StreetWise Backpack Day!

We all love to laugh at a silly joke, but it’s no laughing matter for an at-risk child to start school without the supplies they need. But YOU can help change that. We’d love for you to join us July 18 – 19 at our Back to School event. StreetWise Georgia will provide a new
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Volunteer uses talents to help StreetWise impact others

Isn’t it funny the way it happens? She thought she was helping others, but she discovered she was also being helped. For Tina Weaver, volunteering at StreetWise has been a life-giving experience.  Tina has spent the last seven months serving as an administrative assistant working closely alongside Volunteer Coordinator Bonnie Moore, Executive Assistant Karen Cox,
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Mother’s Day encouragement from the moms of StreetWise

Life can be tough. That’s why we’re here to provide help, both tangibly – through food, clothes, and toiletries – and intangibly, through prayer and positivity. This Mother’s Day weekend, we wanted to share some wisdom, laughs, and encouragement specifically for moms from the moms of StreetWise.   If you were a young mom again,
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Local chef partnering to help end food waste and food insecurity

He’s a proponent of eliminating food waste, training leaders, and preparing great food. Chef Hank Reid is the kind of partner that helps StreetWise thrive. “I started Lettum Eat in late 2019 with the vision to utilize some of the resources that were already available in the community, especially underused church kitchens,” Hank said.  Serving
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Senior receives help and hope – a beacon of light in the storm

Most envision themselves enjoying some well-deserved rest after decades of working hard. Brenda’s retirement came with a rocky beginning, though. “I didn’t expect my life to take a turn the way it did,” Brenda said. “I had just retired, but then I had a stroke, so my daughter asked me to come and live down
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Why this volunteer has served for more than a decade – and doesn’t plan to stop

Her brother Arthur had talked about StreetWise for years. And when Ann Ingram retired, she knew the time was right to start volunteering. That was more than a decade ago. “At first, I served at StreetWise one day a week,” Ann said. “Now, I’m there all day Wednesdays and Thursdays. I help with the mobile
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Long-time volunteer sees miracles happen to those in need

He bought the family grocery store at 19 years old, took up photography in his later years, and retired before age 50. For some, this might sound like a dream come true. But after becoming aware of the needs around him, Arthur Hughes’s perspective was changed forever. “I’ve been retired 31 years and have gotten
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From nothing to overflow: Violetta’s story

Seven years ago, Violetta and her family came from Pennsylvania to Georgia seeking employment opportunities. Once here, they struggled to find jobs as quickly as they needed, putting them in a position of financial difficulty they couldn’t get through on their own. “We had mouths to feed and no way to feed them,” Violetta said.
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Meet Karen Cox!

Our Executive Assistant Karen (pictured second from the right) is celebrating four years here at StreetWise! Keep reading to discover more about her, and be send her a note to congratulate her on her work-iversary.    How did you first hear about StreetWise?  I saw StreetWise advertised on the 12Stone Job Posting site. The posting
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Looking back on 2021 and ahead to the future

Most people would agree that 2020 was a tough year. But for StreetWise and the clients we serve, it was a particularly hard one because of the loss of Terry Powell, the beloved co-founder of StreetWise, to cancer. “Terry was amazing at engaging with others,” said current Executive Director Tracy Joseph. “[When I began getting
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