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The Light: February 2017

January 31, 2017
Hakeem and Kirk

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The 2017 Atlanta Mission 5K Race to End Homelessness

January 20, 2017
2016 Atlanta Mission 5K

Over 3,000 participants chose to run in the Atlanta Mission 5K Race to End Homelessness last year, braving the mid-February cold. But for the many homeless individuals on the Atlanta streets, being out in the cold, day and night throughout the winter, is not a choice they freely make. This year, join us at Centennial …

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Learn what it means to be a Faithful Friend

January 19, 2017

It’s surprising how powerful an ongoing friendship with someone you haven’t met can be. The Atlanta Mission’s Faithful Friends program allows monthly donors to help more than 1,000 people of all ages every day, providing shelter and safety, food, educational services, career development and counseling to get residents back on their feet. If you donate …

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ATLANTANS RUN IN THE COLD FOR THOSE WHO SLEEP IN THE COLD TO BENEFIT ATLANTA MISSION

January 5, 2017
Atlanta Mission 5K Runners

For Immediate Distribution Atlanta Mission and the community of Atlanta take over Downtown Atlanta for the 5K Race to End Homelessness happening February 18, 2017 at 8:15AM. Thousands of men, women and children will take to the streets of downtown Atlanta to run a race in the cold for those who sleep in the cold. …

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Important Items to Donate this Winter

December 16, 2016
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Fall and early winter are the perfect time of year to donate items to local shelters. As the weather becomes colder and holidays approach, the need for services and items that shelters provide increases. If you’re interested in helping serve the population of Atlanta, here are some of the most important items you could donate …

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Reasons to Clean Before the Holiday Season Begins

December 12, 2016
man holding stack of clothes

The holiday season seems to begin earlier and earlier every year. There is so much to do to prepare for whichever holidays you and your family celebrate. However, there is one additional task that you should take the time to do. You should do a quick clean out of unused items. Why? Here are seven …

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Transformation through Faithful Friendship

October 28, 2016
Keith, a guest of Atlanta Mission

trans·for·ma·tion ˌtran(t)sfərˈmāSH(ə)n/ noun 1. a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. The most incredible and compelling transformations I’ve ever seen have happened in the lives of other human beings. This kind of transformation often takes place in the context of friendship. Encouragement, trust, vulnerability, and loving moments where hard truths are spoken all combine to become …

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How We Prepare Clients for Life After Homelessness

October 5, 2016
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Atlanta Mission is dedicated to helping disadvantaged families take back their lives, but we offer so much more than just a safe place to sleep at night. When you donate to Atlanta Mission, you help parents find jobs to support their children. You help young men beat drug and alcohol addiction. You help Atlanta’s youth …

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Skip the Yard Sale! Donate Your Items to Atlanta Mission

September 28, 2016

You may not use that extra waffle iron anymore, but if you donate it to our Atlanta Mission Thrift Stores, we could turn that old appliance into funds to actually help people. When you clean out your home this year, keep Atlanta Mission at the forefront of your mind and your donations. We need your …

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Clay’s Story of Transformation

September 19, 2016
Clay at The Shepherd's Inn

by: Clay “The way I see it, serving meals is a ministry to people who are in need.” Thanksgiving might still be a couple months away, but I’m already thinking about it. After all, it’s my job. As one of the head chefs at Atlanta Mission — I oversee the kitchen at The Shepherd’s Inn, …

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