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

1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Each Sunday, families are invited to The Woodruff Arts Center to explore, create, and have fun, in an interactive family-friendly environment including free activities. We need YOUR HELP as a volunteer!

Volunteers will be the greeters for the Arts Center and will assist in welcoming patrons, way-finding, and passing out family materials, among other opportunities.

The Woodruff Arts Center offers 3 Free days: 11/8/15 (which will be the biggest crowd of the year) 2/14/16 & 3/13/16. During these days, all aspects of the Arts Center are completely free.  We will need extra volunteers during these days.

*Each greeter will be a member of the Woodruff Corps of Volunteers and receive a free Woodruff shirt. Please wear khaki pants or appropriate length skirt.  Volunteers are to meet at the Concierge Desk inside by Symphony Hall. Please arrive on time for a brief orientation.

Click here for dates and to sign up to volunteer.

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

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)


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Delivering meals to the Homeless on Sundays with Agape Way, 9:00 am

The Corner of Joseph Lowery Boulevard & Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway N.

Every Sunday – rain or shine – at the corner of Joseph Lowery & Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway N in Atlanta, Georgia.  Volunteers give food, 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 welcome to bring items to be distributed, but it is not necessary to serve.  Items to consider: blankets, hygiene kits, clothing, shoes, sleeping bags, bagged lunches including a sandwich, a snack, fruit, bottled water

Click here for dates and to sign up to volunteer.

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

 

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]

 

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]

 

Treyvon-Smith-300x175-1Saturdays, August – April, 10am-2pm,  BlazeSports Wheelchair Basketball (for athletes with physical disabilities)

Shepherd Center
2020 Peachtree Rd,
Atlanta, GA 30309

Volunteers are required to help prepare equipment for practice, greet new players and families, assist players with goal setting, leadership and personal development tasks and assist the head coach with aspects of practice as directed.

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

 

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.  Great at-home project during MLK, Jr. Day!

 

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.

 


building birdhouseJanuary 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 making bird feeders (we’ll use peanut butter and shortening for those with peanut allergies), 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

 

mom and son making dinnerJanuary 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 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.

 


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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.

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]

Registration coming soon.

 

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, December 20, 2014 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.

 

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.


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Atlanta 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.

 

teacher school supplyAtlanta Community Food Bank: Kids in Need Teacher Assistants – March 5, 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.  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.

 

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

 


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March 27th and 28th 2016, Blaze Sports: The Southeastern Conference Wheelchair Basketball Championships

Be part of this exciting regional sports event.  Assistance required with scorekeeping, stop clocks, team liaison and distribution of meals to the competitors. For questions about volunteering or to register with BlazeSports as a volunteer,  please call (404) 270-2000 or email [email protected].

 

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Global Youth Service Day April 15-17

KIDS RECYCLE DAY, Saturday, April 16, 9:00 AM – 4:00 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]

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 Poem Contest asking kids to submit an illustrated poem with a recycling theme.  More details to come.

 

 

 

 


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BlazeSports 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]

 

Meals on Wheels special deliveryMay 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.

Registration coming this Spring.


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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 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.

Sign up coming this summer.

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PAST PROJECTS

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.

 


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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


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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

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. We also will be passing out gifts 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.

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.

 


Halloween Candy Pile
Halloween 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.

 

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.

 

daffodils

November 21st, 2015 – BeltLine Beautification & Daffodil Project, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

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.  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

 

Meals on Wheels DeliverOctober 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 1 route 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. Please email Jen at [email protected] if you are interested delivering meals on October 24th.

 

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 to volunteer on October 24th from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Sign up 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.

 


Wildflower planting on BeltLine
October 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]

 

Meals on Wheels special deliveryOctober 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 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.  Please email Jen at [email protected] if you are interested delivering meals on October 17th.

 

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.

 

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 [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.

 


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September 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. For more information on National Public Lands Day, check out 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 this project.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

kids making yummy dinnerSeptember 24th, 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 24th.

 


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 September 12, 2015 – Pebble Tossers 1st Annual Run|Walk|SERVE 5K/1M race + Nonprofit Expo, 7:30 am

Brook Run Park
4770 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.

Nonprofits Attending:

  • Catholic Charities Atlanta
  • Community Assistance Center
  • Rotary Club of Dunwoody
  • FurKids
  • 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
  • One More Generation Foundation
  • Rally Foundation
  • Sandy Springs Mission
  • Second Helpings Atlanta
  • Showcase Group
  • Strong4Life
  • A Touch of Warmth Foundation
  • Truly Living Well Center for Urban Agriculture
  • Woodruff Arts Center

Entry fees: $30/adults, $15/kids 12 & under.

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  

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 (Please bring at least 10 cards per volunteer/family to give to multiple 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.

 


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September 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.

 

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 – 11:30 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 tenders
 August 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.

 

IMG_0493July 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.

kids making chicken tendersJuly 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.

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.

 

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]

 

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. Donations of lunches are needed each week during the summer!

 

 

 

 planting prairie grassJuly 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

 

 Article_237197200June, 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 will include: board games, arts & crafts and hosting a “mini-spa” for the moms. Our group will have 10 youth volunteers and at least 4 adults.

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

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

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 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 at the end of Columns Drive. 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.

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

 

shoe shortingMarch 15- May 30, 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 [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

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 [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!

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.

Sign up coming soon.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

 

shoebox project 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
  • 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.Pebble Tossers will be promoting youth service throughout the month of April.

 

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_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

 

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, #GYSD

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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

kid making dinnerApril 2nd, 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 fro April 2nd.

 

March 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 native 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, 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

 January 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 this 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.

Both sessions are now full.

 

valentine making

Valentine 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

 

BeltLine Clean up DayFebruary 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 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 spreading mulch, building steps, 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.

All slots have been filled.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

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.

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!).

Sign up for this project will start in February.

 

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.

 

PAST PROJECTS

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

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