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On A Mission to End Homelessness
From Soup Kitchen to Serving Thousands
Founded in 1938, Atlanta Mission began as a small soup kitchen and has since grown into a multi-facility Christian nonprofit organization that serves Metro Atlanta’s homeless population. The goal of Atlanta Mission is to end homelessness and in the process, restore the dignity and worth of homeless individuals by transforming them from the inside out.
Over 7,000 homeless men, women and children live in the city of Atlanta. Through its programs and facilities, Atlanta Mission provides them with critical resources including meals, shelter, clothing, job training, recovery programs, transitional housing, spiritual training and much more.
5K Race to End Homelessness
Every February, Atlanta Mission hosts its annual 5K Race to End Homelessness. Community members, volunteers and Atlanta Mission clients come together to run in the cold with a common desire in mind – ending homelessness. The race timing is significant. Participants run in the cold to support those who normally sleep in the cold. Each race registration provides one night of shelter, a warm meal and other services for someone who would otherwise be sleeping outside. This year, more than 4,000 runners participated.
The race helps to not only inspire the homeless individuals in the Atlanta area, but also those who contribute to the organization’s mission to end homelessness.