Community organizations to support and serve.

Coat Drive!

Please join us in collecting new or gently used cold-weather gear:

  • Coats (all sizes, but especially youth sizes)
  • Hats
  • Gloves/Mittens
  • Scarves

Throughout the month of October, you can drop off your donations at the collection tables set up at every church service, or at the HOPE DEPOT in the Lighthouse. 

Donations will be distributed in November through MUST Ministries and other local organizations. 



YES! Program | Ministries | NRCOC

Contact: Jasmine Jackson, Program Director

Phone: 404-849-5570 Email:

A North River Church of Christ program providing youth empowerment, family food support, childrens' school supplies supports STEAM-based curriculum and sports camps. Ongoing opportunities within the neighboring community. 

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HOPE  Video Buddies: Books and More!

Contact: Sherry Miller (NR Member)

Phone: 954-644-2233 Email:

 Volunteers of all ages can create short, positive videos to encourage homebound kids by reading popular children’s books, demonstrating sports and music skills, and sharing about career options!

Check out this info link

Books for Africa

Contacts:  Jen Hale, Coordinator

Books For Africa collects, organizes, and regularly ships many thousands of high-quality books to countries throughout the continent of Africa! Volunteers are needed to help sort and pack books for two-hour time shifts (9-11 am or 1-3 pm) during the weekdays. Volunteers must pre-register via the website and participate in a brief orientation at the beginning of the shift. (No walk-in volunteers). Groups of 16 can serve together. The minimum age is 14 years. So much fun!

Sheltering Arms

Contact: Noelle Broyles (NR Member) Phone: 919-699-8745;  Email:

Early Childhood Development centers (13) throughout the Atlanta area providing education/support for at-risk children.

8 Opportunites Each Week!

Volunteers needed for virtual 30 minute “Read to Me” or fun “Brain Break” activities that connect directly with the classrooms! Eight 30-minute opportunities offered during weekday mornings! Virtual opportunities only during COVID…in-person opportunities when restrictions are lifted. If you love kids, reading, and fun movement activities…this is for you!

Contact Noelle Broyles for more details or sign up directly with Sheltering Arms. Brief training info will be provided! 

Inner Harbour Campus | Youth Villages

Contact: Debbie Swain (NR Member)

Phone: 757-812-0256  Email:

A residential treatment program for children and youth with serious emotional and behavioral challenges.

Monthly Encouragement Cards & Birthday Party Supplies desired!

130 care cards needed each month!

Serving Our Neighbors in Need | MUST Ministries

 Contact: Jasmine Jackson Phone: 404-849-5570  Email:

Contact: Noelle Broyles Phone: 919-699-8745 Email: 

Quarterly opportunities for North River members to organize and distribute food boxes for at-risk school-age children and families within Marietta.  Specific supplemental donations are regularly needed. 

Adventure Centers — Mission 1:27

Bible-based after-school program for elementary school children located within five Walton apartment complexes throughout the Marietta area.

Monthly Encouragement cards and specific donations desired!

125 care cards needed each month!

During COVID, there are limited “in-person“ volunteer opportunities for reading, math help, sharing skills like sports, music, arts and crafts