Volunteering in Cascade and the greater Southwest Atlanta community is a great way to give back to others and spread holiday cheer and warmth in your community.
Donating your time or giving a special holiday gift to a family or child in need can make a big impact.
There are lots of ways to help make the holidays truly special for those who are less fortunate. You can pack a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child, adopt a family through The Salvation Army or donate to Toys for Tots.
The main place that is in need of holiday gifts and volunteers in our area is the Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry organization. This year the organization has seen a steep decline in the amount of donations collected. According to a WSB report, the organization actually had to turn some families away this week due to empty boxes that they planned to be able to give away. Feed the Hungry signed up 1200 families to receive donations, but has struggled this week to be able to supply enough gifts to fill each of those boxes.
Despite low turn-out, the President of Feed the Hungry, Elisabeth Omilami told WSB that they are committed to make sure every child has a smile on their face this Christmas.
Please help Hosea Feed the Hungry and the children of Southwest Atlanta by dropping off toys and other donations to their Donnelly Ave. warehouse. There is a special need for gifts for middle-school aged children and teens. Even gift-cards are a great gift this season!
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