A Life-Changer in Georgia!


Throughout Georgia, a network of dedicated volunteers and community partners are joining together to serve their neighbors in need. In Athens, Atlanta, AugustaGainesville and Rome, as well as through our programs such as Breakthru House and Housing, and our regional initiatives Smart Lunch, Smart Kid and Feed the Hungry, we are serving more Georgians than ever before. When you get involved in breaking the cycle of poverty for your neighbors in need, it’s not just their lives that are changed. It’s YOURS, too!

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Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Where? Metro Atlanta
Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Make and deliver 150 lunches to Tucker children at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18.

  • LOCATION: Tucker, Ga.
  • CONTACT: Rachel Ruckart, SLSK lead program coordinator
Feed the Hungry

Host a food drive to benefit FTH or pack food boxes for needy families at our warehouse or your location.

Women’s Community Kitchen

Provide or serve a meal at the Women’s Community Kitchen.

Breakthru House

Provide items on our Christmas Wish List for our clients battling addiction. Deliver or mail unwrapped gifts to Breakthru House.

    • 18 twin sheet sets, pillows and comforters
    • Three sets of new cookware 
    • Journals
    • Scarves
    • Gloves
    • Winter socks
    • CDs of uplifting music or meditations
    • Kroger Gift Cards ($30 increments preferred)
    • 7-day MARTA passes ($23.75 each)
    • Home Depot gift cards
    • Michael’s gift cards 
Action Ministries Housing

Donate items for a welcome kit for families transitioning out of homelessness.

  • LOCATION: Action Ministries Housing office, 1017 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307
  • CONTACT: Shannon Ball, director of support teams and volunteer relations 
Welcome House

Lead a Creativity Night or Game Night with interns from the Candler School of Theology to encourage residents to socialize and practice creative expression. All new volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation.

  • LOCATION: Welcome House, 234 Memorial Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • CONTACT: Anthon Holmes, activities coordinator
Where? Athens
Our Daily Bread

Provide personal care kits to be distributed at Our Daily Bread’s annual Christmas meal at Chapelwood UMC. Deliver kit items to the Fellowship Hall of Chapelwood UMC on  any weekday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The deadline for dropping off supplies is Friday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m.

    • Wash cloth
    • Hand towel
    • Bath-size bar of soap
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste: 4-7 oz. size
    • Deodorant
    • Disposable razor
    • Nail clippers
    • Comb
    • 6 Band-aids 
  • LOCATION: Chapelwood UMC Fellowship Hall, 100 Janice Drive, Athens, GA
  • CONTACT: Solomon Smothers, program administrator
Smart Lunch, Smart Kid
Donate funds to cover a box of food or pack and deliver food boxes to 50 families in need on Monday, Dec. 29. To donate, click here and write “SLSK Athens Holiday Delivery” in the comments box.
Where? Augusta
Maxwell House
We need volunteers to help decorate Maxwell House’s community room at the beginning of December for Christmas, and groups to provide musical entertainment during the day to get folks in the Christmas spirit. You can support Maxwell House by purchasing a pound of our Buona Caffe Welcome Home blend coffee as a gift. Volunteers also can provide items on our holiday wish list — sign up online below.
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Where? Gainesville

Volunteer during White Christmas distribution day, Dec. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We also still need donations to provide families with food boxes.

  • LOCATION: Action Ministries Gainesville, 1 1st Street, Gainesville, GA 30504
  • CONTACT: Terri Armour, executive director
Where? Rome
Bagwell Food Pantry

Host a food drive to stock the pantry or work in the community garden.

  • LOCATION: The Faith Center Warehouse, 207 East 19th Street, Rome, GA 30161
  • CONTACT: Gary Chagnon, executive director