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.
This gift supports A Beacon of Hope's operating expenses so they can continue to empower women and families through pregnancy diagnosis, decision support, and sexual health services by providing compassionate medical, emotional, and long-term care that specializes in hope, healing, and recovery.
Due to one and a half years of virtual and hybrid learning, Amana Academy has identified the need for additional academic support for their students. These funds allow them to engage two additional academic support personnel who can assist students with any learning losses, especially in math and reading.
This gift allows Amana to provide Georgia Coach books to financially challenged families, so that all of their 4th through 8th grade students have their own books. Georgia Coach books help students practice the skills necessary to prepare for state assessments.
Many children in our communities face personal circumstances that make it difficult to learn and thrive. Through our Kids Helping Kids initiative, Amana Academy received boxes filled with snacks for students.
These funds cover the costs for adding a concrete pad and an awning to create an outdoor classroom space for Brandywine students. This allows their students to not only learn outdoors but also enjoy lunch outside as a special treat. This space also allows parents to enjoy lunch with their child since space is currently limited in their cafeteria.
Brandywine knows that their teachers and staff deserve to be celebrated, especially after a difficult year. This gift allows Brandywine to show their appreciation by celebrating their staff with small gifts, meals, and substitute teachers throughout the year.
Brandywine would like to ensure that all students have access to technology when needed, especially during virtual learning or quarantine. This gift covers the cost of 20 new Chromebooks for their students.
Summer enrichment is necessary for some students to prevent summer learning loss. This gift allows Brandywine to provide Special Education and Dual Language Immersion students with extension materials during the summer and to host a parent night to teach families how to use the resources.
Many children in our communities face personal circumstances that make it difficult to learn and thrive. Through our Kids Helping Kids initiative, Brandywine Elementary School received boxes filled with snacks for students.
CDA grants scholarships to ensure their program remains affordable to the families experiencing the greatest need. Families who do not qualify for state funding support are granted scholarships based upon a sliding scale of household income. These funds ensure that 14 deserving families get access to affordable early learning programs and childcare for their preschool children.
The teachers and staff at CDA nurture and educate more than 240 children each year. These funds go toward well-deserved holiday bonuses for their staff.
The students, staff, and families of CDA wear T-shirts that promote school pride. The children love their school shirts and proudly wear them to school each day. This gift allows CDA to provide T-shirts for families and staff, as well as five T-shirts to each of their students, making it easier for families to get kids ready for school each day.
These funds cover the cost of installing a shade structure for an outdoor classroom for Elkins Pointe students. An outdoor classroom encourages exploration in a structured environment while helping students connect what they learn indoors to what they explore outdoors. It also allows for a variation in teaching forms while providing students more space to spread out.
Elkins Pointe promotes mental wellness for their students by encouraging them to practice mindfulness meditation exercises through the use of various techniques and resources. This in turn helps students manage the stressful demands of life both inside and outside of the classroom. This gift equips school counselors with tools to distribute to students in need.
Many children in our communities face personal circumstances that make it difficult to learn and thrive. Through our Kids Helping Kids initiative, Elkins Pointe Middle School received boxes filled with snacks for students.
Many children in our communities face personal circumstances that make it difficult to learn and thrive. Through our Kids Helping Kids initiative, Esther Jackson Elementary School received boxes filled with snacks for students.
Foster Care Support Foundation (FCSF) serves over 4,500 foster children by providing for their basic care needs. This gift supports the program's operations so that FCSF can continue to serve foster children by alleviating some of the financial burden placed on their caregivers, many of whom live on fixed incomes.
This gift funds a promotional video update for Foster Care Support Foundation (FCSF), enabling them to tell their story and spread the word about their mission and impact. The video also allows them to educate the public on the needs of foster families in the community to help raise supporting funds for FCSF.
When their basic needs are not met, students have a difficult time learning. This gift, leveraged by the school system's social workers, provides funds for Fulton County Schools to help their students in need with clothes, food, and medical supplies and services.
This gift provides funding to Fulton County Schools to support their Student Success Skills (SEL) program and other student awareness campaigns. It covers the cost for books and resources that align with SEL for 20 of their schools, as well as marketing costs for posters, stickers, and wearables for school campaigns such as Red Ribbon Week and Suicide Prevention.
This gift funds a full-time Youth Case Manager position for HomeStretch. The Youth Case Manager supports the mentoring, tutoring, and life skills classes in their Learning Lab classroom for all youth in the program.
HomeStretch would like to invest in their staff by providing staff development and continuing education options. This gift covers one year of opportunities that will increase staff morale, engagement, and productivity, while also promoting employee retention and increasing benefits.
HomeStretch guides working homeless families toward permanent housing and lasting stability. These funds support their Family Emergency Fund, which provides emergency assistance to their families and to their children in the program who are in crisis or ineligible for financial resources.
HomeStretch, Inc. Summer Series is an extension of HomeStretch University of Excellence. The Summer Series provides life-skills and educational experiences for their youth through college tours, education exhibits, team building, and nature experiences. This gift covers the transportation, admissions, and lunch costs for approximately 20 children.
This gift enables Mimosa to renovate their current outdoor learning courtyard for use as an extension of their STEM program. They envision a space that all students can use and where parents can support raised beds with fruit and vegetable gardens. The space can also be used by after-school clubs for those interested in STEM and gardening/agriculture.
Mimosa would like to expand an existing outdoor play area to make it a functional and fun space for students to use during outdoor recess. This gift covers the cost of adding a shade structure in the area, painting the concrete for game areas, and adding chalkboard art scapes.
Mimosa knows that their teachers and staff deserve to be celebrated, especially after a difficult year. This gift allows them to show their appreciation and celebrate their staff throughout the year.
Many children in our communities face personal circumstances that make it difficult to learn and thrive. Through our Kids Helping Kids initiative, Mimosa Elementary School received boxes filled with snacks for students.
No Longer Bound’s new Workforce Training Center will include a classroom to be used as a computer lab. The lab can be used by residents for computer training, skills assessment, online learning, and family Zoom calls. This gift funds computers, printers, software, licensing fees, surveillance cameras (for safety), and furniture for outfitting the room.
No Longer Bound has found that the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but connection. As a result, they try to create better environments to foster connection and relational healing. This gift will fund the furnishings for a dedicated space for families to gather and for groups to connect.
While No Longer Bound has a robust staff for their mission to heal men, they believe that more services to heal the whole family will help these men sustain their change. Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) treat individuals, couples, and families and can work on saving 15 marriages and family relationships at a time. This gift covers the salary for one year for an MFT.
As the number of men they serve increases, so must No Longer Bound's staff. Recovery Specialists are certified addiction counselors who lead classes, groups, and one-on-one counseling. This gift funds the salary of one Recovery Specialist for one year who can provide programming for eight additional men.
NFCC uses data analytics to gauge the organization's overall performance and to assess the impacts and outcomes of its programs and services. This approach relies on various metrics to inform programming decisions, engage and retain donors, and most importantly, to serve our most vulnerable neighbors. This gift provides for an update to their Salesforce CRM software and funds a Salesforce administrator to maximize the software's value.
Client Choice and Clothing Choice are client-to-services interfaces NFCC uses to allow clients to select the food and clothing items they need instead of having those choices made for them. DocuSign allows for client self-registration and decreases the time burden placed on families during intake processing. These funds underwrite the annual subscription costs for these three critical technology solutions.
One of the ways NFCC can help families move toward financial stability is to help them discover ways to increase household income. Through benefits screening, many families discover new service and benefits eligibility that help them save money. This gift covers the salary of an onsite Benefits Screener, increasing client access to these critical resources.
NFCC desires to provide opportunities for skills enhancement and career progression for the agency's 42 full-time and part-time employees. This funding underwrites the cost for manager-level training, professional development courses, and team activities that build morale and create a supportive work environment.
The need for brief and crisis interventions has increased significantly during COVID-19 and Pathways2Life staff is at its capacity. These funds cover the salary for a new clinician, who can quadruple the number of students and families they serve, train new peer recovery support coaches, and free up their Executive Director to pursue new funding opportunities and partnerships.
As Pathways2Life has grown, their operating expenses have also continued to increase. This gift allows them to continue to implement sound IT strategies to assist with risk management, while also covering other general operating costs.
These funds enable Senior Services of North Fulton to continue providing services and support for seniors to enhance their quality of life and independence in the community.
STAR House provides after-school tutoring and mentoring for at-risk children throughout North Fulton County. These funds enable them to continue enriching the community by promoting academic success and empowering lifelong achievement for children in need.
The Drake House is planning to launch two new outreach initiatives—a behavior support program for their youth and an employee-retention program—during a time of inconsistent donation support. This unrestricted gift allows them to maintain operations and the flexibility to apply funding where it is most needed.
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