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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 year, be a part. Be rich.

“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” – 1 Timothy 6:18

Every year through Be Rich, our churches partner with exceptional nonprofits to make a big difference in our communities and around the world. Learn what these organizations are doing because of your generosity.

A Beacon of Hope

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A Beacon of Hope is a faith-based charitable organization that has two established women’s clinics—one in Fulton County and one in the City of Decatur. Since 1998, they have empowered women and families through pregnancy diagnosis, decision support, and solid health education by providing compassionate medical, emotional, and long-term care that specializes in hope, healing, and recovery.

http://friendsofbeacon.com

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Gifts and Meals

Volunteers provided baskets of baby items and gifts for new moms, decorated for Christmas, hosted a party for patients, and provided meals for parents attending classes.


Amana Academy

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Amana Academy, a Fulton County public charter school serving 750 students, is the first K–8 STEM school certified by the Georgia Department of Education. Amana’s mission is to prepare students for high academic achievement beyond what they think is possible so they become active contributors to building a better world. Amana is a Title 1 school, which means they have high percentages of children from low-income families.

http://www.amanaacademy.org/

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Salary for Intervention Teacher for One Year

Intervention teachers work within a classroom setting to help students who are lagging behind in their studies. This gift allows Amana to hire an intervention teacher for one year.

Snack Boxes

Many children in our communities face personal circumstances that make it difficult to learn and thrive. Because of your generosity, Amana Academy received 350 boxes filled with snacks for students.

School Investment

Volunteers assisted at-risk elementary students with reading and math, organized the media center, and sponsored children for Christmas.


Brandywine Elementary School

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Brandywine Elementary School opened in 2016 and serves a diverse population in southern Forsyth County. Approximately one-third of their students live below the poverty level, but Brandywine does not qualify for the supplemental federal funding program.

http://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/brandywine

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Snack Boxes

Many children in our communities face personal circumstances that make it difficult to learn and thrive. Because of your generosity, Brandywine Elementary received 300 boxes filled with snacks for students.

Student Investment

Volunteers assisted children as they shopped for their families, exited vehicles before school in the morning, and helped with lunch duty.


Children's Development Academy

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The Children's Development Academy (CDA) provides affordable childcare and early learning programs that enable the preschool children of low-income working families in our community to make a great start toward a bright future. The CDA also provides a variety of parent support services, including parenting education, information and referral, counseling, emergency assistance, and a comprehensive nutrition program.

http://cdakids.org

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Scholarships for Four Preschool Children

The CDA is a vibrant organization that has provided outstanding service to low-income, hard-working families and their young children for more than 45 years. This gift allows four students to receive an excellent education at a highly subsidized rate for one year.

Toys and Essentials

Our volunteers set up a Santa Shop and assisted parents while they shopped for their children and provided essential supplies and toys for children.


Elkins Pointe Middle School

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Elkins Pointe Middle School is a public school in Roswell, Georgia, that has over 1,100 students. Fourteen percent of students are limited in English proficiency and 45 percent are classified as economically disadvantaged. Their vision is to empower students for tomorrow's global society through their "Smart, Happy, Connected" mission, where staff seek to prepare their students for college and career readiness.

http://school.fultonschools.org/ms/elkinspointe/Pages/default.aspx

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Snack Boxes

Many children in our communities face personal circumstances that make it difficult to learn and thrive. Because of your generosity, Elkins Pointe Middle School received 146 boxes filled with snacks for students.


Esther Jackson Elementary School

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Esther Jackson is a Title 1 school, which means they have high percentages of children from low-income families. Their vision is for all students to learn to their highest potential.

http://school.fultonschools.org/es/estherjackson/Pages/default.aspx

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Snack Boxes

Many children in our communities face personal circumstances that make it difficult to learn and thrive. Because of your generosity, Esther Jackson Elementary received 300 boxes filled with snacks for students.


Foster Care Support Foundation

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The Foster Care Support Foundation is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that gives free clothes, toys, and infant equipment to Georgia's foster children. Their mission is to strengthen the ability of foster families to meet the needs of their foster children by implementing a community-based resource and education program that will decrease abuse and neglect in foster care and the need for institutionalized care.

http://fostercares.org

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Staff Salary Support

This gift allows them to hire a part-time grant writer to help increase funding and gives them the opportunity to pay their current staff more attractive wages.

Thrift Store Help and More

Volunteers received and sorted donations, stocked shelves, and assisted clients and customers with finding the items they needed at FCSF’s distribution center and boutique thrift store.


Fostering Together

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Fostering Together is a ministry that works to mobilize our community to serve the needs of foster children and foster families. By surrounding each foster family with a community of care, the foster parents are able to give more focused love and attention to the children in their homes.

http://my.northpointministries.org/fosteringtogether/

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Event Hosting and Childcare

Volunteers ran check-in, greeted, and directed foster families at the Fostering Together Annual Christmas Brunch. Others provided childcare during the event for the foster children and their siblings.


HomeStretch

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HomeStretch gives homeless parents and their children a safe and comfortable place to live while simultaneously helping them address the root causes of their situation and return to a life of self-reliance and stability.

http://www.homestretch.org/

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Mortgage Reduction for Low-Income Housing

HomeStretch was able to purchase an 8-unit apartment building for low-income families. This matching gift reduces their mortgage payment, allowing them to reallocate funds toward additional programs and funds for these families.

Data Management Tool

This gift allows Homestretch to purchase relationship management software, which will improve organizational efficiency.

Home Preparation and More

Volunteers assisted at the Youth Life Skills Program, delivered and installed Christmas trees, and prepared homes for incoming families by painting, cleaning, and landscaping.


Lighthouse Family Retreat

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Lighthouse Family Retreat serves children and the families of children suffering from cancer. At a seaside retreat, the children and their families are encouraged to laugh, restore family relationships, and find hope in God. A goal is to provide momentary normalcy in the midst of chaos. Kids are able to just be kids: to play in the sand, laugh in the sun, and enjoy a vacation, as if, for a week, cancer has all but disappeared.

http://lighthousefamilyretreat.org

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Retreat Preparation

Families serving Lighthouse Family Retreat prepared retreat supplies, created hope jars, and put together hope boxes for the retreat families. These simple service projects will impact families living through childhood cancer and will be an intentional way to show them Christ's love.


Mimosa Elementary School

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Mimosa Elementary is a Title 1 school, which means they have high percentages of children from low-income families. Their mission is to educate and challenge students to reach their academic potential.

http://school.fultonschools.org/es/mimosa/Pages/default.aspx

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Snack Boxes

Many children in our communities face personal circumstances that make it difficult to learn and thrive. Because of your generosity, Mimosa Elementary received 200 boxes filled with snacks for students.


No Longer Bound

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For over 20 years, No Longer Bound has been a place of refuge and healing for men suffering from addiction. Their faith-based program brings regeneration to men and restoration for their families, giving them the tools necessary to live their new lives.

https://nolongerbound.com

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Operational Costs

No Longer Bound must stay compliant with state requirements if they want to continue to serve men with addictions. This gift allows them to obtain state licensing and hire additional staff.

Meals and More

Volunteers provided meals and participated in activities with the men at No Longer Bound who could not go home for Christmas. Others decorated NLB homes and thrift stores for Christmas.


North Fulton Community Charities

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North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) compassionately offers hope and dignity to North Fulton families and individuals in need. Their mission is to build self-sufficiency and prevent homelessness and hunger in the community by providing emergency assistance and enrichment programs. Since 1983, they have been committed to assisting families with rent, utilities, transportation, food, clothing, medicine, and other basic needs.

http://nfcchelp.org

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Hotel Vouchers for Homeless Families

10% of people coming to NFCC are homeless. As a result, they have experienced an increase in short-term housing requests. This gift will cover one year's supply of hotel vouchers to keep roofs over the heads of families in need.

Education Center Operating Support

This gift supports the growth of NFCC's Education Center. The center continues to offer valuable support services like access to a computer lab, ESL classes, Microsoft Office™ certification courses, job search assistance, and resume design assistance.

Food Drive and Thrift Store Support

Volunteers unloaded and sorted food donations, received and sorted donations in the thrift store, and distributed food.


Pathways2Life

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Pathways2Life is a prevention and recovery program that is designed to relate and engage disconnected youth and their families. They utilize recovery by teaching, training, and leading churches in establishing Christ centered-support groups.

http://pathways2life.org/

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Meals for Teens

Volunteers prepared meals for teens in a support group.


Senior Services North Fulton

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Senior Services North Fulton provides programs and services for older adults in North Fulton County. They are the only agency in north metro Atlanta dedicated to serving adults over the age of 60. They offer Meals on Wheels, in-home services, senior health and wellness initiatives, resource and referral services, and transportation to medical appointments and other activities. They operate four senior centers.

https://www.ssnorthfulton.org

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Bingo, Meals, and More

Volunteers hosted Bingo night, provided and delivered meals to seniors, and performed general exterior work on homes.


STAR House Foundation

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STAR House Foundation provides after-school tutoring and mentoring for at-risk children throughout North Fulton County. They currently serve over 250 children through four Roswell school programs and often have a waiting list. Their summer camp bridges the gap for 120 students at the elementary level, focusing on academic retention so students do not lose necessary skills over summer break.

http://www.starhousefoundation.org

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After-School Assistance

Volunteers assisted elementary students with math, reading, and writing assignments.


The Drake House

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The Drake House is a crisis residential assessment center for homeless single women and children in the North Fulton area. Families are offered immediate housing and programs designed to provide stability for the children and assist the family in working toward housing self-sufficiency.

http://thedrakehouse.org

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Tutoring and Maintenance

Volunteers cleaned up at both The Drake House and The Drake Closet, cleaning, organizing, and doing landscaping. They also tutored elementary and middle school students.


The Summit Counseling Center

The Summit Counseling Center brings hope and healing to their clients by providing spiritually integrated professional counseling, consultation, and education. In addition to their main location in Johns Creek, they have two church-based satellites and provide therapy in six North Fulton high schools.

http://summitcounseling.org


UpStreet Special Needs Respite Care

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North Point provides programming on Sunday morning for children with special needs. As a service to the parents, North Point wants to offer a fun activity for children to attend while the parents have a morning out.

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Parents' Morning Out

Volunteers gave parents of special needs children the opportunity to have a morning out while caring for, loving on, and entertaining all of their children at a special event planned just for them.


Vickery Mill Elementary School

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Vickery Mill Elementary is a Title 1 school, which means they have high percentages of children from low-income families.

http://school.fultonschools.org/es/vickerymill/Pages/default.aspx

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Snack Boxes

Many children in our communities face personal circumstances that make it difficult to learn and thrive. Because of your generosity, Vickery Mill Elementary received 150 boxes filled with snacks for students.

Holiday Store Help

Volunteers helped kids create wish lists and shop for holiday gifts.


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