Atlanta Spiritual Community, Inc.
Sacred Service Projects

Atlanta Spiritual Community Sacred Service Projects allow us to assist with many worthwhile causes around Metro Atlanta and beyond. It is our honor to volunteer and donate our time, financial support and resources to the following organizations:

Unlocking Futures: alters the way young people think about themselves from having limited possibilities to experiencing an unimaginable successful future. Unlocking Futures is a not-for-profit, volunteer driven organization committed to transforming the chaotic lives of young people through persistent and compassionate mentoring. Since 1985, Unlocking Futures has committed to transforming the lives of disadvantaged youth who exhibit maladaptive behaviors such as truancy, violence, gang membership, physical and verbal violence, and at-risk sexual activity.

ASC provided financial support for over two years to assist in transforming these youth which resulted in:
 Increased GPA and school attendance.
 Increased self-worth and self-esteem.
 Increased sense of family, peer and community support.
 A shift in attitude and behavior, from being a victim to taking responsible
actions.

Nicholas House: is an Atlanta shelter that provides housing to homeless families regardless of family makeup. They provide temporary housing
while addressing the root causes of family homelessness so a family may never be homeless again.

ASC’s sacred service involved providing, cooking, and serving food to the residents. We have also contributed as individuals by working with them on various projects to keep the facility in top shape. We are also one of the Faith Partners committed to providing continued financial support.

Fieffe Foundation 4 Haiti: is improving the lives of Haitians through educational achievement, environmental activism, and health promotion.
ASC sent monthly financial donations over a two year period to this organization to support our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Our donations helped with an immediate response of providing basic life necessities such as drinking water, food and helping to restore independence to the people of the region.

Hearts to Nourish:is a community-driven nonprofit organization that provides high quality programs to identify and develop the internal resources of youth aged 16-24 in Clayton, Fayette and Gwinnett Counties in the State of Georgia.
ASC organized a career fair to assist the young men and women with improving their interview skills, resume preparation, dressing for success, mindset and career preparation.

Hands On Atlanta: is an impact-focused organization with numerous talented and passionate people volunteering throughout Metro Atlanta.
ASC provided tutoring to Atlanta elementary school children as well as yard work and gardening at the Cascade Preserve.

Smart Lunch- Smart Kid Project: Almost 1 million children in Georgia are eligible to receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch. This crucial meal disappears in the summer and during school breaks. Smart Lunch, Smart Kid steps into this gap and provides nutritious meals for numerous children across the State. Most of these children only have lunch during normal school sessions.

ASC purchased and prepared lunch bags for the children consisting of sandwiches, chips, fruit and water. After preparation, we delivered the lunches to the West End library to distribute to the children.

S.T.A.R.S. (Singers Taking Action Reaching Souls): an international vocal ensemble, whose sole purpose is to uplift the planet through song.
ASC donates to the S.T.A.R.S Annual fundraising Bowlathon. We also assisted with housing, transportation and meals for the South African Youth Choir affiliated with S.T.A.R.S while they were visiting Atlanta, Georgia.

Family First: A non-profit organization helping families. ASC collected and distributed toys and gifts for the families during the Christmas
season.

Covenant House: A local non-profit organization providing housing and support for disadvantaged youth. ASC collected and purchased socks, warm hats, gloves, and scarfs and donated them to the Covenant House.

Draw Change: An Atlanta non-profit is working to empower children through art. ASC donated toiletries, and feminine products to this
organization.

Assisted Living Senior Center: ASC provided companionship for the seniors. Volunteers sang songs, played instruments, sat and talked with the senior citizens at the Center.

Atlanta Mission: Atlanta Mission is a nonprofit Christian ministry serving local homeless men, women, and children. ASC provided school supplies to help support the youth at this organization.

House of Dawn: Their Mission is to 1) provide a stable, loving, home for young mothers and their children under adult supervision and 2) to
provide young mothers with the educational opportunities and the life training skills that they will need to become independent, self-supporting women.
ASC provided clothing, sheets, blankets, pillows and household items to support the women residents. We also sent a crew to House of Dawn to clean the kitchen until it literally sparkled from our efforts and love.

StandUp For Kids – Atlanta: has been consistently on the streets of Atlanta since 2003 serving homeless and at-risk youth. They also
work with students in Fulton, Gwinnett and Hall county schools that are experiencing a change in their home setting. Often, but not always these students have lost parents, are living with someone other than a legal guardian or are experiencing homelessness with their family or as an unaccompanied youth.
StandUp For Kids – Atlanta provides programming which addresses the challenges facing youth on the streets and in the schools through volunteer-based outreach and mentoring. Their community-supported programming helps the youth make informed choices during challenging times.
ASC gathered bags and bags of clothing from our members and provided these items to Stand Up For Kids. We also assisted in the sorting and distribution of clothing at various times. ASC also bought socks, provided the youth with gift cards to restaurants like Chick Fil-A, and bus passes for transportation.

Project Gift: was started in 2009 with the mission of creating a program connecting the joy of giving through individual endeavor and achievement. In partnership with inner-city Atlanta public schools, the program was designed to award daily achievement points based on attendance, good citizenship, academic achievement and personal conduct. These points are redeemed at a one-day holiday shop in December, stocked and staffed by Project Gift volunteers. An important aspect of Project Gift is that all the gifts purchased by the children are for their family members, not for themselves. The program, which was initiated for 50 preschool students, has now grown to accommodate
over 950 elementary school students at the Fred A. Toomer and Hope-Hill Elementary Schools in Atlanta, GA.
ASC contributed to Project Gift by helping the students to shop and select gifts for their family members. Their earned points allow them to shop for their family i.e. parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc. This is such a rewarding endeavor as the children are inspired to earn points through good behavior and academics throughout the school year.

SLCA (Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta):
Is an extremely diverse community whose teachings are based on Mind, Body, Spirit connection. We each are an irreplaceable and nterconnected part of the whole. What affects one, affects all. Divinity dwells within each person and life’s constant invitation is to recognize and embody this. The highest spiritual principle is love – love of self, love of others, love of all. Our thoughts and beliefs are carried forward into manifestation. How we choose to think becomes our personal experience.
ASC went Christmas shopping for a group of children SLCA was supporting. These donations included toys, clothing, and bikes for our assigned
group of children. It was a lot of fun for us and the children by rewarding their efforts by providing them with joy on Christmas morning.