Greetings, all.

We wanted to give a big ‘shout out’ to the awesome volunteers from Foresters, the not-for-profit fraternal benefit society, who on Aug. 23 braved some seriously hot weather to put together nearly 150 birthday kits for our My Birthday Matters program.

As Foresters members came to enjoy a day at Six Flags, they took time to make birthday cards for the kids and put together the care packages, which included things like coloring books, crayons, markers, cards, and underwear.

Jessica Heidish, Foresters’ Member Coordinator, read about Simple Needs GA in the newspaper and felt My Birthday Matters was a good fit for the organization’s mission–namely to champion family well-being by supporting charities that benefit families.

Local Foresters member Cleo Sloan said the volunteer event was a rewarding day.

“It was a really great experience working with SNGA during our Foresters Family Day Event at Six Flags,” Cleo said. “Being presented with the opportunity to create awareness and assist in providing school supplies and basic needs supplies for young girls within the Marietta City School System battling homelessness, really enlightened our members as well as their family members about the difference that we can make within our community. It takes working with organizations like SNGA to remind us of how a kind and simple act (assembling care packages or creating hand-made birthday cards) can positively impact someone else’s life.”

A big thanks to board member Kasey Litt for working with the volunteers as well!

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