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November 29, 2017

Paran Homes Launches Toys for Tots Drives Throughout Atlanta

Regional Homebuilder Now Accepting New, Unwrapped Toys at Corporate Office and all Active Communities in Atlanta 

Duluth, Ga, November 21, 2017 –  Each time Paran Homes launches a new community in the Southeast and breaks ground on a new home, its team members can’t help but imagine the families that will one day live there. They can envision memories being made and holidays being celebrated in those homes for years to come. Sadly, they also know that families come from all walks of life and their vision won’t hold true for everyone. In a desire to give back to those in need within one of the cities where Paran Homes’ has the greatest presence, the regional homebuilder has launched Toys for Tots Drives throughout Atlanta. Headquartered in Duluth, Paran Homes offers nine drop-off locations for anyone who wishes to participate. Now through December 15, Paran Homes will collect new, unwrapped toys and bikes at its Corporate Office and all participating Atlanta communities.

“2017 marks Paran Homes’ second year participating in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program,” said Lesa Ness, Marketing Manager for the regional homebuilder and organizer of the company-wide toy drive. “Last year, we teamed up with the Duluth Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and had a wildly successful year thanks to our homeowners, vendors, employees and community visitors. We are really hoping to double our efforts this year and make the holidays a little bit brighter for even more children in need throughout the Southeast.”

The list of communities where Paran Homes is collecting on behalf of Toys for Tots includes:

  • Oakleigh Pointe, Dallas GA,
  • Silver Springs Village, Powder Springs, GA
  • Sweetwater Landing, Powder Springs, GA
  • The Lakes of Franklin Goldmine, Cumming, GA
  • Traditions of Braselton, Jefferson GA
  • Wheatfields Reserve, Grayson, GA
  • Villas at Park Place, Stone Mountain, GA
  • The Woods of Midvale, Tucker GA

The Toys for Tots Program was launched by the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1947. For the last 70 years, its mission has been to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute them as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the surrounding community. Paran Homes’ Corporate Office – located at 3005 Breckinridge Blvd., Suite 200 in Duluth, Georgia – is also now accepting toy donations. To find the addresses and hours of operation for communities where prospective gift-givers can drop off their toys at either the sales office or model home, please visit www.paranhomes.com.

November 20, 2017

Dan O’Dwyer Tackles Second Project as Volunteer Build Captain For Drake House Village.

The Drake House in Roswell, Georgia provides single mothers and their children in the North Metro Atlanta area short term housing while providing them educational, empowerment and mentoring programs that will help them to become financially self-sufficient and contributing citizens to their Communities.  Through the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s designated Charity, Home-Aid, Dan O’Dwyer of O’Dwyer Properties has volunteered to lead a total renovation of two existing eight-unit apartment buildings, more than doubling the Drake House’s capacity to serve homeless woman and their children.  This increase from 44 beds to 100 beds will afford the Drake House extended housing capacity for successful graduates for up to 24 months. “My goal is to save half the normal expenses for the renovation,” O’Dwyer told guests at the groundbreaking. Untitled-4

This will be the second Drake House volunteer project for Dan O’Dwyer, a former President of Homeaid. In 2006 he led a total renovation of two existing eight-unit apartment buildings, helping to give the Drake House its first crisis housing.  For Dan, building homes and giving back to the Community go hand in hand. His goal has always been to leave the world a better place and is reflected in his volunteer work and Company ethics. O’Dwyer Properties remains a small company with intimate dynamics and personal involvement.  “Driving onto the property and seeing those mothers with their children restarting their lives, it makes your heart glad, O’Dwyer remarked.

November 14, 2017

Traton Homes, Cobb's Premier Builder, Again Partners with Cobb Christmas Collects Toys at Its Model Homes Between November 10 - December 12


Traton Homes, Cobb’s Premier Builder, Again Partners with Cobb Christmas

Collects Toys at Its Model Homes Between November 10 – December 12


Marietta, Ga. (November 8, 2017) – “Cobb County is our home, and the holidays are such a heartwarming time of the year – so it’s easy to understand why we have made it an annual tradition to support Cobb Christmas,” says Kimberly Garwood, Traton’s Director of Marketing.


Cobb Christmas is a non-profit, non-denominational organization, dedicated to helping low-income and working-poor families of Cobb County during the holiday season. The organization, fully run by volunteers, provides gifts from infants to children up to fifteen years old. Each family gets a box of food, and each child receives a minimum of three age-appropriate toys.


Traton Homes has been a long-time partner with Cobb Christmas. “For more than a decade, we’ve collected toys through company, employee, community and vendor donations. At the end of the collection period, there’s nothing more gratifying than to stuff a Cobb County Transit Bus full of toys for kids in need,” says Garwood.


In addition to collecting toys at Traton’s corporate office at 720 Kennesaw Avenue in Marietta, all of Traton’s model homes throughout metro Atlanta also serve as drop-off locations for new, unwrapped toys. Other donations, including cash and food, may be made directly to Cobb Christmas at CobbChristmas.net.


About Traton Homes:

Since 1971, Traton Homes has built a solid reputation by giving Atlanta area homebuyers Altogether More: Traton Homes offers more experience, more impressive architecture, more outstanding features and more rewarding lifestyles in more desirable locations, with homes ranging from the $290,000s to the $800,000s. Currently, Traton Homes is building in Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton and South Forsyth counties. For more information about Traton Homes, visit www.TratonHomes.com or call 770.427.9064.


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Marietta, Georgia 30060 Tratontoys




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