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
When Simple Needs GA asked Leilani Charrié Gurram what she wanted for her birthday, the 14-year-old had an unusual request. No jewelry, jeans or iTunes cards for her. Leilani wanted a metal detector. And thanks to the generosity of SNGA's amazing donors and volunteers, that's precisely what she received (a Bounty Hunter TK4 Tracker IV, … Continue reading Family rebounds after Hurricane Maria
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)!
Moving is no simple task. In addition to muscle power, it requires valuable commodities such as time, a good sense of direction, skill in driving an oversized truck and — perhaps trickiest of all — the ability to coordinate pickups and deliveries among multiple parties with hectic schedules. This is precisely why picking up donations … Continue reading ‘A Moving Gesture’: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® gears up to help Simple Needs GA!
Did you know that over the past six years Wells Fargo has given more than $1.5 million to nonprofit groups in Georgia through its “Days of Giving” campaign? On Oct. 29, we at Simple Needs GA (SNGA) were honored to receive a $1,000 grant from the bank at a celebration in Marietta. All told, the … Continue reading Donor Spotlight: Wells Fargo gives back
A big shout of thanks to the Sope Creek Elementary Rise Up! 4 Christ chapter! They have chosen Simple Needs GA's 'My Birthday Matters' program as their Compassion Challenge beneficiary. I attended their chapter meeting on Friday to talk about SNGA and MBM. RISE UP! is an after school program for elementary-aged children with the … Continue reading Children to help SNGA’s ‘My Birthday Matters’
Simple Needs GA (SNGA) is blessed to partner with some incredible organizations. On October 28, some great kids from Casa Montessori in Marietta volunteered at our space. They put together toiletry kits, colored birthday cards, cut and tied no-sew blankets, and organized birthday kits. The group also brought a ton of donations of new kids’ … Continue reading Kind-hearted kids helping people in need