The coronavirus pandemic has caused mass closures of schools and businesses and is straining resources. Local nonprofits are struggling to meet clients’ needs as the coronavirus sickens thousands of people and forces layoffs and school closures. These organizations face increased demand while being forced to cancel crucial fundraising events. “Every nonprofit needs money. Many have canceled fundraisers like galas, luncheons, golf tournaments, road races, etc. which are an important source of unrestricted funding,” says Irene Barton, Executive Director, Cobb Collaborative. Here are some local nonprofits that could use some help.
COBB SENIOR SERVICES
1150 Powder Springs Street • Marietta 30064
Needs: Donations of canned vegetables, paper towels and toilet paper for clients. Delivery arrangements may be made by calling Merline Tippens at 770-528-2009.
THE EXTENSION – WOMEN’S CAMPUS
130 Holiday Street • Marietta 30060
770-528-4852 • www.theextension.org
Needs: Dryer Sheets, Toiletries, Feminine Hygiene Products
CENTER FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS
2221 Austell Road SW • Marietta 30008
770-333-9447 • ccyakids.org
Needs: Funding, gift cards to Target, WalMart, Kohls, Old Navy. Paper towels, napkins, plates, plasticware, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies. Individually wrapped snacks, cookies, nuts, chips, granola bars. Water bottles, gatorade bottles, juices.
CENTER FOR FAMILY RESOURCES
995 Roswell Street • Marietta 30060
770-428-2601 • thecfr.org
Had to cancel its annual gala in March, which is a source of unrestricted funding. Providing financial assistance (rent, mortgage, utilities, hotel stays) for families with minor children impacted by COVID-19. Please donate online.
48 Henderson Street • Marietta 30060
770-427-2902 • www.livesaferesources.org
Needs: Individual wrapped snacks- sweet & savory; small bottle of water; shelf stable food items that could be given to clients placed in hotels; personal care items especially hair care items for African American Women; fresh fruit; funds to purchase gift cards for clients.
FAMILY PROMISE OF COBB COUNTY
1823 Blackwell Road • Marietta 30066
678-594-3150 • www.familypromisecobbcounty.org
Family Promise had to cancel its annual golf tournament held in June, but invites the public to “Give A Mulligan” to help it fulfill its mission of providing emergency housing for families. secure.givelively.org/donate/family-promise-of-cobb-county/golf-outing-2020. You can also order a taco kit from Moe’s to support the work of Family Promise: familypromise.org/moes
SALVATION ARMY – MARIETTA CORPS
202 Waterman Street SE • Marietta 30060
770-724-1640 • salvationarmyatlanta.org/marietta
Please donate funds to continue providing financial assistance for basic services for our most vulnerable citizens.
1280 Field Parkway • Marietta 30062 (Donation Center)
770-427-9862 • www.mustministries.org
Needs: Canned meat, canned fruit, chunky soups, bags
of rice (less than 5 lbs)
DAVIS DIRECTION FOUNDATION
32 Fairground Street NE • Marietta 30060
770-693-5982 • www.davisdirection.com
Needs: Funds to support those in long-term recovery.
Call to see when thrift store will open for donations.
SIMPLE NEEDS GA
P.O. Box 670265 • Marietta 30066
678-266-3344 • simpleneedsgablog.com
Needs: Children’s toothbrushes, socks for women and men (ankle length), Stuffed animals for younger kids with the eyes sewn on, books for kids ages 3–4, Size 1 and 4 diapers, Women’s underwear sizes 4, 5 and 6. Will pick up stain-free mattresses and box springs outside of donors’ homes. Please email to ensure someone is available to accept your donations: info@SimpleNeedsGA.org. Donation drives are on select Saturdays.