“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
“My kids have not had new shoes in a long time. Now they can run and play and their feet don’t hurt. Thank you to everybody at this place. God will bless you, too.” Simple Needs GA received this heartwarming thank-you card, which included a kid’s drawing of a pair of sneakers, a few weeks … Continue reading Getting Results: An Update from 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!
Thanks so much to the Teen Community Service program at the Marcus Jewish Community Center for helping SNGA pack 85 duffel bags last weekend for people in need! On Sun., March 24, nine volunteers from the program, which provides Jewish middle and high school students with hands-on service opportunities throughout metro Atlanta, worked together to pack full-sized toiletries and … Continue reading Teens help SNGA provide toiletries to people in need
Can you imagine sleeping in the woods for eight years running? Or living in your car and lacking the money to give your children basic necessities like warm blankets, new shoes and enough to eat? A few of us at Simple Needs GA recently met at MUST Ministries to talk with some of our clients--people who … Continue reading Voices of people in need