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.
Due to a pipe that burst, A Beacon of Hope's office recently flooded damaging equipment, furniture, flooring, drywall, and ceilings. This gift serves as a gap between the insurance payout and the purchase of new materials.
Volunteers provided baskets of baby items and gifts for new moms and dads, decorated for Christmas, and hosted a party for patients.
With this gift, A Beacon of Hope will hire two, new part-time employees for one year: a social worker and a nurse practitioner. With these employees, they can offer more comprehensive services to the women they serve.
Many children in our communities face personal circumstances that make it difficult to learn and thrive. Because of your generosity, Amana Academy received 300 boxes filled with snacks for students.
Amana Academy is a Title 1 public charter school. This gift covers the salary for a social worker to help their at-risk students and an administrative assistant to provide positive behavior support and maintain open communication between home and school for students with behavior challenges.
Volunteers assisted at-risk elementary students with reading and math, organized Christmas gifts, and refreshed the school with new paint.
Amana Academy wants to be able to assist its families when they have basic needs. Our gift provides the school's administration and counselors with funding to support students and families needing emergency intervention for things like food, clothing, medical, or hygiene needs.
Many children in our communities face personal circumstances that make it difficult to learn and thrive. Because of your generosity, Brandywine Elementary School received 300 boxes filled with snacks for students.
Brandywine has four classrooms and an outside area that are used by special needs students. With this gift, they will purchase specialized equipment tailored for the physical, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of these students.
Volunteers assisted children as they shopped for their families or exited vehicles before school in the morning and helped organize snack donations. Others provided care kits for teachers.
To make it more affordable for working families, the CDA wants to drop the price of tuition for 100 children in their preschool by $10 per week. This gift allows students to receive an excellent education at a more financially sustainable rate.
CDA wants to appreciate and retain their staff. With this gift, they will be able to give holiday bonuses to 45 teachers as a thank you for their dedication, to award attendance, and to encourage another year of great service.
This gift allows CDA to give two old classrooms a makeover with new flooring, paint, decor, and supplies, as well as an updated bathroom.
Our volunteers set up a Santa Shop, assisted parents while they shopped for their children, and provided essential supplies and toys for children. Others spruced up the teacher parking lot.
After 20 years and three layers of flooring, the floors in CDA's West Hall are beginning to chip. Janitors will soon be unable to clean them due to their fragility. This gift allows CDA to overlay the old floor with a new, better option.
Volunteers sponsored families in difficult situations by shopping for needed items and gifts to let the families know they matter and are loved.
Volunteers provided materials for and assembled buckets of supplies to serve families affected by a flood.
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 100 boxes filled with snacks for students.
Volunteers supported teachers during Saturday school sessions.
This gift allows eighth-grade students from low-income families to participate in clubs and afterschool programs, and to take part in field trips and experiences at a reduced or no cost.
This gift supports students from low-income families needing emergency financial assistance for things like food, clothing, medical, or hygiene needs.
Many children in our communities face personal circumstances that make it difficult to learn and thrive. Because of your generosity, Esther Jackson Elementary School received 288 boxes filled with snacks for students.
FCSF serves a vital and growing need throughout Georgia by providing free clothing, infant equipment, and developmental toys to thousands of children in foster and relative care. This gift supports their core operations.
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.
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.
This gift, managed by the county's Student Support Services, provides counselors in Fulton County's North School Cluster with funding to support students needing emergency financial assistance for things like food, clothing, medical, or hygiene needs.
Many children in our communities face personal circumstances that make it difficult to learn and thrive. Because of your generosity, Hembree Springs Elementary School received 100 boxes filled with snacks for students.
HomeStretch serves a growing homeless population in the North Fulton region and exists to guide homeless families toward permanent housing and lasting stability. This gift offsets the costs associated with their daily operations as they help families achieve stable finances, employment, and housing.
HomeStretch was able to purchase an eight-unit apartment building for low-income families. This gift helps pay down their mortgage, thus reducing their payment and allowing them to reallocate funds toward additional programs and for these families.
Volunteers delivered and installed Christmas trees, engaged with children while their parents received services, and prepared homes for incoming families by painting, cleaning, and landscaping.
Families 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.
Many children in our communities face personal circumstances that make it difficult to learn and thrive. Because of your generosity, Mimosa Elementary School received 6 boxes filled with snacks for students.
Mimosa wants to be able to assist its families when they have basic needs. Our gift provides the school's administration and counselors with funding to support students and families needing emergency intervention for things like food, clothing, medical, or hygiene needs.
No Longer Bound residents spend their mornings in class and their days at work in one of the organization's four industries. With this gift, NLB will demolish their old barn and replace it with a multipurpose recreation space that will provide residents a place to exercise and foster relationships with each other.
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.
In 2019, NLB received five new levels of state licensing that qualify them to expand access for men in need of addiction treatment. They can now treat men with co-occurring disorders, such as anxiety, depression, and bi-polar disorder. In response, they need to hire a Registered Nurse to supervise these new medical needs. This gift covers the salary of a nurse for one year.
About 18 percent of those coming to NFCC for assistance are homeless. For most of these individuals, the most critical need is financial support for temporary shelter. This gift will assist 181 families with hotel vouchers to keep roofs over their heads.
NFCC has seen an increase in the number of families affected by sickness who face homelessness because of medical bills, job loss, and reduced income. Through our donation, we will help NFCC cover rent and utilities costs allowing families to stay in their homes during their season of illness or loss.
Volunteers unloaded and sorted food donations, received and sorted donations in the thrift store, and distributed food.
This gift supports the growth of NFCC's Education Center. The center continues to offer valuable support services like GED courses, access to a computer lab, ESL classes, Microsoft Office™ certification courses, job search assistance, and resumé design assistance.
NFCC's Executive Director of 29 years, Barbara Duffy, is retiring. To help their staff adjust to the imminent changes, this gift provides their staff and board with five half-days of change management training.
For the upcoming year, there are seven employees for whom an up-to-date, reliable computer is of utmost importance. This gift will replace slow and increasingly unreliable computers for seven staff members and allow NFCC to purchase two new printers.
This gift allows Pathways2Life to continue building strong communities through meaningful connection with students. By providing prevention education, crisis intervention, and support they engage students and help them to identify risks, choose wisely, and live purposefully.
Volunteers hosted Bingo night, provided and delivered meals to seniors, and performed general exterior work on homes.
Star House Foundation provides tutoring and mentoring for at-risk students in five North Fulton schools. This gift helps Star House continue its work allowing students to have the support and opportunity to succeed.
Many children in our communities face personal circumstances that make it difficult to learn and thrive. Because of your generosity, Star House Foundation received 144 boxes filled with snacks for students.
Volunteers assisted elementary students with math, reading, and writing assignments.
Volunteers cleaned up at The Drake Center, cleaning, organizing, and doing landscaping. Others created laundry and suppy kits or move-in baskets for new residents.
The Drake House provides a lifeline for homeless families by helping them work toward stability and self-sufficiency. This gift supports the work of The Drake House as they bridge hope and opportunity.
Summit subsidizes school-based therapy for low-income families that are unable to afford the basic copayment for these services. This gift covers the cost of two therapists for three months to help meet the growing demand for therapy in elementary schools.
School principals, counselors, and teachers are in positions to identify at-risk students. Quick action on the part of staff and parents to provide suicide assessments can be the difference between life and death. This gift covers the suicide and self-harm assessments for students as well as the copays for lower-income families.
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.
Many children in our communities face personal circumstances that make it difficult to learn and thrive. Because of your generosity, Vickery Mill Elementary School received 100 boxes filled with snacks for students.
Volunteers purchased gifts for children that wouldn't otherwise receive Christmas presents.
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