pride for parents 2017  

Pride for Parents is an annual Christmas toy sale that operates on a founding belief: families would prefer to provide for themselves at Christmas rather than receive a hand out.

Generous individuals, churches, and businesses lovingly donate toys to stock our store shelves, and we sell them at a greatly reduced price so families with limited means can participate in the generosity of the season. If your church, business, or organization would like to host a toy drive, we need you! 

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Growing Businesses In South Atlanta!

Businesses can be powerful tools to increase resources and create jobs in a community. We love the energy and effort behind initiatives like Carver Market and Community Grounds in South Atlanta. But we know there is even more need for sustainable businesses in our community, and we also know there are ideas and small businesses growing already within our streets.

 

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MISSION STATEMENT

Focused Community Strategies partners with under-resourced neighborhoods to provide innovative and holistic development that produces flourishing communities where God's Shalom is present.

The Secret Sauce Of Neighborhood Ministry

I love when visitors come to South Atlanta. It’s a joy to hear about the work they’re doing in other parts of the country and to let them see our ministries in action. Often folks have questions, and these can spark valuable conversations about neighborhoods, ministry, life, and transformation.

Sometimes visitors want to know what’s the secret sauce? 

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Taking Healthy Home

Are you familiar with Blue Apron or Hello Fresh? These meal preparation and delivery services have become incredibly popular in recent months. Chefs prepare a menu and then deliver perfectly proportioned ingredients for customers to prepare at home. It’s genius!

At Carver Market, our customers are also seeking convenience, along with affordability, healthy ingredients, and great taste.

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transforming christmas for good

I entered the immense foyer of a large, metropolitan megachurch. I was there to speak at a church sponsored mission conference. The senior pastor greeted me with a broad smile, expressing his excitement about my involvement in this important event in the life of the church. “We’re a mission church,” he said.

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