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® Sponsor North Fulton Community Charities Holiday Assistance Program
October 23, 2020
The Atlanta REALTORS® Association is working with the NFCC this holiday season to help bring assistance to families in need across the Metro Atlanta area. With Thanksgiving around the corner, the ARA is launching a frozen turkey & donation drive to help families prepare their own Thanksgiving meals at home. The holiday assistance program is extremely important to the local families the NFCC serves because it allows them to enjoy the holiday season with their families without the financial burden the holidays often bring!
Thanksgiving Food & Turkey Drive
Last year, the NFCC Thanksgiving program served 445 families. This annual program provides families with a frozen turkey, grocery store gift card and bags of non-perishable food to prepare their own Thanksgiving meal at home.
Ways to get involved:
- Donate non-perishable Thanksgiving food items. Click here to view the Thanksgiving food shopping list.
- Donate frozen turkeys.
- Donate Kroger or Publix grocery store gift cards in increments of $25.
- Volunteer to help! There are volunteer opportunities between November 17 - 24.
Warm Coat Day
Last year, NFCC distributed 1,892 items including coats, jackets, hats, scarves and gloves, for adults and children. Each year, NFCC collects new and gently worn coats and jackets as well as accessories such as hats, scarves and gloves, for adults and children, throughout the month of October culminating with a distribution that will be held the first week of November 2020.
How to get involved:
- Buy a new coat, jacket or accessories such as hats, scarves or gloves (children & adults sizes) to donate. Children’s sizes are the greatest need.
- Clean out your closets and donate gently worn coats, jackets or accessories. Make sure the items are clean and ready to wear.
- Shop from the NFCC's Target Wish List
- Volunteer to Help! There are volunteer opportunities between October 30 - November 9.