixing homes
Across our country access to quality, affordable home repair, and modification services are almost inaccessible to those with low to moderate incomes. With the support of this grant, we will be able to further help families in Clayton, Henry, and Fayette counties address critical health and safety issues in their homes.
Lowe’s and Habitat began their partnership in 2003. Since then, Lowe’s has supported many of the global housing nonprofit’s efforts, including the Women Build Program and Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program. Lowe’s has also supported Habitat’s Cost of Home national advocacy campaign and sponsored local Habitat builds and employee volunteer days, in addition to providing affiliate grants and donated products. Lowe’s commitment through 2022 will bring the company’s total contributions to Habitat to more than $84 million.
https://www.schabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/download.png137367developmenthttp://www.schabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SCHabitat_LogoMain_Black.pngdevelopment2022-07-28 15:50:432022-07-28 15:50:45Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity receives grant from Lowe’s!
Novelis and Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity have joined forces for an initiative to encourage our local communities to recycle more. Novelis is providing recycling bins and monetary grants to help Habitat for Humanity increase neighborhood sustainability across the U.S. and Canada. Novelis and Habitat for Humanity have also joined forces for an initiative to encourage local communities to recycle more. Novelis is a global producer of aluminum rolled products and recycler of aluminum. Their employees have volunteered on various Habitat house builds and have initiated fundraisers to help build homes in partnership with families in their communities.
Southern Crescent joins the fun
Here at Southern Crescent, we take recycling seriously. We joined this partnership with Novelis to help build more homes for families in need. Each can we collect helps build homes in our areas of Fayette, Clayton, and Henry counties. We can’t do this without you. Please bring in your aluminum cans to our ReStore at 1465 GA-20, McDonough, GA 30253 or schedule a pickup from our office. Schedule a time to drop off your cans between Tuesday – Thursday at our office or our ReStore. We will be collecting cans until the end of the year. Thank you for your support in helping our families.
https://www.schabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/1-e1657206299312.png200600developmenthttp://www.schabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SCHabitat_LogoMain_Black.pngdevelopment2022-07-07 11:06:212022-07-13 14:09:59Cans for Homes
Our entire staff had the opportunity to attend the Habitat for Humanity International 2022 Affiliate Conference. Not only did we have a blast, we came back with a better understanding of how to serve those in need of safe, affordable housing.
Women Build Panel
During the Affiliate Conference, we had the opportunity to speak on our booming Women Build program and it’s impact on women in our community. Our CEO, Cynthia Jenkins, and Development Director, Tiffany Cadogan joined our friend from the Honolulu Habitat Affiliate on a panel about Women Build! Tiffany shared ideas on engagement and the experience, while Cynthia talked about our 100 Women Who L.E.A.D initiative.
Our COO, Liz Duncan, was also featured in a Housing Plus session discussing our thriving Home Repair program!
Malachi 3:10 Award
We were one of the few Habitat for Humanity affiliates to be presented with the Malachi 3:10 award at the international conference this year! This award is given to Habitat affiliates who have a lifetime tithe contribution of $500,000. This means so much to us because we get to see our tithes in action. Being able to help others build affordable, safe housing is why we do this. Our tithes have helped over 140 families internationally!
https://www.schabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/IMG-5802.jpg15362048developmenthttp://www.schabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SCHabitat_LogoMain_Black.pngdevelopment2022-04-18 10:00:002022-06-15 13:38:13Habitat for Humanity International 2022 Affiliate Conference
If you have a visually-impaired family member coming to stay with you for any period of time, you should make a few modifications to prepare your home for his stay. Some home modifications will help him feel more independent and confident, and others will help prevent falls and accidents. Of course, you can make modifications that fit any budget, and we share a few suggestions below to help you prepare your home for a visually-impaired family member.
Evaluate Your Home’s Current Condition
There may be some aspects of your home that you don’t realize could pose a challenge to a loved one with a visual impairment. That’s why the first step of preparing your home for him should be a walk-through to determine potential hazards and problem areas. Try to walk through your home as though you are in the shoes of your loved one. If there is a piece of carpeting that is worn and trips you, now is the time to repair or replace it because it poses a tripping hazard to your loved one. If you go out of your way to avoid bumping into a chair leg that is in the walking path of our living room, rearrange your furniture to eliminate the hazard.
Try walking through your hallway or up your stairs at night without turning on any lights. Is there any clutter that blocks your way or trips you? Organize your belongings and put everything in a designated place, or if you find that your home is overly cluttered, consider moving some items to your garage or into storage. Should there be a night light in your hallway to make corners more visible? Install one wherever there needs to be more lighting. Are there cords running across the floor that will trip your loved one? Move them or tape them along the baseboard to eliminate potential falls.
Remember to Check the Exterior of Your Home
Your loved one will spend time outdoors, so you need to make home modifications outside as well as inside. Again, evaluate your property from the perspective of your loved one. Try to walk on your sidewalk at night. If vegetation trips you or blocks sidewalk lights, trim it. Add a handrail to both sides of stairways, especially those leading to decks and porches. Add exterior lighting to increase visibility in the driveway and the yard.
Lighting plays a major role in helping people with a visual impairment complete tasks and avoid accidents. Resist the urge to put bright lights and the highest wattage light bulbs in every fixture in your home. People with visual impairment often have light sensitivity and do not need abundant amounts of light. Rather, they prefer natural light and often require sheer window coverings or adjustable blinds so they can filter and redirect light as needed.
Add lighting to areas where your loved one with a visual impairment will complete tasks and spend time reading or working on a hobby. Task lighting is recommended, as are lamps with adjustable necks and those with shades that help direct the light to work areas. Your loved one also may require specialized lamps or bulbs to increase contrast and reduce glare; work with him and his doctor to determine what you need to do to make the lighting in your home work for him.
Glare also poses a problem for people with visual impairments. Arrange furniture so that the back is to windows and light falls over the person’s shoulder. Reposition mirrors and glass-fronted cabinets that reflect the sun’s light or lamp light and produce a glare. Avoid using products that make your floors and tabletops shiny. Again, sheer window coverings and adjustable blinds are helpful in reducing glare.
Preparing your home for a loved one with a visual impairment should begin with you evaluating the inside and outside of the home from his perspective. Then, make accommodations to prevent tripping and falling and increase lighting to improve visibility.
https://www.schabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/asdf.jpg198300schabitathttp://www.schabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SCHabitat_LogoMain_Black.pngschabitat2017-05-18 12:03:362017-05-18 12:03:36How to Prepare for a Visually-Impaired Family Member
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOVEJOY, GA [May 4, 2017] — Hundreds of women will gather in Lovejoy, Georgia for Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build during the week leading up to Mother’s Day as part of Lowe’s National Women Build Week.
National Women Build week is an annual event, now in its 10th year, during which thousands of women across the nation come together to build for their local Habitat for Humanity affiliates.
Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008, and each year provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes volunteers and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills. This year, Lowe’s contributed nearly $2 million to National Women Build Week. Since its partnership began in 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to Habitat and helped nearly 6,500 families improve their living conditions.
For this year’s Women Build week, Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity will be hosting volunteers from the Atlanta Dream, Habitat for Humanity International, South Metro Association of Realtors, Victory Tabernacle Church International, and more groups. The build will be held in honor of the late Robin Jarvis of Mrs. Sparky’s Electric, a longtime friend and volunteer for Southern Crescent Habitat. The event is a safe-haven for women to practice, excel, and build for other women. Volunteers will be working on the homes for 5 new future Habitat homeowners in Lovejoy, Georgia. Building will take place on May 6th, May 9th, May 11th, and May 12th from 9am-3pm.
About Southern Crescent Habitat For Humanity
Southern Crescent Habitat For Humanity (SCHFH) helps low-income families find opportunity, stability and improve their quality of life. SCHFH builds stronger families and neighborhoods by partnering with donors and volunteers to construct attractive and affordable homes, to repair existing homes, and to address community needs through comprehensive neighborhood revitalization. SCHFH also launched a youth program in 2016, providing safe, educational, and fun learning spring break and summer camp opportunities for kids ages 10 and up. Since its founding in 1986, SCHFH has impacted over 330 families in South Metro Atlanta.
For more information on how to get involved or how to qualify for a Habitat home, visit schabitat.org or call 770.477.2367. Follow us on Twitter (@schabitatfh), follow us on Instagram (@schabitatfh), and like us on Facebook.
http://www.schabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SCHabitat_LogoMain_Black.png00schabitathttp://www.schabitat.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SCHabitat_LogoMain_Black.pngschabitat2017-05-04 10:28:182018-01-11 11:40:14Hundreds of Women to Build in Lovejoy, Georgia as part of 10th annual National Women Build Week
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.