Bridgitte Hatfield is a wife, mother, businesswoman, humanitarian and philanthropist. “I am constantly inspired by others and want to do my part by 'Refusing To Do Nothing' to honor my Biblical stewardship. I want my children to notice that random acts of kindness can be in our own zip code or 6,000 miles away. We do not have to be directly affected to do something. Each act of service that we make locally, nationally, or globally, makes a profound ripple effect toward the greater good.”
My favorite way to give back to the community is working locally, nationally and globally.
Locally, I volunteer weekly at public schools. I work in the media center at Crabapple Crossing Elementary School (CCES) and Milton High School. I also organize and implement a monthly themed appreciation event to celebrate the 85 staff members of CCES. I also work with the Junior Beta Club in Roswell.
I volunteer monthly at the Chris180 group home in Atlanta. I make a homemade dinner—from appetizer to dessert—complete with flowers, table setting items, and a host gift. I spend the afternoon and evening with the girls and staff talking, taking pictures, laughing, and encouraging.
Our family is also a licensed foster family and we serve local children from infancy to
12 years old. We currently have two brothers that are under the age of 2.
On a national level, I support and raise money and awareness for Autism Speaks,
Best Buddies International, Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®,
CURE Childhood Cancer, Food Allergy Research & Education®, Feeding America, Atlanta Humane Society, Parkinson’s Foundation, Project Linus, Walk MS®, and
Refuse To Do Nothing.
On a global level, since 2015, I have made and gathered close to 3,000 pillowcase dresses through Pillowcase Dresses for Missions. I added Britches for Boys this past year with the help of Rachel O’Neill from Little Dresses For Africa. These items have gone to eight countries and have been hand-delivered by myself or someone I know personally. The mission began by helping one girl cover her body to aid in achieving confidence and dignity and has exploded into giving to clinics and shelters for the patients to go home in a clean new dress at discharge.
I also make shoe patterns, raise money, provide education about the jiggers parasite, and have been a short-term missionary and on the board of directors for Sole Hope.
I am constantly inspired by others and want to do my part by “Refusing To Do Nothing” to honor my Biblical stewardship. I want my children to notice that random acts of kindness can be in our own zip code or 6,000 miles away. We do not have to be directly affected to do something. Each act of service that we make locally, nationally, or globally, makes a profound ripple effect toward the greater good.
Hatfield resides in Milton, GA with her husband Craig of 23 years, their six children, two foster children and two furry babies.