50th Anniversary Celebration in Peoplestown

Emmaus House has come a long way over the years, from humble beginnings with Father Austin Ford in the 1960’s. We’re grateful for our partnership with the residents of Peoplestown and look forward to celebrating all that we have accomplished together over the past 50 years during a three-day celebration September 15 - 17, 2017. 

September 15, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Save the date for a celebratory reception at Ezzard Hall. This will be a ticketed event with more details to follow. 

September 16, 12 -  4 p.m. 
In partnership with the annual Peoplestown Reunion, we will join our neighbors for a barbeque, sponsored by Church of the Ascension, as well as an open house and history walk. 

September 17, 10:30 a.m.
The Episcopal Chapel at Emmaus House will celebrate a Festive Eucharist to recommit ourselves to God's work in Peoplestown and beyond. 
 

Youth on the Move: Senior Spotlight

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The Youth on the Move program provides middle and high school students with academic assistance as well as college and career guidance to help prepare students for success as adults. This year, all four of our seniors graduated and are well on their way to reaching their goals.

This fall, Alexis Peterson will attend Valdosta State, where she has earned $20,000 in academic scholarships.  

Quavontaye Scott is working as a Servant Leader intern for the Emmaus House Freedom Schools as he prepares to enter the University of West Georgia. 

Malik Holmes has enlisted in the United States Army and is excited about earning a $64,000 scholarship to pay for his college education. 

Jamal Shakoor plans to attend Atlanta Technical College in the future and is interested in music production. 

Our seniors have bright futures ahead, and we hope you’ll join us in wishing them all the best!

Grateful for Food Pantry Expansion

Thanks to a generous gift from the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Emmaus House recently doubled the size our food pantry. This expansion makes it possible for us to offer a client choice model that allows participants to choose the groceries they need, much like most of us do when we go to the grocery store. We now offer a greater variety of food such as meat, dairy items, and produce. We are very happy to provide this higher degree of service to our neighbors and are grateful for the opportunity to strengthen our relationship with the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
 
In June, Emmaus House served 132 households, consisting of 367 household members. In the past year, we have distributed over 30,000 lbs. of food, and we expect to distribute even more in the coming year. Want to get involved? Your $10 donation buys groceries from our food pantry for one family. Donate today!

Send Our Students Back to School With the Supplies They Need

Students of Atlanta Public Schools return next Tuesday, August 1 and Emmaus House has set an ambitious goal: to provide backpacks and school supplies for 1,000 area students.

WE NEED YOUR DONATIONS BY JULY 31 TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

Please help us equip these students with tools they need for success, by dropping off your donation at Emmaus House M–F, between 9–3pm. Distribution will take place during National Night Out at Four Corners Park in Peoplestown.

If you need to arrange a drop off after-hours or if you have any questions, please contact Rakia Reeves at 404-525-5948, ext. 31 or at rakiareeves@emmaushouse.org.


         Kindergarten School Supply List

  • Box #2 Pencils

  • Box 24 Crayons

  • Pink Eraser

  • Pkg. Washable Felt Markers

  • 2 Glue Sticks

  • Bottle of School Glue

  • Box of Tissues

  • Bottle of Hand Sanitizer

  • Pair of Blunt Tip Scissors

  • Pencil Box

  • 3 Plastic Pocket Folders with Brads

  • 2 Wide-Ruled Spiral Bound Notebooks

  • 2 Primary Composition Notebooks

  • New Small Sized Backpack

    Elementary School Supply List

  • Box #2 Pencils

  • Box 24 Crayons

  • Pink Eraser

  • Pkg. Washable Felt Markers

  • 2 Glue Sticks

  • Bottle of School Glue

  • Box of Tissues

  • Bottle of Hand Sanitizer

  • Pair of Blunt Tip Scissors

  • Pencil Case

  • 2 Wide-Ruled Spiral Bound Notebook

  • 3 Pocket Folders

  • Box Colored Pencils

  • 2 Pkg Wide Ruled Loose Leaf Paper

  • Box Blue Pens

  • Ruler

  • 2 Composition Notebooks

  • New Medium Sized Backpack

    Middle School Supply List

  • Box #2 Pencils

  • 2 Glue Sticks

  • Bottle of School Glue

  • Pink Eraser

  • White Eraser

  • Pkg. Washable Felt Markers

  • Pair of Scissors

  • Pencil Case

  • 10 Pocket Folders

  • 2 Pkg. Lined Paper

  • Pkg. Plain Paper

  • 4 Lined Notebooks

  • Box Blue Pens

  • Box Red Pens

  • Ruler

  • Box Colored Pencils

  • (2) 1" Binders

  • 8 Subject Dividers

  • Scientific Calculator

  • Pencil Sharpener

  • Box Highlighters (3ct)

  • Agenda Book/Student Planner

  • Stapler

  • Staple Remover

  • New Medium – Large Sized Backpack

    High School Supply List

  • Box #2 Pencils

  • Mechanical Pencils/ Lead

  • 2 Glue Sticks

  • Bottle of School Glue

  • Pink Eraser

  • White Eraser

  • Pkg. Washable Felt Markers

  • Pair of Scissors

  • Pencil Case

  • 10 Pocket Folders

  • 2 Pkg. Lined Paper

  • Pkg. Plain Paper

  • 4 Lined Notebooks

  • Box Blue Pens

  • Box Red Pens

  • Ruler

  • Box Colored Pencils

  • (2) 1" Binders

  • 8 Subject Dividers

  • Scientific Calculator

  • Pencil Sharpener

  • Box Highlighters (3ct)

  • Agenda Book/Student Planner

  • Stapler

  • Staple Remover

  • Bottle Correction Fluid

  • Large Sized Backpack