Atlanta Braves Foundation Awards Grant to Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb

Staff Report

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

The Atlanta Braves Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb.

The grant will support Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb’s rotational shelter program.

Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb partners with local congregations, individuals, families, foundations and corporations to provide emergency shelter, meals, transportation and other services to families with children facing a housing crisis. In 2019, Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb helped 11 families through the program, directly impacting 29 adults and 18 children.

“It takes a community to help bring an end to situational homelessness, and we are so grateful for this partnership,” said Andrea Brantley, executive director of Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb. “Even though we’re still working on emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, our mission hasn’t stopped. We are as committed as ever to helping lift every family out of situational homelessness, and we can’t do it without the help of community members and organizations like the Atlanta Braves Foundation.”

Nationally, one child out of six lives in poverty. An estimated 35 percent of those who experience homelessness in the country have children, and Family Promise has embarked on a plan to change the future for 1 million children nationwide by 2030. 

The Atlanta Braves Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Atlanta Braves, gives grants to organizations that help youth and focus on education, health and recreation and whose plans will help those served by the requesting organization.

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