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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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!

Community Service

Atlanta Community Food Bank Volunteer Opportunities

June 8, 2021

Come help volunteer at the Atlanta Community Food Bank! ARA's Community Service Committee has selected two different days for our membership to lend a helping hand and give back to our local community. Due to ongoing Covid restrictions and for the safety of their volunteers, the Atlanta Community Food Bank can only allow 30 volunteers at once during these three hour time slots, so this opportunity will be a first come, first serve basis. Be sure to sign up fast and help us give back to the Atlanta Community!

Volunteer Details:

  • Dates & Times:
    - Wednesday, July 14th - 8:30 am - 11:30 am
    - Wednesday, July 14th - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    - Thursday, July 22nd - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Atlanta Community Food Bank (3400 N. Desert Drive, Atlanta, GA 30344)
  • Service area: Hunger Action Center
  • Dress code: Closed-toe and closed-heel shoes are required, with sneakers or work boots recommended. Flip Flops, sandals or heeled shoes are not allowed. Please wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting a bit rumpled.

About the Hunger Action Center:

The Hunger Action Center (HAC) provides a great hands-on experience in a diverse and social atmosphere. Groups and individual volunteers come together to inspect, sort, and pack quality grocery donations to prepare for distribution to over 600 partner agencies across Georgia.

*Please consider bringing as many nonperishable items as you can! You're already making a tremendous difference by volunteering. Think how much that can be magnified by grabbing a couple of food items to bring with you when you come! With 1 in every 5 Georgians and 1 in 4 Georgia children at risk of hunger, the number of people requesting emergency food assistance continues to grow. If every volunteer visiting our Product Rescue Center brings just two cans of food, we would be able to provide approximately 2,750 additional meals each month! Click here for the full list of most needed food items!

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