Real estate brokers and agents understand their communities like few other business professionals, given their work connecting properties with renters, home owners, and small businesses. Because they spend much of their time becoming familiar with and highlighting the attributes aspects of their local areas, they are natural boosters for their communities. Atlanta REALTORS® works to bring together the many talents of our 10,000+ members to support our community in a variety of ways and to recognize our members for their extraordinary acts of selflessness.
The Atlanta REALTORS® supports multiple local charities through fundraising and volunteerism. These charities are selected by the Board of Directors on a biennial basis.
For 2020, the decision was made to provide volunteer support to local food banks throughout Metro Atlanta and to provide financial support to the Atlanta Children's Shelter through the Annual Spring Social Fundraiser and the Southeast Residential Real Estate Trade Show.
In addition to the charitable activities of the Association, our YPN has it's own outreach mission and has supported Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for several years. Not only do they raise much needed funds, volunteers take time to do arts and crafts with the very special little patients at CHOA on a monthly basis.
The Great Pandemic has certainly created much upheaval and created a greater need than ever to support our local community. Though we are not able to get as hands-on as we had planned, our REALTOR® family has continued to show our tremendous commitment to giving whatever is needed most. We are so very grateful to the many ARA Members who have contributed time and effort to provide meals to hundreds of families in Atlanta in 2020!
Atlanta REALTORS® Spring Food Drive for Food4Lives
May 3, 2021
The Atlanta REALTORS® Association is hosting a Spring food drive in coordination with Food4Lives, a nonprofit service family working to focus on underserved and low-resourced communities. This volunteer-run organization is collecting food and resources in the Atlanta area in order to help build a better future for our local homeless communities.
- Canned food (Canned corn, tomato, green beans, black beans, tomato ketchup, jackfruit)
- Air tight containers
- Reusable water bottles
- Water (Hot and cold) cups
- To-go boxes
- Snacks, chips, granola bars
- Open to any food donations (no meat)
All donations can be dropped off to the Atlanta REALTORS® Center's lobby between May 31st!
Food4Lives is a service family founded by students from Georgia Tech and Emory in 2017 to feed, educate and empower the homeless of Atlanta. Desire Tree Foundation Inc. is an official 501(c)3 non-profit registered with the IRS - Social Charity Work organization. We serve the homeless in 3 simple ways: Annadanam (Feeding the homeless for free), Vastradanam (Providing the homeless basic physical needs and shelter) and Vidyadanam (Educating the homeless for free).