At Caring Companions of Atlanta, we take a different approach to community involvement. Sure, we volunteer for a variety of senior and special-needs related organizations, including Perimeter North Village and Atlanta area hospice. We also serve on the Chambers of commerce in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. But it doesn’t stop there. We offer entertainment modules to senior facilities across the Atlanta metro area and even sit with fellow senior resources to find out how we can help with their priorities. Sow how does that all come together? Well, here is a snapshot of what we’ve done lately:
- Provided dozens of rides for seniors free of charge
- Scheduled, and paid for multiple performances by the British Voice Actor Neil Scott-Barbour to do readings at Atlanta area senior facilities
- Donated décor and resources to help assisted living and memory care units plan fun events for their residents
- Facilitated getting Atlanta Braves tickets for 45 residents of a facility
Recently, one of our friends at Dogwood Forest called and said they were packing toiletry kits for Atlanta area homeless. We were so happy to get a call! We took it as a complement that they were comfortable tell us that they needed…and not what we offered! We went and bought a ton of travel sized toiletries and even sent staff to pack kits with their residents. Another partner said they wanted to play host to a summer fest party. We jumped in and have been active members of the planning committee. To us, participating in our community is the best investment we can make.
I love a quote from Booker T. Washington: “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
Makes sense to us!