Atlanta Building News
May 28, 2013

Essentials for Young Lives Drive Breaks Record!

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The greater Atlanta area showed great support for HomeAid Atlanta’s Essentials for Young Lives® Drive!  Thank you to all who supported the 12th annual drive.  You donated more than 75,000 "essential" baby items, all in an effort to help homeless moms and their babies.  This was our most successful drive to date! Items collected during the drive, held April 29 – May 6 in honor of Mother’s Day, included diapers, baby wipes, baby food and formula, and more.  HomeAid Atlanta distributed all items collected to local homeless service providers that operate transitional housing programs for homeless families and children. 

Many community groups collected goods and acted as donation drop-off sites, including the Atlanta Academy, Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta Remodelers Council, Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council, Bank of America, Boral Industries, CBRE, CharterBank, Coldwell Banker NRT Development Advisors, Creative Thunder Design, Inc., Daltile Corporation, Dunwoody Baptist Church, Dunwoody Baptist Preschool, Epworth United Methodist Church School, Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, Guaranty Mortgage, Homeside Properties, Kiwanis of Northlake-Tucker, LoanSouth Mortgage, Mast Custom Cabinets, Monte Hewett Homes, Morris, Manning & Martin, O'Kelley & Sorohan, Oneida Builders, Physiotherapy Associates, Professional Women in Building Council,  Quantum National Bank, Ryland Homes, Sharp Eye Contracting, State Bank & Trust Company, SunTrust, Sutter, McLellan & Gilbreath, Inc., Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Georgia, Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco P.C., Well Beings - Pain Relief & Peak Performance Center, Wink Couture Lashes, and WOAMTEC Lawrenceville, GA Chapter.  Thank you to all collection sites!

Volunteers from Bank of America, CBRE, UPS, Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, Creative Thunder Design, Inc., Oneida Builders, Mast Custom Cabinets, as well as community volunteers helped to sort all the donations on Wednesday, May 8.  It was a lot of work, and they were great! 

For the seventh year, UPS donated its services to assist HomeAid Atlanta in delivering the essentials around the metro area.  The donated items were a welcome sight, providing critical support to the recipient organizations and the families they serve.  Special thanks to everyone who made this year’s drive a success!  We could not have done it without you. 

Click here to view more photos from the drive.

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