Interested in giving back to Atlanta but not sure where to jump in? In a city that is vibrant and always changing, there is no shortage of places to lend a helping hand or contribute to a cause. Here are 7 organizations paying it forward in ATL.
The Atlanta Children’s Shelter
The Atlanta Children’s Shelter offers aid directly to kids. Children are given free day care, support and education while the organization provides services to their families as well. The Children’s Shelter solicits donations in a number of ways. These include monthly scheduled gifts, one-time gifts, volunteer work and many more options such as event sponsorships by groups.
Community Bucket is changing the way Atlanta volunteers. By focusing on group service projects followed by social events, Community Bucket makes service social. Sign up for a weekend event for the charity of your choice (common options are Park Pride, Concrete Jungle, Books for Africa and more), make some new friends while volunteering in the morning, then continue making connections in the afternoon at the event at a bar or brewery.
Atlanta Community Food Bank
The mission of the Atlanta Community Food Bank is to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community. While their core work is food distribution, their efforts extend far beyond that. Even if you don’t have much to give, $1 = 4 meals.
Lift Up Atlanta
Lift Up Atlanta’s mission is to provide the homeless and low-income families in the metro Atlanta area with safe housing, food, clothing and other services designed to help them meet their basic needs, to support their education, and to empower them to reach self-sufficiency.
Hands On Atlanta
Every day Hands On Atlanta volunteers are hard at work tutoring and mentoring children, helping individuals and families out of poverty, improving Atlanta’s environment, and more. This organization charity provides many options to get involved and help your community.
The Atlanta Mission
There are up to 7,000 homeless people in our community. While many of them find shelter most nights, as many as 2,000 of them are considered “unsheltered.” We’re all about restoring the dignity and worth of our homeless friends — to help them transform from the inside out. For good. Ending Homelessness. It’s what Atlanta Mission is all about.
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