Homes.com Transforms Atlanta’s Nicholas House to Launch ‘Crafting for Charity’ Project

June 17, 2013 | By

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Renovation programs provide charities with essential updates for facilities

 (Norfolk, Va.  June 17, 2013) – Known for inspiring consumers to dream big, Homes.com and ForRent.com have teamed up to launch a national program — “Crafting for Charity” — aiding organizations that provide transitional housing to families in need. The project will revamp a much needed facility, hopefully inspiring residents to continue on the journey to self-sufficiency.

Homes.com and ForRent.com employees and design experts will bring the famed Homes.com “Idea Gallery” to life with do-it-yourself renovation projects benefiting those who need it most. The first stop on the Crafting for Charity tour is Atlanta, Ga., where the Homes.com and ForRent.com teams will take the Nicholas House by storm, renovating the dining area to better serve residents spending time there. The project will include several do-it-yourself craft ideas, painting, new furniture, window treatments and more. The two-day effort will wrap up with an exclusive reveal party for residents and staff at the Nicholas House on Saturday, June 29.

“The Nicholas House works hard to make a positive impact on as many Atlanta families as possible,” said Wendy Froehlich, vice president of marketing. “Homes.com and ForRent.com are honored to celebrate and share in that mission. This project is one small way we can help families get on their feet and live a full, prosperous life.”

The 30-year old charity – known throughout the Atlanta community for helping homeless families get back on their feet — was long overdue for an upgrade in the dining area. The room, outdated and furnished with plastic folding tables, is an area where more than 50 residents gather to eat meals daily. A Homes.com design expert created the room’s design, which includes updated furniture, centerpieces for the tables, and an interactive wall art project featuring some of the current residents.

“Everyone gathers during meal time – it’s a time to share stories and create memories. Even though these families aren’t in a traditional home, we want them to feel comfortable and safe,” said Dennis Bowman, Nicholas House executive director.  “I’m extremely grateful to the Homes.com and ForRent.com team for giving this dining room a much needed update, providing a wonderful new space for our residents to spend quality time together.”

The Homes.com and ForRent.com “Crafting for Charity” initiative makes its next stop in Dallas, TX later this year. For more information or to find ways to craft for your favorite local charity, visit Homes.com.

About Homes.com

As one of the nation’s top online real estate destinations, Homes.com inspires consumers to dream big. From affordable houses to luxurious estates, condos and more, Homes.com features close to three million property listings and a user-friendly format, making finding your next home or a licensed real estate agent easily accessible. Visitors to the Homes.com blog will find a collection of rich content and posts on DIY projects, painting, gardening and more, providing the ultimate resource for everything home related. From purchasing a first home, to upgrading, downsizing and everything in between, Homes.com is an inspiring and engaging partner in every phase of the home buying process.

About ForRent.com

As one of the nation’s leading online home search destinations, ForRent.com® inspires renters to discover their next apartment, loft, townhouse, or condo. ForRent.com® features rental listings with a user-friendly format, making finding your next home an easy exploration. Visitors to ForRent.com®’s apartment living blog, Facebook page, Twitter account and Pinterest boards will discover relevant content and can join the conversation surrounding their home decorating style, rental tips and more, serving as the complete resource for renters in every part of their living experience.

Homes.com and ForRent.com are divisions of Dominion Enterprises, a leading marketing services and publishing company headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. For more information, visit www.dominionenterprises.com.

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