Supporting the community that supports us.
Atlanta Community Food Bank
The mission of the Atlanta Community Food Bank is to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community. While our core work is food distribution, our efforts extend far beyond that. Our mission is lived out every day through seven projects that help engage, educate and empower both people in need and those who want to help. From supporting community gardens to assisting people in finding economic security, ACFB covers a wide range of opportunities for people to learn and get involved. Our seven projects are Atlanta Prosperity Campaign, Atlanta’s Table, Community Gardens, Hunger 101, Hunger Walk/Run, Kids In Need and Product Rescue Center.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the leader in helping to finish the fight against breast cancer. We’re investing more in groundbreaking breast cancer research to better understand, prevent, find, and treat the disease. We’re in every community providing free, comprehensive information and support to people touched by breast cancer, when and where they need it. We’re helping people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it is most treatable.
Toys for Tots
The Foundation was able to satisfy the six needs identified by the Marine Corps. First, the Foundation could provide toys to supplement the collections of local units that had fewer Marines due to military cutbacks of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Second, the Foundation could arrange and pay for the creation, publication, manufacture and distribution of promotion and support materials to Toys for Tots Coordinators. Third, the Foundation could enable individual and corporate donors to Toys for Tots to take a charitable deduction on their income tax returns. Fourth, the Foundation could enter into contracts with corporations to conduct promotions, which would produce royalties for Toys for Tots. (Needs three and four were two important elements of this charitable endeavor that the Marine Corps, as a federal agency, could not fulfill). Fifth, the Foundation could ensure that the Toys for Tots program operates in compliance with IRS regulations, state laws and regulations, and charitable standards. Finally, the Foundation took responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Marine Toys for Tots Program, thus relieving the Reserve Headquarters Staff of that responsibility and allowing them to focus on training, organizing, and equipping the reserve force.
We are dedicated to a single purpose: Empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Gwinnett Chamber is to strengthen existing businesses, facilitate the growth of quality job opportunities, and enrich the community’s quality of life. The Chamber serves over 2,000 members throughout metro Atlanta, promoting economic development in Gwinnett and the metro Atlanta area. Partnership Gwinnett focuses on holistic economic development in targeted industries to retain and expand existing local businesses, attract new companies and assist entrepreneurs launching start-up ventures.