Organization

Village Connection Inc.

Kennesaw, GA
Mission

Village Connection Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves the children in foster care and homeless in our community. We are changing our community one act of love at a time.

  • Website: http://www.VillageConnection.org
  • Email: info@villageconnection.org
  • Phone: 404-939-6410
  • Executive Director: Everlean Rutherford
  • EIN
    EIN: 833262197
  • Organization Description:

    Village Connection Inc has four initiatives; Foster Care Love Bags, Homeless Outreach Care Bags, Caseworker Appreciation, and special projects surrounding foster care. The Foster Care Love Bags initiative helps kids in foster care and lets them know that someone cares. We want to make a difference in their lives by allowing them to carry their belongings in duffel bags instead of trash bags. Each duffel bag, known as a love bag, will include toiletry items, toys, books and a card. With this initiative, our goal is to provide essential care items for those in need. The Homeless Outreach Care Bags initiative is something that we take seriously, and our team is working to make a positive impact. Care bags will be provided to those who are homeless. Bags will include toiletry items, food gift card, socks, and a list of resources. Our Caseworker Appreciation initiative is to show our appreciation to caseworkers. They choose their line of work because they are passionate about the well-being of children but often are overburdened with paperwork and have an extremely heavy caseload as well. With this initiative, our goal is to let them know how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication.

  • Facebook Handle:

    https://www.facebook.com/VillageConnectionInc

  • Instagram Handle:

    https://www.instagram.com/VillageConnectionInc

  • Organization's Contact Person:

    Everlean Rutherford

  • Organization's Contact Email:

    info@villageconnection.org

Village Connection Inc.
3691 Devon Park Lane, NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
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With this initiative, our goal is to provide essential care items for those in need. Homeless Outreach is something that we take seriously, and our team is working to make a positive impact. Care bags will be provided to those who are homeless. Bags will include toiletry items, food gift card, socks, and a list of resources.

Caseworkers choose their line of work because they are passionate about the well-being of children. Yet we recognize that caseworkers often are overburdened with paperwork and have an extremely heavy caseload as well. With this initiative, our goal is to let them know how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication.

With a passion to help kids in foster care, this initiative lets them know that someone cares. We want to make a difference in their lives by allowing them to carry their belongings in duffel bags instead of trash bags. Each duffel bag, known as a love bag, will include toiletry items, a play toy, a learning toy and a poem.

Goods & Services

NEEDED: Foster Care and Homeless Love Bag Items

Help us exceed our goals again this year! We are having our first Donation Drive of the year! It will be held at the Ben Robertson Community Center in Kennesaw, GA on February 27th from 10am -12 noon. This will be a drive up donation only. There will also be an opportunity for all who donate to be entered into a huge drawing (more details to come). If you cannot make it on the 27th; donations made through our website, villageconnection.org will still count towards the drawing. We will be collecting donations for our Foster Care Love Bags and Homeless Outreach Care Bags. We are in need of the following donations: • Kid Books • Teen Books • Teen Toys • Kid Toys • Duffle Bags • Socks • Deodorant • Toothpaste • Toothbrush • Comb/Brush Thank you for being apart of our village and we look forward to seeing everyone.

Volunteer

DFCS Point of Care Rooms Remodel

This will be a special project to remodel the Point of Care rooms at the Division of Family Services (DFCS) Cobb County Office. These are the rooms that kids experience first while in care with DFCS. We need volunteers to remove all items from the rooms, paint, assemble furniture and declutter the space. Toy donations also needed. These rooms are the first rooms that kids see when they come into the foster care system. Due to budget constraints these rooms have not had any update in years. They need all new toys, walls painted, new beds, organization, new furnishing, and more kid friendly. This touch would do so much to help kids who may have to spend all day in this room while their paperwork is processed and they find a foster home for them.

Donation Drive & Volunteer Event

The Donation Drive & Volunteer Event we will be putting together Foster Care Love Bags & Homeless Outreach Care Bags. The even will be at the Ben Robertson Community Center, Classroom II. The even will be from 1-3pm. Go to www.VillageConnection.org to register for the event. We will also be collecting donations for the bags so please stop by and donate. All volunteers will be given a shirt to wear during the event until we run out. Thank you for being apart of the village. Besides monetary donations we need the below items for our Care Bags & Love Bags: Duffle Bags (new) Deodorant Small Teddy Bears Crayons Coloring Books Books (teens & kids) Adult Socks Teenager Gifts Drawstring Bags Bodywash Love Bags: Love Bags With a passion to help kids in foster care, this initiative lets them know that someone cares. We want to make a difference in their lives by allowing them to carry their belongings in duffel bags instead of trash bags. Each duffel bag, known as a love bag, will include toiletry items, a play toy, a learning toy and a poem. Care Bags: Care Bags With this initiative, our goal is to provide essential care items for those in need. Homeless Outreach is something that we take seriously, and our team is working to make a positive impact. Care bags will be provided to those who are homeless. Bags will include toiletry items, socks and a list of resources.