What the funds are for:
Over four decades, Hosea Helps resided at 1035 Donnelly Avenue in Southwest Atlanta. As of July 1, 2017, Hosea Helps will be homeless, and our lease will not be renewed, so we need a NEW HOME. The funds from this campaign will go towards purchasing our new warehouse, moving expenses and closing costs.
Imagine: What would Atlanta be without Hosea Helps:
- 15,000 Georgia seniors would not receive hot meals
- 121 families will go homeless
- 2,000 children would not have school supplies or toys for Christmas
- 2,800 families would not have vital health screenings and preventative health care services
- 21,000 families would be without nutritious food
- 2,000 orphans in Uganda would be without food and housing
- 700 children in our school in the Philippines would lose access to education K-12.
- Countless number of homeless citizens would freeze in the winter along with hundreds of seniors would not have heat
- 9,000 volunteers would lose the opportunity to give back to the greater Atlanta community
We need to raise $600,000 to help with PURCHASING, MOVING & CLOSING COSTS. The new location will be larger allowing us to expand our outreach programs and continue our mission - helping people in need.
How you can help:
We need your help to continue our work, so please donate to this campaign. Please share our GoFundMe link with your friends and family on Facebook, email, Twitter, and text message, because each share makes a real difference!
Note: Hosea Helps is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization - donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. All donations will be used solely for the purchase, moving expenses and costing cost for the new warehouse.
Hosea Williams, born in Attapulgus, Georgia was a civil rights activist, trailblazer, and a courageous scientist who was instrumental in collaborating with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the civil rights movement as Dr. King's 1st Lieutenant.
In 1972, he founded the organization Hosea Feed the Hungry & Homeless and continued helping others until his death on November 16, 2000. Today, his daughter Elisabeth Omilami, CEO of Hosea Helps continues his legacy along with her husband, Afemo Omilami. Known for its massive holiday dinner festivals, Hosea Helps provides services all year long for thousands of people. People can sign up for government-funded programs, find out where to receive legal aid, obtain clothing, toiletry items, and of course, food from our food bank.
Since 1972, HOSEA HELPS has assisted over a million people in need. HOSEA HELPS also assists with rapid re-housing for the homeless, housing location placement for the working poor, homeless prevention, children/youth empowerment and job readiness programs. HOSEA HELPS also provides global outreach (Haiti, Philippines, and Uganda).
Help Atlanta keep the legacy of Hosea Williams alive all year long.
Please share our link and help spread the word!