Below are the families that MSF is supporting this year. Please reach out if you’d like to donate or have questions. Thanks in advance for your support!!!
Despite the ongoing pandemic, MSF was able to hold a modified version of its annual Thanksgiving event for Partners Against Domestic Violence (PADV) on Saturday November 14th. PADV’s pandemic guidelines prohibit gatherings at the shelter, but allows food and gift drop offs. The MSF team worked together to create 120 individually boxed dinners for the event! The menu included baked legs & thighs, vegetable medley (butternut squash, potatoes & sweet potatoes), sweet peas, cornbread muffins, assorted cookies and drinks.
Additionally, Kristin Rhodes, author of “Released”, provided 50 gift bags for the women that contained her book, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, chap stick, masks, deodorant, wash cloths, facial tissue, lotion and sanitary napkins as well as 2021 weekly planners and inspirational word puzzles from MSF.
As challenging as this year has been, MSF is thankful that we were able to serve women and children in need in the metro Atlanta community. We appreciate everyone’s support as we continue to make a positive impact on the world!
MSF and Lowery Elementary (LOE) School’s 2020 back to school event was modified due to the pandemic. MSF shipped $200 worth of supplies to the school. Items included notebooks, binders, pencils, pencil erasers and an assortment of candies and chocolates. LOE’s counselor, Ashley Rogillio, advised the items will be used to stock the school’s Kickboard Store. The store is how the school positively reinforces and rewards good behavior. The students accrue points for good behavior and can buy items from the store with their hard-earned points.
MSF hopes all students and faculty have a safe and fun 20-21 school year!
Due to COVID 19, MSF and its partner organizations had to change up our back to school events. For Barrow County Family Connections, MSF donated $200. The organization plans on having a drive-through Back 2 School Bash on 8/1 from 10-12PM at Bethlehem Church. For more details, visit their website https://barrowfamilyconnection.org/
MSF usually partners with Pine Manor Communities in Fort Myers, FL for our Christmas events, but we had the pleasure of donating school supplies as well this year. MSF focused on school items that the students would need whether they would be learning at school or home. The foundation was able to provide $200 worth of supplies. Donated items included: binders, composition notebooks, dividers, rulers, spiral notebooks, loose leaf paper, crayons, folders, pencil sharpeners and scissors.
We hope all students have a safe, fun 20-21 school year!
In these difficult times it is our prayer that your hope remains.
Dear Lord, we ask that you intervene in these turbulent times that has affected the world. Lord comfort those who are mourning, give strength and peace to those who may be fearful, we ask that you bring physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial healing to all who are in need. Lord bring a swift end to this virus that has brought so much suffering and bring healing to all nations in Jesus’ name Amen!
“The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”
MSF Support Staff
Barrow County Family Connection held their annual Back to School Bash on Saturday, 7/21/18. MSF continued to supply its annual commitment of 100 book bags for the event.
Another dedicated yearly participant, Mark Wingfield (Mark & Company Barbershop), cuts hair for free during the event. Mark was born and raised in Winder. Mark’s shop is located at 37 E Athens St. in Winder, GA. When asked why do you participate in the event he laughingly said “It’s the least I can do to give back to the community since I was such a terror growing up!” Mark also stated “I commend everyone who puts the Back to School Bash together every year. I am just a small part of such a big event. I look forward to participating for years to come!” MSF appreciates Mark’s support and looks forward to future endeavors with him.
MSF also gave away 150 care packages filled with inspirational quotes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, deodorant and feminine products and 300 anti-bullying packages that included a cyber-bullying brochure, inspirational quote, anti-bullying or inspirational bracelet and a blow pop.
MSF thanks our staff members and volunteers for making this a successful event!!