Stanley Black & Decker and the Georgia Law Center

Supplying Families from Shelters and Off the Streets With the Vital Necessities of Home

Atlanta, GA, November 8, 2017 — To commemorate Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (November 11-19, 2017), Stanley Black & Decker’s (SBD) African Ancestry Network and the Georgia Law Center for the Homeless (GLCH) have created “Welcome Home,” an innovative partnership supplying newly resettled families with the necessities of home. This SBD and GLCH partnership sustainably contributes to what it means to be safely housed and to have the vital necessities of home.

The Welcome Home project is a model for innovative alliances, allowing each key partner to do what they do best. GLCH knows its population and what its client community urgently needs. Essentials such as cleaning products, home tools, paper goods, diapers and even air mattresses are all items on the Welcome Home Wish List. SBD team members will donate to create Welcome Home baskets for families with new roofs over their heads, but who have lost everything else.

On November 12th, representatives from this new alliance will come together to package the baskets and commemorate this week. On site at SBD’s CribMaster office members of this new collective team will join in crafting Welcome Home baskets, contributing to sustainability and solidarity for families and individuals newly emerging from homelessness.

“Stanley Black & Decker understands that a home transcends its physical characteristics. It is a place of warmth, safety, and family that, in addition to its four walls, requires the essential elements of living. In this innovative partnership, while our tools may differ, be they table saw or social worker, our outcomes remain the same – to safely build and maintain a home,” said Jason Russell SBD’s Atlanta Chair of the AAN.

Stanley Black & Decker’s commitment to its communities dates back to its founding in 1843. With a major focus on job creating and skills development, the Company also supports efforts to create decent, affordable housing in communities around the world.

Founded in 1983, GLCH is a pioneer in the national homelessness movement resourcefully providing free expert legal services, social work and advocacy toward transformative justice. “The faces and journeys of homelessness abound, whether a veteran, intimate partner violence survivor or a youth who has aged out of foster care. The extreme challenges of homelessness call for collaborative solutions,” said Sharon Simpson-Joseph, Executive Director of GLCH.

If you would like to get involved you can easily order items on Amazon “Welcome Home” gift list. Just select items, select “Welcome Home …” address and complete checkout. For further information on the “Welcome Home” project or GLCH please email alix@galawcenter.org or go to http://galawcenter.org

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. Participating groups spend the week holding a series of educational, service, fundraising, and advocacy events. – National Coalition for the Homeless (https://hhweek.org)

About the Partners

Since 1983, the Georgia Law Center for the Homeless (GLCH) has empowered self-sufficiency for homeless families, veterans, and domestic violence survivors through the removal of legal and social obstacles to housing and income. GLCH provides a holistic approach to serving those experiencing homelessness through free expert legal services, social work and advocacy.

Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, electronic security solutions, healthcare solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. The African Ancestry Network is one of Stanley Black & Decker’s affinity networks, which offer employees career and leadership development, networking and mentoring, and an opportunity to engage with communities.

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