Human Services

Change to Humanity

Help to be Helped, Building Bridges from Heart to Heart

Atlanta, GA   |  www.changetohumanity.org

Mission

To respond with love and commitment to the homeless and the surrounding community seeking change and a life of equality, self-sustainability and dignity.

Ruling year info

2010

Founder/CEO

Gisela Malluche

Main address

1683 N Pelham Rd NE

Atlanta, GA 30324 USA

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EIN

68-0663054

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

"Restoration & Therapeutic Art"

People –restoration is an essential and fundamental necessity to help the homeless, veterans and economically disadvantaged community members to achieve self-sustainability, based on our Help to be Helped Principle. People –Restoration is all about trust, building relationships, healing, self-empowerment, anger management and building interactive social and economic skills. It is supported by spiritual guidance, emotional guidance and therapeutic art with music, acting, painting, crafts and gardening. We know we cannot do it alone. We rely on the support of the people of the community, as much as the people of the community rely on us. We inter-depend on each other just as all humans do. That is what ‘Change to Humanity’ is all about. It is the HELP TO BE HELPED, TRUST TO BE TRUSTED, LOVE TO BE LOVED and FORGIVE TO BE FORGIVEN principle that will bring change to our mission and to the world. Change to Humanity together with their collaborators extend their hearts and hands to embrace the hands and hearts of the community to bring betterment and change to everyone. Together we demonstrate the same heartbeat that connects in non-judgment, equality, peace and love. Together we are building bridges that connect us and brings betterment to everyone. To start the People- Restoration Program for 30 – 50 people, we need to complete the re-purposing our recently donated building that is located right next to Mozeley Park. To complete the project, we are raising money through events and donations from donors and foundations. All work we did and do so far is mostly volunteer based. To do our mission successfully, we reached the point where financial funding is necessary. We continue to welcome and appreciate volunteers helping us to rebuild our Center by lending us their expertise and labor in framing, painting, tile-work, electrical work, plumbing, roofing, guttering and flooring.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Families
Budget
$150,000

In September of 2016, when businesses, schools and grocery-stores started to close down in NW Atlanta, we knew we had work to do by helping the community to cope with their challenges at hand. We were knocking on doors while walking the streets and engaged with the people. We listened and took notes. Affordable food, fresh produce was one of the dire needs. Food became our means of building relationships and an answer to the food - insecurity and food - desert problem experienced by too many. With food-donations from Wholefoods Market, Einstein Bagels and Papa Jones, we were able to provide (up to 3 x weekly) food to individuals and families. Meanwhile the word spread and keeps spreading and people from Ada Ave NW and surrounding streets come to our food sanctuary, located at 1009 Ada Ave NW every Sunday from 11:45AM - 12:30 PM. In June of 2019, we extended our food program to the refugees in Clarkston, where the need for ANY support seems to be endless. Because of the growing food - insecurity and increasing food-demand extending to other communities, we decided to acquire a refrigerated food - truck. Being still a volunteer-based organization, we are depending on financial support .We are grateful for our volunteers and financial supporters. Thank you.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Families

Planting Seeds of Love! 'We Care' We started collaborating with Amazon and it's AmazonFresh food delivery program through Wholefood Market, Ponce DeLeon in Atlanta. During the hot season AmazonFresh deliveries of perishable food is distributed in cooling bags, known as cooliners. The cooliners are not biodegradable and are therefore a big problem for our waste-landfills and environment. Change to Humanity offered a solution by reusing the cooliners in our food -donation project. Amazon showed great support to our proposal in offering the AmazonFresh customers the opportunity to drop of the cooliners at the Ponce Wholefoods Market at a assigned bin or call Change to Humanity when they have collected a minimum of 20 bags for pick up. That is not only a tremendous help in our efforts to be in compliance with food safety but offers safety to our food receivers too. Some of the cooliners are reused for over a year and still durable and therefore kept out of the landfills. All our customers receiving food donations have adapted to our policy to not use plastic bags but use fabric bags that fit the cooliners. We are proud to say, We love people and our environment. We Care.

Population(s) Served
Families
General/Unspecified

We are sewing fabric grocery bags with the members of our community in NW Atlanta and members of the surrounding communities wanting to help our economically under-served community. We implemented sewing classes as a job-training and as an opportunity to use sewing as a means of income. For many retired people this is an opportunity to get involved in community projects to serve by sewing at home or meet with the sewing group circle to meet new friends. For us and for our food-receivers, it is a statement that we care for our environment and teach our children to respect our planet. We are also utilizing this project as a fundraiser to raise the funds needed to finish the re-purposing of our Community Art Center. Our goal is to sew 1000 bags by end of 2019.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Families
Budget
$20,000

In March of 2020 we are planting seeds in our community garden on a piece of land in Bankhead, NW Atlanta. Battling Food -insecurity, a community garden is a must. We invite our homeless friends and friends from the community to plant and harvest. Every active garden participant will harvest for free, onlookers will pay a fee for the harvest. All our projects are based on the Help to be Helped principle and the garden will not be an exception. The produce will also feed the elders and disabled members of the community at no cost.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Aging, elderly, senior citizens
Budget
$10,000

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Financials

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Change to Humanity

Board of directors
as of 10/24/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rodney Mullins

Matt Gammon

Melody Castro

Tonya Grace

Luigi Iannunzio

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

homelessness-reduction, self-sustainability, ex-offender, food-desert, aquaponics, people - restoration & community restoration, job-training, job-placement