The Place is the go to agency when residents are in need of food or have an emergency need. The Place continues to prevent deprivation and homelessness in Forsyth County! Food is the most fundamental of needs and by far the greatest one in our community. Our food pantry and Surplus pantry are available six days a week. On Wednesday a Noon Day Meal is provided to approx. 100 guests.
I have been a weekly volunteer at The Place of Forsyth County for several years. I keep volunteering there because:
1. They provide help to many needy people in our community in many different ways (food, shelter, utilities, clothing, school supplies, etc.).
2. They make sure the people they help are truly in need, so those trying to "game the system" don't drain off scarce resources needed by others.
3. They take donated goods & food that might have been discarded eventually, and use them to help the needy -- the best kind of recycling.
4. They are kind, compassionate, competent people who are fun to work with!
The Place is invaluable to our community, the city of Cumming, and the entirety of Forsyth County, GA. From their many food programs to financial assistance with utilities, some medicines, and housing, they literally save lives every day. Whatever the need, they listen compassionately to those deprived of basic needs, and together with them, find creative ways to alleviate their suffering. Though affluent and fast-growing, Forsyth County has a great number of those in nutritional and financial need. They could not possibly survive without The Place. With referrals to other private and government agencies, The Place advises clients of assistance that would otherwise go unrealized. Confidentiality and information security are a high priority and an assurance to all clients; shared only with express written consent. With client permission, information is shared with many community philanthropies like churches and individuals that depend upon the information-gathering efforts of The Place to determine the eligibility of those seeking assistance. The daily operations of The Place are beyond reproach. All donations are applied as designated. Meticulous records are kept to ensure the giving public that their generosity is being applied exactly as desired and where it is most needed. The Place is an exemplary social services organization. And the citizens of Forsyth County are extremely blessed to have it as a vital member of our community.
The Place has helped many people get over the hump when they were in financial distress. They work well with our volunteer organization. We all try to help those in need. When we help the poor, we are helping do god's work.
I have volunteered for more than 13 years at The Placeof Forsyth and it is truly an experience where "you get more out of it than you put in it". Helping the unfortunate is gratifing and useful way
to use ones free time. It is not uncommon the have the recipants express their feelings to us with a "God bess you" and "I really appreciate what you folks are doing". APSmith
I am Betty Schlecht, current President of St. Vincent de Paul in Forsyth County. We work hand-in-hand with The Place in helping people through difficult times in their lives. Without The Place, there would be many more needy who are not being helped.
The Place of Forsyth County does a wonderful job serving people in need of
a hand up. Their entire staff is very committed and compassionate to all of
their clients. It is a shining example of a non profit that makes a real and positive
impact on the people and community they serve.
Staff is devoted to the clients. Donated funds go to directly to services. One of the best bang-for-your-buck organizations.
This organization stands at the very center of most of the emergency help being dispensed in our county.
I have lived in the county for more than 25 years and The Place has been the number one place to start for anyone finding themselves in dire circumstances.
I now volunteer with the St. Vincent dePaul society here and we use The Place frequently for sending some of our clients as well as cross-checking on thier various uses of the different organizations in the county. They are always on top of things and anything we can do for them will always be put to the highest and best use.
I am not a resident of Forsyth County, but I am a fan of The Place because of what they do for their community; so I have become a donor to its cause. The Place of Forsyth County is an Organization that helps people in their county with basic emergency needs. The Place has been providing for its community since 1975 giving hope to those who might not see an end to a means. This organization also collaborates with other non-profits to make sure no one ever goes hungry. Just recently they coupled with the Forsyth County School system and a local church to give Jeans and Sneakers to children in need. The Place definitely makes a difference and the staff is very caring and committed to the cause. Giving to others is what this organization is all about.