Volunteering at the Fuller Center of Atlanta

John Jackson helps out at the LifeCycle Building Center

John Jackson volunteers at the LifeCycle Building Center

John Jackson learned of The Fuller Center while in the parking lot of Labor Ready, waiting for his job assignment for the day. He did not get assigned that day, so he asked if he could volunteer. Since May, he has been working 40 plus hours per week organizing the  warehouse and preparing to open the Fuller Center LifeCycle Building Center. On June 19, 2010, John made the first sales to Karen Greenleaf. Karen was so excited about the Center that she has begun volunteering to help with getting the inventory online using our new Storesonline Software donated by Charitable Connections, Inc.

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The LifeCycle Building Center is Repurposing People, Places and Processes

Volunteer Jasmine Owens Helps out at LifeClycle Building Center

AWDA Mayor’s Youth Program worker, Jasmine Owens ,sorts and organizes inventory at the Center.

As landfills continue to impact our environment, The Fuller Center is making a move to reduce waste from its projects, and encourage others to do the same. The LifeCycle Building Center, a joint project of The Fuller Center for Housing and Charitable Connections, Inc., has opened its doors for business thanks to major donations from NARI members, NKBA members and HD Supply. On June 19, 2010, The LifeCycle Building Center opened its doors at 900 Wendell Court, Suite C. Michelle Uchiyama of Charitable Connections, Inc. said that “the west coast has been recycling and repurposing building materials for at least a decade, and we are just catching up here in the south.” Mark Galey, President of The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater Atlanta, Inc. stated that “NARI members and NKBA members have taken to the idea of recycling the material from their projects.” Many of the cabinetry, appliances and decorative items from remodeling jobs can be reused by other homeowners or can be made into art like Fuller Center volunteer Laurie Sturgis has done. The center is located at 900 Wendell Court, Suite C, Atlanta, Georgia 30336 and is open from 10:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturday. Please call 404-274-2406 for more information.

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Fuller Center Volunteers Brave the Atlanta Heat to Help Paint Homes for Families in Need

Kinson Family & Volunteers Paint 10 Gould Street HomeDespite the 100 degree heat in Atlanta, many volunteers from the Atlanta Fuller Center, the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance (Atlanta REIA), local churches and the Lakewood Heights neighborhood showed up today at 10 Gould Street to help paint homes as part of the Fuller Center’s Project Lakewood. Volunteers helped paint the Kinson’s home in Lakewood Heights which is being fully renovated by the Fuller Center of Atlanta. Volunteers also painted Stanley’s front porch across the street as he cooked his famous BBQ chicken for volunteers. Continue reading

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10 Gould Street Gets A New Family With “Green” On Their Mind

10 Gould StTrina, Lanecia and Triana Kinson are completing their 350 hours of sweat equity to become Fuller Center homeowners. Using low VOC paint, the Kinsons are assisting with making this house an Earthcraft certified home. Raney Branch, a recent graduate of Clark Atlanta University’s Green Construction Program, is project manager for the Earth-craft component of the project. “We are separating trash and recycling every possible piece of waste from the project to minimize things going to the landfill,” says Ms. Branch. The Kinsons are grateful for this home and to be a part of the revitalization of Lakewood Heights. Central Congregational Church, Sustainable Lakewood, HD Supply, Benjamin Moore, Charitable Connections, Home Depot and VPS have all have made significant contributions to the Kinsons’ home.

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