Volunteering each month is the heart and soul of Brownieland. Since the start of our #10in10 Volunteer Campaign back in 2017, the Brownieland Team has continued to volunteer with a different Atlanta nonprofit every month, sharing each incredible mission with a broader audience in hopes of motivating others to pitch in and make a difference.
With that said, the current COVID-19 pandemic has made us do things a little differently this month. Instead of lending a helping hand to one organization, we are sharing ways how we all can support the Atlanta nonprofits that Brownieland has volunteered with over the years. Each and every one of the organizations we have volunteered with has made us better people, and the work they do helps define Atlanta as a community that cares deeply. We hope this inspires you to make a difference during these uncertain times. As Mr. Rogers said, “When I was a boy, and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping’.”
Pebble Tossers is a youth development nonprofit with a mission to empower and equip youth to lead through service. Pebble Tossers is connecting service projects with their nonprofit partners and the people they serve during this time. Find out how you can help HERE.
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
The mission of the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy is to champion the needs of sexually and severely physically abused children through prevention, intervention, therapy, and collaboration. They have put together a list of resources for parents and children during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Second Helpings Atlanta
Second Helpings Atlanta is a nonprofit food rescue organization whose mission is to reduce hunger and food waste in the Metro Atlanta area by rescuing surplus food and distributing it to those in need. Considered an essential business during this time, Second Helpings Atlanta can continue to serve neighbors in need through food donations and allow their Volunteer Driver community to continue rescuing, transporting, and delivering surplus food donations. Find out how to volunteer HERE and to donate HERE.
Atlanta Community Food Bank
The Atlanta Community Food Bank is taking proactive steps to protect the neighbors they serve, their Food Bank team, and supporters during this time. The ACFB is experiencing a huge increase in need while the pandemic impacts families in Atlanta so your support is more critical than ever. Every $1 helps provide enough food for up to 4 meals. Find out more about how you can help HERE.
Meals On Wheels Atlanta
Meals On Wheels Atlanta’s mission is to support senior independence through meals, shelter, education, and community. According to this WABE article by Emil Moffatt, MOWA has seen an increase in volunteers but is in need of more financial support. You can donate HERE.
Open Hand Atlanta
Open Hand Atlanta is a nonprofit empowering people to live healthier, more productive lives by creating access to healthy meals and nutrition education, empowering clients and the community to achieve personal goals for health and wellness. Currently, Open Hand staff are handling any packing assignments but they are still in need of drivers and financial donations. Find out more HERE.
International Rescue Committee Atlanta
International Rescue Committee Atlanta provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. Many families are in need of support now more than ever—and you can help! Donate to the IRC Atlanta’s Crisis Prevention Fund to ensure our newest neighbors have the resources and services they need to get through this trying time. Also check out Spread facts, not stigma from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Together we can continue to extend compassion to new Americans fleeing violence and persecution.
The Atlanta Mission transforms the lives of those living in homelessness. As The Atlanta Mission continues to care for men, women, and children experiencing homelessness amidst concerns of COVID-19, the health and safety of their staff and clients are their top priority. You can donate to their urgent needs list which includes cleaning products and hand sanitizer or give financially to their program. Find out more HERE.
Atlanta Children’s Shelter
The mission of the Atlanta Children’s Shelter is to break the cycle of poverty for families facing homelessness by building pathways to long-term self-sufficiency. They have created the Covid Emergency Family Fund to provide assistance for food, emergency rent, utilities help or anything it takes to keep the families they serve permanently housed and stable until school opens and they can return to work. Find out more HERE.
Second Life Atlanta
Second Life Atlanta is a nonprofit organization that helps pets find loving homes through their community-focused resale stores. Unfortunately, their stores are temporarily closed until further notice. However, you can support SLA by shopping online, making monetary donations or memorial/tribute donations, and signing up for giveback programs through Amazon Smile and Kroger. Find out more HERE.