BAGS OF HOPE EVENT - January, April, & June
Bags of Hope are given to homeless individuals in our communities as a kind gesture and as an ice-breaker. It gives us an opportunity to talk with them and develop a relationship. We want to break the cycle of homelessness through job training, coaching and placement, mentoring, money management skills, etc.
HOW TO MAKE BAGS OF HOPE
NOTE: YOU WILL NEED (2) 1 GALLON ZIPLOCK BAGS
1ST BAG FOR HYGIENE & 1ST AID:
White pair of long socks, Baby Wipes, Skin Lotion, Sunscreen, Chap Stick, Razor, Toothbrush & Toothpaste, Soap Bar, Shampoo, Conditioner, Band-Aids, Antibiotic Cream, Antifungal Cream, Pencil/Pen w/small note pad.
2ND BAG FOR NON-PERISHABLE FOOD & DRINKS
Trail Mix, Peanut Butter Crackers, Cheese Peanut Butter Crackers, Power Bar,Granola Bar, Tuna or Chicken w/crackers luncheon, Beef Jerky, Apple Sauce, Veggie Chips, Boost
Thes 2 bags will go inside our Tote Bag that has straps so that it can be carried on their backs and reused. Some people like to add a hand-written scripture to share the Love of God. (WE ARE ALL GOD’S CHILDREN)
We add bottles of water to the Bags of Hope & Our Business Cards so that they can always call us for help.
BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE - July 1st - 31st
Join us this August as we collect new backpacks and school supplies to help homeless children start the school year successfully. You can help by hosting a drive at your business or helping to sort, stuff and distribute the bags to homeless girls and boys. Help us give these children a chance at a decent school year.
Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him. Proverbs 14:31
Spreading Joy With Holiday Toys - Toy Drive, November 12th - December 16th
Every holiday season Beats the Streets and caring Atlantans work together to collect new toys for thousands of girls and boys living in homeless shelters. You can help by donating a new, unwrapped toy, hosting a toy drive at your school or business or helping to wrap and sort the gifts. Help us make the holiday season a little brighter for these children. Ages infant through 14 yrs old. Contact us for drop off locations or to volunteer at JHames@BeatsTheStreets.org or KReilly@BeatsTheStreets.org
Please let us know if you know of a business that would like to have a Christmas Toy collection box. These locations get the benefit of people shopping at their location and they will be added to our Web Site and Social Media platforms.
Infants and toddlers (0-3 years)
Rattles, Teething rings, Stackable rings, Sound and light soothers, Infant Toy mats, Crib activity center with music (no cloth), Cause and effect toys, Jumparoo, Baby Einstein toys and movies, Toy phones and cameras, Sound books, Building blocks (rubber), Pop up toys, Little people, Unisex onesies/clothing, Light up toys. (Include Batteries as needed.)
Preschool-age (4-6 years)
Sounds books, Little People, Leap Frog, Action figures, Medical play kits, Tool sets, Preschool learning lap-top, Play kitchen and food, Remote control cars, Play-doh and Play-doh utensils, Toy phones and cameras, Light-spinners, Barbie’s, Puzzles, Sticker books, Cars, Trucks, Mr. Potato Head, Magna Doodle, Small musical instruments, Coloring books, Board games (Candy Land, Chutes & Ladders, Operation), Frozen Dolls, Magical Unicorn, Fur Real Friends, Markers, Unisex clothing (t-shirts, pants), and Batteries.
School-age (7-14 years)
Legos, Walkie-talkies, Colored pencils, Markers, Puzzles, Jenga, Board games (Monopoly Junior, Sorry, Connect Four, Guess Who, Trouble, Apples to Apples, Checkers), Jewelry kits, New release DVDs, Disposable Cameras, Playing cards (UNO, regular cards), Action figures, Superhero toys, Remote Control Cars & Trucks, Hot wheels Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation 3 or 4, Xbox 360 or ONE games, Art Kits for Painting & Sketcing, “I-Spy” books, Small musical instruments, Sports items, (Incluce Batteries as needed.)
SUMMER CAMP - June & July
Homelessness takes a terrible toll on children. Nearly 40 percent of our campers have endured physical abuse or neglect and have emotional or behavioral issues exacerbated by the instability of homelessness. Many experience problems in their health, social development and education as a result of the traumas they’ve endured.
To help homeless girls and boys overcome these challenges and to provide a break from the misery of the streets or shelter systems in the summer, we offer these children an environment of love, stability and a pathway to faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Campers range in age from seven to 15, some of the older kids return as Assistant Counselors. Camp blends engaging activities that foster literacy, problem-solving and critical thinking skills with active, recreational fun like hiking, swimming, sports, biking along nature trails, harvesting vegetables in the garden, telling stories around a blazing campfire.
Beats the Streets' Summer Camp Counselors help campers address any emotional and educational deficits so they develop the tools needed to help them catch up in school. Campers read books, explore the world of science and computers, create art and music, and participate in a wide array of recreational activities that encourage teamwork, responsibility, self-expression and social interaction.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS CLOTHING CLOSET
One workshop featured in the program discusses the importance of dressing professionally and offers the men and women an on-site Clothing Closet filled with donated suits of all sizes and styles, shoes, accessories and other items of clothing appropriate for job interviews.
We are always looking for volunteers to help organize the gently worn clothing from drives organized by our friends, churches, corporate partners and other individuals, and also for boutique stylists who would work one-on-one with the men and women, guiding them with their clothing selection. Please donate "In-Season" professional clothing and shoes only. Thank you.
And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” Luke 3:11
BTS Staffing is the job placement branch of Beats the Streets and places resources in permanent and contract opportunities in Atlanta. BTS Staffing works on a contingency basis with employers.
Employers who partner with BTS Staffing gain access to a highly motivated, hand-selecteed pool of candidates who are eager, excited and ready to hit the ground running.
In addition, our hourly rates are 10% lower than our competittors and we charge no conversion fee for direct hir or for contract-to-hire after 120 days.
Our CEO, Paul Martino, has been in the recruiting business for 18 years in Atlanta. His background has provided him with the experience and knowledge to lead the BTS Staffing team in providing qualified resources to employers in the following areas:
Administrative Assistants / Executive Assistants
Interns for IT and Healthcare positions
PC Support Specialists / Help Desk
Call Center / Customer Service
Supply Chain & Logistics
Healthcare IT & Healthcare Clinicians
Business Intelligence & Data Analytics
Account Executives / Business Development
Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. Psalms 82:4
"TOOLING UP" Job Training Program
- Help a homeless man or woman prepare for and find a living-wage job through the "Tooling Up" program
- Become a Business Partner by providing internships or apprenticeships for the homeless.
- Contact BTS Staffing to fill an entry-level position.
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