“Giving is not just about making a donation, it is about making a difference.” These insightful words spoken by United Nations Foundation CEO and President Kathy Calvin hold true on a daily basis for the community team at The Regency at Johns Creek Walk.
It is important to everyone on the team at The Regency to make a difference for the neighborhood we know and love.
We also know that not all new year’s resolutions target weight loss and fitness goals. If volunteering and making a difference for the community is on your to-do list this year, here are a few of our favorite options:
Donate time, money to local food banks
The demand for food, shelter, and other basic necessities grows higher during the chilly winter months, often with less people to help out.
Based in Roswell, North Fulton Community Charities has been helping fight poverty in Johns Creek and several surrounding communities for almost 40 years.
Each year the organization provides assistance to 4,200 families who are faced with homelessness or hunger. The food pantry distributes through its client choice program more than 23,000 times per year.
“Although the demand for these services has increased significantly since its founding, NFCC continues to help one family at a time with compassion and dignity,” the web site read, and volunteers are vital to the ongoing support the organization provides.
In addition to the food pantry, volunteers are also needed to help in the thrift store, intake desk, general office and education center. Off-sight opportunities are offered seasonally as well.
Volunteer with the City of Johns Creek
Setting aside a little time to volunteer can have a profound impact for the City of Johns Creek’s volunteer program, which gives local residents the chance to get more involved while also enabling the city to further expand and enhance its services and programs.
There are a variety of areas in which volunteers are needed throughout the year, the website says, including special events by the Recreation and Parks department, Farmer’s Market and John Creek’s active adult center, Park Place at Newton School.
Make some new friends at Ivy Hall Premier Senior Living
If you enjoy playing games, reading aloud or singing, Ivy Hall Premier Senior Living needs your help.
Volunteers are always needed to assist with a variety of activities, in addition to simply offering to spend time socializing with the residents.
“(We) believe care extends to the whole person; mind body, and soul,” the web site reads. “Our residents benefit from a variety of individualized programs: social, recreational, cultural, and spiritual activities including day trips, intergenerational events, pet therapy, gardening and many more life enrichment activities.”