2007 Grant Recipients

WILDERNESS WORKS

Wilderness-WorksMission: Wilderness Works is guiding disadvantaged Atlanta children toward more fulfilling futures with character development, cultural enrichment, and nature-based experiential education. 

Purpose of  Ministry: To see homeless and disadvantaged Atlanta children uplifted and guided toward fulfilling futures.

How was the OHS grant used?

Wilderness Works purchased a wonderful bus for transporting needy children to and from their activities.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • City Camps
  • Mini Camps 
  • Activity chaperone and coordinators; arts and crafts, food services volunteers, bicycle repair, building maintenance, overnight camping chaperones, etc.

Website address: www.wildernessworks.org


THE GOOD SAMARITAN HEALTH CENTER

Good-SamaritanMission: “Spreading Christ’s love through quality healthcare to those in need.”

Purpose of  Ministry: The Good Samaritan Health Center is a health care home that provides full-time comprehensive medical, dental, mental health counseling, and health education services to uninsured, low-income individuals and families from metropolitan Atlanta.

How was the OHS grant used?  

Funds from OHS were used to purchase, install, and implement a practice management software system that allowed more patients to be served and improved the quality and consistency of care delivered to each patient through more accurate records.

Volunteer opportunities: 

  • The Center needs professional volunteers (doctors, nurses, dentists, nutritionists, social workers). These volunteers set up a schedule to see patients ranging from once per week, once per month, or quarterly.
  • Administrative work, helping in dispensary organizing medicines, planning Gala fundraiser.
  • Group projects to help with landscaping, preparing hygiene and first-aid kits.
  • Internships, mentoring, shadowing – high school, college and post graduate students

Website address: www.goodsamatlanta.org