It’s heartwarming to hear about the generosity of almost two dozen local businesses coming together to renovate the Empty Stocking Fund’s headquarters just in time for Christmas. Acts of kindness like these truly exemplify the spirit of the holiday season.
Brasfield & Gorrie’s pro bono work as the general contractor and Goode Van Slyke Architecture’s donation of free design services are remarkable contributions to the project. These businesses have not only provided their expertise but have also shown their commitment to making a positive impact in the community.
Additionally, the fact that the team also volunteered at the nonprofit on December 6, 2021, by helping families find toys to brighten the holidays demonstrates their dedication to the cause. It’s clear that these local businesses are not only investing resources but also their time and effort to make a difference in the lives of those in need during the holiday season. Their support will surely bring joy and hope to many families during Christmas.
The Empty Stocking Fund moved into a 20,000 square foot warehouse in Southwest Atlanta’s Capitol View neighborhood near Downtown last year. Earlier this year, businesses donated time, services, and materials to convert the warehouse into useable public “shopping” areas with an office. The building’s entrances and exits are also now up to code.
Empty Stocking Fund Executive Director Manda Hunt has said that thanks to the renovations, the nonprofit finally has a real home of its own for the first time in our 94-year history.
Businesses that donated time, services, and supplies:
- Brasfield & Gorrie – general contractor
- Goode Van Slyke Architecture – architect
- Advantage Fire
- B&M Masonry
- Brasington Bailey
- Cleveland Electric
- Complete Recycle & Demolition
- Construction Clean-Up Specialists
- Corporate Environments of Georgia (DIRTT Glazing System)
- Convergint Technologies
- Dixie Membrane
- Glass Inc.
- Home Depot
- Integrity Painting
- McKenney’s, Inc.
- Metro Waterproofing
- Pinnacle Waste
- Shear Structural
- Southern Door & Plywood
- Spectra Flooring
- Tom Barrow Co.
At GVSA, we believe in the power of giving back to our communities and making a positive impact beyond our business endeavors. Our commitment to volunteer work is an integral part of our corporate ethos. We are dedicated to fostering a culture of service and philanthropy among our employees and stakeholders.