What began in 2007 as an initiative to partner with life-changing organizations in our communities and around the globe has grown into a movement of extraordinary generosity.
Students are experiencing an increase in anxiety, stress, and trauma due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which directly impacts their opportunities to learn. This gift increases support to both students and staff by helping fund a Behavioral Support Specialist for grades K– 5 and a Behavioral Support Specialist for grades 6–8.
The CDA is a vibrant organization that has provided outstanding service to low-income, hardworking families and their young children for more than 45 years. Despite reduced funding, canceled fundraisers, and increased expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CDA does not want to raise fees. This gift will support operating expenses, allowing for a decrease in fees for parents and an increase in scholarships for 150 families.
CDA desires to offer well-deserved bonuses to their hardworking staff this year but lacks the extra funds to do so. This gift funds bonuses for each staff member in December.
Foster Care Support Foundation serves more than 4,500 foster children by providing for their basic care needs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, giving patterns have changed and important volunteer support is nonexistent. These funds allow FCSF to continue to support foster children by alleviating some of the financial burden placed on caregivers who are living on a fixed income.
When students have their basic needs met, they are better able to focus and thrive at school. This donation assists students by providing for any needs that may arise, such as eye glasses, clothing, shoes, school supplies, personal hygiene products, and even prescriptions.
Students with social, emotional, and medical challenges can benefit from additional resources that help improve their educational experience. This donation funds mindfulness activities, games, self-help books, and other mental health resources which enable social workers and school counselors to better support and work with their students with disabilities.
HomeStretch seeks to promote high self-esteem and academic achievement for the youth in their transitional housing. This gift will be used to provide certified tutors to help students perform at their grade level and prepare for higher education.
HomeStretch provides supportive housing and programs that help homeless working families regain and sustain permanent housing in the greater north metro Atlanta area. This gift will help pay down the mortgage at one of their properties, which will reduce their monthly payments. This, in turn, will allow them to reallocate funds toward additional programs and funding for their clients.
These funds will allow HomeStretch to continue supporting families struggling with homelessness through counseling, life skills classes, and money management assistance.
No Longer Bound recently completed construction of their new 56-man dorm which allows them to accept 16 additional men per year. Each client pays for his first 90 days of treatment, and the remaining months are covered by donors. These funds offset the increased expenses incurred in supporting these additional men.
In 2018, NFCC launched a capital campaign driven by the increased demand for emergency assistance and family enrichment programs. Due to COVID-19, requests for emergency financial assistance increased over 100%. This gift assists NFCC in meeting deadlines for the release of significant capital funding as they continue to meet the needs of the community in North Fulton, while operating during a global pandemic.
STAR House Foundation provides tutoring and mentoring for at-risk students in five North Fulton schools. This gift helps StarHouse continue its work in giving students the support and opportunities they need to succeed.
These funds will go toward creating a dedicated space for the students of The Drake House to either complete their homework or do virtual learning should the need arise. This space enables their mothers to remain focused on finding stable housing and financial security.
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