Our church has a wonderful history of reaching out to those in need, in our local community, as well as abroad. Our congregation has assisted families left homeless by Hurricane Katrina; sustained vital programs close to home, such as Los Niños Primero, the Community Action Center, and Clifton Sanctuary; and helped establish a sister church and school in Lusaka, Zambia. Our church is blessed to be a strong, constant presence both in our own community and across the world.
Los Niños Primero (“Kids First”)
This summer, Los Niños Primero served over 300 students all over Fulton county in their Academic Program. Their LNP Youth Volunteers earned over 10,000 volunteer hours in the month of June! Since August, Los Niños Primero has held Saturday School for 3 and 4-year-olds twice a month. The organization has also kicked off their other extracurricular programs; dance, chorus, soccer, and early literacy after school program.
Los Niños Primero is getting ready to celebrate their 20th Anniversary of serving the Latino community. What started with only 17 children and 1 volunteer teacher has flourished into an organization with over 120 volunteers, 28 teachers and over 125 families.
For more information, please contact Maritza Morelli (404)285-6653 or Ashley Lewman (404)483-6065
Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb is a nonprofit network of interfaith organizations working together to end homelessness, one family at a time.
We provide temporary assistance, hospitality and case management for families with children experiencing homelessness.
We recognize that poverty is a multifaceted problem that requires a multifaceted response. Our interfaith, nonsectarian network brings the faith community together to help our community’s families regain housing, independence and dignity in a time of need.
Garden Presbyterian Church and School
Church members travel annually to meet the teachers and visit with students in the first through sixth grades at Garden Presbyterian School in Lusaka, Zambia. Our church supports this school by funding the teachers’ salaries and providing materials. While in Lusaka, church members also visit Crisis Nurseries and observe many other programs of the Alliance for Children Everywhere (ACE). www.childreneverywhere.org
Community Assistance Center (CAC)
CAC responds to the emergency needs of local residents. This interfaith co-operative was founded by MVPC and housed here for its first 18 years. It is supported by 28 member congregations in the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody area.
Assist in the office, food pantry or thrift store, or volunteer to teach an adult education class.
Visit the CAC website here.
Tel. Business Office 770-552-4889 Helpline 770-552-4015
AMIS (Atlanta Ministry with International Students)
Befriend a foreign college or grad student for a year or host one in your home during Christmas vacation. www.amis-inc.org
Clifton Night Hospitality
Prepare and/or serve dinner to the homeless on the third Sunday evening of the month. For more than 25 years the doors of Clifton Sanctuary have offered a place of rest, shelter, healing and support to the homeless men of Atlanta. www.cliftonsanctuary.com