National Giving Day – A list of local non-profits for you to choose from!

2021’s National Day of Giving is November 30.  The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is a national holiday known as Giving Tuesday. The day celebrates people financially supporting their favorite local charities or non-profits. It is also celebrated to promote the making of gifts rather than purchasing them.   Laura Deupree from the Dunwoody Nature Center told me about GA gives on Giving TuesdayThe Georgia Center for Nonprofits is spearheading this campaign, helping nonprofits around Georgia raise funds during the national Giving Tuesday event. Giving Tuesday is a wonderful way for nonprofits to come together and encourage giving that benefits us all – kind of a “rising tide lifts all boats” strategy.  So…prompted by Laura, I’ve compiled a list of local charities to hopefully boost their chances for more donations.   If I have missed any, let me know and I’ll add more.   I skipped churches and synagogues but you can search and find yours if you’d like. You don’t have to wait until Giving Tuesday though…..

Early Giving is open!

Chattahoochee Nature Center

This picturesque place and environmentally important watershed would not be possible without donors like you. Your donations help us preserve this land that is so important to our health and the health of our community.

City Springs Theatre Company

Mission: City Springs Theatre Company is dedicated to entertaining, educating, and enriching lives by creating world class theatre experiences and innovative arts education programs that drive cultural richness and economic vitality.

Community Assistance Center

CAC is first point of contact for Sandy Springs and Dunwoody residents in need  as we provide resources and referrals to solve their problems, help stabilize the family, and work with adults to chart a course towards greater financial independence for their future with our Adult Education and Career Center Program.

Cure Childhood Cancer

CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research while supporting patients and their families.

Drake House

The Drake House provides a lifeline of supportive housing and enrichment programs for mothers and their children in north metro Atlanta who are experiencing homelessness. Our Vision – To be integral in our community, facilitating financial security and housing stability.

Dunwoody Nature Center

The Dunwoody Nature Center is a private, non-profit organization on twenty-two beautiful acres in Dunwoody, Georgia.  Our mission is to inspire a love of nature and cultivate environmental awareness and stewardship. We are a living lab that is sustainable, inclusive and accessible to all.  

Elaine Clark Center

Your generous contribution provides a community of teachers and therapists to children and families with special needs who otherwise could not receive all the care they need. Without you, the Elaine Clark Center could not achieve our mission of enabling children and young adults of all abilities to become confident and contributing citizens.


Furkids, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization that operates the largest cage-free, no-kill shelter in the Southeast for rescued cats and Sadie’s Place, a no-kill shelter for rescued dogs.

Game On Campaign

If every citizen of Dunwoody who has ever had a kid at DHS, ever will have a kid at DHS, or just benefits from being a citizen of our great city would give $30 to this campaign DHS may be able to get outdoor bathrooms in time for  next year’s baseball, soccer, track, and lacrosse seasons!? Surely almost every Dunwoody Citizen can afford $30? 


JF&CS has provided assistance to isolated older adults, people who need help paying rent, those who don’t know where to get their next meal, and many others. While working to meet these needs, JF&CS has simultaneously focused on improving the mental health of those who need support.

Malachi’s Storehouse


Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta

Our mission is to foster and ensure a vibrant greater Atlanta Jewish community by providing programs and services of distinction that attract, involve, and inspire meaningful connections and promote Jewish values.

Mary Hall Freedom Village

The mission of Mary Hall Freedom Village, Inc. is to empower women, children, veterans, and families to end the cycle of homelessness, addiction, and poverty. Mary Hall Freedom Village accomplishes this mission by offering comprehensive services to help address the behavioral, educational, economic, and housing strains that many of the women they serve face. 

Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences

Established in 1975, MARR Addiction Treatment Centers is a private, non-profit organization that provides long-term residential addiction treatment to men and women. We are dedicated to bringing lasting recovery through intensive, high-quality, gender-specific rehab programs that are centered on the Therapeutic Community model.

Pebble Tossers

Referred to as a nonprofit for nonprofits, Pebble Tossers partners with top Atlanta nonprofits in twelve cause areas: Hunger + Food Drives, Families in Crisis, Animals + Wildlife, Citizenship + Social Justice, US Troops + Veterans, Arts + Culture, Global Awareness, Homelessness, Education + Literacy, Elderly, Families in Crisis, Environment, and Fragile Children. We host weekly, hands-on community service projects and introduce kids, teens, and families to all twelve cause areas through our nonprofit partners.  

Sandy Springs Conservancy

The Sandy Springs Conservancy, established in 2001, strives to create, conserve, and connect parks, trails and greenspace in Sandy Springs and surrounding areas. We all know the importance of recreation areas and greenspace which add to the quality of life, inspires health/wellness/tranquility, and provides enjoyment throughout our community for residents and visitors.  

Society of St Vincent de Paul Georgia 

With a mission to provide help and hope to neighbors in need, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia (SVdP Georgia) has been serving individuals, families and communities across Georgia since 1903, stabilizing those in crisis and creating paths to self-sufficiency. 

Spruill Center for the Arts

Your donation to our annual fund campaign will help us continue to be a home for Art and artists of all types from our professional artist instructors to the newest beginner looking to increase their creativity and community connection. Your support will also help us continue to “paint the town red” as we advocate for more arts and culture based activities and programs. Please consider a contribution during this year’s Annual Fund Campaign to support Spruill’s mission as we continue toto foster creativity and social connections through the Arts.

Turning Point Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation is a community-based rehabilitation clinic focused on helping patients manage the side effects of breast cancer and its treatment. TurningPoint is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to improve quality of life for breast cancer patients by providing, promoting and advocating specialized and evidence-based rehabilitation.  

The Packaged Good

 Donate funds and we will use our wholesale partnerships to maximize the number of families served with your tax-deductible donations! If you are interested in maximizing your impact, ask us about our monthly giving and sponsorship programs. 

Assistance League of Atlanta

Assistance League of Atlanta is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization helping children and adults in need rebuild their lives and become more self-sufficient.  Through our programs, we assist a network of 250 community partners to provide new clothing, food, household goods, hygiene kits, comfort items and educational aid to those affected by homelessness, abuse and poverty.

Bert’s Big Adventure


Established in 2002, Bert’s Big Adventure is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families.

Did I forget your favorite local non-profit?  Just leave a comment or email me and I’ll add it!

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