Cobb County is without a doubt a wonderful place to call home. Its proximity to Atlanta and beautiful weather means it’s packed with opportunities for both work and play.
Even so, too many families in Cobb County cannot provide for their basic needs and must rely on charities to stay afloat. There are dozens of organizations throughout Cobb County committed to serving these families.
MUST Ministries is a Christian charity providing services to all in Cobb County. This charity’s work expands beyond providing basic necessities and extends into helping individuals find jobs suited to their unique abilities and offering rental assistance to those experiencing housing insecurity. This full slate of services is only made possible by donations to fund the programs MUST Ministries runs. This charity is committed to financial transparency so you can be sure that your money is going to help those in need. Any amount helps – for example, a donation of just $30 dollars provides 2 blankets for a charity recipient.
Address: 1407 Cobb Pkwy N, Marietta, GA 30062
Calvary Children’s Home
Every child deserves a safe, caring environment and that’s exactly what Calvary Children’s Home has been providing since 1966. Each child in the home’s care receives quality medical care, education, and hands-on help learning practical skills so they have the best chance of success as they transition to adulthood. The sprawling campus has multiple cottages suitable for housing up to 120 children, and the grounds also include a playground, gym, and other amenities to make kids’ stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Calvary Children’s Home accepts cash donations to continue its vital work, as well as donations of other items such as used cars to help older children in the program gain their independence.
Address: 1430 Lost Mountain Road Powder Springs, GA 30127
DREAM Dachshund Rescue
These hot dogs don’t come with ketchup and mustard, but they’re just as good. DREAM Dachshund Rescue takes in dachshunds and dachshund-mixes that may have trouble finding furever homes due to their complex medical needs. The Dream Team then finds foster families who can provide the type of quality care that each dog deserves. DREAM Dachshund Rescue also helps other rescue organizations by documenting their processes so that success can be replicated and every dog can find a loving home. Donations to these dogs ensure that they can continue to get the care they need – no matter the cost.
Address: P.O. Box 4323 Marietta, GA 30061-4323
The Hope Box
The Hope Box is an organization addressing the heartbreaking issue of infant and child abandonment. It achieves this through many efforts, chief among them is by being the first-response team when a baby has been dropped off at a safe haven location in accordance with Georgia’s safe haven laws. The team at the Hope Box gets to work to secure resources and care for the infant, and when possible, the mother. Monetary donations are always appreciated, as The Hope Box needs funding in order to continue rescuing infants and giving babies and their families the support they need. You can also donate your time by taking the Safe Haven Training to learn about the issue of infant abandonment in Cobb County.
Address: 3330 Cobb Parkway, Suite 324-180, Acworth, GA 30101
Specially Gifted Foundation
The Specially Gifted Foundation is devoted to making sure Cobb County is the best place to live for special needs children. The foundation was started in 2020 by Bree Kernion Lanham and Macey Price, two individuals with personal experience with special needs children. The Specially Gifted Foundation is unique because families of children with disabilities can post their stories on the foundation’s website so donors like you can personally get to know the people you’ll be helping. This way, you can be sure that your money is going directly to pay for a bigger wheelchair or a much-deserved vacation to a disability-friendly location.
Address: 1205 Johnson Ferry Rd, Suite 136 #346 Marietta, GA 30068
Simple Needs, GA
A birthday gift or a trip to the grocery store might not be a big deal to many, but for some, it’s an impossible, frustrating proposition. Simple Needs, GA serves individuals and families in Cobb County who need help with those simple needs. From furniture to food, Simple Needs, GA is able to “fill in the cracks” thanks to donations from caring community members. You can donate directly to Simple Needs, GA, or you can give through GoodShop, which is a program that donates to the organization every time you make an online purchase at a participating site.
Address: P.O. Box 670265 Marietta, GA 30066
Elite Women of Excellence
Empowered women, empower women. This is the guiding principle at Elite Women of Excellence, a Christian-based organization dedicated to serving young women in Cobb County by providing resources to help them succeed professionally and personally. Girls in grades 7 – 12 come alongside established, adult women who can help them with practical life skills and provide loving encouragement as they learn to make life decisions. Donations to Elite Women of Excellence are used to fund programs and events for these deserving girls. Funds also go to the organization’s college scholarship fund, which has helped dozens of young women further their education.
Address: P.O. Box 813383 Smyrna, GA 30081