Volume 2 | August 2018
North Georgia Interfaith Ministries, Inc.
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future .”
Labor Day Weekend is fast approaching and that means just 24 days to "FALL". The days will be getting shorter and cooler. As you are reading this latest edition of our Newsletter hopefully you are thinking of the many changes that will be coming up in the next few months and the many plans you will be making for you and your family. You will think about having to retrieve coats and gloves from the back of closets, and, perhaps reluctantly, cast your minds forward to the flurry of holiday tasks ahead; not always recalling that with the descent of winter, the problem of homelessness becomes more urgent. Here at North Georgia Interfaith Ministries we know that winter is the hardest time for our homeless community. We also know only too well that winter brings with it cold and flu season. Some families will miss work because they are sick or because their child is sick. This becomes a major concern and they are riddled with fears such as, How will I afford medicine...or gas to go to the doctor's office? Missing work means a short paycheck so I will not have enough money for my rent and/or utilities. My husband works in construction...What will the weather be like? Will he get laid off? How will I afford to provide for my children? Will I lose my home and end up homeless? Where will I go? These are just some of the many thoughts that lay heavy on the minds of the population we serve. Keeping that in mind, at our transitional housing facility Jeremiah's Place, we believe success is more than just statistics. Our program provides a safe, temporary home. We provide individuals and families with the services, resources, and tools they need to end their homelessness and transition into safe and stable housing. Our goal is to help families make this journey in the best and fastest way possible. As the Fall and Winter approaches, how can you make a difference to these families in "OUR" community?

Give warm winter clothes.
  • Warm coats, scarves, hats, gloves and blankets are always needed for our families.

  • We have several upcoming events where you can volunteer!

  • One Time Donation - Our programs are busiest during the winter months. More people are coming in for referral services, clothing, and shelter. You can support our staff on the front lines by making a special donation during the winter months.
  • Recurring Donation - Partner with NGIM by signing up to provide a monthly recurring donation.

Care Bags
Donate items for our Care Bags such as:

  • Socks
  • Can opener
  • Tuna and crackers
  • Granola Bar
  • Fruit snack or applesauce cup
  • Peanut butter or cheese crackers
  • Hand wipes
  • Kleenex
  • Maxi pads
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Nail clippers
  • Band Aids
  • Chapstick
  • Comb or small brush
  • Mints, cough drops or gum

Wishing you all a safe and blessed "Labor Day" weekend.
Fiona McDaniel
Executive Director

Upcoming Events

First Night Dahlonega Planning Meeting
Please join us for our "FIRST NIGHT DAHLONEGA PLANNING MEETING" of 2018. We are excited about what we have in store for this year and can't wait to share it with you. Join us to find your "PLACE" in our New Year's Eve Celebration. See you there!!!

Monster Dash 5k Fun Run
WALK, RUN, CREEP, or CRAWL! Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume and participate in the costume contest after the fun run.

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