Tag: volunteering

‘By the Truckload’: Volunteer Russ Marshall Gives Back to People in Need

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…

‘Little Helpers’ Makes a Big Difference

Thousands of children have rolled up their sleeves to help people in need over the past eight years thanks to a service organization called Little Helpers. It all started in 2010 when founder Tran Bui Smith had an epiphany. “It just happened one day,”…

Next donation drive: Sat., July 21!

“I just moved out of a homeless shelter. I was approved for my own apartment, but I have no furniture or household items at all. Please let me know if you might be able to help.” —recent email to Simple Needs GA  UPCOMING DONATION…

SNGA: Awesome sauce!

Hi, Brenda, someone suggested you may be able to help with heating supplies tonight. Back in January when wind chills were more like something from Montreal than Marietta, SNGA Founder Brenda Rhodes received the message above from a woman who was sleeping in her…

Give the Gift of Warmth: Donation Drive this weekend!

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…

SNGA Donation Drive this Sat. (Aug. 19)

“My children and I didn’t have any beds or any furniture at all. We were sleeping on air mattresses. The beds and the dresser have been really great. The furniture is in good condition. I’m happy and the kids are happy. It was a…

Volunteer Spotlight: Stacy and Alicia

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” – Rabindranath Tagore.  Now and again, we like to touch base with our volunteers to find out how their lives have…