“I am very grateful for you. I really felt lost, but you made my kids feel so special. My 13-year-old knows that God is always looking out for us.”—Client of SNGA’s Simple Household Needs program (see story below) ‘SIMPLY SAYING’ (A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER, BRENDA RHODES)We want to say thanks—once again—to all of our … Continue reading ‘You Made My Kids Feel So Special’
When ‘Sharon’ came to Georgia to escape domestic violence, she and her 7-year-old daughter, who has autism, had only clothing to call their own; they had to leave everything else behind. Sharon called us on a Thursday—the day she moved into her apartment—to request beds, furniture and household items. Brenda asked our very dedicated volunteer … Continue reading Give the Gift of Warmth: Donation Drive this weekend!
“I asked a church for some pots and pans and am now receiving so much more!” Earlier this summer a single mom with a young daughter and a teenage son went to a local church and asked for some pots and pans so she could cook for her children. The church referred this family, which … Continue reading Simple Needs GA low on donated items. Drive is tomorrow, Aug. 20!
Our next donation drive and volunteer day is Sat., July 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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!
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!
Now that the holiday season is over, life feels like it is getting back to “normal.” The one thing I miss, though, from the holiday season, is the many posts from people being thankful. The holiday season seems to put people in a reflective mood. They remind us to acknowledge the things we are grateful … Continue reading Thankfulness Doesn’t End after the Holidays
“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!