“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)!
On April 29, students at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School marked a day of service and prayer in honor of the school's namesake by donating their time and (abundant!) energy to Simple Needs GA's My Birthday Matters program as well as programs of organizations such as MUST Ministries. SNGA founder Brenda Rhodes visited the school, located in Kennesaw, … Continue reading Discovering the joy of service
Our next donation drive and volunteer day is Sat., July 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Who would have thought a donated chair could make such a difference for a family in need? The client who received the black recliner from Simple Needs GA’s Simple Household Needs program burst into tears a couple of weeks ago when sharing the details of her situation with SNGA founder Brenda Rhodes. “When I delivered … Continue reading ‘Much more than a chair’ (plus the latest news from SNGA)
Most kids think of their birthdays as a time to receive. What could be better, after all, than hanging out with your friends, eating cake and ice cream and unwrapping lots of toys, video games and other fun stuff? For six-year-old Bryce of Roswell, a kindergartener at Tritt Elementary School, birthdays have always been about … Continue reading Six-year-old donates his birthday presents to kids in need!
Greetings, all. The fourth-annual Georgia Gives Day will take place on Thurs., Nov. 12. In case you're not familiar with it, it's a statewide online fundraiser geared toward helping Georgia nonprofits bolster their fundraising and awareness. Since 2012, Georgia Gives Day has raised about $5.2 million for nonprofits across the state! We hope you'll consider … Continue reading Support Simple Needs GA on Georgia Gives Day (Nov. 12)!
Hi, everyone. As you might know, Simple Needs GA has been collecting in-kind donations once a month at our Marietta warehouse. These are great opportunities to volunteer as well by doing things like putting together our Comfort Kits for people checking into local shelters, or sorting in-kind donations of household items, new toys, school uniforms … Continue reading Our biggest donation day yet!
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. Just wanted to give you a heads up about our annual bowling outing. We hope you can come out to AMF Marietta Lanes on Sept. 28 and bowl with us! All proceeds will go toward Simple Needs GA programs that benefit children and families in need.For all the relevant information, read our press … Continue reading Save the date: SNGA bowling outing on Sept. 28
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!