PWB
Joy of Hope Foundation

Shining Bright in Your Community

Our Mission
Our Mission

Our Mission

Together with the North Georgia Community Foundation, the PWB Joy of Hope Foundation seeks to inspire hope and promote joy throughout Forsyth County and North Georgia communities. Parker Wade Burch could light up any room. His heart was pure gold, and our wish is to keep our son's light shining bright within our community through spreading joy and hope.

Community

Making A Difference In Your Community

Together, we will make an impact in our local community. Our foundation works with many charities local to North Georgia and Forsyth County, supporting men, women, children, families, and veterans. Your friends and neighbors. Our goal is to inspire joy, hope, and support throughout our community. With your help, we can provide many types of support:

  • Food & Household Items
    Food & Household Items

    Your donation may support families and individuals throughout the community in need of food, household items, or other necessities.

  • Monetary Support
    Monetary Support

    Through our foundation, we aim to provide temporary financial support to community members who need a helping hand or a second chance.

  • Volunteering Time
    Volunteering Time

    If you are unable to donate financially, we welcome the gift of your time. By volunteering with our partner organizations, you improve our community as a whole.

  • Other Support
    Other Support

    Honoring the memory of our son by supporting this community is a blessing, and we will take every opportunity to help those in need.

Community

Help Shine Our Light

PWB Joy of Hope Foundation believes strongly that every donation is important, every dollar and every minute matters, and that your contributions are everything. Our short and long term goals transparently show how we plan to support our community. This is what gives us joy and hope.

Shepperd's Men

$200,000 of $250,000

DONATION GOALS

1. Continue our fundraising efforts with North Georgia Community Foundation (NGCF) in hopes to raise additional capital that can be dispersed into our local community.

2. Continue providing assistance in any form (monetary support, food donations, and/or volunteering time) to Meals by Grace and The Place of Forsyth.

3. Sponsor a Meals by Grace Service Day so that volunteers of all ages can participate in giving back to those in need. PWB Joy of Hope will assist in preparing, packaging, and delivering food to families who have fell on hardship.

4. Provide nourishment to our community and awakening hope by preparing and delivering a delicious Easter dinner to the patrons of The Place of Forsyth. Last year we were able to serve 189 patrons; due to economic inflation we expect that number will increase within our community.

5. Donate a minimum of 200 backpacks to school aged children in need of assistance within Forsyth County Schools in conjunction with The Place of Forsyth. Last year we were able to donate 170 backpacks; due to economic inflation we expect that number will increase within on our community.

6. Donate ALL 400+ Thanksgiving boxes for The Place of Forsyth County. Last year with your help and generous donations we were able to fulfill 200 family boxes and 100 turkeys, so patrons were able to enjoy a less stressful holiday without trying to figure out how to put a meal on the table.

7. Hold our 3rd annual PWB Joy of Hope Golf Tournament to raise money for Make a Wish and grant a wish for a young boy or girl living in Georgia. Last fall we raised $15,400! This year we are hoping that restrictions continue to be lifted so we can reach our full potential this year and witness the love of Make a Wish.

8. Organize an Angel Gift Card Tree for the young ladies at Jesse's House. These gift card donations can be used for the resident’s needs throughout the year. Last year we were able to gift all 10 residents their own Christmas tree with $220 worth of attached gift cards to various locations as well as a handmade bracelet for all residents, a soft cuddly blanket, a gift Bath and Body Works gift set, tons of toiletry/makeup/stationary items, and a $500 donation to go towards an Escape Room experience and dinner afterwards.

$150,000 of $175,000

DONATION GOALS

1. Continue our fundraising efforts with North Georgia Community Foundation (NGCF) in hopes to raise additional capital that can be dispersed into our local community.

2. Continue providing assistance in any form (monetary support, food donations, and/or volunteering time) to Meals by Grace and The Place of Forsyth.

3. Sponsor a Meals by Grace Service Day so that volunteers of all ages can participate in giving back to those in need. PWB Joy of Hope will assist in preparing, packaging, and delivering food to families who have fell on hardship.

4. Provide nourishment to our community and awakening hope by preparing and delivering a delicious Easter dinner to the patrons of The Place of Forsyth. Last year we were able to serve 189 patrons; due to economic inflation we expect that number will increase within our community.

5. Donate a minimum of 200 backpacks to school aged children in need of assistance within Forsyth County Schools in conjunction with The Place of Forsyth. Last year we were able to donate 170 backpacks; due to economic inflation we expect that number will increase within on our community.

6. Donate ALL 400+ Thanksgiving boxes for The Place of Forsyth County. Last year with your help and generous donations we were able to fulfill 200 family boxes and 100 turkeys, so patrons were able to enjoy a less stressful holiday without trying to figure out how to put a meal on the table.

7. Hold our 3rd annual PWB Joy of Hope Golf Tournament to raise money for Make a Wish and grant a wish for a young boy or girl living in Georgia. Last fall we raised $15,400! This year we are hoping that restrictions continue to be lifted so we can reach our full potential this year and witness the love of Make a Wish.

8. Organize an Angel Gift Card Tree for the young ladies at Jesse's House. These gift card donations can be used for the resident’s needs throughout the year. Last year we were able to gift all 10 residents their own Christmas tree with $220 worth of attached gift cards to various locations as well as a handmade bracelet for all residents, a soft cuddly blanket, a gift Bath and Body Works gift set, tons of toiletry/makeup/stationary items, and a $500 donation to go towards an Escape Room experience and dinner afterwards.

Help Us Reach Our Goal

Good News Stories & Community Impact

PWB Light Shines Bright

H O M E To some this word may mean a building or structure that one lives in. While I would agree, HOME meant so much more last night. HOME is where our community came together and honored PWB Joy of Hope Foundation as well as the SUDC Foundation as our local Cumming Water Tower

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2023 Year in Review

2023 Year in Review PWB Joy of Hope Foundation was started late January 2020 as a way to honor the memory of Parker Wade Burch (PWB). At that time, we partnered with 8 very special organizations that allow us to spread Joy and Hope within our community as we keep Parker’s light shining bright. This

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PWB Christmas Gift Baskets for The Place…

PWB Joy of Hope Foundation is truly humbled and blessed to have been able to contribute towards six special Christmas’ for an amazing group of young ladies at The Place Cottage House this Christmas! The Place Cottage, is a local non-profit that that works with females who are 18 to early 20’s who have aged

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