Act Together Days
Join us for an Act Together Day. Each month there is at least one family friendly service project that is designed with young children in mind. Bring your children and teach them from a young age to serve others. Act Together Projects will benefit children in need that live in our local community.
What kind of projects do you do?
To meet the needs in our community and offer a variety of service opportunities, our projects vary from month to month. We provide meals and serve them to mothers and children living in local shelters. We collect clothing for growing children. We give toys, Bibles and food at Christmas. We seek to be a blessing to those in need. Our opportunities are limitless. Ministry is meeting the needs where they exist and helping people without judging them.
How do you find projects?
We work together with churches and nonprofits to determine the needs of families and children in the community.
Can I bring my children?
Certainly! Act Together specializes in projects that are family friendly. Look for the “Little Hands” projects in our monthly newsletter.
Do I have to make an ongoing commitment?
No. We understand that everyone has busy schedules and other commitments. While you are certainly welcome to make an ongoing commitment, this is not expected. You can sign up for the mailing list and never volunteer for a project if you do not have time or if none of the projects interest you.
I didn’t know there was poverty in north Atlanta? How do you find people in need?
Surprisingly, there are a large number of people living in poverty in the north Atlanta area, yet we often turn our backs on them. Poverty doesn’t always mean living on the streets with nothing to eat. The single mother next door could be living in poverty. She may never even let you know. A family that loses its primary source of income is suddenly “needy.”
I’ve given money to nonprofits before why is there still a need in our community?
Scripture tells us in no uncertain terms that poverty is a problem which will never be solved. Instead of focusing on the multiple reasons poverty still exists, we are commanded to open our hands and act in love and mercy.
There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land. -Deuteronomy 15:11
Aren’t we enabling people to live irresponsible lives?
Politicians often make political arguments that people in poverty are “bums” who don’t want to work and want to live off the earnings of others. When we set our personal politics aside and focus on the work Christ has called us to, we can view the issue of poverty with more clarity. While we are busy making sure “bums” don’t con us or abuse the system, we neglect the father with a masters degree that has a chronic illness, or the single mother who left an abusive marriage. What about the family man who has always provided for his family but is out of work due to layoffs? What about the run away teenager that isn’t pregnant or on drugs but ran away to escape an abusive parent? Things are not always the way they appear.
His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. -John 9:2-3
Are the projects limited to children living in poverty?
No, “children in distress” includes children with special needs, families going through a temporary difficult time, and children living in single parent homes or foster care. Children with special needs may not live in poverty but they have more to overcome than the average child. We seek to come alongside these children and give them extra love. While they may not need Christmas presents or school supplies, we can share Christ’s love by having a fun event for the child and their families.
Where does funding come from?
Act Together Ministries is a new organization seeking non-profit 501(c)(3) status. At this time we are a group of volunteers that network our resources and partner together with churches and non-profits in the area to best meet the needs in our community. Our volunteers also provide needed supplies and we collect needed items through drives (such as food drives, drives to collect toys for children at Christmas, etc.).
I have an idea for a project? May I suggest one?
Sure! Send it our way and we will consider your suggestion.
Do you have any projects that would be suitable for youth groups, elementary school classes, boy scout troops, or children’s Sunday School classes?
This is something we specialize in. Each month we offer at least one “Little Hands” project. These projects are appropriate for children under 12. Specific requests can be made on the contact form and we will do our best to accommodate your group’s needs.
What if I need help?
We help those in need through local churches, co-ops and nonprofit organizations. If you would like to be referred to an organization that can help you, please contact us for more information.
How can I get involved?
The easiest way to get involved is to check our events schedule or sign up to receive the monthly newsletter with upcoming service projects.
My non-profit would like to get involved and become one of the groups Act Together works with. How do I go about doing this?
We would love to hear more about your organization and how we can work together to further the Kingdom of God. Please send us your information via the contact form.