Tammy Thomas Garnes

Atlantan’s Donate for Haiti

In Uncategorized on January 18, 2010 at 12:42 am

There seem to be so many ways to donate right now to Haiti that I had to compile a list of what’s going on in Atlanta, just so that I could keep it all straight.  I hope this list helps one of you as well.  Whether you donate  money, time or goods, just do something to help your fellow man.


The ASHE Foundation (recently featured on CNN) and Deeply Rooted (A Natural Hair Care Center) in Atlanta have partnered to take “Shoes to Haiti”. If you reside in the Georgia area, please take your new or gently worn shoes as soon as possible to Deeply Rooted 3241 Camp Creek Pkwy, East Point, GA 30344, (404) 763-2400 or Deeply Rooted (North), 2443 Spring Road, Smyrna, GA 30080, (770) 436-2400.  The founder of the Ashe Foundation is a dear friend of mine from Los Angeles and she is flying all the way out here to personally pack and ship the items herself!

Foot Solutions on behalf of Soles4Souls, the international charity dedicated to providing free footwear to people in desperate need,  is asking the public to drop off their gently used shoes at any of their 240 worldwide locations and or to contribute monetary donations for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.  Here is a list of local area Foot Solution Stores.  CLICK HERE

Victory World Church in Norcross, GA is accepting clothing, food, medical supplies and toiletries.  To find out more about their specific needs and drop off dates and times, CLICK HERE.

H.O.P.E. Ministries of Georgia, Inc., and the Clayton County Wide Homeowners Association
Location: 7929 Jonesboro Road, Jonesboro.
Contact: Dabouze Antoine, (770) 374-6458.
Way to help: The organization is collecting medical supplies and monetary donations to take to Haiti next week. Representatives from H.O.P.E. Ministries of Georgia, Inc., and the Clayton County Wide Homeowners Association will be receiving donations at the H.O.P.E. office on Saturday, from 1 p.m., to 6 p.m.

A Singles Club at the Berean Seventh-day Adventist to Church in Atlanta is collecting Saturday clothes, water, canned goods and hygiene items to be sent earthquake victims in Haiti.  The collection site is at the church at 291 East Hamilton Holmes Drive.  Shalanda Stewart, president of the group, noted that one club member had lost two uncles in the earthquake.   The drive will continue until Feb. 27.  On week days, supplies can be left at the deacon’s office at the church between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Morehouse College – In a quick Morehouse community response, the leaders of the Morehouse College Haitian Relief Effort, which was initiated by President Robert M. Franklin ’75 Tuesday evening, are asking students, faculty, staff and alumni to donate items such as non-perishables, food items, hygiene products, toiletries, towels, pain medications and clothing. The items are being collected in Room 343 of the Leadership Center, Gloster Hall and at the Kilgore Campus Center until Wednesday, Jan. 20. The items will then be shipped to Miami and then flown on a chartered plane to Port-au-Prince.


Join Mayor Kasim Reed and special musical guests on the MLK holiday for a special fundraising event for Haitian victims.  Atlanta Cares for Haiti is a call to Action by Big Boi and the Atlanta celebrity community in support of CARE’s Haiti Relief efforts.  CLICK HERE for location and more information.


Shaun King, the Pastor at Courageous Church in Downtown Atlanta is on a mission to raise enough money to purchase 4 Panasonic Toughbooks to aid workers in Haiti.  He has spent the entire week tweeting, emailing and updating posts on Facebook as he helps to get water and supplies to those in need.  CLICK HERE to read more and donate!

Kroger  – Atlanta-area locations.
Way to help: Between now and Jan. 30, customers can round up their purchases to the next dollar, with the difference going to the American Red Cross to pay for relief efforts in Haiti.

Whole Foods – Through January 31st, shoppers can conveniently make donations at Whole Foods Market’s registers. Shoppers can contribute $1, $2, $5, $10, or any designated amount to each store’s selected non-profit relief organizations.

As I find more ways to be of service, I’ll update this list.  And please, feel free, to share in the comments what your local group is doing.  Together WE CAN be the change we want to see in the world.  For a list of charitable organizations involved with Haiti that can get aid to citizens quickly, check out this MSNBC list or organizations.


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