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Five Great Nonprofits Making a Difference

Paulding County has many worthy charitable organizations. Here are just a few who need more than your funds, they need you—your talents, your skills, your time—to help many in need.

Warehouse of Hope, 100 Hunter Road off Ga. 92 

In January 1995, Craig and Becky Parson formed Warehouse of Hope, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to help those who are "unable to fulfill the most basic necessities of survival." Open Tuesdays through Thursdays, Warehouse of Hope serves 1,200 families each week with free groceries, supplies and clothing. First-time visitors must make an appointment to attend a short mandatory orientation session. To register, call 770-489-0509. In Paulding, Douglas, and Cobb counties, nearly 40,000 children "require financial assistance just to eat lunch," according to Craig Parson. "We get a lot of food, but we don't get a whole lot of canned food donated."

Relay for Life of Paulding County

The 2011 Relay for Life Gospel Concert will feature the Steadfast Quartet and Heirborn at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Dallas Theater, 208 Main St., Dallas. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. All of the sales go to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of Paulding County. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at Bellamy Funeral Home at either the Hiram or Powder Springs locations. (The Hiram location is at 3551 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway, and the Powder Springs location is at 4405 Marietta St.) There also will be door prizes and giveaways. For more information, contact Tommy Deavers at 770-401-7901 or Tonya Farist at 404-626-7587.

Paulding Pregnancy Services, 1899 Lake Road, Suite 120, Hiram

All of the services are offered free to anyone regardless of age, race, creed, nationality, marital status or circumstance through this Christian ministry. All information will be kept confidential. Free services include pregnancy testing, limited obstetric ultrasound, pregnancy options information, prenatal and parenting classes and community referrals. For more information, call 770-222-6911.

Community Makeover 2011 with Engage Atlanta and West Ridge Church

Thousands from around 100 metro Atlanta churches and nonprofit organizations will complete service projects during the fourth-annual Community Makeover on July 21–24. Projects serve people of all backgrounds and races throughout metro Atlanta, according to Outreach Pastor Paul Richardson of West Ridge Church in Dallas. Many of the projects are “family friendly” so that children may be involved. Interested organizations may contact Richardson at engageatlanta@me.com. A summer golf tournament is being planned to raise funds to provide project supplies.

Helping Hands of Paulding County, 240 Professional Court or P.O. Box 1130, Dallas

Helping Hands was formed in 1987 by five local churches. On a limited basis, assistance is given through this Christian ministry with food distribution, utilities, rentals and prescription medicine. First-time clients are asked to fill out an application and to provide a photo ID. Hours are Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the last sign-in at 1:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to work at the center, make pick-ups and deliveries, provide a one-time donation, become a monthly donor, conduct a food drive or be a Prayer Partner. For more information, call 770-443-1230.

I'll always be OK-How about you? August 16, 2011 at 02:55 PM
ITS SO SAD THAT THESES RESOURSES ARE ABUSED SO WHEN SOMEONE GOES THAT IS IN A DESPERATE SITUATATION THEY CANT HELP, I WISH EVERY RESTRAUNT WOULD TAKE ONE OF THESE PLACES AND PITCH IN, THEY ARE STILL MAKING PROFITS, SO WHY CANT THEY DONATE SAY LIKE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY AND FOOD THAT IS NON PERISHABLE THAT THEY GET ALREADY AT A LOW RATE TO THESE PLACES - IMAGINE WHAT A DIFFERENCE IT WOULD MAKE? WE TALK ABOUT THE PPL HELPING, HOW ABOUT THE LOCAL BUSINESSES, IM SERIOUS, IT WOULD EVEN BE A TAX WRITE OFF, ITS A WIN SITUATION FOR THE WHOLE COUNTY. STEP UP FOR THE COMMUNITY - UR A THRIVING BUSINESS U CAN GIVE BACK,,,,,,SOME PPL CANT. WHILE U COUNT UR PROFITS EVERY NIGHT- IMAGINE JUST A LITTLE BIT WOULD GO SO FAR IN OUR COMMUNITY. IF EACH BUSINESS WOULD SPONSOR ONE OF THE NON PROFIT ORGS, THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO HELP SO MUCH MORE, THEY WOULDNT EVER HAVE TO TURN AWAY A CHILD - A FAMILY. WE BEG PPL TO HELP, LETS GET THESE THRIVING BUSINESSES TO STEP UP AND HELP THESE PLACES. ALL OF THEM, TO THEM $500 WOULD BE BLESSING EVERY WEEK WITH EXTRA FOOD THAT IS NON PERISHABLE, STEP UP PAULDING BUSINESS OWNERS, REMEMBER THE COUNTY IS WHO KEEPS U IN BUSINESS, THE PPL THAT CAN AFFORD TO GO TO YOU. THE ONES THAT CANT, UR BUSINESSES CAN HELP IN A BIG WAY.

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