Giving Back to the Community – Local Charities
There are so many amazing charities in metro Atlanta, all of which could use your time or donations. This week, however, we wanted to focus more on the Towne Lake and Woodstock areas for local charities. If you have the time to volunteer or the resources to make a donation, why not consider having it be put to use in the local Cherokee County community?
MUST Ministries – 111 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA
A volunteer-driven organization, MUST Ministries addresses the basic needs of individuals, families and children with facilities in Cobb and Cherokee counties and programs in numerous other counties. Donations can be made at the MUST website or when they have various drives—food, school supplies, holidays, etc. This worthwhile charity has year-round needs and serves a large population of people. They provide meals to hungry children through their summer lunch program (more than 250,000 meals to date), distributed Thanksgiving food baskets to hundreds each year, collected books, food, clothing, diapers and many other needs for the area community.
Papa’s Pantry - Check their website for a specific list of food items needed as well as a list of convenient area food drop-off locations. Papa’s Pantry has provided food assistance to thousands of families for nearly 15 years. It also includes Master Training Center to help individuals and families in crisis get back on their feet.
Cherokee County Humane Society – This local pet charity has been around since 1975. In addition to their need for cash donations and pet item donations, Cherokee County Humane Society also runs a thrift store at 5900 Bells Ferry Road in Acworth. Items are routinely needed there.
Cherokee County Family Violence Center – This center has a 24/7 hotline that can be reached at 770-479-1703. A donation can conveniently be made at the website. The center offers emergency shelter and crisis intervention, affordable housing, education and support services.
Cherokee County Senior Services - This nonprofit offers a number of services to Cherokee County senior citizens, including Meals on Wheels and a Volunteer Driver Program which is looking for compassionate volunteers to help with the program. Many seniors in Cherokee County are unable to drive themselves to needed appointments and many do not have family members to assist them. The Volunteer Driver program provides trips to the grocery store, bank, post office, regular doctors appointments, etc. Schedules are set to accommodate the volunteer's availability and trips typically last 2 -3 hours. In addition, this organization has an Adopt-A-Senior Program that has become very popular each December, matching seniors with volunteers to fulfill basic Christmas wish list items.
Volunteer Aging Council - This nonprofit chapter helps raise funds for Cherokee County seniors. A list of current needs available for those with a desire to help is available on the website.
Give a Kid a Chance – Cherokee - This nonprofit sponsors a yearly back-to-school bash, giving children in need filled backpacks to free haircuts.
Forever Fed – Feeding the Hungry in North Georgia - This Woodstock based nonprofit a mobile food unit ministry that began in the area in 2010.
Most of the above charities have ways to convenient give a cash donation at their respective websites.
And volunteering one’s time is always a need. We hope at least one of these charities will be of interest to you for the Cherokee County area.
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