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Homes.com transforms Nicholas House dining room

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The Nicholas House dining room The Nicholas House dining room
The Nicholas House dining room The Nicholas House dining room
ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Homes.com and ForRent.com have teamed up to launch a national program, "Crafting for Charity," aiding organizations that provide transitional housing to families in need.

Over the weekend, "Crafting for Charity" renovated the dining area of the Nicholas House, known throughout the Atlanta community for helping homeless families get back on their feet.

"The Nicholas House works hard to make a positive impact on as many Atlanta families as possible," said Wendy Froehlich, vice president of marketing for Homes.com. "Homes.com and ForRent.com are honored to celebrate and share in that mission. This project is one small way we can help families get on their feet and live a full, prosperous life."

The project included several do-it-yourself craft ideas, painting, new furniture, and window treatments.

The dining room is an area where more than 50 residents gather to eat meals daily.

"Everyone gathers during meal time – it's a time to share stories and create memories. Even though these families aren't in a traditional home, we want them to feel comfortable and safe," said Dennis Bowman, Nicholas House executive director. "I'm extremely grateful to the Homes.com and ForRent.com team for giving this dining room a much needed update, providing a wonderful new space for our residents to spend quality time together."

"Crafting for Charity" will make its next stop in Dallas, TX later in the year.

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