Are you or your organization looking for a way to give back to the community? HOPE Atlanta, Atlanta’s oldest non-profit has been helping homeless and stranded travelers for over 115 years and we have a way you can help, too.

Over 5400 people in the metro Atlanta area will be homeless this winter. As a result of funding cuts and the impending closure of two popular homeless shelters, we are anticipating even more people on the streets this winter.


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HOPE Atlanta is starting a project to help provide the homeless of our city with warmth and hygiene called ‘HOPE Bags.’

Care packages or “HOPE Bags,” are designed to help relieve some of the discomfort felt by the both sheltered and unsheltered homeless and keep them clean, fed and warm. Bags can include an assortment of basic necessities such as food, money, warm clothes and hygiene products that are difficult for the homeless to obtain on their own. Many of these items we have in our cabinets, such as snack bars or travel-sized soaps and lotions. They are often discarded or left unused but can make an impact on someone else’s life. We’ll put our contact information inside the bags and our street outreach team will carry these bags in our vans and deliver them day and night to those in need.

We also need bottled water.

Have fun coordinating an office assembly party or ask friends and family to empty their cabinets and make it fun project for everyone. Use zip-locked, clear baggies not larger than a quart size. Contact HOPE Atlanta for more assembly ideas and to coordinate the delivery of your HOPE Bags.

If you would like to donate money to fund our HOPE Bags, click here.

Send your inquiries about HOPE Bags to Krystle Waters at kwaters@hopeatlanta.org.

For more information about HOPE Atlanta, call 404-817-7070.

Thank you for giving so generously. You can make it possible for us to reach hundreds of people in dire need and perhaps help someone off the street for life.