Tucker, GA

Ways to Give Back in Tucker

Ashley Lynne

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Most of the time, people think of giving back to others as a Christmas tradition. But throughout the year there are people who need help and support. While the pandemic marches on, it's more important now than ever to put our egos aside and think of others.

Have you checked on your neighbor? Your friends?

Life is getting a bit hectic now, so it's okay if you haven't thought of reaching out lately.

However, if you feel like giving back to your community, there are plenty of ways to do so in Tucker.

The Hearts of Men: This foundation focuses on mentoring and uplifting youth in the community. THOMF offers creative writing classes, back-to-school clothes drive, and anger management. This program is 100% funded by donors who want to help young people reach their potential.

So, if you like to donate or want to learn how to volunteer, visit their Facebook page and send a message.

Friends of Tucker Parks: If you're looking for something more hands-on, then try Friends of Tucker Parks. This organization is full of locals who come together to clean up the parks in Tucker. You can join in by emailing them here: info@tuckernaturepreserve.org.

In fact, this April, FOTP will be doing their "Great American Cleanup." So, contact them soon to learn more on how to clean up the parks.

Henderson Park Community Garden: Now that the weather is getting warmer, it's a good time to plant a garden. But what about a garden that everyone can enjoy? Established in 2010, the Henerson Park Community Garden aims to bring people together while providing organic vegetables.

People from the community take turns tending to the garden and get to take some of the vegetables with them. If you want to take your compassion further, get a Harvest Helper. These are people who help look after your gardening plot. They take some of the veggies as a donation and send them to the food pantry for those in need.

Tapestri: This is an organization that helps both men and women who are victims of domestic violence. They also focus on victims of human trafficking and work with unaccompanied children to give them shelter and education.

Their men's program is a workshop where men are taught what makes a healthy relationship and gives them the space to express their emotions in a supportive environment. If you would like to volunteer, sign up here. If you are a victim of abuse or know someone who is call 404-299-2185 or 866-317-3733 (outside Metro Atlanta).

It feels good to help others in need, and in Tucker, there are so many ways to do it. I hope everyone continues to look out for each other. In times like these, we need to be more united and put our differences aside.

Stay safe everyone!

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