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