WARRICK DUNN CHARITIES, INC.

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews

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Location: 3223 Howell Mill Road, NW Atlanta GA 30327 USA

Mission: The Warrick Dunn Family Foundation is dedicated to providing opportunities for economically-disadvantaged single parents and children who have demonstrated a commitment to achieve financial independence and stability.
Results: WD-FF has rewarded more than 100 single parents and 270 children.
Target demographics: economically-disadvantaged single-parent families
Direct beneficiaries per year: Minimum of 9 single-parent families
Geographic areas served: Atlanta, Ga., Baton Rouge, La., Tampa and Tallahassee, Fla.
Programs: The Homes for the Holidays (HFTH) program transforms the lives of single-parent families by rewarding hard work and recognizing individuals who are actively improving their lives by achieving first-time home ownership. The desired outcome of HFTH is to give single parents an opportunity to establish a positive home environment where their children can thrive educationally, socially and economically. HFTH rewards single parents who have demonstrated financial independence by pursuing and accomplishing the American Dream of first-time home ownership. Through a closed nomination process with Habitat for Humanity, single parent homebuyers are selected. Aaron's Inc., volunteers and community partners step in to completely furnish each home with appliances, furniture for each room, kitchen supplies, linens, groceries, electronics, books, cleaning products and home decor. Recipients are presented with $5,000 in down-payment assistance and a fully furnished home during a formal presentation at their new residence, helping them lower monthly mortgage payments and alleviate the debt often associated with making a house into a home. The HFTH program transforms the lives of single-parent families and first-time homebuyers by providing the tools to create a stable and happy home.
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EIN 42-1545318
404.367.2230
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Rating: 5 stars  

Our family has donated money and volunteered for this wonderful organization. We have also had the opportunity to witness the Homes for the Holidays presentation. The presentation is amazing and the families are so overwhelmed by the kindness of Warrick Dunn and his amazing staff.
We will continue to support the Warrick Dunn Family Foundation!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the families show up to their new home and find it fully furnished. All they have to move in is clothes and personal items.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I really can't say I would change anything. They keep the staff small so more money can go towards their mission. I support this organization and one other based on how much of the money donated goes towards their missions.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I haved worked as a volunteer for this wonderful foundation for the last couple of years. Initially, I became involved because of the amazing person I had found Mr. Dunn to be. The way he was honoring his mother by giving back was an inspiration to me and my efforts in dealing with the then recent loss of my mother. Participating in preparing a home for a family who may otherwise not know this amazing blessing, is awesome. Myself, along with my sister and brother-in-law, were happy to prepare this home, from setting up furniture to things as simple as placing dishes in the cabinets. The most rewarding moment is being present as Mr. Dunn hands the keys over to a well deserving family! I look forward to continuing my volunteer services with the Warrick Dunn Family Foundation.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witnessing the difference it has made in the lives of so many families.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our organization has worked with the Warrick Dunn Family Foundation and they are a first-class non-profit doing tremendous work! They have a very specific mission, have built great relationships and reputations in the communities that they serve and are very true to their mission. They have helped countless families and children in the communities they work in. They are the model of how non-profits should be managed!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending a ceremony, celebrating the finished product of months of work to accomplish their mission goals. It was a very motivating day, and an event that brings a lot of positive influence and hope to the communities they serve.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None! Top-notch!

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