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Kids help paint the Emmaus House bus stop

Community members of all ages helped with the painting of the Emmaus House bus stop

The Work of Our Hands, Inc. encourages people to “get in touch” with their environment through the experience of working with such things as clay, wood, fabric, and paint. All kinds of people are involved: children, adults and seniors in the inner city, people with mental disabilities, and people from all over Atlanta and beyond. We help support three art centers—The Friendship Center at Holy Comforter Church, the Community Art Project at Emmaus House and the St. Joseph’s Craft Center at Camp Mikell in Toccoa, Georgia. We also hope to support people interested in creative activities at Church of the Common Ground in downtown Atlanta. This kind of hands-on experience transcends differences and nurtures community where life is celebrated and creativity unleashed.

­—Frank K. Allan
Founder of the Work of Our Hands, Inc.

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Common Ground

Common Ground

Church of the Common Ground is a spiritual community for the homeless in Atlanta. The intention of the Church of the Common Ground is and will always be to build relationships with those who live on the margins by being …

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Girl painting at Emmaus House

Emmaus House

The Emmaus House Community Art Program works with people of all ages.Most participants live in the Peoplestown neighborhood of Atlanta, near the Georgia Capitol and Turner Field. The program offers: a Saturday program with 45 youth a Monday program with …

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Weaving at Friendship Center

Friendship Center

The Friendship Center offers programs for people who have mental or developmental disabilities. The Friendship Center is sponsored by Holy Comforter Church, located in the Ormewood Park neighborhood of Atlanta. Its art and garden programs meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays …

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