How do we do it? Mr. Tom’s Heart screens and matches generous donors of food and sundries with deserving charities in need, then we arrange and manage pickups and deliveries. Some recent activities include:
  • Many Publix stores are now directly donating excess food items to 501(c)3’s for families in need. MTH gave input to design a system so that each new store manager learns how to direct Publix resources into charitable giving.
  • Costco stores have committed to giving diapers, shampoo, soap and other life necessities to those who do not take for granted having these items. The local Ronald McDonald Houses are participants who anticipate this will save them thousands of dollars.
  • The young girls experiencing chemo at Scottish Rite rarely experience a prom. MTH helped give a prom that included beauty and image services to help prepare the girls for this fun encouraging event. These donations included lovely dresses, food, flowers and a fun evening.
  • Trader Joes and Kroger are just two of the generous donors providing free food to less fortunate families; flowers to patients in hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses and much more.
  • Mr. Tom’s Heart brings joy and encouragement through food and donations. The greatest secret is the joy brought to the donors and volunteers.

Mr. Tom’s Heart has been busy in 2023 and we have not let Covid slow us down — people more than ever have needed extra support and we have been there to lend a helping hand. Mr. Tom is still volunteering 7 days a week with the help of his fabulous volunteers. Some ways we are helping:

  1. Giving out about 100 bouquets of donated flowers every week, thanks to Trader Joe’s.
  2. Delivering boxes of chips, crackers and fruit bars to every floor at Scottish Rite Hospital every week for the heroes.
  3. Purchasing and delivering Papa John’s pizzas each Saturday to the Aflac Cancer center at Scottish Rite. We also take pizzas to the ER and hospital security.
  4. We take weekly donations from Costco to the Ronald McDonald Houses and give gift cards for any purchases that RMH needs to purchase for the families.
  5. Donated various sundries and food from Costco are given to RMH and Calvary Children’s Home.
  6. Solidary Sandy Springs is given breads, cakes, donuts, etc from Publix every week as well as flowers from Trader Joe’s.
  7. Plaid Enterprises donates arts & crafts to The Zone at Scottish Rite, as well as the art department.

As you can see, we are staying busy and taking care of people and families who really need us. We still have no employees and have kept a very low overhead. This is where we need your help. Anything you can give will go a long way to help more people in need in our community and the surrounding area. Thank you in advance for any help you can give us!

Mr. Tom just won an Emmy award!! Watch his recent appearances on 11Alive, Steve, and NBC’s Sunday Today Show!

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Tom has volunteered for many years and was the first to be placed on our Volunteer Hall of Fame. Working with our "Bread Gang" delivering products from our community vendors to the center, the next thing we all noted was the increase and variety of the donations coming into the center due to his due diligence. Tom gives new meaning to the term "multi-tasking." He can follow up on several issues, all the while displaying admirable patience, care, and concern.

Martha R. Fortson Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex

Some of our Generous Donors

PublixCostcoTrader JoesKrogerPlaid

Some of the Deserving Charities We Serve

Ronald McDonald HouseChildrens HealthcareThe Zone AtlantaCalvary Childrens HomeLM AERO Club

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