How Agency Partnership Works
Caring For Others provides direct support to people in need in the metro Atlanta area, and works with agency partners to extend that reach throughout the southeast region. The following questions and answers address several important details of being an agency partner.
Q. How long has Caring For Others been around?
A. Caring For Others is a homelessness prevention organization established in November 2001 to facilitate personal dignity and provide basic necessities to economically disadvantaged individuals, senior citizens, the disabled, the unemployed, and families with children.
Q. Does it cost to be and agency partner?
A. The annual membership fee per agency is $300 per year. All memberships must be renewed no later than March 30th each year. The annual membership fee helps cover the cost of Caring For Others' warehouse and expenses. Additionally, a $25-$75 fee will be charged for assistance in loading, if needed. Payments must be made by agency check, cashier's check, credit card and money order.
Q. How can we use the donated products?
A. All items must be used for the benefit of at-risk families and needy children and cannot be sold, bartered, exchanged or used for fund raising purposes. Member agencies will not charge fees of any kind (real or in-kind) to the recipient, individual or family, or ask for donations from the people receiving the products.
Q. How do we get the products?
A. Each partner agency will be allowed up to two authorized persons to pick up products. Agency partners must provide their own suitable transportation when receiving products. All products will be pre-packaged and will be offered “as-is,” and are not returnable. All pick up appointments must be kept. If appointments are missed, the member agency must contact Caring For Others to reschedule the pickup.
Q. What else should we know?
A. Partner agencies are required to provide a monthly report to Caring For Others, Inc. regarding how the distributions of products have impacted the community. Agency Partner must be in compliance with our guidelines before products are issued.
Q. How do we apply to be a partner agency?
A. Complete the partner agency membership application form and return it with the completed W-9 form along with a copy of your 501(c)(3) Certificate. Mail the completed application to us at: 3537 Browns Mill Road, Suite 2, Atlanta, GA 30354, or fax it to 404.761.0678.
Please download and thoroughly read our partnership packet.
Agency Partner Packet 2014 (1222 KB)
Click here to download our agency partner membership application form
Agency Partner Application 2014 (234 KB)
If you have any questions, please call us at 404.761.0133 or contact us by email.