Places to Help - Sandy Springs Dunwoody Chamblee Doraville Atlanta

Helping Neighbors Updated November 19, 2020

By Diana Friedman Cole, Owner Publisher Editor Sandy Springs Dunwoody Macaroni Kid November 18, 2020

As a child, I was always taught it was a Mitzvah to donate.   As we enter the Holiday season with Covid it so important to help others that are affected by this awful pandemic or just people and families that need help.  

Giving back is one of the greatest gifts a person can experience, seeing first-hand how your time, expertise or effort can help make the lives of others better. Instilling that knowledge in children at an early age is a great way not just to add to the charity and volunteerism numbers, but it will also have a major impact on their own lives as well.

For children and teenagers, self-esteem can be everything. The experience of volunteering – whether it’s helping out at a soup kitchen, donating time as a camp counselor or school aid or getting involved in a global organization – helps add a dimension of focus and pride within.

For kids and especially teenagers on summer break, volunteering will not only help keep them occupied, but it can also help them build life skills and expand their horizons. If they become emotionally invested in a cause they support, they’ll be more excited to return each day.

In Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Chamblee,  Doraville, and Atlanta there are a few agencies.  

Please go to the website for more information.  

All Saints Catholic Church St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP)

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta's Mailbox Brigade

Community Assistance Center 

The Dunwoody Police Department annual Christmas Toy Drive

I Care Atlanta

Malachi's Storehouse Annual Toy Drive

OakCliff Elementary School Toy Drive

Solidarity Sandy Springs

Outside Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Chamblee,  Doraville, there are a lot more.  

Atlanta Mission

Concrete Jungle 

Corners Outreach 

Free99Fridge - Atlanta community fridges feed the people!

Giving Grace

Helping Hands

Hosea's House

Kory Foundation 

Project Transformation

Please remember, because of the Pandemic some agencies are not taking items.   Rather they are only taking money.   Please review each agency and see what they are doing.  

Please email Sandy Springs Dunwoody Macaroni Kid to be added to this list!  And Thank You!

LIKE THIS ARTICLESandy Springs Dunwoody Macaroni Kid is a free weekly newsletter and website focused on fun family events and information in Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Chamblee, Doraville, Atlanta, and Perimeter. We gather together all kinds of local family events and activities each week and add useful information about classes, family-focused businesses, book and product reviews, recipes, crafts, school and camp guides and more. We proudly serve families in Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Chamblee, Doraville, Atlanta, and Perimeter! Sandy Springs Dunwoody Macaroni Kid is full of useful local information like this PLUS tons of kid-friendly events on our event calendar. Have an event you'd like submitted to our calendar for consideration? Submit an event here. Like what you see here and want to get all the fun delivered to your inbox weekly? Subscribe to our FREE weekly e-newsletter for 411 on the local family fun. You can find Sandy Springs Dunwoody Macaroni Kid on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.