Children to help SNGA’s ‘My Birthday Matters’

A big shout of thanks to the Sope Creek Elementary Rise Up! 4 Christ chapter! They have chosen Simple Needs GA’s ‘My Birthday Matters’ program as their Compassion Challenge beneficiary. I attended their chapter meeting on Friday to talk about SNGA and MBM.

10382743_796683367034028_8078294000419924980_nRISE UP! is an after school program for elementary-aged children with the purpose of teaching Biblical applications in a creative and fun environment that allows each child to feel Christ’s unconditional love. The Compassion Challenge gives $1 to each student, asks them to identify an area where they are talented and use those talents to turn that $1 into more money throughout the month of December.

“I heard that one Sope Creek family already did their Compassion Challenge by hosting a basketball tournament at their home this weekend and raised over $300 for SNGA,” said Kim Miller, one of the organizers of the Sope Creek chapter. “We are praying for more great results in the weeks ahead!”

We are honored and excited to be a part of this effort!

Thanks to you for your support of people in need.
–Brenda Rhodes

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Brenda Rhodes (president, events committee) founded Simple Needs GA in June 2010. Over the past 16 years, she has volunteered her time with a host of nonprofit organizations in Cobb County and Metro Atlanta, including MUST Ministries, Good Mews Animal Foundation, Special Olympics, the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Hands on Atlanta and The Center for Family Resources. Brenda also contributes to the local missions teams and sings in the choir at First United Methodist Church of Marietta. In recognition of the thousands of hours she has spent volunteering, Brenda received the National Points of Light Award in both November 2007 and July 2010. She was the featured Hands on Network volunteer on MSNBC’s “Brewing Together” program in 2009. The prior year, she received both the Lifetime President’s Volunteer Service Award and the Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award. Brenda was Hands on Atlanta’s Premier Volunteer in 2004 and received her University’s Alumni Service Award in 1997. Previously an IBM team leader, Brenda was recognized in the YWCA of Northwest Georgia’s 2012 Tribute to Women of Excellence. www.linkedin.com/pub/brenda-rhodes/4/2b2/77

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