2021 IMPACT REPORT
MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO Thank you to everyone who served those experiencing homelessness alongside us in
2021! We were so blessed reflecting on how Project H.E.L.P. Atlanta, our sponsors and supporters were able to impact the community we all call home. Last year, along with providing meals, we did our part in aiding vulnerable communities with COVID-19 relief. Our partnership with Walmart allowed us to provide onsite vaccinations, health education and
We made health care a huge priority at events as we believe EVERYONE should have the opportunity to live a healthy lifestyle and have access to healthcare resources. This was evident in our partnership with Mercy Care who performed health screenings for our neighbors, allowing them to make informed decisions about their health. Additionally, in partnership with Graham Packaging Company, we were able to help three individuals secure jobs to create a sustainable future for themselves. In 2022, we plan to build upon the momentum of career development, add a focus on mental health, and prioritize the women and children in our community. We can’t wait for you all to be a part of our mission in more ways than one! Whether through volunteering your time, monetary donations from sponsors, supplies from partners, or support and encouragement from friends and family - It is all welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for all that you do, and we can’t wait to serve this year! Yours in Service, Daniel Farr
Project H.E.L.P. is a hands-on servicing experience dedicated to providing nourishment, provisional resources and living necessities for underserved communities, the less fortunate, and those in need. Project H.E.L.P. is a fun, collaborative effort of dedicated volunteers committed to spreading kindness. We take our convictions and turn them into action. We believe that small actions can provide big results. We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change.
OUR MISSION To help those in need, inspire a local movement of passionate volunteers to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most, and have fun while doing it.
1400 total number of
served in 2021
service events 127 March Madness Juneteenth Day of Service Service with Salvation And MANY MORE!
17 SPONSORS 75+ health
1400 Meals provided
individual job placements
MARCH MADNESS On Saturday, March 27th, 2021, members and volunteers gathered for our first event of the year. It was important that we highlighted the women in the community during Women's History Month. We raised awareness about the unique needs of women experiencing homelessness and provided women specific toiletries in our Survival Kits.
Number of volunteers: 15
Approximately 38 million people, including 12 million children, struggle with food insecurity in America each year. Food insecurity is defined as "inconsistent access to enough food for a healthy, active lifestyle." Since it's inception, providing meals to our neighbors in need has always been a critical focus. During our March 2021 event, we were able to make and distribute over 300 survival kits, including sandwich meals to our Atlanta communities.
It is common for individuals experiencing homelessness to go days or even weeks without taking a shower due to limited access to hygiene products such as soap, shampoo and running water. In addition to the prevention of infection and disease, keeping oneself clean is important for overall comfortability. Our survival kits included Chapstick, ponchos, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, hand sanitizer masks, and female hygiene products.
Our survival kit distribution was spread across three organizations that serve individuals experiencing homelessness. We partenered with Trinity Table, City of Refuge, and Safehouse Outreach to bring these supplies and resources to those who needed it most. "I have always been taught when you've been blessed with abundance, build a longer table, not a higher wall. I also believe a community only lives up to its fullest potential when people come together to ensure all community members have what they need." - Camille Douglas, Board Member
JUNETEENTH DAY OF SERVICE Our first annual Juneteenth Day of Service was held on June 19, 2021. Volunteers and new sponsors gathered at Safehouse Outreach to provide free care services, MARTA cards, survival kits and hot meals to over 500 of our neighbors in need in Atlanta. The event was a major success and turning point for the future of our organization.
Number of volunteers: 48
Health & Wellness
Project H.E.L.P Atlanta partnered with Hope Thru Soap, a mobile hygiene outreach experience to the less fortunate facing homelessness and poverty. Hope Thru Soap provided our participating neighbors with free showers, haircuts, and clothing. Due to high demand, we also partnered with the professional barbers at True Culture Barber Lounge to provide free haircuts.
Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, and other infections like influenza or the common cold are disproportionately higher in underserved communities. For our second quarter, Project H.E.L.P Atlanta presented a new focus on health and wellness. We partnered with Walmart and Mercy Care to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations and wellness checks at our Juneteenth Day of Service event.
Project H.E..L.P Atlanta partnered with two food trucks, MoMo's Food Truck and Lady and the Beastt BBQ, to provide hot meals to participating neighbors. Volunteers served our guests in a resturant-style to their tables to give individuals a chance to relax and enjoy their meals without worrying about food lines. "The beauty of volunteerism is being able to witness the impact you have on others. Even if only for a few hours, we collectively brought an experience to their lives that they will hopefully remember forever. " -Brittani Rogers, Volunteer
SERVICE WITH SALVATION On September 18, 2021, volunteers and sponsors gathered at Salvation Army to serve our neighbors in need, including children. This event was especially significant because two of our founding members from San Antonio's Project H.E.L.P chapter came to Atlanta to participate. For the first time, Project H.E.L.P. ATL specifically served women and children.
Number of volunteers: 35
Women & Children
Health & Wellness
Women and children represent the fastest growing groups of homeless populations in the United States. In effort to expand our services to women and children, Project H.E.L.P Atlanta parterned with Elaine Sterling Institute to provide free manicures in addition to haircuts. The event also stationed a 'kid's zone' where children could participate in various activities such as jewelry making, sidewalk chalk and coloring art, slime making and planting their very own flower garden.
Service with Salvation was Project H.E.L.P Atlanta's first event with an entertainment focus. While it is critical that vulnerable populations have access to essential services, having a little fun cannot be forgotten. Radio station BFAM 109.6 played music for the event while ShutterBooth provided a photobooth experience to take family and friend pictures. We also teamed up with GameTruck, a mobile arcade gaming experience for all ages.
Project H.E.L.P Atlanta continued it's focus on health and wellness at our third quarter event. We partnered with Walmart and Mercy Care to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations and wellness checks .
"Humanity is what brings every individual together. Through our collective energy and efforts we can strive to take life back from the nefarious forces. I have been blessed in many ways to be in a decent position in life. I'm far from Brittani Volunteer -Brittani Rogers, Volunteer the top, but I-realize I amRogers, still in a position to help and give back to those less fortunate than me." - Patrick Bourgeois, Volunteer
EAT CLEAN BRO & SEALED MEALS PARTNERSHIPS
In 2021, we were very excited to announce that we partnered with Eat Clean Bro and Sealed Meals to distribute 350+ individual meals to those in need in our community on a weekly rotation. We delivered meals to families at the Ronald McDonald Housee and Hope Atlanta. In 2022, we will be adding additional communities to our distribution list including Nicholas House and Lost -n- Found Youth. We are beyond thankful for this partnership to continue our mission of helping to feed families in Atlanta.
Five Pillars of Project H.E.L.P Atlanta 01.
Women & Children
We know that women and children experiencing homelessness have specific needs and our goal is to meet their unique challenges with care and support. This includes hosting tailored women events and doing our part to ensure that shelters have basic necessities specifically for women. Our goal is to work with organizations that are centered around women and families to provide resources focused on literacy, supplies, and food security.
We have all heard the proverb, “Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, he eats for life”. We learned very early on, that while we were meeting an immediate need, the long term needs were still present and unmet. The career development pillar fills that void. It creates an opportunity for people to gain self-sufficiency with the hopes of ending their experience with homelessness. This looks like partnering with shelters for job fairs and working with technical/vocational training centers for career and occupational development.
We are nothing without our partnerships and sponsorships. Without them, we would not be able to impact as many lives as we do. Our goal here is to consistently strengthen the relationships we currently have, and build more relationships for the good of our community. We hope to build a network of large and small business, local nonprofits, and stakeholders who align with our mission and can help us increase our community reach.
The best way to bless our community is to understand what the community needs. The community engagement pillar allows us to take active participation in our community and invest in what happens in our community. This pillar provides an avenue for activism, learning about policies affecting those experiencing homelessness, and staying connected to the heart beat of the city to inform program best practices and organizational decisions.
Healthcare & Mental Health
One of the biggest challenges for people experiencing homelessness is accessing consistent healthcare and mental health services, realizing that mental health plays a vital role in an individuals ability to take care of themselves. Our goal is to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health in the community and work alongside organizations to provide healthcare services through health fairs, mobile services, and connecting those experiencing homelessness to case management.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Hope Thru Soap Graham Packaging Hero Doughnuts Walmart PREP Mercy Care Stoned Pizza Kitchen Eggroll Boyz Lady and the Beastt BBQ MoMo's Food Truck Salesforce ATL Barber College Nicholas House
Safehouse Outreach GameTruck Eat Clean Bro Salvation Army The Grazer Co. Sealed Meals Parlay Savory Saloon Trinity Table Gateway Center Elaine Sterling Institute Home Depot ShutterBooth
We thank you for your continued support in our efforts to provide services and resources to our homeless communities. CONTACT www.weareprojecthelp.com/atlanta email@example.com @projecthelp_atl