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!
Last year, a family in Powder Springs lost their home of four years after the landlord sold the property. The mom and her disabled veteran husband, who is now awaiting both heart and kidney transplants, were homeless for five months. So were their children ranging in age from 2 to 18 years. Thanks to Simple … Continue reading From a Client in Her Own Words
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
November donation drive info and news updates for Simple Needs GA.
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
If You Need Help for Your Family... Simple Needs GA's Spirit of Christmas program is by referral only (from school counselors and other nonprofits and agencies). If you live in Cobb County and need help for your family during the 2019 holiday season, please check out our list of Christmas resources in Cobb. [NOTE: Deadlines … Continue reading Want to help a Christmas family? Need help?
“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)!
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT Late last fall, West Cobb resident Russell Marshall, known by friends and family as "Russ," learned about Simple Needs GA from his wife, Judy. As she gave him details about SNGA, Judy added that the organization needed truck owners to help out with deliveries for its Simple Household Needs program. Having retired in … Continue reading ‘By the Truckload’: Volunteer Russ Marshall Gives Back to People in Need