Monthly Archives: November 2015

Support Simple Needs GA on Georgia Gives Day (Nov. 12)!

GGD2015_logo_web_495x630px(1)Greetings, all.
The fourth-annual Georgia Gives Day will take place on Thurs., Nov. 12. In case you’re not familiar with it, it’s a statewide online fundraiser geared toward helping Georgia nonprofits bolster their fundraising and awareness. Since 2012, Georgia Gives Day has raised about $5.2 million for nonprofits across the state!

We hope you’ll consider supporting Simple Needs GA! Just click here to make a donation through the Georgia Gives Day site.

You can give on any day of the year, but there’s an advantage to giving on Nov. 12: Each year, the campaign runs prize competitions throughout the day–Power Hours, Golden Tickets, leaderboards and more. Your gift on Nov. 12 could put SNGA in the running for incentives that boost our fundraising even more.

The point, of course, is to help even more people in need. We are absolutely thrilled to be able to grow programs such as SNGA’s My Birthday Matters, which provides birthday gifts to homeless kids. Not long ago, we got this message from one of the counselors at the YWCA of Northwest Georgia:

Hey, Brenda! The mom just called me about the gift I just gave her. They are both ecstatic! She said the shorts fit and that her daughter went nuts when she opened the basketball that was blue and black, since blue is her favorite color. She almost cried when she opened the book. The mom said ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you so much!’DOC003

Or this message from one of our awesome volunteers:

Recently my 12-year-old daughter and I delivered birthday gifts to a 17-year-old boy as part of Simple Needs GA’s My Birthday Matters program for homeless kids. I can’t even describe how much it moved both of us to see the happiness in the faces of the birthday boy and his mother. Just being able to give this boy and his mother a small sense of ‘normal’ in a very difficult time was incredible. I’m so thankful there are organizations like Simple Needs GA out there. They help provide those in need with the very simple things many of us take for granted,and they treat all of their clients with the dignity and respect they deserve. No judgment, just kindness and compassion. Thanks, Simple Needs GA, for all you do!

And thanks to you for helping people in need!