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!

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About brhodes13

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.

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

  1. Laresa Holmes

    Hello my son and I have recently moved into our new place. We are in need of household items and furniture etc. We are thankful to be in our own place. My son Is 8 yrs old diagnoise with down syndrome. Your help will be greatly appreciated. May The Almighty God continue to BLESS this organization for you to bless others. Amen!


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