Do-It-Yourself (DIY) service projects provide an opportunity for your group to serve together at a convenient time for you. To help you get started, we’ve created these step-by-step DIY guides for service projects that support our community partners in Atlanta. Many of these projects are also family friendly. If your group serves together through a DIY project, please register your participation so we can measure Buckhead Church Community Groups’ collective impact on our city.
Atlanta Mission is the city’s largest and longest-running provider of services to homeless men, women, and children. They provide emergency shelter, residential discipleship, job attainment, and transitional housing for more than 950 people on a daily basis. Their work centers around transforming, through Christ, the lives of those facing homelessness.
Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) works to prevent hunger and homelessness for local people facing life-changing events such as job loss, a reduction in work hours, or medical problems. BCM provides short- and long-term solutions that range from food and clothing to housing assistance and life-skills education, placing special emphasis on helping Atlanta’s low-income workers.
City of Refuge is dedicated to community development efforts that lead to the stability and sustainability of the local community. Through their programs, they offer life-building tools to individuals and families in Atlanta who are living on the margin. Their programs span multiple areas of need—from food, clothing, and shelter to job training, placement, housing, healthcare, and education.
The Furniture Bank’s vision is for all individuals and families in need to have the necessary furniture to live safely and securely. They recycle used furniture from individuals and companies and give it to people coming out of homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, and living with HIV/AIDS.
MedShare is dedicated to improving people’s quality of life through recovering unused medical supplies and equipment and redistributing it to those most in need. They focus their efforts specifically on maternal and child health, infectious disease control, primary care, and disaster relief by equipping qualified healthcare facilities in developing countries with these surplus supplies. They also outfit medical missions and safety net clinics in the U.S. and abroad.
Woodson Park Academy is an urban school located in the Grove Park community of West Atlanta, two miles from downtown. It’s part of the Atlanta Public School system and serves students in Pre-K through 5th grade. Of the students enrolled at Woodson, 98 percent are eligible for free or reduced lunches, which is an indication of low income.