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ESF couldn’t do what we do without the support of our many community partners.
Our school system partners help inform our mission, ensuring the items we provide are what students and teachers really need. They also help us spread the word, ensuring that parents and guardians who are struggling to make ends meet know that they can get help from us.
Our distribution partners extend our reach to communities that are farther away from our warehouse distribution center in SW Atlanta. They help us meet the teachers, students and families we serve where they are, which adds greater value and increases our overall impact.
Our national partners provide a virtual network of information and shared resources.
Our workplace giving partners help raise awareness of and funds for our cause though our Back to School Sponsor a Student and Sponsor a Teacher camapigns as well as our holiday season Sponsor a Child campaign.
School System Partners
Parents and guardians of disadvantaged children register and shop online for toys and gifts to give their children. ESF volunteers pick and pack their orders at our facility in SW Atlanta and then sends them to the distribution partner site from which the parent chose to pick up their items.
We are currently looking for distribution partners to help in or near the following cities:
- College Park
- Lithia Springs
- Powder Springs
- Sandy Springs
- South Fulton
- Union City
Distribution partners are asked to commit to distributing gift packages to at least 1,000 families. Accomplishing this generally requires the partner group hosts a MINIMUM of two six-hour distribution events between Nov. 29th and Dec. 23rd during which you will need at least 20 volunteers. You will also need to have access to adequate storage and distribution space for up to one month. Adequate space means having access to a facility that is secure, conveniently located, able to receive pallet loads (i.e., has a loading dock or bay door) and ideally has ample space for vehicle traffic.
Reaping the Harvest Outreach Ministries
As a member of the Kids in Need Foundation’s national network, ESF is one of 42 resource centers nationwide that are committed to providing teachers an opportunity to “shop” for classroom supplies.