Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 13, 2012
According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, there are over 600,000 homeless families in America, and over 7,000 in the Metro Atlanta area. That is why many Tiverity team members, including all of their top executives and their families, recently participated in an event to lend a hand to a local transitional home. On Saturday, May 19th, 2012, Tiverity sponsored a home repair initiative and cookout for the Interfaith Outreach Home.
Interfaith Outreach Home, located at 5200 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30040, is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 to provide a safe, secure, and nurturing environment for homeless families. They help families with children recover from the devastating effects of homelessness and help them return to self-sufficiency.
“The actual Outreach home was discovered not far from our offices, and literally right here in our own back yard, said Natalia Honch, a Tiverity IT Specialist and champion for the event. “After meeting two of the nicest women you will ever meet, Debora Walker-Little, the Executive Director of the home, and Singne Walker, the Administrator and Office Manager, I knew we could definitely have a positive impact on the lives of the 10 families, including 15 children, living in the apartment homes.”
Tiverity began their journey with the Outreach home after an initial meeting in March of 2012, when they discovered an immediate need to fill a refrigerator for a new family that would be entering into the IOH community. At that point, the Tiverity team knew they wanted to do more. The recent home repair and cookout event consisted of many Tiverity team members and their families painting and repairing fences, pulling out an old barbecue that was a danger and an eye sore, donating hundreds of pounds of food, clothing and two new barbeques to replace the old one. They enjoyed a day long cookout with the resident families and children of the Interfaith Outreach Home.
Tiverity employees actively participate in many such events and volunteer programs throughout the year through the company’s Elevate Program, which was created to provide a vehicle for Tiverity employees to contribute to and have an active and positive impact on Atlanta area communities. “It’s part of our Elevate program mission statement, and we truly do believe that we as individuals and as a team have the ability and responsibility to elevate the communities in which we live and work,” said Pete Schamberger, Co-founder and CEO of Tiverity.
About Interfaith Outreach Home
IOH was incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation in 1989 to provide a safe, secure, and nurturing environment for homeless families. Families in the IOH program live in small self-contained apartments located in Doraville, Georgia. The organization's goal is to empower families to take control of their lives and successfully return to the larger community through intensive counseling, life skills training, job preparation, job search, and coaching. The focus of the life skills training and coaching includes problem-solving and decision-making, parenting, budgeting, and money management. For more information on Interfaith Outreach Home, or to find out how to make a donation or how else you can help, visit http://www.iohome.org.
Founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 2004, Tiverity is a professional IT Service Provider and value-added reseller of communications and contact center products, collaborative solutions, and innovative technologies. The award-winning practice around which the company was formed, providing strategic allocation and utilization of contact center resources, has been in place since 1998. Tiverity is a privately-held company striving to provide small and mid-size organizations with affordable, scalable, and easy-to-manage solutions. For more information on Tiverity, visit http://www.tiverity.com.