On Tues., Nov. 28, the Cobb Collaborative honored SNGA Founder Brenda Rhodes with its Volunteer Award during the 24th Annual Human Services Award luncheon and ceremony. The event recognizes nominees from local businesses and nonprofits for their dedication to working or volunteering with people in need in Cobb County or for their professionalism, collaboration and community-involvement.

In addition to recognizing Brenda, the organization gave Missy Owen of the Davis Direction Foundation its professional award. Campus Awareness, Resource & Empowerment (CARE) Services of Kennesaw State, which helps homeless students among others, received Cobb Collaborative’s William E. “Bill” Hanson Collaboration Award.

“It is so nice to receive recognition for the work we’re doing at Simple Needs GA,” Brenda said. “Exposure like this helps raise our profile in the community and can introduce more people to what we do, inspiring them to get involved and be a part of it. I was moved to see so many great people with a shared commitment to helping their community.”

And speaking of exposure, Brenda was featured on the cover of the December 2017 issue of the East Cobber magazine, and was profiled in a nice article on p. 4. The piece described Brenda’s lifelong commitment to volunteering for a variety of nonprofit organizations and also explained the history and mission of SNGA. Check it out here!

“Thanks so much to Cynthia Rozzo, publisher of the East Cobber, who has been doing a fantastic job with the monthly magazine since creating it in 1993,” Brenda said. “I met Cynthia last year; when I told her about SNGA, she subsequently came by for a tour of our space to learn more about our programs. I’m so glad she took an interest what we do.”

Lastly, just a reminder that our next two Donation Drives will be this Sat., Dec. 2, as well as Sat., Dec. 16.

As usual, they’ll be at our Marietta warehouse from 10 to 1. For more info, visit our current needs page and/or email brenda@simpleneedsga.org.

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