Atlanta Charities for Women & Children Need Your Help for the Holidays

In the spirit of the holiday giving, I wanted to share several Atlanta charities and events that need your help for the 2012 holiday season because they  serve women and children.

Although it should be a time of year to celebrate, some Atlanta families are struggling.

You can give your time as a volunteer, make a monetary donation or simply Like, Tweet and Share this story so word can spread! You’re welcome to leave a comment below with a link to other Atlanta charities that need our support around the holidays.

I’ll start with two events this weekend.

Pajama Jam Donation Drive

Help us provide warm pajamas for children during this winter season. The Pajama Program is a national organization that collects pajamas and books for underprivileged children that are often housed in shelters and foster homes. Winter is considered danger season and the need is great.

Event Details:

Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 2-6 PM at KIPP STRIVE Academy for an afternoon of fun and play as we collect pajamas for Georgia’s children in need. Register: http://atlpajamajam.eventbrite.com/

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Warm & Fuzzy Project

The Warm & Fuzzy Project is another charity event to help keep the needy warm this winter by collecting gloves and socks.

1000+ items to distribute to children in need at Atlanta Children’s Shelter, Atlanta Day Shelter for Women & Children and recovering from Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York.

Event details: The annual donation drive on Saturday, December 1, 1-5 pm at Cafe Nineteen-Atlantic Station, 232 19th St. Atlanta, GA To learn more visit: www.warmandfuzzyproject.com

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Women Who Network

Women Who Network is a non-profit organization  geared towards empowering young girls and women by teaching them the proper tools in order to walk into their destiny by building today for a better tomorrow. Founder Earlina (Lina) Banks & Co-founder Cheneka (Neka) Hobbs are doing GREAT things in the community, such as being mentors, hosting healthy events, professional and personal seminars and networking events.

Keeping Atlanta’s homeless population warm is the focus of Women Who Network this holiday season. The organization is hosting a Blanket Drive collection monetary donations to buy blankets.

Learn more about the Women Who Network Blanket Drive: http://therealmsbanks.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/do-your-part-and-give-back-blanket-drive/

Touching Heart

Can you imagine what it’s like to be a victim of domestica violence and trying to hold things together for your kids before the holidays? Touching Heart in  Snellville,Georgia presents “Hope for the Holidays” to give women and children with Christmas gifts in the form of gift cards or new unwrapped toys.

The goal is to provide 200 families this year with Christmas.

By visiting www.touchingheart.org to make an online donation and learn how to be a volunteer throughout the year on various events.

Childhood Calendar Benefits March of Dimes

Buy your friends and family a gift this holiday season that helps support premature babies and babies with birth defects through the March of Dimes. The gorgeous 2013 calendar has  “The Joy of Living” and it features children from the Atlanta area.

All year the Childhood Calendar raises money through children’s photography, voting for featured images, calendar editing and design, calendar sales. 100% of the profits from the 2013 Childhood Calendar will go to March of Dimes, a well-known organization committed to improving the lives of babies by preventing premature births.

People can help by passing the word, purchasing calendars, suggesting beneficiaries, voting for the featured images, and submitting their children to be considered for the photography.

Learn more:  http://www.childhoodcalendar.com and http://facebook.com/ChildhoodCalendar
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If I missed a noteworthy event or charity that’s dedicated to helping women and children, please comment below with a link about about it.

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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11 comments

  1. Love the Warm & Fuzzy Project!

  2. Oh what a great campaign!! I hope a lot of people in that area can help out! We are working to see how much help we can give to our local battered women’s shelter. Many of these families have to leave in the dead of night with NOTHING. They have my focus this Christmas season.
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  3. Thanks for sharing the information about these charities. We should all give at Christmas {and all year long, for that matter}.

    Dawn

  4. What a fabulous campaign! I love all of the great work going on during the holiday season.
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  5. What a great charity. Thanks for sharing.
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  6. Please let Toya or myself, how we can help out!

  7. Such great projects to help those in need. My children’s school does a program called a pair and a spare. For this program you donate a brand new pair of socks, underwear or mittens and a spare pair!
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  8. I believe in the power of giving and helping others moreover I enjoy supporting charities by volunteering or donating. What is a community without service? Most of the above orgs I am affiliated with like ADR, March of Dimes, and I will be attending the PJ party on Saturday. I loving to help others and especially during the holiday. I saw the warm and fuzzy project your FB page so of course I want give! Hosea Feed the hungry is also the largest food bank in Atlanta but they do so much more @www.4hosea.com.

  9. The Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children is a worthy organization located off of Northside Drive in Midtown Atlanta. For years I would drive down Northside and always saw women on foot, often with children. Earlier this year I organized a corporate volunteer event at the shelter, that’s when I realized where the women were headed. Not only did we provide many needed items such as clothing, diapers, toiletries and gift cards, but we also had the opportunity to prepare and serve lunch, do landscaping, painting, organizing and assist with job skills and resume writing.

    I urge anyone to take the time to check out this shelter. They always have a need for money, supplies or just people to come by and help.

  10. AUTHOR’S TEAM-UP TO RAISE 1000 BOOKS AND COLLECTION OF PAJAMAS FOR THE TONY MATTHEWS BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

    Atlanta, Georgia November 18, 2012 African American on the Move Book Club and Write on Promotions will be collecting used books and distributing pajamas, along with local authors signing copies of their novels and reading to the children at the Tony Matthews Boys and Girls Club Cobb County, 785 Fontaine Rd. Austell, GA .30126 to benefit their reading program. The focus of the reading program is to gain involvement from the community of Marietta, Georgia. This organization’s mission is to save and change lives of youth who need us most. They strive to promote stability, dignity, and self-reliance for these children. Collection of books has begun and will last until the duration of the drive.

    Who: African American on the Move Book Club, is an organization created to help authors mainstream to independent, have a voice and an area to display their literary works.
    Write on Promotions, is an organization designed to provide consultation that can help you turn your completed manuscript into your dream, a published book.
    What: Collecting Children Books, Pajamas and Signing Books
    When: Friday, December 14, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
    Where: Tony Matthews Boys and Girls Club, 785 Fontaine Rd. Austell, GA 30126.
    Why: To provide reading material for the Tony Matthews Boys and Girls Club Cobb County and provide the children with clean and comfortable bedtime clothing.

    This event is sponsored by: African American on the Move Book Club, Write on Promotions, Charm Kommunications, Urbania Magazine, Delphine Publications, NCM Publishing, Enchanted PR, G Street Chronicles, and Drama Baby. To find out how to become a sponsor email aambookclub@gmail.com or writeonpromotions@gmail.com
    QSN Photography will be there taking photos and Urbania Magazine will be conducting live author interviews during the duration of the drive. Come out and support this great and worthy cause!

    If you would like to send books and or pajamas, please send to: Holiday Book Drive C/O
    AAMBC and Write on Promotions Po Box 80883 Atlanta, GA 30366.

    For more information regarding this press release, please contact Kolonda Scott, Publicist email at charmkommunications@gmail.com or Raven Sims, Publicist email: ravenpr@gmail.com.

    ****IF YOU ARE IN THE SOUTHSIDE, DRAMA BABY, LOCATED AT 1381 Highway 85 N Ste. C, Fayetteville, GA WILL BE A DROP OFF LOCATION. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT THEM AT(770) 716-2111****

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