Thanksgiving Food Baskets

Thanksgiving Food Baskets

Every year the Westview Community Organization strives to help those in need around Thanksgiving time. For last year’s Thanksgiving neighbors donated personal care items that were given to a women’s shelter. In years prior to that the organization participated in providing food for a Thanksgiving meal for the seniors at The Atrium at CollegeTown.

This year the Westview Community Organization partnered with The Big Apple Inn to put together Thanksgiving food baskets for those in need of a helping hand. Thanks to all the generous donations four boxes of food items were collected and will be distributed via the Youth of Westview program.

The Westview Community Organization and The Big Apple Inn would like to thank all the neighbors, good Samaritans, and Westview businesses who donated towards this cause.

WCO Giving for the Holidays

The Westview Community Organization is sponsoring two holiday-related events in the next few weeks:

What: Volunteer Day at Hosea Feed the Hungry
When: Saturday, November 13th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Hosea Feed the Hungry, 1035 Donnelly Ave, Atlanta, GA 30310
Details: We are asking friends and neighbors to help make this a successful day. Hosea Feed the Hungry needs the following:

  • Clothing and shoes in good condition – all sizes, male and female
  • Personal hygience items
  • Non-perishable food
  • Toys
  • Check donations made out to Hosea Feed the Hungry
  • Cash donations can be given directly to Hosea Feed the Hungry during that time

Contact Ms. Mary Green at for more information.

What: Senior Thanksgiving Dinner
When: Thursday, November 18th
Location: Veranda at Atrium Senior Center
Details: The Westview Community Organization has sponsored green beans for the senior dinner at the Verdana at Atrium (formerly John O. Chiles) for a number of years. The organization has volunteered to sponsor green beans again this year. Please inform Scott Smith at or 404.752.6423 if you are willing to donate a large can of beans.

WCO Events

Special Request – Neighbors to Support a Local Classroom
Coordinator: Ayana Gabriel
The Westview Community Organization has adopted a local classroom, Ms. Hunter’s 6th grade class, at KIPP STRIVE Academy. This is a perfect opportunity to spend time with children in the neighborhood. We are looking for neighbors who can spend as little as 30 minutes speaking to the class about how you use reading in your everyday life. We also need neighbors who are willing to help organize classroom books. This is a GREAT activity for retired neighbors, so if you know any please mention it to them!

Special Request – Help Paint Elderly Neighbor’s Homes
Coordinator: Ayana Gabriel
The local non-profit, House Proud, spends time fixing up the homes of elderly neighbors in need. Our local representative, Jonathan Kidwell, has asked if there are any neighbors who can help paint on higher parts of a local neighbor’s home. “Higher parts” are areas that require a person to be comfortable with a 24′ ladder. So if you aren’t scared of heights and have some time, let us know!