( ENSPIRE Community Spotlight ) Hosea Helps, Inc. Continues its 50th Year of Service, with the Hosea Helps Early Christmas Drive-Thru Event
ENSPIRE Contributor: LaShonda Thompson
This year’s holiday season was another historic first for the Hosea Helps, Inc. battling against the Covid-19 pandemic. This pivot allowed us to distribute all the fixings for a delicious holiday meal in time for families to prepare and serve on the actual holiday. The organization also provided children’s toys, blankets, warm bundle kits, hand warmers, and survival backpacks for the homeless.
This year’s event was sponsored by The Super Lawyer (Reginald Greene), which provided funding for children’s toys, and Bristol Myers Squibb, who provided 300 blankets, 350 food boxes, 300 pairs of hand warmers, and 300 survival backpacks for the homeless. This is the second year of sponsorship by Bristol Myers Squibb. Additional sponsors include longtime sponsors Kroger’s and Publix supermarkets.
Special guests who attended and volunteered at this year’s event were Andre Dickens (Atlanta’s Mayor-Elect), Helen Willis (Councilwoman), Ben Thomas (Universoul Circus Atlanta), Larry Johnson (Dekalb county commissioner), and Khadija Abdur-Rahman ( Fulton County Commissioner).
About The Organization:
Hosea Helps, in its 50th year of service, is one of the largest most significant Human Service Organizations in the Southeast regions of the United States, providing direct services year-round to more than 51,000 people per year. These services include rental assistance, food distribution, intensive case management, and support programs for individuals and families who are less fortunate. Hosea Helps (formerly Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless) was founded in 1971 by civil rights icons Rev. Hosea and Juanita T. Williams. Established as a 501(c)(3) charity, Hosea Helps collects funds and Gifts-in-Kind year-round. Hosea Helps was named one of the top charities in Georgia for its Katrina relief program to over 6,000 hurricane survivors by the Georgia State Senate.
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