Friday, December 4, 2009

Shop at the Intown Ace Hardware this holiday season and give back to Our House, Inc.!

Shop at the Intown Ace Hardware this holiday season and give back to Our House, Inc.!

The Intown Ace Hardware located at 1404 Scott Boulevard in Decatur, GA is offering free gift wrapping this holiday season. In lieu of payment for this special holiday service, they are requesting a donation to Our House, Inc. Our House Board members will be available on Saturday, December 5th, Saturday, December 12th and Saturday, December 19th from 12:00 Noon – 2:00 p.m. to pass out information about Our House, talk with customers about Our House programs, and answer any questions. According to the agency’s Executive Director, Tyese Lawyer, “We are grateful to Tony Powers and his staff for this opportunity and proud to partner with the Intown Ace store this holiday.”

Our House, Inc., was founded in 1988 by a group of concerned citizens who recognized the need for a place where homeless children could go during the day when shelters are closed and their parents were trying to find work. Our House, Inc. offers a safe, structured, educational environment for young children ages six weeks to five years whose families are living in emergency shelters or transitional housing. Currently, sixty-nine children a day are enrolled in Our House, which holds the most prestigious recognition available to any child care program: accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). As soon as the children are enrolled, their parents work with the agency’s Family Advocates to set goals, get connected with needed resources (such as a primary healthcare provider) and develop plans to transition from crisis to stability. Our House has a measurable record of helping homeless parents find employment, secure housing and complete training that helps them break the cycles of homelessness and poverty.

For more information, please call Ace Hardware at 404-378-6006.

For more information about Our House, including volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved, please visit or call 404-378-0938.

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