Community Champions

NeCole Bartlett Regional Team Leader, Georgia MENTOR
Grant Recipients, Habitat for Humanity and Beulah Baptist Church Homeless Street Ministry

For as long as she can remember, community service has been a part of NeCole Bartlett’s life. NeCole’s parents taught her early to be grateful for the gifts she’d been given: a warm home, a loving family, and food on the table. She not only learned to be grateful for those gifts, but has spent nearly her whole life volunteering her time to those who are less fortunate.

The time that NeCole has devoted to her community over the years is staggering: she serves as a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program; has served as a foster parent; twice a month, she volunteers with the special needs program at her local school; she’s currently working with her area Habitat for Humanity to build affordable homes for those living in substandard housing or at risk of becoming homeless. Most notably, however, NeCole is dedicated to reaching out to the homeless in her area, something she’s done since high school. Through the Homeless Street Ministry at the Beulah Baptist Church, she helps provide the homeless with hot meals, clothing and conversation several times a month; the bonds that form from her ministry work is what NeCole finds most rewarding.

In honor of NeCole’s volunteer spirit and hard work, her area Habitat for Humanity and the Beulah Baptist Church Homeless Street Ministry in Decatur, Georgia will each receive a $250 grant from The Foundation.