Good News

January 19th, 2022

2021 Year in Review

PWB Joy of Hope Foundation was started late January 2020 as a way to honor the memory of Parker Wade Burch. 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 past year we added McGinnis Woods Day School and South Forsyth Boys and Girls Lacrosse Team as community partners who helped assist the foundation in several community initiatives.

PWB Joy of Hope Foundation volunteered a total of 45+ hours assisting Meals by Grace in their client choice food pantry.

PWB Joy of Hope Foundation teamed up with The Place of Forsyth to deliver a delicious Easter dinner to 128 patrons.

PWB Joy of Hope Foundation was the Philanthropy Partner for the Spring Institute for the Georgia chapter of HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association). Patrick was able to speak about our mission and vision for the Foundation as well as encourage everyone to live a life of paying it forward and giving back to others.

PWB Joy of Hope Foundation teamed up with T3packaging to donate 192 backpacks to help aid school age children for the 2021-2022 school year.

PWB Joy of Hope Foundation and McGinnis Woods Day School teamed up to help provide the doctors and nurses at Northpoint CHOA Urgent Care and Forsyth CHOA Urgent Care a delicious lunch from The Local Expedition Wood Fired Grill in addition to over 750 individually wrapped snack items and an assortment of encouraging letters thanking the staff members for being our Healthcare Heroes!

With the help of our amazing PWB community, we were able to team up with Shepherd’s Men in preparing 25 welcome baskets for the brave and honorable service men and women who will be receiving care at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta. The SHARE Military Initiative is a comprehensive program that focuses on assessment and treatment for service men and women who have sustained a mild to moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI), along with co-occurring PTSD or other mental health concerns (such as depression or anxiety), from service in post-9/11 conflicts.

With the outpouring love and support from our community, PWB Joy of Hope Foundation was able to donate 165 Thanksgiving boxes to The Place of Forsyth. This generous donation made it possible for 165 families to enjoy a less stressful holiday without trying to figure out how to put a meal on the table. The 2nd annual PWB Joy of Hope Golf Tournament at Bears Best was held in November. We were able to raise an amazing $15,400! Ending the night with the Atlanta Braves winning the World Series made it a very successful day!

PWB Joy of Hope created a Christmas Angel Gift Card Tree in honor of the girls at Jesse’s House and The Place Cottage of Forsyth County. With the generous outpouring of love and support, we were able to gift all 11 residents a gift card tree valued at $200 plus a handmade bracelet for all residents, a bath and body works gift set, tons of toiletry/makeup/stationary items, and a $500 gift card to Dream Dinners.

2021 was a year of love, a year of grace, a year of fulfillment, a year of joy, and a year of hope. Over the past 2 years, we are so very honored and blessed to announce that PWB Joy of Hope Foundation raised an impressive $66,570!!! The impact that we can make upon our community is mind boggling; and that is THANKS to YOU and your generous donations. Thank you to each and every one of you for supporting our foundation. We look forward to sharing our goals for 2022 and continuing to keep Parker’s light shining bright!