UPCOMING PROJECTS

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hoben servingDelivering meals to the Homeless on Sundays with Agape Way, 8:45 am – 10:00 am

The Corner of Joseph Lowery Boulevard & Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway N.
902 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, NW (across the street, but for GPS purpose)
Atlanta, GA 30318

Every Sunday – rain or shine – at the corner of Joseph Lowery & Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway N in Atlanta, Georgia.  Volunteers serve approximately 170 people each Sunday a boxed breakfast of hot scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, peanut butter sandwich and fruit.  Volunteers also distribute blankets, & clothing to the poor, needy, & homeless.  Agape Way Ministry is a Christian organization that also shares the gospel with those they serve.  Their mission is to love and share fellowship with people who come from the surrounding community.

Volunteers are asked to please bring a 24 pack of 16-20 ounce water bottles. You are welcome to bring other items to be distributed, such as blankets, hygiene kits, clothing, shoes, sleeping bags, bagged lunches including a sandwich, a snack, fruit, bottled water.  If you do bring donations, please give to the Agape Way staff first as they have a specific protocol they follow. We meet in the liquor store parking lot across from the Shell gas station. This project is best for kids aged 6 and up.

Click here for dates and to sign up to volunteer.

If you would like more information about Agape Way’s program, please click here.

 

woodruff arts center logoSundays at the Woodruff Arts Center, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

The Woodruff Arts Center would like YOU to join our Volunteer Program and be a part of the fun! Being a Volunteer, you will engage Patrons with a welcoming smile and assist them with questions they may have at any of our various events. Now is the time to show off your amazing personality and socialize with visitors from Georgia and around the world. Every Sunday, between 12pm and 4pm, The Woodruff Arts Center hosts CreATL – A Fun Family-Friendly Experience for families to explore, create and have tons of fun. You can be a part of this wonderful interactive family-friendly environment by welcoming guests, sharing stories and engaging with Patrons!

By becoming a member of The Woodruff Arts Center Volunteer Team, you will have the opportunity to explore other exciting volunteer activities throughout the year! Volunteering at The Woodruff Arts Center is an amazing opportunity to share the visual and performing arts in the community as well as inspiring appreciation in everyone!

Parking: Please plan to use MARTA and exit at the Arts Center Station. There will be limited street parking and in the garage under the Arts Center ($12)

All volunteers need to register with the Woodruff Arts Center before signing up:  Click here to learn more and to register as a volunteer.  Click here to read the CreATL Family Fun Day Guide.

For questions regarding specific volunteer positions, email [email protected].

 

Article_237197200A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab at Wesley Woods

1819 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays,  3:00pm-5:00pm

Mondays, Wednesdays,  10:00am-12:00pm

Volunteers will participate in various activities with the residents including reading books, teaching basic computer skills, playing board games, bringing a pet to visit, and even baking & cupcake decorating.  Pets will need to have a current shot record. Volunteers interested should contact:  Kim Beasley,  404-245-4111 or [email protected]

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab at Atlanta

350 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Tuesdays and Thursdays,  10:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-3:00pm

Volunteers will participate in various activities with the residents including reading books, teaching basic computer skills, playing board games, bringing a pet to visit, and even baking & cupcake decorating.  Pets will need to have a current shot record. Volunteers interested should contact:  Kim Beasley,  404-245-4111 or [email protected]

 

packing food boxes for acfbAtlanta Community Food Bank, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30 am – 10:30 am

Atlanta Food Bank Warehouse – Agency Services Office
732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd., NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Atlanta, GA 30318 

The Atlanta Community Food Bank needs early rising volunteer hands on the Grocery Floor. This area of the Food Bank warehouse is The HUB for getting healthy food into our communities. Volunteers will organize supplies and assist Food Bank partner agencies with food selection and vehicle loading. This opportunity does require the ability to stand for long periods and lift up to 25 lbs, at times.  Closed toe shoes are required.  Must be at least 18 years old for this project.

Grocery Floor shifts are now available for registration in the Cervis online system, so please do check it out! Friendly folks can simply call or email Gina Harris to register.

Quick Link to online registration (Cervis): http://bit.ly/1N6XrrG

For more information, contact: Gina Harris, Volunteer Services Manager at 404-892-3333 x1300 or [email protected]

 

blaze swimteamBlazeSports Swim Program (for swimmers with physical disabilities), Saturdays, year-round (divided into 4 seasons), 2pm-4pm, Agnes Scott College

Volunteers are needed to support our young and beginner swimmers in the water. Under the direction of our head coach they will help the swimmers float, take their 1st strokes and gain confidence in the water.  Additional assistance is needed with registration and “tapping” swimmers with visual impairment.

For questions about volunteering or to register with BlazeSports as a volunteer,  please call (404) 270-2000 or email [email protected]

 

9/11 goody bags to 1st respondersSeptember 4-30:  Goody Bags for First Responders.  Any time project.

In honor of all First Responders who sacrificed their lives to help others during the tragic events of 9/11, we suggest you Host a Goody Bag coloring event or letter writing event at home, your school or any where! Set aside just a few minutes to reflect on the memory of September 11th in the days leading up to the Anniversary.  This is a project appropriate for all ages on this National Day of Service.  Goody Bags can include candy, snack bars, fruit snacks, and other treats.  Color the Goody Bags and write a personal note of thanks to the recipient. Deliver the Goody Bags to your local police or fire department throughout the week.

Want to do more with this idea?  Check out Operation Goody Bag’s website for more details.

 

LinkwoodCG-16DavisAcademySeptember 24th, 2016 – National Public Lands Day: BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to maintain an adopted section of the BeltLine.

It’s National Public Lands Day! Pebble Tossers volunteers will be serving our community to promote stewardship of public lands and parks.  Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like weeding our wildflower garden and monitoring our Urban Wildlife Habitat. We will be working on a special National Public Land Day project. For more information on National Public Lands Day, please visit their website.

Our section, NE 9, is located behind the Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 10th Street, NE & Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here to register for September 24th.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

Meals on Wheels DeliverSeptember 24, 2016: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602

Senior Connections needs your help to delivering packaged meals for 2 routes this Saturday.  You will start at Senior Connections to load meals, then deliver the meals and enjoy a short visit with shut ins and other elderly folks in need. While this is a fun project to do with your family or with friends, it provides serious help to shut-ins and elderly residents who may not get the type of nutritious meals that we’ll be providing them.  We have 2 routes with 7-9 households to visit and you do not need to return to Senior Connections after all the meals have been delivered. The number of deliveries will be based on the number of drivers that day.

Click here to register.


kid making dinnerSeptember 29th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd.  ** Note New Address**
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same mu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for September 29th.


cooking teens
October 12th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd.  ** Note New Address**
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same mu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for October 12th.



October 12th, 2016, Make Care Packages with The Packaged Good, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Packaged Good 
5517 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338

The Packaged Good provides a fun, inspirational environment where kids and community groups can decorate and personalize care packages for people in need. Pebble Tossers volunteers have a special time set for the 2nd Thursday of each month to take over The Packaged Good. Volunteers are asked to bring items to stock the shelves: travel sized toiletries: such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Q-tips, lotion, hand sanitizer; pens, pencils, notepads, etc… Volunteers are also asked to contribute $5 per bag towards other supplies and this can be paid at the door. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide needed items to those who need them most: the homeless, veterans, the elderly, and hospitalized children.

This is a drop-in event so feel free to come for part or all of the afternoon.
Click here to register for October 12th.

 


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October 15th: BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine.

We will beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We may also be doing special projects and/or removing invasive plants.  Our section, NE 9, is located next to Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here to register.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

volunteering with seniorsOctober 16th:  Activity Day with Seniors.  2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab
Wesley Woods
1819 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30329

Pebble Tossers volunteers will be painting mini pumpkins as our arts and craft project with seniors. This fun, all-ages project brings together several generations for a fun morning and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood crafts.  Please bring 3-4 mini pumpkins to paint and Pebble Tossers will provide the craft supplies and the finished products will be left for the seniors to display in their rooms.  We become their “Kid Therapy”!

We’ll be visiting with our friends at A.G. Rhodes’ Wesley Woods location. Great project for all ages, families, Home School groups and preschoolers!

Click here for more information and to volunteer on October 16th.


kids making chicken tenders
October 20th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Family Night, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1330 W. Peachtree St. NW, Ste 520 
Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club Family Nights, member families gather monthly for recreational, social and therapeutic activities, encouraging family bonding while grieving.  Family Nights teach families the skills that are necessary to continue building family bonds even when someone is missing in their life.

Kate’s Club is offering a very simple and easy way for individuals, families, or organizations to get involved.  Our Family Orientation and Family Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served.  We have divided each night into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers to provide the same menu item.  In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the clubhouse at (404)347-7619.  Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for October 20th.

Meals on Wheels DeliverOctober 22, 2016: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602

Senior Connections needs your help to delivering packaged meals for 2 routes this Saturday.  You will start at Senior Connections to load meals, then deliver the meals and enjoy a short visit with shut ins and other elderly folks in need. While this is a fun project to do with your family or with friends, it provides serious help to shut-ins and elderly residents who may not get the type of nutritious meals that we’ll be providing them.  We have 2 routes with 7-9 households to visit and you do not need to return to Senior Connections after all the meals have been delivered. The number of deliveries will be based on the number of drivers that day.

Click here to register.


mom and son making dinnerOctober 25th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd.  ** Note New Address**
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same mu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for October 25th.


kids making chicken bitesNovember 3rd, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd.  ** Note New Address**
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same mu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for November 3rd.



November 9th, 2016, Make Care Packages with The Packaged Good, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Packaged Good 
5517 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338

The Packaged Good provides a fun, inspirational environment where kids and community groups can decorate and personalize care packages for people in need. Pebble Tossers volunteers have a special time set for the 2nd Thursday of each month to take over The Packaged Good. Volunteers are asked to bring items to stock the shelves: travel sized toiletries: such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Q-tips, lotion, hand sanitizer; pens, pencils, notepads, etc… Volunteers are also asked to contribute $5 per bag towards other supplies and this can be paid at the door. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide needed items to those who need them most: the homeless, veterans, the elderly, and hospitalized children.

This is a drop-in event so feel free to come for part or all of the afternoon.
Click here to register for November 9th.

 

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KIDS RECYCLE DAY, Saturday, November 12, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

LiveThrive: CHaRM Center
1110 Hill St SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

We invite you to take part in our efforts to raise environmental awareness at your school. Live Thrive Atlanta’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM), in collaboration with Atlanta Public Schools, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, PebbleTossers and Captain Planet, brings you the Plastic Film Challenge of 2016 in honor of Kids Recycle Day!
The goal of the challenge is to be the school to collect the most plastic film of all the participating Atlanta schools. We will calculate the amount based on how many larger plastic bags are filled with the plastic film recyclables your community gathers. Please encourage students, faculty, and staff to play a part in our green dream!
Plastic film is essentially plastic bags and packaging that are clean, dry and empty. Such items include newspaper sleeves, bread bags, cereal liners, product wrap, food storage bags, produce bags, grocery bags, ice bags, dry cleaning bags, pellet bags, case overwrap, packaging air pillows, salt bags, and LDPE/HDPE films.
The contest will take place from November 7 until November 11. Recycling bins will be distributed to and picked up from each participating school. The winning school will receive $350.00 to go towards environmental programs within the school community. Second and third place schools will receive $250.00 and $150.00, respectively, to go towards such environmental programs.
To celebrate contest participants and our collective recycling efforts, CHaRM will host Kid’s Recycle Day on Saturday, November 12 at our center in Grant Park at 1110 Hill Street, where the Plastic Film Challenge winners will be announced. Please share the video with students to inspire them to bring recyclables and items for reuse on Kid’s Recycle Day! (https://vimeo.com/173539828)
Volunteer sign up coming soon.
Let’s unite to teach today’s children how they are a part of everything, and how they can make a difference through simple actions of awareness.


meal for ARMHCNovember 16th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd.  ** Note New Address**
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same mu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for November 16th.


kids making lasagneNovember 17th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Family Night, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1330 W. Peachtree St. NW, Ste 520 
Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club Family Nights, member families gather monthly for recreational, social and therapeutic activities, encouraging family bonding while grieving.  Family Nights teach families the skills that are necessary to continue building family bonds even when someone is missing in their life.

Kate’s Club is offering a very simple and easy way for individuals, families, or organizations to get involved.  Our Family Orientation and Family Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served.  We have divided each night into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers to provide the same menu item.  In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the clubhouse at (404)347-7619.  Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for November 17th.


BeltLine Clean up DayNovember 19th: Family Volunteer Day: BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine.

We will celebrate Family Volunteer Day and join together to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We may also be doing special projects and adding 500 daffodil bulbs to our Daffodil Garden and Urban Wildlife Garden.  Our section, NE 9, is located next to Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Sign up coming soon.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 


cooking teens
December 6th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd.  ** Note New Address**
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same mu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for December 6th.



December 7th, 2016, Make Care Packages with The Packaged Good, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Packaged Good 
5517 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338

The Packaged Good provides a fun, inspirational environment where kids and community groups can decorate and personalize care packages for people in need. Pebble Tossers volunteers have a special time set for the 2nd Thursday of each month to take over The Packaged Good. Volunteers are asked to bring items to stock the shelves: travel sized toiletries: such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Q-tips, lotion, hand sanitizer; pens, pencils, notepads, etc… Volunteers are also asked to contribute $5 per bag towards other supplies and this can be paid at the door. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide needed items to those who need them most: the homeless, veterans, the elderly, and hospitalized children.

This is a drop-in event so feel free to come for part or all of the afternoon.
Click here to register for December 7th.


kids helping make dinnerDecember 15th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Family Night, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1330 W. Peachtree St. NW, Ste 520 
Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club Family Nights, member families gather monthly for recreational, social and therapeutic activities, encouraging family bonding while grieving.  Family Nights teach families the skills that are necessary to continue building family bonds even when someone is missing in their life.

Kate’s Club is offering a very simple and easy way for individuals, families, or organizations to get involved.  Our Family Orientation and Family Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served.  We have divided each night into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers to provide the same menu item.  In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the clubhouse at (404)347-7619.  Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for December 15th.

 

bundled up volunteer on belittlingDecember 17th: BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine.

We will beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We may also be doing special projects and/or removing invasive plants.  Our section, NE 9, is located next to Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Sign up coming soon.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

 

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Mask Making at My Sister's HouseSeptember 23, 2016, Activity Night with the kids at Atlanta Mission, 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Atlanta Mission: My Sister’s House
921 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Pebble Tossers volunteers will provide a fun, friendly, and interactive activity night for the youth residents at My Sister’s House. Atlanta Mission Women’s and Children’s services are provided at My Sister’s House, a 264 bed facility that offers overnight and residential care for homeless women and women with children.  Activities can include: board games, movies, or arts & crafts. Our group will have 10 youth volunteers and at least 4 adults.  If you would like to lead this project, please contact Jen at [email protected]

Click here to register for September 23rd.

Article_237197200September 18, 2016: Activity Day with Seniors  2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab
Wesley Woods
1819 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30329

Pebble Tossers volunteers will work on a small arts and craft project with seniors. This fun, all-ages project brings together several generations for a fun morning and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood crafts.  Pebble Tossers will provide all the craft supplies and the finished products will be left for the seniors to display in their rooms.  We become their “Kid Therapy”!

We’ll be visiting with our friends at A.G. Rhodes’ Wesley Woods location. Great project for all ages, families, Home School groups and preschoolers!

Click here to sign up to volunteer on September 18th.


kids helping make dinnerSeptember 15th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Family Night, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1330 W. Peachtree St. NW, Ste 520 
Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club Family Nights, member families gather monthly for recreational, social and therapeutic activities, encouraging family bonding while grieving.  Family Nights teach families the skills that are necessary to continue building family bonds even when someone is missing in their life.

Kate’s Club is offering a very simple and easy way for individuals, families, or organizations to get involved.  Our Family Orientation and Family Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served.  We have divided each night into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers to provide the same menu item.  In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the clubhouse at (404)347-7619.  Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for September 15th.

 

 

2016-run-logo-RIPPLERUNSeptember 10, 2016 – Pebble Tossers 2nd Annual RIPPLE RUN 5K/1M + Nonprofit Expo, 8:00 am

Brook Run Park,  N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody GA, 30338

The 2nd Annual Pebble Tossers RIPPLE RUN 5K/1M & Nonprofit Expo is a highly motivational, action packed, and FUN Service Event where children and families learn how to become active participants in our community. Through engaging hands-on activities, kids are given the exposure to new organizations so they can make a difference in our community. The event will be a meaningful way to celebrate the National Day of Service in commemoration of  9/11 with community service, family togetherness, and a healthy lifestyle.

There will be a 5K (which will be a certified Peachtree Qualifier) and a 1 mile fun run/walk (stroller & dog friendly). The Nonprofit Expo at the end of the race will feature 25 nonprofits and they will be hosting their own mini-service projects related to their missions. Held in the City of Dunwoody’s Brook Run Park, this exciting, family experience is like none other.  In addition, volunteers who have received the President’s Volunteer Service Award will be recognized and receive awards.

Entry fees: $25/adults, $10/kids 12 & under. (Registration fees go up September 1st)

Your help is needed!  Join our Race Committee to help solicit sponsors, promote the event, form a team to race, work the morning of the event and much more!

Click here for more information on the many ways to volunteer for this awesome event.

Sign Up Now!

CLICK HERE FOR 2015 RACE RESULTS

2016 Nonprofits Attending:

  • A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab
  • Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Catholic Charities Atlanta
  • Christ Child Society
  • Creating Connected Communities
  • drawchange
  • Homeless at Heart
  • GivingPoint
  • HandsOn Atlanta’s GenerationOn
  • Kate’s Club
  • Live Thrive
  • Malachi’s Storehouse
  • Mike’s Angels
  • OMG Foundation
  • Pebble Tossers
  • Power My Learning
  • Strong4Life
  • Super Science Kids
  • A Touch of Warmth Foundation
  • The Packaged Good
  • Woodruff Arts Center

 

 

packing food boxes for acfbSeptember 8th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd.  ** Note New Address**
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same mu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for September 8th.

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September 8th, 2016, Make Care Packages with The Packaged Good, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Packaged Good 
5517 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338

The Packaged Good provides a fun, inspirational environment where kids and community groups can decorate and personalize care packages for people in need. Pebble Tossers volunteers have a special time set for the 2nd Thursday of each month to take over The Packaged Good. Volunteers are asked to bring items to stock the shelves: travel sized toiletries: such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Q-tips, lotion, hand sanitizer; pens, pencils, notepads, etc… Volunteers are also asked to contribute $5 towards other supplies and this can be paid at the door. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide needed items to those who need them most: the homeless, veterans, the elderly, and hospitalized children.

This is a drop-in event so feel free to come for part or all of the afternoon.
Click here to register for September 8th.

 

Book reading at My Sisters HouseAugust 26, 2016, Activity Night with the kids at Atlanta Mission, 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Atlanta Mission: My Sister’s House
921 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Pebble Tossers volunteers will provide a fun, friendly, and interactive activity night for the youth residents at My Sister’s House. Atlanta Mission Women’s and Children’s services are provided at My Sister’s House, a 264 bed facility that offers overnight and residential care for homeless women and women with children.  Activities can include: board games, movies, or arts & crafts. Our group will have 10 youth volunteers and at least 4 adults.  If you would like to lead this project, please contact Jen at [email protected]

Click here to register for August 26th.

kids making bbqAugust 23rd, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd.  ** Note New Address**
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same mu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for August 23rd.
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August 11th, 2016, Make Care Packages with The Packaged Good, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Packaged Good 
5517 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338

The Packaged Good provides a fun, inspirational environment where kids and community groups can decorate and personalize care packages for people in need. Pebble Tossers volunteers have a special time set for the 2nd Thursday of each month to take over The Packaged Good. Volunteers are asked to bring items to stock the shelves: travel sized toiletries: such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Q-tips, lotion, hand sanitizer; pens, pencils, notepads, etc… Volunteers are also asked to contribute $5 towards other supplies and this can be paid at the door. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide needed items to those who need them most: the homeless, veterans, the elderly, and hospitalized children.

This is a drop-in event so feel free to come for part or all of the afternoon.
Click here to register for August 11th.

 


cooking teens
August 11th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd.  ** Note New Address**
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same mu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for August 11th.


kids making chicken tenders
August 18th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Family Night, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1330 W. Peachtree St. NW, Ste 520 
Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club Family Nights, member families gather monthly for recreational, social and therapeutic activities, encouraging family bonding while grieving.  Family Nights teach families the skills that are necessary to continue building family bonds even when someone is missing in their life.

Kate’s Club is offering a very simple and easy way for individuals, families, or organizations to get involved.  Our Family Orientation and Family Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served.  We have divided each night into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers to provide the same menu item.  In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the clubhouse at (404)347-7619.  Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for August 18th.


12039374035_78c7abce05_oAugust 20, 2016: BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine. This project is a great way to start the school year. Bring your sports team or club for a fun bonding experience!

We will beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We may also be doing special projects and/or removing invasive plants.  Our section, NE 9, is located next to Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here to register to volunteer on August 20th.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

Article_237197200August 21, 2016: Activity Day with Seniors  2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab
Wesley Woods
1819 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30329

Pebble Tossers volunteers will work on a small arts and craft project with seniors. This fun, all-ages project brings together several generations for a fun morning and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood crafts.  Pebble Tossers will provide all the craft supplies and the finished products will be left for the seniors to display in their rooms.  We become their “Kid Therapy”!

We’ll be visiting with our friends at A.G. Rhodes’ Wesley Woods location. Great project for all ages, families, Home School groups and preschoolers!

Click here to sign up to volunteer on August 21st.


jleslies-son-with-slsk-bag
June 1- July 30, 2016, SmartLunch, SmartKid Lunch Donation Program

More than one million school children in Georgia receive free or reduced-price lunch, a crucial meal that disappears in the summer. Smart Lunch, Smart Kid mobilizes communities to ensure that these children are fed by taking lunch to them in their neighborhoods, as well as providing enrichment activities and mentoring opportunities. Since our inaugural summer in 2012, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid has served more than half a million lunches, with a goal of 250,000 in 2015.

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid begins on June 1. Volunteers are needed each day and can sign up below to provide as few as 50 or as many as 10,000 lunches! We also need donations of nonperishable lunch items, books and funds.

Pebble Tossers volunteers have worked for 4 years with Smart Lunch, Smart Kid and have made an incredible difference! This is a great family, neighborhood, teen activity.  You can make lunches and also distribute them directly to the kids in need.

The following are priority days when volunteers are especially needed:

June 6, 10, 20, 24, 28*     (We have over 5,000 lunches to deliver on June 28th!)
July 1, 6, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 29
August 1, 3, 5

Click here to view the summer schedule and to sign up to volunteer.

If you would like to distribute lunches, click here to view the Distribution Locations and coordinators. You will need to contact them directly to coordinate dates.

 

IMG_3569July 16 and 30: Lift Up Atlanta:Making Lunches for At-risk kids, 11:00 am – 1:00pm

All Saints Lutheran Church
722 Rockbridge Rd, SW
Lilburn, GA 30047

Help Lift Up Atlanta meet their goal of making 2500 lunches for children in need this summer. The volunteers always have a lot of fun while providing great lunches for the kids. Donations are needed of:  bread, peanut butter, jelly, fruit cups, juice boxes, etc…

Volunteers will meet at All Saints Lutheran Church Activity Center, 722 Rockbridge Rd SW, Lilburn, GA.

Click this link to sign up:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4caeab2fa64-volunteers13

 

kids making yummy dinnerJuly 21st, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Family Night, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd.  
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club Family Nights, member families gather monthly for recreational, social and therapeutic activities, encouraging family bonding while grieving.  Family Nights teach families the skills that are necessary to continue building family bonds even when someone is missing in their life.

Kate’s Club is offering a very simple and easy way for individuals, families, or organizations to get involved.  Our Family Orientation and Family Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served.  We have divided each night into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers to provide the same menu item.  In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the clubhouse at (404)347-7619.  Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for July 21st.

 

Ansley & AaliyahJuly 22, 2016, Activity Night with the kids at Atlanta Mission, 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Atlanta Mission: My Sister’s House
921 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Pebble Tossers volunteers will provide a fun, friendly, and interactive activity night for the youth residents at My Sister’s House. Atlanta Mission Women’s and Children’s services are provided at My Sister’s House, a 264 bed facility that offers overnight and residential care for homeless women and women with children.  Activities can include: board games, movies, or arts & crafts. Our group will have 10 youth volunteers and at least 4 adults. The minimum age for this project is 11 years old. If you would like to lead this project, please contact Jen at [email protected]

Click here to volunteer for July 22nd.

 

Meals on Wheels DeliverJuly 23, 2016: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602

Senior Connections needs your help to delivering packaged meals for 3 routes this Saturday.  You will start at Senior Connections to load meals, then deliver the meals and enjoy a short visit with shut ins and other elderly folks in need. While this is a fun project to do with your family or with friends, it provides serious help to shut-ins and elderly residents who may not get the type of nutritious meals that we’ll be providing them.  We have 3 routes with 7-9 households to visit and you do not need to return to Senior Connections after all the meals have been delivered. The number of deliveries will be based on the number of drivers that day. There is the possibility the project may be filled, please call early.

To volunteer for this project EMAIL or CALL Allison Glass at [email protected] or 404-488-6167.  When calling, you must state that you are a Pebble Tossers volunteer.  


kids helping make dinner
July 27th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd.  
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same mu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for July 27th.

 

Meals on Wheels DeliverJuly 30, 2016: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602

Senior Connections needs your help to delivering packaged meals for 10 routes this Saturday.  You will start at Senior Connections to load meals, then deliver the meals and enjoy a short visit with shut ins and other elderly folks in need. While this is a fun project to do with your family or with friends, it provides serious help to shut-ins and elderly residents who may not get the type of nutritious meals that we’ll be providing them.  We have 10 routes with 7-9 households to visit and you do not need to return to Senior Connections after all the meals have been delivered. The number of deliveries will be based on the number of drivers that day. There is the possibility the project may be filled, please call early.

To volunteer for this project EMAIL or CALL Allison Glass at [email protected] or 404-488-6167.  When calling, you must state that you are a Pebble Tossers volunteer.  

Meals on Wheels DeliverJuly 16, 2016: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602

Senior Connections needs your help to delivering packaged meals for 2 routes this Saturday.  You will start at Senior Connections to load meals, then deliver the meals and enjoy a short visit with shut ins and other elderly folks in need. While this is a fun project to do with your family or with friends, it provides serious help to shut-ins and elderly residents who may not get the type of nutritious meals that we’ll be providing them.  We have 2 routes with 7-9 households to visit and you do not need to return to Senior Connections after all the meals have been delivered. The number of deliveries will be based on the number of drivers that day. There is the possibility the project may be filled, please call early.

To volunteer for this project EMAIL or CALL Allison Glass at [email protected] or 404-488-6167.  When calling, you must state that you are a Pebble Tossers volunteer.  

 

volunteering with seniorsJuly 17th:  Game Day with Seniors.  2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab
Wesley Woods
1819 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30329

Pebble Tossers volunteers will play different board games with seniors. This fun, all-ages project brings together several generations for a fun morning and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood games.  Feel free to bring your favorite board or card game to share.   We become their “Kid Therapy”!

We’ll be visiting with our friends at A.G. Rhodes’ Wesley Woods location. Great project for all ages, families, Home School groups and preschoolers!

Click here for more information and to sign up to volunteer on July 17th.

belt line clean upsJuly 16th: BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine.

We will beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We may also be doing special projects and/or removing invasive plants.  Our section, NE 9, is located next to Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here to register to volunteer on the 16th.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

IMG_4805June 6 – July 15th, CYD SummerQUEST to Fight Summer Learning Loss

The Howard School
1192 Foster St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Want to be a super hero? Join Create Your Dreams “Dream Team” and help to fight summer learning loss! Volunteers are needed to assist with CYD’s academic summer camp – SummerQuest. This camp is six weeks for rising 5th and 7th graders to embark on a quest for adventure and knowledge. Throughout the six weeks volunteers will assist in providing fun, hands-on math and reading enrichment activities while strengthening students’ academic skills. Camp is Monday through Friday from 10am -2pm. For specific dates and to sign up please click here. For additional questions, please contact Daren Grainger [email protected]

Why are we concerned about summer learning loss? Watch this 2 minute video to learn why!

Camp Schedule:

  • June 6-10
  • June 13-17
  • June 20-24
  • June 27-July 1
  • July 5-8
  • July 11-15

Volunteer Training Dates: 

  • Tuesday, May 31 from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, June 2 from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm

Prior to attending a volunteer training session, PLEASE click here to fill out CYD’s volunteer application and waiver.

 


kids helping make dinner
June 29th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd.  
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same mu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for June 29th.

Article_237197200June 16th-21th, 2016, A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab: Cobb

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab: Cobb Location
900 Wylie Rd. SE
Marietta, GA 30067

Teen or adult volunteers are needed any days between June 16-24 and assist the staff with fun activities as the Activity Director will be on vacation. Each day volunteers will be able to work with residents for different activities.

Weekday options:  mornings from 9:00-12:00 and/or afternoons from 2:00-4:30/5:00.  Saturday, 6/18, volunteers will be assisting from 2:00-4:00 with BINGO!

Please contact Kim Beasley,  404-245-4111 or [email protected]

 
kids making chicken tenders
June 21st, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Family Night, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd.  
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club Family Nights, member families gather monthly for recreational, social and therapeutic activities, encouraging family bonding while grieving.  Family Nights teach families the skills that are necessary to continue building family bonds even when someone is missing in their life.

Kate’s Club is offering a very simple and easy way for individuals, families, or organizations to get involved.  Our Family Orientation and Family Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served.  We have divided each night into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers to provide the same menu item.  In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the clubhouse at (404)347-7619.  Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for June 21st.

 


beltline clean upJune 18th: BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine.

We will beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We may also be doing special projects and/or removing invasive plants.  Our section, NE 9, is located next to Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here for more information and to sign up to volunteer.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

refugee soccer tournamentJune 18th, 2016 World Refugee Day – Soccer Tournament, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Clarkston Community Center 
3701 College Avenue  
Clarkston, GA 30021

On World Refugee Day in Georgia, the community will gather to raise awareness about issues affecting refugees here in Atlanta and across the state, celebrate the contributions of new Americans in our communities, and foster collaboration.  We will celebrate World Refugee Day in Clarkston on June 18th and we will need lots of volunteers to help make things run smoothly. It is a fun day, lots to see and do. Food, games and entertainment.
If you would like to participate as a volunteer for World Refugee Day, please Click here to view the different volunteers opportunities during the day.

2016_Summe_Fun_Festival_flyer-232x300June 18, 2016, Lift Up Atlanta’s Summer Fun Festival, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join Lift Up Atlanta at their 3rd Annual Summer Fun Festival for some old fashion summer fun and help local at-risk families at the same time.  This event is their major collection time for school supplies for children in need so we are asking that all volunteers and those attending the Festival bring school supplies to donate.

Items Needed:

  • New Backpacks
  • No. 2 pencils (Stick with this classic to avoid classroom competition)
  • Colored pencils
  • A pencil sharpener (hand-held with a top to collect shavings)
  • A large pink eraser (The old-fashioned ones do the best erasing.)
  • Ballpoint pens
  • A box of crayons
  • Water-based markers
  • Spiral-bound or composition notebooks
  • Loose-leaf notebook paper
  • A three-ring binder
  • Pocket folders
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards, ruled and unruled (for making ash cards)
  • Construction paper
  • A ruler with English and metric measurements
  • Glue sticks
  • A stapler
  • Scissors (blunt ended for younger kids, pointed for older ones)
  • We will also be accepting gift cards for purchase of school outts and shoes

Volunteers are needed throughout the day for several shifts to help run games, work in the Kids Fun Zone, set up, clean up and much more!

Click here to learn more and register to volunteer on June 18th.

Click here for the flyer.

IMG_0601June 10, 2016, Activity Night with the kids at Atlanta Mission, 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Atlanta Mission: My Sister’s House
921 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Pebble Tossers volunteers will provide a fun, friendly, and interactive activity night for the youth residents at My Sister’s House. Atlanta Mission Women’s and Children’s services are provided at My Sister’s House, a 264 bed facility that offers overnight and residential care for homeless women and women with children.  Activities can include: board games, movies, or arts & crafts. Our group will have 10 youth volunteers and at least 4 adults. Minimum age to volunteer for this project is 11 years old.

Click here for more information and to volunteer on June 10th.

 

volunteering with seniorsJune 12th:  Activity Day with Seniors.  2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab
Wesley Woods
1819 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30329

Pebble Tossers volunteers will work on a small arts and craft project with seniors. This fun, all-ages project brings together several generations for a fun morning and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood crafts.  Pebble Tossers will provide all the craft supplies and the finished products will be left for the seniors to display in their rooms.  We become their “Kid Therapy”!

We’ll be visiting with our friends at A.G. Rhodes’ Wesley Woods location. Great project for all ages, families, Home School groups and preschoolers!

Click here for more information and to volunteer on June 12th.

 

Youth Voices: Changing Narratives and Engaging Youth Webinar

Tuesday, June 7 at 9:30am Eastern

Many have identified that the global conversation about youth is too often missing the voices of youth. Organizations that support youth understand the importance of helping youth tell their stories, but do we do so in dynamic ways that maximize impact? Join RTI International, The GroundTruth Project, Education for Employment, and the National Journal in an important conversation on effective storytelling.  This is best suited for educators or our nonprofit partners working with youth.

Click here to register for the webinar.


sisters making pizzaJune 7th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd.  
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same mu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for June 7th.

 

NTD 2014 volunteersJune 4, 2016, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm – National Trails Day at Kennesaw Mountain

900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr,
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Meet just inside the gate and look for REI signs.
Click here for map

For the 5th year in a row, Pebble Tossers will join with REI and the National Park Service to volunteer for National Trails Day. Volunteers will work to clear & maintain trails, remove invasive plants, and repair signage. Young volunteers will work with Pebble Tossers teen volunteers and work on a special age-appropriate service project and also create nature-based crafts like – pinecone bird feeders and leaf rubbings.

This year, our stewardship project will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and we will participating with National Park Service in the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield. We will need a lot of hands to help with Trail Maintenance and there will be ample work for all ages and abilities. The first 150 registered participants will receive an REI Volunteer t-shirt as well as an REI coupon. A small lunch will be provided after the project. Some snacks will be available, but you may want to bring some of your own along with water and a reusable water bottle. Volunteers should bring work gloves and wear long pants as well as closed toed shoes. Any participant with bee sting allergies should bring their Epipen.

This Project is Full

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

youth volunteers

tto_stack_lightbgs-tag2June 3-5, Woodruff Arts Center: TODDLER TAKEOVER

The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art re proud to present the third annual TODDLER TAKEOVER, an arts festival for the very young, June 3-5, 2016, at the Woodruff Arts Center.  This one of a kind experience for children from birth through 5 years old will feature performances of six original productions of the Alliance Theatre for the Very Young, the return of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Music for the Very Young, infant and toddler tours, art-making at the High Museum of Art, and much more.

Please volunteer your time, energy and passion in connecting the Arts to Toddlers! All volunteers need to register with the Woodruff Arts Center before signing up:  Click here to learn more and to register as a volunteer.  Be sure to indicate that you are with Pebble Tossers and interested in the Toddler Takeover.

For questions or more details, email [email protected].

Details to join in the event:

Adult Day Pass: $30
Big Kid Day Pass (for children 6–17 years old): $5
Very Young Day Pass (0–5 years old): Free

For inquiries and assistance with ticketing, please call the box office at 404-733-5000 or visit during hours below:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Saturday: Noon – 6 pm
Sunday: Noon – 5 pm
On event nights the Box office will remain open until showtime

To purchase tickets online , visit www.alliancetheatre.org/toddlertakeover

ALLIANCE THEATRE : Lil Yogis – Yoga Classes for the Very Young; Parents and Tots Workshops; Family Storytelling Workshops; Alliance Theatre for Youth and Families performance – Pancakes, Pancakes!(pre-registration required) ; Inspired Play Space;  Babies in Space* : Roob and Noob *;  From Head to Toe *;  Little Raindrop Songs *;  Play the Play with Cat the Cat* ;  The Lizard & El Sol*;  Waiting for Balloon*

*Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young performances,  pre-registration is required.

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  :  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Discovery Zone ; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music for the Very Young: Peter and the Wolf  (pre-registration required)

HIGH MUSEUM OF ART : I See a Story: The Art of Eric Carle; Eric Carle Movies – The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories; Infant and Toddler Tours; Toddler Art Making; Tiovivo: Whimsical Sculptures by Jaime Hayon; Eric Carle Story times


cooking teensMay 25th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd.  
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same mu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for May 25th.

 

clipping bushes during BeltLine BeautificationMay 21st: BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine.

We will beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism. We be moving 2 piles of illegally dumped mulch, so if you have hard rakes, please bring them. Our section, NE 9, is located next to Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 Monroe Drive. There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee. We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water. Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray. We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags. You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant. All ages welcome.

Click here to register for this project.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

mom and son making dinnerMay 19th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Family Night, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd.  
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club Family Nights, member families gather monthly for recreational, social and therapeutic activities, encouraging family bonding while grieving.  Family Nights teach families the skills that are necessary to continue building family bonds even when someone is missing in their life.

Kate’s Club is offering a very simple and easy way for individuals, families, or organizations to get involved.  Our Family Orientation and Family Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served.  We have divided each night into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers to provide the same menu item.  In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the clubhouse at (404)347-7619.  Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for May 19th.

20150328_103540May 14, 2016, Preparing Meals for Meals on Wheels, 8:30: am – 12:30 pm

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602

 This project includes meal packing, bread wrapping, box taping, and all other aspects of kitchen duties including dishes and clean-up. Senior Connections produces almost 2,500 meals every weekday for delivery to seniors and the meals prepared on Saturday assist the weekday workers. Volunteers must be age 12 & up.  Great time for hairnets!  Register early, this project always fills up quickly.

 

Pebble Tossers with seniorsMay 7th, 2016, Mother’s Day Celebration at A.G. Rhodes,  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab – Cobb
900 Wylie Rd. SE
Marietta, GA 30067
770-427-8727

Volunteers will assist in setting up for the Mother’s Day Tea, help transport residents to the event, provide friendly company and conversation to the residents, and help with a special Mother’s Day craft, then assist with taking the residents back to their rooms and cleaning up. Please contact Kim Beasley at [email protected] or 404-245-4111 to volunteer. Make sure you say you’re a Pebble Tosser volunteer.

 

kids activityMay 7th, 2016 – Youth United: Activity Kit Making, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

63 Auburn Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303

 Youth United is a program of the United Way of Greater Atlanta and will have a launch party/kick-off service project on Saturday, May 7th from 10am-1pm at the newly renovated 63 Auburn space. There will be a food truck for lunch, a D.J., a selfie wall, games, prizes, t-shirts, and more! The group will be assembling and decorating snack packs filled with toys, activities, and food, for children facing hunger- a project that aligns with our summer Silence the Growl initiative.
Click here to register for Youth United.


Arthritis Walk VolunteersMay 7th, 2016 – Arthritis Foundation’s “Walk to Cure Arthritis”, 7:30 am – 11:00 am

Concourse Office Park
Concourse Parkway
5 Concourse Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30328

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis. They work to change lives by helping people gain access to the critical medications necessary to live full, healthy lives and funding research that provides better treatments today and promises a cure for tomorrow. The event features a three-mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs – dogs get arthritis too!

The Arthritis Foundation has been fighting juvenile arthritis and supporting families for more than 60 years. Every year they invest more than $4.5 million in outreach and JA-specific research that advances treatments and will lead to a cure. There is no cure for juvenile arthritis and more that 6,500 kids in Georgia suffer from JA.

In support of finding a cure, Pebble Tossers volunteers are needed as Greeters, Route Cheerleaders, Working the Doggie Den, Passing out t-shirts, Passing out snacks and water, Staffing Kids Area: craft & activity booths, face painting, and much more!

Click here for more information and to register for this event.

 

March 1 – April 30th: Writing Letters to Soldiers Campaign, #GYSD

Operation Gratitude / CA Army National Guard
Attn: Angel Cuevas
17330 Victory Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Our troops say the most cherished items in the packages are the personal letters of appreciation from Americans. It will only take 5 minutes out of your day to write a letter, but it will bring joy to our troops that will last a lifetime.

WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT
Keep your message upbeat and positive. Be thankful– share a little bit of yourself. Ask questions; however, do not discuss death or killing. Avoid politics completely and religious in excess. It is all about appreciation and respect. Ask yourself: Will this letter bring a smile to someone’s face?

MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION
-Sample salutations: Dear Hero, Dear Brave One
-Include your own mail or email so recipients can choose to reply
STUDENTS: Use first name only plus teacher’s name/classroom and school address
TEACHERS: Use your name and contact information on students letters
-No stamps or envelopes are needed
-Hand Written letters or cards are most appreciated
-No glitter please
-All letters will be screened – please do not seal envelopes.
-Send multiple letters together in one large mailing envelope or box.
-If you do not receive a reply from a Service Member, do not be discouraged. Remember: Our troops are busy!
-When you do receive responses, please screen the letters before giving to your students.

Click for:  Letter Writing Flyer and Letter Writing For Teachers

WOUNDED WARRIORS PROGRAM
Operation Gratitude sends special packages to Wounded service members who are recovering in Military hospitals and/or Wounded Warrior Transition Units.  If you would like to send letters specifically for our wounded heroes, please send them in a separate envelope marked: Wounded Warriors.

NEW RECRUITS PROGRAM
Recruit Care PackagesThey also have a “Recruit” Care Package program to thank the newest members of the Military for stepping forward and devoting the next several years of their life in service to our nation.

MAIL LETTERS BY APRIL 28TH TO ARRIVE BY APRIL 30TH
Operation Gratitude / CA Army National Guard
Attn: Angel Cuevas
17330 Victory Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91406

adaptive soccerApril 23rd and 30th: Adaptive Soccer Assistants. 8:45 am – 9:45 am

Waller Park Gym
250 Oak Street
Roswell, GA 3007

Georgia Soccer’s Adaptive Soccer Program is coming up and in need of volunteers.  Volunteers serve buddies for the children and assist them during the program. Soccer skills are not required for this, just being good with kids and patient with their differences is needed. We ask that only children 12 and older volunteer, we do have some kids that require a little more attention than others and so we do ask that we have at least ½ of our volunteers be adults each session.

The program is for children with disabilities who range in age from 5-12. In the past programs, most of the children have some sort of Autism. The Autism scale is very large but most of the kids have wondering attentions and need help focusing on the soccer task, even if it is just kicking into the goal or passing the ball or dribbling. Some of the kids do not talk but can understand what you say. Some kids may make loud noises from time to time and some love to hug and give high fives and clap. Some of the kids may have a physical disability too. They are typically very happy kids and are a joy to be around.  8 volunteers for each class (ages 12+ unless accompanied by an adult)

Click here to register for this project.

 

feed the hungry box packingWednesday & Thursday, April 13 & 14, Feed the Hungry – Action Ministries, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Action Ministries Feed the Hungry
2160 Hills Ave, Suite F
Atlanta, GA 30318

Action Ministries Feed the Hungry partners with schools, churches, corporations and civic organizations to build food boxes for local residents in need. Thanks to life-changers like you in our community, Feed the Hungry provides over 1,000,000 meals and distributes 25,000 – 27,500 food boxes to families annually. Feed the Hungry relies solely on volunteers to build food boxes with items supplied by our generous partners. Each box contains enough food to feed a family of four for several days. Typical activities include: adding food to boxes as they roll down a conveyor, inspecting food for quality, sorting food and breaking down boxes for recycling.  For any questions on this project, please contact Shakura Conoly, program director at 404-886-2494 or [email protected] or click this document to read more: Feed the Hungry Food Boxes_Volunteer Info_2016

Click here to register on Wednesday, April 13th.

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Global Youth Service Day April 15-17

KIDS RECYCLE DAY, Sat., April 16, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

LiveThrive: CHaRM Center
1110 Hill St SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is the largest service event in the world that activates and celebrates the millions of children and youth who find their voice, take action, and have an impact on vital issues. Pebble Tossers was selected to serve as a Lead Agency by Youth Service America.  We will partner with LiveThrive to host Kids Recycle Day and this event will engage kids from schools all over Metro Atlanta.

If you would like to join our Committee to engage schools, local communities, kids, scout troops, youth groups, etc. Please contact Jen at [email protected] There will be three volunteer shifts on Saturday, April 16, 2016:  8:00 am – 10:00 am, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  Volunteers will receive training on how to accept donated items and learn how the recycling processes for the different materials.  Click here to volunteer for one (or all of the shifts).

Kids Recycle Day features a week long event ending on Saturday, April 16 to recycle those hard to recycle materials such as paint, equipment, styrofoam, plastic toys, etc…  Past Kids Recycle Days have collected: 1000 books collected, a 55 gallon drum filled with batteries, 20,000 pounds of electronics, 1 pod of clothing and shoes, 20 gallons of crayons, 600 pounds of paper, and 20 bikes.

nadine-abdel-rahim-1st-place-3-5We will work with schools to promote an Illustrated Poetry Contest asking kids to submit an illustrated poem with a recycling theme.

Write and illustrate a poem using the theme: “Reuse & Recycle”. Poems must be no more than 40 words and written in one of the following styles: haiku, limerick, ode, ABC poem, free verse, end rhyme, and blank verse. Participants are encouraged to explore topics related to: Recycling – Reusing items – Repurposing items – Environmental awareness – Composting – Trash to Treasure.  Top finalists and winners will be displayed at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival EcoVillage on April 9th and 10th.

Click here for all the details regarding the Illustrated Poetry Contest.

IMG_5548April 17, 2016, GYSD Activity with Seniors, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab
Wesley Woods
1819 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30329

Volunteers will be decorating flower pots with the residents of A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab. We’ll be adding dirt and a flower to the pot for them to place in their room. We’ll also be spending time talking with the seniors and sharing stories to brighten up their day. This is a wonderful all-ages project for families, preschoolers and elementary aged students.

Click here for more information and to register to volunteer on April 17th.


kids helping make dinnerApril 19th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd.  
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same mu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for April 19th.


kid making dinner April 21st, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Family Night, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd.  
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club Family Nights, member families gather monthly for recreational, social and therapeutic activities, encouraging family bonding while grieving.  Family Nights teach families the skills that are necessary to continue building family bonds even when someone is missing in their life.

Kate’s Club is offering a very simple and easy way for individuals, families, or organizations to get involved.  Our Family Orientation and Family Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served.  We have divided each night into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers to provide the same menu item.  In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the clubhouse at (404)347-7619.  Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for April 21st.

craft nightApril 22, 2016, Activity Night with the kids at Atlanta Mission, 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Atlanta Mission: My Sister’s House
921 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Pebble Tossers volunteers will provide a fun, friendly, and interactive activity night for the youth residents at My Sister’s House. Atlanta Mission Women’s and Children’s services are provided at My Sister’s House, a 264 bed facility that offers overnight and residential care for homeless women and women with children.  Activities can include: Earth Day projects, board games, movies, or arts & crafts. Our group will have 10 youth volunteers and at least 4 adults.  If you would like to lead this project, please contact Jen at [email protected]

Click here for more information and to register for this project.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver.


Wildflower planting on BeltLineApril 23rd: BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine.

We will beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We may also be doing special projects and/or removing invasive plants.  Our section, NE 9, is located next to Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here to register for this project.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

donation sortingApril 7th, 2016, Refugee Resettlement Services: Donation Sorting, 9:00 am – Noon

Druid Hills Storage 
3391 North Druid Hills Road
Decatur, GA 30033

Refugee Resettlement Services at Catholic Charities Atlanta needs 12 volunteers to help organize and sort donations at their storage units in Decatur on Thursday, April 7th from 9am – 12pm. Volunteers  will help organize the storage units so that case managers can find items for incoming refugee clients, sort through new donations, and collect items for recently arrived clients. Volunteers will meet the resource coordinator at our storage units, Druid Hills Storage, located at 3391 North Druid Hills Rd. Decatur, GA 30033. For additional information and to confirm attendance please call Kim Longshore at (678)222-3964 or (404)825-4774.


cooking teensApril 7th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd.  ** Note New Address**
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same mu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for April 7th.


volunteering with seniors
March 20th:  Craft Day with Seniors.  2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab
Wesley Woods
1819 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30329

Pebble Tossers volunteers will work on a small arts and craft project with seniors. This fun, all-ages project brings together several generations for a fun morning and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood crafts.  Pebble Tossers will provide all the craft supplies and the finished products will be left for the seniors to display in their rooms.

We’ll be visiting with our friends at A.G. Rhodes’ Wesley Woods location. Great project for families, Home School groups and preschoolers!

Click here for more details and to sign up to volunteer on March 20th.

 

 


daffodilsMarch 19th: BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine.

We will beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We may also be doing special projects and/or removing invasive plants.  Our section, NE 9, is located next to Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here more for information and to volunteer on March 19th.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver


kids making chicken tendersMarch 17th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Family Night, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1330 W. Peachtree St. NW, Ste 520 
Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club Family Nights, member families gather monthly for recreational, social and therapeutic activities, encouraging family bonding while grieving.  Family Nights teach families the skills that are necessary to continue building family bonds even when someone is missing in their life.

Kate’s Club is offering a very simple and easy way for individuals, families, or organizations to get involved.  Our Family Orientation and Family Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served.  We have divided each night into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers to provide the same menu item.  In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the clubhouse at (404)347-7619.  Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for March 17th.

craft night

March 11, 2016, Activity Night with the kids at Atlanta Mission, 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Atlanta Mission: My Sister’s House
921 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Pebble Tossers volunteers will provide a fun, friendly, and interactive activity night for the youth residents at My Sister’s House. Atlanta Mission Women’s and Children’s services are provided at My Sister’s House, a 264 bed facility that offers overnight and residential care for homeless women and women with children.  Activities can include: board games, movies, or arts & crafts. Our group will have 10 youth volunteers and at least 4 adults.  If you would like to lead this project, please contact Jen at [email protected]

Click here to register for this project on March 11th.

 

cooking teensMarch 10th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1330 West Peachtree St, NW, Ste 520  
Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same mu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for March 10th.

teacher school supplyAtlanta Community Food Bank: Kids in Need Teacher Assistants – March 5, 2016, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kids in Need store located in the ACFB Annex. The entrance to Kids in Need is on Jefferson Street.
970 Jefferson St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Kids In Need provides school supplies free of charge to teachers in low-income schools by inviting them to “shop” after school hours in the ACFB Kids in Need warehouse.

Individuals assist teachers with the shopping process. Duties include greeting teachers, orienting them to the shopping process, keeping the store restocked during the shopping shift, weighing product, and helping to load teacher vehicles.  This is a great family project.  5 spots only! Register quickly.

  • Physical Requirements:  This project is not appropriate for those who cannot do moderate lifting (20-40 lbs.) or stand for prolonged periods.
  • Age Requirements:  Volunteers ages 12-17 and they must must be accompanied by an adult volunteer.

Click here to register to volunteer on March 5th.

kids making chicken tendersFebruary 23rd, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1330 West Peachtree St, NW, Ste 520  
Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same mu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for February 23rd.

 

Meals on Wheels DeliverFebruary 20, 2016: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm  FULL

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602

Senior Connections needs your help to delivering packaged meals for 1 route this Saturday.  You will start at Senior Connections to load meals, then deliver the meals and enjoy a short visit with shut ins and other elderly folks in need. While this is a fun project to do with your family or with friends, it provides serious help to shut-ins and elderly residents who may not get the type of nutritious meals that we’ll be providing them.  We have 3 routes with 7-9 households to visit and you do not need to return to Senior Connections after all the meals have been delivered. The number of deliveries will be based on the number of drivers that day. There is the possibility the project may be filled, please call early.

To volunteer for this project EMAIL or CALL Allison Glass at [email protected] or 404-488-6167.  When calling, you must state that you are a Pebble Tossers volunteer.  

 

teacher school supply 2Atlanta Community Food Bank: Kids in Need Teacher Assistants – February 20, 2016, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Kids in Need store located in the ACFB Annex. The entrance to Kids in Need is on Jefferson Street.
970 Jefferson St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Kids In Need provides school supplies free of charge to teachers in low-income schools by inviting them to “shop” after school hours in the ACFB Kids in Need warehouse.

Individuals assist teachers with the shopping process. Duties include greeting teachers, orienting them to the shopping process, keeping the store restocked during the shopping shift, weighing product, and helping to load teacher vehicles.   This is a great family project.  4 spots only! Register quickly.

  • Physical Requirements:  This project is not appropriate for those who cannot do moderate lifting (20-40 lbs.) or stand for prolonged periods.
  • Age Requirements:  Volunteers ages 12-17 and they must must be accompanied by an adult volunteer.

Click here to register to volunteer on February 20th.

 


homeless dogFebruary 20th: Deliver lunches to the Homeless, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

2840 Plant Atkinson Road
Smyrna, Ga 30080

Pebble Tossers volunteers will meet on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from noon – 4:00 to deliver lunches, socks and smiles to the homeless living under the bridges and in housing projects in downtown Atlanta. This project is great for families, scout troops, NHS or BETA clubs, or kids who need service hours that directly serve the poor.

Every Saturday, the 7 Bridges Saturday Ministry provides 700 bagged lunches to the homeless in Atlanta. Pebble Tossers volunteers will be accompanied by a 7 Bridges Leadership Team member throughout the day. Pebble Tossers volunteers are asked to provide 25 sack lunches per family and, if possible to bring 2 packs of new socks (preferably men’s white or black).  Packs of 10 can be purchased at Walmart, Target and Costco at affordable prices. Additionally, there are many women along the route, if you want to discretely provide feminine hygiene products, these are greatly appreciated.

DETAILS FOR PREPARING MEALS

  • Sandwich:  white bread, bologna, cheese, mustard.  Placed in a ziplock baggie
  • Salty snack: such as individual portion of chips, pretzels, etc.
  • Sweet snack: such as granola bar, cookies, fruit roll-up
  • Piece of fruit: such as apple, banana, orange
  • Bottle of Water
  • Handwritten note (this optional note is to be an encouraging, “Have a Nice Day” type of note
  • All items are to be placed in a plastic grocery bag.
  • 10 plastic grocery lunch bags should be placed into a larger white kitchen trash bag
  • Optional- if you’re a dog lover, many of the homeless are too!  Consider bringing small baggies of dog treat to handout as needed. Costco sells individual sized bags of dog food that is very convenient.
  • PLEASE EMAIL JEN HOW MANY LUNCHES YOU WILL BE PROVIDING: [email protected]

DRESS/ATTIRE

The ministry operates outside in all weather conditions.  Wear modest clothing and comfortable footwear that has good traction. There is a considerable amount of walking.  Bring your own water bottle, wear sunscreen or bring a poncho if it’s raining.

At noon, the group gathers together at the Smyrna location for instructions and group prayer. Then the team is divided into 2 routes:  The Bluffs and The Bridges.  Pebble Tossers recommends the Bridges route for kids.  The Bluffs route may be more appropriate for older teens and adults – you are serving a rougher segment of society.  After that, families caravan in their own vehicles following the 7 Bridges Team vans to the routes downtown.  The 7 Bridges Team stays with the groups at all times and, after years of serving these communities, has developed relationships with most of the people they serve.  They are able to alerts volunteers if the homeless are unapproachable. Please note that 7 Bridges is an evangelical Christian ministry. Before their orientation, they begin with a prayer circle and ask that volunteers pray with those receiving lunches.

This project is a wonderful opportunity for families to serve together.  There is a considerable amount of walking, so it is appropriate for kids 5 and up.  All children MUST stay with their adult chaperone at all times.  If you cannot stay the entire 4 hours, it is fine to leave, as we will be caravaning to our meal delivery locations.  Please stay for as long as you can.

Click here for more information and to sign up to volunteer on February 20th.

 


planting prairie grassFebruary 20th: BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine.

We will beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We may also be doing special projects and/or removing invasive plants.  Our section, NE 9, is located next to Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here to sign up to volunteer on February 20th.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 


Article_237197200February 21st:  Toy Day Show & Tell with Seniors.  2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab
Wesley Woods
1819 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30329

Pebble Tossers volunteers will share their favorite toys with seniors during a Toy Day Show and Tell. This fun, all-ages project brings together several generations for a fun morning and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood toys.  The youth volunteers will each bring 1 or 2 toys that are special to them and then share with the seniors about why the toy is special and/or show them how it works.

Feel free to bring toys like dolls, Legos, Action Heros, stuffed animals, marbles, model planes, Matchbox cars, remote control toys, etc… Games, instruments, and any “vintage” toys are welcome too.

Toys will return home with the volunteers. But please plan on sharing with the seniors and asking them about the types of toys they played with as a child.

We’ll be visiting with our friends at A.G. Rhodes’ Wesley Woods location. Great project for families, Home School groups and preschoolers!

Click here for more details and to sign up to volunteer on February 21st.


mom and son making dinner
February 18th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Family Night, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1330 W. Peachtree St. NW, Ste 520 
Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club Family Nights, member families gather monthly for recreational, social and therapeutic activities, encouraging family bonding while grieving.  Family Nights teach families the skills that are necessary to continue building family bonds even when someone is missing in their life.

Kate’s Club is offering a very simple and easy way for individuals, families, or organizations to get involved.  Our Family Orientation and Family Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served.  We have divided each night into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers to provide the same menu item.  In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the clubhouse at (404)347-7619.  Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for February 18th.

 

kids making chicken tendersFebruary 10th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1330 West Peachtree St, NW, Ste 520  
Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same mu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for February 10th.

 

Meals on Wheels special deliveryFebruary 13, 2016: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm  FULL

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602

Senior Connections needs your help to delivering packaged meals for 1 route this Saturday.  You will start at Senior Connections to load meals, then deliver the meals and enjoy a short visit with shut ins and other elderly folks in need. While this is a fun project to do with your family or with friends, it provides serious help to shut-ins and elderly residents who may not get the type of nutritious meals that we’ll be providing them.  We have 3 routes with 7-9 households to visit and you do not need to return to Senior Connections after all the meals have been delivered. The number of deliveries will be based on the number of drivers that day. There is the possibility the project may be filled, please call early.

To volunteer for this project EMAIL or CALL Allison Glass at [email protected] or 404-488-6167. When calling, you must state that you are a Pebble Tossers volunteer.  

 

valentine makingValentine Kit Making for Sibley Heart Center: Friday, February 5th, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Create Your Dreams Studio
King Plow Arts Center
887 West Marietta Street, Studio T-108
Atlanta, GA 30318 

Kids at Sibley Heart Center want a chance to forget they are in the hospital and to celebrate Valentine’s Day and we want to help! We’ll be assembling Valentine kits so they can make their own Valentines to give to a nurse, doctor or a parent.  We will also be assembling Door Sign kits so they can decorate a foam sign to let everyone know it’s their room. There will be time to make custom Valentine’s for the kids too!

This project, hosted within the Create Your Dreams studio, is a hands-on project suitable for all ages and we’ll be working with the kids from CYD and learning about their enrichment programs. Pebble Tossers will provide the supplies and a light snack.  If volunteers want to bring any additional donations of art supplies and sticker packs, they will be added to the kits for the patients at Sibley.

Click here to volunteer on February 5th.

 

homeless at heart box makingJanuary 1 – February 7, 2016, Homeless at Heart: Valentine Boxes for the Homeless

Pebble Tossers is excited to partner with Homeless at Heart to make and deliver Valentine boxes to the homeless.  Homeless at Heart is a unique organization founded in 2014 by Charles Plyler at age 11.  Charles came up with the idea to help the homeless as he was walking home from an Atlanta Hawks game and saw a homeless woman with her two children. He was moved to action and now wants the homeless in Atlanta to experience the joy of opening a Valentine Box and to receive a love note -even from a stranger.

1.       Be a Homeless at Heart Ambassador.

a.  This is for young people who are self starters and leaders and who are willing to organize their own campaigns to collect at least 200 completed Valentine boxes for distribution.
b.      The easiest way to collect boxes is through organizations like schools, scout troops, athletic teams, church groups, office buildings, etc. We think a box can be stuffed with meaningful contents for less than $5 per box.
c.       It takes an organized and disciplined child/family that has a heart for giving a personal Valentine box with handwritten cards to as many people as possible that are affected by homelessness.
d.      You will need to personally check each box to make sure the contents are appropriate and include at least one Valentine card or letter.
e.      The boxes you collect can be distributed through the Homeless at Heart organization and their relationships or by the child/family’s own identification or organizations and delivery. If you deliver them, we would only ask for a box counts and pictures we can post of your successful initiative.
f.        For those who want this most rewarding experience, please contact Charles ([email protected]) and David ([email protected]) for more details and ways to make your drive a success.

2.       Help us collect empty shoeboxes we can use for others to fill with contents.

a.       Everyone you know has extra shoeboxes. Get flyers out to your neighborhood or other groups and ask them to donate the boxes to Homeless at Heart and we will fill them with contents donated by others.
b.      Contact your neighborhood athletic shoe store and ask them if you can leave a flyer asking people to donate their boxes for new shoes they purchase. We are averaging over 50 boxes per month from our neighborhood store and their customers feel like they are giving back to the community.

3.       Help us write Valentine cards and letters to the homeless.

a.       This is a critical need as we expect to have nearly 1000 empty boxes donated. We can supply notecard   materials if you need them.
b.      You can send these completed notecards and Valentines to either of the following addresses:
To support through a collaborating organization, The World Needs More Love Letters          (www.moreloveletters.com), send the completed cards and notes to:More Love Letters, Charles P. 12 Days Campaign, 696 Somerset Terrace NE, Atlanta, GA 30306; or  Charles Plyler, 1388 Wesley Oaks Court, Atlanta, GA 30327.  For large collections, contact Charles or David at the address above and we will collect them from you.

4.       Help us get donated materials for use in packing empty shoeboxes

a.       You can collect needed materials from all of the groups noted above. The most important items are bottles of water, socks and non-perishable healthy snacks.
b.      You can get money donations that we can use to purchase items for the boxes. As noted above, we can provide a great box for as little as $5 per person. Homeless at Heart is a tax exempt organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service so any donations are tax deductible.

5.       Help us identify homeless shelters and organizations with clients who would enjoy receiving a Valentine box from Homeless at Heart.

a.       We expect our campaign to be a success but we would love to identify as many organizations as possible that would benefit from receiving Valentine boxes and cards.

Click here to view volunteer opportunities helping Homeless at Heart.

 

Meals on Wheels special delivery

January 30, 2016: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602

Senior Connections needs your help to delivering packaged meals for 3 routes this Saturday.  You will start at Senior Connections to load meals, then deliver the meals and enjoy a short visit with shut ins and other elderly folks in need. While this is a fun project to do with your family or with friends, it provides serious help to shut-ins and elderly residents who may not get the type of nutritious meals that we’ll be providing them.  We have 3 routes with 7-9 households to visit and you do not need to return to Senior Connections after all the meals have been delivered. The number of deliveries will be based on the number of drivers that day.

To volunteer for this project EMAIL or CALL Allison Glass at [email protected] or 404-488-6167

 

IMG_3646January 30: Deliver socks & lunches to the Homeless, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

2840 Plant Atkinson Road
Smyrna, Ga 30080

Pebble Tossers volunteers will meet on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from noon – 4:00 to deliver lunches, socks and smiles to the homeless living under the bridges and in housing projects in downtown Atlanta. This project is great for families, scout troops, NHS or BETA clubs, or kids who need service hours that directly serve the poor.

Every Saturday, the 7 Bridges Saturday Ministry provides 700 bagged lunches to the homeless in Atlanta. Pebble Tossers volunteers will be accompanied by a 7 Bridges Leadership Team member throughout the day. Pebble Tossers volunteers are asked to provide 25 sack lunches per family and, if possible to bring 2 packs of new socks (preferably men’s white or black).  Packs of 10 can be purchased at Walmart, Target and Costco at affordable prices. Additionally, there are many women along the route, if you want to discretely provide feminine hygiene products, these are greatly appreciated.

DETAILS FOR PREPARING MEALS

  • Sandwich:  white bread, bologna, cheese, mustard.  Placed in a ziplock baggie
  • Salty snack: such as individual portion of chips, pretzels, etc.
  • Sweet snack: such as granola bar, cookies, fruit roll-up
  • Piece of fruit: such as apple, banana, orange
  • Bottle of Water
  • Handwritten note (this optional note is to be an encouraging, “Have a Nice Day” type of note
  • All items are to be placed in a plastic grocery bag.
  • 10 plastic grocery lunch bags should be placed into a larger white kitchen trash bag
  • Optional- if you’re a dog lover, many of the homeless are too!  Consider bringing small baggies of dog treat to handout as needed. Costco sells individual sized bags of dog food that is very convenient.
  • PLEASE EMAIL JEN HOW MANY LUNCHES YOU WILL BE PROVIDING: [email protected]

DRESS/ATTIRE

The ministry operates outside in all weather conditions.  Wear modest clothing and comfortable footwear that has good traction. There is a considerable amount of walking.  Bring your own water bottle, wear sunscreen or bring a poncho if it’s raining.

At noon, the group gathers together at the Smyrna location for instructions and group prayer. Then the team is divided into 2 routes:  The Bluffs and The Bridges.  Pebble Tossers recommends the Bridges route for kids.  The Bluffs route may be more appropriate for older teens and adults – you are serving a rougher segment of society.  After that, families caravan in their own vehicles following the 7 Bridges Team vans to the routes downtown.  The 7 Bridges Team stays with the groups at all times and, after years of serving these communities, has developed relationships with most of the people they serve.  They are able to alerts volunteers if the homeless are unapproachable. Please be advised that 7 Bridges is an evangelical Christian ministry. Before their orientation, they begin with a prayer circle and ask that volunteers pray with those receiving lunches.

This project is a wonderful opportunity for families to serve together.  There is a considerable amount of walking, so it is appropriate for kids 5 and up.  All children MUST stay with their adult chaperone at all times.  If you cannot stay the entire 4 hours, it is fine to leave, as we will be caravaning to our meal delivery locations.  Please stay for as long as you can.

Click here for more information and to sign up to volunteer on January 30th.

 


bag stuffing
January 28, 2016 Stuffing Event Bags with at the Woodruff Arts Center, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (2 hour shifts: 10-12, 12-2)

1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Volunteers are needed to fill over 1500 event bags at the Woodruff Arts Center.  We’ll have music, snacks, and beverages!  Great project for home school groups or groups of adults who are interested in the behind the scene affairs of the Woodruff Arts Center. Please no preschoolers for this project.

Volunteers will meet at the Concierge Desk by Symphony Hall.  There is street parking in front of the Woodruff or you may park in the parking deck.  If you have more questions about this event, please contact Brian Crosby at 404-733-4200 [email protected]

Click here to register for this project on January 28th.

 


mom and son making dinner
January 21st, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Family Night, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd  ***Note New Location!!**
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club Family Nights, member families gather monthly for recreational, social and therapeutic activities, encouraging family bonding while grieving.  Family Nights teach families the skills that are necessary to continue building family bonds even when someone is missing in their life.

Kate’s Club is offering a very simple and easy way for individuals, families, or organizations to get involved.  Our Family Orientation and Family Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served.  We have divided each night into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers to provide the same menu item.  In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the clubhouse at (404)347-7619.  Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for January 21st.

 

kids making chicken tendersJanuary 26th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd  
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for January 26th.


building birdhouse
January 18th: MLK Day – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine.  This project celebrates the service of Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK Day is a national day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together; supporting their neighborhoods, communities and the world.

On Monday, we will beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects building bird feeders (peanut butter and shortening will be used) , and removing invasive plants.  Our section, NE 9, is located next to Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here to sign up to volunteer on January 18th.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 


kids making chicken bites
January 7th, 2016, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd 
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. No Nuts!! For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for January 7th.


bundled up volunteer on belittling
December 19th, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to maintain an adopted section of the BeltLine.

Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like weeding our wildflower garden and monitoring our Urban Wildlife Habitat. Our section, NE 9, is located behind the Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 10th Street, NE & Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here to sign up to volunteer on December 19th.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

Meals on Wheels special deliveryDecember 19, 2015: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602

Senior Connections needs your help to delivering packaged meals for 3 routes this Saturday.  You will start at Senior Connections to load meals, then deliver the meals and enjoy a short visit with shut ins and other elderly folks in need. While this is a fun project to do with your family or with friends, it provides serious help to shut-ins and elderly residents who may not get the type of nutritious meals that we’ll be providing them.  We have 3 routes with 7-9 households to visit and you do not need to return to Senior Connections after all the meals have been delivered. The number of deliveries will be based on the number of drivers that day.

To volunteer for this project EMAIL or CALL Allison Glass at [email protected] or 404-488-6167


cpcarol
December 24, Christmas Eve Caroling with the homeless: 5:00 pm

2840 Plant Atkinson Road 
Atlanta, GA   30339

Join 7 Bridges to Recovery to gather together then go under the Bridges to deliver lunches and sing Christmas Carols. 7 Bridges is a Christian ministry and they will have a gathering prayer before their project. NO RSVP is required.  Email any questions to [email protected]  Please note the gathering location is NOT where we normally meet in Smyrna.  Please arrive by 5:00 as the group will depart from there to caravan to different locations and you will not be able to “catch up” with them.

Click here to read more about what you can bring and the list of events with 7 Bridges Holiday Serving Guide.

 

james-and-friend-serving-408x272December 25, Christmas Day Meal for the Homeless with Agape Way, 11:30 am

The corner of Joseph Lowery & Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, N
Near the Georgia Dome
902 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, NW (across the street, but for GPS purpose)
Atlanta, GA 30318

We are blessed to have the opportunity to be able to spend Christmas Day with the poor, needy and homeless by providing a warm, sit down meal of roasted turkey, green beans, and other traditional sides and desserts. We also will be passing out toys for the kids and household items for the women of the community.

We will be meeting at 11:30am at the corner of Joseph Lowery & Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway N in Atlanta in the liquor store parking lot across from the Shell Station.  This project is suited for kids aged 4 and up.

Click here for dates and to sign up to volunteer.

If you would like to contribute to the event or join us on the street; please visit our website at agapewayinc.org.


Meals on Wheels Deliver
December 26, 2015: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602

Extend your Holiday cheer and deliver meals to seniors for Senior Connections!  You will start at Senior Connections to load meals, then deliver the meals and enjoy a short visit with shut ins and other elderly folks in need. While this is a fun project to do with your family or with friends, it provides serious help to shut-ins and elderly residents who may not get the type of nutritious meals that we’ll be providing them.  We have 3 routes with 7-9 households to visit and you do not need to return to Senior Connections after all the meals have been delivered. The number of deliveries will be based on the number of drivers that day.

To volunteer for this project EMAIL or CALL Allison Glass at [email protected] or 404-488-6167.


kids helping make dinner
December 12, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Winter Holiday H.U.G.S program, 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Kate’s Club
1330 West Peachtree Street, NW
Suite 520
Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. The Winter Holiday H.U.G.S. is holiday themed program on Saturday, December 12th.  They do not have the capacity to heat up food, so most things can be dropped off that morning by 10:00am.  If there are items that do not require heating up, you are welcomed to drop them off during business hours on Friday.  They are NUT FREE facility, please make sure any food prepared or purchased has not been processed on in a facility with nuts.  Any questions, please contact Debra Brook – [email protected] or call the clubhouse at (404)347-7619.

Click here to see the menu items needed for December 12th.


liftup atl 2015
December 4 and 5, 2015, Lift Up Atlanta’s ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA, different shift times

Gwinnett County Fairgrounds,
2405 Sugarloaf Parkway,
Lawrenceville, GA 
Lift Up Atlanta is having a fun family-oriented festival with lots of fun activities, live entertainment including a youth talent competition, magic show, Santa for the kids, free dessert table, vendor shopping and much more.  Admission to get in the festival would be a donation of your choosing or a new toy that will go directly to 500 needy children in the metro Atlanta area.  Enjoy a lot of fun activities while helping those in need.
Volunteers are needed to decorate the exhibit hall building of the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds for Lift Up Atlanta’s 2015 Christmas Extravaganza.  We will transform the space into Santa’s workshop.  Donations of Christmas wrapping paper, tape, scissors, boxes to wrap and Christmas decorations are also needed.  It will be held on December 4th from 9:30am to 12pm at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA  You can sign up on the following link to volunteer  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4caeab2fa64-volunteers7
We will need lots of volunteers for our 2015 Christmas Extravaganza on December 5th from 10am to 6pm.  Volunteers can volunteer in 2 hour shifts.  You will be helping collect, sort and organize new toys for needy children and help with vendors, performers and attendees. We ask that all volunteers bring a new toy for a needy child.  We will be meeting at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA  You can sign up to volunteer on the following link  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4caeab2fa64-volunteers8


making s'mores for homeless
 November 28th: Making S’mores for the Homeless. 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

SafeHouse Outreach
89 Ellis Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

For the 4th year in a row, Pebble Tossers will help SafeHouse Outreach with their annual Chili Outreach on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We will assist in setting up different stations: clothing, foods, health screenings and will provide supplies to make & serve S’mores for the folks on the street. We’ll be serving and visiting with the community from 11-2, then helping clean up. Great way to extend your Thanksgiving!  This project has a $5 per person fee to cover the cost supplies for the S’mores and other materials throughout the day.

Parts of Ellis Street will be closed, but ample pubic parking is nearby.  Dress warmly and bring your own water bottle.  This is a great project for families of all ages!

Click here for more information and to volunteer on November 28th.

 

 

thanksgiving-popupturkeybeakcard-finishedNovember 24, Atlanta Community Food Bank, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Atlanta Community Food Bank
732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Volunteers are needed to help Atlanta Community Food Bank and decorate holiday cards that will go inside Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Boxes on next Tuesday, Nov. 24th from 9-12. CFSP Boxes provide nutrition to low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age. This is a lighthearted and fun opportunity to spread a bit of cheer to our amazing clients.

ACFB will provide card stock and markers. However, you are welcome to bring additional art supplies such as glitter, etc. to make it extra jazzy.

This opportunity is for volunteers aged 8+. Great for families.
There are only 50 available slots so sign up today!

Sign Up —-> http://bit.ly/1O3h4zi

 


daffodils
November 21st, 2015  FAMILY VOLUNTEER DAY!

BeltLine Beautification & Daffodil Project, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their neighbors and neighborhoods. Now in it’s 25th year, thousands of families use this day to teach children valuable, real-life lessons about compassion and caring. Volunteering also can be a great way for kids and adults to develop skills, learn more about their community and make friends.

To celebrate Family Volunteer Day, Pebble Tossers will partner with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to maintain our adopted section of the Atlanta BeltLine.

Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  This month, we will also partner with the Daffodil Project. The Daffodil Project was started as a way to remember the 1.5 million children during the Holocaust. No-one knows what kind of lives these children would have gone on to lead. Their potential for growth and fulfillment was cut short. The Project aspires to build a Living Holocaust Memorial by planting 1.5 million daffodils around the world to remember the children. Pebble Tossers joins many other existing projects around Atlanta and will start with planting 500 daffodil bulbs. For more information on Atlanta’s Daffodil Project, visit their website at daffodilproject.net. To view an interactive map of other Daffodil Projects around Atlanta, visit http://www.atlantadowntown.com/guide/destinations/daffodil-project

Our section, NE 9, is located behind the Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 10th Street, NE & Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and a trowel.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags, yard waste bags and water.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here for more information or to volunteer on November 21st.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their neighbors and neighborhoods. Each year, thousands of families use the day to teach children valuable real-life lessons about compassion and caring. Volunteering also can be a great way for kids and adults to develop skills, learn more about their community and make friends.

Learn more about the benefits of volunteering as a family.

If you are planning to participate in a service project this weekend, consider sharing your story with Generation On. Three grand prizes winners will receive $1000 in a gift card to get a jump on holiday shopping and 10 runners-up will win a night out with the family, including dinner and a movie.  Post a quick snapshot at description of what you did here —-> http://generationon.org/fvd.

 


liftup atl thanksgiving 2015
November 15, 2015  Lift Up Atlanta’s Thanksgiving Food Drive and Basket Distribution, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Scotty’s Thrifty Storage
3120 Medlock Bridge Rd, Suite 100, Building K
(in the rear of the business park)
Norcross, GA
 
Lift Up Atlanta (www.liftupatlanta.org) helps the homeless and low income families in the metro Atlanta area.  Their goal this holiday season is to feed 300 needy families this Thanksgiving.  You can get together with your family, friends, co-workers, church or group members and neighbors to collect Thanksgiving food items such as canned vegetables and fruit, macaroni and cheese, potatoes, onions, cranberry sauce, stuffing/dressing, aluminum baking pans, apples, oranges and any food you would like to eat on Thanksgiving.
They also need $20 gift cards for the turkey or ham and any perishable food items.  You can donate the gift card or donate on their website www.liftupatlanta.org
They are in need of medium boxes and bags for the Thanksgiving “baskets”.  Please donate if you have them.
Volunteers are needed to help sort, organize and distribute to the families on November 15th at Scotty’s Thrifty Storage, 3120 Medlock Bridge Rd, Suite 100, Building K (in the rear of the business park), Norcross, GA.
Sign up to volunteer on the following link  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0F4CAEAB2FA64-volunteers6 

ga gives day 2015November 12, 2015.  GEORGIA GIVES DAY

This state-wide online fundraiser drives awareness and donations for participating nonprofits across Georgia, encouraging residents to come together for a 24-hour day of giving.

Since the inaugural event in 2012, Georgia Gives Day has brought nearly 30,000 donors to more than 2,000 participating organizations, raising more than $5.1 million to support the nonprofits’ individual causes. Donors can give directly to nonprofits on Georgia Gives Day—or any day of the year—by searching for and selecting an organization, cause or locale on GAgives.org.

“During Georgia Gives Day 2014, we were able to raise more money than the first two years combined due to continued support from our nonprofits and corporate partners, and increased engagement from Georgia residents,” said Karen Beavor, president and CEO of GCN. “We hope to continue building on that momentum and look forward to reaching new heights in 2015.”

Georgia Gives Day 2015 will once again feature popular prize competitions throughout the day, such as last year’s Power Hours, Golden Tickets and leaderboards, adding excitement and incentives to donate on Nov. 12.

Help Pebble Tossers win an additional $2,500!  Fiserv will award one nonprofit $2,500 prize to the nonprofit with the most unique donors; Second Place Most Donors: A $1,000 prize to the nonprofit with the second most unique donors;
Third Place Most Donors: A $500 prize for the nonprofit with the third most unique donors.  Just click the image below, donate and put us on the leader board for an additional $2,500!

Donate to Pebble Tossers on November 12th and support Georgia Gives Day!

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kids making chicken bitesNovember 17th, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for November 17th.

 

Halloween Candy PileHalloween Candy Give Back with Operation Gratitude, October 31 – November 10, 2015

Its that time of year again!  Consider donating left over candy to Operation Gratitude which will send it on to active duty soldiers around the world.  Along with your candy, please write a note of support to the soldiers and include it with the candy.  Letter Writing Flyer

Please separate chocolate candy from all other candy and send in separate cartons, marked “Chocolate” or “Non-Chocolate.”   NO Pixy Stix!  They tend to burst in transit.  We also encourage donations of dental hygiene products such as:   

  • Commercially-sealed Lip Balm
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
  • Dental Floss
  • Mouthwash (Travel-size)

Go here to find shipping information and tips: Important Shipping Information
Please use a heavy-duty, durable box no larger than 24 x 24 x 20 and weight not to exceed 50 lbs. per box

Please include this Halloween Donor Form in every carton you send in order to correctly identify your shipment and to receive an acknowledgment. If you would like your acknowledgement to include the weight of the candy, please weigh your candy and indicate on the donor form.

Please ship or deliver your candy donations by mid-November 2015 to:
Operation Gratitude/California Army National Guard

Attn: Angel Cuevas / Halloween Candy
17330 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Phone: Angel Cuevas: 262-674-7281 (262-OPGRAT-1)

 

cooking teensNovember 4th, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for November 4th.

 


Meals on Wheels special delivery
October 24, 2015: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602

Senior Connections needs your help to delivering packaged meals for 1 route this Saturday.  You will start at Senior Connections to load meals, then deliver the meals and enjoy a short visit with shut ins and other elderly folks in need. While this is a fun project to do with your family or with friends, it provides serious help to shut-ins and elderly residents who may not get the type of nutritious meals that we’ll be providing them.  We have 2 routes with 7-9 households to visit and you do not need to return to Senior Connections after all the meals have been delivered. The number of deliveries will be based on the number of drivers that day.

This is a great family project or one to do with friends. You will need to provide your own transportation to Senior Connections and then to deliver the meals.

On Saturday, you will meet at 9:00 am on the left side of the building by the delivery dock.  The staff will give you a brief orientation and then provides very good directions to each location. You will then load your car with the appropriate number of meals that are all labeled by household.  Expect to spend between 2-3 hours for this project.  This is a great family project.

By registering you are committing to deliver the meals on this date.  These folks are counting on you for their meals.

To volunteer for this project on October 24th: EMAIL or CALL Allison Glass at [email protected] or 404-488-6167


IMG_8093Boo at the Zoo (Zoo Atlanta) October 24th, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm and October 25th 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

800 Cherokee Avenue, SE.,  Atlanta, GA 30315

Pebble Tossers Teen volunteers will dress in “merry, not scary” costumes and will help Zoo Atlanta by handing out candy at treat booths, as costume characters and greeters, at craft activities and much more!  Lots of direct interaction with young kids. Volunteers aged 8-17 must be with an adult (1 adult to 4 kids).

Get into the Halloween spirit and come in costume! Merry not scary costumes are appropriate. Don’t want to come in costume? That is okay – you can wear black shirts or Pebble Tossers shirts instead.  This event takes place rain or shine. Volunteers will be out of doors for the majority of their shifts, so please dress according to the weather.

Sign up coming soon to volunteer on October 24th from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Sign up coming soon to volunteer on October 25th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


13-DSC_0028Great Days of Service- Beaver Ruin Watershed Cleanup. October 24, 2015, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aviation Institute of Maintenance
2025 Satellite Point
Duluth, GA 30096

Did you know that your helping hands and caring heart could help keep our community safe and property values high? Come join us and be part of the largest community improvement project during the Great Days of Service sponsored by the Gwinnett Health & Human Service Coalition. We need YOUR help to cleanup and improve the area of the Beaver Ruin Watershed.

A watershed is all the area of land surrounding a lake, stream, or pond where the water will flow downhill into that waterway, which means that everything that happens in the watershed can have an impact on the nearby waterway! Come out and join us to pick-up litter near the streams and on the nearby roads, paint storm drains with the important message, “No dumping, Leads to Streams,” conduct a Watershed Survey, and much more!

To volunteer please complete these 3 easy steps

  1. Please complete the volunteer registration form below and click submit.
  2. Click here to view and print the Volunteer Release Form.
  3. Read the Volunteer Release Form, sign it, and bring it with you!

Please note: All volunteers must be 14 or older to participate in this service project.

Volunteers will need to wear old clothes, closed-toed shoes, and long pants. GC&B will provide all equipment needed.

 


kids making lasagne
October 20th, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for October 2oth.


Meals on Wheels Deliver
October 17, 2015: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602

Senior Connections needs your help to delivering packaged meals for 2 routes this Saturday.  You will start at Senior Connections to load meals, then deliver the meals and enjoy a short visit with shut ins and other elderly folks in need. While this is a fun project to do with your family or with friends, it provides serious help to shut-ins and elderly residents who may not get the type of nutritious meals that we’ll be providing them.  We have 2 routes with 7-9 households to visit and you do not need to return to Senior Connections after all the meals have been delivered. The number of deliveries will be based on the number of drivers that day.

This is a great family project or one to do with friends. You will need to provide your own transportation to Senior Connections and then to deliver the meals.

On Saturday, you will meet at 9:00 am on the left side of the building by the delivery dock.  The staff will give you a brief orientation and then provides very good directions to each location. You will then load your car with the appropriate number of meals that are all labeled by household.  Expect to spend between 2-3 hours for this project.  This is a great family project.

By registering you are committing to deliver the meals on this date.  These folks are counting on you for their meals.

To volunteer: EMAIL or CALL Allison Glass [email protected] or 404-488-6167

 

Wildflower planting on BeltLineOctober 17th, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to maintain an adopted section of the BeltLine.

Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like weeding our wildflower garden and monitoring our Urban Wildlife Habitat. Our section, NE 9, is located behind the Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 10th Street, NE & Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here for more information or to volunteer on October 17th.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

elderly with pumpkinOctober 17  – Fall Festival at Wesley Woods. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Volunteers will help run activities as part of the festival including bounce houses, face painting, arts & crafts, cupcake & cookie decorating, etc.  The event is for the A.G. Rhodes community including residents, staff, and families.  Volunteers ages 15+ are preferred.

Volunteers interested should contact:  Kim Beasley,  404-245-4111 or [email protected]

 

 

Woulfin clan-rundunwoodyOctober 18th, 2015, Rotary Club of Dunwoody’s RunDunwoody, 8:00 am

The Rotary Club of Dunwoody – serving the community and the world since 1984 – is proud to present RunDunwoody, a 5K race in support of education, public health and public safety. When runners take to the streets on Sunday, October 18, 2015, they will do so in support of these efforts.

Click here for Race information.

Click here to Volunteer during the race.

migrant-clothesSeptember 15, 2015, Refugee Resettlement Donation Sorting, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Catholic Charities Atlanta
2305 Parklake Dr., NE
Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30345

Catholic Charities Atlanta resettles refugees from many different countries. In 2015 alone they plan to resettle approximately 285 individuals who are escaping war or persecution. Once they arrive in the U.S. they make sure they have all the essentials- including clothing! For this service project, volunteers will help sort and organize clothing and shoe donations to make it easier for clients to find and “shop” for what they need in the free donation room.  This project is best for ages 12+.

Directions: Please come to the Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services office at 2305 Parklake Drive, NE, Atlanta GA. Building 9, suite 150 (but putting this into Maps confuses things a bit!). Please come to the front entrance which has a small white sign out front. Ring the bell to be let in. They are located right next to IRC (which has a brighter and more noticeable sign!).

Click here for more information and to sign up for this project on September 15th.

 

clipping bushes during BeltLine BeautificationSeptember 26th, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to maintain an adopted section of the BeltLine.

It’s National Public Lands Day! Pebble Tossers volunteers will be serving our community to promote stewardship of public lands and parks.  Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like weeding our wildflower garden and monitoring our Urban Wildlife Habitat. We will be working on a special National Public Land Day project. For more information on National Public Lands Day, please visit their website.

Our section, NE 9, is located behind the Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 10th Street, NE & Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

kids making yummy dinnerSeptember 22nd, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for September 22nd.

 


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September 12, 2015 – Pebble Tossers 1st Annual Run|Walk|SERVE 5K/1M race + Nonprofit Expo, 7:00 am

Brook Run Park,  N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody GA, 30338

The 1st Annual Pebble Tossers Run|Walk|Serve 5K/1M race & Nonprofit Expo is a highly motivational, action packed, and FUN Service Event where children and families learn how to become active participants in our community. Through engaging hands-on activities, kids are given the exposure to new organizations so they can make a difference in our community. The event will be a meaningful way to celebrate the National Day of Service in commemoration of  9/11 with community service, family togetherness, and a healthy lifestyle.

There will be a 5K run/walk and a 1 mile fun run/walk (stroller & dog friendly). The Nonprofit Expo at the end of the race will feature 15-20 nonprofits and they will be hosting their own mini-service projects related to their missions. Held in the City of Dunwoody’s Brook Run Park, this exciting, family experience is like none other.

Entry fees: $25/adults, $10/kids 12 & under. (Registration fees go up September 1st)

Your help is needed!  Join our Race Committee to help solicit sponsors, promote the event, form a team to race, work the morning of the event and much more! Contact Jennifer Guynn at [email protected]

CLICK HERE FOR RACE RESULTS

Nonprofits Attending:

  • Catholic Charities Atlanta
  • Community Assistance Center
  • Dunwoody Rotary
  • FurKids
  • Girls, Inc.
  • Girls on the Run Atlanta
  • GivingPoint
  • HandsOn Atlanta’s GenerationOn
  • Kate’s Club
  • Live Thrive
  • Malachi’s Storehouse
  • Marcus Jewish Community Center
  • Mike’s Angels
  • OMG Foundation
  • Rally Foundation
  • Sandy Springs Mission
  • Second Helpings
  • Showcase Group
  • Strong4Life
  • A Touch of Warmth Foundation
  • Truly Living Well
  • Woodruff Arts Center

EH_EASTERBASKETSSeptember 13, 2015 – Grandparents Day Helpers – A. G. Rhodes multiple locations

1819 Clifton Rd. NE          350 Boulevard SE              1819 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30329           Atlanta, GA 30312              Atlanta, GA 30329

Love making people smile? Join the residents at A. G. Rhodes Health & Rehab for a special grandparents day celebration!  The Cobb and Atlanta locations need volunteers to bring in handmade cards or flowers to hand out to residents (enough for each volunteer/family to visit at least 10 residents).  Volunteers will visit with the residents and swap stories.

Wesley Woods also requests cards, but is also having an ice cream social at 3:00 and could use volunteers to help with set up, transportation of residents to and from their rooms, assist during the social, and clean up.

Click here to register on Grandparents Day and select your location.

LinkwoodCG-16DavisAcademySeptember 5, 2015, Oakland City Community Garden Clean Up, 9:30 am

Oakland City Community Garden
1401 Bridges Ave SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

The Oakland City Community Organization and West Atlanta Watershed Alliance needs volunteers to assist with their community garden maintenance in the Historic Bush Mountain in SW Atlanta. This Saturday 09/05/15 at 9:30 am we will host a garden workday and will provide tools, material, and instruction. If interested to attend, please wear sturdy closed-toe shoes – no sandals, flip flops or foam croc shoes. Also, please bring your own sunscreen and insect repellent and water bottle.

Restrooms are NOT available at this site. Street parking in front of the garden.

To attend, please email Imran Battla at [email protected]

Imran will be on hand to represent Oakland City Community Organization. If you need to reach him on the day of service, please call him at 404-721-6057

Meals on Wheels DeliverSeptember 5, 2015: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602

Senior Connections needs your help to fill 4 routes (about 40 people) this Saturday!  You will start at Senior Connections to load meals, then deliver the meals and enjoy a short visit with shut ins and other elderly folks in need. While this is a fun project to do with your family or with friends, it provides serious help to shut-ins and elderly residents who may not get the type of nutritious meals that we’ll be providing them.  We have routes with 7-9 households to visit and you do not need to return to Senior Connections after all the meals have been delivered. The number of deliveries will be based on the number of drivers that day.

This is a great family project or one to do with friends. You will need to provide your own transportation to Senior Connections and then to deliver the meals.

On Saturday, you will meet at 9:00 am on the left side of the building by the delivery dock.  The staff will give you a brief orientation and then provides very good directions to each location. You will then load your car with the appropriate number of meals that are all labeled by household.  Expect to spend between 2-3 hours for this project.  This is a great family project.

By registering you are committing to deliver the meals on this date.  These folks are counting on you for their meals.

To volunteer: EMAIL or CALL Allison Glass [email protected] or 404-488-6167

 kid making dinnerSeptember 9, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.


kids making chicken bites
August 25th, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for August 25th.

beltline clean upAugust 15th, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to maintain an adopted section of the BeltLine.

Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like weeding our wildflower garden and monitoring our Urban Wildlife Habitat. Our section, NE 9, is located behind the Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 10th Street, NE & Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here to register for this event.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 


Meals on Wheels DeliverAugust 15, 2015: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602
  

Start off the school year by delivering meals to senior citizens and shut-ins.  You will start at Senior Connections to load meals, then deliver the meals and enjoy a short visit with shut ins and other elderly folks in need. While this is a fun project to do with your family or with friends, it provides serious help to shut-ins and elderly residents who may not get the type of nutritious meals that we’ll be providing them.  We have routes with 7-9 households to visit and you do not need to return to Senior Connections after all the meals have been delivered. The number of deliveries will be based on the number of drivers that day.

This is a great family project or one to do with friends. You will need to provide your own transportation to Senior Connections and then to deliver the meals.

On Saturday, you will meet at 9:00 am on the left side of the building by the delivery dock.  The staff will give you a brief orientation and then provides very good directions to each location. You will then load your car with the appropriate number of meals that are all labeled by household.  Expect to spend between 2-3 hours for this project.  This is a great family project.

By registering you are committing to deliver the meals on this date.  These folks are counting on you for their meals.

Click here for more information and to register to deliver meals on August 15th.

 

kids making chicken tendersAugust 12th, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for August 12th.


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July 29th 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm & August 1st 2:00 pm, Create Your Dreams School Supply Sort Party and Back to School Party

Create Your Dreams
King Plow Arts Center
887 West Marietta Street, NW
Studio: T-108
Atlanta Georgia  30318
404-249-9166
 
Create Your Dreams (CYD) is a long-term, youth development program dedicated to nurturing the talents and dreams of students living in underserved areas of Atlanta. They need school supplies and offer several ways volunteers can be involved:
  • If you want to donate items, they need around 24 elementary, 30 middle, and 30 high school bags stuffed with supplies.
  • If you wish to donate cash rather than items, we recommend giving $25 for an elementary bag, $30 for a middle school bag and $45 for a high school bag.
  • If you don’t have the ability to give items, sign up to volunteer to stuff the bags and sort supplies. Sorting *party* will be Wednesday, July 29 from 3-6pm.
The Back-To-School Party is August 1st at CYD at 2pm.  Email Kim at [email protected] to register for either day or to drop off school supplies. Checks can be mailed to the address listed above.

backpack & school supply driveJuly 25, Back 2 School Bash with City of Refuge, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

City of Refuge
1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30314

Pebble Tossers is excited to partner again with the City of Refuge for their annual Back2School Bash.  This fun festival-style event provides needed school supplies and a new backpack to the kids of the Vine City community.

Pebble Tossers volunteers will arrive at 9:00 to set up for the event and then will work during the Back 2 School Bash by passing out backpacks to kids, serving food and interacting with the families. We will clean up from 1:00 – 1:30.

This is a fun afternoon of serving others. Please dress comfortably and do not bring any extra items that could potentially be misplaced.  If you want to provide school supplies, please bring them that day.  If you cannot attend, but want to donate school supplies, please contact Jen at [email protected]

Click here to register for this event on July 25, 2015 from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm.

 

volunteer-1-540x405BlazeSports Track and Field Program (for athletes with physical disabilities), Saturdays, April-July, 10am-12pm, Georgia Tech and Centennial High School

Volunteers with track and field experience are needed to assist the head coach with a variety of tasks including: helping the athletes into their track chairs, timing and recording track and field performances, setting up field events, providing coaching support during field events and providing overall support and encouragement to the athletes throughout practices.

For questions about volunteering or to register with BlazeSports as a volunteer,  please call (404) 270-2000 or email [email protected]

 

sandy springs mission learnerJuly 6 – July 24, Snack Heroes for Sandy Springs Mission

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
850 Mt. Vernon Highway, NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30327

Each July, Sandy Springs Mission provides a 3 week summer camp for at-risk students that successfully blends academic skill reviews and educational enrichment activities with fun and games. It is a high-energy, action-packed few weeks designed to prepare the kids for the return to school in August.

Together the students and volunteers will work on reading comprehension, language skills, writing and improving math competencies. In the afternoons, the children enjoy fun and games: a combination of arts and crafts, field trips and team activities.

The mission provides snacks for 130 kids each day and we need your help! Snack volunteering can be as easy as dropping prepared individual snacks or you can join us at camp for prep and serving.
Snack ideas for quick drop off:  fruit snack packs, chips, cheese-its, goldfish, popcorn
We ask that these are individual snack packs (store bought or individualized in ziplock bags)
Drop of at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 850 Mt. Vernon Highway, NW, Sandy Springs, 30327 at 9:00am-Go to the back of building-doors under awning. Call Abby 770-598-3804 if you have trouble getting in.
Snack ideas if you would like to join the camp staff for a day:
Hot Dogs, Fresh Fruit, Breads, Sandwiches (no nut butters), Bagels, juice, waters or lemonade
Bring all items cooked and sliced then items can be plated at the Mission. Arrive at 9 am -snacks are served from 10:00 – 10:50am
Other items needed:  paper cups, napkins, small paper plates, snack size zip-lock bags

12039374035_78c7abce05_oJuly 18th, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to maintain an adopted section of the BeltLine.

Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like weeding our wildflower garden and monitoring our Urban Wildlife Habitat. Our section, NE 9, is located behind the Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 10th Street, NE & Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome. Donuts provided!!

For more information and to register to volunteer on July 18th, click here.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

mom and son making dinnerJuly 21st, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for July 21st.

 

jleslies-son-with-slsk-bagJune 1- July 30, 2015, SmartLunch, SmartKid Lunch Donation Program

More than one million school children in Georgia receive free or reduced-price lunch, a crucial meal that disappears in the summer. Smart Lunch, Smart Kid mobilizes communities to ensure that these children are fed by taking lunch to them in their neighborhoods, as well as providing enrichment activities and mentoring opportunities. Since our inaugural summer in 2012, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid has served more than half a million lunches, with a goal of 250,000 in 2015.

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid begins on June 1. Volunteers are needed each day and can sign up below to provide as few as 50 or as many as 10,000 lunches! We also need donations of nonperishable lunch items, books and funds.

Pebble Tossers volunteers have worked with 3 years with Smart Lunch, Smart Kid and have made an incredible difference! This is a great family, neighborhood, teen activity.  You can make lunches and also distribute them directly to the kids in need.

Please click here to donate lunches.

 

 July 11, 2015, Native Plant Installation with Trees Atlanta & the Atlanta BeltLine 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Meet under the Virginia Ave. bridge near the Kanuga St./Monroe Dr. entrance to the Eastside Trail

Project: Planting native grasses and wildflowers in the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum

No prior experience is necessary – Trees Atlanta will teach you what to do. Prairie planting projects are best for ages 12 and up. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Volunteers between the ages of 16 and 17 who are not accompanied by a parent/guardian must have a parent/guardian sign a waiver for them (this form can be downloaded from the Trees Atlanta website – go to www.treesatlanta.org/volunteer and expand the Saturday Projects heading).

Physical activity such as bending, lifting, and kneeling is required.  Projects happen rain or shine, so please check the weather beforehand and come prepared. Trees Atlanta will provide all necessary tools and instruction. All volunteers need closed-toed shoes or boots, clothes that can get dirty, sunscreen and bug spray as needed, snacks as needed (though a meal or snack before the project is recommended), and drinking water in reusable containers. No one-time-use plastic bottles, please.
To sign up click here for Trees Atlanta’s website and register to volunteer!


20150328_103540July 13, 2015, Preparing Meals for Meals on Wheels, 9:00: am – 12:00 pm

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602

 

This project includes meal packing, bread wrapping, box taping, and all other aspects of kitchen duties including dishes and clean-up. Senior Connections produces almost 2,500 meals every weekday for delivery to seniors and the meals prepared on Saturday assist the weekday workers. Volunteers must be age 12 & up.  Great time for hairnets!  Register early, this project always fills up quickly.

For more details and to register for this project on July 13, 2015, click here.

 

Meals on Wheels special deliveryJune 23, 2015, Preparing Meals for Meals on Wheels, 8:30: am – 12:30 pm

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602

 This project includes meal packing, bread wrapping, box taping, and all other aspects of kitchen duties including dishes and clean-up. Senior Connections produces almost 2,500 meals every weekday for delivery to seniors and the meals prepared on Saturday assist the weekday workers. Volunteers must be age 12 & up.  Great time for hairnets!  Register early, this project always fills up quickly.

For more details and to register for this project on June 23, 2015, click here

kids making bbq June, 24, 2015, Summer Cookout with A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab– Atlanta, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

350 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Volunteers are needed to help with A. G. Rhodes monthly summer cookouts for residents.  Volunteers will help with room set up & decorations, transport residents from their rooms, assist with serving food, visit with residents while eating, transport residents back to their rooms, and clean up.  And of course, volunteers will be invited to join in the cookout and provided lunch as well!

This is a fun event of the seniors to get outside and enjoy the cookout and is a great family volunteering day!

Click here for more information and to volunteer on June 24th.

 

Senior with Antique carJune, 28, 2015,  Antique Car Show for Seniors at A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab – Cobb 

900 Wylie Road SE,
Marietta 30067

Volunteers are needed to help with an Antique Car Show for the residents at A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab.  Volunteers will help with set up, transport residents from their rooms, take them around to view the different cars, serve refreshments, visit with residents while enjoying the show, transport residents back to their rooms, and clean up.

This is a special event of the seniors as they reminisce about their first cars and swap stories about their past. This is a great family volunteering day!

Click here for more information and to volunteer on June 28th.

 

Meal Prep for Sr. ConnectionsJune 29, 2015, Preparing Meals for Meals on Wheels, 1:00: pm – 3:30 pm

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602

 This project includes meal packing, bread wrapping, box taping, and all other aspects of kitchen duties including dishes and clean-up. Senior Connections produces almost 2,500 meals every weekday for delivery to seniors and the meals prepared on Saturday assist the weekday workers. Volunteers must be age 12 & up.  Great time for hairnets!  Register early, this project always fills up quickly.

For more details and to register for this project on June 29, 2015, click here.

 

cooking teensJuly 1st, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for July 1st.

 

 craft nightJune 12, 2015, Activity Night with the kids at Atlanta Mission, 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Atlanta Mission: My Sister’s House
921 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Pebble Tossers volunteers will provide a fun, friendly, and interactive activity night for the youth residents at My Sister’s House. Atlanta Mission Women’s and Children’s services are provided at My Sister’s House, a 264 bed facility that offers overnight and residential care for homeless women and women with children.  Activities can include: board games, movies, or arts & crafts. Our group will have 10 youth volunteers and at least 4 adults.  If you would like to lead this project, please contact Jen at [email protected]

Click here for more information and to volunteer for June 12.

 

sisters making pizzaJune 16th, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for June 16th.

 

belt line clean upsJune 20th, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to maintain an adopted section of the BeltLine.

Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like weeding our wildflower garden and monitoring our Urban Wildlife Habitat. Our section, NE 9, is located behind the Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 10th Street, NE & Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here for more information and to volunteer for this project on June 20th.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

National Trails Day youth helpersJune 6, 2015, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm – National Trails Day at Cochran Shoals

Cochran Shoals Park (Columns Drive)
Marietta, GA 30067
Meet just inside the gate, not the parking area
Click here for map

For the 4th year in a row, Pebble Tossers will join with REI and the National Park Service to volunteer for National Trails Day. Volunteers will work to clear & maintain trails, remove invasive plants, and repair signage. Young volunteers will work with Pebble Tossers teen volunteers and work on a special age-appropriate service project and also create nature-based crafts like – pinecone bird feeders and leaf rubbings.

For 2015, we’ll be participating with National Park Service in the Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area. We will need a lot of hands to help with Trail Maintenance in the Cochran Shoals Unit. There will be ample work for all ages and abilities. The first 150 registered participants will receive an REI Volunteer t-shirt as well as an REI coupon. A small lunch will be provided after the project. Some snacks will be available, but you may want to bring some of your own along with water and a reusable water bottle. Volunteers should bring work gloves and wear long pants as well as closed toed shoes. Any participant with bee sting allergies should bring their Epipen.

Click here to volunteer for this project.

Click here to be a teen volunteer with Pebble Tossers to assist with younger volunteers. You must also register with REI in order to receive a t-shirt.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

kids helping make dinnerJune 4th, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

 

shoe shortingMarch 15- May 30, 2015 – 4th Annual Shoe Drive with Love Thru Shoes, #GYSD

Pebble Tossers Annual Shoe drive kicks off again this year.  Keep shoes out of landfills and put them on the feet of those in need to provide opportunities for education and employment! Once again we will partner with Love Thru Shoes and this year our goal is 8000 shoes! The next container will head to Kabwe, Zambia where Love Thru Shoes programming is beginning to work on new additional economic development projects for the community.

Become a Shoe Captain and start a shoe drive in your school, neighborhood, office or with your youth group today!  Read the Shoe Drive How To Sheet for all the details! We’ll keep you posted to drop off locations.  You will need to email Liz at [email protected] to schedule a pick up of your shoes.  The pick up date needs to be scheduled at the beginning of your shoe drive.  Email Jen at [email protected] if you are interested in being a drop off location.

Shoe Drive HowTo Fact Sheet

Shoe Drive Flyer 2015

Learn more about becoming a Shoe Captain for your School or Organization.

Service Learning Opportunities

Books:

“New Old Shoes” : “Providing a thought-provoking theme that encourages meaningful dialogue about an important topic, this focus on the basic need of footwear shows how a simple object to one is an irreplaceable gem to another. The story is told from the perspective of a pair of shoes as they are lovingly worn by a playful American boy before journeying to the eager feet of children in Africa. With an emphasis on how a pair of shoes is so much more than footwear to those less fortunate, this tale delivers a very important message to children: appreciate all that one has and give as much as possible.”

Four Feet, Two Sandals”: “When relief workers bring used clothing to a refugee camp in Pakistan, ten-year-old Lina is thrilled when she finds a sandal that fits her foot perfectly – until she sees that another girl has the matching shoe. But soon Lina and Feroza meet and decide that it is better to share the sandals than for each to wear only one. As they go about their rountines the girls discover the true meaning of friendship and sacrifice. This book honors the experiences of refugee children around the world, whose daily existence is marked by uncertainty and fear.”

Lesson:

Environmental Benefits of Recycling Shoes:

http://www.epa.gov/wastes/education/pdfs/svclearn.pdf

Recycle or Landfill

Why recycle you ask? Well, maybe how long something takes to decompose in a landfill is answer enough. Here is a short list of how long it takes a few things to decompose:

  • Wool socks = 1 to 5 years
  • Nylon fabric = 30 to 40 years
  • Running/Tennis shoes = 25 to 35 years
  • Leather shoes = 25 to 40 years

Health Benefits of Shoes:

http://www.the-travel-doctor.com/walkingbarefoot.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barefoot

http://samaritansfeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/SFDyingwithoutShoes.pdf

May 21st, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for May 21st.

 

Pebble Tossers with seniorsMay 9th, 2015, Mother’s Day Celebration at A.G. Rhodes,  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab – Cobb
900 Wylie Rd. SE
Marietta, GA 30067
770-427-8727

Volunteers will assist in setting up for the Mother’s Day Tea, help transport residents to the event, provide friendly company and conversation to the residents, and help with a special Mother’s Day craft, then assist with taking the residents back to their rooms and cleaning up.

 

arthritis walk volunteersMay 2nd, 2015 – Arthritis Foundation’s “Walk to Cure Arthritis”, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Concourse Office Park
Concourse Parkway
5 Concourse Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30328
 

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis. They work to change lives by helping people gain access to the critical medications necessary to live full, healthy lives and funding research that provides better treatments today and promises a cure for tomorrow. The event features a three-mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs – dogs get arthritis too!

The Arthritis Foundation has been fighting juvenile arthritis and supporting families for more than 60 years. Every year they invest more than $4.5 million in outreach and JA-specific research that advances treatments and will lead to a cure. There is no cure for juvenile arthritis and more that 6,500 kids in Georgia suffer from JA.

In support of finding a cure, Pebble Tossers volunteers are needed as Greeters, Route Cheerleaders, Working the Doggie Den, Passing out t-shirts, Passing out snacks and water, Staffing Kids Area: craft & activity booths, face painting, and much more!

To learn more about the Walk or to sign up to walk, click this link.

For more information on working the race and to sign up to volunteer on May 2nd, click here.

 

kids making lasagneMay 5th, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for May 5th.

 

BeltLine Clean up & horseshoeMay 1st, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to maintain an adopted section of the BeltLine.

Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like weeding our wildflower garden and monitoring our Urban Wildlife Habitat. Our section, NE 9, is located behind the Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 10th Street, NE & Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

March 1 – May 1, 2105, United Way’s Shoebox Project, multiple opportunities each month

It’s the 10th Anniversary of United Way’s Shoebox Project. In 2006, they collected 1,500 shoeboxes for homeless women and children. In just nine years, the initiative has collected over 44,000 shoeboxes and distributed to homeless women and children across Greater Atlanta.

Don’t have time to create a shoebox, but you still want to help? Build a shoebox virtually and United Way will create one for you! The campaign runs March 1 to May 1, 2015!

  • Fill a shoebox, top and bottom wrapped separately, with a combination of new, unopened items from the list of needed items below
  • Add a note of encouragement inside to personalize the shoebox
  • Host a shoebox party and invite friends, colleagues, or neighbors to decorate and fill shoeboxes together. Click here for drop off locations:  UW shoebox Collection Points 2015
  • Drag items into the Virtual Shoebox to purchase them. United Way will purchase a shoebox for you. It’s that easy!
  • Volunteer your time to sort Shoeboxes.  Thousands of boxes need to be inspected and sorted and your help is valuable!
  • Share your fundraising campaign! Create your own fundraising campaign for Shoebox Project that you can share on social media.
 ITEMS TO DONATE:
  • travel size shampoo
  • deodorant
  • travel size soap
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • travel size lotion
  • hair comb/brush
  • sun protector
  • lip balm
  • adhesive bandages
  • hand towels
  • antibiotic ointment
  • socks
  • tampons
  • panty liners
  • rain ponchos
  • resealable zipper storage bags
  • prepaid phone cards

Not accepted: medicine, food, sewing kits, razors, used or opened items.

 

kids making yummy dinnerApril 21st, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at [email protected] or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for April 21st.

 

IMG_8275April 18, 2015: Meals on Wheels.  9:15 am – 11:30 am, #GYSD

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602
  

Start off the Global Youth Service Day by delivering meals to senior citizens and shut-ins.  You will start at Senior Connections to load meals, then deliver the meals and enjoy a short visit with shut ins and other elderly folks in need. While this is a fun project to do with your family or with friends, it provides serious help to shut-ins and elderly residents who may not get the type of nutritious meals that we’ll be providing them.  We have routes with 7-9 households to visit and you do not need to return to Senior Connections after all the meals have been delivered. The number of deliveries will be based on the number of drivers that day.

This is a great family project or one to do with friends. You will need to provide your own transportation to Senior Connections and then to deliver the meals.

On Saturday, you will meet at 9:00 am on the left side of the building by the delivery dock.  The staff will give you a brief orientation and then provides very good directions to each location. You will then load your car with the appropriate number of meals that are all labeled by household.  Expect to spend between 2-3 hours for this project.  This is a great family project.

By registering you are committing to deliver the meals on this date.  These folks are counting on you for their meals.

Click here for more information and to register to deliver meals on April 18th.

 

13-DSC_0028April 18th, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am, #GYSD

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to maintain an adopted section of the BeltLine.

Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like weeding our wildflower garden and monitoring our Urban Wildlife Habitat. Our section, NE 9, is located behind the Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 10th Street, NE & Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here for more information and to sign up to volunteer on April 18th.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

paint_cansApril 18, 2015, Dunwoody Nature Center, Paint Recycling for Earth Day and Global Youth Service Day

3 shifts: 9:00 am – 11:00 am, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Dunwoody Nature Center
5343 Roberts Drive
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Thinking about doing some spring cleaning? Now’s the time to gather all of those old cans of paint lying around the house to bring in for recycling (yes, the old paint is recycled and used again!) during Dunwoody Nature Center’s Earth Day Paint Recycling Event on Saturday, April 18th from 10:00 until 4:00. For a fee of $1 per gallon (cash only), residents can drop off any unwanted paints and promote healthier air and water quality in the process.

Latex paints often end up in the landfill. Chemicals leached from this paint can have deleterious effects on soil, air and water. Innovative paint disposal operations, such as Atlanta Paint Disposal, have provided an alternative; in addition to separating, bulking and filtering the paint to produce a reusable paint product, Atlanta Paint Disposal donates large quantities of paint to community beautification projects. Their largest quarterly donation goes to the Graffiti Task Force of Atlanta. The Earth Day paint recycling event is part of a larger effort by the Dunwoody Nature Center and the City of Dunwoody to encourage environmentally-friendly behavior among residents.

Volunteers are needed to help collect and sort paint. Contact [email protected]  for more information or to register as an individual, civic, or corporate group and please put “Earth Day Paint Recycling” in your subject line.

 

 IMG_5752March 1 – April 18th: Writing Letters to Soldiers Campaign, #GYSD

Operation Gratitude / CA Army National Guard
Attn: Angel Cuevas
17330 Victory Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Our troops say the most cherished items in the packages are the personal letters of appreciation from Americans. It will only take 5 minutes out of your day to write a letter, but it will bring joy to our troops that will last a lifetime.

WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT
Keep your message upbeat and positive. Be thankful– share a little bit of yourself. Ask questions; however, do not discuss death or killing. Avoid politics completely and religious in excess. It is all about appreciation and respect. Ask yourself: Will this letter bring a smile to someone’s face?

MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION
-Sample salutations: Dear Hero, Dear Brave One
-Include your own mail or email so recipients can choose to reply
STUDENTS: Use first name only plus teacher’s name/classroom and school address
TEACHERS: Use your name and contact information on students letters
-No stamps or envelopes are needed
-Hand Written letters or cards are most appreciated
-No glitter please
-All letters will be screened – please do not seal envelopes.
-Send multiple letters together in one large mailing envelope or box.
-If you do not receive a reply from a Service Member, do not be discouraged. Remember: Our troops are busy!
-When you do receive responses, please screen the letters before giving to your students.

Click for:  Letter Writing Flyer and Letter Writing For Teachers

WOUNDED WARRIORS PROGRAM
Operation Gratitude sends special packages to Wounded service members who are recovering in Military hospitals and/or Wounded Warrior Transition Units.  If you would like to send letters specifically for our wounded heroes, please send them in a separate envelope marked: Wounded Warriors.

NEW RECRUITS PROGRAM
Recruit Care PackagesThey also have a “Recruit” Care Package program to thank the newest members of the Military for stepping forward and devoting the next several years of their life in service to our nation.

MAIL LETTERS BY APRIL 14TH TO ARRIVE BY APRIL 18TH
Operation Gratitude / CA Army National Guard
Attn: Angel Cuevas
17330 Victory Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91406

 

 

Article_237197200April 8, 2015 – A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab Center:  Play Bingo and Games with Seniors, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab Atlanta
350 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Get your game face on and join A.G. Rhodes for a fun morning of games, activities and bingo with seniors.

They’d love to have kids aged 5-12 come for the morning to visit and play games.  Please contact Kim Beasley directly for more information or to sign up to volunteer. [email protected] or 404-245-4111.

 

meal for ARMHCApril 11, 2015 Prepare Brunch for Atlanta Ronald McDonald House, 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities
795 Gatewood Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
678-704-8099

The Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities (ARMHC) staff and families greatly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy weekend to prepare them a delicious meal!

We will be preparing brunch for 40 house guests and begin serving at 10:00am.  Volunteers will arrive at 8:30 and bring items to make breakfast in the ARMHC kitchen because there is nothing like the smell of cooking bacon in the morning to start the day off right! Please arrive on time and we will enter the building as a group and begin putting our breakfast together in the kitchen.

You may park in the yellow restricted area on the outside of the parking garage or in the parking garage.  We will meet at “blue” elevator  at 8:30am to enter the House from the parking garage.  Tara Barnett will be the lead volunteer contact for the April 11th brunch and secure access into the building for the group.  Please call her at 972-953-8047 if you get lost or need assistance that morning.

Click here to read more and to sign up to volunteer on Saturday, April 11th.

 

EH_EASTERBASKETSMarch 28, 2015, Easter Party Helpers with A.G. Rhodes, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab – Cobb
900 Wylie Rd. SE
Marietta, GA 30067
770-427-8727
A.G. Rhodes is one of Georgia’s first nursing homes and has build a reputation for exceptional care. Pebble Tossers volunteers will help the Cobb location with their Easter party by assisting with set up, visiting with the seniors, guiding the activities, & cleaning up. Your help will make this fun day extra special for the senior residents.
Click here for more information and to sign up on March 28th.
 

Meal Prep for Sr. ConnectionsMarch 28, 2015, Preparing Meals for Meals on Wheels, 9:00 am – noon

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602

 This project includes meal packing, bread wrapping, box taping, and all other aspects of kitchen duties including dishes and clean-up. Senior Connections produces almost 2,500 meals every weekday for delivery to seniors and the meals prepared on Saturday assist the weekday workers. Volunteers must be age 12 & up.  Great time for hairnets!  Register early, this project always fills up quickly.

For more details and to register for this project on March 28, 2015, click here.

 

truly living well Food Access for All 5k March 28, 2015, Truly Living Well “Food Access for All” Fun Run & Walk, 9:00 am – noon

Join us on March 28th for the Food Access for All 5k Fun Run and Walk! 
2 million Georgians live in neighborhoods that lack access to affordable fruits, whole grains, and
vegetables needed to lead a healthy life.
Participants will collect a bag of groceries at Whole Foods Market to carry back to Truly Living Well Center for Urban Agriculture in order to simulate the challenges of accessing healthy foods!
Sign up TODAY to support our neighbors in need by visiting https://foodaccessforall5krun.eventbrite.com
 
Use these discount codes to register for only $10!:
SPRINGFEVER1 -Youth, Seniors, College students SPRINGFEVER2- Adults
Healthy food is a right not a privilege!
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beltline clean upMarch 21, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the Atlanta BeltLine.

Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like planting bulbs and wildflower seeds in our Urban Wildlife Habitat area.  We’ll learn about why native wildflowers are important to the ecosystem and make a pollinator craft. Our section, NE 9, is located next to Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves, water and light snack.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here for more information and to sign up to volunteer on March 21st.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

Playground cleanupMarch 9, 2015. 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.  Our House: Operation Safe Playground

Our House
711 Columbia Drive
Decatur, GA 30030

Our House, Inc. provides early childhood education & support services for homeless families. Our House provides a full-day, year-round, nationally-accredited early childhood education center, serving up to 81 homeless children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, and offers comprehensive supportive services to parents that help them to improve their situations and attain greater self-sufficiency.

Pebble Tossers volunteers are needed to provide necessary light maintenance to the grounds of the playground to maintain a safe play environment for the kids. We will be sweeping walkways, raking mulch, picking up debris such as Sweet Gum balls and sticks. Afterwards, we will have time to play with the children on the playground.

All volunteers ages 15 + must have a background check that is completed by Our House through Agnes Scott College. This project is appropriate for kids aged 8+ accompanied by an adult. Volunteers should bring their own gloves. Yard waste bags will be provided. Please bring your own water bottle and a light snack if necessary.

Click here for Background Check form.

Click here for more information and to sign up to volunteer on March 9th.

 

migrant-clothesMarch 2, 2015, Refugee Resettlement Donation Sorting, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Catholic Charities Atlanta
2305 Parklake Dr., NE
Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30345

 

Catholic Charities Atlanta resettles refugees from many different countries. In 2015 alone they plan to resettle approximately 285 individuals who are escaping war or persecution. Once they arrive in the U.S. they make sure they have all the essentials- including clothing! For this service project, volunteers will help sort and organize clothing and shoe donations to make it easier for clients to find and “shop” for what they need in the free donation room.  This project is best for ages 12+.

Directions: Please come to the Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services office at 2305 Parklake Drive, NE, Atlanta GA. Building 9, suite 150 (but putting this into Maps confuses things a bit!). Please come to the front entrance which has a small white sign out front. Ring the bell to be let in. They are located right next to IRC (which has a brighter and more noticeable sign!).

Click here for more information and to sign up for this project on March 2nd.

 

 

IMG_3646February 28: Deliver lunches to the Homeless, 12:15 pm – 4:00 pm

2840 Plant Atkinson Road
Smyrna, Ga 30080

Pebble Tossers volunteers will prepare bagged lunches at their own homes and meet on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 12:15 pm – 4:00 pm to deliver lunches and smiles to the homeless living under the bridges in downtown Atlanta. This project is great for families, scout troops, NHS or BETA clubs, or kids who need service hours that directly serve the poor.

Every Saturday, the 7 Bridges Saturday Ministry provides 700 bagged lunches to the homeless in Atlanta. Pebble Tossers volunteers will be accompanied by a 7 Bridges Leadership Team member throughout the day. They have asked Pebble Tossers volunteers to provide 200 of these lunches.  Therefore, each family/group is asked to provide a minimum of 25 bagged lunches.  Many of these items can be purchased affordably at Aldi, Costco or Sam’s Club.

DIRECTIONS FOR PREPARING MEALS:

  • Sandwich:  white bread, bologna, cheese, mustard.  Placed in a ziplock baggie
  • Salty snack: such as individual portion of chips, pretzels, etc.
  • Sweet snack: such as granola bar, cookies, fruit roll-up
  • Piece of fruit: such as apple, banana, orange
  • Bottle of Water
  • Handwritten note (this optional note is to be an encouraging, “Have a Nice Day” type of note
  • All items are to be placed in a plastic grocery bag.
  • 10 plastic grocery lunch bags should be placed into a larger white kitchen trash bag
  • Optional- if you’re a dog lover, many of the homeless are too!  Consider bringing small baggies of dog treat to handout as needed. Costco sells individual sized bags of dog food that is very convenient.
  • PLEASE EMAIL JEN HOW MANY LUNCHES YOU WILL BE PROVIDING: [email protected]

DRESS/ATTIRE

The ministry operates outside in all weather conditions.  Wear modest clothing and comfortable footwear that has good traction. Sandals and flip flops will limit your ability to go to many locations, especially under the bridges which can be slippery without the proper shoes.  Bring your own water bottle, wear sunscreen or bring a poncho if it’s raining.

This project is a wonderful opportunity for families to serve together and provide hands on assistance to those in need.  7 Bridges to Recovery is an evangelical Christian ministry which prays before the project and encourages volunteers to pray with each of the homeless they serve.  There is a considerable amount of walking, so it is appropriate for kids 5 and up.  All children MUST stay with their adult chaperone at all times.  If you cannot stay the entire 4 hours, it is fine to leave, as we will be caravaning to our meal delivery locations.  Please stay for as long as you can.

Click here for more details and to sign up to volunteer on February 28th.

 

BeltLine Clean up DayFebruary 21, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification & Steps Build, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine.

Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like building steps along a bridge to connect the BeltLine and removing invasive plants.  This is a “dog friendly” project, but you must get approval from Pebble Tossers before bringing your dog to volunteer. Our section, NE 9, is located next to Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here for more information and to sign up to volunteer on February 21st.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

valentine makingValentine Kit Making for Sibley Heart Center: Wednesday, February 4th, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Create Your Dreams Studio
King Plow Arts Center
887 West Marietta Street, Studio T-108
Atlanta, GA 30318 

Kids at Sibley Heart Center want a chance to forget they are in the hospital and to celebrate Valentine’s Day and we want to help! We’ll be assembling Valentine kits so they can make their own Valentines to give to a nurse, doctor or a parent.  We will also be assembling Door Sign kits so they can decorate a foam sign to let everyone know it’s their room. There will be time to make custom Valentine’s for the kids too!

This project, hosted within the Create Your Dreams studio, is a hands-on project suitable for all ages and we’ll be working with the kids from CYD and learning about their enrichment programs. Pebble Tossers will provide the supplies and a light snack thanks to the generosity of Cameron, Charlie and Parker Black.  If volunteers want to bring any additional donations of art supplies and sticker packs, they will be added to the kits for the patients at Sibley.

For more details and to register for this project on February 4, 2015, click here

garden clean up projectJanuary 31, Community Gardening with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, 9:00 am – noon

Christ UMC Church
1340 Woodstock Rd
Roswell, GA 30075

We need your help Saturday 1/31 with our Community Garden Program! This is a fun, outdoor opportunity for individuals aged 8 and up. Volunteers help with weeding, seeding, planting, tilling, cleaning, clearing, and any other activity that can possibly take place in a garden. ACFB provides snacks and water. All volunteers should dress comfortably and must wear closed toe, sturdy shoes.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Stephanie Burton at [email protected] or call 678-553-5984. There are 12 slots available for this project. Be sure to tell her that you are a Pebble Tossers volunteer.

 

Meals_on_Wheels_deliveryJanuary 10th, January 19th and January 31: Meals on Wheels.  9:00 am – 11:30 am.

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602
  

Start off the New Year by delivering meals to senior citizens and shut-ins.  You will start at Senior Connections to load meals, then deliver the meals and enjoy a short visit with shut ins and other elderly folks in need. While this is a fun project to do with your family or with friends, it provides serious help to shut-ins and elderly residents who may not get the type of nutritious meals that we’ll be providing them.  We have routes with 4-7 households to visit and you do not need to return to Senior Connections after all the meals have been delivered. The number of deliveries will be based on the number of drivers that day.

This is a great family project or one to do with friends. You will need to provide your own transportation to Senior Connections and then to deliver the meals.  Email Jen to register for a route: [email protected]

On Saturday, you will meet between 8:30 am – 9:00 am on the left side of the building by the delivery dock.  The staff will give you a brief orientation and then provides very good directions for each location. You will then load your car with the appropriate number of meals that are all labeled by household.  Expect to spend between 2-3 hours for this project.

By registering you are committing to deliver the meals on this date.  These folks are counting on you for their meals.

All sessions are now full.

 

BeltLine Beautification ProjectsJanuary 19: MLK Day – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine.  This project celebrates the service of Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK Day is a national day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together; supporting their neighborhoods, communities and the world.

On Monday, we will beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like spreading mulch, installing bird houses made in December, and removing invasive plants.  This is a “dog friendly” project, but you must get approval from Pebble Tossers before bringing your dog to volunteer. Our section, NE 9, is located next to Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker.Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here to sign up to volunteer on January 19th.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

December 2014 and January 2015

Holiday Service Camp:  December 27 – January 3

Pebble Tossers is partnering with Family Service Saturdays’ Holiday Service Camp, check out the fun activities planned especially for families.

January 3, Decorate Reusable Tote Bags, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

HandsOn Atlanta Office
600 Means Street, NE, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30318

Family Service Saturdays’ Holiday Service Camp invites you and your family to come out On January 3, 2015 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm to take part in raising awareness about environmental issues and reducing the number of plastic bags that will end up in landfills.

Creativity is encouraged! Your family can decorate reusable tote bags to spread the message about helping the environment.

Click here for more information and to volunteer on January 3rd.

December 27, Make Pet Adoption Flyers and Bandanas, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

HandsOn Atlanta Office
600 Means Street, NE, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30318

Help your local animal shelter find homes for their cats and dogs by making adoption flyers and bandanas!

Family volunteers will use pet profiles and art supplies to create their own flyer. We encourage families to hang the completed flyers up around their community.

Families will also be decorating an adopt me bandana for a homeless dog or cat at the shelter.

Click here for more information and to sign up to volunteer on December 27th.

 

December 29, Make Hygiene Kits, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

HandsOn Atlanta Office
600 Means Street, NE, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30318

Pebble Tossers is partnering with Family Service Saturdays’ Holiday Service Camp and invites you and your family to come out On December 29, 2014 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm to contribute to the day-to-day work of the Atlanta Children’s Shelter!

Families will be assembling hygiene kits.  The hygiene kits assembled by the families will support the shelter’s efforts to give the gift of transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

Click here for more information and to volunteer on December 29th.

 

December 30, Make Ball Caps for Cancer Patients, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

HandsOn Atlanta Office
600 Means Street, NE, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30318

Come out On December 30, 2014 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm to take part in making a difference in the lives of children and teens with cancer.

It’s time to put on your thinking “hat” and create your own special way to do your part in helping kids with cancer! Family volunteers will decorate baseball caps. The caps will be donated to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Click here for more information and to volunteer on December 30th.

December 20: Deliver socks & lunches to the Homeless, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

2840 Plant Atkinson Road
Smyrna, Ga 30080

Pebble Tossers volunteers will meet on Saturday, December 20, 2014 from noon – 4:00 to deliver lunches, socks and smiles to the homeless living under the bridges in downtown Atlanta. This project is great for families, scout troops, NHS or BETA clubs, or kids who need service hours that directly serve the poor.

Every Saturday, the 7 Bridges Saturday Ministry provides 700 bagged lunches to the homeless in Atlanta. Pebble Tossers volunteers will be accompanied by a 7 Bridges Leadership Team member throughout the day. Pebble Tossers volunteers normally provide sack lunches for the day, however, this time we are asking people to bring 2 packs of new socks.  Packs of 10 can be purchased at Walmart, Target and Costco at affordable prices. Additionally, there are many women along the route, if you want to discretely provide feminine hygiene products, these are greatly appreciated.

If you’re a dog lover, many of the homeless are too!  Consider bringing small baggies of dog treat to handout as needed. Costco sells individual sized bags of dog food that is very convenient.

DRESS/ATTIRE

The ministry operates outside in all weather conditions.  Wear modest clothing and comfortable footwear that has good traction. Sandals and flip flops will limit your ability to go to many locations, especially under the bridges which can be slippery without the proper shoes.  Bring your own water bottle, wear sunscreen or bring a poncho if it’s raining.

At noon, the group gathers together at the Smyrna location for instructions and then is divided into 2 routes:  The Bluffs and The Bridges.  Pebble Tossers recommends the Bridges route for kids.  The Bluffs route may be more appropriate for older teens and adults.  After that, families caravan in their own vehicles following the 7 Bridges team vans to the routes downtown.  The 7 Bridges Team stays with the groups at all times and, after years of serving these communities, has developed relationships with most of the people they serve.  They are able to alerts volunteers if the homeless are unapproachable.

This project is a wonderful opportunity for families to serve together.  There is a considerable amount of walking, so it is appropriate for kids 5 and up.  All children MUST stay with their adult chaperone at all times.  If you cannot stay the entire 4 hours, it is fine to leave, as we will be caravaning to our meal delivery locations.  Please stay for as long as you can.

Click here for more information and to sign up to volunteer on December 20th.

 

christmas caroling to homelessDecember 24, Christmas Eve Caroling to the homeless: 6:00 pm start

230 Cleveland Avenue
Atlanta, GA   30315

Join 7 Bridges to Recovery to gather together then go under the Bridges to deliver lunches and sing Christmas Carols. 7 Bridges is a Christian ministry and they typically have a gathering prayer before their projects. NO RSVP is required.  Email any questions to [email protected]  Please note the gathering location is NOT where we normally meet in Smyrna.  Please arrive by 6:00 as the group will depart from there and you will not be able to “catch up” with them.

 

Fall 2014:

FMSC_marilyn-imagesOctober 31 – November 2: Feed My Starving Children MobilePack to make 1,000,000 meals! Multiple Shifts.

North Atlanta Trade Center
1700 Jeurgens Court
Norcross, GA 30093

We invite you to join in being a part of the hunger solution through this Feed My Starving Children MobilePack. This is an opportunity to learn about hunger related issues, pray for those in need, raise funds to cover the cost of meals and pack meals for the hungry. Through this powerful event, we can impact the lives of thousands of children. Watch the video:  Feed My Starving Children Mobile Meal Pack

Shifts available throughout the 3 days. Feel free to select more than one!  Click here to view shifts and register.

 

trick or treat with seniorsOctober 31: Trick-or-Treating with Seniors. Drop by after lunch or come to the party 6:00 pm -8:30 pm

3088 Lenox Road
Atlanta, GA 30324

Join the fun and festivities at Brighton Gardens Buckhead Assisted Living dressed in your Halloween costume.  The residents love seeing the kids and talking with them about their costumes.  This fun service project provides “Kid Therapy” to the elderly residents.  They get a “treat” just by interacting with the kids in costumes!  During their Halloween party starting at 6:00 pm, they will be having a Family Night with lots of entertainment, food and candy. Even Elvis is doing a live performance! Please drop by any time after noon for a little trick or treating, even if you cannot come to the party.

Click here for more details and to sign up to volunteer on October 31st.

 

kidspic fur busNovember 1: Meals on Wheels with the Fur Bus.  8:30 am – 11:00 am.  $10/per person

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30341-2718

Join PT Teens for delivering Meals on Wheels while cruising on the Fur Bus! We’ll start and end at Senior Connections to load meals, then deliver the meals and enjoy a short visit with shut ins and other elderly folks in need. While this is a fun project, it provides serious help to shut-ins and elderly residents who may not get the type of nutritious meals that we’ll be providing them.  Max of 10 volunteers for this trip. There is a $10/pp fee to cover the cost of the driver for the Fur Bus.

Click here for more details and to sign up to volunteer on November 1st.

 

2014-thanksgivingfooddrive November 15: Prepare Thanksgiving Food Baskets for Lift Up Atlanta. 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Scotty’s Thrifty Storage (formerly Medlock Commons Self Storage)
3120 Medlock Bridge Rd, Suite 100
Norcross, GA 30071

Lift Up Atlanta has a goal to pass out at least 200 Thanksgiving food baskets to needy families this year.  They want to do their small part to help someone in need this holiday season.

They seek donations and collections of food items to fill Thanksgiving baskets for these needy families. They also need volunteers to help sort, organize and distribute to the families on November 15th at Scotty’s Thrifty Storage, 3120 Medlock Bridge Rd, Suite 100, Building K (in the rear of the business park), Norcross, GA.

Sign up to volunteer on November 15th:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4caeab2fa64-thanksgiving2

 

Delivering lunches in Tent CityNovember 15: Deliver lunches to the Homeless, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

2840 Plant Atkinson Road
Smyrna, Ga 30080

Pebble Tossers volunteers will prepare bagged lunches at their own homes and meet on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from noon – 4:00 to deliver lunches and smiles to the homeless living under the bridges in downtown Atlanta. This project is great for families, scout troops, NHS or BETA clubs, or kids who need service hours that directly serve the poor.

Every Saturday, the 7 Bridges Saturday Ministry provides 700 bagged lunches to the homeless in Atlanta. Pebble Tossers volunteers will be accompanied by a 7 Bridges Leadership Team member throughout the day. They have asked Pebble Tossers volunteers to provide 200 of these lunches.  Therefore, each family/group is asked to provide a minimum of 25 bagged lunches.  Many of these items can be purchased affordably at Aldi, Costco or Sam’s Club.

DIRECTIONS FOR PREPARING MEALS:

  • Sandwich:  white bread, bologna, cheese, mustard.  Placed in a ziplock baggie
  • Salty snack: such as individual portion of chips, pretzels, etc.
  • Sweet snack: such as granola bar, cookies, fruit roll-up
  • Piece of fruit: such as apple, banana, orange
  • Bottle of Water
  • Handwritten note (this optional note is to be an encouraging, “Have a Nice Day” type of note
  • All items are to be placed in a plastic grocery bag.
  • 10 plastic grocery lunch bags should be placed into a larger white kitchen trash bag
  • Optional- if you’re a dog lover, many of the homeless are too!  Consider bringing small baggies of dog treat to handout as needed. Costco sells individual sized bags of dog food that is very convenient.
  • PLEASE EMAIL JEN HOW MANY LUNCHES YOU WILL BE PROVIDING: [email protected]

DRESS/ATTIRE

The ministry operates outside in all weather conditions.  Wear modest clothing and comfortable footwear that has good traction. Sandals and flip flops will limit your ability to go to many locations, especially under the bridges which can be slippery without the proper shoes.  Bring your own water bottle, wear sunscreen or bring a poncho if it’s raining.

This project is a wonderful opportunity for families to serve together.  There is a considerable amount of walking, so it is appropriate for kids 5 and up.  All children MUST stay with their adult chaperone at all times.  If you cannot stay the entire 4 hours, it is fine to leave, as we will be caravaning to our meal delivery locations.  Please stay for as long as you can.

Click here for more details and to sign up to volunteer on November 15th.

 

BeltLine Beautification ProjectsNovember 22: Family Volunteer Day – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine.  This project celebrates Family Volunteer Day. Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together; supporting their neighborhoods, communities and the world. Points of Light created the day 23 years ago to showcase the benefits of family volunteering and to provide opportunities for families to help create supportive environments in their communities.

On Saturday, we will beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  There will be special projects like spreading mulch or removing invasive plants that will be done on an as-needed basis.  This is a “dog friendly” project, but you must get approval from Pebble Tossers before bringing your dog to volunteer. Our section, NE 9, is located next to Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker.Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here to sign up to volunteer on November 22nd.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

making s'mores for homeless November 29: Making S’mores for the Homeless. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SafeHouse Outreach
89 Ellis Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Pebble Tossers will help SafeHouse Outreach with their annual Chili Outreach on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We will assist in setting up different stations: clothing, foods, health screenings and will provide supplies to make & serve S’mores for the folks on the street. We’ll be serving and visiting with the community from 11-2, then helping clean up. Great way to extend your Thanksgiving!  This project has a $5 per person fee to cover the cost supplies for the S’mores and other materials throughout the day.

Parts of Ellis Street will be closed, but ample pubic parking is nearby.  Dress warmly and bring your own water bottle.  This is a great project for families of all ages!

Click here for more details and to sign up on November 29th.

Meals_on_Wheels_deliveryDecember 6: Meals on Wheels.  8:30 am – 11:00 am.

Kick off the Holidays by delivering meals to senior citizens and shut-ins.  You will start at Senior Connections to load meals, then deliver the meals and enjoy a short visit with shut ins and other elderly folks in need. While this is a fun project to do with your family or with friends, it provides serious help to shut-ins and elderly residents who may not get the type of nutritious meals that we’ll be providing them.  We have 8 households to visit and you do not need to return to Senior Connections after all the meals have been delivered. The number of deliveries will be based on the number of drivers that day.  This project is NOT with the Fur Bus.  You will need to provide your own transportation to Senior Connections and then to deliver the meals.

Click here for more details and to sign up to volunteer on December 6th.

 

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belt line clean upsOctober 18: Atlanta BeltLine Clean Up.  9:30 am – 11:00 am

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine.  We will meet the Second Saturday of the month during the school year to clean up our section which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  There will be special projects like spreading mulch or removing invasive plants that will be done on an as-needed basis. We will be working on certifying this area as a “Backyard Wildlife Habitat” per the guidelines from the National Wildlife Federation. This is a “dog friendly” project, but you must get approval from Pebble Tossers before bringing your dog to volunteer. Our section, NE 9, is located next to Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Park Tavern lot. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area. If the parking area is full, please look around in the retail areas for a spot.

Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here to sign up to volunteer on October 18th.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

Boo-at-the-ZooOctober 19th, Boo at the Zoo (Zoo Atlanta) 8:30 am – 1:00 pm and  11:45 am – 4:00 pm

800 Cherokee Avenue, SE.,  Atlanta, GA 30315

Pebble Tossers Teen volunteers will dress in “merry, not scary” costumes and will help Zoo Atlanta by handing out candy at treat booths, as costume characters and greeters, at craft activities and much more!  Lots of direct interaction with young kids. Volunteers aged 8-17 must be with an adult (1 adult to 4 kids).

Get into the Halloween spirit and come in costume! Merry not scary costumes are appropriate. Don’t want to come in costume? That is okay – you can wear black shirts or Pebble Tossers shirts instead.  This event takes place rain or shine. Volunteers will be out of doors for the majority of their shifts, so please dress according to the weather.

Click here for more information and to sign up to volunteer on October 19th from 8:30am – 1:00pm.

Click here for more information and to sign up to volunteer on October 19th from 11:45am-4:00pm.  FULL

 

daffys pet paradeOctober 25th: Daffy’s Pet Soup Kitchen – Daffy’s Day Celebration. 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Lilburn City Park
76 Main Street, NW
Lilburn, GA 30047

 Daffy’s Pet Soup Kitchen is a pet food bank serving North and Central Georgia with a mission to keep families and their pets together. Daffy’s Day Celebration is a fun festival & their only fundraiser. Volunteers are needed to help with the pet parade, dog walk, setup, clean up, working in festival booths, and to generally promote Daffy’s mission.  Visit their website for more information.

Shift 1:  8:30 am – 1:00 pm.  Click here for details and to sign up to volunteer on October 25th from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm.

Shift 2:  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  Click here for details and to sign up to volunteer on October 25th from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

 

Pal-o-ween Fall FestivalOctober 26: Pal-O-Ween Fall Festival. 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Creating Connected Communities 4th annual Fall Festival serves 200 underserved kids in Anderson Park with lots of pre-Halloween fun: a Haunted House, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Candy, Snacks, Pumpkins, DJ, Dancing & much more. Pebble Tossers volunteers are responsible for the station where kids decorate fun Fall Masks and other crafts. Ages 10+

Click here for more details and to sign up to volunteer on October 26th.   FULL

 

Autrey Mill trailsOctober 11: Clean up Day at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center

Volunteers will be providing light maintenance such as pulling weeds, clearing brush, moving mulch, etc throughout Autrey Mill’s 46 acres of ravine forest. This Johns Creek nature preserve’s two miles of walking trails wind past a scenic creek with rocky shoals, spring seeps, mature trees, wildflowers, native plants, and a variety of animal life.  All ages welcome. Children under 8 must be supervised and be able to handle the equipment.

Click here for more information and to sign up to volunteer on September 27.  COMPLETED

Click here for more information and to sign up to volunteer on October 11.

 

October 4: Future Leaders Academy Community Learning Garden. 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

51 Polar Rock Road, Atlanta, GA 30315
During this fun fall project, volunteers will work on installation and repair of a community learning garden.  This is a kick off event with the aim is to join community members, students, teachers and parents to make repairs to the existing garden, install additional gardens, repurposing materials, prepping and planting of fall harvest produce and/or flowers.  This project will connect students, parents and community members with a master urban gardener and student nutritionist to provide education on urban gardening as well as develop healthy eating habits through garden reflection, food journaling and recipe development.
The project will assist the preschoolers with hands-on learning lessons that tie in with gardens and promote a healthy lifestyle.  The gardens will also be open to the local community to teach people of all ages the importance of sustainability, health and nutrition, and the benefits of homegrown produce.  Limited garden supplies will be on hand, however, additional shovels, trowels, hammers, may be useful, so please feel free to bring you own as well as your own gloves.
This is a gardening project to be constructed outside.  Appropriate dress for the weather and closed toe shoes are recommended. Plan to bring a water bottle and light snack for yourself.  All ages welcome.

September 27: Miles of Pillowcase Smiles with ConKerr Cancer. 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30062

ConKerr Cancer is hosting their fun sewing event, Miles of Pillowcase Smiles, across the country this September. Because September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, they have chosen this time to bring as many pillowcase smiles to as many sick children as possible.  Their goal for the month is one mile, 2,112 pillowcases! They have met this goal for the last 5 years and hope to again in 2014.

Join ConKerr Cancer Georgia at the Georgia Chapter Miles of Pillowcase Smiles (MOPS) event for an afternoon of sewing fun to sew as many pillowcases as possible. What to bring: Sewing machine/serger, thread, sewing supplies, fabric pre-cut into pillowcase kits or use their fabric for a $10 donation.

Volunteers will meet in La Salette Hall (La Salette Hall is a small building on the other side of Bishop Lake Rd from the main church facility. The entrance is next to the 4905 mailbox on Bishop Lake Road.)  Please bring a dish to share for lunch. Drinks will be supplied.

RSVP is necessary because of limited space. Please email Lisa at [email protected]  You can come for the entire time or schedule a specific time to come and sew pillowcases.

Aside from the Miles of Pillowcase Smiles event, ConKerr Cancer Georgia is looking for volunteers to sew fun and funky pillowcases for sick kids in our local hospitals on a regular basis. It is as easy as heading to the local fabric store and picking out a fun novelty fabric. Fabrics with Hello Kitty, Frozen, Spiderman or maybe even GA Bulldogs, are some of the pillowcases that kids love to receive. Just follow the directions and guildlines on their website and soon you will be creating a beautiful pillowcase that will brighten the day, and hospital room, of a critically ill child. This is a great opportunity for a family member (parent, grandparent, aunt, etc.) to teach a child to sew. Pillowcases are a great first sewing project! During the year ConKerr has odd jobs available to older kids (checking over already completed, and donated, pillowcases, ironing them and packaging)(must be able to pick up and return in Canton).  Please visit their website at www.conkerrcancer.org/chapters/atlanta-savannah for sewing and contact information.

ARMHC gatewood houseSeptember 20: Clean up Day at Atlanta Ronald McDonald House. 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Pebble Tossers volunteers will help to beautify the grounds at the Ronald McDonald House near Emory.  We will lightly sand and stain the fence and gazebo; clean window exteriors; and provide light weeding to the landscaped areas.  Volunteers for this must be 18 years and up and need to bring gloves, a paint brush, a water bottle and a smile!

Click here for more details and to sign up to volunteer on September 20th.

September 11:  Toy Day Show & Tell with Seniors.  10:15 am- 11:45 am

Pebble Tossers volunteers will share their favorite toys with seniors during a Toy Day Show and Tell. This fun, all-ages project brings together several generations for a fun morning and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood toys. Each volunteer will bring a toy and talk with the seniors about it or show them how it works.  We’ll be visiting with our friends at Brighton Gardens in Buckhead. Great for Home School groups and preschoolers!

Click here for more details and to sign up to volunteer on September 11th.

 

9/11 goody bags to 1st respondersSeptember 4-12:  Goody Bags for First Responders.  Any time project.

In honor of all First Responders who sacrificed their lives to help others during the tragic events of 9/11, we suggest you Host a Goody Bag coloring event or letter writing event at home, your school or any where! Set aside just a few minutes to reflect on the memory of September 11th in the days leading up to the Anniversary.  This is a project appropriate for all ages on this National Day of Service.  Goody Bags can include candy, snack bars, fruit snacks, and other treats.  Color the Goody Bags and write a personal note of thanks to the recipient. Deliver the Goody Bags to your local police or fire department throughout the week.

Want to do more with this idea?  Check out Operation Goody Bag’s website for more details.

 

Ongoing Throughout the Summer:

jleslies-son-with-slsk-bagNearly 800,000 children in Georgia schools receive free or reduced-price lunch, a crucial meal that disappears in the summer.  For the 3rd summer in a row, Pebble Tossers will partner with Smart Lunch, Smart Kid to ensure that these children are fed in the summer. Unlike other programs, the food is delivered to the children in their neighborhoods, removing the barrier of lack of  transportation. Multiple dates and locations throughout summer to choose from.  Sign up early!
Sign up to make, serve or deliver lunches in your area. 

There are other organizations committed to providing meals to in-need citizens this summer. Click on the name to learn more about their programs and how you can volunteer.

Why Hunger – this website provides answers to any question you can think of regarding summer meals for children.  You can enter your zip code to find places that provide meals and then contact those locations directly to provide or serve meals.  This is also the website to direct families in need of summer lunches.

VolunteeringTrailsDay2010June 7th: National Trails Day

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Once again, Pebble Tossers will partner with REI for National Trails Day to clean, clear and beautify local parks and trails.  This year we’ll work with Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area which includes the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve and Panola Mountain State Park. Volunteers receive an REI shirt and lunch. All volunteers need to bring a signed REI Volunteer Waiver to volunteer.  It is accessible to download after you register online with REI.

Pebble Tossers is hosting a youth-oriented project ideal for kids aged 3-8 which includes cleaning up a wildlife and bird viewing area, craft activities and book reading.  This project will be at the Panola Mountain Park, a 12 minute drive from the main location.  However, all groups will start at the Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve and return there for lunch.

 

IMG_5548June 24th: Making 4th of July Crafts with Seniors

10:30 am –  12:00 pm

Pebble Tossers volunteers will join the senior residents of Brighton Gardens of Buckhead to make 4th of July sun catchers and deliver Thank You cards to the 25 veterans living there.  Please make Thank You or 4th of July cards prior to coming and we’ll deliver them to the residents.

Intergenerational volunteering is beneficial to young and elderly volunteers alike.  The residents in assisted living facilities welcome youth volunteers as many are unable to see their own grandchildren or great grandchildren as often as they would like.  This project is appropriate for volunteers of all ages.

Click here to sign up to volunteer on June 24th.

 

12039374035_78c7abce05_oJune 27th and July 25th: Atlanta BeltLine Clean Up

Pebble Tossers is thrilled to partner with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine.  We will meet the last Friday of the month during the summer to clean up our section which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  There will be special projects like spreading mulch or removing invasive plants that will be done on an as-needed basis.  Our co-Adoptor is Doguroo, so this is a “dog friendly” project, but you must get approval from Pebble Tossers before bringing your dog to volunteer. Our section, NE 9, is located next to Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Park Tavern lot. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area.

Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.

Click here to sign up to volunteer on June 27th.

Click here to sign up to volunteer on July 25th.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

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 April 27

433e4e8817b08e9a3f4eddaf177a0a6cGet a jump on Global Youth Service Day (April 26-28) and join the Books for Miles Foundation to create the longest (flat rendering) book sculpture!  Volunteers are needed to sort books and cover them in wrapping paper.  After the project all the books will be donated to start Reading Pro Libraries at the Rainbow Housing Assistance Center and the Albert T. Mills Enrichment Center.

Reading Pro Libraries are set up in facilities that serve minority students in some capacity such as day care centers, women and children’s shelters, and after-school programs. Reading Pro Libraries provide easy access to children’s book for teachers and students for the purpose of reading instruction.  It also provides an inviting space for students to sit and explore reading .  Each library contains at least 20 brand new books or at least 2-5 Easy Readers, a bookshelf for storage,  a 5’x7′ rug, a reading lamp, and bean bags for sitting.

To volunteer on April 27, meet in College Park, GA at the 
Public Service Training Facilities
3025 Merk Rd
College Park, GA 30349
 
Donated books can be sent to:
The Books For Miles Foundation
6050 Yellowood Court
College Park, GA 30349

For more information, please contact Jan Jackson at 404-667-1426 or jan_jackson75@yahoo.com.

 May 4

IMG_1659“Let’s Move Together” Arthritis Foundation Walk.  The Georgia Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation hosts is annual walk on Saturday, May 4th at the Concourse Office Park in Sandy Springs.

More than just an event, Arthritis Walk® is a celebration of year-round movement. It is building awareness for this debilitating disease and raising necessary funds to drive arthritis research, education and life improvement programs; it also continues the Arthritis Foundation’s search to find a cure to the nation’s leading cause of disability.

Volunteers are needed Saturday morning from 8:00 am – 1:00 to set up, monitor the route, staff the refreshment tables after the race, staff event booths for face painting and bouncy houses,etc, staff the Doggie tent, and clean up.

Please contact Jane Ranno at jtr331@yahoo.com to sign up to volunteer.  To register to participate individually or join a team in the walk please visit their website.

 

 May 5

4880053832_c20038e543_mSwim Across America is coming to Georgia!  Swim Across America Olympian Swim Clinic and Open Water Swim invites swimmers of all skill levels and ages are welcome to join the event to raise money for our beneficiary; the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Swim as an individual or as a team to honor loved ones who have been affected by cancer. Whether you are a returning SAA swimmer or looking to do your first Open Water swim,  join in to “Make Waves to Fight Cancer.”

Pebble Tossers is promoting Team Chip’s Nation in honor of our friend, Chip Madren.  To swim in honor of Chip or to make a contribution in his name, please visit their team page and you can also read more about Chip’s story and his fight against cancer.

The event on Sunday, May 5th will be held at Lake Spivey in Clayton County, 15 miles south of Atlanta.

Volunteers are needed throughout the morning – click here to learn more about the volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are needed for both the Olympian Swim Clinic at Georgia Tech on May 4th from 8-12 and at Lake Spivey for the Open Water Swim from 6am-12pm (many shifts available).  Positions include registration, greeters, check out, hospitality, photography, kids activities tent, and event set up and take-down. Kids under 13 are welcome to volunteer with the help of an adult.    All volunteers receive food and an event t-shirt.  For more information about volunteering or the event itself, contact Sheri at sheri@swimacrossamerica.org.

Pebble Tosser needs 5 volunteers during the pre-race session from 6:00 am – 10:00 am in the “Why I Swim” Tent.  Event-goers write the name of a loved one who is fighting or has fought cancer on a stone.  The stones are all ceremoniously thrown into the lake.   Contact Jen at jguynn@pebbletossers.org for more details.

To register for the Olympian Swim Clinic on May 4th click here.

To register for the Open Water Swim on May 5th click here.

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April 13

logo-earthdayCaptain Planet Earth Day Kids’ Fest at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, Saturday, April 13, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Pebble Tossers hosted our annual Community Service Project to sort shoes.  We  recycled, sorted & prepared shoes to send to Uganda with Love Thru Shoes.

Did you know it takes about 40 years for a pair of leather shoes or 500 years for sneakers with plastic or rubber soles to decompose in a landfill?  Instead of throwing out outgrown shoes, recycle them for  a reason!

Shoes in places like Uganda or Haiti are the people’s main mode of transportation and provide the first defense against parasites, diseases and other viruses.  Having a pair of shoes also provides children with the opportunity to attend school or work safely in the fields.

For more information about the Earth Day Kids’ Fest, visit the Chattahoochee Nature Center website.

Check out photos from the event :

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MARCH 17-29

305735_130973363669799_597128092_nStart a shoe drive in your community, neighborhood, school, house of worship or any where!  Pebble Tossers is partnering with local nonprofit, Love Thru Shoes, to collect 5000 pairs of shoes to send to Uganda.  Love Thru Shoes has worked in Africa with Operation Mobilization to distribute shoes throughout sports programs, churches and foot washing trips in the country and throughout local communities. The shoes will also be used through a program in which the Ugandan people will learn a practical skill (such as gardening, carpentry, sewing, etc.) and in exchange they will receive shoes for their family. This is to ensure that not only are they receiving a pair of shoes, but also learning a valuable task that can help them for the rest of their lives.

To start a shoe drive, contact your school principal or post fliers in your community informing them of time frame that you want to have the collection, where to drop off the shoes, and donation guidelines:

What they Need:

.  Shoes for children, youth and teens, primarily athletic shoes and school shoes

.  Shoes for adults, primarily athletic shoes or shoes for work or church

.  Bind shoes securely together with a strong rubberband or shipping tape.  Place a piece of blue painters’  tape on the bottom and mark the size.

.  $1.00 per pair to offset the cost of shipping (optional, but encouraged)

If you want to bring your collected shoes to the Love Thru Shoes temporary warehouse is located at 5050 Wallace Drive, Cumming, GA 30041.  Shoes can be dropped off in large plastic bags, but MUST be labled “LOVE THRU SHOES”.  Pick up is available for larger quantities of shoes.  Please contact Liz for pick up or with any questions: liz@lovethrushoes.com.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

  • Love Thru Shoes (temporary warehouse):  5050 Wallace Drive, Cumming, GA 30041, 678-713-4037
  • My Room Rocks: 10995 State Bridge Rd  Alpharetta, GA 30022, 678- 566-3200.
  • HippoHopp: 1936 Briarwood Court, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-634-4964

 

MARCH 29

rhino sculptureHuman Rhino Sculpture.   March 29th, 8:00 am at Northwood Elementary School in Roswell.  Attempting to set a new Guinness World Book of Records to raise awareness on the dire situation of Rhino Poaching.

          •  Volunteers needed to make a Human Rhino Sculpture.  1200 people will fill in an outline of a giant rhino. Guinness World Book of Records status has been applied for.   All attendees must wear a gray shirt for the sculpture.
          • Volunteers needed to help direct students into the rhino outline and makes sure everyone remains where we place them.  Depending on the number of registered participants, 20-30 volunteers are needed to help with the process on the day of the event.
  • In-kind donation of a cherry-picker type truck or fire truck to elevate the photographer to get high enough so they can capture the entire image of the sculpture.
  • Write a letter against poaching to South African President Zuma.  Read more here.

Sign up to help raise awareness against the poaching of endangered rhinos and to help set a new record for the Guinness Book of Records.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.  For more information on this event, please contact Jim Reis at 678-491-6222 or jim.ries@onemoregeneration.org.  Read more about what the OMG Foundation is doing with their Saving Rhinos campaign.

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MARCH 2nd

IMG_1752Pebble Tossers youth volunteers and Executive Director  participated in a panel discussion at the Committee on Teaching about the United Nations’ 6th Annual Conference “Taking Action Toward Eradicating Poverty” at Georgia State University, College of Education.  Panelists included Create Your Dreams Director- Daren Grainger, Pebble Tossers’ Executive Director-Jen Guynn, Youth volunteers- Aaliyah Rucker, Ansley Curran, Charlie Stephens.  Discussion topics included how poverty effects children and how other children can make a difference to eradicate poverty through community service. 

Visit the CTAUN website for details.

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youth of the year logoYOUTH OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS

Pebble Tossers is proud to announce the winners of our first annual Youth of the Year Awards.  This award promotes good citizenship, a desire for the greater good of his/her community, and the development of well-rounded personalities.  Youth ages 4 – 18 are eligible to win based on nomination essays outlining the following characteristics:

Recipients of the Pebble Tossers’ Youth of the Year award exemplify the following characteristics:

  • Commitment to community service
  • Leadership ability
  • Compassion and respect for others
  • Humility
  • Fun-loving spirit

Aaliyah Rucker started her own foundation, A Touch of Warmth, to bring blankets to those in need.  Carter’s Children’s Wear recognized the tremendous impact she was making and now donates blankets to her efforts.  She has grown this outreach and now provides blankets to hundreds of people including those in nursing homes and Make-a-Wish Foundation kids setting out on their adventures. Additionally, Aaliyah began a Service Club at her school and makes a point to include classmates who are new to volunteering.

Ansley Curran actively volunteers locally and internationally. With an open heart and a huge smile, she volunteers with refugee resettlement organizations, veterans, Fur Kids, the St. Francis Table, Miracle Worker Soup Kitchen, and the Salvation Army’s School for the Blind. Ansley acts as a catalyst for volunteerism by engaging her friends to volunteer with her and exposing them to new organizations.

David Gebhardt take leadership roles with the Junior Earth Stewards. He has mobilized large-scale service projects and worked diligently to see the projects through from the beginning stages until completion. During his last project, David’s efforts impacted hundreds of people with the collection of 333 pairs of shoes that were sent to Haiti.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View photos from the Award Presentation at the 11Alive/WXIA studios.

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YOUTH OF THE YEAR AWARD:

Celebrating Youth Volunteerism

Call for Nominations

Pebble Tossers wants to recognize outstanding volunteer efforts of our members.  Please nominate kids from age 4-18 to be recognized at our “Start a Ripple” Benefit on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the King Plow Arts Center.

Recipients of the Pebble Tossers’ Youth of the Year award exemplify the following characteristics:

  • Commitment to community service
  • Leadership ability
  • Compassion and respect for others
  • Humility
  • Fun-loving spirit

This award promotes good citizenship, a desire for the greater good of his/her community, and the development of well-rounded personalities.

Categories will be divided into 3 age divisions:  4-9, 10-13, 14-18.  Submit the following:

An essay of no more than 500 words, single-spaced on 8 ½ x 11 paper with one-inch margins and typed in 12-point font.  You also may submit a video that is between 3 and 5 minute long.  The essay and format of the video must answer the following questions: (answers will be evaluated as appropriate for different ages)

1. What service does the nominee provide within the organization for which they volunteer?

  • Include any unique motivations regarding the willingness of the nominee to volunteer.

2. What achievements or impact has been made as the direct result of the nominee’s volunteer service to the community?

  • For example, improvement to conditions, services, or the lives of others in the community.

3. Does the nominee provide innovative approaches in their service?

  • List results such as: building community support, generating resources, mobilizing additional volunteers, developing new partnerships, connecting communities and schools, encouraging civic engagement and responsibility.

4. Has the nominee overcome any unique challenges or obstacles to perform this activity?

5. How has the experience impacted the nominee? If self-nominating, please reflect on and explain this impact.

  • Examples can include: How has your perspective on the project changed? What will you remember most about this experience?  How did the experience make you feel?

For any questions, please refer to the links below.

Youth of the Year Nomination Form & FAQ

Writing an Award Winning Nomination Guideline

Self-nominations (with parent approval if you’re under age 13) and parental nominations are welcome!  All essay submissions must be sent in PDF format to jguynn@pebbletossers.org by noon October 6, 2012.  By submitting the nomination, you agree that all essays, photos, and videos become property of Pebble Tossers, Inc. and can be used on our website or printed materials. You do not need to be present on October 13th to win.  We will contact you to arrange a time to present the award.

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Summer 2012

Upcoming Events with Pebble Tossers

Thursday, July 26, 2012  SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE WITH HP GIVES

It’s Back To School time!

Just as the weather is creeping back below 95 degrees, stores are beginning to stock up on all the supplies needed for students. Take advantage of the sales and grab some extra supplies for students in need this fall.

Pebble Tossers is again teaming up with Hewlett-Packard and their HP GIVES program to provide school supplies for students. This year, Camp Creek Middle School in College Park will be the beneficiary of the supplies.

Join us on Thursday, July 26th from 9:00 – 11:00 at the HP Alpharetta campus to sort supplies, and make greeting cards for the students. A representative from Camp Creek Middle School will be on hand to talk to the children about the school and the students the supplies will go to.

Please bring supplies that you collect or start a supply drive in your neighborhood community. It’s easy to do! Ask friends to help, post a sign in a visible area or use a community newsletter, set a date and location where you will collect the supplies or offer to pick them up.

Supplies needed:

Loose leaf paper          Spiral Notebooks        Composition Books        Crayons          Pencils                           Pens (blue or black)  Colored pencils             Pencil Pouches               Markers          Scissors Glue sticks                    Rulers                             1 or 3 inch binders         Dividers          Jump drive  Dictionary                    Copy Paper                    Construction Paper        Poster board  Calculator Index cards                  Sticky notes                   Pocket Folders with Prongs

Please register here 

 

July 4, 2012  Pebble Tossers to join City of Dunwoody 4th of July Parade

Atlanta-based non-profit participates for the third year

Atlanta, GA – Pebble Tossers Inc., a non-profit youth service organization that makes it easy to find fun, age-appropriate service projects for kids and teens in Metro Atlanta, recently announced their support of the annual City of Dunwoody 4th of July parade.

As in past years, the organization will be building a float and walking in the parade. They are currently extending an invitation to the community at large to join them in both float construction and to walk with them on the parade route.  For 2012, instead of hosting tent at the end of the event to make Thank You cards for soldiers & veterans, they ask that people to make them at home and bring the cards to the parade for the group to pick up along the route.

For those who can’t make the parade that morning, they can drop off their Thank You cards in boxes located with Pebble Tossers partners in Dunwoody: Mellow Mushroom, Village Burger, Dunwoody Hall Cleaners, Priluck & Nordone Denistry, and Yogli Mogli.  All Thank You cards will be delivered on July 6th to the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Decatur.  Families are welcome to join them for the card distribution and veteran visit.

“We are thrilled to celebrate our third 4th of July with citizens of Dunwoody.  This year the theme of parade is Service to Community & Nation, which aligns perfectly with our mission,” offered Jen Guynn, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Pebble Tossers. “The veteran visit is one of the most rewarding service projects that we do. The kids love interacting with the servicemen and women that receive their cards and the veterans love the visit from the kids.”

Register to Join the Parade:  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=y7oeipdab&oeidk=a07e62aogtu2bbcc61d

February 27, 2012

Pebble Tossers Engages Kids in Volunteer Projects

By TACOMA PERRRY/myfoxatlanta

ATLANTA – It’s an idea that started with two moms who wanted to have a birthday party for their children that was meaningful. But it’s now grown into a movement of kids donating their skills and time all over the metro area.

Let’s face it, kids have a tendency to think the world revolves around them. But thanks to a couple of creative moms, they can change the world around them.

Jen Guynn and Jeni Stephens had no problem getting their kids to play, but ran into a big hurdle when trying to find volunteer projects for them.

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February 10, 2012

Pebble Tossers gets kids involved as volunteers

The idea grew from planning a child’s birthday party. Jen Guynn’s friend Jeni Stephens wanted her young son’s party to offer something different from the ones he and friends usually attended. “Jeni and I were having a conversation about how hard it is for kids to get involved,” Guynn recalled. “She said, ‘I’ve got this idea for a birthday party with a purpose.’”

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Article_237197200April 8, 2015 – A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab Center:  Play Bingo and Games with Seniors, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab Atlanta
350 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Get your game face on and join A.G. Rhodes for a fun morning of games, activities and bingo with seniors.

They’d love to have kids aged 5-12 come for the morning to visit and play games.  Please contact Kim Beasley directly for more information or to sign up to volunteer.  kbeasley@agrhodes.org or 404-245-4111.

 

meal for ARMHCApril 11, 2015 Prepare Brunch for Atlanta Ronald McDonald House, 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities
795 Gatewood Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
678-704-8099

The Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities (ARMHC) staff and families greatly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy weekend to prepare them a delicious meal!

We will be preparing brunch for 40 house guests and begin serving at 10:00am.  Volunteers will arrive at 8:30 and bring items to make breakfast in the ARMHC kitchen because there is nothing like the smell of cooking bacon in the morning to start the day off right! Please arrive on time and we will enter the building as a group and begin putting our breakfast together in the kitchen.

You may park in the yellow restricted area on the outside of the parking garage or in the parking garage.  We will meet at “blue” elevator  at 8:30am to enter the House from the parking garage.  Tara Barnett will be the lead volunteer contact for the April 11th brunch and secure access into the building for the group.  Please call her at 972-953-8047 if you get lost or need assistance that morning.

Click here to read more and to sign up to volunteer on Saturday, April 11th.

 

 

shoe shortingMarch 15- April 18, 2015 – 4th Annual Shoe Drive with Love Thru Shoes

 Shoe Captains Needed!

Pebble Tossers Annual Shoe drive kicks off again this year.  Keep shoes out of landfills and put them on the feet of those in need to provide opportunities for education and employment! Once again we will partner with Love Thru Shoes and this year our goal is 8000 shoes! The next container will head to Kabwe, Zambia where Love Thru Shoes programming is beginning to work on new additional economic development projects for the community.

Become a Shoe Captain and start a shoe drive in your school, neighborhood, office or with your youth group today!  Read the Shoe Drive How To Sheet for all the details! We’ll keep you posted to drop off locations.  You will need to email Liz at liz@lovethrushoes.com to schedule a pick up of your shoes.  The pick up date needs to be scheduled at the beginning of your shoe drive.  Email Jen at jguynn@pebbletossers.org if you are interested in being a drop off location.

Shoe Drive HowTo Fact Sheet

Shoe Drive Flyer 2015

Learn more about becoming a Shoe Captain for your School or Organization.

Service Learning Opportunities

Books:

“New Old Shoes” : “Providing a thought-provoking theme that encourages meaningful dialogue about an important topic, this focus on the basic need of footwear shows how a simple object to one is an irreplaceable gem to another. The story is told from the perspective of a pair of shoes as they are lovingly worn by a playful American boy before journeying to the eager feet of children in Africa. With an emphasis on how a pair of shoes is so much more than footwear to those less fortunate, this tale delivers a very important message to children: appreciate all that one has and give as much as possible.”

Four Feet, Two Sandals”: “When relief workers bring used clothing to a refugee camp in Pakistan, ten-year-old Lina is thrilled when she finds a sandal that fits her foot perfectly – until she sees that another girl has the matching shoe. But soon Lina and Feroza meet and decide that it is better to share the sandals than for each to wear only one. As they go about their rountines the girls discover the true meaning of friendship and sacrifice. This book honors the experiences of refugee children around the world, whose daily existence is marked by uncertainty and fear.”

Lesson:

Environmental Benefits of Recycling Shoes:

http://www.epa.gov/wastes/education/pdfs/svclearn.pdf

Recycle or Landfill

Why recycle you ask? Well, maybe how long something takes to decompose in a landfill is answer enough. Here is a short list of how long it takes a few things to decompose:

  • Wool socks = 1 to 5 years
  • Nylon fabric = 30 to 40 years
  • Running/Tennis shoes = 25 to 35 years
  • Leather shoes = 25 to 40 years

Health Benefits of Shoes:

http://www.the-travel-doctor.com/walkingbarefoot.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barefoot

http://samaritansfeet.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/SFDyingwithoutShoes.pdf

 

migrant-clothesApril 13, 2015, Refugee Resettlement Donation Sorting, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Catholic Charities Atlanta
2305 Parklake Dr., NE
Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30345

Catholic Charities Atlanta resettles refugees from many different countries. In 2015 alone they plan to resettle approximately 285 individuals who are escaping war or persecution. Once they arrive in the U.S. they make sure they have all the essentials- including clothing! For this service project, volunteers will help sort and organize clothing and shoe donations to make it easier for clients to find and “shop” for what they need in the free donation room.  This project is best for ages 12+.

Directions: Please come to the Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services office at 2305 Parklake Drive, NE, Atlanta GA. Building 9, suite 150 (but putting this into Maps confuses things a bit!). Please come to the front entrance which has a small white sign out front. Ring the bell to be let in. They are located right next to IRC (which has a brighter and more noticeable sign!).

Click here for more information and to sign up for this project on April 13th.

 

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GLOBAL YOUTH SERVICE DAY – APRIL 17-19, 2015

Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities through service.  GYSD is the largest service event in the world and the only one dedicated to the contributions that children and youth make 365 days of the year.

GYSD is celebrated each year in more than 135 countries, with young people working together–and with schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, national service programs, government agencies, and  adult mentors– to address the world’s most critical issues and change their communities.

Pebble Tossers will be promoting youth service throughout the month of April.

 IMG_5752March 1 – April 18th: Writing Letters to Soldiers Campaign

Operation Gratitude / CA Army National Guard
Attn: Angel Cuevas
17330 Victory Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Our troops say the most cherished items in the packages are the personal letters of appreciation from Americans. It will only take 5 minutes out of your day to write a letter, but it will bring joy to our troops that will last a lifetime.

WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT
Keep your message upbeat and positive. Be thankful– share a little bit of yourself. Ask questions; however, do not discuss death or killing. Avoid politics completely and religious in excess. It is all about appreciation and respect. Ask yourself: Will this letter bring a smile to someone’s face?

MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION
-Sample salutations: Dear Hero, Dear Brave One
-Include your own mail or email so recipients can choose to reply
STUDENTS: Use first name only plus teacher’s name/classroom and school address
TEACHERS: Use your name and contact information on students letters
-No stamps or envelopes are needed
-Hand Written letters or cards are most appreciated
-No glitter please
-All letters will be screened – please do not seal envelopes.
-Send multiple letters together in one large mailing envelope or box.
-If you do not receive a reply from a Service Member, do not be discouraged. Remember: Our troops are busy!
-When you do receive responses, please screen the letters before giving to your students.

Click for:  Letter Writing Flyer and Letter Writing For Teachers

WOUNDED WARRIORS PROGRAM
Operation Gratitude sends special packages to Wounded service members who are recovering in Military hospitals and/or Wounded Warrior Transition Units.  If you would like to send letters specifically for our wounded heroes, please send them in a separate envelope marked: Wounded Warriors.

NEW RECRUITS PROGRAM
Recruit Care PackagesThey also have a “Recruit” Care Package program to thank the newest members of the Military for stepping forward and devoting the next several years of their life in service to our nation.

MAIL LETTERS BY APRIL 14TH TO ARRIVE BY APRIL 18TH
Operation Gratitude / CA Army National Guard
Attn: Angel Cuevas
17330 Victory Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91406

 

IMG_8275April 18, 2015: Meals on Wheels.  9:15 am – 11:30 am.

Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
770-455-7602
  

Start off the Global Youth Service Day by delivering meals to senior citizens and shut-ins.  You will start at Senior Connections to load meals, then deliver the meals and enjoy a short visit with shut ins and other elderly folks in need. While this is a fun project to do with your family or with friends, it provides serious help to shut-ins and elderly residents who may not get the type of nutritious meals that we’ll be providing them.  We have routes with 7-9 households to visit and you do not need to return to Senior Connections after all the meals have been delivered. The number of deliveries will be based on the number of drivers that day.

This is a great family project or one to do with friends. You will need to provide your own transportation to Senior Connections and then to deliver the meals.

On Saturday, you will meet at 9:00 am on the left side of the building by the delivery dock.  The staff will give you a brief orientation and then provides very good directions to each location. You will then load your car with the appropriate number of meals that are all labeled by household.  Expect to spend between 2-3 hours for this project.  This is a great family project.

By registering you are committing to deliver the meals on this date.  These folks are counting on you for their meals.

Click here for more information and to register to deliver meals on April 18th.

 

13-DSC_0028April 18th, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to maintain an adopted section of the BeltLine.

Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like weeding our wildflower garden and monitoring our Urban Wildlife Habitat. Our section, NE 9, is located behind the Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 10th Street, NE & Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here for more information and to sign up to volunteer on April 18th.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

paint_cansApril 18, 2015, Dunwoody Nature Center, Paint Recycling for Earth Day and Global Youth Service Day

3 shifts: 9:00 am – 11:00 am, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Dunwoody Nature Center
5343 Roberts Drive
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Thinking about doing some spring cleaning? Now’s the time to gather all of those old cans of paint lying around the house to bring in for recycling (yes, the old paint is recycled and used again!) during Dunwoody Nature Center’s Earth Day Paint Recycling Event on Saturday, April 18th from 10:00 until 4:00. For a fee of $1 per gallon (cash only), residents can drop off any unwanted paints and promote healthier air and water quality in the process.

Latex paints often end up in the landfill. Chemicals leached from this paint can have deleterious effects on soil, air and water. Innovative paint disposal operations, such as Atlanta Paint Disposal, have provided an alternative; in addition to separating, bulking and filtering the paint to produce a reusable paint product, Atlanta Paint Disposal donates large quantities of paint to community beautification projects. Their largest quarterly donation goes to the Graffiti Task Force of Atlanta. The Earth Day paint recycling event is part of a larger effort by the Dunwoody Nature Center and the City of Dunwoody to encourage environmentally-friendly behavior among residents.

Volunteers are needed to help collect and sort paint. Contact volunteer@dunwoodynature.org  for more information or to register as an individual, civic, or corporate group and please put “Earth Day Paint Recycling” in your subject line.

 

kids making yummy dinnerApril 21st, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at debra@katesclub.org or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for April 21st.

 

arthritis walk volunteersMay 2nd, 2015 – Arthritis Foundation’s “Walk to Cure Arthritis”, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Concourse Office Park
Concourse Parkway
5 Concourse Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30328
 

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis. They work to change lives by helping people gain access to the critical medications necessary to live full, healthy lives and funding research that provides better treatments today and promises a cure for tomorrow. The event features a three-mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs – dogs get arthritis too!

The Arthritis Foundation has been fighting juvenile arthritis and supporting families for more than 60 years. Every year they invest more than $4.5 million in outreach and JA-specific research that advances treatments and will lead to a cure. There is no cure for juvenile arthritis and more that 6,500 kids in Georgia suffer from JA.

In support of finding a cure, Pebble Tossers volunteers are needed as Greeters, Route Cheerleaders, Working the Doggie Den, Passing out t-shirts, Passing out snacks and water, Staffing Kids Area: craft & activity booths, face painting, and much more!

To learn more about the Walk or to sign up to walk, click this link.

For more information on working the race and to sign up to volunteer on May 2nd, click here.

 

kids making lasagneMay 5th, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at debra@katesclub.org or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for May 5th.

 

BeltLine Clean up & horseshoeMay 16th, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to maintain an adopted section of the BeltLine.

Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like weeding our wildflower garden and monitoring our Urban Wildlife Habitat. Our section, NE 9, is located behind the Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 10th Street, NE & Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Sign up coming soon.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

kids making bbqMay 21st, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at debra@katesclub.org or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for May 21st.

 

kids helping make dinnerJune 4th, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at debra@katesclub.org or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for June 4th.

 

National Trails Day youth helpersJune 6, 2015, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm – National Trails Day at Sope Creek

exact address to be determined
 

For the 4th year, Pebble Tossers will join with REI and the National Park Service to volunteer for National Trails Day. Volunteers will work to clear & maintain trails, remove invasive plants, and repair signage. Young volunteers will work with Pebble Tossers teen volunteers and create nature-based crafts like – pinecone bird feeders and leave rubbings.  All volunteers receive lunch and a REI volunteer t-shirt.

Sign up coming soon.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 craft nightJune 12, 2015, Activity Night with the kids at Atlanta Mission, 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Atlanta Mission: My Sister’s House
921 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Pebble Tossers volunteers will provide a fun, friendly, and interactive activity night for the youth residents at My Sister’s House. Atlanta Mission Women’s and Children’s services are provided at My Sister’s House, a 264 bed facility that offers overnight and residential care for homeless women and women with children.  Activities can include: board games, movies, or arts & crafts. Our group will have 10 youth volunteers and at least 4 adults.  If you would like to lead this project, please contact Jen at jguynn@pebbletossers.org.

Sign up coming soon.

 

sisters making pizzaJune 16th, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at debra@katesclub.org or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for June 16th.

 

belt line clean upsJune 20th, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to maintain an adopted section of the BeltLine.

Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like weeding our wildflower garden and monitoring our Urban Wildlife Habitat. Our section, NE 9, is located behind the Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 10th Street, NE & Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Sign up coming soon.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

cooking teensJuly 1st, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at debra@katesclub.org or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for July 1st.

 

12039374035_78c7abce05_oJuly 18th, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to maintain an adopted section of the BeltLine.

Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like weeding our wildflower garden and monitoring our Urban Wildlife Habitat. Our section, NE 9, is located behind the Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 10th Street, NE & Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Sign up coming soon.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

mom and son making dinnerJuly 21st, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at debra@katesclub.org or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for July 21st.

 

kids making chicken tendersAugust 12th, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at debra@katesclub.org or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for August 12th.

 

beltline clean upAugust 15th, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to maintain an adopted section of the BeltLine.

Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like weeding our wildflower garden and monitoring our Urban Wildlife Habitat. Our section, NE 9, is located behind the Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 10th Street, NE & Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Sign up coming soon.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

kids making chicken bitesAugust 25th, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at debra@katesclub.org or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for August 25th.

 kid making dinnerSeptember 9, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at debra@katesclub.org or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for September 9th.

 

clipping bushes during BeltLine BeautificationSeptember 12th, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to maintain an adopted section of the BeltLine.

In honor of 9/11, Pebble Tossers volunteers will be serving our community in remembrance of those who lost their lives.  Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like weeding our wildflower garden and monitoring our Urban Wildlife Habitat. We will be working on a special 9/11 Tribute during this project.

Our section, NE 9, is located behind the Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 10th Street, NE & Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Sign up coming soon.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

kids making yummy dinnerSeptember 22nd, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at debra@katesclub.org or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for September 22nd.

 

October 1st, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at debra@katesclub.org or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for October 1st.

 

Wildflower planting on BeltLineOctober 17th, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to maintain an adopted section of the BeltLine.

Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like weeding our wildflower garden and monitoring our Urban Wildlife Habitat. Our section, NE 9, is located behind the Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 10th Street, NE & Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Sign up coming soon.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

kids making lasagneOctober 20th, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at debra@katesclub.org or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for October 2oth.

 

cooking teensNovember 4th, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at debra@katesclub.org or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for November 4th.

 

kids making chicken bitesNovember 17th, 2015, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club, 1330 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 520 Atlanta, GA 30309

Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They provide counseling, therapy, support, and a summer camp to their members.  During Kate’s Club Orientation Sessions, families that are new to the Club get to experience their caring environment. Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting night. Kate’s Club Orientation Night Dinners allow volunteers to prepare dinners in their own home and drop off the dinners ready to be served. Each night is divided into 3 slots, allowing 3 volunteers/groups to provide the same menu item. In signing up, you are confirming that you will be responsible for providing the meal that night. There are 2 nights a month that need dinners provided.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm on the dates listed below. For more details, please contact Debra Brook at debra@katesclub.org or call the Clubhouse at (404)347-7619. Before your scheduled day, please contact Debra to ensure there have been no changes to the number of people attending.

Click here to see the menu items needed for November 17th.

 

leaves clean up on BeltLineNovember 21st, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to maintain an adopted section of the BeltLine.

Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like weeding our wildflower garden and monitoring our Urban Wildlife Habitat. Our section, NE 9, is located behind the Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 10th Street, NE & Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Sign up coming soon.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

bundled up volunteer on belittlingDecember 12th, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Behind Park Tavern
500 10th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to maintain an adopted section of the BeltLine.

Each month, we gather to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing special projects like weeding our wildflower garden and monitoring our Urban Wildlife Habitat. Our section, NE 9, is located behind the Park Tavern Restaurant at 500 10th Street, NE & Monroe Drive.  There is plenty of parking in the Public Parking area behind the Park Tavern or along 10th Street. It is public parking and there is a $5 fee.  We will meet in the parking area behind Park Tavern near the BeltLine Milage Marker. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.  We will provide trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Sign up coming soon.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

migrant-clothesApril 13, 2015, Refugee Resettlement Donation Sorting, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Catholic Charities Atlanta
2305 Parklake Dr., NE
Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30345

Catholic Charities Atlanta resettles refugees from many different countries. In 2015 alone they plan to resettle approximately 285 individuals who are escaping war or persecution. Once they arrive in the U.S. they make sure they have all the essentials- including clothing! For this service project, volunteers will help sort and organize clothing and shoe donations to make it easier for clients to find and “shop” for what they need in the free donation room.  This project is best for ages 12+.

Directions: Please come to the Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services office at 2305 Parklake Drive, NE, Atlanta GA. Building 9, suite 150 (but putting this into Maps confuses things a bit!). Please come to the front entrance which has a small white sign out front. Ring the bell to be let in. They are located right next to IRC (which has a brighter and more noticeable sign!).

Click here for more information and to sign up for this project on April 13th.

 

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GLOBAL YOUTH SERVICE DAY – APRIL 17-19, 2015

Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities through service.  GYSD is the largest service event in the world and the only one dedicated to the contributions that children and youth make 365 days of the year.

GYSD is celebrated each year in more than 135 countries, with young people working together–and with schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, national service programs, government agencies, and  adult mentors– to address the world’s most critical issues and change their communities.

Pebble Tossers will be promoting youth service throughout the month of April.