Atlanta is a city that upholds the spirit of generosity and giving year-round.
Where can you donate your hard-earned dollars and time that will make the biggest impact?
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Last week's Best of Atlanta poll found out which local charities are closest to your heart.
Bert's Big Adventure earns the No. 1 spot as an organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families.
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Coming in second place, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is a worthy charity that provides care and advances the well-being of the sick children of our city. You can donate a monetary gift or purchase needed equipment specialized for kids to help their efforts.
Habitat for Humanity's vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. As our third place winner, Habitat works toward their vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with people and families in need of a decent and affordable home.
There are many worthwhile charities in Atlanta that deserve our support. Be sure to consider our other official nominees when deciding where to spread the love: Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, American Cancer Society Foundation, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Hands on Atlanta, CARE, Atlanta Community Food Bank and The Giving Kitchen.
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As the holidays near, a special donation or gift of service might be all a local charity needs to make a difference in our community.
Read about our other Best of Atlanta winners and nominees here.