Atlanta Community Food Bank 732 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA30318 The Atlanta Community Food Bank is inside of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Warehouse is West…More Atlanta. It was founded by Bill Bolling in 1979 and originally operated out of the basement of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Midtown. The food bank now provides food for more than 700 non-profit agencies. These agencies include food pantries, community kitchens, shelters, senior centers, and child care centers in Atlanta and other areas throughout North Georgia. It has an interactive website with helpful information about the various ways to donate and volunteer. Individuals and companies can make monetary donations online and walk-in food donations are accepted on-site during weekday hours. It also has volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups of up to 25 people. The Atlanta Community Food Bank sponsors and organizes events to raise money and awareness about hunger and nutrition. Information about the Hunger Walk/Run, Community Gardens, Kids in Need, and other annual community activities is posted on its website.
Founded in 1873, the Atlanta Humane Society is the oldest nonprofit animal welfare organization in Atlanta. The…More Atlanta Humane Society works to address pet overpopulation, help abused animals and encourage pet adoption.
The shelter is open seven days a week for adoptions and does not euthanize for time or space. The organization offers many assistance programs and services, including spaying and neutering, dog training, educational programs, pet boutique, grief counseling, animal admission and pet-facilitated therapy.
The Atlanta Humane Society operates the Howell Mill Road Animal Wellness Clinic at 981 Howell Mill Rd. Wellness services are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8am to 5pm. Since the Atlanta Humane Society is funded through donations, volunteers are always need to assist operations.
Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children 655 Ethel St NW, Atlanta, GA30318 The Atlanta Day Shelter is a refugue and support system for homeless women and children. The building and its…More administrators provide a safe, welcoming and professional environment. The shelter began in Atlanta in 1894 at a time when there were only night shelters and the only day shelters were for men. There is no residency in this shelter. Administrators keep a record of who is visiting and offer many programs to help the women become self-reliant. Through the Job Readiness Program, professional counselors, help from volunteers and corporate funding, most women gain a job that pays higher than minimum wage. The shelter has been at its current location since opening in 1984 and there is still room to serve more families in need.
Rebuilding Together-Atlanta 1429 Fairmont St NW, Atlanta, GA30318 Rebuilding Together is a national organization dedicated to making good homes for people who truly need them. The idea…More started with a team in Midland, Texas in 1973 who reconstructed one neighbor's down-trodden home. In 1988 the national office in Washington, D.C. founded Rebuilding Together under the name, "Christmas in April." Now the organization has over 255 branches and rebuilds houses year-round. The Atlanta program focuses on Fulton county low-income, disabled and elderly residents. Renovations include home repairs, roof installation and handicap access additions. The team also refurbishes abandoned homes for the homeless. Atlanta Executive Director Jan Jordan says, "If a house is boarded up, we put a tenant in there." Projects are directly supported by volunteer workers, neighborhood leaders and corporate funds.