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

Corner of Joseph Lowery Boulevard & Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway N.
For GPS purposes use -“Island Wings”, 660 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 

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

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

Click here for dates and to sign up to volunteer.

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

 

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

1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

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

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

Woodruff Arts Center

Arts Center Ambassador (formerly Performance Ambassador): Assist our patrons before, during and after performances. (Multiple dates and times listed in the system)

Family Fun Day – Every Sunday from 11:30 to 4:30

Open House Atlanta, Sunday October 22nd (two shifts times, morning and afternoon) – Various venues around the city will be open for the Greater Atlanta Community to come and explore. We are seeking energetic volunteers to welcome and greet guests to the arts center.

Schedule A Shift (Click to sign up today)

We have quite a bit happening around the arts center and we would love to have you join us sharing your passion and love for the arts.

Every Thursday – Toddler Thursday – 9:30am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm – In gallery Assistant to support our patron activities!

First Friday of the Month – First Fridays @ the High –  5:45pm to 9pm – NEW programming at the High Museum every first Friday night with activities and live entertainment! Come see and explore!

Every ThursdayFriday and Saturday – Performance Ambassador – 6pm to 9pm – Assist our Patrons as they navigate the Arts Center and seeing the shows or visiting the High Museum.

Every Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Performances – Time varies – Those of you who are ASO Ushers, please come and join for the Youth Orchestra performances. Thank you always for your commitment to bringing the arts to life for our Patrons.

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

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

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

 

Wheelchair Basketball Practice, BlazeSports, Saturdays 11:45am – 2:15pm

Shepherd Center
Main Gym / “GY” Level of Elevator
2020 Peachtree Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30309

BlazeSports, a legacy for the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games, offers a variety of sport and recreation programs for kids and veterans with physical disabilities. BlazeSports offers one of the most successful wheelchair basketball programs in the country. Two volunteers are needed for each practice and must be at least 15 yrs old. Volunteers will assist the coaches and work with the younger kids: getting rebounds, helping with passing, drills and etc.

Saturdays 11:45am – 2:15 pm: March: 10, 24

To register please email Todd Liscomb [email protected]  When you register please tell BlazeSports you are a Pebble Tossers Volunteer and you will be required to complete a volunteer waiver.

Please take photos while you are volunteering and send to [email protected] and to the coach.

The onsite contact for practices is Coach Eric Johnson and he can be reached at 678-643-3983

 

blaze swimteamBlazeSports Swim Program (for swimmers with physical disabilities), Saturdays, year-round (divided into 4 seasons), 1:30 pm-3:30pm

Agnes Scott College
Woodruff Physical Activity Building
141 E. College Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

Dynamo Swim Center
5075 Abbotts Bridge Rd.
John’s Creek, GA 30097

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. Volunteers must have lifeguard certification.

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

Saturday Dates: 1:30-3:30pm
March 10 – Agnes Scott
March 17 & March 24th — Agnes Scott

 

Meal Prep and Delivery of Meals on Wheels with Open Hand

Open Hand is in critical need for volunteer support. They need volunteers to help package meals, prepare food, and deliver meals.

Volunteers must be 9 years old and with a parent to volunteer on the packing line, 18 years old to volunteer in culinary and  children of all ages are able to ride along with the driver.

Click here for their calendar of available dates.  If you have any questions or would like to schedule a group, please contact Volunteer Services at [email protected] or 404-872-2707.

Meal Delivery (Please note that all delivery drivers must be at least 21 years old. Passengers can be any age.)

Meal Packing (Please note that the minimum age for meal packing volunteers is 11 years old with a parent. Please reach out to volunteer services for additional information on age requirements if you are interested in bringing a group of children to volunteer.)

 

October 15- April 30: Prepare Lunches for Homeless Couples at Zaban Paradies Center

The Zaban Paradies Center is the only shelter for homeless couples in Atlanta.  The lunch program provides residents a simple bag lunch to take with them as they head out each day. The program has become a huge success, and they look forward to building upon it this coming season.  The goal this year is to provide lunch at least five days a week between October 15 and April 30.  Zaban is now one of the few Emergency Shelters open during Extreme Weather conditions. With this influx of new homeless people, they are in constant need of supplies and meals.

Please consider signing up to provide a simple bag lunch for their 40 residents.  (This can be done for roughly $100.)  Just gather a group, find a date that works, and we’ll provide the information to make it happen.  It’s easy, fun, and a great service for the residents!  This is a great family project for all ages.
Just follow these three easy steps to select a date and sign up to provide meals:

  1. Go to www.zabanparadiescenter.org and click on the volunteer tab.  Here you will register as a volunteer.
  2. Once you register, check your email for a link to your personal volunteer page.
  3. From your personal volunteer page, you will be able to select the day(s) you would like to deliver lunch.

Click here for guidelines and other details: ZPC Lunch Program FAQ.

 

Helping Mamas, On-going Volunteer Opportunities Monday – Saturday

3750 Hewatt Court
Suite F
Snellville, GA 30078

Helping Mamas connects agencies that serve families in need with baby supplies. Helping Mamas believes in encouraging people of all ages to give of their time and they have a variety of ways to get involved. Volunteers can participate as a family, as an individual or with a group. Young children can help make cards and crafts to distribute to their partner agencies. Must be 5 yrs and older, under 18 must be with an adult, maximum group size is 10. Here are some ways you can get involved:

Warehouse Warriors
Help sort baby supplies including everything from clothing to diapers, to bottles. Help bundle clothing, make educational kits and hygiene kits.

Click here to volunteer with Helping Mamas. When you register, in the Comments Section please state that you are a Pebble Tossers volunteer.

Open Walk-Ins

Additional volunteer opportunities are available Monday – Friday usually between 9am – 3:30. Call Helping Mamas at 770-985-8010 the day before you want to volunteer to secure a time. When you call please tell them you are a Pebble Tossers volunteer.

February Cause Area: Special Needs & Fragile Kids

This month, Pebble Tossers will provide educational components and hands-on projects related to  Special Needs & Fragile Kids. We will showcase different volunteer opportunities with organizations such as CHOA’s Sibley Heart Center, Atlanta Community Food Bank: Community Gardens, and the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities.

To kick off our First Saturday Project at The Packaged Good, join us to help celebrate National Inclusion Month on February 3rd from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.  Our goal is to help raise awareness around some of the challenges that special needs individuals face on a daily basis.  We will create “Escape Room” type of experiences using several Awareness Stations that individuals will need to work through in order to complete the program.  Each station will help our participants gain a better understanding and help educate them on the challenges that someone in their community overcomes on a daily basis.  This awareness leads to understanding and therefore an appreciation for the strength and courage of these individuals.

February & March, Packing Food Boxes with Action Ministries, different shift dates & times

Feed the Hungry Warehouse
2160 Hills Ave, Bldg 2, Suite F
Atlanta, GA 30318 

What better way to bring amazing people together, then by volunteering with Feed the Hungry this New Year?! We’re building over 40,000 food boxes to help 10’s of thousands of families put food on the table this year. We need YOU to help make this possible.  We welcome rock stars of all ages (children 5 and under are allowed with direct supervision).  With the children, we do ask that there is 1 (one) adult for every 4 (four) children under the age of 13 (thirteen).

Volunteers will be assembling food boxes assembly line style, starting with building of the box from beginning to end.

  1. Assemble flat food box
  2. Fill food boxes with a pre-determined box menu following overhead instructions
  3. Fully break down used/consumed cardboard and remove plastic from food packaging
  4. Place cardboard and plastic in designated containers
  5. Close finished food boxes and place on pallet

February Dates: February 24

March Dates: March 3, 6, 8, 17, 20, 22, 31

Click here to view all dates and volunteer.

 

February 24, 2018, Midwest Food Bank 10:00am – 12:00 pm

Midwest Food Bank
220 Parkade Court
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Midwest Food Bank – Georgia Division strives to help bridge the gap between prosperity and poverty every day. The Georgia Division serves over 280 non-profit service organizations in 47 counties throughout Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Alabama.

On February 24 volunteers will be repacking damaged boxes of food that will be given to local food pantries. A signed volunteer waiver is required and wear closed toe shoes.

Click here to volunteer.

Click here for volunteer waiver.

 

February 24, 2018: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

Click here to register.

February 25, 2018:  Activity Day with Seniors.  2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

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

Pebble Tossers volunteers will participate in different activities with the residents such as arts & crafts, social events, BINGO, Show-N-Tell Days and others. These fun activities bring together several generations for a lovely afternoon and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood. Pebble Tossers will provide the craft supplies and the finished products will be left for the seniors to display in their rooms.  We become their “Kid Therapy”!

Great project for all ages, families, Home School groups and preschoolers!

Click here to volunteer.

 

February 25, 2018, Provide Lunch for Kate’s Clubhouse, 11:30am – 12:00pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd, Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-347-7619

 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. Therapeutic activities are held on the weekends during Clubhouse programs.

Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting day/night. Each meal 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 day. There are usually two Clubhouse lunches in Atlanta each month that require meals.

The Clubhouse lunches are to be delivered to the clubhouse by 11:30 am on the day you registered for. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for February 25th.

 

March Cause Area: Homlessness

This month, Pebble Tossers will provide educational components and hands-on projects related to Homelessness. We will showcase different volunteer opportunities with organizations such as Dwell with Dignity, CHRIS 180, Hope Thru Soap, and Agape Way.

To kick off our March Cause Area we will be at The Packaged Good on March 3rd from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.  This Spotlight Project will focus specifically on homelessness in Metro Atlanta. In addition to working on a variety of projects, participants will watch a video providing an age-appropriate overview of homelessness in Atlanta and learn about some of the local initiatives addressing this issue.

 

March 2, 2018,  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 a movie night with board games, arts & crafts and snacks. Volunteers may bring games and books to leave for the children and moms at My Sister’s House. Ages 11+ (age limit set by the Atlanta Mission).

Click here to volunteer on March 2.

 

March, 3, 2018 Homelessness Project, 10:00am -2:15 pm (3 shifts)

The Packaged Good
5517 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. (In the courtyard behind The Fresh Market)
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Pebble Tossers and The Packaged Good will host a project on March 3 focusing on homelessness in Atlanta in support of Dwell with Dignity and CHRIS 180. We will also be accepting donations for Hope Thru Soap  and CHRIS 180- see the registration page for a list of requested items.

Dwell with Dignity is a nonprofit with a mission is to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design; one household at a time. They partner with local social services agencies that have programs in place to take families from homelessness & poverty to self-sufficiency. They nominate families that have made a commitment to self-sufficiency and changing their life. Often times, after a family has received all of the counseling, training, and support from our partner agencies, they find themselves struggling to provide a home in which they can thrive. Dwell with Dignity addresses this critical economic need through their mission. They empower families to lead their best lives and to thrive in a safe, functional, and beautiful environment.

Through their TranisitonZ Program CHRIS 180 helps young adults, ages 17-24, better prepare for self-sufficient lives after foster car. Their Summit Trail Apartment Community provides supervised living for those who are homeless, parenting, leaving juvenile justice and/or mental health systems. This supportive housing community helps young adults learn the skills necessary for productive adulthood in a supervised environment.

Volunteers will watch a video on the homelessness issue in Atlanta and learn about some of the projects addressing this issue.

Volunteers will participate in the following projects for Dwell with Dignity

  • Paint a dresser and bookcase (Best suited for ages 9 and up)
  • Paint a door and turn it into a piece of artwork (Best suited for ages 7 and up)
  • Paint Canvases for artwork (best suited for ages 6 and up)
  • Weaving placemats (all ages)

Volunteers will also create Welcome Home Bags and new-sew fleece blankets for CHRIS 180 and their TransitionZ Program. (All ages)

Click here to volunteer. There are 3 shifts.

 

March 3, 2018, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Clean-Up, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Paces Mill Unit of the Chattahoochee River Recreation Area
3444 Cobb Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

In 2017, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) hosted 15 cleanups and with the assistance of over 1100 volunteers, they removed over 54,187 POUNDS (over 30 TONS) of trash from our rivers and lakes! Our waterways provide us with fresh drinking water, great recreational opportunities like canoeing and fishing, and they serve as a pleasant respite from our busy day-to-day lives. This is your opportunity to help protect one of our most precious resources by volunteering to help us clean our rivers, streams, lakes & wetlands.

What to Expect: After you arrive and check in, we will be breaking up into 1-2 teams and spreading out over a ½ mile area. We will be picking up trash in and around this park that can consist of plastic bottles, bags, balls, toys, tires, etc. We will be focusing on picking up trash AND recycling! Lifting of wet, trash-laden garbage bags required.

CRK will provide tools, trash bags, work gloves, water and snacks.     

Minimum 10 years of age. We welcome children, but they must be supervised at all times by their parent/guardian.

What to Wear:  Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting very dirty and WET.  Please dress weather appropriate (layering your clothes is the best)… we will be outdoors the entire time. We highly encourage you to wear long pants as some of the trash we pick up can be sharp/jagged materials. Please bring clean clothes and shoes to change into for your journey home.  Wear ankle or knee-high BOOTS or old sneakers. Absolutely NO flip-flops or open-toed sandals – you will not be allowed to participate without proper footwear.

Severe Weather: We are constantly monitoring the weather for our cleanups and we will proceed in light drizzle. This event will be postponed if there is a threat of severe thunderstorms/lightening OR if the creek is running high due to rain. If weather is questionable, CHECK YOUR EMAIL BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR THE SITE.

Click here to volunteer. https://chattahoochee.wufoo.com/forms/xulcawh1cksjjy/ 

All participants are required to sign a Liability Waiver prior to participation. This is acquired electronically during registration.

 

March 3, 2018, Provide Lunch for Kate’s Clubhouse, 11:30am – 12:00pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd, Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-347-7619

 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. Therapeutic activities are held on the weekends during Clubhouse programs.

Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting day/night. Each meal 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 day. There are usually two Clubhouse lunches in Atlanta each month that require meals.

The Clubhouse lunches are to be delivered to the clubhouse by 11:30 am on the day you registered for. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for March 3rd.

 

March 7, 2018, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation Session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd., Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404)347-7619

 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 day/night. Each meal 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 usually 2 Orientation Session a month that need dinners.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for March 7th.

 

March 10, 2018, Big Trees Forest Preserve: 9:30am – 11:00 am

Big Trees Forest Preserve
7645 Roswell Rd.
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

The John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve is a beautiful and unique 30-acre Fulton County Tree, Plant and Wildlife Sanctuary. Pebble Tossers has partnered with the Big Trees Forest Preserve to provide volunteers on the second Saturday of each month to help preserve the forest. This is a great family service project and is open to all agers. Volunteers  may be planting flowers, spreading mulch and doing trail maintenance. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.

Click here to volunteer

Click here for the Pebble Tossers Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver.

 

March 10, 2018: Gardening & Maintenance at Lost Corner Preserve 9:00am – 12:00pm

Lost Corner Preserve
7300 Brandon Mill Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Lost Corner Preserve is a 24-acre City of Sandy Springs Preserve/Passive Park with a cottage, gardens, pond, greenhouse, trails, apiary, community garden and a natural creek. It is located at the intersection of Dalrymple Rd/Riverside Drive and Brandon Mill Rd. Friends of Lost Corner (FOLC) is a designated group acknowledged by the City of Sandy Springs to assist with Lost Corner in the areas of maintenance, programs, publicity, and good will.

On the 2nd Saturday of the month Pebble Tossers Volunteers will assist FOLC in trail maintenance, removing invasive plants, assisting in native plant restoration (planting). This is a fun family project and is open to all ages. Volunteers should wear closed toe shoes, work gloves, hat, sunscreen, bug spray and bring a water bottle. Most garden tools will be provided, but you can bring small garden tools if you have them. There are bees at the garden. Volunteers must complete a volunteer waiver and bring it to the event. You only have to complete the waiver your first time volunteering with Friends of Lost Corner.

Click here to register.

Click here for volunteer waiver.

 

March 11, 2018, Potluck in the Park to Feed the Homeless, 1:00 pm  – 4:00 pm.

GSU Hurt Park
100 Edgewood Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303

With your help, we can give what is equivalent of a pot of gold to those in need! Hands Across Atlanta is holding a St. Patrick’s Day Themed Potluck on Sunday March 11th.  Come join us less than a week before St. Patrick’s Day for an incredible day of serving. Please bring items to donate including food, clothing, toiletries, and anything that you can thing that could benefit the ones who are most in need.

Please share and invite your friends; everyone is welcome! Let’s change the world together! All ages welcome, no need to RSVP. For additional information, visit Hands Across Atlanta’s Facebook Event Page.

 

March 17, 2018, Activity Day with Seniors, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. 

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab at Atlanta
350 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

A.G. Rhodes is one of Georgia’s first nursing homes and has build a reputation for exceptional care. It is currently one of a few nonprofit nursing organizations in the state. Volunteers will participate in various activities with the residents including reading books, teaching basic computer skills, playing board games, and even baking & cupcake decorating.

Click here to volunteer.

 

March 18, 2018:  Activity Day with Seniors.  2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

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

Pebble Tossers volunteers will participate in different activities with the residents such as arts & crafts, social events, BINGO, Show-N-Tell Days and others. These fun activities bring together several generations for a lovely afternoon and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood. Pebble Tossers will provide the craft supplies and the finished products will be left for the seniors to display in their rooms.  We become their “Kid Therapy”!

Great project for all ages, families, Home School groups and preschoolers!

Click here to volunteer.

 

March 18, 2018, Provide Lunch for Kate’s Clubhouse, 11:30am – 12:00pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd, Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-347-7619

 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. Therapeutic activities are held on the weekends during Clubhouse programs.

Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting day/night. Each meal 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 day. There are usually two Clubhouse lunches in Atlanta each month that require meals.

The Clubhouse lunches are to be delivered to the clubhouse by 11:30 am on the day you registered for. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for March 18th.

 

March 20, 2018, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation Session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd., Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404)347-7619

 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 day/night. Each meal 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 usually 2 Orientation Session a month that need dinners.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for March 20th.

 

March 24, 2018, Foster Care Support Foundation (FCSF), 9:30am -11:30am

FCSF Distribution Center
115 Mansell Place
Roswell, GA 30076

FCSF serves a vital and growing need throughout Georgia by providing free clothing, infant equipment, developmental toys, teen items and school supplies to thousands of children of all ages in foster and relative care. Pebble Tossers volunteers will be working with FCSF throughout the year. Volunteers will participating in a variety of tasks at the distribution center including: sort clothing, size or restock the center, play with babies and toddlers in the nursery while foster parents select their needed items, wash toys, put together or take apart equipment, sort toys and make sure all pieces are there, load bags into cars, fill orders for shipping and other tasks as needed.

Volunteers should be 12 and older, if you have a child younger than 12 that wants to participate please email [email protected] All volunteers must sign and bring the volunteer waiver with them. Please wear closed toe shoes. Participants may continue to work past 11:30 if they want.

Volunteers may bring donations including: new and gently used clothing items, shoes, toys, craft supplies, teen items, and other general items. Click here for a complete list. If you are interested in volunteering on other dates contact FCSF directly and tell them you are with Pebble Tossers.

Click here to volunteer.

Click here for FCSF Volunteer Waiver.

 

March 24, 2018: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

Click here to register.

 

April 2, 2018, Easter Party at A.G. Rhodes Cobb, 10:00 am – 12:00 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 had built a reputation for exceptional care. Pebble Tossers volunteers will help the Cobb location with their Easter Party by assisting with set p, visiting with the seniors, guiding activities and cleaning up. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt and kids can bring their own Easter baskets. Your help will make this fun day extra special for the senior residents. All ages welcome.

Click here to volunteer.

 

April 7, 2018, Provide Lunch for Kate’s Clubhouse, 11:30am – 12:00pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd, Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-347-7619

 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. Therapeutic activities are held on the weekends during Clubhouse programs.

Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting day/night. Each meal 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 day. There are usually two Clubhouse lunches in Atlanta each month that require meals.

The Clubhouse lunches are to be delivered to the clubhouse by 11:30 am on the day you registered for. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for April 7th.

 

April 7, 2018:  Gardening & Maintenance at Lost Corner Preserve 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lost Corner Preserve
7300 Brandon Mill Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Lost Corner Preserve is a 24-acre City of Sandy Springs Preserve/Passive Park with a cottage, gardens, pond, greenhouse, trails, apiary, community garden and a natural creek. It is located at the intersection of Dalrymple Rd/Riverside Drive and Brandon Mill Rd. Friends of Lost Corner (FOLC) is a designated group acknowledged by the City of Sandy Springs to assist with Lost Corner in the areas of maintenance, programs, publicity, and good will.

This month we are working on the 1st Saturday. Pebble Tossers Volunteers will assist FOLC in trail maintenance, removing invasive plants, assisting in native plant restoration (planting). This is a fun family project and is open to all ages. Volunteers should wear closed toe shoes, work gloves, hat, sunscreen, bug spray and bring a water bottle. Most garden tools will be provided, but you can bring small garden tools if you have them. There are bees at the garden. Volunteers must complete a volunteer waiver and bring it to the event. You only have to complete the waiver your first time volunteering with Friends of Lost Corner.

Click here to register.

Click here for volunteer waiver.

 

April 12, 2018, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation Session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd., Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404)347-7619

 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 day/night. Each meal 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 usually 2 Orientation Session a month that need dinners.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for April 12th.

 

Global Youth Service Day Project: KIDS RECYCLE DAY, Saturday, April 14, 2018,  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

LiveThrive Atlanta: 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 Community Agency for Youth Service America.

Pebble Tossers and LiveThrive Atlanta presents 2018 Kids Recycle Day, an event on April 14, 2018, which will mobilize kids throughout Metro Atlanta to actively engage in recycling and reusing items and ultimately benefit the environment. This fun event will take place at Live Thrive Atlanta’s CHaRM facility. The goal is to have families and kids go into their rooms and gather all of the items they no longer need or are hard to recycle; (school paper, art projects, art supplies, books, clothes, sports equipment, musical instruments, bikes, helmets, and electronics) and bring them to us. The youth volunteers serving that day will receive these donated items and explain how they will be reused or recycled.  This service celebration will include face paining with organically made paints from a local artist, delicious snacks, and all registered volunteers will receive t-shirts made from recycled bottles.

FullSizeRender (1)If you would like to join our Committee to engage schools, local communities, kids, scout troops, youth groups, etc. Please contact Jen at [email protected]  There will be two volunteer shifts on Saturday, April 14, 2018:  8:45 am – 11:00 am, 10:45 am – 1:00 pm. Volunteers will receive training on how to accept donated items and learn how the recycling processes for the different materials.  VOLUNTEER SIGN UP COMING SOON.

Kids Recycle Day features a week long event ending on Saturday, April 14th to recycle those hard to recycle materials such as paint, equipment, styrofoam, plastic toys, etc…  Past Kids Recycle Days have collected: 1000 books, 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.  All schools, businesses and families are encouraged to clean out their spaces and bring down all that stuff you say “What do I do with this?!” CHaRM will take it and recycle it properly!

nadine-abdel-rahim-1st-place-3-5In conjunction with our Kids’ Recycle Day, Pebble Tossers and LiveThrive Atlanta are hosting an Illustrated Poem Contest asking kids to submit an illustrated poem with the theme “re-Thread”.

ILLUSTRATED POEM CONTEST GUIDELINES

Pebble Tossers and LiveThrive Atlanta present Global Youth Service Day 2018 Kids Recycle Day, an event on April 14, 2018, which will mobilize kids throughout Metro Atlanta to actively engage in recycling and reusing items and ultimately benefit the environment. The event will take place at Live Thrive Atlanta’s CHaRM facility. The goal is to have kids go into their rooms and gather all of the items they no longer need; (school paper, art projects, art supplies, books, clothes, sports equipment, musical instruments, bikes, helmets, and electronics) and bring them to us. The youth participating in GYSD will collect these items and explain how they will be reused or recycled.

Join us on April 14th to see the wonderful entries and for our #GYSD celebration of #EarthDay.

 

 

 

 

 

Details: Write and illustrate a poem using the theme: “re-Thread” and address waste in the clothing industry, promotion of donating or recycling used clothing vs throwing it away. Poems must be no more than 40 words and written in one of the following styles: haiku, limerick, ode, ABC poem, free verse, end rhyme, and blank verse. Participants are encouraged to explore topics related to: Recycling – Reusing items – Repurposing items – Environmental awareness –  Trash to Treasure – Green Initiatives, etc…

Contest Rules:

  • Poems must conform to a particular style. No poem may be longer than 40 words.
  • The topic of the poem and illustration must be related to GYSD Kids Recycle Day 2018 theme: “re-Thread”.
  • All entries must be original works without aid from others.
  • Each poem must be submitted and illustrated on an unlined sheet of paper (any type) not larger than 11”x14”. The illustration must be created by hand using crayons, watercolors or any type of paint, colored pencils, or markers. The text of the poem should be easy to read and may be printed with a computer, before the hand-drawn illustration is added, or the poem may be pasted onto the illustrated.
  • One entry per student will be accepted.
  • All entries must include the entry form on the back. (Do not staple)
  • All illustrated poems and/or digital representations of the poems become property of Pebble Tossers and LiveThrive Atlanta.

Entries to be judged based upon:

  • Word choice and imagery
  • Adherence to poem style
  • Colorful artwork
  • Relevance to and incorporation of theme
  • Originality and creativity
  • Overall presentation 

Prizes: One winner per grade categories: K – 2nd, 3rd– 5th, 6th– 8th, 9th– 12th

Acceptance of prize constitutes consent to use winners’ names, likenesses and entries for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes.  Entries due by March 30, 2018. Mail in a flat envelope to Peggy Whitlow Ratcliffe | 3901 Whittington Dr. | Atlanta, GA 30342

Click here for important documents: Poem contest entry form 2018 GYSD poem contest flyer 2018, GYSD Poetry Rubric

BRING ITEMS TO RECYCLE on APRIL 14, 2018!

We will have youth volunteers to receive items and give you more information about how it will be recycled.

Items with No Fee

  • Plastics/clean, dry, empty plastic bags/ film packaging/grocery bags
  • Plastic food containers #1-#2-#5, clean and dry
  • Paper: magazines/office paper/newspaper/phone-books
  • Glass bottles and jars (food grade only)
  • Metal (steel, iron, brass, aluminum, or copper)
  • Metal food cans(please wash)
  • Aluminum cans
  • Cardboard
  • Printer cartridges
  • Textiles
  • Styrofoam(please wash)
  • Batteries(Zinc Carbon, Button,Lithium,Rechargeable, Car)
  • Household fats/oil/grease
  • Carpet/Padding
  • Waxed Cartons (Broth, Milk, Juice)

Items for ReUse (No Fee)

  • Shoes
  • Books
  • Musical instruments
  • Sports equipment
  • Bikes
  • Textiles
  • Furniture in usable condition
  • Household items in usable condition
  • Clothing
  • WonderRoot Creative Reuse –Arts and Craft Supply

Items with Material Processing Fees

  • Paint – latex and oil base  (First five 1-gallon cans free, each additional $2. First two 5-gallon buckets free, each additional $3.)
  • Household chemicals  (First two gallons or pounds are free. each additional $1 per gallon or pound)
  • Electronics (TV’s and monitors $10)
  • Tires (First two no charge, each additional $2 unless a council member event. YOU must unload.)
  • Mattresses ($10 per set)
  • Propane Tanks ($10)
  • Large Appliances ($10, Freon MUST be removed.)
  • Thermometers ($5)
  • Smoke Detectors ($5)
  • Alkaline Batteries ($1 per pound
  • Bulbs ( First 2, 4ft & 6ft Fluorescent are free each additional $.50)
  • CFL Bulbs (First 5 are free each additional $.50)

 Items NOT Accepted

  • Packing peanuts (take to UPS or shipping stores)
  • Coat hangers (plastic or wire, take to your dry cleaners)
  • Rigid Plastic
  • Building materials, wood (contact Lifecycle Building Center)

 

April 14, 2018, Big Trees Forest Preserve: 9:30am – 11:00 am

Big Trees Forest Preserve
7645 Roswell Rd.
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

The John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve is a beautiful and unique 30-acre Fulton County Tree, Plant and Wildlife Sanctuary. Pebble Tossers has partnered with the Big Trees Forest Preserve to provide volunteers on the second Saturday of each month to help preserve the forest. This is a great family service project and is open to all agers. Volunteers  may be planting flowers, spreading mulch and doing trail maintenance. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.

Click here to volunteer

Click here for the Pebble Tossers Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver.

 

April 14, 2018, Gardening with ACFB, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Villages at Carver Community Gardens
174 Moury Ave
Atlanta, GA 30316

The primary mission of the Community Gardens of the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) is to support gardens in the metro area through volunteer workdays, seed donations and technical assistance. Pebble Tossers will be working with the ACFB Community Gardens throughout 2018 by helping maintain the Villages at Carver Community Garden. This is the oldest continuously operated garden in Atlanta. It is a space for growth in an area with limited access to fresh, affordable produce. The garden’s biggest need is routine maintenance to help support the gardeners in their work.

Volunteers will perform a variety of gardening tasks including weeding the beds and preparing them for planting, as well as ridding the space outside the beds of weeds that would inhibit plant growth. For this project volunteers must be at least 8 yrs old, wear sturdy, close-toed shoes and a bring a water bottle. We have adult-sized gloves and snacks for all. We will work in the rain. Participants with asthma/common garden allergies should bring appropriate emergency meds. 

Click here to volunteer

Click here for the ACFB Volunteer Waiver

 

 

April 15, 2018, Provide Lunch for Kate’s Clubhouse, 11:30am – 12:00pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd, Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-347-7619

 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. Therapeutic activities are held on the weekends during Clubhouse programs.

Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting day/night. Each meal 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 day. There are usually two Clubhouse lunches in Atlanta each month that require meals.

The Clubhouse lunches are to be delivered to the clubhouse by 11:30 am on the day you registered for. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for April 15th.

April 15, 2018:  Activity Day with Seniors.  2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

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

Pebble Tossers volunteers will participate in different activities with the residents such as arts & crafts, social events, BINGO, Show-N-Tell Days and others. These fun activities bring together several generations for a lovely afternoon and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood. Pebble Tossers will provide the craft supplies and the finished products will be left for the seniors to display in their rooms.  We become their “Kid Therapy”!

Great project for all ages, families, Home School groups and preschoolers!

Click here to volunteer.

 

April 21, 2018, Organizing Day with Dwell with Dignity, 9:00 am – 12:00pm

5360 Snapfinger Woods Dr.
Suite 106
Decatur, GA 30035

Dwell with Dignity is a nonprofit with a mission is to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design; one household at a time. They empower families to lead their best lives and to thrive in a safe, functional, and beautiful environment.

On Saturday, April 21 Pebble Tossers volunteers will be organizing the warehouse and possibly working on some DIY projects such as painting furniture. Volunteers must be in high school (14 and older). Please wear closed toe shoes and work clothes.

Click here to volunteer.
Click here for the Pebble Tossers Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver.

 

April 21, 2018, Activity Day with Seniors, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. 

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab at Atlanta
350 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

A.G. Rhodes is one of Georgia’s first nursing homes and has build a reputation for exceptional care. It is currently one of a few nonprofit nursing organizations in the state. Volunteers will participate in various activities with the residents including reading books, teaching basic computer skills, playing board games, and even baking & cupcake decorating.

Click here to volunteer.

April 22, 2018, Clean Up Day: enAble Group Home, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

enAble Group Home
805 East Hembree Crossing 
Roswell, GA 30076

enAble provides support services for adults with developmental disabilities. Community Access Services are geared toward preparing and assisting individuals to become part of their broader community. enAble offers residential services within group homes located in typical neighborhoods. These homes consist of no more than five people living together who have similar interests and/or support needs. Trained professionals provide 24-hour support to coach and mentor in all areas of daily living activities.

On this Sunday volunteers will perform a variety of tasks getting the home ready for spring by: cleaning up the yard, washing outside windows, putting out new pine straw and washing patio furniture. Volunteers must at least 13 years and every participant must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver. Please wear closed toe shoes, dress warmly, bring your own work gloves.

Snacks and water will be provided by enAble.

Click here to volunteer.

Click here for enAble Volunteer Waiver

 

April 28, 2018: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

Click here to register.

 

April 24, 2018, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation Session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd., Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404)347-7619

 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 day/night. Each meal 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 usually 2 Orientation Session a month that need dinners.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for April 24th.

 

 

May 9, 2018, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation Session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd., Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404)347-7619

 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 day/night. Each meal 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 usually 2 Orientation Session a month that need dinners.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for May 9th.

 

May 12, 2018, Big Trees Forest Preserve: 9:30am – 11:00 am

Big Trees Forest Preserve
7645 Roswell Rd.
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

The John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve is a beautiful and unique 30-acre Fulton County Tree, Plant and Wildlife Sanctuary. Pebble Tossers has partnered with the Big Trees Forest Preserve to provide volunteers on the second Saturday of each month to help preserve the forest. This is a great family service project and is open to all agers. Volunteers  may be planting flowers, spreading mulch and doing trail maintenance. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.

Click here to volunteer

Click here for the Pebble Tossers Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver.

 

May 12, 2018:  Gardening & Maintenance at Lost Corner Preserve 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lost Corner Preserve
7300 Brandon Mill Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Lost Corner Preserve is a 24-acre City of Sandy Springs Preserve/Passive Park with a cottage, gardens, pond, greenhouse, trails, apiary, community garden and a natural creek. It is located at the intersection of Dalrymple Rd/Riverside Drive and Brandon Mill Rd. Friends of Lost Corner (FOLC) is a designated group acknowledged by the City of Sandy Springs to assist with Lost Corner in the areas of maintenance, programs, publicity, and good will.

On the 2nd Saturday of the month Pebble Tossers Volunteers will assist FOLC in trail maintenance, removing invasive plants, assisting in native plant restoration (planting). This is a fun family project and is open to all ages. Volunteers should wear closed toe shoes, work gloves, hat, sunscreen, bug spray and bring a water bottle. Most garden tools will be provided, but you can bring small garden tools if you have them. There are bees at the garden. Volunteers must complete a volunteer waiver and bring it to the event. You only have to complete the waiver your first time volunteering with Friends of Lost Corner.

Click here to register.

Click here for volunteer waiver.

 

May 26, 2018: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

Click here to register.

 

June 9, 2018, Big Trees Forest Preserve: 9:30am – 11:00 am

Big Trees Forest Preserve
7645 Roswell Rd.
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

The John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve is a beautiful and unique 30-acre Fulton County Tree, Plant and Wildlife Sanctuary. Pebble Tossers has partnered with the Big Trees Forest Preserve to provide volunteers on the second Saturday of each month to help preserve the forest. This is a great family service project and is open to all agers. Volunteers  may be planting flowers, spreading mulch and doing trail maintenance. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.

Click here to volunteer

Click here for the Pebble Tossers Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver.

 

June 9, 2018:  Gardening & Maintenance at Lost Corner Preserve 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lost Corner Preserve
7300 Brandon Mill Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Lost Corner Preserve is a 24-acre City of Sandy Springs Preserve/Passive Park with a cottage, gardens, pond, greenhouse, trails, apiary, community garden and a natural creek. It is located at the intersection of Dalrymple Rd/Riverside Drive and Brandon Mill Rd. Friends of Lost Corner (FOLC) is a designated group acknowledged by the City of Sandy Springs to assist with Lost Corner in the areas of maintenance, programs, publicity, and good will.

On the 2nd Saturday of the month Pebble Tossers Volunteers will assist FOLC in trail maintenance, removing invasive plants, assisting in native plant restoration (planting). This is a fun family project and is open to all ages. Volunteers should wear closed toe shoes, work gloves, hat, sunscreen, bug spray and bring a water bottle. Most garden tools will be provided, but you can bring small garden tools if you have them. There are bees at the garden. Volunteers must complete a volunteer waiver and bring it to the event. You only have to complete the waiver your first time volunteering with Friends of Lost Corner.

Click here to register.

Click here for volunteer waiver.

 

June 20, 2018, Foster Care Support Foundation (FCSF), 1:00pm -3:00pm

FCSF Distribution Center
115 Mansell Place
Roswell, GA 30076

FCSF serves a vital and growing need throughout Georgia by providing free clothing, infant equipment, developmental toys, teen items and school supplies to thousands of children of all ages in foster and relative care. Pebble Tossers volunteers will be working with FCSF throughout the year. Volunteers will participating in a variety of tasks at the distribution center including: sort clothing, size or restock the center, play with babies and toddlers in the nursery while foster parents select their needed items, wash toys, put together or take apart equipment, sort toys and make sure all pieces are there, load bags into cars, fill orders for shipping and other tasks as needed.

Volunteers should be 12 and older, if you have a child younger than 12 that wants to participate please email [email protected] All volunteers must sign and bring the volunteer waiver with them. Please wear closed toe shoes. Participants may continue to work past 3:00 pm if they want.

Volunteers may bring donations including: new and gently used clothing items, shoes, toys, craft supplies, teen items, and other general items. Click here for a complete list. If you are interested in volunteering on other dates contact FCSF directly and tell them you are with Pebble Tossers.

Registration Link Coming Soon.

 

June 23, 2018: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

Click here to register.

July 14, 2018, Big Trees Forest Preserve: 9:30am – 11:00 am

Big Trees Forest Preserve
7645 Roswell Rd.
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

The John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve is a beautiful and unique 30-acre Fulton County Tree, Plant and Wildlife Sanctuary. Pebble Tossers has partnered with the Big Trees Forest Preserve to provide volunteers on the second Saturday of each month to help preserve the forest. This is a great family service project and is open to all agers. Volunteers  may be planting flowers, spreading mulch and doing trail maintenance. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.

Click here to volunteer

Click here for the Pebble Tossers Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver.

 

July 14, 2018:  Gardening & Maintenance at Lost Corner Preserve 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lost Corner Preserve
7300 Brandon Mill Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Lost Corner Preserve is a 24-acre City of Sandy Springs Preserve/Passive Park with a cottage, gardens, pond, greenhouse, trails, apiary, community garden and a natural creek. It is located at the intersection of Dalrymple Rd/Riverside Drive and Brandon Mill Rd. Friends of Lost Corner (FOLC) is a designated group acknowledged by the City of Sandy Springs to assist with Lost Corner in the areas of maintenance, programs, publicity, and good will.

On the 2nd Saturday of the month Pebble Tossers Volunteers will assist FOLC in trail maintenance, removing invasive plants, assisting in native plant restoration (planting). This is a fun family project and is open to all ages. Volunteers should wear closed toe shoes, work gloves, hat, sunscreen, bug spray and bring a water bottle. Most garden tools will be provided, but you can bring small garden tools if you have them. There are bees at the garden. Volunteers must complete a volunteer waiver and bring it to the event. You only have to complete the waiver your first time volunteering with Friends of Lost Corner.

Click here to register.

Click here for volunteer waiver.

 

July 17, 2018, Foster Care Support Foundation (FCSF), 10:00am – 12:00pm

FCSF Distribution Center
115 Mansell Place
Roswell, GA 30076

FCSF serves a vital and growing need throughout Georgia by providing free clothing, infant equipment, developmental toys, teen items and school supplies to thousands of children of all ages in foster and relative care. Pebble Tossers volunteers will be working with FCSF throughout the year. Volunteers will participating in a variety of tasks at the distribution center including: sort clothing, size or restock the center, play with babies and toddlers in the nursery while foster parents select their needed items, wash toys, put together or take apart equipment, sort toys and make sure all pieces are there, load bags into cars, fill orders for shipping and other tasks as needed.

Volunteers should be 12 and older, if you have a child younger than 12 that wants to participate please email [email protected] All volunteers must sign and bring the volunteer waiver with them. Please wear closed toe shoes. Participants may continue to work past 12:00 pm if they want.

Volunteers may bring donations including: new and gently used clothing items, shoes, toys, craft supplies, teen items, and other general items. Click here for a complete list. If you are interested in volunteering on other dates contact FCSF directly and tell them you are with Pebble Tossers.

Registration Link Coming Soon.

July 28, 2017: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

Click here to register.

December 28, 2018, Foster Care Support Foundation (FCSF), 10:00am – 12:00pm

FCSF Distribution Center
115 Mansell Place
Roswell, GA 30076

FCSF serves a vital and growing need throughout Georgia by providing free clothing, infant equipment, developmental toys, teen items and school supplies to thousands of children of all ages in foster and relative care. Pebble Tossers volunteers will be working with FCSF throughout the year. Volunteers will participating in a variety of tasks at the distribution center including: sort clothing, size or restock the center, play with babies and toddlers in the nursery while foster parents select their needed items, wash toys, put together or take apart equipment, sort toys and make sure all pieces are there, load bags into cars, fill orders for shipping and other tasks as needed.

Volunteers should be 12 and older, if you have a child younger than 12 that wants to participate please email [email protected] All volunteers must sign and bring the volunteer waiver with them. Please wear closed toe shoes. Participants may continue to work past 12:00 pm if they want.

Volunteers may bring donations including: new and gently used clothing items, shoes, toys, craft supplies, teen items, and other general items. Click here for a complete list. If you are interested in volunteering on other dates contact FCSF directly and tell them you are with Pebble Tossers.

Registration Link Coming Soon.

 

PAST PROJECTS

 

February, 17, 2018: BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

Click here to volunteer on February 17th.

Click here for the Pebble Tossers Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver.

February 22, 2018, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation Session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd., Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404)347-7619

 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 day/night. Each meal 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 usually 2 Orientation Session a month that need dinners.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for February 22nd.

 

February 24, 2018, Activity Day with Seniors, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. 

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab at Atlanta
350 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

A.G. Rhodes is one of Georgia’s first nursing homes and has build a reputation for exceptional care. It is currently one of a few nonprofit nursing organizations in the state. Volunteers will participate in various activities with the residents including reading books, teaching basic computer skills, playing board games, and even baking & cupcake decorating.

Click here to volunteer.

 

February 8th 2018, Valentine Kit Making for Sibley Heart Center, 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. Each volunteer needs to bring 5 packs of Valentines and sticker sheets. Pebble Tossers will provide the remaining supplies and a light snack.

Click her to volunteer.

Click here for the Pebble Tossers Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver.

 

February 10, 2018, Big Trees Forest Preserve: 9:30am – 11:00 am

Big Trees Forest Preserve
7645 Roswell Rd.
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

The John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve is a beautiful and unique 30-acre Fulton County Tree, Plant and Wildlife Sanctuary. Pebble Tossers has partnered with the Big Trees Forest Preserve to provide volunteers on the second Saturday of each month to help preserve the forest. This is a great family service project and is open to all agers. Volunteers  may be planting flowers, spreading mulch and doing trail maintenance. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.

Click here to volunteer 

Click here for the Pebble Tossers Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver.

 

February 10, 2018, North Fulton Community Charities, 9:30am – 12:00pm

11270 Elkins Road,
Roswell, Georgia 30076
Behind the Mitsubishi dealership on Alpharetta Hwy

Volunteers will participate in a variety of activities including receiving and sorting donations, counting goods, stocking shelves and general help like moving items, cleaning etc.  You may be asked to lift or move heavy items but you may turn down any task with which you are uncomfortable.  You will be working in the Thrift Store, Food Pantry or the general grounds.

A NFCC staff member will provide a brief tour and an overview of NFCC before you receive instructions and meet the supervisor for your activity.

EVERY member must bring a completed waiver the day of. Dress comfortably with closed toed shoes.  Please do not bring valuables or large purses/backpacks.

Important:   No one under the age of 13 may volunteer.  13-15 may volunteer with a parent or adult representative.  16+ may volunteer alone, with a parent signature on the waiver.

What to donate:  If you want to bring a donated item please consider bringing a full sized toiletry item (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste, shaving cream, body wash, etc.)

Click here to volunteer.

Click here for volunteer waiver.

 

February 10, 2018:  Gardening & Maintenance at Lost Corner Preserve 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lost Corner Preserve
7300 Brandon Mill Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Lost Corner Preserve is a 24-acre City of Sandy Springs Preserve/Passive Park with a cottage, gardens, pond, greenhouse, trails, apiary, community garden and a natural creek. It is located at the intersection of Dalrymple Rd/Riverside Drive and Brandon Mill Rd. Friends of Lost Corner (FOLC) is a designated group acknowledged by the City of Sandy Springs to assist with Lost Corner in the areas of maintenance, programs, publicity, and good will.

On the 2nd Saturday of the month Pebble Tossers Volunteers will assist FOLC in trail maintenance, removing invasive plants, assisting in native plant restoration (planting). This is a fun family project and is open to all ages. Volunteers should wear closed toe shoes, work gloves, hat, sunscreen, bug spray and bring a water bottle. Most garden tools will be provided, but you can bring small garden tools if you have them. There are bees at the garden. Volunteers must complete a volunteer waiver and bring it to the event. You only have to complete the waiver your first time volunteering with Friends of Lost Corner.

Click here to volunteer.

Click here for volunteer waiver.

 

February 10, 2018, Provide Lunch for Kate’s Club Gainesville Lunch, 11:30am – 12:00pm

675 White Sulfer Rd
Gainesville, GA
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404)347-7619

 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. Therapeutic activities are held on the weekends during Clubhouse programs.

Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting day/night. Each meal 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 day.

The Clubhouse lunches are to be delivered to the clubhouse by 11:30 am on the dates listed in the sign-up. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for February 10th.

 

February 15, 2018, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Family Night, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd., Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404)347-7619

 Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. 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.

Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting day/night. Each meal 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.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for February 15th.

 

February 3, 2018, Pebble Tossers & The Packaged Good’s First Saturday Project. 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Join Pebble Tossers and The Packaged Good for an “Escape Room” style day where participants will visit discovery stations to experience: blindness, deafness, dyslexia, and other challenges. Different stations provide activities that are designed to build awareness and sensitivity to the challenges that individuals with disabilities face on a daily basis.

Stations will provide challenging tasks such as Completing puzzles while blindfolded; Attempting to complete word search with jumbled letters; Trying to communicate using sign language only; Playing basketball from seated positions to represent wheelchair basketball. Once you get through each challenge, you earn a Key to get to the next station.

Since this is at The Packaged Good, we will of course make care packages at a station.  We will create Valentine care packages & no-sew blankets for JF&CS Independence Works Program, Atlanta Ronald McDonald House House Charities, and Make-A-Wish Georgia.

Click here to sign up for a shift.  There will be three shifts between 10 am – 2:30 pm.

Click here to be a Teen/Adult Assistant during this event.

 

February 2, 2018,  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 Valentine’s 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 may include: board games, Valentine’s Day arts & crafts and snacks. Each volunteer should bring 2 boxes of Valentines. Ages 11+

Our group will have 10 youth volunteers and at least 4 adults.  If you would like to lead this project, please contact Jen at [email protected] or click here to view our Service Leader sign up page.

Click here to volunteer on February 2.

 

February 3, 2018, Gardening with ACFB, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Villages at Carver Community Gardens
174 Moury Ave
Atlanta, GA 30316

The primary mission of the Community Gardens of the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) is to support gardens in the metro area through volunteer workdays, seed donations and technical assistance. Pebble Tossers will be working with the ACFB Community Gardens throughout 2018 by helping maintain the Villages at Carver Community Garden. This is the oldest continuously operated garden in Atlanta. It is a space for growth in an area with limited access to fresh, affordable produce. The garden’s biggest need is routine maintenance to help support the gardeners in their work.

Volunteers will perform a variety of gardening tasks including weeding the beds and preparing them for planting, as well as ridding the space outside the beds of weeds that would inhibit plant growth. For this project volunteers must be at least 8 yrs old, wear sturdy, close-toed shoes and a bring a water bottle. We have adult-sized gloves and snacks for all. We will work in the rain. Participants with asthma/common garden allergies should bring appropriate emergency meds. 

Click here to volunteer

Click here for the ACFB Volunteer Waiver

 

February 3, 2018, Provide Lunch for Kate’s Clubhouse, 11:30am – 12:00pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd, Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-347-7619

 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. Therapeutic activities are held on the weekends during Clubhouse programs.

Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting day/night. Each meal 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 day. There are usually two Clubhouse lunches in Atlanta each month that require meals.

The Clubhouse lunches are to be delivered to the clubhouse by 11:30 am on the day you registered for. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for February 3rd.

 

February 6, 2018, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation Session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd., Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404)347-7619

 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 day/night. Each meal 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 usually 2 Orientation Session a month that need dinners.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for February 6th.

 

January 31, 2018, Service Leader Informational Coffee, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

February 1, 2018 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Pebble Tossers 
1155 Mt. Vernon Hwy, NE, Ste 800 (upstairs Inside Roam Co-Working)
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Pebble Tossers is expanding our Service Leader program and developing cause area committees. Join us to learn more about our different programs, cause area projects and general information about how you can get involved with Pebble Tossers and help lead our youth to become lifelong volunteers!

Due to the snow day – we have rescheduled for two dates to accommodate more schedules. Please fill out the link below and indicate which date you will attend – January 31 or February 1.

If you have additional questions please contact us at 678-757-5597 or Jennifer Guynn at [email protected]

Click here to learn more and register.

January 27-28, 2018, BlazeSports: Big Peach Slam Jam

LakePoint Sporting Community
261 Stars Way
Emerson, GA 30137 

BlazeSports, a legacy for the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games, offers a variety of sport and recreation programs for kids and veterans with physical disabilities. The 2nd Annual Big Peach Slam tournament is a fast-paced, action-packed wheelchair basketball tournament and will have 20 teams from 11 states. Volunteers are needed to assist with set-up and break-down, keep score on the scoreboard and on hand-written score sheets (a training webinar will be provided prior to event). Volunteers must be at least 15 years old. The contact at BlazeSports for this event is Todd Liscomb: [email protected]

Shifts:
Saturday, January 27, 2018: Shift 1: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM and (shift 2) 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, January 28, 2018: Shift 1: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM and (shift 2) 10:00 Am -3:30 PM

Click here to volunteer for a shift.

 

January 27, 2018: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

Click here to register.

January 28, 2018, Clean Up Day: enAble Group Home, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

enAble Group Home
164 Cold Creek Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30075

enAble provides support services for adults with developmental disabilities. Community Access Services are geared toward preparing and assisting individuals to become part of their broader community. enAble offers residential services within group homes located in typical neighborhoods. These homes consist of no more than five people living together who have similar interests and/or support needs. Trained professionals provide 24-hour support to coach and mentor in all areas of daily living activities.

On this Sunday volunteers will clean windows inside and outside, clean out cabinets and dust. Weather permitting we will clean up the yard and put out pine straw. Volunteers must at least 13 years and every participant must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver. Please wear closed toe shoes, dress warmly, bring your own work gloves.

Shirley Pahl with enAble will be your contact on the day of the event and she can be reached at 770-235-9869. Snacks and water will be provided by enAble.

Click here to volunteer.

Click here for enAble Volunteer Waiver

January 21, 2018:  Activity Day with Seniors.  2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

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

Pebble Tossers volunteers will participate in different activities with the residents such as arts & crafts, social events, BINGO, Show-N-Tell Days and others. These fun activities bring together several generations for a lovely afternoon and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood. Pebble Tossers will provide the craft supplies and the finished products will be left for the seniors to display in their rooms.  We become their “Kid Therapy”!

Great project for all ages, families, Home School groups and preschoolers!

Click here to volunteer on the 21st.

 

 

January 21, 2018, Provide Lunch for Kate’s Clubhouse Lunch, 11:30am – 12:00pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd., Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404)347-7619

 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. Therapeutic activities are held on the weekends during Clubhouse programs.

Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting day/night. Each meal 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 day. There are usually two Clubhouse lunches in Atlanta each month that require meals.

The Clubhouse lunches are to be delivered to the clubhouse by 11:30 am on the day you registered for. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for January 21.

January 18, 2018, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Family Night, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd., Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404)347-7619

 Kate’s Club’s mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. 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.

Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting day/night. Each meal 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.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for January 18.

 

January 20, 2018, Provide Lunch for Kate’s Club Gainesville Lunch, 11:30am – 12:00pm

675 White Sulfer Rd
Gainesville, GA
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404)347-7619

 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. Therapeutic activities are held on the weekends during Clubhouse programs.

Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting day/night. Each meal 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 day.

The Clubhouse lunches are to be delivered to the clubhouse by 11:30 am on the dates listed in the sign-up. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for January 20.

 

January 20, Activity Day with Seniors, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab at Atlanta
350 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Volunteers will participate in various activities with the residents including reading books, teaching basic computer skills, playing board games, and even baking & cupcake decorating.  If you have a trained pet that you would like to bring, it will need to have a current shot record and you need to call in advance for approval. The Atlanta Activity Coordinator is Vanissa Johnson (404) 688-6731 x310.

Click here to volunteer on January 20th.

 

Monday, January 15  Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is Monday, January 15, 2018. It is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off” – and is an opportunity for people from all walks of life to work together to help solve our most pressing problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, bridges barriers, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.” You can learn about the day and more at www.MLKDay.gov 

January 15th: MLK Day – BeltLine Beautification, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

 

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. In honor of MLK Day, Pebble Tossers will beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine. Our project includes: spreading wood chips, the removal of invasive plants, trash and debris, taking note of any damage or vandalism and other maintenance activities. 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 snacks, trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here to volunteer on January 15th.

Click here for the Pebble Tossers Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

January 15, 2018, MLK Day Community Event at The Packaged Good, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

The Packaged Good provides a fun, inspirational environment where kids and community groups can decorate and personalize care packages for people in need.

Join The Packaged Good in celebrating MLK Day by participating in a free community event to package 2000 care packages for Homeless at Heart to be giving to homeless and underprivileged families in metro Atlanta. Thirty-minute shifts are offered between 11am – 3pm.  You must register to attend.

Click here to register.

 

January 15, 2018 MLK Day of Service with Dwell with Dignity. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dwell With Dignity Warehouse
5360 Snapfinger Woods Drive, Suite 106
Snapfinger Industrial Park
Decatur, GA 30035

Pebble Tossers is excited to partner with Dwell with Dignity, a nonprofit with a mission to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design; one household at a time. DwD partners with local social services agencies that have programs in place to take families from homelessness & poverty to self-sufficiency. They nominate families that have made a commitment to self-sufficiency and changing their life. Often times, after a family has received all of the counseling, training, and support from our partner agencies, they find themselves struggling to provide a home in which they can thrive. Dwell with Dignity addresses this critical economic need through our mission and provide furnishing to the new homeowners.

For MLK Day, DwD needs help in their warehouse, moving furniture, sanding and priming donated furniture to make it “new” again and organizing supplies.

Click here to volunteer on January 15th.

 

January 13, 2018, Big Trees Forest Preserve: 9:30am – 11:00 am

Big Tree Forest Preserve
7645 Roswell Rd.
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

The John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve is a beautiful and unique 30-
acre Fulton County Tree, Plant and Wildlife Sanctuary. Pebble Tossers has partnered with the Big Trees Forest Preserve to provide volunteers on the second Saturday of each month to help preserve the forest. This Saturday volunteers will be planting flowers, spreading mulch and doing trail maintenance. Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.

Click here to volunteer 

Click here for the Pebble Tossers Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver.

 

 

January 11, 2018, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation Session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd., Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404)347-7619

 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 day/night. Each meal 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 usually 2 Orientation Session a month that need dinners.

The dinners are to be made in the comfort of your own home and delivered to the clubhouse by 5:30 pm. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for January 11.

January 6, 2018, Provide Lunch for Kate’s Clubhouse, 11:30am – 12:00pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd, Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-347-7619

 

 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. Therapeutic activities are held on the weekends during Clubhouse programs.

Meals are provided at every program and they need your help to make this a special, comforting day/night. Each meal 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 day. There are usually two Clubhouse lunches in Atlanta each month that require meals.

The Clubhouse lunches are to be delivered to the clubhouse by 11:30 am on the day you registered for. 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 volunteer and to see the menu items needed for January 6.

 

Meal Prep and Deliver with Open Hand

Open Hand is in critical need for volunteer support. They need volunteers to help package meals, prepare food, and deliver meals.

Volunteers must be 9 years old and with a parent to volunteer on the packing line, 18 years old to volunteer in culinary and  children of all ages are able to ride along with the driver.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a group, please contact Volunteer Services at [email protected] or 404-872-2707.

Volunteers are needed throughout the months of November and December especially for holiday meal deliveries!

Click here to view service calendar and sign up for a shift.

December Dates: 

Meal Delivery Shifts: 

*Please note that meal delivery drivers must be at least 21 years old to drive. Passengers can be any age. 

Meal Packing Shifts:

*Please note that children must be at least 11 years old to participate in meal packing. 

If you would like to schedule a group to volunteer email [email protected]openhandatlanta.org. Our meal packing shifts are great for team building!

 

December 27 – 28, 2017, Community Assistance Center, 2 shifts, 2 locations

CAC Food Pantry
1130 Hightower Trail
Sandy Springs, GA 3035

CAC Thrift Boutique
    8607 Roswell Rd
    Sandy Springs, GA 30350

The Community Assistance Center helps residents of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody facing emergency situations meet the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter. Come help the CAC count inventory. Volunteers are needed to count food and clothing for the year-end audit.

Click here to register.

 

Christmas meal with the Homeless, Saturday, December 23 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Corner of Joseph Lowery Boulevard & Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway N.
For GPS purposes use -“Island Wings”, 660 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 

This weekend, Agape Way is moving to Saturday to create a very special Christmas dinner for those on the streets in Atlanta.  Volunteers serve approximately 170 people with a festive holiday meal of turkey and the fixings!  Pebble Tossers volunteers have been bringing gifts since August and we will also distribute blankets, & clothing to the poor, needy & homeless.  Agape Way Ministry is a Christian organization that also shares the gospel with those they serve.  Their mission is to love and share fellowship with people who come from the surrounding community.

All volunteers are asked to please bring an unwrapped gift for a boy or girl aged 12 and up.  You are welcome to bring other items to be distributed, such as blankets, hygiene kits, clothing, shoes, sleeping bags, bagged lunches including a sandwich, a snack, fruit, bottled water.  If you do bring donations, please give to the Agape Way staff first as they have a specific protocol they follow. We meet in the liquor store parking lot across from the Shell gas station. This project is for kids aged 6 and up.

Click here to volunteer.

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

 

December 23, 2017, Distributing Toys to Kids in Need with Lift Up Atlanta. 10am -1pm

Fulton County Oak Hill Center
2805 Metropolitan Pkwy SW,
Atlanta, GA 
Lift Up Atlanta is having its annual Christmas toy drive to give away new unwrapped toys to children in need this year.  The goal is to provide 3-5 new toys to 500 children in need this year.  Toy and gift card donations are very much needed.  Donors can get information from the website www.liftupatlanta.org or call 678 245 4622.  Donors can also bring all new toys on December 23rd at 10am to Fulton County Oak Hill Center, 2805 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 
 
Volunteers are needed to help collect, sort and organize the toys for distribution to the children on December 23rd from 10am to 1pm.  If you would like information on how to volunteer or donate new toys, please email us at [email protected] or call 678-245-4622.
Click here to volunteer for a shift on December 23rd and distribute toys to kids in need.

 

 

December 23, 2017: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

Click here to register.

 

craft nightDecember 22, 2017, Holiday 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.  Holiday related activities will include: caroling, hot chocolate movies, and arts & crafts. Our group will have 10 youth volunteers and at least 4 adults.  If you would like to lead this project, please contact Jen at [email protected] or click here to view our Service Leader sign up page.

Click here to volunteer on December 22.

 

November  – December 2017, Inspecting and Repacking Meals with Rise Against Hunger.  Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Rise Against Hunger Atlanta
Volunteers are needed to inspect and potentially repacked meals made during large-scale meal packing sessions. Occasionally, seals are not made properly and if there any gaps in a food bag, essential nutrients can become compromised and not provide the needed benefits to the child at school.  It is very important that the bags are inspected for proper seals and packed according to the Rise Against Hunger standards.  Shifts can be between one to three hours Monday through Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Afternoons and weekend are by appointment only.
There is plenty of parking in front of Suite 1022.  Please wear a hat, closed-toed shoes, and comfortable clothing. It does get hot in the warehouse, so t-shirts and shorts are suggested.
This project does require lifting of 30+ lbs boxes, so volunteers should be comfortable with this task. To schedule a shift, please contact Chelsea Wood at [email protected].

 

Holiday Season, Action Ministries – SmartLunch/SmartKid program

Many kids who normally receive free or reduced lunches during school days struggle for meals during holidays. Action Ministries has a wonderful program called SmartLunch/SmartKid that delivers meals directly to the communities where the kids live. They also regularly need the following items donated: Juice Boxes/small water, Chips – single serve size, Applesauce/fruit cup

Donations can be dropped off at:

Feed The Hungry warehouse
2160 Hills Avenue NW
Building 2, Ste F
Atlanta, GA 30318  

Tuesday & Thursday from 9:00am-2:00pm

Mandatory background check for anyone 18 years of age or older interacting with children in the community.  No background check necessary if making a donation.

We are so excited to be offering lunch service for children in the Metro Atlanta area during the Christmas break, however, we need your help! We are looking for volunteers to purchase, build-out the lunches and then deliver them to the communities.  Some of our communities are drop-off sites so we do not need volunteers to disburse the lunches to the children, just drop-off at the management office – details in the links!  However, in some locations we do interact with the children – depends on what works for you and your group!  See the links below for additional information – community name, location and number of lunches needed.  If you know of someone that may be interested in getting involved, please share with friends, family & members of your congregation – we have many opportunities available and I promise you will enjoy the day!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0544abaf2da3f85-apple2

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http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0544abaf2da3f85-peachtree1

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http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0544abaf2da3f85-dunwoody

Please note, if you are 18 years of age or older and will be interacting with the children in our communities, you must complete a background check – see link below.

https://admin.s2verify.com/mvp-o/v09/orderView.cfm?ordertype=swifthireopen&ucid=33527&ugid=47A53A24-9D08-4840-B548-C90DA8E004E2&pid=5789&pgid=1E7F762F-5589-48B9-92CD-DBB00E7BC424

 

December 16, 2017: BeltLine Beautification, 10:00 am – 11:30 am *later start time!

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

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

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

Click here to volunteer on December 16th.

Click here for the Pebble Tossers Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver.

 

December 16, 2017, BINGO Helpers with A.G. Rhodes: Cobb, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Saturdays at the Cobb location volunteers will be helping with BINGO. Volunteers will greet residents and invite them to join in the fun, they will also assist with finding numbers, being callers and general helping as needed.  Volunteers are asked to each bring 4-5 small items that can be used as prizes. Examples: note pads and pens, large print word search or crossword books, large print “inspirational” books, hand cream, etc… The Cobb Activity Coordinator is Sonya Williams (770) 427-8727 x134

Click here to volunteer on December 16th.

 

December 16, 2017, Activity Day with Seniors, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab at Atlanta
350 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Volunteers will participate in various activities with the residents including reading books, teaching basic computer skills, playing board games, and even baking & cupcake decorating.  If you have a trained pet that you would like to bring, it will need to have a current shot record and you need to call in advance for approval. The Atlanta Activity Coordinator is Vanissa Johnson (404) 688-6731 x310.

Click here to volunteer on December 16th.

 

volunteers & holiday crafts with seniorsDecember 17, 2017:  Activity Day with Seniors.  2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

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

Pebble Tossers volunteers will be playing a holiday Bingo for our project with the seniors. We will also be singing carols and need a volunteer to play the piano and bring song sheets. This fun activity brings together several generations for a lovely afternoon and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood holidays.  Volunteers are asked to wear fun Holiday attire with Santa hats or “crazy Holiday sweaters”.  Pebble Tossers will provide the craft supplies and the finished products will be left for the seniors to display in their rooms.  We become their “Kid Therapy”!

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

Click here to volunteer on December 17th.

 

December 9, 2017, Big Trees Forest Preserve: 9:30am – 11:00 am

Big Tree Forest Preserve
7645 Roswell Rd.
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

The John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve is a beautiful and unique 30-
acre Fulton County Tree, Plant and Wildlife Sanctuary. Pebble Tossers has partnered with the Big Trees Forest Preserve to provide volunteers on the second Saturday of each month to help preserve the forest. This Saturday volunteers will be planting flowers, spreading mulch and doing trail maintenance.
Please bring your own gloves and water.  Wear a hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray.

Click here to volunteer on Dec. 9.

Click here for the Pebble Tossers Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver.

 

Kate’s Club December 5th, 2017, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

1190 W. Druid Hills Rd., Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404)347-7619

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

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

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

Saturday, December 2, 2017. Meal Packaging with Rise Against Hunger

Rise Against Hunger Warehouse 
1000 Williams Drive, Suite 1022
Marietta, GA 30066

Join the Girl Scouts of the Sandy Spring Service Unit to packaging meals. This project is open to boys and girls (5th grade and older) and adults. Three shifts are available, 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. A $20 tax-deductible donation is required to pay for the meals you pack (per volunteer, per shift). This project is not a fundraiser, and all money goes directly to Rise Against Hunger to pay for the meals. First, choose your shift AND then make your donation.

Their goal is to package 12,312+ meals and feed those who need it most. When we rise together, we can create a world without hunger.

Click here to select a shift and volunteer on December 2nd.

 

Saturday, December 2, 2017. Book Launch and Care Packaging Party. The Packaged Good. 12:00 – 2:00 pm

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

Join Sally Mundell, founder of The Packaged Good and Jennifer Guynn, founder of Pebble Tossers,  for the launch of Sally’s book “Packaging Good” with an epilogue by Jennifer Guynn on how to take the next steps in volunteering. Come for a festive afternoon of free food, beverages and create Goody Bags to share with those in need. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to benefit The Packaged Good.

Click here to RSVP for this free event.

 

 

November 28, 2017.  GEORGIA GIVES DAY & #GIVINGTUESDAY

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.  New for 2017 – Georgia Gives Day will now take place on #GivingTuesday!

Donors can give directly to Pebble Tossers on Georgia Gives Day/#Giving Tuesday—or any day of the year—by visiting GAgives.org.

Georgia Gives Day features popular prize competitions throughout the day with Power Hours, Golden Tickets and leaderboards, adding excitement and incentives to donate. In 2015, Pebble Tossers won an additional $250 as a result of one donor being selected as a Golden Ticket winner! Could that be you this year?

Pebble Tossers gets its funding from individual donors like you!  Your generous contributions cover the cost of supplies used at each service project such as: yard waste bags and rakes for our BeltLine cleanups, Craft and art supplies for our Activity Days with Seniors and at My Sisters’ House, and of course snacks for all service projects. These items add up and we are counting on you to contribute!

Donate to Pebble Tossers on November 28th!

 

 

November 28th, 2017, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd., Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404)347-7619

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

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

Click here to see the menu items needed for November 28th.

 

Ripple Run 5K + Nonprofit Expo Presented by DOMO November 4th

 

5K RACE RESULTS

 

 

Meals on Wheels special deliveryNovember 25, 2017: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

Click here to register.

making s'mores for homelessSaturday, November 25, 2017: Making S’mores for the Homeless. 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

SafeHouse Outreach
89 Ellis Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

For the 6th 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 year, SafeHouse Outreach asks all volunteers to bring a $10 per person ($20/family) donation to cover the cost hosting the day.  Pebble Tossers will cover the cost of the supplies for S’mores.  You can bring that when you check-in that morning.  All volunteers will receive a SHO t-shirt.

Parts of Ellis Street will be closed, but ample public 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 25th.

 

November 16, 2017:  Thanksgiving with Seniors.  4:30 – 7:00 pm

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

Pebble Tossers volunteers will be serving up a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner for the seniors at A.G. Rhodes. Volunteers will be setting up Thanksgiving decorations, dinner place settings, serving the meals, sharing turkey and pie and then cleaning up.

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

Click here to volunteer on November 16th.

 

November 16th, 2017, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Family Night, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club
1190 West Druid Hills Drive, Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329  
(404)347-7619

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

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

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

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

 

craft nightNovember 17, 2017, 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 with a Thanksgiving theme for the residents at My Sister’s House. Atlanta Mission Women’s and Children’s services are provided at My Sister’s House, a 264 bed facility that offers overnight and residential care for homeless women and women with children.  Activities can include: board games, movies, or arts & crafts. Our Thanksgiving themed crafts will be for the moms and kids too.  If you have any books (all ages), wrapping paper or holiday decorations to donate, please bring those this night.  We will help stock their supply closet for holiday decorations. The women have a holiday door decoration contest and they could use new decorations.

Click here to volunteer on November 17th.

 

Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods. Volunteering is a great way for kids and adults to make new friends, develop compassion for their neighbors, and even pick up a new skill or two! It’s an amazing day – don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!

November 18, 2017: National Family Volunteer Day edition of the BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

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

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine.  This month, we will be partnering for the third year in a row with The Daffodil Project to plant 500 daffodil bulbs in memory of children killed in the holocaust. The Daffodil Project’s goal is to plant 1.5 million daffodils throughout the world to represent those children. They also strive to bring awareness to different areas in the world still suffering from humanitarian crisis.

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

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

Click here for the Pebble Tossers Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver.

 

November 18, 2017, BINGO Helpers with A.G. Rhodes: Cobb, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Family Volunteer Day edition!

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

Saturdays at the Cobb location volunteers will be helping with BINGO. Volunteers will greet residents and invite them to join in the fun, they will also assist with finding numbers, being callers and general helping as needed.  Volunteers are asked to each bring 4-5 small items that can be used as prizes. Examples: note pads and pens, large print word search or crossword books, large print “inspirational” books, hand cream, etc… The Cobb Activity Coordinator is Sonya Williams (770) 427-8727 x134

Click here to volunteer on November 18th.

 

November 18, 2017, Activity Day with Seniors, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Family Volunteer Day edition!

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab at Atlanta
350 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Volunteers will participate in various activities with the residents including reading books, teaching basic computer skills, playing board games, and even baking & cupcake decorating.  If you have a trained pet that you would like to bring, it will need to have a current shot record and you need to call in advance for approval. The Atlanta Activity Coordinator is Vanissa Johnson (404) 688-6731 x310.

Click here to volunteer on November 18th.

November 19, 2017: Atlanta Community Food Bank, Product Rescue Center; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Start your Thanksgiving Holiday off right by volunteering at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Pebble Tossers volunteers will be working in the warehouse, the Product Rescue Center (PRC) of the ACFB.  This is great hands-on experience in a diverse and social atmosphere. Volunteers will come together to inspect, sort, and pack quality grocery donations to prepare for distribution to over 600 different agencies across Georgia.  This project is for ages 8 and up only.

Please use this dedicated link to sign up with the Pebble Tossers group. All attending adults register at the following link: http://vhub.at/4Q0WPW.

NOTE: If you are registering someone under 18 years old, please indicate them as a guest and follow the prompt. We must have 1 adult for every 4 children (8-12 years) and 1 adult for every 8 youth (13-18).

If you have children between ages 8-17, download this form to print and bring with you: https://acfb.volunteerhub.com/go/u/521

Parking: Upon arrival into the main entrance (look for the big high sign with our orange peach logo), the parking lot will be to your left (on slight hill). After exiting your vehicle, look left for the fence covered walkway (affectionately known as “the cage”) with the Product Rescue Center Volunteers sign. Follow the fenced walkway to the PRC door.

Dress Code: Closed-toe and closed-heel shoes are required, with sneakers or work boots recommended. Flips flops, sandals or heeled shoes are not allowed. Please wear comfortable clothing you do not mind getting a bit rumpled.

Food Donations: With 1 in every 5 Georgians and 1 in 4 Georgia children at risk of hunger, the number of people requesting emergency food assistance continues to grow. If every volunteer visiting our Product Rescue Center brings just two cans of food, they would be able to provide approximately 2,750 additional meals each month!

Please consider bringing as many nonperishable items as you can. You’re already making a tremendous difference by volunteering. Think how much that can be magnified by grabbing a couple of food items to bring with you when you come! The ACFB always in need of natural peanut butter, canned chicken, and canned fruits & vegetables. Click here for the full list of most needed food items:http://www.acfb.org/food-fund-drives

 

November 21, 2017. Drop In and Do Good Day at The Packaged Good. 10:00am – 2:00 pm

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

The Packaged Good provides a fun, inspirational environment where kids and community groups can decorate and personalize care packages for people in need. Volunteers are asked to bring items to stock the shelves: travel sized toiletries: such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Q-tips, lotion, hand sanitizer; pens, pencils, notepads, etc… Volunteers are also asked to contribute $5 per bag towards other supplies and this can be paid at the door. This is a fun, family project right before Thanksgiving.

Click here to register on November 21.

 

 

 

November 8th, 2017, Make Dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation session, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kate’s Club 
1190 W. Druid Hills Rd., Suite T-80
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404)347-7619

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

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

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

 

November 12, 2017, Activity Day with Residents at enAble, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

enAble Group Home
540 Pine Grove Road
Roswell, GA 30075

 

enAble provides support services for adults with developmental disabilities. Community Access Services are geared toward preparing and assisting individuals to become part of their broader community. enAble offers residential services within group homes located in typical neighborhoods. These homes consist of no more than five people living together who have similar interests and/or support needs. Trained professionals provide 24-hour support to coach and mentor in all areas of daily living activities.

Volunteers will participate in a variety of activities with the 5 women residents of the group home including: playing Bingo, board games and reading books.  Shirley Pahl, from enAble, will lead the group of volunteers and can be reached at 770-235-9869 for questions on the day of the event. Volunteers must be 13 years and older. Each participant must bring a signed Volunteer.

Click to sign up for the Activity Day with enAble.

Click here for the EnAble Minor and Adult Volunteer Agreement.

 

thanksgiving-popupturkeybeakcard-finishedNovember 12, 2017:  Activity Day with Seniors.  2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

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

Pebble Tossers volunteers will be making Thanksgiving crafts for our project with the seniors. This fun, all-ages project of making Gratitude Chains (aka. paper chains with little sayings on each one) brings together several generations for a fun afternoon and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood Thanksgivings.  Pebble Tossers will provide the craft supplies and the finished products will be left for the seniors to display in their rooms.  We become their “Kid Therapy”!

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

Sign up coming soon.