Lincoln Employees Lend a Helping Hand to Downtown Atlanta’s Homeless
Lincoln Employees Lend a Helping Hand to Downtown Atlanta’s Homeless
Wanted to share with you the following poem that was given to me today at the feeding. It was written by one of the guys, Stanley. You all may know him when I refer to him as the Gentle Giant! When he walked up with what appeared to be a letter, I jokingly
asked had he written me a love letter, in which he replied – I wrote you and the crew a poem! And when I started to read his poem out loud, the tears flowed. I truly am blessed and feel like I have found my calling in getting to help those less fortunate and be part of such a wonderful organization and work with such other amazing and caring folks!
Thank you for all the opportunities and for allowing me to work side by side with each of you.
Lee Ann Saxton
HOW TO Make Hygiene Kits IN THREE EASY STEPS
Homeless people often go without the basic necessities most Americans take for granted. In the struggle to find food and a safe place to sleep, they find it difficult to acquire basic items such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, and toothbrushes. Rarely do homeless people receive the hygiene supplies necessary to maintain their health and
confidence. Access to basic personal supplies can give them a greater sense of
self and a brighter outlook on life.
If you would like to support this effort, below are the instructions to create hygiene kits for homeless people. By giving these basic supplies to the homeless, you can help
them avoid physical and dental health problems. Perhaps even more importantly,
you can help them retain their dignity during a trying time in their lives.
Step 1 – Gather
Begin collecting the supplies as your schedule allows. Take home the hotel toiletries when you travel. Pick up a few extra items when you go shopping, or find everything you need at a local dollar store. Get your colleagues, friends and neighbors involved by asking them to donate unused items they have on hand. The more people you involve, the easier and more cost effective the project will be.
Step 2 – Assemble
Place the following or similar items in a Ziploc bag. For safety purposes, please do not include razors or sharp objects. To prevent spills and leaks, check that the tops of containers are secured tightly.
Step 3 – Deliver
Place completed hygiene bags in a large shopping bag to make transport and distribution easier. On the day you are coming to feed homeless people, bring as many completed hygiene bags as possible and place in the designated area with other items for distribution. The approximate need is 150 – 200 hygiene bags every Saturday, but any amount of donations would benefit this effort.
We had a tremendous success in our inaugural Golf Classic back in October. We thank each and every one of you who sponsored, volunteered, and participated in the event benefitting our cause as well as those who have volunteered and sponsored our Saturday morning feedings. We hope to have more Saturday morning feeding opportunities in 2013. Thank you all so much, and happy new year!
The Feeding the Homeless Project April 26 held its Cookout and Corporate Sponsorship Luncheon.
The 2nd annual event took place at at 64 Perimeter Center East, owned by Rubenstein Properties, and included principals from some of the biggest names in Atlanta commercial real estate including Colliers International; The Brookdale Group, Transwestern Realty, CBRE, Habif Arogetti & Wynne, Cushman & Wakefield, Cresa Partners, Lee & Associates and Grubb & Ellis.
Feeding the Homeless Project Inc. is a nonprofit formed to address the plight of the homeless on the streets of Atlanta, bringing attention to problem and providing volunteers to battle it.
Fred Henritze of The Brookdale Group was recognized for his support of the charity as well as such firms as Habif Arogetti & Wynne, Wells Fargo and Moore Ingram Johnson and Steele for being instrumental in putting together the event, which honors the work done to help the homeless over the past year. Transwestern Realty and Colliers International were also honored.
Hope you can join us for our 2nd Annual Spring Cookout Luncheon / Corporate Sponsorship Drive from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on April 26 2012 in the front courtyard of 64 Perimeter Center E. Last year, Ackerman Co., Cushman & Wakefield, Grubb & Ellis, Collier International, Cassidy Turley, Lee & Associates, CRESA Partners, PM Realty, RCG Ventures, Transwestern, Lions Share Financial and many others attended our event and supported Feeding the Homeless Project, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Hope you can join us this year for brat’s & burgers & see how your organization can get involved in a rewarding community service project!
I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the opportunity to be of service on Saturday. My entire team and I were overwhelmed with a sense of heart-felt appreciation at being able to help those who are most in need in our community, and consequently, we were rewarded immeasurably by it. As you already know, there but for the grace of God, goes you or I. FTHP, Inc.’s work over these many years is truly an inspiration to us all. Thank you for all that you do.
In the Real Estate world, we are sometimes sheltered from the hardships that exist in places we do not visit on a daily basis. However, seeing the sincere appreciation and gratitude from those we are helping has shown our Company how “little” things can make a “big” difference to others. Furthermore, after volunteering, I think everyone involved has realized that even though we all have tough and challenging days, it is nothing compared to what those living on the street deal with on a daily basis.
What a truly great experience! Not only did we have participation by our employees but their families came as well! It was a great sight to see everyone working together to help their less fortunate brothers and sisters. The line to the food did not disappear for a hour and a half and they were all respectful and orderly. The comment I heard from our group is how can we get more involved. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your graciousness!!
Charles (Chip) S. Roach, Jr., CCIM | Senior Vice President
PMRG | PM Realty Group
Myself and 15 others from my firm were given the opportunity to volunteer and serve 225+ homeless Atlantans breakfast through the “Feeding the Homeless Project.” This group goes out to the Atlanta community twice per month to prepare and serve grits, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and eggs with fresh coffee and juice to various areas in need. The “Feeding The Homeless Project” is lead by several commercial real estate brokers: Hugh Pafford with Colliers International started this group years ago, along with his team: Kevin Hermetz with Ackerman & Co., Tim Farley at Carter, and John DeCoute from Lee & Associates provide this service in downtown Atlanta every week! We all have bad days, tough times with our jobs, the economy, family issues, etc, but if you take the time to give back and help those less fortunate, it will give you a great perspective on your life. And as for Hugh, John, Kevin and Tim, thanks for letting me do some good – I was the real winner! Brett Hunsaker is executive managing director of Grubb & Ellis Co.