Bridge to Grace Covenant Church currently supports North Fulton Community Charities and Georgia Justice Project. How we participate is found in the following information:
NFCC’s mission is to build self-sufficiency and prevent homelessness and hunger in our community by providing emergency assistance and enrichment programs. Each year, close to 10,000 individuals receive over $1.5M in emergency financial assistance to remain stably housed; more than 26,000 food pantry orders are filled; and over 1,200 adults attend education classes in workforce readiness and life skills development at NFCC. The assistance allows more than 2,600 families to remain in their home – not in a car, storage shed, or other unsafe living conditions. More than 90% of those receiving assistance are stably housed for 90 days or more after coming to NFCC for help. Community donations and volunteers are vital to continuing our success. More information can be found at nfcchelp.org.
Our church participates during the Christmas Season with Baskets for Seniors, Santa’s Toy Shop and a Food Drive. The pictures below are from Christmas 2018.
Georgia Justice Project is a 32-year-old nonprofit that represents individuals who are or were involved with the criminal justice system. They have worked closely with the Georgia legislature and Council on Criminal Justice Reform. They have successfully advocated for 19 changes in the law to remove barriers to reentry and increase access to employment and other opportunities for people with criminal records.
Georgia Justice Project strengthens our community by demonstrating a better way to represent and support individuals in the criminal justice system and reduce barriers to reentry. GJP promotes innovative change through direct legal representation, policy advocacy, education, and coalition building. Details can be found at www.gjp.org.
GJP is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty and crime, and we know that education is a primary part of the solution. Most GJP client families do not have the resources to provide their children with all of the required school supplies for the school year due to their limited income. Recognizing this, GJP holds an annual Back to School event to provide support for our client families and to ensure that our clients’ children receive new backpacks filled with all the required school supplies for their grade level. A secondary purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for GJP staff to deepen relationships with current and past clients and their families. This positive, family-focused event builds trust and commitment between our staff and our clients as they work to make positive strides in their lives.
Beginning in late May, Bridge to Grace Covenant Church
will be participating in the Back to School Backpack Project.
Backpacks for High School students will be purchased and
filled with required school supplies. Watch for details!