Donate Your Old Coats for Metro Atlanta Kids

Tis the season to give, Atlanta! Whether you know it or not, several kids throughout Metro Atlanta are about to go through the winter months without a warm coat. But, you can change that. All you have to do is donate your gently used kids’ coats to Healthy Notions.
Saturday, November 21st, Healthy Notion non-profit children’s organization, in partnership with One Warm Coat, will have the 2nd Annual “Warm Coats for Kids” coat drive. The drive will be at Kroger Grocery Store, 3000 Old Alabama Road, Alpharetta GA 30022.
So here’s how you can get involved. Just drop off the coats you no longer need at the Kroger location on Old Alabama Road in Alpharetta GA. The winter coats can be any type and size, but the greatest need is for child-size machine-washable coats that can be easily maintained after they are distributed. Healthy Notions will distribute the coats to local childrens and womens shelters and orphanages prior to the holidays.
Last week we reached out to several local agencies to see what their need would be for this Winter. Within 24 hours we received messages from over half the agencies letting us know that YES, they were in desparate need of warm coats this year.
The coats you donate will make a huge difference in the life of a child in need.
For more information contact Healthy Notions Kids at 678.693.2008
*All donations are fully tax-deductible*

Celebrate National Family Volunteer Day (Nov 21st)…Help Us Collect “Warm Coats for Kids”


National Family Volunteer day is an annual day of service held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and is designed to demonstrate the power of families who choose to volunteer together to support the communities in which they live and serve. Volunteering provides quality time for busy families, strengthens communication and bonds and positively impacts local communities across the nation.

Join us for the Healthy Notions 2nd Annual “WARM COATS for KIDS” drive. We will collect Gently Used and New warm coats, gloves and hats to help keep children in Metro Atlanta warm this winter. Donations will be given as gifts-in-kind to children in orphanages, shelters and foster care throughout Metro Atlanta.
WHEN: Saturday, November 21, 2009
TIME: 8am to 4pm
WHERE: Kroger Grocery Store @ 3000 Old Alabama Road, Alpharetta GA 30022 (Intersection of Old Alabama & Haynes Bridge Rd)
VOLUNTEERS: We Need Your Help! “Warm Coats for Kids” is a perfect opportunity for families,students & organizations to complete a community service project and help make a difference in the community.
Please complete the Volunteer Form (click here) and return via email to

Questions? Email Kim Whitaker ( or call 678.895.6843 with any questions.


Students Enjoy Ice Cream Party at Atlanta Academy!

ROSWELL- Healthy Notion’s would like to thank the volunteers and our partners in community service…Cold Stone Creamery (N.Point Pkwy-Alpharetta), Publix Supermarket (King’s Market-Roswell), Kroger Supermarket(Johns’s Creek) and Party City for donating ice cream and party supplies to honor the entire Atlanta Academy student body and staff. The ice cream party was given to thank the students and staff for collecting over 400 pairs of shoes in support of the “Show Love With Your Soles” shoe drive campaign held in February. The shoes collected will afford children in Haiti and the Dominican Republic an opportunity to attend school and help to prevent contraction of disease and illness through bare feet.The students enjoyed the Ice Cream party and loved all of the toppings!

Atlanta Academy Collects 400+ Pairs of Shoes, Helping Haitian Children in Need

When the students of the Atlanta Academy took on the “Show Love With Your Soles” shoe drive campaign…they took it seriously!
Within a 2 week period, the school surpassed expectations by collecting over 400 pairs of shoes for children in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Not only will the shoes afford children in the region an opportunity to attend school with proper footwear…they will also help prevent contraction of disease through barefeet.

Healthy Notions would like to thank the Atlanta Academy family for their overwhelming support and willingness to touch the lives of children in need. Special thanks to Mrs. Ashley Stinger’s kindergarten class for taking on the shoe drive as an additional community service project for the 2008-2009 school year.

Used Shoe Drive Kick-off a Huge Success!

Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday and helped to kick-off the 2009 “Show Love With Your Soles” used shoe drive. The community response to put shoes on the feet of orphans in Haiti and the Dominican Republic was absolutely amazing!!!

Over 200 pair of shoes were collected during the kick-off … and it’s not over.

On February 23rd, students at The Atlanta Academy (Roswell GA) started collecting donations during carpool to support the campaign. Due to the overwhelming response…what started out as a week long initiative has now been extended for another full week. Bags, baskets and boxes of shoes continue to pour in. Individual and group collection efforts will continue in the Atlanta metropolitan area through March 20th.

“We’re incredibly grateful for all of the generous support of the “Show Love With Your Soles” campaign and are thrilled to know that these shoes will make a difference in the lives of children who are truly in need.” said Barenda Whitaker(Founder of Healthy Notions).

Stay tuned…more news to come.

EXCITING Event This Saturday! Join Us for the “Show Love With Your Soles” USED SHOE DRIVE

On Saturday (Feb 21st), folks in the Metropolitan Atlanta Community will dig deep in their closets and pull out shoes that are too small, too big, too tight or just not right and donate them for poverty stricken, orphaned kids who don’t have shoes in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
This is a wonderful way to make a real difference in the lives of kids who desperately need our help! 15% of kids in rural Haiti cannot attend school because they don’t have shoes. They also are at higher risk of contracting illnesses and diseases.
Donating your used shoes is an awesome way to HELP THESE KIDS IN NEED, RECYCLE those USED SHOES and keep them from piling up in a landfill or in the back of your closet!

  • TIME:9am to 4pm
  • WHERE: Kroger in the Rivermont Station Shopping Ctr., 8465 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta GA 30022

For more information or to volunteer please contact Kim Whitaker @ 678.895.6843 or email us at

Show Love With Your Soles…USED SHOE DRIVE (Feb 21st, 2009)

Youth Groups, Community Organizations, Local Businesses and Individuals…WE NEED YOUR HELP!

During the month of February (2/1 thru 2/21), Healthy Notions, in partnership Family Outreach Ministries International is having a Used Shoe Drive to benefit children in rural Haiti and the Dominican Republic who don’t have shoes.

Without shoes, these children are not allowed to attend school and receive a proper education. By giving used shoes to these boys and girls, not only are they afforded the opportunity to go to school, but the kids can also maintain their health by protecting their feet from cuts, bruises, and life-threatening diseases and illnesses which can be contracted through the feet.

If you’d like to be a part of the “Show Love with Your Soles” Used Shoe Drive, contact Kim Whitaker @ 678.895.6843 or email us at We need volunteers to collect donations leading up to the event on 2/21 and volunteers to donate a few minutes of their time at the final event on 2/21 to help collect donations that will be dropped off.

If you need a collection barrel on site, we can provide that for you. The final event will be held on Saturday 2/21 from 9am to 4pm. We will collect used shoes at Kroger Grocery Store at the Rivermont Station Shopping Ctr., 8465 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta GA 30022 (Intersection of Barnwell and Holcomb Bridge Rd)


You Made a Huge Difference!

Healthy Notions would like to give a heartfelt THANK YOU for caring about those in need.

Through our partnering organizations, proceeds were distributed as gifts in-kind to children in need of warm winter coats in the state of GA.

Partnering Organizations:
Jars of Clay Outreach-Atlanta, GA
Gwinnett Children’s Shelter Inc- Buford GA
Rainbow Village Inc- Norcross GA
Open Door Children’s Home- Rome GA