Category: News

Donation Drive on Sat., Aug. 18, from 10-1

Greetings, all. Our next monthly Donation Drive is Sat., Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at our Marietta warehouse. See list below for some of our most-needed items. If you can’t make it on Aug. 18, we’ll have drives next month on…

‘Little Helpers’ Makes a Big Difference

Thousands of children have rolled up their sleeves to help people in need over the past eight years thanks to a service organization called Little Helpers. It all started in 2010 when founder Tran Bui Smith had an epiphany. “It just happened one day,”…

Next donation drive: Sat., July 21!

“I just moved out of a homeless shelter. I was approved for my own apartment, but I have no furniture or household items at all. Please let me know if you might be able to help.” —recent email to Simple Needs GA  UPCOMING DONATION…

Next Donation Drive: Sat., June 16th!

I went beyond the walls of SNGA’s warehouse today to deliver a birthday to a pre-k child with Brenda. We were welcomed with open arms. Each present was opened with a ‘wow’—claps, cheers and a lot of thanks—and ended in hugs from the grandmother,…

Helping Kids in Marietta City Schools

As they work to brighten the lives of homeless children enrolled in Marietta City Schools, Ana Mateo and Brenda Espinoza see some heartbreaking situations. On any given day, they might talk to an elementary school student who lives in an extended stay hotel and…

SNGA seeks storage space for furniture

For: Simple Needs GA Marietta, Ga.                                                                           For Immediate Release SIMPLE NEEDS GA SEEKS STORAGE SPACE FOR FURNITURE PROGRAM –Marietta nonprofit loses 1,300-sq.-ft. space near the Big Chicken, seeks replacement for storage of furniture, beds and more for people coming out of homelessness. MARIETTA, Ga….

Next Donation Drive is Sat., April 21

“A thousand thanks; I’ve been saving up to buy detergent and cleaning supplies. Now I can use that money for food.” — single mother of four who received cleaning supplies from our Simple Household Needs program. Her only cleaning supplies were some soap and an…

Two Men And A Truck Goes the Extra Mile for SNGA

For: Simple Needs GA Marietta, Ga.                                                                           For Immediate Release TWO MEN AND A TRUCK GOES THE EXTRA MILE FOR SIMPLE NEEDS GA –Move crews from Marietta location make it possible for families to have furniture, beds and other items needed to turn empty houses…

SNGA: We’re Lucky to Have Our Volunteers!

“I want toys that I can give to children who don’t have any.” That’s what 9-year-old Payton Milligan told Santa last year when asked what she wanted for Christmas. Fortunately, Payton’s parents Tim and Debbyn happened to know about Simple Needs GA’s children’s programs,…

Family rebounds after Hurricane Maria

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,…

SNGA: Awesome sauce!

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…

Ending the Year with Good Deeds

“You and yours have been so much help. Thank you for the love you have shown my family. You have truly shown me we do matter.” — thank-you note from parent of My Birthday Matters recipient Greetings, all. As we say goodbye to 2017,…