Cans for Homes

Joining the Cars for Homes Novelis partnership

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.

Habitat for Humanity opens McDonough ReStore

Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity’s latest venture opens today.

The new ReStore is a 19,000-square-foot retail space near the intersection of Avalon Parkway and Ga. Highway 20 that sells donated hard goods, home furnishings and maintenance materials at a reduced price. Proceeds from sales go back into the services that Habitat provides.

Melissa Chapman, CEO of Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity told the McDonough City Council in July a Habitat ReStore typically employs as many as 15 people.

“Home ownership really makes a difference in a community and supports a community’s health and stability,” she said. “We help families have a safe, decent and affordable house to live in.”

Habitat does not build and give away free homes, but rather builds a partnership with new homeowners, requiring them to participate with a “sweat equity”-type investment while teaching principles such as home maintenance and financial literacy.

In exchange, families receive affordable housing they might not otherwise have the opportunity to purchase.

Following the announcement in July, McDonough Mayor Billy Copleland said, “We are so excited to have this here,” adding that Habitat serves “important needs in the community.”

Habitat for Humanity describes ReStores as “nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price.”

New ReStore to benefit local Habitat for Humanity efforts

  The Southern Crescent’s Habitat for Humanity has had a presence in Henry County for 26 years and will now offer an even bigger impact with it’s new ReStore, to open on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in McDonough.

 Remodeling the kitchen and not sure what to do with your old cabinets? Changing out your curtains or appliances and looking to donate them? The Habitat ReStore is looking for donations of gently used home décor, furniture, paint, building supplies, tools and other items to be sold in the store, with the proceeds going to support Habitat for Humanity’s mission of providing decent and affordable housing to those in need.

  Melissa Chapman, Chief Executive Officer for the Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity, said the ReStore will offer a unique opportunity for the organization to have a physical presence in the community, which it has served for well over two decades.

  One of more than 700 stores of its kind across the United States, the 19,000 square foot space will feature a large sales floor as well as offices for staff and a room to serve as a meeting place.

  “The space will lend itself not only to the store and offices, but other community events and classes for participants and volunteers,” said Chapman.

  Chapman said the store is going to be a wonderful resource to those looking for a good bargain.

  “It’s going to be a treasure hunter’s paradise,” said Chapman. “We have a lot of DIYers who will be able to find great deals and unique items.”

  She said the store is looking for donations of hard goods, and even leftover building supplies, from individuals, contractors or businesses, and donations are tax deductible.

  “The store is going to build homes and hope in our community, and give us an opportunity to serve families in a way we never have before,” she said.

  The Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is located at 465 Highway 20 West, McDonough, Georgia 30253, near Avalon Church. To schedule a free pick-up of donated goods, call 678-782-5111. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning on December 7.

SCHFH Bringing Habitat ReStore to Henry County

City leaders learned McDonough will be home to Habitat for Humanity’s latest venture — a ReStore.

Melissa Chapman, CEO of Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity, told the city council Monday evening, if all goes according to plans, the home store will be open by October.

Chapman said she came to the council meeting to “share exciting news for McDonough and our entire community.”

Plans call for a 19,000-square feet facility in an existing building adjacent to Avalon Church on Ga. 20.

She said typically a Habitat ReStore employs at least five workers and could have as many 10 new jobs available.

Chapman said the ReStore will accept donations for hard goods, home furnishings and maintenance materials, then sell the items at a reduced price, putting the money back into the services that Habitat provides.

“Home ownership really makes a difference in a community and supports a community’s health and stability,” she said. “We help families have a safe, decent and affordable house to live in.”

Habitat does not build and give away free homes, but rather builds a partnership with new homeowners, requiring them to participate with a “sweat equity”-type investment while teaching principles such as home maintenance and financial literacy.

In exchange, families receive affordable housing they might not otherwise have the opportunity to purchase.

Following the announcement, McDonough Mayor Billy Copleland said, “We are so excited to have this here,” adding that Habitat serves “important needs in the community.”

Habitat for Humanity describes its ReStores as “nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price.”

Habitat for Humanity is accepting donations for the ReStore that include:

• Appliances (no older than eight years), Dishwashers (no older than five years), Range Tops, Ovens, Microwaves (no older than five years), Washing Machines, Dryers, Refrigerators, Range Hoods, Small Appliances (toasters, blenders, etc.), Water Heaters, Furnaces, Air Conditioners

Furniture items being accepted as donations that will be available at the ReStore when it opens include:

Sofas, Chairs (living room, office, recliner, etc.) Tables (dining room, side), Dressers, Bed,  Frames, Coffee/End Tables, Entertainment Centers, Filing Cabinets, Bookshelves

*Note: Upholstered furniture cannot have any stains, tears or pet damage in order to be accepted for resale.

Home decor items being accepted include:

Books (no encyclopedias or textbooks), Dishes, Glassware, Baskets, Knick-knacks

Lighting that is in working condition will be accepted including:

Hanging Chandeliers, Floor and Table lamps, Lamp shades in good condition, Track Lighting, Ceiling Fans

Other donated items needed for the ReStore include:

Kitchen Cabinets, Bathroom Cabinets, Countertops (only with cabinets, unless they are granite countertops), Double Hung Windows, Picture Windows, Bay Windows (complete with all sashes)

*Note: All windows must be aluminum clad or vinyl replacement only.

Doors (In Frame), Plywood, Insulation, Unused Lumber, Trim, Brick/Block, Fencing, FlooringTile (no broken pieces), Linoleum (new only), Carpet (new or gently used, minimum room size, no small pieces unless carpet tiles), Wood, Area Rugs (new or gently used), Hardware, Hinges, Cabinet, Knobs, Door Knobs/Deadbolts, Electrical, Hardware, Plumbing, Hardware, Plumbing Supplies, Toilets, Sinks and Faucets, Tubs, and Pipe

Individuals, businesses or organizations wanting to make donations are encouraged to call ahead of time to make arrangements. Call 770-477-2367 or email Cameron Ross at cameron.ross@schabitat.org. Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity offices are located at 9870 Tara Blvd. in Jonesboro.

SCHH serves Henry, Clayton and Fayette counties.