The Holidays can be a whirlwind. Often, we find ourselves surrounded by joy while also feeling a sort of heaviness for our neighbors. We eat so well, yet we know many do not. We gift so hard while so many go without. We gather with family enough to need an extra therapy session, but that’s better than having no one. We enjoy health and happiness while others are filled to the brim with suffering and grief.
We know these are the realities around us but what we don’t know is WHERE to help, WHO to partner with or WHEN we’re needed. Enter Wayfind Collective! We’re new here, and our goal is to help you connect with a local people-serving group that matches your passions and/or fits your schedule! The holiday season is an epic time to grab your people and share the love with your neighbors who may not have it so easy this holiday season!
Gathering & Mobile Food Pantry
November 19th • 9am-1pm
StreetWise Georgia & The Atlanta Community Food Bank partner monthly to provide pre-registered families with approximately 100 lbs. of food. Guests drive through our parking lot where volunteers load their cars with boxes of food.
North Gwinnett Co-Op – Holiday Meal Box Program
Thanksgiving Meal Boxes Due by November 16th
Christmas Meal Boxes Due by December 14th
Ensure families experiencing food insecurity receive a Thanksgiving and a Christmas meal box!
Options: Donate Needed Food, Donate Funds ($50/box) to Purchase Food, or Grab a Box to Fill & Return!
AGE & STAGE
TEENS: Hall is Home For The Holidays – Sponsor a Teenager in Foster Care
$150 Donation Due by November 20th
Make sure our youth separated from their family of origin don’t get forgotten this Holiday Season! Give the gift of autonomy! Your donation will ensure that a child (13+) receives a special Christmas box full of personal items + a $100 gift card to purchase a gift of their choosing!
ELDERLY: North Gwinnett Co-Op – Sponsor a Senior Citizen for Christmas
Gifts are due by December 9
As a sponsor of a senior citizen, you will receive their name, gender, favorite things list, sizes, and a wish list!
Sponsors are requested to provide items such as their favorite candy, a restaurant gift card, a bag of coffee, a large print puzzle book, and a wish list item!
Be My Eyes
Perhaps you face mobility issues or need something more flexible to work with your schedule! Good news! If you have a smartphone, you can volunteer anytime, anywhere!
Be My Eyes is a free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people. All you have to do is download the app, hop on when you have availability, and connect with someone when they have a specific sight-related question or need!
My Sister’s Place Women & Children’s Shelter – Holiday Decor and/or Magical Event Opportunities
Pick your dates!
Family Friendly! Group Friendly!
1)Schedule a time to come and transform the shelter for current families!
2) Often, shelter families miss out on holiday fun and events. Visitors may schedule times to help families decorate cookies, make crafts or host a movie night with fun snacks. Some may wish to whisk them away for a fun event like ice skating.
Contact : LuAnn – 678-521-6643
PURCHASE WITH A PURPOSE
A way for you to shop with intention this holiday season!
The following locations are on a mission to: carry ethical goods, address economic injustice and support non-profits.
Lost N Found Youth – Thrift Store
Refugee Sewing Society
Clarkston, GA (Open on Mondays & Wednesdays)
etsy.com/shop/sewingsociety (Order online)