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Calvin Stennis Cdc Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Dedicated to delivering responsive services that addresses our diverse community needs (homeless veterans, men, women and children) and enhance the quality of life for the poor, the indigent, the needy and the disenfranchised in our city.

Results: As of 2011, we have served over 9600 hot meals and 14.250 sack lunches to homeless individuals; provided over 3.000 coats to homeless and needy individuals; 1.200 blankets; and assisted 8 families with a 2nd start of life by helping them acquire housing.

Target demographics: Free Food Pantry in Buford, Georgia. We give out free clothes and furniture to families in need. We also feed the homeless once a month. We do back to school drives and toy drives for children during season time.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 580 homeless individuals, in which we successfully got 10 people off the streets. We provide between 45-60 families food each week, totalling up to a maximum of 400 pounds of food.

Geographic areas served: Gwinnett County

Programs: feeding, clothing and providing hygiene products to the homeless and we have a food pantry in Buford Georgia as well as toys and furniture.

Community Stories

73 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Just wanted anyone in need to know that this charity truly is for the people. I personally believed that most charities use the resources others provide for themselves which I have seen before!! BUT this specific NON PROFIT organization helped me at no cost whatsoever. My apartments burned down and they offered to get me the food, furniture, and clothing that I needed which I greatly appreciate. ❤️❤️

1 leilarufus

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi everyone it has been a long time since we talked or to let our friends and family know whats going at Calvin Stennis cdc Inc. we had to make some changes. Are new Website address and email has changed you can reach us by our new website address cs-cdc.org if you would like to know whats going on in are program. Also Email us @ info@cs-cdc.org
you can send us and email and we would get back in touch with you as soon as possible, I am not as good as my wife. In doing this but. I will give it my best For more information Contact Randy Brown 678-887-2796 Please Call

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks this organization it help me when I need it food and most of all Christmas presents for my kids.thanks to lorri and her crew and it helps alot

Rachael20

Client Served

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful group. God bless. Came through for my family at a drop of a hat when we were in true need.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization and every staff member invloved deserves more than five stars for their compassion and generosity that they give by helping those in need .and they do it with such a loving and cheerful heart
Thank you for being a blessing to
me and my family..



Catherine80

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just want to say yall are savers. I am so greatful for what yall gave us. We were wondering how we were going to get food for my bf lunch and what we were going to have for dinner tonight. Now we have a week's worth of food!! So happy we found yall!!! Yall deserve all the stars, not just 5. Thanks again for everything and hopefully I can give back by becoming a regular volunteer whenever yall need help!! :D

Client Served

Rating: 5

You guys deserve 50 stars! An awesome experience and a blessing ! I love it thank you thank you thank you !

Lily053

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is lillian long..i have been there 3 times so far and Miss lauery and her husband have been a blessing to our household with plenty of food and not out dated ... i give them five stars there r diffently true givers.and care for the needy

Salma115

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

You guys are amazing ! I really appreciate you guys for everything you've done for my daughter & I . God bless u ! Thank you thank you thank you you deserve 10 stars !

Salma M - Bethlehem , GA

Client Served

Rating: 5

Today I had asked if anyone had some milk for my 2 months old bc my breast milk supply is low and Mrs. Stennis quickly contacted me letting me know she had some for me as well as needed clothes for my baby. God left angels in this world to help the less fortunate and this organization is one of them. God bless then for all that they do and God bless their hearts. We need more folks in the world like them. Thank you so much once again.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a Marine Corps Veteran dealing with unemployment and mental health issues my family was on a little rough path economically. We where referred to this great organization first for assistance with food and some winter coats. They welcomed us with open arms and made us feel like we where not in need at all, but it was more or less okay to take what we needed, in fact that was Mrs. Laurie's words when it came to the coats "take what you need". We felt very comfortable and we where the ones being appreciated for coming to get the help, they kept saying "this is what we are here for" it was our first time getting assistance like this because of the fear of being shamed or looked down upon, none of that was present NONE at all! A few days after we left I got a text asking if we received all of the coats we needed and if we needed anything else. So at the time we needed a new twin mattress, and after feeling so comfortable our first visit, we asked if they had one. They replied back that they did not have a mattress at the time but that they would put us on a list and if one came available they would contact us. Well, they kept their word and contacted us with not only a twin mattress and box spring in almost new condition but a dresser, mirror and a bunk bed that just they morning before getting their text we where standing in our kitchen talking about our need for a bunk bed now that our grandchildren had moved in with us. This organization has been a God sent organization in our lives we are greatful for their generosity and support they have given to our family. THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH!

Rebekah19

Client Served

Rating: 5

Went no knowing what to expect. Thinking we would just get cans but left with winter cloths.was even offered the coat off her back if I needed it.

LaVerne F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

While I live in another state because of my personal connection to the Brown's I have watched them for several years do what a lot of people only talk about. It's really difficult to articulate the effectiveness and impact that Lorri and Randy Brown are making in the ATL area as a REAL Non-Profit. Lorri's heart is for helping people in anyway possible and God has blessed her to have a spouse (Randy) who gets in the trenches with her. The real mission work in the Kingdom is feeding, clothing, and nourishing the poor and needy without regard of race, creed, or color this is the heart of this non-profit. I can only imagine how many people have gone to bed thankful that they had a meal on a particular day, a blanket to brace the night time cold, or a coat to from point A to point B . All because of Calvin Stennis CDC. Lorri and Randy are not talking about it they are all about it!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lorri founder of the Calvin Stennis CDC along with her husband Randy have done and outstanding job in providing for the destitute and homeless population ing the ATL area. I have knowm Lorri since 2008 and she has always rose to the occasion in assisting other people in whatever area she can. In 2013 the Calvin Stennis CDC has taken their organization to another level as they diligently fulfill the needs of hurting and hungry people. The ible says the poor you have with you always but not everyone is willing to serve the poor as this organization is. Their walk matches their talk. God Bless them in the days to come.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Let me just say, if you are in need or want to donate this organization is the real deal. The Brown's are amazing people doing God's work. They are really making a difference in our community. I have been on both ends, in need and I have also made some donations. There is not a food pantry anywhere in this county that allows you to pick your items, but Lorri says "go shop, get what you would like." Amazing!!! Thank you Randy and Lorri for truly making a difference in my life.

1 Cori2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi I am a single mom with 3 children who works on a commission type of job. My job is very very slow this time of the year people don't want to pay their bills so that cuts into my commission I met Lori on Facebook and I had no idea how wonderful her and her husband are. I went to pick up food after having to reschedule many time she was still able to help me which was a blessing in itself I expected to get two bags of food most of them maybe can Food that would end up in the cabinet being donated back to a food drive when I got there it was unreal the hospitality that she showed me when I got home that evening with the food my kids could not believe it ! This by far was a gift from God for me and my children to meet Lori and her family the next day I received a beautiful text from her that stated" as long as we are living you and your children will never want for food again" unbelievable! Lori and hubby I love you guys very much I don't have money to give you all right now but as I told you me and my children will volunteer any help that you may need in any items of theirs that they no longer can wear love you guys.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Most helpful non profitorganization, I've dealt with.I presented an issue with gifts during the holidays and Ms.Lorrie Lorrie vigilant I her spirit to help and is an all around blessing.

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing people that do outstanding work in our community. I have seen them in action and their work is inspiring. They will always find a way to lend a hand to people in need while treating them with respect.

Families in need can always rely on them to get back on their feet. It is nice to read about all the stories from people that have been struggling and found both moral and financial support in this organization.

Thank you for all that you do for the community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has helped my family in truly hard times when I lost my job and during my pregnancy. The care and respect received was amazing. They are genuine about helping those in need without making you feel you are a burden to them or society. Sometimes that's all a struggling family needs to re cooperate. We are truly grateful to be blessed by this organization.

Thank you so much. Your kindness and generosity has helped us greatly.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lori was so helpful so loving she not only helped me but help a great friend in need after a fire at there home !!! I can't wait to be able to donate and help others in there time in need just as Lori was able to bless my family

Casey17

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been on both ends of this organization. I have donated and received help from Lorri. She is always so kind and treats me as family. She is truly a blessing to the community.