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“Normally we receive hundreds of toys and gifts for the children in our community programs during the holidays season,” says Chaundra Luckett, chief marketing officer of CHRIS 180, an Atlanta-based social services organization. But as it has complicated most things, the pandemic has also impacted corporate holiday parties, where many donations are collected.
How to help Atlanta's homeless, elderly, restaurant workers, animal shelters, and more
From delivering Thanksgiving meals to fostering a homeless dog, here are a few ways you can volunteer this holiday season in metro Atlanta.
Expect a cultural heritage weekend at Zoo Atlanta, the last cross-country Warped Tour, and Georgia peaches on pizzas, barbecue, and even in beer at PeachFest.
Ticonderoga Club's Paul Calvert and Little Tart Bakeshop's Sarah O'Brien are working to rally Atlanta restaurateurs to support the efforts of those trying to help children who have been detained and separated from their families at the U.S. border.
Both LifeLine Animal Project and PAWS Atlanta are launching expansion projects to continue providing low-cost pet welfare services to the community. So how can you give back to them? (Hint: Some of them involve beer.)
This Veterans Day, Army officers Paul Tocci, Kevin Epp, Brendan Buckley, Corey Reiser, and Eric Osteen will give back to their community by debuting in Atlanta a new mobile app that seeks to make giving to charity an everyday task—ReSupply
Community Farmers Markets—a nonprofit network that likely includes at least one of your favorite Atlanta farmers markets—is hosting its inaugural Red Clay Soirée fundraising gala on Friday, November 10. The event will feature chefs from Kimball House, 8 Arm, the General Muir, Rising Sun, El Super Pan, and other favorite Atlanta restaurants.
Now that the storms have passed, it's time to look at how to help those impacted most by the destruction of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey.
In March 2016, after 11-year-old Cameron Tuggle learned that police dogs in his home county were unprotected while on duty, he launched a GoFundMe page to buy four K-9 vests, which can cost more than $1,000 each. He promoted the fundraiser online, and eventually the donations poured in from around the world.
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