Giving Back to The Drake Village and Georgia Elementary Schools
Home pros renovate nonprofit shelters and repay lunch debts.
Volunteers from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and South Haven Builders partnered with nonprofit HomeAid Atlanta in fall 2018 to completely renovate the interior of one of the buildings in The Drake Village, a program of The Drake House nonprofit. Families in need that have successfully graduated from the initial free-housing program by The Drake House move into The Drake Village while learning to become self-sufficient and paying scalable rent. Thanks to the collaboration, as of February 2019, Building 40 in The Drake Village now has more than double the number of rooms available. The area now boasts two eight-unit apartment buildings that can be used as a long-term housing solution by graduates of The Drake House Program. HomeAid builder captain Ryan Swallow volunteered for a HomeAid Care Day in 2015 before making the commitment to renovate the facility this past winter. “It’s one thing to help out for just a day, but to see this project come to fruition and see the first families move in really brought home to me the value of giving,” Ryan says. As a dedicated partner of The Drake House, HomeAid Atlanta has now worked on four renovations with
the charity. Want to get involved but not a home improvement pro? Participate in a Care Day on May 16 and 17 or June 14 and help with landscaping, assisting with minor repairs, and more. 10500 Clara Dr., Roswell.
President and CEO of Perimeter Roofing, Todd Price is out to assure every student receives a hot school lunch regardless of their financial situation. The caring contractor has made it his mission to pay off the student lunch debt of all 1,322 elementary schools in the state of Georgia. Since the establishment of the company’s nonprofit arm, Perimeter Cares, its cleared the negative balance of more than 40 schools—about $21,000! Support the #SchoolLunchChallenge by donating online at PerimeterCares.org.