20 Apr Support Homeless Families During HomeAid Atlanta’s Essentials Drive
HomeAid Atlanta invites the metro Atlanta community to join the 19th Annual Essentials Drive & More to help the most vulnerable among Atlanta’s homeless population.
For the past 18 years, HomeAid Atlanta’s Essentials Drive has collected diapers and baby wipes for women with infants and toddlers experiencing homelessness in honor of Mother’s Day. Thanks to countless donors, this annual drive has collected over 1.3 million essential baby items, assisting thousands of moms and babies in the metro Atlanta area. This year, the Essentials Drive is more important than ever. Due to the overwhelming needs of nonprofits serving families and individuals experiencing homelessness amid the COVID-19 crisis, HomeAid Atlanta has expanded the reach of the Essentials Drive to include other essential supplies related to the ongoing pandemic.
An estimated 5,700 people in metro Atlanta are homeless on any given night and approximately 40% are families. Current social distancing guidelines and economic uncertainty prevent crucial volunteer support and funding for nonprofits serving these families and individuals in dire need.
“During this critical time, our partners helping our neighbors experiencing homelessness need our help more than ever! Our amazing community of supporters has been asking how they can help. As we all work together to figure out ways to live and work differently, this virtual drive could prove to be our most successful Essentials Drive yet,” said HomeAid Atlanta Executive Director, Mandy Crater.
All are encouraged to participate in the 19th Annual Essentials Drive & More by shopping from home. Donations will ship via Amazon Smile directly to organizations serving the most vulnerable among the homeless population at this uncertain time.
Click here to view shopping lists for the following Atlanta nonprofits participating in this year’s Essentials Drive:
Atlanta Children’s Shelter
Atlanta Dream Center
Atlanta Mission – My Sister’s House
Ceek to Fulfill
City of Refuge
Clifton Sanctuary Ministries
Community Advanced Practice Nurses, Inc. (CAPN)
Crossroads Community Ministries
Decatur Cooperative Ministry – Hagar’s House
The Drake House
Family Promise of Hall County
Forsyth County Family Haven
North Georgia Angel House
Rainbow Village Early Childhood Development Center
Salvation Army – Red Shield Services