HomeAid Atlanta brought volunteers from Overhead Door Company of Atlanta to the future site of The Drake Closet’s Alpharetta location to renovate the space which will open in August.

The Drake Closet’s new location, coming soon at 200 South Main Street, will provide more retail space and additional parking for customers.

Volunteers from Overhead Door tackled several tasks to kick off the renovation of the boutique, which is at a former law office.

Work completed over the course of the day included: demolition of interior walls, the build-out of four dressing rooms, installation of a louvre door and prep for tile installation.

In addition to providing volunteers, Overhead Door donated funds. BMC, Budget Dumpster, L&W Supply, and Atlanta Glass & Mirror provided in-kind donations of building materials.

The donations of labor and materials provided a savings of approximately $6,000 for The Drake Closet.

HomeAid Care Days provide free-of-charge maintenance and repairs for HomeAid partner organizations.

Through HomeAid partnerships with businesses like Overhead Door, HomeAid completes 10 to 12 Care Days each year.

The June 8 event was HomeAid’s ninth collaboration with Overhead Door since 2008.

“Each year, HomeAid makes a big effort to be sure we have a location that will challenge our talented group of employees. We know that when we partner with HomeAid, they will organize the event and we will have everything we need to accomplish the tasks at hand, in a safe and comfortable location,” said longtime volunteer Kathy Boylen of Overhead Door. “We look forward to working with HomeAid in 2020 for our 10th event together.”

Continued HomeAid project partnerships have saved The Drake House locations close to $900,000 over the years.

Income from the Drake Closet, a women’s clothing boutique benefiting The Drake House, makes up 25% of the nonprofit’s annual operating cost.

The Drake House provides housing and education programs for homeless single mothers in north metro Atlanta.