01 May

Caring For Others Visits Antigua

In April, CFO President & CEO Eslene Richmond-Shockley and CFO Board Vice Chair Crystal Khalil spent several days on the island of Antigua distributing to local families and those from nearby Barbuda who had been displaced by the fall 2017 hurricanes. Caring For Others is grateful to His Excellency Governor-General Rodney Williams and all of the Caring For Others Antigua volunteers. While hundreds of families were helped that week, the need was great.  

Mrs. Shockley recounted this story from her trip to Antigua:

When we arrived at this tiny house, there were three girls there. The oldest was a beautiful teenager who was minding her little sisters. The middle girl was 10, and the baby girl was 7. The youngest girl was crying because it was her sister’s turn to wear the clothes. You see, they took turns wearing one outfit. The baby girl only had her panties on. We asked her what did she want, and she asked for a pink dress. 

On this trip, we were reminded that poverty is real. It is our mission to do something about it.

28 Mar

Caring For Others Provides Fresh Food for 1,500

At our annual Feeding Atlanta Communities food distribution on March 24, we provided thousands of pounds of fresh meats, eggs, vegetables, and fruits, as well as dry and canned goods to nearly 1,500 households – all in one day!  

We were grateful to the many volunteers who joined us to make this important service to the community possible, including Georgia State University College of Law students, NOBLE, Atlanta Community Food Bank, and many others.  

15 Feb

Caring For Others Provides Business Clothing to Students

Because we recognize that business attire is both important and expensive, Caring For Others works with local universities and career programs to provide brand new suits, business clothing, and accessories to students. Last month, we hosted two First Impression “shopping” days with Georgia State University College of Law students and students in Year Up, a training program for young adults, which teaches marketable skills. During these fun events, students selected complimentary business attire from our CareLoft inventory so that they can make a great first impression at future job interviews. To reciprocate, students provide volunteer hours at Caring For Others. It’s a win-win!

26 Jan

Caring For Others Hosts Inaugural International Poverty Forum

Yesterday, Caring For Others welcomed a diverse group of thought leaders to the inaugural International Poverty Forum to discuss the current state of and solutions to local and global poverty. At Caring For Others, we are passionate about breaking the cycle of poverty, and since the founding of this organization, we have worked to give a voice to the faces of poverty. 

Inspired by the Clinton Global Initiative, the International Poverty Forum (IPF) included panelists from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors who seek to turn ideas into action in six key areas: food, clothing, shelter, education, health, and employment. 

We were honored to be joined by moderator Justin Wilfon, WSB-TV and panelists:

* Eslene Richmond-Shockley, Caring For Others
* Dr. Tonya Malone, Atlanta Public Schools
* Maya Dillard-Smith, former head of the ACLU
* Cicely Garrett, Atlanta Mayor’s Office
* Pamela Perkins Cam, Interfaith Children’s Movement
* Shatakshee Dhongde, Georgia Institute of Technology
* Clarence Cox, National Org. of Black Law Enforcement Executives
* Yvette Cook, Usher’s New Look
* Ron Burns, Atlanta Community Food Bank. 

Several supporters and friends filled the audience on this landmark day. 

Out of the IPF, each member organization was charged with implementing directives in the year to come. Caring For Others plans to host an annual IPF to continue the group’s efforts at improving poverty and the lives of people living in poverty anywhere in the world.