In the Community

Serving our neighbors to create a better community

We believe our community can be better because we're here.

We all want to create a better world around us, but it’s hard to know where to begin. Decatur City partners with great nonprofits across the eastside of Atlanta to help you make a difference where it matters most.

The Decatur Education Foundation

DEF is working to support families who are experiencing food insecurity and other challenges due to schools being closed indefinitely.

Help support their Lighten the Load program on their website.

Our House

Purchase items from Our House's Amazon Wish List to help them support familes experiencing homelessness. The most needed items are laundry detergent, hand soap, and paper towels.

Items can be shipped or delivered to their Atlanta location. Please contact Marquez Allen to schedule onsite deliveries.

In addition to supplies, you can also make a charitable gift to support the 60 family members currently housed in their Atlanta shelter.

Friends of Refugees

Friends of Refugees is collecting and distributing food boxes for families in the Clarkston community with a positive or presumptive-postive case of COVID-19. This will enable under-resourced families to self-quarantine more easily.

You can make a donation to cover the cost of box, which is estimated at $100 for a family of six for three to four days. Select "COVID-19 Response" as your gift designation to help fund this project.

Refuge Coffee Co.

Help Refuge stay strong in their mission to employ and train refugees, keep people employed, and, if they have to cut hours, help them ensure that everyone has access to utilities and food. Donate to their tip jar campaign

Their Clarkston location is open as a drive-thru only, but they will also bring the coffee shop to you! Text "truck" to 678-613-4670 to schedule a day for the Refuge Coffee Truck to come to your driveway or cul-de-sac. They're offering 30-minute time slots to come to any community within a 20-mile radius of Clarkston and sell Chai, Lattes, Hot/Iced Coffee, an assortment of pastries, and bags of Refuge coffee to brew at home. All for no delivery fee!

Ethne Health

As a nonprofit health clinic serving vulnerable populations in Clarkston, GA, Ethne has been busier than ever in this season. Their staff has spearheaded community conversations and is working to educate people about COVID-19 and distribute accurate information to different ethnic groups in the community. 

Here are a few ways you can help:

  • Give to COVID-19 relief efforts. Ethne's clinic remains open to test and treat patients in the community. Help support them as they respond.
  • Donate supplies* (Lysol/Clorox wipes, hand sanitizers, wipes, face tissues, masks)
  • Encourage their staff*: Drop of notes of encouragement along with snacks or lunch to keep their spirits high.

*Contactless delivery can be arranged by calling their office. 404.799.0044

Toco Hills Community Alliance

THCA is now serving almost double the number of families that they typically see. Thanks to their community relationships, they can purchse food for their pantry at pennies on the dollar, so monetary donations go even further. You can donate to help them stock their shelves on their website.

You can also donate food and supplies directly. Here are their most needed items:

  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Cereal
  • Canned Fruit and Vegetables
  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Full size shampoo and conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Razors and shaving cream
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Diapers (sizes 4, 5, and 6)
Frazer Center

Frazer Center is working to keep their staff employed and make up for a significant loss of funding during this time. Help them stay ready to reopen and continue serving children and adults with developmental disabilities by making a donation.

The Meal Bridge

The Meal Bridge was created by a local high school student and matches individuals with teams at local hospitals in order to provide meal for them. It's also a great avenue to support local restaurants!

Atlanta Community Food Bank

Just $1 can provide food for up to four meals for hungry children, hardworking families, and struggling seniors.

Donate here.

The Giving Kitchen

The Giving Kitchen exists to help support food service workers in crisis. Consider a donation, or check out some of their resources.

Be Rich

Every year Decatur City joins with churches across the country to participate in Be Rich, our annual giving and serving campaign. Since 2007, people have given over $42 million dollars and over 397,000 service hours toward local and global causes through Be Rich.

Be Rich 2019 Recap
Be Rich red balloon at Decatur City campus image

Decatur City Serves

We want to make serving our community as easy as possible. Every year, Decatur City Serves mobilizes hundreds of volunteers who spend one day making a huge difference.

Decatur City Serves 2019 Recap

Our Community Partners

The Decatur Education Foundation (DEF)

DEF works to shrink the opportunity gap in Decatur by providing kids with whatever they need to be successful inside and outside the classroom. Visit their website.

Our House

Our House enriches the lives of children and families experiencing homelessness with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Visit their website.

Friends of Refugees

Friends of Refugees serves the community of Clarkston by empowering refugees through opportunities for well-being, education, and employment. Visit their website.

 

Indian Creek Elementary

Indian Creek is located in Clarkston, Georgia and serves a majority refugee community. With students from over 40 countries, speaking more than 45 languages, they inspire kids to excel and become lifetime learners. Visit their website.

MedShare

MedShare is dedicated to improving people’s quality of life through recovering unused medical supplies and equipment and redistributing them to those most in need. Visit their website.

Refuge Coffee Co.

Refuge Coffee Co. exists to serve the global community in Clarkston through coffee-related job creation, job training, social networking, and commerce. Visit their site.

Wylde Center

The mission of Wylde Center is to educate, cultivate environmental stewardship, and build community through local greenspaces. Visit their website.

Frazer Center

Frazer Center works to create inclusive communities by fostering educational, vocational, and social opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. Visit their website.

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