Volunteer opportunities abound with the North Point Community Church

ALPHARETTA, GA – Want to make a difference in the community but don’t know how? North Point Community Church wants to keep things simple and has launched a campaign called Be Rich to do just that.

Locally, this includes nearly 5,000 service opportunities with nonprofits such as North Fulton Community Charities, Foster Care Support Foundation, HomeStretch, No Longer Bound, Senior Services of North Fulton, The Drake House and Fulton County Schools. This is in addition to thousands of other service opportunities with nonprofit organizations in Metro Atlanta and around the world. To register for local service opportunities, go online.

“Most people want to make a difference, but they don’t know how. We want to simplify service to those in need and help nonprofits do a great job in areas such as homelessness, near homelessness and children at risk. Every hour served and every dollar donated by Be Rich will make a big difference as we come together to love our communities, “said Ameera Joe, who leads the effort at North Point Community Church.

Some examples of local service opportunities include calling BINGO at Senior Services of North Fulton; help students with homework at the STAR House Foundation; organize the pantry at North Fulton Community Charities; sponsor an outing for a recovering man via No Longer Bound; write notes of encouragement to teachers in Fulton County schools; and encourage homeless families with The Drake House.

Last year, Be Rich mobilized people around the world to donate more than $ 8 million and 35,000 hours of service to local and global nonprofits. A few examples of the more than 191 projects funded by Be Rich in 2020 are foster care initiatives, support for families living with childhood cancer, and a donation of over 16,000 pounds for children in county schools. Fulton. Projects also included funding three international border posts to rescue women from trafficking, support for shipments of personal protective equipment to underserved communities, and funding for counseling and therapy for underserved children and adults.

The annual initiative is called Be Rich because it aims to mobilize people to be rich in good deeds, generous and ready to share with their communities. It started 14 years ago with three churches in the Atlanta area – North Point Community Church, Browns Bridge Church in Cumming, and Buckhead Church in Buckhead. It has grown into a worldwide movement that this year includes 76 churches in 20 states and five countries.

Norma P. Rex

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