When CBS 46’s Alicia Roberts isn’t reporting the news, she’s usually helping the community. We spoke to Alicia about a few charities she’s been involved with where Atlanta residents can lend their time, energy and/or resources to during the holiday season or any time of year. 

Meals on Wheels

“During the holidays, little things go a long way. Growing up, we always partnered with Meals on Wheels to deliver hot meals to families. Something as simple as a home-cooked meal can go a long way.” MealsOnWheelsAtlanta.org

Best Friends

“The Southeast actually has a huge problem with pet overpopulation. Best Friends properly educates the public on spaying and neutering pets, and they find homes for pets as well. They’re really an advocate in the community for some of our furry friends who get forgotten.” BestFriends.org

American Heart Association

“In 2004, my dad passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack. I’ve done a lot of research and advocacy since that happened. Learning the warning signs and taking extra care is something that’s changed my life. I do my best to get the message out there that no one is immune to it.” Heart.org

Miss America Foundation

“I was Miss Philadelphia in 2003, and I still volunteer with the organization. Miss America has been in the headlines as of late, but it is still the world’s largest provider of scholarships for women. It was a wonderful organization for me, that gave me so many years of service.” MissAmericaFoundation.org/scholarships

Big Brothers Big Sisters

I was a Big Sister when I was in Philadelphia. I’ve moved around a lot, but I still advocate for the organization. It’s really just showing that you care for someone. This is a great organization to volunteer for because most of the time it doesn’t cost anything. BBBS.org