Habitat for Humanity–North Central Georgia has announced the kickoff of its 2023 Women Build. Dedicated women representing a diverse cross-section of the business and civic community come together for the shared purpose of providing a safe and attainable place where parents can raise their children. Their initiative provides an opportunity to empower, develop, and expand the skills of women across our community through fellowship and friendship, fundraising and building.
“Our goal is to raise $140,000 to build an entire house from the ground up for a family in North Central Georgia,” states club president Serlin Bakotic. “It is done mostly through individual giving and corporate partnerships, which are women-owned/led or have a focus on empowering women through personal fundraising and giving, collaborative fundraising, and faith and civic partnerships in the community."
“This year, we have included a variety of activities in our monthly meetings. Each meeting, held the second Tuesday of every month, will feature a speaker who will impart knowledge of their profession or their craft, building women through engagement, promise, and presence,” according to Ms. Bakotic. These meetings are packed with information, events, speakers, and fundraising planning. “We try to make each meeting fun & engaging, with clever refreshments at all gatherings and a fun way to connect while committing to a cause in the community. We are currently recruiting new members who will participate in the activities and planning for the year.”
Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia is a non-profit, Christian housing ministry that builds affordable housing for purchase by low to moderate income families who demonstrate a capacity for responsible homeownership. Since its inception in 1995, Habitat-NCG has built, rehabbed, or repaired over 440 homes in North Fulton, Cherokee and Forsyth/Dawson counties. Partner families are required to attend educational classes related to homeownership and perform 150 sweat equity hours. They earn between 40% and 70% of the Atlanta area median income and purchase their homes through a 30-year, no-interest loan financed by Habitat-NCG. For more information regarding Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia, please visit Habitat-ncg.org.