12 Dec Spreading Recovery and Love Through Donations
Organization: Recover Empower Serve Triumph Inc.
Lives Impacted: 125
REST Inc (Recover Empower Serve Triumph Inc) is a nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, GA serving Metro Atlanta and the surrounding areas. We provide daily necessities such as food, clothes, and medical/transportation resources among other things. Through our different programs like housing assistance, healthcare resources, transportation and education we can change the lives of families and singles trying to make ends meet.
Thanks to the donation of athletic apparel, our recipients can focus their income on other items besides hygiene and their physical appearance. These products have been used on recipients in and out of our program who struggle with finding proper apparel and have no shoes or improperly sized shoes. These donations have helped solve many different issues in our community, especially the three we mainly focus on which are health, self-esteem and hygiene.
There have been a number of people that have been greatly affected by these donations, however Mr. Edwards is one that really touched my heart. At age 57, he is a homeless man living in the park in Atlanta due to choices that led to the loss of his family, friends and life as he knew it. Mr. Edwards had encountered a gentleman that was willing to give him a small job however he needed proper footwear. After asking countless people for money so he could purchase the shoes, he was directed to our organization. When we first met him, we immediately wanted to help. We had just gotten in a donation of athletic shoes and were able to give him two pairs, one for work and one for everyday use. These shoes have allowed him to get that job he was offered which led to enough income for a room in transitional housing. Thank you to our donors and Good360 we continue to brighten the lives of others all year long!