As a church on the east side of Atlanta, Eastside Church seeks to provide opportunities for our community to practice resurrection by developing relationships, serving with those on the margins, and becoming aware of injustice in our neighborhood, city, and world. Sometimes this is expressed through physically serving and other times it is through education and awareness.
Eastside Church Community Closet
This is a sustained effort of the church to consume responsibly. New and gently used men’s & women’s clothes and toiletries are donated by the community so that other members can put them to good use. This communal sharing allows us to serve each other well. It also allows us to keep things out of landfills. Socks are always needed, as well as hats and gloves in winter months. Toothbrushes and toothpaste are also popular items if you are wanting to make a donation. We serve between 30-50 shoppers in the community closet.
Eastside Church Community Dinner
The Eastside family comes together for a shared meal on the 4th Sunday of every month at 5pm. We serve between 60 and 100 meals a week to both those that worship with us, as well as to those who need a warm meal. All are welcome to dine with us. There is something really special about breaking bread together. Volunteer opportunities include set-up, cooking, serving and clean-up.
East Atlanta Kid’s Club
East Atlanta Kids Club is a nonprofit, out-of-school -time tutoring, mentoring and enrichment program for under-resourced girls and boys ages 7 to 17. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring, after-school kid’s club, Saturday kid’s club and annual events like the Brownwood Bike Rally and Easter Egg Hunt.
For over 40 years, Branan Towers has served as a beacon over the East Atlanta community. They serve seniors aged 62 years and above. Most of the residents live below the poverty level on less than $10,000 a year, with the vast majority surviving on the area minimum which is $8,820. Volunteer opportunities include visiting residents, leading an activity, delivering food and annual events like the Summer Cook-out and Christmas Party.
Our City & State
United Methodist Children’s Home
UMCH serves over 245 children and adults a day in 40 counties across North Georgia, and it delivered over 56,000 days of care in 2017. They envision a world where every child is raised in a loving, compassionate, and nurturing home. Volunteer opportunities include being a babysitter for foster families, becoming a foster or respite care family and collecting specific items needed for Eastside’s Foster Family Closet.
New American Pathways
New American Pathways provides approximately 5,000 refugees per year with the necessary tools to rebuild their lives and achieve long-term success. Their specially designed programs provide proven pathways for refugees and other immigrants to realize their full potential and dreams while becoming productive, contributing members of Georgia’s communities. Volunteer opportunities include being an English at home mentor, being a vocational pathways mentor, helping set up new apartments, being a grocery shopper and helping with voter registration.
Action Ministries Inc. is a nonprofit that provides an extensive network of community partners and volunteers with the tools and expertise to lead fellow Georgians out of poverty. By meeting basic needs of hunger relief, housing and education, Action Ministries removes barriers that prevent thousands of Georgians from breaking the cycle of poverty and realizing their potential. Various one-time volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year.
La Gonave Haiti Partnership
The La Gonave Haiti Partnership is a “ministry of presence” and a community development partnership between the people of La Gonave, the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti and the United States Partners, of which we are one. We have made multiple trips to La Gonave and continue to foster a relationship with the the small community of Ticolette.