When Simple Needs GA asked Leilani Charrié Gurram what she wanted for her birthday, the 14-year-old had an unusual request. No jewelry, jeans or iTunes cards for her. Leilani wanted a metal detector. And thanks to the generosity of SNGA's amazing donors and volunteers, that's precisely what she received (a Bounty Hunter TK4 Tracker IV, … Continue reading Family rebounds after Hurricane Maria
Hi, Brenda, someone suggested you may be able to help with heating supplies tonight. Back in January when wind chills were more like something from Montreal than Marietta, SNGA Founder Brenda Rhodes received the message above from a woman who was sleeping in her van. She had just found a new job, but hadn't been … Continue reading SNGA: Awesome sauce!
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. … Continue reading Simple Needs GA is in the news!
“My children and I didn’t have any beds or any furniture at all. We were sleeping on air mattresses. The beds and the dresser have been really great. The furniture is in good condition. I’m happy and the kids are happy. It was a really great experience.” The quote above is from “Sharon,” a working … Continue reading SNGA Donation Drive this Sat. (Aug. 19)
“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” – Rabindranath Tagore. Now and again, we like to touch base with our volunteers to find out how their lives have been enriched by serving people in need in our community. For … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Stacy and Alicia
Greetings, all. We wanted to let you know about an exciting benefit for Simple Needs GA coming up on Fri., Aug. 11, at the Kennesaw location of PearTree, a floral, home furnishings and gift shop at 1600 Kennesaw Due West Rd. Kim Kornblatt, owner of the family-owned business, is offering store-wide discounts of 25 percent … Continue reading Aug. 11 benefit for Simple Needs GA at PearTree in Kennesaw
“I don’t need a bed for myself, just for my kids.” – single dad, who called Simple Needs GA and asked for help after finding us online. Not only did this family receive beds for its unfurnished apartment, but also furniture, household items and, for the children, birthday presents, books and school uniforms. The dad … Continue reading Next donation drive is JUNE 17!