Neighbor in Need
In May 2010, by unanimous community vote, EACA formalized a partnership with Neighbor in Need and extended its model to the entire East Atlanta community. EACA’s initiative will raise funds and complete emergency home repairs for East Atlanta neighbors and leverage pre-existing relationships with Neighbor in Need in East Lake. Over time, EACA’s Neighbor in Need initiative plans to broaden its own network of local business and corporate partners to get the work done.
This initiative is a grassroots, relationship-based, block-by-block effort; if you have a neighbor that might need some help, let us know! Also, if you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact Jeff Whitehouse, Chairperson of EACA’s Neighbor in Need initiative.
All donations to this initiative are tax-deductible, as the East Atlanta Community Association is a tax exempt nonprofit organization, under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Because the East Atlanta Community Association is an all-volunteer organization, all donations go directly to the costs of labor and materials to help out our neighbors in need.
- A donation of $1,000 would help cover a portion of an expensive roof or central AC repair.
- A donation of $500 would help get hot water running again in a Senior’s home.
- A donation of $250 would help a neighbor fix a broken door or window.
Contributing to this initiative is as easy as clicking the DONATE button below. We need your support!
Nancy Carpenter and Marc Takacs – Neighbor in Need
Nancy is originally from Central New York, moved to Atlanta in 1991 to fly south from the cold winters. She worked for GE Capital Credit from 1992 to 2011 in a variety of roles, since then she has moved into a role as a Judicial Assistant for a Judge with the Court of Appeals of Georgia.
Nancy has lived in various intown neighborhoods of Atlanta for the past 25 years as a resident, with the last move to East Atlanta Village in 2001.
Nancy became involved with Neighbor in Need in 2010 which is managed by many neighbors on May Avenue. As an active member of Neighbor in Need, Nancy provides counsel and support in many initiatives as project management and fundraising. Nancy has taken a lead role in some of the fundraisers including the May on May Block Party, NIN Community Yard Sale, and 2x lead for a holiday party benefit with Neighbor in Need as the charity beneficiary, amongst many others.
Neighbor in Need is a wonderful group to work with to benefit assisting our seniors in East Atlanta who have helped build and maintain our area for years is truly rewarding. She thinks of residents as a family member and tries to do everything to help make sure their needs are met.
Nancy also volunteers on EACA and EAV events such as the EAB Festival, EAV Strut, EAV Santa Fest, and other initiatives as opportunity arises. When not busy with work or volunteering, Nancy can be found at Village Fitness.
Nancy is married and proud mama to a Black Lab Cash (A Girl Named Johnny) which was found on Newton around 7 years ago. We love East Atlanta and the wonderful network of friends that we have made. EAV is a wonderful community that we are proud to call home.