University of North Georgia…where do I start??
So many organizations have dedicated time, donations, décor, labor and support throughout the past year to get Northern Star ready to open it’s doors.
It all started with several volunteers from various fraternities and sororities at Side-by-Side 2016. Many groups and/or individuals have come back to help work or collect donations throughout the past year after learning about the mission of Northern Star. I know I have personally seen representatives from Kappa Delta, Phi Mu, Alpha Gamma Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha, and Pi Kappa Phi on the property giving their time and energy. Thank you UNG Greek Life!
Two special UNG groups have collected donations to help Northern Star stock up on hygiene items and gently used clothing for incoming participants. UNG Serves collected all types of everyday essentials for each participant, enough to last them a few months. Lewis Hall 400’s donated several bags of gently used clothing for the participants as well. Northern Star now has a nicely stocked clothes closet full of wonderful attire to get these ladies started in their workforce and college journeys.
Most recently, Habitat for Humanity college students alone with Mr. Bob and Mr. Larry have spent a couple Saturdays wrapping up many projects at the property. From base boards and painting to cleaning and installing shower walls, this group is always ready and willing to take on any project no matter how large or small.
BCM served with several members of Habitat the last weekend of March to help get the houses in move in ready condition. One group of ladies helped wash, sort and stock dishes for all four kitchens while another group distributed and hung the beautiful canvases that Kappa Delta Sorority painted for Northern Star. The guys helped get furniture in place and several other small projects. “Things” got painted and houses cleaned leaving the houses almost ready for the first week of April when Northern Star’s contract goes into effect!
Northern Star appreciates this college town and all of the organizations from the college that support local nonprofits!