The High School Resource students went on a special field trip today to North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC). The students are saving a large portion of their earnings from their successful business venture Today Café to donate to the charity. The students and teachers were led through the facility by Michele, an Intake Specialist at NFCC. First, they saw the stacks of food, which are given to help feed families in need. Michele explained that this is a good time for donations, as people feel that generous “holiday spirit.” But come January, there will be an even greater need for donations. Then, Michele led the group to the area where volunteers were busy sorting piles of donations of all sorts. Finally, the Eaton group was taken through the charity shop. Everyone was amazed at the assortment of exciting things for sale, and all at very affordable prices. All proceeds from the shop go directly back to helping people in the community.
Michele explained that NFCC helps more than one hundred people every day with food and clothing for their families. The charity also gives emergency money to needy families for their utilities. Last year, food was distributed more than 20,000 times, and clothing vouchers were provided to 2,000 families. It’s clear that the Eaton students have chosen a very worthy charity in NFCC. Michele told us that they are always in need of household items, food, diapers, clothing, and of course, financial help. The Eaton students plan to continue to give back to the community by donating to NFCC.