As 2021 comes to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and the meaningful work we have done with Atlanta nonprofit organizations. The Brownieland Team is grateful for the opportunity to produce videos that make a difference and give back through our volunteer work each year. We hope you enjoy this 2021 walk down memory lane with us, and we look forward to sharing more Stories for the Greater Good with you in 2022!
Make-A-Wish Georgia works to transform the lives of critically ill children and their families by granting medically eligible children a once-in-a-lifetime, high-quality wish experience. Check out the video Brownieland produced in partnership with Make-A-Wish Georgia to learn more about this incredible nonprofit!
The Atlanta Speech School
The mission of the Atlanta Speech School is to help each person develop their full potential through language and literacy. Once again, Brownieland collaborated with the Atlanta Speech School to produce videos showcasing its remarkable programs. Learn more about the Atlanta Speech School’s Alumni Videos here and Coaching Videos for Cox Campus here. Watch the video below to discover the new Cox Campus course for Dual Language Learners!
At Brownieland Pictures, our mission is to empower nonprofits by expanding their reach and engaging communities through stories that inspire and motivate. Throughout 2021, we went behind the scenes to spotlight the work of some remarkable Atlanta nonprofits and show what a difference these organizations make in our community each and every day!
Partnership Against Domestic Violence
In honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Brownieland showcased Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV), Georgia’s largest domestic violence organization. Watch this video Brownieland produced in partnership with Partnership Against Domestic Violence for its 2021 Hearts with Hope Gala.
Read more Brownieland Behind the Scenes featuring Partnership Against Domestic Violence here.
Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta
Brownieland celebrated Women’s History Month by showcasing the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta (JWFA), a nonprofit organization promoting social change and creating positive opportunities for Jewish women and girls. Watch the JWFA Overview video we created together to learn more about this remarkable nonprofit!
Read more Brownieland Behind the Scenes featuring Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta here.
The Children’s School
Founded on the principle of welcoming all children, The Children’s School (TCS) community is one of the most diverse among all of Atlanta’s independent schools. Watch the video to find out what students, faculty, staff, and parents have to say about diversity and inclusion at The Children’s School!
Read more Brownieland Behind the Scenes featuring The Children’s School here.
Teach On Project
Brownieland showcased Teach On Project (TOP) in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Month. TOP is a metro Atlanta nonprofit with a mission to positively impact student success by investing in, energizing, and retaining excellent educators. Brownieland had the opportunity to catch up with seven past TOP winners and find out how the awards have changed their lives. Watch the video we produced in partnership with TOP to discover why we all need to celebrate educators for their extraordinary contributions to our children and communities.
Read more Brownieland Behind the Scenes featuring Teach On Project here.
For 40 years, CHRIS 180 has helped families thrive, given adoption and foster support, helped with homelessness and mental health issues, and has taken care of teens who age out of the foster care system. When COVID-19 hit, CHRIS 180 realized their clients and the community needed additional support, so they stepped up to the plate by maintaining services to ensure the safety of their community. Watch this video Brownieland produced in partnership with CHRIS 180 to learn more about the wraparound services they offered to the Atlanta community during the pandemic.
Read more Brownieland Behind the Scenes featuring CHRIS 180 here.
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta (JFGA) is a nonprofit organization that transforms Jewish values into tangible deeds. JFGA’s mission is to care for, connect, and strengthen the Jewish community throughout Greater Atlanta, Israel, and the world. Watch a video Brownieland produced with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta to showcase how they utilize inspiration, strength, commitment, and generosity to serve the Atlanta community and beyond!
Read more Brownieland Behind the Scenes featuring Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta here.
Atlanta Speech School
The Atlanta Speech School effects transformative change in the lives of children and adults through three preschools, a K-6 elementary school for children with dyslexia, a clinic offering therapeutic and academic language, literacy and learning services, and partnerships with other organizations. Watch Every Opportunity, a viral video we produced in partnership with The Atlanta Speech School that illustrates how changes in adult behavior can reinforce a child’s ability to learn and flourish.
Read more Brownieland Behind the Scenes featuring The Atlanta Speech School here.
This year, Brownieland featured a guest blog series as a way to showcase the amazing people in the nonprofit sector who work tirelessly to help those in need. Through our partnerships with local nonprofits, the Brownieland Team is constantly in awe of how much work goes into providing critical services to our communities. Learn more about some wonderful programs and events put together by local organizations in 2021!
Atlanta Women’s Foundation
As the only public foundation in Georgia dedicated solely to women and girls, the mission of The Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) is to be a catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we featured AWF Director of Communications, Kate Balzer, for our Brownieland Guest Blog Series.
Read more here.
Second Helpings Atlanta
Second Helpings Atlanta (SHA) is a nonprofit food rescue organization with a mission to reduce hunger and food waste in the Metro Atlanta area by rescuing surplus food and distributing it to those in need. In celebration of National Volunteer Month, we featured SHA Executive Director Andrea Jaron for our Brownieland Guest Blog Series.
Read more here.
Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta is a nonprofit community group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. In celebration of its annual Root Ball event, we featured Director of Outreach and Marketing at Trees Atlanta Judy Yi for our Brownieland Guest Blog Series.
Read more here.
Pebble Tossers is a youth development nonprofit with a mission to empower and equip youth to lead through service. Currently serving ten counties across greater Atlanta, Pebble Tossers links volunteers from all walks of life to service projects that fit their interests. To share their ripple of giving, we featured Pebble Tossers’ Olivia Bornkessel for our Brownieland Guest Blog Series.
Read more here.
Through the years, the Brownieland Team has volunteered with Atlanta nonprofit organizations and shared their stories for the greater good! It all started back in 2017 with our #10in10 Volunteer Campaign, and we have continued to volunteer with a different Atlanta nonprofit each month. Learn more about our Brownieland Volunteer Projects from 2021 and how these opportunities offered a way for us to give back to our community. We hope these stories inspire you to lend a helping hand in 2022!
Motherhood Beyond Bars
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Brownieland partnered with Motherhood Beyond Bars (MBB), an Atlanta nonprofit organization that supports infants with incarcerated mothers and reunifies families. MBB and the Brownieland Team created a project called Quilted Together. The Brownieland Team wrote 100 letters to pregnant incarcerated women and created an Amazon Wishlist Donation Drive that included urgently needed items.
Find out more about the Brownieland Pictures Volunteer Project featuring Motherhood Beyond Bars here.
Special Olympics Georgia
The Brownieland Team signed up to Be a (Virtual) Fan for Special Olympics with Special Olympics of GA (SOGA) through virtual volunteer opportunities offered by Pebble Tossers. SOGA provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Find out more about the Brownieland Pictures Volunteer Project featuring Special Olympics Georgia here.
Muscular Dystrophy Association of Atlanta
The Brownieland Team participated in MDA Atlanta’s 39th Annual Shamrock Campaign in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. For 70 years, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has been committed to transforming the lives of people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases.
Find out more about the Brownieland Pictures Volunteer Project featuring the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Atlanta here.
Park Pride is a nonprofit organization that engages communities in neighborhood parks around metro Atlanta through its work with community gardens, volunteer projects, community-led park redesigns, and grants for capital park improvements. In celebration of Earth Day, the Brownieland Team signed up to lend a hand with Park Pride volunteer opportunities to clean up various parks around metro Atlanta.
Find out more about the Brownieland Pictures Volunteer Project featuring Park Pride here.
Kate’s Club empowers children and teens facing life after the death of a parent, sibling, or caregiver. The Brownieland Team participated in the Kate’s Club 2021 Memory Walk supporting therapeutic programming to help children and teens establish healthy support systems and develop the necessary skills to cope effectively with their grief.
Find out more about the Brownieland Pictures Volunteer Project featuring Kate’s Club here.
Embrace Refugee Birth Support
In honor of World Refugee Day, the Brownieland Team organized a donation drive with Embrace Refugee Birth Support, a nonprofit organization with a mission to support, advocate for and educate refugees throughout the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience. The vision of Embrace is to empower and train refugee women to serve as childbirth assistants and educators within their ethnic communities.
Find out more about the Brownieland Pictures Volunteer Project featuring Embrace Refugee Birth Support here.
United Way of Greater Atlanta
United Way of Greater Atlanta’s mission is to engage and bring together people and resources to drive sustainable improvements in the well-being of children, families, and individuals in the community. In celebration of Back to School Week, the Brownieland Team participated in the United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Medlock Trail Restoration with the International Community School.
Find out more about the Brownieland Pictures Volunteer Project featuring the United Way of Greater Atlanta here.
Parkinson’s Foundation Georgia
Parkinson’s Foundation Georgia makes life better for people with Parkinson’s Disease by improving care and advancing research towards a cure. The Brownieland Team participated in the Moving Day Atlanta-A Walk for Parkinson’s event coordinated by Parkinson’s Foundation Georgia in support of the Movers and Shakers Team, a group put together in honor of our friend, Susan Brown.
Find out more in this guest blog piece by Susan Brown here.
Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta
The Brownieland Team helped families in need during Thanksgiving by participating in The Salvation Army Holiday Can-A-Thon, a canned food collection drive and partnership between Publix, 11Alive, and The Salvation Army that helps people in metro Atlanta and North Georgia who are food insecure.
Find out more about the Brownieland Pictures Volunteer Project featuring The Salvation Army of metro Atlanta here.