Christmas program update / Dec. 16 Donation Drive

“They are the sweetest group of people I have met yet. They helped me and my children big time! 5 stars!”—Simple Needs GA client

 “We were so moved by seeing the extent of your work for the community. Cobb County is lucky to have you and Simple Needs GA to address what so many of us take for granted.”—SNGA donor

HO HO HO! IT’S THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS!
Greetings, all.

Christmas is almost here, and that means it’s time to ramp up SNGA’s Spirit of Christmas program!

Our goal is to provide children with three or four gifts worth $100 per child in total and parents with $25 Walmart cards. We also add at least one board game per family depending on the age and number of children. If we have enough donations, we’ll include some winter accessories for the kids, such as hats, gloves and scarves.

Our program kicks into full gear late in the season with a burst of volunteer activity right up until Christmas Eve. That’s because we help families that, for any number of reasons, were unable to sign up for other programs earlier.

In 2015, SNGA’s Spirit of Christmas gave gifts to 86 kids. Last year, that number climbed to 150!

It’s all thanks to you!

You can help in any number of ways: sponsor a family or child; encourage your company or group to hold a toy drive (or collectively sponsor a family or two); purchase board games, $25 Walmart cards and/or hats/gloves/scarves; volunteer and/or deliver gifts between Dec 20 and 24; provide financial support.

Please let us know how you would like to assist this year by emailing brenda@simpleneedsga.org.

UPCOMING DONATION DRIVE!
Our next monthly Donation Drive is Sat., Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at our Marietta warehouse. If you can donate new or gently used sweaters, jackets, coats, mittens, gloves, hats, flannel shirts, blankets—anything that could help a person stay warm—please do bring those items if you can.

If you can’t make it on Dec. 16th, don’t forget that we have added a Donation Drive (same time and location) on the first Saturday of every month as well. Next month that first-Saturday drive will be on Jan. 6, followed by the regular third-Saturday drive on Jan. 20. Mark your calendars!

Right now we’re very low on some much-needed items for our clients (gently used items, please; no stains or damage.). These include:

  • twin/full/queen mattresses, box springs, beds/frames
  • dining tables and chairs
  • dressers and chests of drawers
  • cable-ready TVs (not too heavy) as well as TV stands
  • nightstands/coffee tables
  • small household items
  • baby items such as pack and plays, strollers, high chairs and more

For a full list of needed items, please click here. Specific needs for our My Birthday Matters program are posted on our SignUpGenius.

Email brenda@simpleneedsga.org if you have anything to donate at this time. For large furniture, please email photos; we will arrange for you to drop off or for us to pick up.

Thank you for your support!

HOLIDAY SHOPPING? DON’T FORGET ABOUT AMAZON SMILE!
No doubt about it—ecommerce is bringing about huge changes in the way people shop during the holidays. Fortunately, there’s a great way to support SNGA as you sit on your couch and knock out your Christmas shopping on your iPad. Just go to smile.amazon.com, sign up for the program and choose Simple Needs GA from the list. After that, AmazonSmile will donate to SNGA each time you make a purchase! Just remember to go to the smile.amazon.com portal before you do your shopping!s7-j0saE

RECURRING DONATIONS

If you regularly make donations to Simple Needs GA (or would like to!), we’d love it if you would consider making your donation automatically recur each month. Just go to SimpleNeedsGA.org, click the “donate” buttons and then check “make this donation recurring (monthly).”

You can use your credit card or a PayPal account for these donations. However, if you plan to routinely donate online to SNGA, you might consider signing up for a PayPal Giving Fund account. PayPal Giving Fund charges no fees to enrolled charities, so all of your donations will go to SNGA!

Of course, you could also just mail a monthly check to:

Simple Needs GA
P.O. Box 670265
Marietta, GA 30066

SNGA IN THE NEWS
In case you didn’t see it, check out our new blog post about some nice recognition Brenda and SNGA have received this month! And thanks for all your support of SNGA!

https://simpleneedsgablog.com/2017/12/01/inthenews/

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP ON GAGIVES + GIVING TUESDAY!
On Nov. 28, Simple Needs GA participated in GAgives and the #GivingTuesday campaign. We just wanted to thank the generous folks who donated more than $2,800 in total to help people in need in our community. Fantastic! 😀

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP SNGA
Donate online here. Donations can be sent to Simple Needs GA, Inc., P.O. Box 670265, Marietta, GA 30066.

To volunteer as an individual, company, church or other organization, contact us at info@simpleneedsga.org. Visit our volunteer page for more info.

smile.amazon.com is a great way to support SNGA. Just sign up for the program and choose Simple Needs GA from the list. After that, AmazonSmile will donate to SNGA each time you make a purchase! Just remember to go to the smile.amazon.com portal before you do your shopping!

Check out how you can support us in similar fashion by signing up for Kroger Community Rewards!

 

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