Rising Together To Serve The City
For God. For People. For The City. For The World.
LOVE ATLANTA exists to inspire and mobilize people towards a lifestyle of service. We want to continue to rise up, show up, and leverage our lives to see the landscape of Atlanta change through our service + generosity. We have formed relationships with some incredible partners working all over our city who we love to come alongside and support, living out our calling to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We have ongoing ways each month for you to serve!
Our city can be changed by our love.
LOVE ATLANTA 2020 Impact
—106,032 total meals served / given
—13,660 total hours served
—8,390 MEALS TO FRONTLINE WORKERS
—3,695 total volunteer roles filled
—73,826 total free COVID Tests
LOVE ATLANTA 2020 Impact
During the height of the summer lockdown, we were able to partner with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to turn our parking lot at 515 into a mobile food pantry. We'd receive palettes of food, sort them and then distribute bags full of multiple pounds of food to our neighbors in need. We were also able to work with our partners to serve hot meals around the city.
From weekly food pantries to blood drives, concerts for residents in senior living centers to hundreds of other projects, this year we were able to pivot and serve even more people in our city than ever before through LOVE ATLANTA.
We are so grateful for all of the heroic frontline workers in our city. To show our appreciation, we've been delivering meals to local hospitals and fire stations throughout this year.
We want to be a good neighbor, celebrating with people during the highs and lows of life. From ITP to OTP and everywhere in between, we've had the privilege of walking alongside our neighbors during this challenging year through a variety of different serving roles and projects.
Through our partners this year, we've been able to offer free COVID testing in our parking lot at our 515 location.
Featured stories from this LOVE ATLANTA...
Avana on Main Fire
Earlier this summer, a fire broke out in an apartment complex in our neighborhood, The Avana on Main. Seeing smoke rise into the sky right around the corner from our 515 location, our Team sprang into action, bringing bottled water, snacks and comfort to those displaced and the firefighters working to contain the fire. We were able to quickly partner with the Red Cross to open up the doors of 515 for the first time during the pandemic to create a safe place for all the residents—our neighbors—to come and find a safe place to sit, charge their phones, and figure out what to do next. We've had the privilege of continuing to walk with many of the residents as they take the steps to rebuild their lives and move into new homes after this tragedy.Serve with us
Foster Care Alliance
Our Partner, Foster Care Alliance, exists to advocate for healthy families, one mom at a time, by empowering birth mothers to achieve a healthy and stable reunification with their child(ren), through a unique trauma intervention. This year during LOVE ATLANTA week, we were able to have fun sorting and packaging bags of groceries for some of these special moms in our city!Serve with us
Friends of Refugees
Our Partner, Friends of Refugees, desires to see abundant life and flourishing communities, by empowering refugees in the Clarkston Community through opportunities for well-being, education and employment. This summer, due to COVID-19, Friends of Refugees began providing at-home activities for all elementary-aged students who live in Kristopher Woods Apartments. Continuing to keep these students at the front of their minds, their mission and goal was to begin providing lunches during this time they're learning from home. During LOVE ATLANTA week, we were able to join them to make + deliver these lunches!Serve with us
Mobile Food Bank
Knowing food insecurity was a huge need as many in our House and city were stuck at home or in a vulnerable position due to COVID, we partnered with the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) to turn our parking lot at our 515 location into a Mobile Food Pantry. Twice a week, from April to June, trucks from the ACFB would pull up and drop off palettes of food, along with donations from many in our House, for our Team and volunteers to sort into individual bags that we would then distribute to families. Though our building at our 515 location was closed, we were able to continually fill our parking lot on Wednesdays and Saturdays through our drive-up Food Pantry, giving families multiple bags and many pounds of fresh food and groceries to fill their pantries at home!Serve with us
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Our Partner, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is specially designed for the medical care of children under the age of 21. From colorful, friendly waiting rooms to equipment that fits children and their families. Due to COVID-19, we were not allowed to enter the hospital this year during LOVE ATLANTA Week, but we were able to make “fun baskets” for patients, their siblings and families, including an encouraging note! Who doesn’t love a good craft or coloring book while you’re sick?Serve with us
Our Partner, Young Life, invites kids to follow Jesus, cares for them regardless of their response, and changes lives in the process by building relationships. We were able to serve the Young Life Midtown Team during LOVE ATLANTA WEEK by painting and cleaning their office and club room, along with beautifying their outdoor space and doing yard work.Serve with us
Atlanta Dream Center
Our Partner, Atlanta Dream Center, builds intentional relationships and shows the love of Christ in tangible ways to each individual as they are, whatever their condition and circumstance, through food, clothes, and conversation. During LOVE ATLANTA Week, we were able to join with them for Compassion Night as we took a Team of volunteers to the streets of Atlanta to spend time alongside men and women struggling with homelessness and addiction. Although they have few possessions, we know that each person has something infinitely more valuable—a name, a story, and a future. What will become of that future is the focus of this time.Serve with us
Our Partner, BeLoved Atlanta, is the only two-year residential program in Atlanta that is committed to creating community for adult women who have survived prostitution, trafficking, and addiction. During LOVE ATLANTA Week this year, were able to revitalize two of their safe homes by staining their porches, doing some lawn care, and beautifying the outside of their living spaces!Serve with us
FRONTLINE WORKER MEAL DELIVERY
When COVID hit, very early on as our Team pivoted to a new normal, we knew we wanted to support the essential frontline workers from our House and city in whatever way we could. We started delivering meals to every fire station and hospital across metro Atlanta. We started doing this weekly back in March 2020, organized parades and cheering sections at shift change over the summer, and have continued delivering monthly meals to all our local hospitals for the remainder of 2020 and beyond into 2021. As of May 2021, during Nurse's Week, we delivered our 10,000th meal, adding an exclamation point to our efforts to show up for Frontline Workers across the city!WATCH THE VIDEO
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We are grateful for every hour served, every person connected, and every dollar given towards seeing our city continue to rise to its potential. LOVE ATLANTA currently exists as an outreach of Passion City Church.
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