16 Aug YPG Participates in HomeAid Care Day
On August 16, the GAHBA’s Young Professionals Group joined HomeAid Atlanta for a Care Day at Solomon’s Temple, a facility that provides housing and support programs for homeless women and their children. Volunteers from McMichael & Gray and Delta Sigma Theta sorority alumnae also helped with the project.
HomeAid Care Days provide free of-charge maintenance and repairs for nonprofit facilities serving Atlanta’s homeless population. For the Care Day at Solomon’s Temple, volunteers worked together to repaint the first floor of the facility, including the children’s wing. Bright colors were chosen to make the children’s areas cheerful, and all paint was generously donated by Sherwin-Williams, a national sponsor of HomeAid America.
The work of HomeAid volunteers and paint donations provided a savings of $6,000 for Solomon’s Temple. Instead of going toward facility maintenance, these savings can benefit Solomon’s Temple residents by providing basic needs, as well as programs promoting financial literacy, parenting empowerment, and much more.
Courtney Rogers of Denim Marketing, 2019 Chair of the Young Professionals Group, spent the day painting at Solomon’s Temple and said it was a rewarding experience. “I appreciate what HomeAid does and the ways I’m able to help,” she said. “It’s so nice to have such an effective, hands-on way to give back within the building industry and really make a tangible difference in so many people’s lives.”
This was HomeAid’s fifth Care Day at Solomon’s Temple since 2015. HomeAid plans to host another Care Day in November to complete interior and exterior work with the Georgia Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.