“It’s the small things sometimes that make a difference. Love and compassion can be shown in so many ways. I want to thank you.” Simple Needs GA received this kind note from a shelter resident who received a duffel bag of full-size toiletries via our Comfort Kits program. But, really, this is something SNGA hears all the time … Continue reading SNGA’s winter drives: ‘Baby, it’s cold outside!’
Greetings, all. We wanted to give a big 'shout out' to the awesome volunteers from Foresters, the not-for-profit fraternal benefit society, who on Aug. 23 braved some seriously hot weather to put together nearly 150 birthday kits for our My Birthday Matters program. As Foresters members came to enjoy a day at Six Flags, they took time … Continue reading Thanks to the volunteers from Foresters!
Greetings, all. We wanted to let you know about a great opportunity to do even more for people in need through Simple Needs GA. Over the next few months, we will be forming several new volunteer committees. If you’re interested, please consider joining one! Here’s a more in-depth look at what we have in mind… … Continue reading Call for committee volunteers!
"My daughter said she is beyond excited about her gifts. I mean she looooves her gifts, especially the blanket. Thank you for this; I am so grateful." The quote above comes from the mom of a 9-year-old girl who had a great birthday with help from our My Birthday Matters program. Thanks so much for your support … Continue reading Heads up! June 21st donation drive!
“If the house isn’t clean, the children suffer.” This is from a thank-you note from a parent who received a cleaning kit from our Simple Household Needs program. “I always buy food first of course," she said. "Buying cleaning supplies is last. Thank you so much for this cleaning kit. It made me so happy … Continue reading Giving back: May 17 donation drive!
While at a local emergency shelter on March 21, Simple Needs GA founder Brenda Rhodes got into a conversation with one of the residents who had received a blue duffel bag packed with full-sized toiletries provided by SNGA's donors and volunteers. "He said the bag was very useful and appreciated, because many of the residents don't … Continue reading What a great month for SNGA!
“Today is my daughter’s birthday. She is nine years old and is really excited and extremely happy on her day. As a parent, I am in tears, because this is so important to a child. It’s absolutely great that there are others who care!”Simple Needs GA received this heartfelt thank-you letter last month from the … Continue reading ‘March Madness’ at SNGA
All of us shudder at the thought of our homes burning to the ground, but imagine what low-income families go through after they are suddenly displaced by a fire. Over the the past few months in Marietta, 47 adults and 24 children were forced out of their homes by a blaze that destroyed 15 units … Continue reading Fire-displaced families get help via ‘Simple Household Needs’
When Milena Skollar handed a box of new shoes to a disadvantaged elementary school student, she was surprised at the little girl’s overjoyed response. “She opened it up in awe, as though I had just given her something precious,” recalls Skollar, a social worker in the Marietta school system. “She immediately took off her old shoes—they … Continue reading Bring shoes—and smiles—to kids in need!
Hi Everyone! We just wanted to give you an update on some of the latest happenings at Simple Needs GA, including some new programs for homeless/disadvantaged children and their families! • For starters, our next volunteer day is Sat., April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at our Marietta warehouse. This will be the kickoff for … Continue reading Update and volunteer day!