Mission: Buckhead Christian Ministry helps people in financial crisis meet their basic needs and achieve self-sufficiency. BCM provides both emergency and housing assistance, as well as life-skills education, while placing special emphasis on the needs of low-income workers. BCM fosters community by engaging volunteers in bringing hope and compassion to people of all faiths.
Results: In 2011 BCM
- Assisted 8,702 people in crisis
- Helped 1,680 individuals pay housing or utility bills
- Gave 18,510 bags of food
- Gave 3,192 snack bags to homeless visitors.
- Gave 2,185 people free clothing valued at $110,604.
In 2011, 14 families graduated from The 70/30 Project, collectively retiring $48,839 in personal debt (an average of $3,487 per family).
929 children received toys through The Joyous Toys Store.
Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2009, BCM helped more than 9,000 individuals with food, clothing, shelter and financial education. Through our Joyous Toys store, more than 950 children had Christmas gifts to open on Christmas morning.
Geographic areas served: 15 metro Atlanta zip codes
Programs: Emergency Assistance, Transitional Housing for families facing homelessness, The 70/30 Project (homelessness prevention), The Money Management Course, Buckhead THRIFTique (BCM's thrift store)
I have been a financial contributor for about 5 years. I first heard of BCM when our church listed it as a charity it supports because of the work BCM does, its successes with families in our community, and the high percentage of donations that go right back into the community. BCM provides the basics (rent, food, heat, clothing) to families and individuals in need until they can get back on their feet, and become self-reliant.