18 Sep Gratus Capital Volunteers with Covenant House Georgia
On August 29th, Gratus team members joined together at Covenant House Georgia (CHGA). The Covenant House is an international program that provides food, information, supplies and refuge to homeless and trafficked youth. At CHGA, volunteers show unconditional love and support to Atlanta’s homeless and trafficked youth so they can be equipped with what they need to be successful and realize their fullest potential. CHGA’s guiding principles are immediacy, sanctuary, value communication, structure, and choice. Each principle helps Atlanta’s youth have a place of refuge and create a successful future.
The house was originally built in the 1930’s and functioned as a school. Then in 2000, the Covenant House opened its doors to Atlanta’s homeless youth. CHGA provides 50 beds to male and female youth ages 16 to 24. The main house provides dormitory style living, equipped with a full kitchen, library, gym, health clinic, and art room. Cottage homes are available on the grounds, each consisting of four bedrooms and a common room. Volunteers gather throughout the year to cook meals, provide health care, host classes and more for Atlanta’s youth in need.
Gratus Capital at Covenant House Georgia
The Gratus team first met with Hannah, Volunteer Coordinator of CHGA, and took a tour of the grounds. Following the tour, the team separated into three groups to organize the home’s clothing closet, pack lunches, and clean the kitchen. The clothing closet group organized donated clothing in the home’s casual and business closets by gender and size. The lunch team packed lunches that are readily available when youth arrive and need an immediate meal. The kitchen team scrubbed down the kitchen to be ready for volunteers to cook full meals for events. Each volunteer group’s hard work helped CHGA prepare to meet the day to day needs of Atlanta’s homeless youth.
Get Involved with Covenant House
Covenant House Georgia accepts individual, group, and corporate volunteers. CHGA has a variety of volunteer programs to address specific needs. Learn more about helping Atlanta’s homeless and trafficked youth at http://www.covenanthousega.org/Volunteer-267 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.