Before Alan Stensland engineered bridges and buildings and helped the U.S. government plan for disasters, he played a fuzzy green monster adored by millions. Alan was the Atlanta Braves’ “Bleacher Creature” mascot from 1976 to 1979. He went on to study civil engineering at Georgia Tech and worked for the U.S. Forest Service and the … Continue reading ‘Bleacher Creature’ Pitches in for People in Need
“My encounter with Brenda and SNGA revived my trust in humanity and renewed my faith and hope. It was the first time throughout the whole terrible ordeal that I felt compassion and not judged.” Last year, a family in Powder Springs lost their home of four years after the landlord sold the property. The mom … Continue reading SNGA Donation Drive on Sat., Dec. 21!
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT Late last fall, West Cobb resident Russell Marshall, known by friends and family as "Russ," learned about Simple Needs GA from his wife, Judy. As she gave him details about SNGA, Judy added that the organization needed truck owners to help out with deliveries for its Simple Household Needs program. Having retired in … Continue reading ‘By the Truckload’: Volunteer Russ Marshall Gives Back to People in Need
“The best feeling in the world is, at last, knowing someone actually loves doing great, life-saving things.”—a child who received birthday presents from our My Birthday Matters program [Click here for the SignUp Genius to purchase current needs in this program.] “I’ve honestly never met a person/organization so kind and that goes out of their way … Continue reading Upcoming donation drives–and SNGA news!
For: Simple Needs GA Marietta, Ga. For Immediate Release TWO MEN AND A TRUCK GOES THE EXTRA MILE FOR SIMPLE NEEDS GA --Move crews from Marietta location make it possible for families to have furniture, beds and other items needed to turn empty houses and apartments into homes. MARIETTA, Ga. (03/21/2018) — The TWO MEN … Continue reading Two Men And A Truck Goes the Extra Mile for SNGA
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)
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)!
“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. 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
“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!