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Volunteering: The Foundation for Building a Life

By sharing the story of Atlanta Habitat For Humanity, you will learn how volunteering can be the foundation for building a life.  I have been actively involved with Atlanta Habitat since house # 25 in 1988.  Today Atlanta Habitat has built more than 1360 houses through its model of Building Homes, Building Neighborhoods and Building Lives.  Lives forever changed include me, my husband and our sons. 

Ages: 12 and Up       Materials: None needed

About the Teacher, Lynn Merrill: Lynn Merrill has been an active community volunteer for the past 40 years. This pediatric nurse's volunteer activities led to her pursuing a Masters Degree in Community Development, a career as co-executive director of Leadership Atlanta and eventually a career in fund development for non-profits. Now officially retired she demonstrates that you never age-out for volunteerism and its unequalled rewards.