During these uncertain times, many of us are searching for ways to be of service while staying safe. Organizations have utilized their resources to answer the call of those in need, and friends and neighbors have come up with creative ideas to make a difference in our communities. From this crisis, we have seen new programs emerge to provide aid for those who are suffering and in need of support.
The National Council of Nonprofits put together a Nonprofits and Coronavirus COVID-19 Resource Guide with the latest information and resources that nonprofits can use to prepare and respond. On a local level, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms launched atlstrong.org, a website that serves as a COVID-19 resource hub for Atlanta residents. Georgia Legal Aid is offering a Resource List that includes a wealth of information to assist those living in Georgia during this crisis. Brownieland Pictures put together our own comprehensive list of Volunteer Opportunities in Atlanta at this time for anyone who would like to give back to their community.
Brownieland also celebrated National Volunteer Month throughout the month of April on our Facebook and Twitter sites by spotlighting a different Atlanta nonprofit each day and the incredible programs they offer. If you were unable to follow our daily updates, here is a summary of the organizations we featured and our experiences volunteering with them over the years. Our hope is that we will lift your spirits, inspire you to lend a hand, and share your stories during these uncertain times!
APRIL 1st – 5th
ALS Association of Georgia: Through education, support groups, access to care, and advocacy, the ALS Association of Georgia is working to defeat ALS and provide hope to people living with ALS and their families. Learn more HERE.
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy: Georgia Center for Child Advocacy’s mission is to champion the needs of sexually and severely physically abused children through prevention, intervention, therapy, and collaboration. Learn more HERE.
Fresh Harvest + CompostNow: A full circle partnership, Fresh Harvest delivers local organic produce to families in Greater Atlanta. CompostNow collects veggie scraps from many of those same customers, composts them, and delivers them to many locations, including the Fresh Harvest garden. Learn more HERE.
APRIL 6th – 12th
International Rescue Committee Atlanta: IRC Atlanta responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Learn more HERE.
Atlanta Children’s Shelter: The mission of Atlanta Children’s Shelter is to break the cycle of poverty for families facing homelessness by building pathways to long-term self sufficiency, and providing quality early childhood education. Learn more HERE.
Second Life Atlanta: Second Life Atlanta provides cash donations to animal rescue organizations to reduce pet overpopulation through adoption, spay/neuter programs, and education/awareness. Learn more HERE.
Charity Benevolent Fund: Charity Benevolent Fund is a volunteer-run nonprofit that sponsors 5k Runs/Walks and Fun Runs to raise awareness of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and stroke by providing free heart and health screenings for residents across Metro Atlanta. Learn more HERE.
Atlanta Mission: The Atlanta Mission provides emergency shelter, rehab and recovery services, vocational training, services, and transitional housing to more than 1,000 homeless men, women, and children every day. Learn more HERE.
Second Helpings Atlanta: Second Helpings Atlanta is an organization that picks up perishable foods from grocery stores, events, and other locations, and delivers it to front-line agencies feeding the hungry in Atlanta. Learn more HERE.
Grant Park Conservancy: The vision of the Grant Park Conservancy is to create a world-class park that preserves its historical importance and features; provides venues for active and passive recreation for individuals, families, and youth; and is an oasis of green space in the heart of Atlanta. Learn more HERE.
APRIL 20th – 26th
Early Reading Project with Ferst Readers: Ferst Readers is a nonprofit organization that strengthens entire communities by providing children and their families with quality books and useful literacy resources at home during the earliest and most critical stage of development. Learn more HERE.
Live Thrive Atlanta CHaRM: Live Thrive Atlanta’s CHaRM is a permanent drop-off facility that aims to improve our environmental health by encouraging reuse and diverting thousands of pounds of household hazardous waste, bulky trash and other hard to recycle items from Metro-Atlanta landfills and water systems. Learn more HERE.
Literacy Action: Literacy Action is the Southeast’s oldest and largest nonprofit of adult literacy and annually teaches over 1,000 adults how to read, write, understand mathematics, and learn other essential literacies necessary for a productive life. Learn more HERE.
SCA + Chattahoochee River Keeper: On Random Acts of Kindness Day, the Brownieland Team joined MUFG employees, and Student Conservation Association (SCA) volunteers at Zonolite Park to help Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) preserve Peachtree Creek by cleaning up trash and debris in and around the water. Learn more HERE.
W-Underdogs: The goal of the W-Underdogs is to address the challenges that at-risk youth face and provide them with the skills and sense of accomplishment to help overcome these challenges in their lives. We believe that the W-Underdogs program will energize the kids and their families and, in turn, contribute to a better community both short and long term. Learn more HERE.
APRIL 27th – 30th