Atlanta is a huge city with so much to offer. The city has a multitude of charities that makes getting involved easy. Whether you want to volunteer with food, kids, animals, recycling, organizing or building, the city has it. Dedicating your time to the help others in your community is a great way to get involved and make a difference in your town. Here are some of the top charities in Atlanta:
Habitat for Humanity:
“We build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.”
Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and making adequate affordable shelter a mandatory option for all those in need. Thanks to their courageous efforts, Atlanta now has one of the largest single-family housing developers and is the second largest out of all the HFH affiliates in the United States. If you are looking for a hands-on volunteering experience, Habitat for Humanity is perfect for you. Find a Habitat for Humanity near you by clicking here.
Atlanta Ronald McDonald House
The mission of ARMHC is to provide a “home away from home” for ill and injured children who must travel to receive aid at Atlanta children’s hospitals. During their stay, children and their families get spacious rooms, meals and constant care from local volunteers. There are so many ways to get involved and volunteer for the ARMHC, from helping keep the houses clean, cook nourishing meals and coordinating evening events. You are sure to help the families come together and feel right at home. Click here to choose a house near you and begin volunteering!
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
At Children’s, volunteers can assist with everything from patient care to customer service and administrative support. It is because of donations and fundraising efforts that each family receives the best care around. Whether you’re searching for a rewarding way to spend your time or looking for opportunities to give, the patients and families at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta would love your support. Click here to see the various ways you can volunteer and donate your time.
Headquartered in Atlanta, CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. CARE has several volunteer opportunities at their office, which is conveniently located in Atlanta, click here to apply. CARE is also a great charity to give to if you don’t have the time to give, click here to donate.
Hands on Atlanta
Hands On Atlanta helps individuals, families, corporate and community groups strengthen Greater Atlanta through volunteering at more than 200 nonprofit organizations and schools. Volunteers are hard at work tutoring and mentoring children, helping individuals and families out of poverty, improving Atlanta’s environment, and more. This charity provides so many options to get involved and help your community. Click here to learn more about the volunteer opportunities.
The Atlanta Humane Society
Who doesn’t love animals? There are so many animals out there looking for a home or just some love. The humane society relies on dedicated volunteers to socialize and walk the animals, interact with the public and share their mission for helping find our dogs and cats loving homes. Click here to find out the many ways to get involved and hang out with adorable animals that need your love and attention.
Atlanta Community Food Bank
The mission of the Atlanta Community Food Bank is to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community. 63% of children in Georgia depend on school breakfast and lunch programs each day, and when school is out, those meals aren’t available. Click here to find the perfect volunteer task for you or to donate.
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