“Thank you” hardly seems enough, but…

… we’re going to say it anyway! It’s National Volunteer Week, and we couldn’t let it pass without saying a huge THANK YOU to all of our amazing volunteers at the Children’s Home. Not a day goes by without someone making a significant contribution of time and energy to make the Children’s Home a better place for the children and families we serve.


Some of our volunteers work directly with our children and families: reading, tutoring, mentoring and child care.

Volunteer with child


Some work tirelessly in our flea market buildings week after week: collecting, cleaning, pricing and selling items to benefit our programs at UMCH.

Auxiliary Flea Market volunteers


Bobbie Wakamo, Flea Market volunteer


Flea Market volunteers


Others help us make the Children’s Home a beautiful, safe place to live by painting, cleaning, weeding and planting.

Peachtree Road volunteers planting


And some feed hearts and stomachs by hosting Agape Meals – preparing dinner and spending time with our children and families on Sunday evenings.

Simpsonwood UMC Agape Meal volunteers in the kitchen


Simpsonwood UMC Agape Meal volunteers grilling


However they give, they give wholeheartedly – with compassion, understanding and generosity. We could not do what we do without our volunteers. This week and every week, we give thanks for them and for everyone who gives sacrificially to join us in “Healing Children, Uniting Families and Changing Lives” at the United Methodist Children’s Home.