East Cobb residents are VERY generous. We may be known for our uppity, snob-ish taste in food and consumer goods, and have been referred to as a little snobby about which schools our children attend (not us!). Despite our SNOB-ish ways, we prove to be very generous with those in need. Whether it’s a neighbor who’s recently experienced a home fire or a local fundraiser for our children’s school, we more times than not choose to give.
Here is a compilation of 3 local opportunities to get involved in, should you feel the need.
Project Interconnections, Inc. has many local residents who are a part of this fundraising team.
The only template of its kind in the country, they house over 450 homeless individuals who are also suffering from mental illness. They have had phenomenal support from this community.
According to their Facebook page, Project Interconnections “believe(s) hope begins with housing. Combining affordable housing with onsite supportive services, PII is one of the leading providers of special needs housing in the southeast.”
On their website there are ways to volunteer and donate. Do you know someone who could benefit from their services, pass this information along, or better yet, call them now to get the process started.
Corporate offices located at: 2198 Dresden Drive Chamblee, GA 30341
Local resident in need.
Our second opportunity to give is to local residents Michael Warechowski and his wife, Katie, and their young son, Michael Warechowski IV, ‘Mikey’. You may have heard about Mikey on 11Alive, see their video here.
We also posted about ‘Miles for Mikey’ a fundraiser fun-run this past May to benefit Mikey directly.
Mikey has MLD, a fatal disease with a life expectancy of 6-10 years. Michael and Katie, like any parent, want to give Mikey the best life possible.
If you would like to bless this family, here are some ongoing ways to help!
Just another cool, easy way to support- purchase this song.
People can always donate directly through their blog, http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/michaelwarechowski
Mikey’s next fundraiser is quickly
approaching on September 19.
East Cobb resident, Dr. Mark Ottenweller, heads up this worthy cause.
Our last featured way to get involved in bettering our community and world is through HOPE Worldwide. Superheroes for Africa is also on September 19th downtown at the Georgia Tech Campus. This is a great way to get the family involved in learning to give to something greater than themselves.
This program will support children orphaned in Africa due to AIDS. Funds will also be used in the ongoing efforts to provide child development and parenting programs for those left behind to raise these orphans.
Here’s a blurb from the page we set up specifically for East Cobb residents looking to get involved:
The orphan epidemic in Africa due to AIDS continues to grow and UNICEF has estimated that there are 18,000,000 orphans in Africa that now face increasingly desperate challenges due to lack of health care, education, nutrition, child protection, and increasing poverty. Millions of young girls are now at risk of rape, abuse, and violence.
HOPE worldwide has worked with orphans in Africa for 20 years and it has provided care and support to over 170,000 orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya, Ivory Coast, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, and South Africa.
Funding contributed for the orphans will supply food, educational materials, health care, staff salaries training, capacity building and program development for these programs in Africa.
Visit our page below to donate now. http://superheroes4orphans.causevox.com/east-cobb-resident
Thank you for your support of these local charities and so many more. Stay generous.