The test of a civilization is the way it cares for its helpless members.
~ Pearl Buck
Of the 28,455 people who came to MUST Ministries for help this past year, 70% were children.
Most of these children came to us with critical needs for food, clothing and shelter. Parents needed employment.
This past year, MUST Ministries served 74,641 meals. Our food pantries distributed 604,588 pounds of food. We provided 84,224 safe nights of rest.
Yet about 225 homeless women and children were turned away each month from our emergency shelter – for lack of room.
And these aren’t faceless folks in faraway places. These are your neighbors -- in Cobb, Cherokee, Paulding, Pickens, Bartow, Douglas, North Fulton and Gwinnett counties.
On Giving Tuesday, you can make a real difference for your neighbors in need. We are asking our supporters to give during two Work for Good Power Hours: 12-1 pm Lunch and 5-6 pm Dinner. This qualifies us to receive bonus prizes from Work for Good, Gas South Fuel for Good, and Arby's End Childhood Hunger Challenge.
Some practical ways your donation can make a difference:
$30 - Can purchase 2 blankets or 2 weeks of Summer Lunch
$65 - Can purchase 2 warm coats or 3 pairs of shoes
$100 - Can purchase groceries for a family of 3 for a week
$100 - Will feed a child for the entire summer (10 weeks)
$100 - Will feed a family of 4 for a week from our food pantry
$250 - Will purchase approximately 100 hot meals at the Loaves and Fishes Kitchen
$500 - Will provide 24 families a holiday dinner to take home, including a 5 lb turkey
Please click the Donate button in the righthand column and help us in our mission of transforming lives and communities in response to Christ's call.
Want to get hands-on as well?
If you also would like a hands-on way to help at-risk children, your group can get involved with our Christmas Toy Shop, which helped 4,164 kids have a happy Christmas last year.
Our Toy Shop needs your help! It runs the first three weeks of December in Cobb and Cherokee county locations.
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Your group can brighten the holidays for these children by holding a drive for clothing, toys or gift cards. Your team also can volunteer to serve as “elves” in the Toy Shop itself.
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MUST brings people of many faiths together to respond to God's challenge to minister to others with compassion and love, without judgment of the beliefs, background or circumstances of those who serve or are being served.
Serving our neighbors in need… transforming lives and communities in response to Christ's call.
To become Georgia's most respected Servant leader. Restoring lives, one person and one community at a time.
MUST Ministries is a 501(c)3 charity serving people living in poverty. Financial donations are critical in providing the many services that reach 30,000 people a year in seven counties. MUST hold Charity Navigator’s highest rating – 4 Stars – for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. MUST also is certified according to the stringent standards of the Standards of Excellence Institute – one of only two Georgia charities with this distinction, which only 230 organizations in the United States have received.