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Habitat for Humanity-North Central GA has a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Please help us achieve this vision by supporting our campaign.

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Home is Where the Start is.  Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia has a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.  We believe in this vision because we know shelter is about more than four walls and a roof. A safe, affordable home changes lives… especially the lives of the children moving into our Habitat homes.

A home helps children stay healthier.  A home helps children feel secure.  A home helps children do better in school, and that helps them do better in life.  A home helps families achieve financial stability and reach for new horizons.

POTENTIAL  Homeowner surveys reveal a 79% high school graduation rate among Habitat-NCG families’ children compared to a graduation rate of 63.4% among economically disadvantaged students in GA. Many of our children go on to receive college scholarships and to complete their college degrees at local community colleges and four-year colleges.

EDUCATION  60% of Habitat-NCG families said their children’s performance in school improved after moving into their home.  Education even carries over to parents in the family, with 45.5% of them reporting that they have tried to further their own education since becoming a Habitat homeowner.

OPPORTUNITY  A decent home is a new beginning with a bright future ahead.  Just ask Habitat Homeowner, Victor Rodriguez-Mora, who recently became a U.S. citizen!  In Victor's words, "I feel so blessed... God has provided us with everything that we could ever wish for -- a house, a family, awesome friends, and an American dream come true. I only dreamed of coming to America as a boy.  But I never thought that this is the life I would have.”

STABILITY  Many of our children faced changing schools each year, moving from place to place every few months, and unsafe or crowded living conditions prior to moving into their Habitat homes.  More stability for their children is often one of the things for which our homeowners are most grateful. “I’m looking most forward to having a stable home where my children will never have to switch schools or lose friends again.  A stable, safe home that is all ours!” - Melanie Palffy

When we envision a community with decent, affordable housing for all, we see the faces of those who will benefit most… the children of Cherokee, Dawson, Forsyth, and North Fulton Counties who will grow up safer, happier, and healthier in the Habitat houses you help build.  With your help we can offer more of our Habitat children a “hand up,” not a “hand out” by helping their families find safe, affordable houses to call a home.  Help make this vision a reality by donating today!

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