Before Alan Stensland engineered bridges and buildings and helped the U.S. government plan for disasters, he played a fuzzy green monster adored by millions. Alan was the Atlanta Braves’ “Bleacher Creature” mascot from 1976 to 1979. He went on to study civil engineering at Georgia Tech and worked for the U.S. Forest Service and the … Continue reading ‘Bleacher Creature’ Pitches in for People in Need
“I wanted to THANK YOU again for the Christmas help this year. The kids were so happy and enjoyed their gifts so much. I can never express how much I appreciate all of y’all and how thankful I am that my kids were able to wake up with big smiles Christmas morning.” —Mom whose five … Continue reading Next Donation Drive on Sat., Jan. 18!
“My encounter with Brenda and SNGA revived my trust in humanity and renewed my faith and hope. It was the first time throughout the whole terrible ordeal that I felt compassion and not judged.” Last year, a family in Powder Springs lost their home of four years after the landlord sold the property. The mom … Continue reading SNGA Donation Drive on Sat., Dec. 21!
When Bert and Stella Blenner picked up 80 boxes of Always maxi pads at Sam’s Club a few weeks ago, they received some curious stares. But what has surprised everyone at Simple Needs GA is the Blenners’ extraordinary willingness to do anything and everything for people in need—including running unusual errands at local warehouse clubs! “Bert … Continue reading ‘Shining Lights in Our Community’: SNGA Volunteers Bert and Stella Blenner
The volunteer ushers at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (CEPAC) continue to support SNGA in amazing ways. The latest example came on Nov. 4 at CEPAC’s annual volunteer dinner, where these generous folks presented Brenda with a huge haul of household and other items that they had collected for SNGA’s clients. “The donations, which filled our entire … Continue reading Cobb Energy Centre Ushers Restock SNGA’s Warehouse with Huge Donation Drive
“I want to thank you for my birthday gifts. I know my mom is going through a hard time right now and I did not expect to even get anything. We are very grateful. You do a very good thing for people like us.” —Handwritten note from a teenage boy living in a shelter; he … Continue reading Donation Drive this Saturday (Oct. 19)!
“The best feeling in the world is, at last, knowing someone actually loves doing great, life-saving things.”—a child who received birthday presents from our My Birthday Matters program [Click here for the SignUp Genius to purchase current needs in this program.] “I’ve honestly never met a person/organization so kind and that goes out of their way … Continue reading Upcoming donation drives–and SNGA news!
On the first Saturday of this month, volunteers with our Simple Household Needs program picked up furniture from 10 donors and delivered furniture to eight different clients across Cobb County! Meanwhile, at our Marietta warehouse, Simple Needs GA volunteers worked hand-in-hand with clients to help them select small household items of every kind. "On Sunday, I went back to … Continue reading Simple Household Needs is going strong!
“Simple Needs GA helped me in a time of a frustrating transition. I was just leaving a domestic violence shelter and pregnant with my first child. Simple Needs GA took most of the burden of moving and starting over off of me. They made my home feel comfortable and safe. For that I will be … Continue reading Next Donation Drive is Sat., July 20!
First of all, they mended my broken heart. That’s how a formerly homeless mom responded earlier this month when asked how SNGA had helped her. Here’s a bit more of her story… FORMERLY HOMELESS MOM FINDS HOPE AFTER TOUGH JOURNEY “Anna,” a mom with a 3-month-old daughter and a 15-year-old son, looked around in her … Continue reading ‘Mending a Broken Heart’| June 15th Donation Drive