Giving back to the community

Jennifer Bonn
Jen Bonn

We see a need in our community in normal times, but throw in illness, loss of jobs, rising prices, and mental stress, and the need for help rises dramatically. There are many ways that everyone can reach out to help even in small ways, but people are sometimes not sure where to start so let me give you some resources where you can reach out to help in our area.

Must Ministries

Must ministries always needs volunteers and they offer an orientation so you will feel comfortable about your duties. Some of the programs they offer are a rapid food response for food distribution, you can purchase food items for their food pantry from an Amazon wish list from a link on their web page, there is an emergency rental assistance program, there is a thrift store with profits helping those in need. There are many other programs that you can help with or you can tap into if you are in need. Visit their website for information.

St. Vincent de Paul

This is a thrift store run by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. They accept gently used items to sell to the community and they offer vouchers to families in need, allowing them to shop at no cost for items that will help them achieve self-sufficiency. The money goes to fund the society programs. You can help by volunteering to work in the store and also by donating items that they can sell or give to people in need.

Local churches

Go to one of the many area churches and assist with some of their many programs. You can work on providing clothes and food, but there are also classes that you may be able to help with. There are also mission trips that you can serve with.


There are many programs that need funding like The Fire Employee Benevolent Fund, Meals on Wheels, Metro Atlanta Fire Officers, Safe path Children’s Advocacy, and many more

Serving others can help heal our community and it does something to heal the person serving as well.

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I am passionate about running, parenting, education, and self-help information. I enjoy writing articles that will offer readers the information needed to help them in some way. I recently retired from teaching French and Spanish for forty years. I run every day and have done all kinds of races from 5ks to ultra-marathons. I have three children and three grandchildren. I write for several magazines in my area, I am a contributor and in charge of the Pinterest board for a parenting magazine called Screamin Mamas, and I have a second book about to be released through Loving, Healing Press called 101 Tips to Ease Your Burdens.

Kennesaw, GA

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