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Organization: Food Security for America
Smyrna 30080
Food Security for America’s refrigerated truck is a 2001 (not a typo) model with 192,000+ miles, mounting annual repairs, a refrigeration control unit so old that parts are no longer available, and a body whose insulation is shot. Due to COVID-19 crisis FSA has increased the number of sites and families served. This increased need, which will continue indefinitely, means that a reliable truck is more important than ever. Please help us raise $45,000 to purchase a newer model, lower-mileage re
Organization: Cobb County Public Schools Educational Foundation, Inc
Marietta
Due to the school closures caused by the pandemic and the COVID‐19 infection, the sudden switch to distance learning and growing economic uncertainties are causing chronic stress in the homes of our students. Subsequently we are modifying the way that we stay connected to our students by offering virtual counseling (both individual and groups), phone conferences to assess needs of the family and consistent “check‐ins” with students who were meeting with social workers individually. Repor
Organization: Wellstar Foundation
Marietta 30062
The COVID-19 Relief Fund will be used where it is needed most across Wellstar Health System for priorities related to COVID-19, including: expanded COVID-19 testing and lab equipment; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including face shields, gowns, N95 surgical masks, Powered Air Purifying Respirators and Filters, etc.; ICU beds; Defibrillators; adult and pediatric Crash Carts; and ventilators. To give to the Wellstar COVID-19 Relief Fund online, visit wellstar.org/covid19relief
Organization: Wellstar Foundation
Marietta 30062
Through charitable contributions to the WellStar Foundation, the Team Member Emergency Assistance Fund aims to financially assist WellStar Team Members who have experienced an unforeseen crisis in their life. The fund is administered by The Center for Family Resources (CFR), where CFR social workers manage the interview and needs assessment process for our Team Members. While this fund has been in place for many years, the economic impact of COVID-19 to our communities has hit the homes of many
Organization: Wellstar Foundation
Marietta 30062
We identified a need to further extend that initiative to support our team members at home. This has been a trying economic time, and the impacts have been felt within some of their families. Therefore, Wellstar leadership created food pantries at each facility to allow team members a chance to “shop” for essentials after their shifts. We appreciate support of this initiative in the form of paper goods/non-perishable foods or monetary donations o the Wellstar Foundation to offset the cost

Communication Devices/Tablets

Posted On : 05-12-2020
Organization: Wellstar Foundation
Marietta 30062
The Wellstar Information Technology team has been assigned the task of deploying tablets (i.e. android or The Wellstar Information Technology team has been assigned the task of deploying tablets (i.e. android or ICU setting. These tablets will be used for COVID-19+ patients and Patient Under Investigation (PUI) isolation ICU patients to allow patient/families to have virtual visits (even if the patient cannot speak), to allow clinicians to speak with family members about the patient’s status a
Organization: Wellstar Foundation
Marietta 30062
We are seeking immediate funding sources to provide COVID-19 Safety Kits to 100,000 individuals throughout our communities, addressing significant health disparities. These kits will include a face mask, instructions on making homemade face masks, hand sanitizer, resource lists/links for financial and food assistance, and culturally sensitive content on physical distancing and hand washing. Our intent is to partner with the following local agencies and existing partners to distribute these kits:

PPE for Staff - $35

Posted On : 05-01-2020
Organization: Vi & Milton Weinstein Hospice (Weinstein Hospice)
Atlanta 30339
PPE per hospice patient per visit is approximately $35.00. Between March 1, 2020 - May 1, 2020, Weinstein Hospice team members have made 80 visits to 7 patients who live in Cobb County. Total un-budgeted PPE cost to date is approximately $2,800.00.
Organization: Vi & Milton Weinstein Hospice (Weinstein Hospice)
Atlanta
PPE per hospice patient per visit is approximately $35.00 (N-95 mask, gloves, gown and face shield). Between March 1,2020 - May 1, 2020, Weinstein Hospice team members made 80 patient care visits to 7 patients living in Cobb County. Total unbudgeted PPE cost to date is approximately $2,800.00. In 2019 (January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019) Weinstein Hospice cared for 18 patients who lived in Cobb county and made a total of 770 visits. Based on this information, we anticipate our need for 2020 t
Organization: Vi & Milton Weinstein Hospice (Weinstein Hospice)
Atlanta
To help meet the acute care needs of cancer patients receiving hospice care from Weinstein Hospice. Out of almost 200 hospice organizations in Georgia, Weinstein Hospice is one of only a handful of non-profit hospices. Due to the very high cost of care for cancer patients, hospices in our state often have conflicting goals; To maximize profit and provide good patient care. Often, these two goals are at odds with one another. Physicians and hospitals in the Atlanta area refer more cancer patients
Organization: McKenna Farms Therapy Services
Donations are needed at this time to support two priority areas: 1) The Care of Our Horses: We are fortunate to have incredible volunteers who continue to work daily with our 16 therapy horses. However, the expenses to provide for feed, hay, veterinarian visits, dental care, and farrier continue despite whether or not the horses are being used for services. Donate by coping and pasting this link in your browser: https://www.mckennafarms.org/donate
Organization: The Center for Children and Young Adults, Inc.
Austell 30008
The Center for Children and Young Adults (CCYA) is a local youth "home" with 42 beds where children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned live because they have no family or foster family to care for them. Some children "live" at CCYA for 3 to 4 years. Join us in helping these children. Shelter-in-place has increased the children’s Food & Supervision Needs and our Essential Workers who are caring for these children 24/7 need our help. Please donate to CCYA’s COVID-19 GO FUND
Organization: Davis Direction Foundation
Marietta
We are seeing an increase of those with mental health issues that are not on their medications due to not being able to afford them. We are seeking donations to help fill their prescriptions. Please visit: https://www.davisdirection.com/support-us

COVID-19 Relief

Posted On : 04-02-2020
Organization: YMCA of Metro Atlanta
Atlanta 30339
We are activating all of our YMCA branch locations to deliver childcare for thousands of healthcare workers and emergency responders. We are distributing meals for early learners, families, and seniors at YMCA sites and working with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to expand food pantries and offer food distribution to the community. We implemented Operation R.E.A.C.H. to engage our seniors and vulnerable groups during this difficult time, activating resources and support to keep them connected

Monetary Donations Needed

Posted On : 04-01-2020
Organization: Kennesaw State University CARE Services
Kennesaw 30144
Donations to CARE Services will be used by our team to purchase gift cards for grocery stores or nearby fast food restaurants as well as provide emergency food boxes/bags to give to students who have the greatest need. Also donations will help the team continue to provide housing and other financial supports offered by CARE that are critical to our students. If you would like to assist with a financial contribution, please visit; https://community.kennesaw.edu/e-assist