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Release Date: 01.10.2019 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Good Hands Handyman Nonprofit

Local Handyman Nonprofit Training School Asks for Your Help in Meeting a Challenge Grant

You may have seen us on the local news where at Good Hands Handyman we provide job training through home repair for vulnerable populations such as children aging out of foster care, reentry, underemployed, and young people without high school diplomas. With a 100% employment metric for everyone in our program our unyielding mission and vision is to provide meaningful training and employment opportunities for the aforementioned vulnerable populations.  After securing employment they also use their skill sets to help seniors, disabled or low-income individuals with their repair needs through our give-back program.

Here is an overview of how the program works: The Handyman Training School provides training for persons interested in learning the trades and willing to support the Good Hands Handyman mission. The training program offers a year-long Residential Training Program that includes all the trades and business basics for opening and running a successful Handyman Business. Upon successful completion of the training programs, students have a skill for life that will allow individuals to earn income and be a productive part of the workforce. In addition, Good Hands Handyman assists graduating students with finding and securing jobs working with seniors in need of help. 

Typically students pay tuition but we are fortunate in the past to use philanthropic dollars to off-set the cost. Today, Good Hands Handyman is announcing a unique opportunity with the Department of Labor (DOL).

The DOL will provide an “endless” stream of students and will cover the cost of tuition at $11,000 per student - but the grant is contigent upon the Good Hands organization raising $50,000. Good Hands Handyman is hopeful that the DOL funding will encourage corporate and individual donors to give as well. 

These vocational education scholarships will enable Georgians with financial restrictions to achieve their certification, and assistance with permanent job placement. 

We invite the community to join us as we create equal access for vulnerable individuals across the state of Georgia. To help us achieve this Department of Labor grant, please consider making a donation today - Please click here.

For more information contact Andre Knight at 1-800-927-7114, goodhandsknight@gmail or visit us at goodhandshandyman.org.

 

About Good Hands Handyman
Good Hands Handyman is a 501 (c) 3 Tax-exempt organization.  We provide support services to seniors, disabled and low-income families in need of home repairs, upgrades, and modifications at a minimal cost.  The residents are homeowners that reside in the distressed areas of DeKalb, Fulton and Clayton Counties.  Our ultimate goal is to eliminate the burden of low-income homeowners having to choose between repairs and other living expenses by providing services at minimal or in some cases no charge.

Contact Info

Contact Name: Andre Knight

Company: Good Hands Handyman

Phone: 800-927-7114

Cell: 770-309-5649

E-mail: goodhandsknight@gmail.com