NoRTH FULTON COMMUNITY CHARITIES

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NFCC is a leader in North Fulton offering assistance to over 4,200 families. Annually, food is distributed over 23,000 times, over 1,300 families utilize clothing vouchers, and $1.2 million dollars is expended for direct aid to our clients in need of financial assistance. Our Education Center offers an array of classes and opportunities to help 1,200 adults move toward financial stability and self-sufficiency.

Although the demand for these services has increased significantly since its founding, NFCC continues to help hands-on, one family at a time.

Their mission statement is to build self-sufficiency and prevent homelessness and hunger in our community by providing emergency assistance and enrichment programs.

This organization was formed by President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty. It was Mary’s charge to secure in-kind donations from the community to supplement funding from federal, state, and county governments. During this time, the growing need was recognized within the community north of the river. Mary knew that the public funding would be limited and invited representatives of local churches to discuss ways to assist the EOA. David Sonenberg, a member of Roswell Presbyterian Church, introduced the idea of a program and with Mary’s assistance outlined the need for a food pantry and a place that would assist with short term emergency financial assistance. A special account was opened, under the direction of Mary Drake and Frances McGhee, which was called North Fulton Community Charities. NFCC incorporated in 1983 and gained 501c3 recognition in 1988.

Working closely with local churches, synagogues, business and civic groups, NFCC developed into the primary source of emergency assistance in Roswell and Alpharetta (and later the new cities of Johns Creek and Milton).  In 1990, the Board of Directors hired Barbara Duffy as Executive Director and opened a small office in the North Fulton Human Service Center at 89 Grove Way, Roswell.  As demand for service grew, NFCC expanded several times into additional space in the North Fulton Human Service Center.  By 2004 the NFCC Center was stretched to the limit of available space and the Board voted to identify and relocate to a facility large enough for the current and future needs of NFCC.  After an extensive search, NFCC purchased a 20,000 square foot free-standing building on Elkins Road in Roswell. NFCC opened in the new location in August 2005. A successful $3,000,000 Capital Campaign was closed in October 2006 to underwrite the new operating expenses and acquisition of the building.

Working closely with local churches, synagogues, business and civic groups, NFCC developed into the primary source of emergency assistance in Roswell and Alpharetta (and later the new cities of Johns Creek and Milton).  In 1990, the Board of Directors hired Barbara Duffy as Executive Director and opened a small office in the North Fulton Human Service Center at 89 Grove Way, Roswell.  As demand for service grew, NFCC expanded several times into additional space in the North Fulton Human Service Center.  By 2004 the NFCC Center was stretched to the limit of available space and the Board voted to identify and relocate to a facility large enough for the current and future needs of NFCC.  After an extensive search, NFCC purchased a 20,000 square foot free-standing building on Elkins Road in Roswell. NFCC opened in the new location in August 2005. A successful $3,000,000 Capital Campaign was closed in October 2006 to underwrite the new operating expenses and acquisition of the building.

For more information about how NFCC works, visit their website at www.nfcchelp.org.

 Pictured above is the NFCC thrift store. 

Pictured above is the NFCC thrift store. 

Together We Can Help.