Community Feeding Serving Hot Meals
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Community Feeding- Serving Hot Meals
Thanksgiving is a time to share with family, friends, and your community and to just be thankful. Likewise, partnerships amongst community leaders are a time to share serving families and showing love towards them. On November 18, 2023, the impact of partnership and love was evident. The Douglas Brothers Foundation partnered with the City of Riverdale at Riverdale Town Center providing hot meals to several hundred adults and children. We give special thanks to Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon, Office of Cultural Affairs staff Shakeba Williams, Audrey Senegal and their team, Riverdale Council members presence Wanda Wallace, Kenny Ruffin, and Mary Granison, and presence of School Board Member District-7 Ms. Sabrina Hill.
There are no boundaries when it comes to partnerships and hearts to give. KUDOs to Morrow Middle School Beta Club for donating over 200 pounds of non-perishable food and monetary donations to help us feed families. It is awesome when our youth is engaged to give back and serve their community. Ms. Tonya Carleo, National Beta Club sponsor, is making a grand impact on our young students, our future leaders.
Our partners, sponsors and volunteers are valuable and important to help us touch and change lives. Raising Beautiful Butterflies provided free clothes, coats, and shoes for parents and children. Vendors provided important information: JenCare Senior Medical Center, Georgia Department of Public Health (Clayton County Health District), and Veterans Helping Veterans.
The Douglas Brothers Foundation volunteers and other leaders served families with love and compassion. It was fun and we look forward to many more community feedings.
WE VALUE OUR PARTNERSHIPS TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY.
Second Annual Feeding Clayton County Event
The cold weather did not keep people away. We touch and change lives when we see a need- hunger in families and just do something about it.
We prepared 500 free hot meals for families to partake of our love action. Registered or not, each person that came were given plenty of delicious hot meals. Our dedicated volunteers served people with passion, kind words and much joy. We were able to serve 265 parents and 185 children. The menu was turkey, ham, dressing, collard greens, green beans, yams, and macaroni & cheese.
We give special thanks to Dr. Harrington, the Principal of Swint Elementary School and her staff for their support coordinating the use of the cafeteria, and Clayton County Public School Board Members for the facility use. We also give thanks to our sponsors: Publix, Costco, Kroger, and special thanks to our volunteers for preparing and serving food.
Our goal is to continue to be a resource of hunger relief, do people good, and make them happy by feeding them. Our event was a love action that took care of one day. Your support would help us provide more than one day of food to families. Food costs are high, and many families are challenged with the purchase of food quantities and selections. Your financial support will help with our love connection to families.
The next event is our 14th Annual Holiday Treat Festival – December 17, 2022. We are feeding registered families a hot meal and giving children ages 3 to 10 toys, bikes, coats, shoes books and hygiene products. Please donate to help with this great cause.
WAYS TO DONATE:
Zelle at [email protected]
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If donating food and/or gift items listed above, please contact Stephanie Douglas at [email protected].
Thank you for making a positive impact in the lives of families.
Community Feeding- Healthcare Essential Workers
It was a pleasure to kick off the New Year serving our healthcare workers in our community. We appreciate your love, care and service to many families.
The Douglas Brothers Foundation Community Outreach Program is feeding healthcare essential workers. On New Year’s Day, we are providing 100 hot meals to Southern Regional Medical Center nurses, doctors, and staff. Its our way of saying “thank you” for serving families with care and love.
Coming soon is our next community outreach to feed Clayton County hungry and homeless. If you would like to donate to support our cause, please click on the Donate Now button or mail your donation to The Douglas Brothers Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box 16994, Atlanta, GA 30321. Inquiries, please email Stephanie Douglas at [email protected]. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We appreciate and thank you for your support.
Community Feeding Event in Clayton County- May 30, 2020
The Douglas Brothers Foundation Community Feeding Event was a great success. Amid COVID 19 situation, we wanted to show our love and care for people. Meals were provided for essential workers (nurses and doctors) and families. Good home cooking meals were prepared by Harry Douglas, Stephanie Douglas, and Harry Douglas IV. Meals were delicious and consisted of baked chicken, BBQ chicken, meatloaf, grilled pork chop, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, green beans, yams, and white/yellow rice.
Our ability to serve the community was possible through leadership, unity, and great support. We give God the glory and thank our volunteers for following our social distancing procedures and guidelines and executing great service to the community. We especially thank our community leaders, and sponsors:
Harry Douglas IV
Primehouse Direct- Harry Peadon - Peachtree City, GA
Costco Business Center- Morrow, GA
Dr. Morecease J. Beasley- Clayton County Public School Superintendent
Dr. Anthony Smith- Clayton County Public School Deputy Superintendent
Rhonda Burnough- State Representative GA House District 77
Jessie Goree- Clayton County Public School Chair of the Board
American Family Insurance, LLC- Anna and Ellis Wester
Ms. Laurie A. Gibbs
Dr. Betty Norris Kennebrew
Brown Bag Club/Killings Family
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Participants’ and Volunteers' Comments:
“My family and I deeply appreciated the home cooked meal. It helped tremendously and we were shocked to have a home cooked meal. It was good too! This was truly a blessing. The setup was superb and the way the volunteers had it all together was amazing. They were friendly and the presentation was excellent. I loved how the bags were sorted, labeled and we all were served at the same time. Thank you again.” VSP
“Good day, the event was quick and easy. Thank you for the food it was delicious!” SW
“Everyone that ate the meatloaf is saying it was so good they wanted to know was it ground turkey or ground beef,” First Response Area Hospital Staff
“All the food was well seasoned, they loved the yams, meatloaf and overall enjoyed it. Not many soul foods in the area that actually taste good. The administrator said they most definitely will want you all for catering,” Area Medical Staff
“I think the feed was very helpful for the community and was executed flawlessly. Given the current conditions of the city from the night before it was a success,” Tee Gordon
“I believe the food was really good. Everything was efficient and well planned out,” 🤗 Dominique Robinson
“Good morning, Marcy and I thought the way you guys designed the way we passed out the meals were excellent. No personal contact, the school was an ideal location, names and numbers written on the boxes and in the binder was a great check and balance. Overall a great success, “John & Marcy Walker
“I think everything went well. You all are very organized, and it made everything flow smoothly. The food was AMAZING!” Ananza Freemen
“Mrs. Douglas, Harry, and you are the bomb!! I love you all too. Such giving people. Thank you for the food, it was very tasty,” Jesse Goree
“Mr. Douglas, I wanted to let you know that your food was the best meal I’ve had since the Pandemic. It was right on time. I just wish I would have gotten two or three pork chops instead of one. Lol😂😂,” Dr Anthony Smith
“Mr. and Mrs. Douglas the food is excellent. Keep up the good work,” Marcus Hightower
“Hey Mr. D, I always enjoy serving. Thanks for allowing me to serve with the foundation. The food was delicious 😋 as always Love you all,” Aja Howard
“Hey Mr. D, I always enjoy serving. Thanks for allowing me to serve with the foundation. The food was delicious 😋 as always Love you all,” Geraldine Dixon
“Everyone that ate the meatloaf is saying it was so good they wanted to know was it ground turkey or ground beef and the food was good 😋 yum yum. Thank you. Can’t wait for the restaurant to open officially,” Area Hospital Staff
“All of the food was well seasoned, they loved the yams, meatloaf and overall enjoyed it. Not many soul foods in the area that actually taste good. The administrator said they most definitely will want you all for catering,” Are Medical Staff
A Great Shopping Spree for Children & Help for Families
Former Atlanta Falcons player Harry Douglas, brother Toney Douglas former NBA NY Knicks player of foundation -The Douglas Brothers Foundation, Inc. would like to thank Athletes First Sports Agent, Atlanta Falcons Players, Academy Sports + Outdoors, R.S. Andrews (AC, Heating & Plumbing) for providing eight families with a shopping spree and great blessings.
Six children spent five hundred dollars gift cards to shop with the Atlanta Falcons Players. In addition, one family was blessed with a $2,500 gift certificate for a hot water heater, and another family received a $10,000 gift certificate for an AC unit from R.S. Andrews.
The Douglas Brothers Foundation, Inc. staff Mr. Douglas was responsible for selecting seven single-family moms with children, and one single dad- a disabled veteran.
Super-agent Todd France of Athletes First and staff are the best when it comes to supporting the community as well as the Atlanta Falcons Organization, Academy + Sports Outdoors, and R. S. Andrews.
We thank the Atlanta Falcons Players A.J. Terrell, Cordarrelle Patterson, Bud Dupree, Zach Harrison, and Tyler Allgeier for taking their time shopping with the children. Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders, “Freddie” the Falcon, and R. S. Andrews “Smiley” were cheering on the children.
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Annual Back-to-School Bash 2023
This year’s Back-to-School Bash in scorching hot temperature was successful. Parents came out to stock up on their children’s school supplies, picking out other gifts, free food, and meeting ESPN Analyst and Douglas Brothers Foundation Co-Owner Harry Douglas. Harry gave picture autographs to children and wished them a successful school year. KUDOS to our volunteers! No matter what the weather, they are committed to serving people, and we appreciate their sacrifice. We served over 200 children.
We thank our sponsors: Clayton County Public Schools – Superintendent Dr. Anthony Smith, Swint Elementary Principal Sara Stephens, Staples, and all donors for supporting our Holiday Treat Festival Christmas fundraiser. Special thanks to the appearance of Clayton County Board of Education Board Chair Jesse Goree and Clayton County Sheriff Levon Allen and his family. Photographer Dennis Thomas Sr. of Georgia Media Network Services, Inc. did an impressive job taking photos of the event.
Our prayer is for children to have a great, safe, successful school year, and parents to work as a team with their students’ teachers.
We thank parents, grandparents, and guardians for coming out to receive school supplies from our event as well as other county-wide events.
14th Annual 2022 Holiday Treat Festival
The Douglas Brothers Foundation is grateful for every sponsor and person that supported us this year to serve children and families in our community. Our 14th Annual Holiday Treat Festival was held at Jonesboro Middle School, where former Atlanta Falcons Player Harry Douglas IV and former NBA N. Y. Knicks player Toney Douglas attended. Jonesboro Middle School Principal Kimberlee Barnett is an impressive leader who loves community involvement and serving families. Families and their children were blessed with a health fair and hot meals along with toys, bikes, coats, and shoes. Peach State Healthcare Team, Well Care, Akudo Healthcare and Pharmacy provided resources such as medical insurance signup, flu and covid shots and gifts and treats for families. Hot meals of turkey, chicken, yellow rice, and green beans were served to families and the delicious food was not wasted.
Harry hosted the children dance contest of 15 contestants. This is one of the most exciting segments of the event because the winners are given cash money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place. The cheers of the audience determine the winners. The children performed with energy the latest dance moves to the great sound of Mr. Carl Dorsey of Vinyl Touch DJ. Harry and the audience were amazed of the competitiveness, and physical flexibility of contestants. It was such a joy to watch the children perform.
Speakers of the event were State Representative Demetrius Douglas and Clayton County Public School Board Member Mary Baker. Mr. Demetrius Douglas donated 40 bikes making is possible for more children to get blessed. He spoke about serving his community to make a lasting difference. Ms. Mary Baker commented on her role and heart to consistently serve her community by striving for the best for parents and children in the school system. Principal Kimberlee Barnett commented on the changes in her school and improving the children’s morale.
We thank our sponsors for supporting us to provide resources to children. Special thanks to State Representative Demetrius Douglas, Jonesboro High School Band Director Mr. Goodwin and students for toy donations, Coach Floyd of Jonesboro High School Football Team and our 45 volunteers. Jonesboro High School Football Team willingly served by setting up, assisting parents with gifts and bikes to their cars, and close out cleaning the facility. Jonesboro Middle School Assistant Principal Michael Walraven was the famous Santa Claus and families enjoyed taking pictures with him for their great memories.
Kudos to photographer Mr. Johnathan Williams of MYS Photography for great pictures and DJ Carl Dorsey of Vinyl Touch DJs for the beat and sound of the event.
We have the best volunteers that have sincere hearts to love and serve people. We deeply appreciate the sacrifice of their time, effort, and passion to help us meet our goal of “Touching and Changing Lives.” We served over 250 children so they could have a Merry Christmas and enjoy their family. This year, we have served over 2,000 children and we will continue to reach families demonstrating love and care to them. You can be a part of this great cause with your support by donating and becoming a partner. We accept all donations regardless of what it is.
WAYS TO DONATE:
Zelle at [email protected]
CASP APP- $TDBFoundation
Click on the link below:
If donating food and/or gift items, vehicles (cars vans, trucks), real estate and boats, please contact Stephanie Douglas at [email protected].
Thank you for making a positive impact in the lives of families.
13th Annual Holiday Treat Festival
The Douglas Brothers Foundation 13th Annual Holiday Treat Festival was amazing and impactful. Reflecting on the pandemic for the past two years sparked a strong need for the love of God to be effective, which is one reason our theme this year was “Community Service with Love.” Amid people sadness and frustrations, The Douglas Brothers Foundation wanted to give a memorable event with significant impact. The event included a program with guest speakers, kid dance contest and tee-shirt toss to engage the audience.
The success of the event was due to authentic and impressive teamwork of leaders in our community.
We recognize Forest Park Councilwoman Latresa Akins-Wells, and her assistants Tenisha Dixon and Demarion Mosses for partnering with us to have the event at Forest Park Recreation Center Gymnasium.
Our service of love was not only giving toys, bikes, and other gifts to kids. It was necessary to provide health resources to families. Ambetter from Peach State Health Plan Team also partnered with us to provide health plan options, COVID- 19 vaccinations and testing along with other gifts for families. Demonstrating love was amongst this talented team. They also sponsored, the photographer, the D. J., VN Pharmacy to administer vaccinations and testing, and Santa Claus. Premier Comprehensive Services, LLC- Avery Mitchell who specialize in high quality and comprehensive Behavioral Health Services that promote personal growth, development, accountability, and positive self-awareness was also present.
Community love was an impressive experience of this event. There were over three-hundred children registered for toys, and the event captured audience of parents, grandparents, and kids. Our guest speaker provided encouraging words of hope and love.
Motivational Speaker Inky Johnson shared compelling words about the importance of giving back and being a blessing to others and impacting your family and community.
Former Atlanta Falcons Harry Douglas shared vital words of overcoming any situation in life, the mind-set of being successful and the importance of parents listening to their kids. Author Dominique Chantel of “Let Love Be Your Guide” spoke about the importance of loving yourself, being kind to yourself, being humble and patience. Harry Peadon of Prime House Direct shared his experience with the Douglas Family valuing family, the importance of parents communicating and building up their children and creating a pathway for their children success. Mr. Douglas an entrepreneur spoke about the importance of investing in your children and they will invest in you. Children and parents also enjoyed autograph signing and pictures with former Atlanta Falcons Harry Douglas and Roddy White.
Our sponsors and volunteers were also responsible for the success of the event. Special recognition to the Decoration Team, Security Team and Toy Distribution Teams that functioned in the event. We appreciate the support and resources provided for us to serve our community. Thank you Chick-fil-A Dwarf House in Jonesboro, GA for giving our volunteers delicious food. We give special thanks for appearance of Urcel Fields- COO of Peach State Health Plan, Georgia State Representative Rhonda Burnough and Clayton County School Board Member Dr. Deatrice D. Haney. We are continuously hopeful from our event more people will take ownership of their health by taking advantage of resources provided, getting vaccinated, and living by sincere love- The Love of God never fails.
|Aja Howard||Just Dance Studios|
|Alan Lunder||Kathy Pearson|
|Amy McCracken||Kevin Winston|
|Bernard & Chondra Mitchell||LaChisa McLean|
|Cassie Miliner||Laurie Gibbs|
|Catina Harvey||Law Office of Timothy J. Black|
|Carvelle Taylor||Lisa Hill|
|Damion & Lashonda Wise||MA TMarket, LLC|
|Dr. Betty Norris Kennebrew||Mark Bradshaw|
|Elnora Houston||Michaela Hyland|
|Felicia Brown||Pierre Johnson|
|Grayson Allen||Rachel Davis- Davis & Associates & Tax Financial Service, LLC|
|Harry & Stephanie Douglas||Ricky Palmer|
|Harry Douglas IV||Roddy White Keep the Faith Foundation|
|Helaina Jolly||Ronald Green, CPA|
|James Walker||Stella Benson|
|Jason Brookins||Tiana Neal|
|Jerry France||Tiffany Pitts|
|Jon Guven||Toney Douglas|
|Johnathan Bobbett||Tracy Palma-Doran|
Inspiring Words Spoken by:
Our Community Service with Love
12th Annual Holiday Treat Festival Event
The Douglas Brothers 12th Annual Holiday Treat Festival held on December 19, 2020 was phenomenal which blessed many families. Toys, bikes, books, and candy gift bags were given to approximately 250 children. Due to COVID pandemic, the event was set up adhering to CDC Guidelines outside event, social distancing, temperature check, mandatory face masks and hand sanitizing. The Douglas Brothers Foundation (DBF) leadership team were determined to provide a Christmas event of hope and joy for families. Parents and their children were grateful, and willingly cooperated with toy give-a-way event organized for them.
Our volunteers provided excellent toy distribution service to parents and their children. Parking, entrance into the event, registration check-in and toy gift bags given was organized. The organization’s CEO Harry Douglas, former Atlanta Falcons and Tennessee Titans Player participated by giving toys, taking photos, and talking to parents and children.
Brothers Harry and Toney believe it's always a blessing to serve and give back to the community especially when God has blessed you to be a blessing to others. Clayton County youth have a revelation of giving back. Harry thanked and commended the students at Jonesboro High School Band for organizing a toy drive to assist with giving toys. He stated that it is great that young people have a heart to give back and serve their community. Their teamwork and collaboration with other students in the school resulted in a school bus filled with over 475 toys.
This community partnership was a positive impact because many parents faced unemployment due to COVID-19 pandemic and the economy. Parents were doubtful of this year’s Christmas for their children, but The Douglas Brothers Foundation annual toy give-a-way gave them some relief.
We thank our supporters and sponsors who made this event possible with their toy donations and/or monetary support:
- Jonesboro High School Band, Director Lynel Goodwin
- Chick-fil-A Dwarf House- Jonesboro, GA
- Toys for Tots
- Ronald J. Green- CPA
- Country Fresh Farm
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- Word Voice Youth Organization
- Douglas Property Enterprises, LLC
- Harry Douglas IV
- Toney Douglas
- Harry and Stephanie Douglas
- Aja Howard
- Amy McCracken
- Angela Holder
- Anna Williams-Wester
- Avery Premier Comprehensive Services, LLC
- Bernard and Chandra Mitchell
- Betty Norris Kennebrew
- BJ Johnson
- Cassie J. Miliner
- Cynthia Anderson- Just Dance Studio
- Dalton Sutton
- Dawana Conethan
- Diana E. Maehlman Studt
- Jason Brookins
- Jon Guven
- Katherine Sawyer
- Lamar Scott
- Loree Hartsfield
- Michaela Hyland
- Rachel Davis
- Stella Benson
- Tiana Neal
- Tiffany Pitts
11th Annual Holiday Treat Festival- 2019
The Douglas Brothers Foundation 11th Annual Holiday Treat Festival was a great success. Former Atlanta Falcons Harry Douglas was present to greet and sign autographs for children. Harry stated he loves giving back to the community. The organization blessed over 160 children for Christmas with bikes, toys, shoes. The event was held the Douglas Brothers Center in Jonesboro, GA.
We would like to thanks all our volunteers for helping with the event. Also our sponsors: Toys for Tots, Ron Green- CPA, Publix, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Gaila Thompson and Co-workers, Harry Douglas, Toney Douglas and the Douglas Family. The event creates smiles and love expressions on the faces of mothers, fathers and children. The Douglas Brothers Foundation is looking for donations of toys, bikes and money for next year’s event to serve additional children. Thank you for your support.
The Douglas Family
10th Annual Holiday Treat Festival
The Douglas Brothers Foundation 10th Annual Holiday Treat Festival event was a great success. The event served over 150 children with toys, bikes and tennis shoes. Former Atlanta Falcons and Tennessee Titans Harry Douglas spoke to children and parents about being barrier breakers in their family. The event was held at the Douglas Brothers Center in Jonesboro, Georgia. Since 2007, The Douglas Brothers Harry and Toney had a desire to give back to their community, and they have been actively serving.
We would like to thank our sponsors who helped made this possible: DICK’s Sporting Goods, Eco-Sneakers, Walmart, Kids Bouncing Things- Locust Grove, the Douglas Family, Harry and Toney Douglas, Stephanie Douglas, Harry Douglas III, Ron Green- CPA, Country Fresh Farm, Publix, Toys for Tots, Douglas Brothers Foundation, and Douglas Property Enterprises, LLC. We especially thank our volunteers for their dedication and commitment that made the event a great success.
The Douglas Family
9th Annual Holiday Treat Festival
The Douglas Brothers Foundation 9th Annual Holiday Treat Festival was a great success. The event blessed over two hundred children with toys, bikes and meals for children and their parents. The foundation's CEOs- Harry Douglas former Atlanta Falcons currently Tennessee Titans, and brother Toney Douglas former NBA player currently in Europe are passionate and love to give and serve their community.
This year’s theme”Family is Valuable” sets the tone of demonstrating love. The holiday treat event was held at the Douglas Brothers Foundation Center in Morrow, GA on December 23, 2017. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas with much effort and sacrifice did an awesome job hosting the event. They expressed much thanks to their Event Coordinator Angela Holder, volunteers for their great support, participants for being humble and thankful, and the sponsors. Everyone played a part in ensuring each child experienced a great Christmas with their bikes and toys.
The president of the foundation Mrs. Stephanie Douglas stated,”It’s a blessing to serve families and bring smiles to their faces, especially mothers who are challenged.” The Douglas family enjoys blessing those who are less fortunate.
The Douglas Brothers Foundation, Inc. is requesting for donations for next year’s Holiday Treat Festival and the Back- to-School Bash events. If you would like to bless a child, please visit the website to donate your tax deductible amount at www.douglasbrothers.org.
We are also seeking new and dedicated volunteers who love to feed and assist in community events. Please complete the “Contact Us” section to submit your information.
Thank you for helping us ”Build Today’s Youth for Tomorrow.”
The Douglas Family
Our 2022 Annual Back-to-School Bash was Sizzling Hot and a Smash!
The Douglas Brothers Foundation continues to create a positive impact in the community. Our 13th Annual Back-to-School Bash served over 350 children on Saturday, July 30th at EJ Swint Elementary.
Although it was sizzling hot, parents and children were ecstatic to receive more than school supplies. Parents were given free gifts such as perfume/cologne, variety of sport and Super Bowl shirts, purses, and belts. Children chose their free books and gift items. In addition, free hotdogs, popcorn, and candy bags were distributed.
Former Atlanta Falcons Harry Douglas IV - currently ESPN Analyst was present greeting parents, students and signing autograph pictures. Harry IV and Former New York Knicks Toney Douglas are enthusiastic about serving their community. Kudos to parents Harry and Stephanie Douglas for their commitment to serve people.
Our sponsors consistently help us serve our community by giving a variety of school supplies, food, and drinks. We thank our sponsors and other people for their financial donations which contributed to a successful event.
Our sponsors: Staples, Clayton County Public School, American Family Insurance, S & H Cafe & Catering LLC, Former Players: Atlanta Falcons Harry Douglas IV and New York Knicks Toney Douglas and other financial supporters.
We also thank Clayton County School Board members for their support and appearance: Ms. Jessie Goree, Dr. Deatrice Dee Haney, Mrs. Mary Baker, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Anthony Smith, and other guests.
Our vendors helped to display the importance of adult responsibility engagement in community growth and good change. Georgia Stand Up representatives were present to give adults the opportunity to register to vote. Author Dominique Chantel shared insight to parents and students the importance of walking in love and to love themselves “Let Love Be Your Guide.”
We especially thank our 40 volunteers which included teenagers who set aside their valuable time demonstrating their love to serve people and help to make this event a success.
Parents, we appreciate and thank you for your patience, kindness and love demonstrated waiting in the line in extremely hot weather to receive children school supplies and gifts. Thank you for signing up for the GA Statewide Network Among Partners for Parents/Caregivers survey for your middle/high school students. Your voice is valuable, and it is a pleasure to serve your family.
We are hopeful this school year leaders of all levels represent and create a resourceful, fun, engaging, and safe environment for all children to learn. Thank you for your investment in children, their education, and an attitude to serve. Our children are precious, and they are our future leaders.
Community Feeding and 14th Annual Holiday Treat Festival: Please help by donating food, toys such as dolls, games, footballs, basketballs, baseballs, bats, gloves, bikes and scooters, helmets, or financial support. Our goal is to serve over 1,000 people.
Zelle- [email protected]
By Mail: Make check payable to Douglas Brothers Foundation
Douglas Brothers Foundation, Inc.
P. O. Box 16994
Atlanta, GA 30321
Annual Back-to-School Bash 2021
This school year will be a remarkable year for parents, students, teachers, principals, and other leaders within various school districts. Everyone is excited about children returning to school. One of the excitements is the gathering of school supplies for students and teachers to function well.
Our 12th Annual Back-to-School Bash (BTSB) was epic, and our theme is “Be Great.” Despite the previous school year, being great is an opportunity for students to set goals, make good decisions, achieve good grades, and not quit.
The Douglas Brothers Foundation distribution of school supplies occurred amongst many parents and students. Face masks were required along with six feet social distancing, hand sanitizing and everyone adapted well with no complaints.
This was a community event to benefit all. Our volunteers, known as the “A” Team demonstrated love and commitment. Our “A” Team is a diverse group of leaders that have a passion to serve. They are college students and professionals, such as teachers, bankers, security, entrepreneurs, and retirees. This year, we had the opportunity to serve over 200 children. It was all possible with the foundation giving school supplies, Clayton County Deputy Superintendent Dr. Anthony Smith’s donation of book bags and school supplies, and books donated by Author Marnie Schneider “Football Freddie & Fumble the Dog- Game Day in Atlanta.” In addition, former Atlanta Falcons Football Player Harry Douglas and former NBA Player Toney Douglas were present greeting parents and students wishing them a successful school year.
During the BTSB, a dinner fundraiser for The Douglas Brothers Foundation 13th Annual Holiday Treat Festival (coming in December) was held by S & H Café & Catering (opening soon). Other businesses that contributed to fundraiser were Nana Pies (Teresa Skinner), and Bakers Joy (Darlene Foster). During the holiday season, this event provides toys, bikes, books, and hygiene products to children. Many supported the fundraiser by purchasing dinners, pies, cakes and giving monetary donations which raised $1,000. We thank everyone for their continuous support.
We give special thanks to Clayton County School Coordinator of Board Operations- Dr. Chantara R. Carter; Board Members Ms. Jessie Goree, Dr. Deatrice Dee Haney, State Representative Burnough and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Anthony Smith for their support and appearance. We appreciate your leadership and your willingness to connect with parents and students.
BE A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY CONNECTION
VOLUNTEER- If you want to join our Volunteer “A” Team for our 13th Annual Holiday Treat Festival or other events, please sign up at https://douglasbrothers.org/contact-us/
GIVE- The Douglas Brothers Foundation is a 501(c)3 (nonprofit) organization and donations are tax deductible.
Any amount you give will help make a difference. Donate Here: https://douglasbrothers.org/home/donate/
To donate by mail, make checks out to Douglas Brothers Foundation and send your check to the following address:
The Douglas Brothers Foundation, Incorporated
P. O. Box 16994
Atlanta, GA 30321
Back-to-School Bash Football Game Day Book
Marnie Schneider and her family have a true heart of love and philanthropy. She is the author of “Football Freddie & Fumble the Football Gameday in Atlanta” and donated books to support our Back-to-School Bash. Our theme this year is to “Be Great.”
During our 12th Annual Back -to -School Bash on July 31, 2021, books will be given to children with their school supply kits. Atlanta Falcons Football Game Day is getting ready to kick-off. Children that read the book will have the spirit of Atlanta Football with the journey of some Georgia History. Rise Up Falcons!
We thank Marnie and her family for helping to support our mission, "to educate and empower challenged youth and families in the community to achieve their life and career goals, while building stronger communities that support the betterment of younger people."
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2019 Back-to-School Bash
The 10th Annual Douglas Brothers Foundation Back-to-School Bash was a great success.
It was held at Jonesboro Lee Street Park in Jonesboro, GA. The event was sponsored by Douglas brothers Harry, Toney and the city of Jonesboro. The parents of the brothers, Harry and Stephanie Douglas were the organizers and did a fantastic job coordinating everything.
In the scorching hot weather, the crowd was large and the event was fun and amazing. There was live radio broadcasting by 92.9 The Game, radio interviews with Jonesboro Mayor Joy B. Day and brothers Harry and Toney Douglas, autograph signing by former Atlanta Falcons Harry Douglas, Michael Jenkins and Antoine Harris and Professional Basketball Player Toney Douglas. Vendors participated were Best of Clayton County (Marketing for Clayton), Skibiel Law Office (Worker’s Compensation and Personal Injury), Arts Clayton, Inc. (Art Education & Exhibits), Georgia Standup (Voter Registration), Clayton County Sheriff (Law Enforcement), and Clayton County Fire & Emergency (Fire & Life Safety).
Our volunteers did an awesome job setting up and distributing supplies for primary, elementary and middle school children. Members of the Jonesboro High School Football Team were among the volunteers that helped us and vendors set up and guide participates. Our vendors also gave school supplies. They provided balloons and prizes for children, drawing, coloring and safety material. Children also were excited talking to firemen and policemen and taking pictures of the fire truck and police command mobile with them. We gave school supplies to approximately 603 children.
We give special thanks to City of Jonesboro leaders co-sponsoring our event at the spectacular Lee Street Park. We are grateful for Jonesboro City Manager Ricky Clark and Executive Assistant Cable Glen-Brooks and Mayor Joy B. Day for their partnership and usage of the park. Our event was one of many free family and community activities held at the park for people to enjoy. Other special thanks are given to Chick-fil-A Dwarf House in Jonesboro for sponsoring food and drinks for our volunteers and vendors.
We also thank Clayton County Public School Superintendent Dr. Morcease J. Beasley, and Clayton County School Board Members Jesse Goree of District 3 and Dr. Alieka Anderson of District 8 for their appearance. We appreciate leaders in our school system taking the time to support our cause and wishing students well. This year, we are looking forward to the success of students, their families and all levels of leadership in our school system. We are expecting students to grow in their greatness by focusing, reading, achieving goals and never quitting.
The Douglas Brothers Foundation gives thanks and appreciation to everyone that participated and donated to make this year’s event a success. We look forward to next year’s Back-to-School Bash to serve more children and donations are needed for this great cause. Please make your tax deductible donation on line or via mail at Douglas Brothers Foundation- Attn: Back-to-School Bash, P. O. Box 16994, Atlanta, GA 30321. Make checks payable to Douglas Brothers Foundation.
2018 Back-to-School Bash a Great Success
The 9th Annual Douglas Brothers Foundation Back- to- School Bash was held on August 4th at the Douglas Brothers Center in Morrow, GA, and it was a great success. The organization provided approximately 500 Clayton County children with school kits and book bags for school. Professional Basketball Player Toney Douglas was present to sign autographs and took pictures with the children. They had a blast, and were excited to see Toney Douglas. Toney Douglas interacted with parents and children and gave words of encouragement of success for a great school year.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas stated that they love to see the smiles of children. Toney who played in the NBA for 8 years now is playing in Europe in Turkey stated he came home to show his love and support for the Clayton community.
Mr. Douglas Sr. would to thank all the volunteers, Phil and Leslie Philpot who help make this event a success.
8th Annual Back-to-School Bash
The Douglas Brothers Foundation Back-to-School Bash was a great success. The City of Jonesboro partnered with the Douglas Brothers Foundation for our 8th Annual Back-to-School Bash. We served over 700 children from Pre-K to Middle School with school supplies. The foundation served hotdogs, chips and water to over 300 participants. Brothers Harry Douglas and Toney Douglas were not able to participate due to their professional sport jobs, but they sponsored the event and experienced the pleasure of giving back to their community.
We thank all of our volunteers and event coordinator Angela Holder for making this event a great success. We also thank the City of Jonesboro Manager Ricky Clark, Mrs. Brooks and the staff for their support to help families prepare for a successful school year. We also give thanks to Commissioner Felicia Franklin-Warner and Representative Rhonda Burnough who were present and proud to see the community effort and families participation.
2019 Fun Serving Women and Children
The Douglas Brothers Foundation service at Atlanta Mission- My Sister’s House has been a remarkable experience. We appreciate the opportunity to serve women and children a hot meal for their enjoyment. Our volunteers have the genuine passion to serve and love people. We call them our “A” Team because they do people good and make them happy. We thank our volunteers for being dedicated and for the wonderful memories.
My Sister’s House 2018 Summer Event
The Douglas Brothers Foundation served about 250 women and children on Saturday August 11, 2018 at Atlanta Mission- My Sister’s House. The event was a great success, and former Atlanta Falcons and Tennessee Titans player Harry Douglas participated. He enjoyed serving meals and interacting with the children and mothers. Many of them were excited to take their pictures with him. The women and children’s were very appreciative of their full coarse meal. They had fun with games, toys, school supplies and gifts given to them as prizes.
It is a pleasure to help make the lives of women and children meaningful and joyful. Each time we serve women and children, we want them to feel loved, appreciated, and valuable to build their family lives and their careers. This is the Douglas Brothers Foundation 7th year serving My Sister’s House and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas stated it’s their favorite place to serve. We appreciate the Atlanta Mission personnel demonstrating kindness to us in an orderly and clean environment for us to serve.
We thank all our volunteers who help make this event a success: Angela Holder, Julian Edmonds, Lamar Scott, Joe Ector, Thomas Riggins, Sharicka Reddick, Harry Douglas lV, Stephanie Douglas, and Harry Douglas Sr.
DBF Service- My Sister's House- 2017
The Atlanta Union Mission Sister’s House is a wonderful place to serve and bless families. We always enjoy providing food to families, speaking and demonstrating love to them. This was our sixth year supporting the shelter where women and children recover to return to the mainstream of life. The Douglas Brothers Foundation provides hot, delicious meals to the participants and has made positive impacts. It is great to hear the wonderful testimonies the participants share with us. Kudos to the Atlanta Union Mission leaders and staff that provides a recovery place for women and children, and create the platform for organizations like us to bless them.
The Douglas Brothers Foundation thanks our volunteers for serving in our community events. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up on line.
On March 2017, The Douglas Brothers Foundation hosted a Job Interview Summit for ages 15 to 19. The event was facilitated by Mr. Kevin Holder and Mr. Martavius Hillman. Mr. Holder is an Executive Director Council of Probate Court Judges of Georgia. Mr. Martavius Hillman is a Trade Activation Manager at Anheuser Busch. They served as Mentor Brothers building up brothers at South Atlanta High School. The Job Ace Interview event was held at the Douglas Brothers Center for two hours and was a great success. Youth participated and received valuable information to assist them with their job interview process. Some of the information shared was how to complete a job application, resume building, what to ask on an interview, professional attire and much more. Each participant received a certificate and additional information to continue their job interview preparation. Much appreciation is given to our Event Coordinator Angela Holder for making this event successful and memorable for the participants.
Titans Wide Receiver Harry Douglas appeared at William Boyd Elementary in the city of Atlanta to participate in Hero Day. Harry Douglas spoke to the kids about goals, vision, respect and learning. Harry also spoke to them about not joining gangs, not stealing and leadership. Boyd's fifth grade teacher Mrs. Louis has a strong desire for her students to learn and stated the kids needed belts and pencils. She didn't want them with sagging pants and without school supplies to complete their work. Harry's father Harry senior purchased belts and pencils for the students.
Tennessee Titans receiver Harry Douglas had great day with the children and he loves imparting in their lives because someone imparted in him. The children at Boyd Elementary were very discipline. He thanked Principal Dr. Marcus Jackson and staff for a great job.
We thank everyone that participated in our great deal fundraiser “3 Meals for $20.00.” During the midst of grocery prices rising and families making transitions to situations in their lives, The Douglas Brothers Foundation wanted to provide balanced meals at a reasonable price to families. We served fifty-one families. The event was successful which supports our community outreach activities to serve youth and their families.
Your purchase support our annual events: Back- to-School Bash, Community Outreach Feedings, and Holiday Treat Festival. If you did not have the opportunity to participate and want to give to support our cause, please donate today. We appreciate you and thank you.