HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Turning Houses Into Homes Since 1997
HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Turning Houses into Homes Since 1997

WHAT WE DO

Homes for the Holidays (HFTH) is our flagship program at Warrick Dunn Charities. Our focus is on providing a hand-up – not a handout – to single parents and their children. We surprise single parent families (who are actively working to support themselves) with home furnishings and downpayment assistance.

In short, with the help of donations from our sponsors and individuals like you, we work with local partners to turn houses into homes for single parent families.

Emotional Homes for the Holiday's recipient sees new bedroom
Homes for the Holiday's recipient children excited in new bedroom

“From toothbrushes to lawnmowers, your generosity is used to make a house a HOME for those in need.”

Your donations ensure that when our families move in, their new house is fully furnished (everything from beds to lawnmowers to toothbrushes) and the pantry is full. They even allow us to help cover the downpayment.

HOW WE DO IT

Step 1:

We receive donations year-round from our partners and donors like you who want to support our mission of providing hope for single parent families in need.

Step 2:

We work with local partners to choose a single parent family to receive a new home. We do not supply the new home, but we help supply the new home’s furnishings.

Step 3:

We furnish and decorate every room, stock the pantry with food, and provide a check to assist with the downpayment. 

WHY WE DO IT

Warrick Dunn’s late mother, Betty Smothers, was a single parent who worked tirelessly to achieve the American dream of owning her own home.

As a tribute to her, Warrick established Homes for the Holidays in 1997 to help make home ownership a dream come true for single parent families.

Today, 183 families have been served.

WHY WE DO IT

Warrick Dunn’s late mother, Betty Smothers, was a single parent who worked tirelessly to achieve the American dream of owning her own home.

As a tribute to her, Warrick established Homes for the Holidays in 1997 to help make home ownership a dream come true for single parent families.

Today, 183 families have been served.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Donate

Turning a house into a home is expensive. Help us do so for single parent families.

Get Involved

Fully furnishing a new home is hard work. Volunteers like you make what we do possible.

HOW WE GOT STARTED

HFTH was founded under the umbrella of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers community relations department during Warrick Dunn’s first year in the NFL. 

Warrick’s late mother, Betty Smothers, was a single parent who always dreamed of owning a home. Warrick is helping make that dream come true for today’s single parents.

15 STATES AND 23 MARKETS SERVED TO DATE

Metro Atlanta Atlanta Georgia
Metro Atlanta Canton Georgia
Metro Atlanta Decatur Georgia
Metro Atlanta Doraville Georgia
Metro Atlanta Duluth Georgia
Metro Atlanta East Point Georgia
Metro Atlanta Gainsville Georgia
Metro Atlanta Jonesboro Georgia
Metro Atlanta Lilburn Georgia
Metro Atlanta Roswell Georgia
Metro Atlanta Snellville Georgia
Metro Atlanta Sugar Hill Georgia
Augusta Augusta Georgia
Augusta Hephzibah Georgia
Baltimore Baltimore Maryland
Louisiana Baton Rouge Louisiana
Louisiana Lafayette Louisiana
Louisiana New Orleans Louisiana
Tampa Bay Clearwater Florida
Tampa Bay Dade City Florida
Tampa Bay Dunedin Florida
Tampa Bay Holiday Florida
Tampa Bay Lakeland Florida
Tampa Bay Lake Wales Florida
Tampa Bay New Port Richey Florida
Tampa Bay Plant City Florida
Tampa Bay St. Petersburg Florida
Tampa Bay Tampa Florida
Tallahassee Tallahassee Florida
Jacksonville Jacksonville Florida
Destin/Ft. Walton  Santa Rosa Beach Florida
Spartanburg Drayton South Carolina
Greater Charlotte Conord North Carolina
Greater Phoenix Coolidge  Arizona
Texas Dallas Texas
Texas Houston Texas
Detriot Detroit Michigan
Milwaukee Milwaukee Wisconsin
Nashville Nashville Tennessee
New Jersey Newark New Jersey
New Jersey Port Monmouth New Jersey
Iowa Pleasantville Iowa
Kansas Topeka Kansas
Metro Denver Denver Colorado

15 STATES AND 23 MARKETS SERVED TO DATE

Metro Atlanta Atlanta Georgia
Metro Atlanta Canton Georgia
Metro Atlanta Decatur Georgia
Metro Atlanta Doraville Georgia
Metro Atlanta Duluth Georgia
Metro Atlanta East Point Georgia
Metro Atlanta Gainsville Georgia
Metro Atlanta Jonesboro Georgia
Metro Atlanta Lilburn Georgia
Metro Atlanta Roswell Georgia
Metro Atlanta Snellville Georgia
Metro Atlanta Sugar Hill Georgia
Augusta Augusta Georgia
Augusta Hephzibah Georgia
Baltimore Baltimore Maryland
Louisiana Baton Rouge Louisiana
Louisiana Lafayette Louisiana
Louisiana New Orleans Louisiana
Tampa Bay Clearwater Florida
Tampa Bay Dade City Florida
Tampa Bay Dunedin Florida
Tampa Bay Holiday Florida
Tampa Bay Lakeland Florida
Tampa Bay Lake Wales Florida
Tampa Bay New Port Richey Florida
Tampa Bay Plant City Florida
Tampa Bay St. Petersburg Florida
Tampa Bay Tampa Florida
Tallahassee Tallahassee Florida
Jacksonville Jacksonville Florida
Destin/Ft. Walton  Santa Rosa Beach Florida
Spartanburg Drayton South Carolina
Greater Charlotte Conord North Carolina
Greater Phoenix Coolidge  Arizona
Texas Dallas Texas
Texas Houston Texas
Detriot Detroit Michigan
Milwaukee Milwaukee Wisconsin
Nashville Nashville Tennessee
New Jersey Newark New Jersey
New Jersey Port Monmouth New Jersey
Iowa Pleasantville Iowa
Kansas Topeka Kansas
Metro Denver Denver Colorado

HOW WE GOT STARTED

HFTH was founded under the umbrella of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers community relations department during Warrick Dunn’s first year in the NFL. 

Warrick’s late mother, Betty Smothers, was a single parent who always dreamed of owning a home. Warrick is helping make that dream come true for today’s single parents.

Get Involved

Volunteers make our mission of turning houses into homes possible.

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Phone: +1 (470) 585-1648

Email: [email protected]

Warrick Dunn Charities, Inc.
229 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 675
Atlanta, GA 30303

IMPROVING LIVES / INSTILLING HOPE / INSPIRING COMMUNITIES

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Phone: +1 (470) 585-1648

Email: [email protected]

Warrick Dunn Charities, Inc.
229 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 675
Atlanta, GA 30303

IMPROVING LIVES / INSTILLING HOPE / INSPIRING COMMUNITIES