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
By Special Writer
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
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, 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
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.