Human Services

Act Together Ministries

  • Roswell, GA
  • http://www.actogetherministries.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Act Together is to improve the lives of children in distress, strengthen families, and inspire the next generation to serve.

Main Programs

  1. I CAN
  2. Christmas Sponsorship
  3. Tools 4 School
Service Areas

Self-reported

Georgia

The north metro Atlanta area, 5 counties including: N Fulton, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Cobb, and Cherokee

ruling year

2010

Principal Officer

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Heather Clark

Keywords

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children, youth, family services, single parent, foster children, church, ministry, Alpharetta, special needs, poverty

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EIN

27-1017675

 Number

0378130452

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Act Together Ministries has provided school supplies, food, Christmas gifts and more to foster and low income children since 2009.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

I CAN

Academic program- provides rewards and incentives to foster children and low income children for making good grades in school and/or showing improvement.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$7,000.00

Program 2

Christmas Sponsorship

Provides 2-3 articles of clothing and 2-3 toys/games, total value of $75 to low income children and foster children.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 3

Tools 4 School

Back to school event that offers medical and dental screening, school supplies, crafts, games, and registration for tutoring and the I CAN program.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$15,000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    To provide ESSENTIALs such as clothing and food.
    To offer EDUCATIONAL support through our Tools 4 School event at the end of the summer and our I CAN program throughout the school year.
    To ENRICH the lives of the children we serve by hosting special events and offering sports and extracurricular scholarships.
    To provide birthday and Christmas sponsorships.
    To EMPOWER parents to improve their lives.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Food Pantry: In the fall of 2012, Act Together in partnership with The Vine Community Church opened a food pantry to meet the needs in our community. The food pantry is located in South Forsyth off exit 13 on GA 400. The food pantry is located on the lower/basement level.

    Clothing: Act Together families are given new and gently used clothes for their growing children. We offer winter coats, children/teen clothing and shoes as donations allow.

    Tools 4 School:
    At the end of the summer, Act Together kicks off the school year with our Tools 4 School event. At this event, the children receive school supplies, haircuts, medical and dental screening. In addition the families enjoy an afternoon together with games, crafts, and food.

    I CAN:
    Not only do children need school supplies, but they also need incentives to encourage them to succeed and make the most of their education. Because of partnerships with local businesses and generous donations from our community, Act Together is able to reward at-risk children for academic success. Education is often the key out of many of the situations children in distress find themselves in.

    Little Hands:
    Volunteer service projects set up specifically for children under age 12. These projects are set up for children in the community to serve other children. Most Little Hands projects include a short lesson about God's love and serving others. These projects are less than 2 hours to account for short attention spans.

    Scholarships- Through generous donations from individuals and local businesses, Act Together is able to provide sports and extracurricular scholarships.

    Special Events- Remember the magical time of Christmas when you were a child? We want to ensure that all children regardless of what their family is dealing with, has special holiday memories.

    Sponsorships- We provide Christmas and birthday gifts to the children in our ministry. Every child should receive a special treat on their birthday and wake up to find toys under their tree on Christmas morning.
    Employment Assistance:
    Act Together helps out of work parents to find employment by providing job leads, employment tips, and networking. Act Together also partners with other agencies that offer work mentoring programs.

    Support:
    Through mentoring, Bible Study and Support Groups

    Dignity:
    Act Together seeks to provide assistance to parents without robbing them of their dignity. Through our “parent ownership" we allow parents to pay a small fee or give back as a means of showing gratitude so that parents can say they provide for their children.

    Referrals and Resources:
    Act Together's staff and volunteers come along side families during difficult times and help them obtain the assistance needed. Sometimes this involves referring the family to another nonprofit or organization that is better equipped to meet the need. A family with a special needs child may seek to find a church with programming for special needs children.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    With financial support, resources, and volunteer support from the community and through partnerships with churches, businesses and other charities, Act Together is able to meet the needs of the children we serve.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Act Together sets goals for each program and seeks to improve the effectiveness of our programs and services each year. The board meets to discuss goals and improve programs.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have fed, clothed, provided school supplies, birthday and Christmas gifts, sports and extracurricular scholarships to hundreds of children throughout North Fulton, Forsyth, Cobb, Cherokee, and Gwinnett counties.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Georgia

The north metro Atlanta area, 5 counties including: N Fulton, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Cobb, and Cherokee

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Principal Officer

Heather Clark

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Brian Clark

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