Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy New Year from ACSS!

Much to celebrate: ACSS clients, staff, board members and other friends gather for a holiday party back in mid-December.

Much to celebrate: ACSS clients, staff, board members and other friends gather for a holiday party back in mid-December.

Here at the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency it is indeed a happy New Year’s Eve, as we look back on some of the accomplishments you helped us achieve in 2012:

Our CareerWorks program graduated 335 individuals. These graduates completed a three week structured job readiness training program, created individualized career plans, and received customized job placement assistance.

Within 90 days of graduation, 230 CareerWorks graduates obtained full-time employment. Furthermore, our job retention rate after 180 days is more than 75 percent.

ACSS was awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Labor and several foundations to continue our work with homeless veterans. Since 2008, more than 530 homeless veterans have received training and support to help find employment and reintegrate into mainstream society.

Our Café 458 Life Stabilization Program reached a 70 percent disability benefits attainment rate for individuals who are unable to work due to mental illness and physical disabilities.

On behalf of the board, staff, volunteers and clients of the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency, we would like to thank YOU for your incredible support of ACSS and its mission to empower homeless individuals to achieve economic self-sufficiency and their ultimate potential to thrive in life. By offering your resources, time and dedication over the past year, you have helped change the lives of hundreds of men, women and veterans who are now on the path to employment, permanent housing, and a brighter future.

As we prepare to ring in the new year tonight, we hope that ACSS can continue to count on your support as we strive to break the cycle of homelessness in our community. If you have yet to make an annual gift this year or you would like to increase your giving, please consider making a donation today.

Thank you again for your support of ACSS and our programs. We send blessings to you and your family on behalf of those who have been, and will be, blessed by your kindness.

Best Wishes for a Fantastic 2013 from your friends at ACSS!

P.S. Please note, your 2012 tax-deductible donations must be postmarked by December 31st. We will accept 2012 donations electronically via our website until midnight on Monday, December 31st.

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GA Gives Day Raises $1,540 for ACSS

GA_GIVES_WEB_LogoThanks to everyone who supported Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency on GA Gives Day!

On December 6, the 24 hour online giving event raised more than $780,000 for nonprofit organizations statewide. And by midnight, ACSS had raised $1,540. Thank you!

Although GA Gives Day 2012 is officially over, the giving platform remains up year-round (as will the organizations it supports). So, it’s still not too late to join your fellow Georgians in supporting a great cause!

Click here to visit ACSS’ GA Gives Day profile.

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GA Gives Day Update: We’ve passed $1,000! How much can we raise tonight?

GA_GIVES_WEB_LogoCongratulations!!! We have just hit the $1,000 mark in donations for GA Gives Day!We are so grateful for supporters like YOU who believe in our mission of helping homeless individuals achieve economic self-sufficiency and their ultimate potential to thrive in life. THANK YOU for your continued support of ACSS!

As a reminder, GA Gives Day is a special online giving event aimed at raising as much money as possible in a 24-hour period to benefit nonprofits throughout the state who are doing extraordinary work to improve our communities.

By the end of the day, ACSS is hoping to raise at least $3,500… the dollar amount needed to sponsor one individual, most likely a veteran, who enrolls in our CareerWorks program.

This sponsorship will ensure that an individual who wants to work, and strives to become a productive citizen, can receive the support that he or she needs to fulfill his or her goals of obtaining full-time employment and securing stable housing. Let’s help this individual join the 200+ others who ACSS has helped get employed this year!

Your support of $10, $50, $100 or more will help us reach our GA Gives Day goal. Please consider making a donation to ACSS tonight! Click here to donate.

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Happy GA Gives Day from ACSS!

Today is the day we’ve been waiting for. Now it’s time to act. GA Gives Day is a special 24 hour online giving event and Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency is a proud participant.

If you’ve already donated, thank you! If not, it’s easy to do. Just check out our GA Gives Day profile, and share it with friends.

Let’s make TODAY the biggest day of giving in Georgia. Click if You Care.

Like GA Gives Day on Facebook.com/gagives and follow the movement on Twitter @GAGIVES

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Love ACSS? Share the Love on GA Gives Day!

GA_GIVES_WEB_LogoTomorrow, December 6th, our community will come together for a special 24-hour online giving event called GA Gives Day and Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency needs YOU to join us!

We want to see how many individual donations we can collect in 24 hours. This is YOUR chance to make a real difference, right here in our community.

If you love ACSS and support our work in breaking the cycle of homelessness in Atlanta and beyond, please show your love by donating online on December 6. And be sure to tell your family and friends. (It’s not bragging when you’re encouraging others to join you in making a real difference).

Click If You Care!

Like GA Gives Day on Facebook.com/gagives and follow us on Twitter @GAGIVES

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Be a Hero! Support ACSS on GA Gives Day

GA_GIVES_WEB_LogoYou’ve probably seen videos of flash mobs — those seemingly spontaneous groups of people who assemble in a public area to sing, dance or deliver some sort of theatrical performance. Thursday, December 6 is your chance to join a statewide “flash mob of giving” by supporting Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency on GA Gives Day.

Everyone can be a philanthropist. A $10 donation will make an incredible difference!

Tell your friends! Visit the ACSS GA Gives Day donor page at:

https://www.gagivesday.org/c/GGD/a/atlantacss

Share it on Facebook and Twitter! Help us get the word out about GA Gives Day as we support ACSS and strengthen the nonprofit community in Georgia.  So, mark your calendar for Thursday, December 6th and “click if you care!”

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