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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.

In preparation for the holidays, volunteers are asked to start bringing 1-2 children’s toys when they come. These are to be given to Adrianna Garcia when you arrive. We will collect toys August – December.

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!

Some exciting volunteer opportunities with the Arts Center:

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Friday, October 27th – Symphony Squad Volunteer: Materials prep for Symphony Squad Season – 2pm to 4pm

Sunday, October 29th – Family Concert Support: Halloween themed – 12pm to 5pm

High Museum of Art

Thursday, October 5th – Education Department Support: smARTbox preparations – 10:30am to 12pm

Friday, October 20th – Friday Night Jazz – 5:45pm to 9pm

Sunday, October 29th – Student Pop-Up Show – 11:45am to 3:15pm

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 ThursdayToddler Thursday9:30am 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 Thursday, Friday and SaturdayPerformance Ambassador6pm 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].

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

TPG bagsSaturdays, Make Care Packages with The Packaged Good, 12:00 pm – 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. Pebble Tossers volunteers have a special time set for Sundays each month to take over The Packaged Good. Volunteers are asked to bring items to stock the shelves: travel sized toiletries: such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Q-tips, lotion, hand sanitizer; pens, pencils, notepads, etc… Volunteers are also asked to contribute $5 per bag towards other supplies and this can be paid at the door. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide needed items to those who need them most: the homeless, veterans, the elderly, and hospitalized children.

These are a drop-in days so feel free to come for part or all of the afternoon.

**Ongoing – BOOK DRIVE.  Donate gently used books to be placed in our Book Nook projects at five local shelters. Help share a love of reading with disadvantaged youth.**

TEEN ASSISTANTS NEEDED:  The Packaged Good needs teen/adult volunteers to assist with their weekend drop-in sessions. Teen Assistants must be at 13 years or older.

Teen/adult volunteers will help with:

  • Greeting guests and getting them signed in;
  • Explaining The Packaged Good process for assembling care packages;
  • Stocking supplies;
  • Sorting supplies;
  • Wiping down tables;
  • Sweeping floors;
  • General straightening up;
  • Taking photos;
  • Answer questions;
  • Boxing up completed care packages for pick up.

Click here to learn more.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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

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].

 

Ripple Run 5K + Nonprofit Expo Presented by DOMO November 4th, 8:30 am Start Time

Brook Run Park
4770 N. Peachtree Road
Dunwoody GA, 30338

5K RACE RESULTS

RACE DAY SIGN UP OPENS AT 7:30 AM.

The 3rd Annual Pebble Tossers RIPPLE RUN 5K/1M & Nonprofit Expo is a highly motivational, action packed, and FUN Service Event where children and families learn how to become active participants in our community. Through engaging hands-on activities, kids are given the exposure to new organizations so they can make a difference in our community.

The 5K run will be a Peachtree Road Race qualifier and the 1 mile fun run/walk will be stroller & dog friendly. The race will start in Brook Run Park and continues around Pernoshal Park ending back in Brook Run Park.

The Nonprofit Expo at the end of the race will feature nonprofits hosting their own mini-service projects related to their missions. Held in the City of Dunwoody’s Brook Run Park, this exciting, family experience is like none other.

7:00 am Setup
7:30 am On-site registration opens
8:15 am Line up/Nonprofit Expo Opens
8:30 am 5K Race start
9:15 am 1M Race start
9:30 am Award Ceremony
10:30 am Nonprofit Expo Concludes

Entry fees: $40/adults, $20/kids 12 & under, $20/charity “runner”, $15/1Mile.   Discounts for youth groups or school teams! Email Jen at [email protected] for details.

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

We’re excited that Waffle House will be providing breakfast sandwiches and coffee for all of our volunteers! Contact Jennifer Guynn at [email protected]

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER

Sign Up Now!

Sponsors needed!

Click here for the Ripple Run Sponsor Packet 2017.

Nonprofit Expo Participants

  • A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab
  • Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Creating Connected Communities
  • Doc’s Healing Hives and Honey
  • ForeverWe
  • GivingPoint
  • Helping Mamas
  • Homeless at Heart
  • Kate’s Club
  • Kidz2Leaders
  • Live Thrive
  • Love Not Lost
  • Mike’s Angels
  • OMG Foundation
  • Pebble Tossers
  • Strong4Life
  • Super Science Kids
  • The Packaged Good

Special Thanks to Our 2017 Sponsors (to date)

 PRESENTING

GOLD

  • The Ardent Companies
  • The Dave Czabala Family
  • Fuqua Development
  • Waffle House
  • Swag Promo

SILVER

  • Absolute Health Chiropractic
  • The Jeff Black Family
  • Standard Press

BRONZE

  • Accent Creative Group
  • Aha! Connection
  • ClearBridge Wealth Management
  • Coldwell Banker: Jane McAuley
  • The Dave Douglas Family
  • Charlie Farley Family of Awesomeness
  • GasSouth
  • Luminas
  • Mondelez International
  • The Roomies
  • Sky Zone
  • Stealth Partner Group
  • Vintage Pizzeria

FRIEND OF PEBBLE TOSSERS

  • Capital Directions
  • Dermatology Center of Atlanta
  • The Chris Wise Family

DONORS

  • Badger Balm
  • The Brad Clark Family
  • The Pat McMullan Family
  • The Daniel Navarro Family
  • GoGo Squeez
  • Ginny Rice Designs
  • The Dave Ryan Family
  • The Patnode Family
  • REI
  • Christine Scott, DDS – Pediatric Dentistry
  • Village Burger
  • The Bill Worthington Family
  • Yogli Mogli

 

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.

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

November 18th – National Family Volunteer Day Activities

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

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

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 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.

 

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 pubic parking is nearby.  Dress warmly and bring your own water bottle.  This is a great project for families of all ages!

Click here for more information and to volunteer on November 25th.

 

paperWrapping Paper Needed!  December 1 – December 20, 2017

Atlanta Mission – My Sister’s House
921 Howell Mill Rd, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

My Sister’s House, a program of the Atlanta Mission, needs all types of wrapping paper and supplies. Not only do they need it to wrap gifts for the residents, but they also have Door Decorating Contests for the women living in the shelter.  Drop off paper, tape, boxes, tissue paper and any sort of gift supplies at the front desk or you may bring them to Pebble Tossers’ offices inside Roam, a co-working environment at 1155 Mt. Vernon Hwy, NE, Ste 800, Dunwoody, GA 30338 between 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday.

 

December 5th, 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 December 5th.

 

December 16, 2017: 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.

Sign up coming soon.

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!

Sign up coming soon.

 

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.

Registration coming soon.

 

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.

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October 29, 2017, Activity Day with Veterans, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Veteran Administration Medical Center – Eagle’s Nest
1670 Clairmont Rd
Decatur, GA 30033
404-321-6111

Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC) sits on 26 acres in Decatur, Georgia—just minutes from downtown Atlanta. The main medical center is a level 1A tertiary care facility providing patient-centered healthcare via an array of comprehensive medical, surgical, geriatric specialty services, as well as state-of–the-art diagnostic testing throughout 14 sites of care. With 466 inpatient beds, including a 120-bed Community Living Center, a 40-bed domiciliary, and a 21-bed Residential Treatment Program, the Atlanta VAMC is uniquely positioned to serve the healthcare needs of more than 130,000 enrolled Veterans living in 50 counties across northeast Georgia.

Volunteers will assist the veterans with Wii games, go for a walk in the garden, and deliver cards. By volunteering you provide comfort and care to America’s veterans. The veterans are so appreciative of your time. Kally Brown will be your contact at the center and will meet you in the Lobby by the information desk where you will sign in to volunteer.

Park in the large deck in front of the VAMC and enter at the building that has a sign for Atlanta VAMC Community Living Center Eagle’s Nest

Click to sign up for the Activity Day with Veterans at the VAMC.

 

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October 21, 22, 28, 29, 2017: Boo at the Zoo – Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Ave. SE 
Atlanta, GA 30315

Once again Pebble Tossers is working with Zoo Atlanta on one of the most fun volunteer projects of the year!  Volunteers dress in costume and work at different stations throughout the Zoo to help make their Boo at the Zoo event fun for young visitors.

We will have 4 different shifts during these two weekends. Click here to learn more and to sign up.

 

volunteering with seniorsOctober 22, 2107:  Activity Day with Seniors.  2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

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

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

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

Sign up coming soon.

 

craft nightOctober 27, 2017, Halloween 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 fun Halloween and Autumnal activities night for the moms and 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.

Volunteers are asked to bring previously worn or new Halloween costumes (all sizes) and also Halloween or Autumnal games such as word searches, ring toss, books, crafts, etc…  Activities can include: Halloween costume parade, board games, and Halloween related arts & crafts. Our group will have 10 youth volunteers and at least 4 adults. In addition to signing up with Pebble Tossers, you also need to create a profile with the Atlanta Mission. Please click here to create that profile and sign up for this specific date.

Click here to register for October 27th.

 

October 28, 2017: Chastain Horse Park Fall Family Spectacular 7:30am -5:00pm

Chastain Horse Park
4371 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30327

Volunteers are needed for the Chastain Horse Park Fall Family Spectacular throughout the day. There are 2 hour shifts or stay the whole day. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Some volunteer needs are:

Face Painters – Are you an artist or at least have a skilled steady hand? We’re in need of individuals to paint faces at the Fall Family Spectacular. We’ll provide tools-we just need your talent!
Costume Class & Parade: Seeking volunteers that would like to chair a costume group-help ban all the riders together that want to participate under your theme.

Bakers: We need baked goods for the Fall Family Spectacular.
Photographers: We need 2 photographers shooting the horse show and 2 photographers roving around the property taking snapshots

Registration Greeters: greeter or registration table attendant.

We’ve mentioned some specialized roles above but there are plenty of other opportunities–in total we need about 250 people helping to support this event! Please think about being part of making history in the inaugural Fall Family Spectacular.

Click Here to Volunteer

If you have any questions send an e-mail to Gail Wilson at [email protected]

 

October 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.

 

October 15, 2017: Activity Day with Seniors: 2:30 pm – 4:15 pm

The William Breman Jewish Home
3150 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30327

Pebble Tossers volunteers will participate in various activities with seniors at The William Breman Jewish Home. This project brings together several generations for a fun afternoon and leaves the residents with great memories. We become their “Kid Therapy”!

This day of activities is for teens between the ages of 11 – 18. Before you begin the activity
Shauna Horvath, Director of Volunteer Services, will give you and overview of The William
Breman Jewish Home and how volunteers play an essential role in the happiness of their
residents. Shauna Horvath will be the coordinator and can be reached at 404.751.2265.

Want to brighten a resident’s day? Click here to sign up to volunteer on October 15th.

 

 

October 19th, 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 October 19th.

 

 

October 21, 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 October 21st.

 

 

October 21, 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 October 21st.

 

October 21, 2017: 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 be preparing the soil by pulling weeds, raking leaves and amending the soil for our November project to plant an additional 500 daffodil bulbs.  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 for October 21st.

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

October 14, 2017: Chastain Horse Park Clean Up. 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Chastain Horse Park
4371 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30327

Pebble Tossers partners with Chastain Horse Park to help them prepare for their Fall Family Spectacular on October 28. Chastain Horse Park is a nonprofit committed to empowering riders of all abilities through life-changing relationships with horses. All of the proceeds from the Fall Family Spectacular benefit their Therapeutic Program.

On October 14, volunteers are needed to clear debris from the sensory trail, re-lay and clean up the wood chip trail path, clean grooming tools, paint jumps, weed and landscape maintenance and etc. Wear closed toe shoes, work clothes, sunscreen and bug spray. You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant. Volunteers must be 14 years old and up.

Click here to sign up for the Chastain Horse Park Clean Up Day

Click here for Chastain Horse Park Volunteer Waiver.

 

 

October 14, 2017: Hustle for Hunger Run/Walk. Volunteers, 6:30 am – 10:00 am

Peachtree Middle School
4664 N. Peachtree Road Road
Atlanta, GA 30338

Volunteers are needed to help at different stations for the Hunger Hustle – a race to help fight food insecurity in Metro Atlanta.  Join BakerHostetler’s Atlanta Women’s Committee for a 5K and fun run as part of their Project F.I.T – Fighting Food Insecurity Together.  The Women’s Committee creates campaigns that are designed to raise awareness on challenges facing our communities and to spark engagement by providing opportunities to contribute to our showcased organizations which this year include the Atlanta Community Food Bank, FEED and the Kidz2Leaders food pantry.  By creating an issue-based campaign, they hope to continue to build on legacy events and create sustainable community improvement.

Studies estimate that 1 in 4 Georgia children live in a food insecure household, and that more than 700,000 children are at risk of hunger.  The Atlanta Community Food Bank serves more than 80,000 people per week.  We hope you will join us as we raise awareness and funds for this population in need.

Email Emily to volunteer – [email protected] Be sure to tell her you are a Pebble Tossers volunteer. Click here to register for the 5K Race or 1M Fun Run.

 

 

October 10th, 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 October 10th.

October 7, 2017, Feeding Breakfast to the Homeless, 6:20 am – 8:45 am

The Varsity 
61 North Avenue NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

Feeding the Homeless Project, Inc. (FTHP) has evolved from a grass roots organization of passionate volunteers into it’s own nonprofit feeding the homeless each week.  Their mission is to bring attention to the plight of the homeless in Atlanta and to provide an organization that allows volunteers to become directly involved in an effort to provide hot meals to the less fortunate.

Through their Saturday morning street feedings, they are building a base of trust among the men and women they serve on the streets.  Volunteers break into teams to prepare breakfast on site in a make-shift “kitchen” then volunteers serve breakfast and clean up.

Volunteers will meet in the Varsity parking lot promptly at 6:20 am, then caravan together to Wheat Street Baptist Church to park. We then walk across the street to a parking area to serve the homeless. The minimum age to volunteer is 8 years old.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring any of the following: socks, undershirts (variety of sizes), backpacks, tote bags, hygiene kits, bottles of water, clothing items, blankets.  You will be able to distribute these items directly to those who need them.  For additional information about the Feeding the Homeless Project, please contact Susan at [email protected].

Click here to volunteer on October 7th.

 

October 7, 2017, Walk to End ALS, Volunteers & Cheerleaders Needed, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Georgia World Congress Center – International Plaza
Andrew Young International Blvd NW,
Atlanta, GA 30303
 

More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about. The Walk to Defeat ALS® is The ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow our local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year.  When you participate in The ALS Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS®, you support people living with ALS in our community and advance global ALS research and public policy initiatives aimed at finding treatments and a cure for the disease. The funds you raise have a direct impact in the lives of people affected by ALS and they are counting on you for help!

Volunteers are needed as route cheerleaders for this 2.5 mile walk. Volunteers receive t-shirts and snacks.  They really need volunteers – so please consider helping out.  Contact Kelsey at [email protected] and let her know you are a Pebble Tossers Volunteer!

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

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

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

 

September 27th, 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 September 27th.

 

September 30, 2017: National Public Lands Day edition of the BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Atlanta BeltLine NE9 (Behind Park Tavern)
500 10th Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine. We are also hosting a special National Public Lands Day project in conjunction with the National Environment Educational Foundation.

This month we will be working to clear out a new section of our adopted area that needs extra attention.  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 for National Public Lands Day at the BeltLine.

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

September 30, 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.

 

September 23, 2017: Pebble Tossers VOLUNTEER 101 WORKSHOP. 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Located within The Packaged Good  (in the courtyard behind The Fresh Market)
5517 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Teens interested in taking their service and volunteering to the next level or those wanting to learn how to be a better volunteer need to sign up today! Our custom designed workshop geared specifically towards engaging and empowering teens. You will earn service hours and become a Pebble Tossers’ Certified Volunteer.
Through our unique volunteer training custom designed for teens you will:
– Understand the impact you will make on the community;
– Learn how volunteering can be enriching and rewarding;
– Apply skills to engage and educate others;
– Increase your personal knowledge and prepare for your next opportunity;
– Earn service hours and much more!
Workshop Fee is $35. This particular workshop is open to teens 13-18. We will host other workshops geared for specific ages at later dates.
Participants will also learn more about and help plan activities for Pebble Tossers’ Youth Ambassador Program immediately after the workshop.  For questions, please contact Lisa Gill at [email protected]

Meals on Wheels special deliverySeptember 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.

 

September 21st, 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 September 21st.

 

September 22, 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 for the youth residents at My Sister’s House. Atlanta Mission Women’s and Children’s services are provided at My Sister’s House, a 264 bed facility that offers overnight and residential care for homeless women and women with children.  Activities can include: board games, movies, or arts & crafts. Our group will have 10 youth volunteers and at least 4 adults.  If you would like to lead this project, please contact Jen at [email protected] or click here to view our Service Leader sign up page. In addition to signing up with Pebble Tossers, you also need to create a profile with the Atlanta Mission. Please click here to create that profile and sign up for this specific date.

Click here to volunteer on September 22nd.

 

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

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

Click here to sign up to volunteer on September 17th.

 

September 14th, 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 September 14th.

 

September 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 September 16th.

 

September 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 September 16th.

August 24th, 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 August 24th.

 

August 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.

 

August 30th, 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 August 30th.

 

Dunwoody Nature Center, August 19, 2017: Dunwoody Nature Center’s Butterfly Festival Volunteers

5343 Roberts Drive
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Dunwoody Nature Center’s annual Butterfly Festival is everyone’s favorite day, and we need lots of volunteers to make it run smoothly. Sign up for the job and time that works for you. You will receive a t-shirt and free food. Ages 13 and up only, please.

Click here to volunteer on August 19th.

 

August 19, 2017: 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 August 19th.

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

 

August 19, 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 August 19th.

 

August 19, 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 August 19th.

 

August 20, 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 work on a small arts and craft project with seniors. This fun, all-ages project brings together several generations for a fun morning and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood crafts.  Pebble Tossers will provide all the craft supplies and the finished products will be left for the seniors to display in their rooms.  We become their “Kid Therapy”!

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

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

August 13, 2017: Hands Across Atlanta – Feeding the Homeless, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

240 Renaissance Pkwy, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

The second Sunday of the month, Hands Across Atlanta goes out into the community to serve lunch, provide hair cuts, toiletry kits, clothing, etc…  All volunteers are welcome to show up and serve. Volunteers are asked to bring their own “thing” to give out or share. Items or services can range from: toiletry kits to hair cuts to hot wings to hand massages…

Pebble Tossers recommends that you join their Facebook group to learn about any last minute changes or urgent needs. Click here to view their Facebook page.

 

August 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 August 8th.

 

August 4, 2017, Box City with Homeless at Heart, 5:00 pm August 4 – 2:00 pm August 5th.

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

Homeless at Heart, in conjunction with The City of Refuge, is hosting their Inaugural Box City event. This event brings together individuals to spend the night in a box in the City of Refuge’s parking lot (plenty of security) or in dorm rooms at the shelter and experience what many homeless people in Atlanta experience every night. Participants will also interact with the kids at the shelter and participate in recreation activities.

Participants will be provided a box to sleep in,  decorating materials and meals. You are asked to provide your own sleeping bag, clothes and toiletries.  There is an $79 per person donation required to cover the City of Refuge costs of meals and lodging.

There is limited capacity (total of 40 people), so respond quickly.

Click here to learn more.

 

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid – May 30 – August 4

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid was launched in the summer of 2012 by Action Ministries. Its mission is to serve some of the 1 million children in Georgia who receive free or reduced-price lunch at school. In their inaugural year, they served 117,000+ lunches and nearly doubled the number of lunches served in the following years. In 2016, they served their 1 millionth meal to the hungry kids of Georgia! Smart Lunch, Smart Kid partners with Georgia civic organizations, companies and congregations to purchase, assemble and distribute lunches to children who would otherwise go hungry in the summer months and during school breaks.

This year, Action Ministries has revised their sign up system for making and distributing their lunches.  Volunteers are asked to contact the area Coordinators directly to set up a date and location to serve.  Volunteers over 18 who will be distributing lunches need to have a background check. If you have previously been approved through Safe Sanctuary or another school verification check, those forms will also be accepted.

Click here to find your area coordinator.  Please contact them directly to set up a time to provide lunches and/or distribute lunches.  Lunches are needed from May 30th through August 4th. To get started on your project, click here to view their recommended guidelines.  Click here to begin the background waiver.

If you have general questions about the Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program, please contact Amy Olvey, [email protected] or 678-469-6215.

Menu and Meal Preparation Guidelines:

  • Monday: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, a healthy snack, a fruit, & water or 100% fruit juice.
  • Tuesday: Ham & Cheese, a healthy snack, a fruit, & water or 100% fruit juice.
  • Wednesday: Turkey sandwich, a healthy snack, a fruit, & water or 100% fruit juice.
  • Thursday: Ham Sandwich, a healthy snack & a fruit, & water or 100% fruit juice.
  • Friday: Turkey & Cheese sandwich, a healthy snack, a fruit, & water or 100% fruit juice.

Preparation Guidelines

  • Ensure that the preparation area is clean and sanitary
  • Wash your hands and wear gloves when preparing the sandwiches
  • Pre-mix peanut butter with the jelly before spreading it on the bread
  • Use only whole wheat or white bread for the sandwiches
  • DO NOT use condiments
  • Put prepared sandwiches into Ziploc bags (not fold over bags), then place bagged sandwiches back into the bread bag and secure with a twist tie
  • Keep the sandwiches refrigerated or in a cooler until they are delivered to the host site
  • Put all of the other lunch items into the lunch bag, except for the water bottles.

Tips and Suggestions

  • You are more than welcome to decorate the lunch bags! Make it fun!
  • Please keep extra treats (i.e. candy, small toys etc.) separate from the lunches. They will be handed out separately.
  • Ideas for healthy snacks include pretzels, trail mix, cheese crackers, peanut butter crackers, etc. It should be something that’s low in sodium, oils or artificial flavors.
  • Fruit snacks are fresh fruit, dried fruit, apple sauce, or fruit cups.
  • You can choose to include either a water bottle or 100% fruit juice box. If you donate water bottles, please do not place in the lunch bags since they can tear the bags and damage the sandwiches. Waters will be served separately.

 

July 29, 2017, FLOW: Foundation for Launching Outstanding Women, 9:00 am – noon

Pebble Tossers Galleria Location within Roam 
3101 Cobb Pkwy
Suite 124 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, GA 30339

Pebble Tossers’ newest program, the Foundation for Launching Outstanding Women (FLOW) will host its 2nd Annual Freshman Bound Breakfast Event for young ladies of color who are headed off to begin their “Freshman Journey” at colleges and universities across the country.

We are excited to reunite with the young ladies that joined us last year who were anxious and excited to get to campus! Now it’s their turn to share their experience with the incoming class of 2021!

FLOW was designed to engage outstanding young women with current and recent college graduates, empower young women by providing resources to assist with navigating the waters of freshman year ensuring a more positive freshman year experience, and excite young women by providing answers to burning question about the unknowns of college life, experiences they will soon encountered while navigating the waters and adjusting to freshman year. All in an effort to let it FLOW!

The mission of FLOW is to link college bound girls to resources that will ensure self-empowerment and academic success.

The cost of attendance is $20.00 which includes breakfast for our Freshman Bound guests. We ask that the ladies represent their school by wearing their school shirt or colors. Space is limited and on a first come basis.  Click here to register.

For more information please contact Wakeeta Rosser (404) 386-8728 or Rochelle Reeder (404) 324-1800

 

July 17 – 21, 2017, SCHOOL SUPPLY BLITZ WEEK

Pebble Tossers is working with Solomon’s Temple, a shelter for women and children, to provide school supplies for their families.  We will be collecting all sorts of school supply items, backpacks and new socks for ONE WEEK ONLY!  Get your friends and neighbors together to get supplies and even stuff a backpack or two with needed items.  Drop off at either:

  • The Packaged Good – 5517 Chamblee Dunwoody Road (in the courtyard behind Fresh Market), Dunwoody, GA 30338. Open Tuesdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and Saturdays 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
  • Pebble Tossers’ office, located inside the co-working space, Roam – 1155 Mt. Vernon Hwy, Ste 800 (upstairs above Office Depot), Dunwoody, GA 30338.  Hours- 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Additional Roam locations:
    • Alpharetta – 5815 Windward Pkwy, Suite 302 (2nd Floor)  Alpharetta, GA 30005
    • Buckhead – 3365 Piedmont Rd NE, Suite 1400 (2nd Floor) Atlanta, GA 30305
    • Galleria – 3101 Cobb Pkwy, Suite 124 (2nd Floor) Atlanta, GA 30339

Suggested items needed for a variety of ages: backpacks, pencils, pens, Sharpies, highlighters, wide-ruled notebook paper, composite notebooks, 3 ring binders, spiral binders, rulers, glue sticks, hand sanitizer, compass, protractor, zipper pouch, etc!  Have questions?  Email Lisa at [email protected]

 

 

Meals on Wheels special deliveryJuly 22, 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.

** All volunteer slots have been filled for this date.**

 

July 27th, 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 July 27th.

 

craft nightJuly 28, 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 for the youth residents at My Sister’s House. Atlanta Mission Women’s and Children’s services are provided at My Sister’s House, a 264 bed facility that offers overnight and residential care for homeless women and women with children.  Activities can include: board games, movies, or arts & crafts. Our group will have 10 youth volunteers and at least 4 adults.  If you would like to lead this project, please contact Jen at [email protected] or click here to view our Service Leader sign up page.  In addition to signing up with Pebble Tossers, you also need to create a profile with the Atlanta Mission. Please click here to create that profile and sign up for this specific date.

Click here to volunteer on July 28th.

 

kids helping make dinnerJuly 20th, 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 July 20th.

Article_237197200July 16, 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 work on a small arts and craft project with seniors. This fun, all-ages project brings together several generations for a fun morning and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood crafts.  Pebble Tossers will provide all the craft supplies and the finished products will be left for the seniors to display in their rooms.  We become their “Kid Therapy”!

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

Click here to sign up to volunteer on July 16th.

 

July 15, 2017: 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 July 15th.

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

 

July 15, 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 July 15th.

 

July 15, 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 July 15th.

July 12, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Refurbishing Computers for Power My Learning

Power My Learning Warehouse
1660 Chattahoochee Avenue
Suite E
Atlanta, GA 30318  
404-367-9990 Ext. 102

PowerMyLearning helps teachers, students, and parents in high-poverty school communities harness the power of digital learning to improve student achievement towards college and career readiness. Operating in the most disadvantaged communities throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area, PowerMyLearning has served over 7,300 students, and their families and teachers in 16 schools.

PowerMyLearning’s programs and services in the Atlanta area include both professional development and family engagement services. Their family engagement services provide training for families on digital learning resources and strategies to help parents become more effective learning partners for their children. Computers are donated to Power My Learning and need to be internally and externally rehabbed to then have new curriculum added and then given to students.

Volunteers will each be trained and will have a great time in the warehouse working with other volunteers. This project is best for ages 8 and up. Any volunteers between 8-14 must have an adult present.

Click here to sign up for July 12th. 

 

July 12th, 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 July 12th.

July 2, 3, 4, 5, 2017 Brunch and Dinner for Ronald McDonald House – Scottish Rite campus

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House – Scottish Rite
5420 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30342  

Atlanta Ronald McDonald Houses have been called “home” by more than 48,000 families with ill and injured children receiving medical care nearby. Their Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. They believe that when a child is hospitalized, the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.

Meal Volunteers provide a well-balanced meal to warm the hearts and bellies of families when they return from a long day at the hospital. You bring all the ingredients and prepare the meals in their amazing kitchen. That way, when families enter the house, they have the familiar smell of a home cooked meal.

All volunteers must be at least 9 years old and accompanied by an adult chaperone if under 18 years old. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Perez at 470.426.8804 or [email protected]

Brunch and Dinners are needed for the following dates.

  • Brunch: July 2, 3, 4
  • Dinner: July 4, 5

Please sign up directly on their website. Click here to select your date.

Meals on Wheels special deliveryJune 24, 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.

June 23, 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 for the youth residents at My Sister’s House. Atlanta Mission Women’s and Children’s services are provided at My Sister’s House, a 264 bed facility that offers overnight and residential care for homeless women and women with children.  Activities can include: board games, movies, or arts & crafts. Our group will have 10 youth volunteers and at least 4 adults.  In addition to signing up with Pebble Tossers, you also need to create a profile with the Atlanta Mission. Please click here to create that profile and sign up for this specific date.

Click here to register for June 23rd.

 

June 20th, 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 June 20th.

 

June 17, 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 June 17th.

 

June 17, 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 June 17th.

 

June 11, 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 work on a small arts and craft project with seniors. This fun, all-ages project brings together several generations for a fun morning and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood crafts.  Pebble Tossers will provide all the craft supplies and the finished products will be left for the seniors to display in their rooms.  We become their “Kid Therapy”!

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

Click here to sign up to volunteer on June 11th.

June 15th, 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 June 15th.

 

June 17, 2017: 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 register for June 17th.

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

 

Generation Connect!  An intergenerational experience. 12 week Summer Session.

Generation Connect! is a program that promotes intergenerational relationships between youth and elders through oral history – listening to memories, stories and the sharing of life experiences.

Through a unique partnership between A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab, a nonprofit nursing home provider, and Pebble Tossers Inc., a nonprofit youth service organization and family volunteering resource, selected volunteers are paired with residents at A.G. Rhodes to gather and record oral histories.

GenerationConnect!’s mission is to collect stories and histories of A.G. Rhodes’ residents in order to provide high quality, personalized service for residents and to develop intergenerational relationships with the youth in our community.

This program will connect residents, staff and youth to our shared histories. The goals are to build and strengthen connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to establish an invaluable archive to better serve the residents at A.G. Rhodes.

Additionally, this program provides the seniors with a sense of purpose and belonging, and helps youth to better understand the aging process while developing a sense of social responsibility and community awareness.

Connecting our wisest and newest generations is something that A.G. Rhodes and Pebble Tossers feel honored to do for our residents, our youth volunteers, and society.

Throughout this 12-week program, teen volunteers will spend one-on- one time with residents to collect valuable information about their backgrounds, hobbies and preferences. Not only will teens learn about extraordinary life experiences and historical events, but the information they collect will be used to tailor meaningful activities and provide more personalized resident care.

Selected teens will attend an orientation day which will cover “Eden Apprentice Training”, which helps participants see aging in a new light. This training promotes a vision of communities that view Elderhood as a valued phase of human development — where Elders are understood to have a gift or legacy to share with younger generations. Inspired by the notion that deep transformation relies firmly on education of youth, this Eden Apprentice Training:

> Inspires youth participants to become change agents at the grassroots level;

> Highlights the impact of ageism and reframes perspectives on aging;

> Empowers participants to design their own intergenerational projects.

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate and letter acknowledging their service hours.
REQUIREMENTS

Teens 15-18 years old may apply, and if selected, must be able to attend the Training on June 6th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Following the training, participants will be paired with up to two residents and will spend at least one hour a week for 12 weeks meeting with them. This program will only select 10 teens to participate. The training and volunteer service will take place at A.G. Rhodes’ Marietta location:

A.G. Rhodes Health Rehab of Cobb
900 Wylie Road SE
Marietta, GA 30067

Applicants must also:

Complete an application and 250 word essay describing why they want to participate in the program
> If 18 years old, pass a criminal background check
> Receive a tuberculosis (TB) screening (provided onsite and based on nature of work)

Click here for more information and to register.

Click here to read the Generation Connect Brochure.

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 National Trails Day at Amicalola Falls, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

National Trails Day is American Hiking Society’s signature trail awareness program that inspires Americans of all ages to discover, engage, and celebrate trails while participating in outdoor activities, clinics, exhibits, and trail work projects. There’s an adventure waiting for everyone, since it’s America’s largest trails celebration. REI is partnering with the Georgia Appalachian Trail club for a steward project at Amicalola Falls. We will spend the morning repairing trail and planting indigenous plants along the AT Approach Trail. Pebble Tossers will be providing a fun, age-appropriate service project for kids ages 5-10.  This is a fun work day and a great way to volunteer and give back to the outdoor trails we love. No experience is necessary. Everyone is invited including groups and families. We will be providing food, drinks, a free t-shirt, and a great day of volunteering!

Click here to register through REI for June 3rd.

 

June 7th, 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 June 7th.

May 23rd, 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 May 23rd.

 

Meals on Wheels special deliveryMay 27, 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.

 

Summer Camp Counselors Needed!

Kidz2Leaders: CAMP HOPE! for children of inmates: May 27 – June 2nd

Kidz2leaders is a local ministry working to break the cycle of incarceration and change the lives of prisoners’ children through Christian programming in a FUN environment. This summer will mark the 18th year of CampHope, a week-long overnight camp for these youth held at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, GA, from May 27th-June 2nd.

Nearly 100 high school and college students, in addition to adult volunteers, are needed to serve as teen counselors at Camp Hope, sharing the love and joy with our campers! Teen counselors are big brothers and big sisters to children for the week, acting as role models and friends. Teens become part of a cabin and experience camp with 5 campers, 2-3 other teen counselors, and a cabin “Mom” or “Dad” who guides your “cabin family.” Join us for this life-changing week!

Click here to see what our campers learned about JOY: 

Click here for additional information: Camp Hope Volunteer Flyer or visit www.kidz2leaders.org to learn about the volunteer application process. Contact [email protected] or (770) 977-751 with questions. Volunteer applications will be accepted through the end of May.

 

Create Your Dreams: Quest Volunteers: June 5-14, 2017

Join Create Your Dreams Quest Camp, an Academic Summer Camp designed to combat summer learning loss. Camp starts on June 5th and ends July 14th and will be held at the Howard School and Georgia State University.  Volunteers for camp needed for 4 hours a day from 10 am – 2 pm. We look forward to another successful Summer! If you Volunteered with us last year there is no need to complete another background check or attend Volunteer Orientation. If this is your first time you and you’re older than 18 you will be required to complete a Verified Volunteer Background Check and Complete our Volunteer Orientation. Minimum age to volunteer is 14. If you have any questions email [email protected]

Click here for more information on volunteering with Create Your Dreams.

 

 

May 20, 2017: 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 May 20th.

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

 

May 20, 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 May 20th.

 

May 20, 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 May 20th.

 

May 21, 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 work on a small arts and craft project with seniors. This fun, all-ages project brings together several generations for a fun morning and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood crafts.  Pebble Tossers will provide all the craft supplies and the finished products will be left for the seniors to display in their rooms.  We become their “Kid Therapy”!

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

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

 

DELIVERING MEALS FOR OPEN HAND:  Saturday, May 20th

Tuesday, May 23rd

Wednesday, May 24th

Thursday, May 25th

Friday, May 26th

Saturday, May 27th

Sunday, May 28th (Please note that Sunday opportunities are only available for returning volunteers that are at least 18 years old)

Monday, May 29th

Tuesday, May 30th

Thursday, June 1st

Friday, June 2nd

Saturday, June 3rd

Sunday, June 4th (Please note that Sunday opportunities are only available for returning volunteers that are at least 18 years old)

May 10th, 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 May 10th.

 

May 18th, 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 May 18th.

Arthritis Walk VolunteersMay 6th, 2016 – Arthritis Foundation’s “Walk to Cure Arthritis”, 7:30 am – 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

Click here to sign up for May 6th.

April 19th, 2017, Community Night at Hudson Grille, 11:30 am – close

Hudson Grille
Sandy Springs North Shopping Center
6317 Roswell Rd NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328 
 

Join Pebble Tossers on Wednesday, April 19th for a Community Night at Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs. Come in any time between 11:30 am – 2:00 am and they will generously donate 10% of your check to Pebble Tossers. Proceeds from the night will go directly to our Literacy Programming for at-risk kids to help foster a love of reading.  Click here for more information.

 

 

April 19th, 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 April 19th.

 

kids helping make dinnerApril 20th, 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 April 20th.

 

 

Global Youth Service Day Project: KIDS RECYCLE DAY, Saturday, April 22, 9:00 AM – 2:00 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 2017 Kids Recycle Day, an event on April 22, 2017, 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 22, 2016:  9:00 am – 11:00 am, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Volunteers will receive training on how to accept donated items and learn how the recycling processes for the different materials.  Click here to volunteer for one (or both shifts).

Kids Recycle Day features a week long event ending on Saturday, April 22 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 “Clean & Green”.

ILLUSTRATED POEM CONTEST GUIDELINES

Pebble Tossers and LiveThrive Atlanta present Global Youth Service Day 2017 Kids Recycle Day, an event on April 22, 2017, 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.

Contest Deadline: Poems must be received by April 1, 2017.  Mail in a flat envelope to Peggy Whitlow Ratcliffe | 3901 Whittington Dr. | Atlanta, GA 30342.

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

Top entries will be displayed at the Dogwood Arts Festival EcoVillage on April 7-9, 2017. Winner will be announced April 7th 

Details: Write and illustrate a poem using the theme: “Clean & Green”. Poems must be no more than 40 words and written in one of the following styles: haiku, limerick, ode, ABC poem, free verse, end rhyme, and blank verse. Participants are encouraged to explore topics related to: Recycling – Reusing items – Repurposing items – Environmental awareness – Composting – Trash to Treasure – 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 2017 theme: “Clean & Green”.
  • 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 

Acceptance of prize constitutes consent to use winners’ names, likenesses and entries for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes.  Entries due by April 1, 2017. Mail in a flat envelope to Peggy Whitlow Ratcliffe | 3901 Whittington Dr. | Atlanta, GA 30342

Click here for important documents: Poem contest entry form 2017    GYSD poem contest flyer 2017,   GYSD Poetry Rubric

BRING ITEMS TO RECYCLE!

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)

 

Meals on Wheels special deliveryGlobal Youth Service Day Project: April 22, 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.

 

Article_237197200April 23, 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 work on a small arts and craft project with seniors. This fun, all-ages project brings together several generations for a fun morning and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood crafts.  Pebble Tossers will provide all the craft supplies and the finished products will be left for the seniors to display in their rooms.  We become their “Kid Therapy”!

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

Click here to sign up to volunteer on April 23rd.

 

craft nightApril 28, 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 for the youth residents at My Sister’s House. Atlanta Mission Women’s and Children’s services are provided at My Sister’s House, a 264 bed facility that offers overnight and residential care for homeless women and women with children.  Activities can include: board games, movies, or arts & crafts. Our group will have 10 youth volunteers and at least 4 adults.

Click here to sign up for April 28th.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ILLUSTRATED POETRY WINNERS!

Congratulations to the winners of our Kids’ Recycle Day Illustrated Poetry Contest:

> Nicho Sindone, 4th grader at Midtown International School
> Gracie Rosenberg, 7th grader at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School
> Justin Nettles, 8th grader at Peachtree Charter Middle School

There were many fabulous entries and the decision was difficult! Prize packages will be awarded at noon during our Kids Recycle Day 2017 at Live Thrive Atlanta‘s CHaRM facility on April 22nd.  Prize packages include: $25 cash, LiveThrive swag, and a Pebble Tossers lanyard.

Join us on April 22nd to see the rest of the wonderful entries and for our #GYSD celebration of #EarthDay.

 

 

 

April 15, 2017: 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 April 15th.

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

 

April 15, 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 April 15th.

 

April 15, 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 April 15th.

 

April 8, 9, 2017: DOGWOOD FESTIVAL’S ECO-VILLAGE VOLUNTEERS

Piedmont Park: Atlanta Dogwood Festival: Eco-Village
Atlanta, GA 30306

Volunteers are needed to help this year’s Eco-Village be the greatest example in eco-friendly living!

Each year, the Dogwood Festival festival hosts an award-winning Green Festival Initiative in partnership with Live Thrive Atlanta. Throughout our entire footprint, we focus on sustainable operations like requiring food vendors to use only recyclable and compostable serving ware and the use of bio-diesel and/or bio-fuel for all generators at the event. Since the inception of the Green Festival Initiative, we’ve been able to divert tons of recyclables from landfills and has educated hundreds of thousands of attendees about how to take home eco-friendly practices and make them part of daily life.

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers will assist the Eco-Village vendors with setting up, sharing information with attendees, directing crafts, playing games, and encouraging festival goers to have “Eco-Fun.”  There will be three 2-hour shifts on Saturday (10-12, 12-2, 2-4) and two 2-hour shifts on Sunday (12-2, 2-4). Volunteers must be at least 15 years old.

You must arrive 30 minutes before your shift to receive a brief orientation and assignment of volunteer position. Please allow plenty of time for traffic and parking. This event is rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather. Bring your own water bottle.

Volunteer check-in will be with Peggy Whitlow-Ratcliff at the LiveThrive/CHaRM tent.

Click here for directions and parking information.

Eco-Village Vendors

The Market Place: The Market Place is filled with sustainable vendors who explain why their products were created and demonstrate how they work.

Live Thrive Atlanta: Founder of CHaRM, the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials, the nonprofit sustainability organization Live Thrive Atlanta will explain how to properly dispose of that hard to handle waste that doesn’t fit into any of the boxes at your curb. At the CHaRM center, opened in spring of 2015, Atlanta’s can bring in these types of waste to be reused and recycled!

City of Atlanta Office of Sustainability: Representatives from the city’s Office of Sustainability will share information on the current initiatives addressing composting, water and energy conservation, all things recycling, and much more!

Furniture Bank: Veterans make gorgeous new benches from discarded headboards.

AWARE: The Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort hosts a meet and greet with some if its favorite rescued pals.

Tiny House Atlanta: Step inside a real tiny house and get a glimpse of what micro-living is all about!

Re:Loom: This amazing team of weavers produce handmade products from donated fabric and old clothing.

Mike Snowden: Snowden will be onsite throughout the weekend entertaining attendees with his cigar box guitar.

Click here to view volunteer opportunities on Saturday, April 8th and Sunday, April 9th.

 

April 4th, 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 April 4th.

MARCH

Homelessness is a year-round issue in Atlanta, but the month of March often brings unexpected temperatures and rain. Pebble Tossers offers plenty of opportunities to help the homeless in our community throughout the month.

Also, Cabot Creamery is coming to Atlanta this month to thank all the non-profit volunteers in our community for their hard work and commitment. They have asked us to join their celebration of volunteerism by nominating Pebble Tossers members we believe go above and beyond to support the Atlanta community. Look for an email with more detailed information or nominate a volunteer. Nominations end March 10, 2017.

 

March 23rd, 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 March 23rd.

 

craft nightMarch 24, 2017, Super Science 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 is partnering with Super Science Kids to provide a fun, friendly, and interactive Science Night 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.  Angelica Krubeck, a 9 year old who founded Super Science Kids, will bring some exciting educational science projects. Our group will have 10 youth volunteers and at least 4 adults.  Please check out more information about Super Science Kids.

Click here to register for this project.

 

March 25, 2017, Easter Party Helpers with 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 has build a reputation for exceptional care. Pebble Tossers volunteers will help the Cobb location with their Easter party by assisting with set up, visiting with the seniors, guiding the activities, & cleaning up. Your help will make this fun day extra special for the senior residents.
Click here for more information and to sign up on March 25th.

 

Meals on Wheels special deliveryMarch 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.

 

March 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 March 16th.

 

March 18, 2017: 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 register for March 18th.

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

 

March 18, 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 March 18th.

 

March 18, 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 March 18th.

 

March 19, 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 work on a small arts and craft project with seniors. This fun, all-ages project brings together several generations for a fun morning and leaves the residents with great memories of their childhood crafts.  Pebble Tossers will provide all the craft supplies and the finished products will be left for the seniors to display in their rooms.  We become their “Kid Therapy”!

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

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

 

March 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 March 8th.

Open Hand March Meal Prep and Delivery

Monday, March 6

Tuesday, March 7

Wednesday, March 8

Thursday, March 9

Friday, March 10

Saturday, March 11

Tuesday, March 21st

Wednesday, March 22nd

Saturday, March 25th

Tuesday, March 28th

Wednesday, March 29th

Saturday, April 8th

Monday, April 10th

Tuesday, April 11th

Thursday, April 13th

Friday, April 14th

Saturday, April 15th

Monday, April 17th

 

February 1 – Book Nook Mini Grants Open

Practicing literacy skills and providing language, reading, and writing experiences at an early age is an important foundation for a child’s lifelong success. In celebration of National Library Week and School Library Month in April, Pebble Tossers has partnered with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to provide Book Nooks at five homeless shelters and other children’s centers in the Atlanta area.

Pebble Tossers is looking for five Youth Organizations/Groups/Clubs to create and set up the Book Nooks. Each of the five Youth Organizations selected to participate will receive up to a $400 grant to create and set up the Book Nooks. By involving youth groups to participate in this Literacy Project, we will foster the love of reading in more children, as well as, encourage them to become active citizens.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

To become a recipient of a grant and to participate in the Book Nook Project each Youth Organization/Group/Club must complete an online Grant Application. The organization will provide information about their group and why they want to participate in the Book Nook Project. Pebble Tossers will award the five Grants by February 21, 2017.

To apply for the Book Nook Mini Grant, click here. (FULL)

Below is a brief description of the Implementation schedule and what will be included in the Book Nooks.

  • Books for children between the ages of 4-18
  • Bookshelf
  • Lamp
  • Beanbag chair(s)
  • A small area rug

IMPLEMENTATION:

  • Grant application due by 5:00 pm, Monday, February 20, 2017.
  • Grants to the youth organizations will be awarded by February 21, 2017.
  • The Books Nooks will be installed by April 2, 2017 and all parties involved will agree upon the specific date.
  • Adult(s) will accompany the youth organization on all visits.
  • The group will conduct a site visit prior to implementation of the project to meet with the center’s representative, to look at the site, determine the size of the Book Nook, and identify any specific needs of the center.
  • Photos will be taken of the Book Nook, a Center Representative, and the Youth Organization and shared on social media. If permissible, photos will be taken of children from the shelter/ center in the in the Book Nook reading.

ONGOING:

  • By May 31 the group will return to the center as a follow up and to restock the center with more books.

To apply for the Book Nook Mini Grant, click here. (FULL)

 

 

Hosea Feed the Hungry & Homeless – Three Opportunities:

Prepare Food Boxes- February 22, 23, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Community Distribution- February 25, 9:00 am – 1pm, 12:30 pm – 5pm

Volunteers are needed to help make food boxes on Wednesday, February 22nd and Thursday, February 23rd from 11am – 4pm.
Volunteers to help at their Community Distribution event on Saturday, February 25, 2017. There will be two shifts: 9am-1pm & 12:30pm-5pm.
All volunteers must be at least 12 years old to participate. 
Volunteers can obtain credit for community service hours completed at this event.
For more information, or to register for these projects, please use this link: https://4hosea.volunteermatrix.com/

February 22nd, 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 January 10th.

 

February 24, 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 for the youth residents at My Sister’s House. Atlanta Mission Women’s and Children’s services are provided at My Sister’s House, a 264 bed facility that offers overnight and residential care for homeless women and women with children.  Activities can include: board games, movies, or arts & crafts. Our group will have 10 youth volunteers and at least 4 adults.  If you would like to lead this project, please contact Jen at [email protected] or click here to view our Service Leader sign up page.

Click here to register for this February 24th.

 

Meals on Wheels special deliveryFebruary 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.

 

February 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 February 16th.

 

bundled up volunteer on belittlingFebruary 18, 2017: BeltLine Beautification, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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

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

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

Click here to volunteer on February 18th.

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

 

February 18, 2017: A.G. Rhodes: Cobb, BINGO helpers! 2:30pm – 4:00pm

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab – Cobb
900 Wylie Rd. SE
Marietta, GA 30067
770-427-8727 x 134

Join other Pebble Tossers volunteers every third Saturday of the month for loads of fun with BINGO!  This fun and engaging activity is great for all ages and the residents at A.G Rhodes really get into the action.  Volunteers will be callers, assistants, spotters and generally help out as needed.

There is plenty of on-site parking.  Volunteers are asked to bring 4-5 small prizes to be given out.  Examples are large print word searches, travel sized lotions, mints, nail polish, “inspirational” books, etc…

Click here to volunteer.

 

February 18, 2017: A.G. Rhodes: Atlanta, Saturday Fun Guides! 3:00pm – 4:30pm:

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab – Atlanta
350 Boulevard, SE 
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 688-6731 x310

Join other Pebble Tossers volunteers every third Saturday of the month for fun activities, BINGO, crafts and trivia. Volunteers will be helping the staff with entertaining social events, talking with residents, assisting residents to and from their rooms and serving snacks.  A great family project or one for kids of all ages.

There is plenty of on-site parking. However, please note the address is Boulevard but entrance is off Woodward; the gate will open when you pull up to it; use side entrance on weekends, which is to the left when facing main entrance

Click here to volunteer.

 

homeless at heart box makingJanuary 1 – February 14, 2017, Homeless at Heart: Valentine Boxes for the Homeless

Pebble Tossers is excited to partner with Homeless at Heart to make and deliver Valentine boxes to the homeless.  Homeless at Heart is a unique organization founded in 2014 by Charles Plyler at age 11.  Charles came up with the idea to help the homeless as he was walking home from an Atlanta Hawks game and saw a homeless woman with her two children. He was moved to action and now wants the homeless in Atlanta to experience the joy of opening a Valentine Box and to receive a love note -even from a stranger. Last year Homeless at Heart donated 3,000 boxes and has set a goal of 5,000 for 2017!

1.       Be a Homeless at Heart Ambassador.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Click here to sign up to volunteer on February 12th.

 

February 7th, 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 February 7th.

 

valentine makingValentine Kit Making for Sibley Heart Center: Wednesday, February 8th, 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 here to volunteer on February 8th.

 

February 4, 2017: ACFB’s Product Rescue Center. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

The Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Product Rescue Center (PRC) provides great hands-on experience in a diverse and social atmosphere. Pebble Tossers volunteers will come together to inspect, sort, and pack quality grocery donations. This project is not appropriate for those who cannot do moderate lifting (5-40 lbs) or stand for prolonged periods. This project may require sorting of frozen or refrigerated items such as meats and dairy products.  You will want to dress in layers to work in the warehouse.

Pebble Tossers volunteers will also learn about food insecurity issues in Metro Atlanta and what the ACFB is doing to help out community.

Click here to volunteer on February 4th.

In addition to registering with Pebble Tossers. Please follow the steps below to register yourself as a ACFB volunteer using Pebble Tossers team code:
  1. Visit our team registration page: http://vhub.at/4Q0WPW

  2. Click Sign Up beside your service date

Follow prompts to register and review volunteer waiver. In addition to registering as an ACFB volunteer, anyone aged 17 or under needs to bring a signed waiver:   Click here for youth volunteer waiver.

craft nightJanuary 27, 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 for the youth residents at My Sister’s House. Atlanta Mission Women’s and Children’s services are provided at My Sister’s House, a 264 bed facility that offers overnight and residential care for homeless women and women with children.  Activities can include: board games, movies, or arts & crafts. Our group will have 10 youth volunteers and at least 4 adults.  Volunteers need to be at least 11 years old. 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 register for this project on January 27th.

 

Meals on Wheels special deliveryJanuary 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.  FULL

 

kids helping make dinnerJanuary 19th, 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 January 19th.

 

January  22, 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 Bingo for our project with the seniors. This fun activity brings together several generations for a fun, spirited afternoon.  Pebble Tossers will provide the prizes, but if you have any fun items to use as prizes, please bring them too.  We become their “Kid Therapy”! Snacks provided.

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

Click here for more information and to volunteer on January 22nd.

 

Monday, January 16th, 2017: MLK Day Of Service Packing Event, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Packaged Good (in the courtyard behind The Fresh Market)

5517 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.

Dunwoody, GA 30338

The Packaged Good is hosting a free, public event for the community to pack 2000 care packages for homeless and underprivileged families in metro Atlanta.  The Packaged Good has partnered with Community Assistance Center as a recipient of the care packages and Homeless at Heart, a non-profit focused on helping the homeless.  The event will be held January 16, 2017 from 10am-4pm at 5517 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd behind the Fresh Market.

There will be three 2-hour shifts:  10:00 am-12:00pm, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm.  You do not need to register for a shift – Please join us!  Free parking is available beside The Fresh Market or on the other side (Post Office side) of the shopping center.  The Packaged Good is locate along the courtyard.

The event is free to the public and will include care package supplies, free food from Tiff’s Treats and GoGo Squeeze, DJ and a free hot chocolate bar.

 

building birdhouseJanuary 16th: MLK Day – BeltLine Beautification, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

NEW LOCATION
HISTORIC FOURTH WARD PARK
666 Rankin St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

In honor of MLK Day, a National Day of Service, Pebble Tossers will be working on a slightly different BeltLine project than at our usual adopted section behind Park Tavern.  This project celebrates the service of Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK Day is a national day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together; supporting their neighborhoods, communities and the world.  Click this link to visit the Historic Fourth Ward website.

On Monday, we will take part in MULCH-A-PALOOZA! We will partner with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to beautify the Historic Fourth Ward Park.  We have several tons of mulch to be moved and spread and we need your help!  We will meet in the parking area at the Historic Fourth Ward Park. Please bring your own gloves, shovels and water bottle.  If you can bring a wheelbarrow – that would be greatly appreciated!  Wear closed toe shoes.  We will provide coffee, hot chocolate, donuts, and other supplies such as trash bags and yard waste bags.  You must bring a signed Volunteer Waiver for each participant.  All ages welcome.

Click here to sign up to volunteer on January 16th.

Click here for the Pebble Tossers Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

January 10th, 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 January 10th.

 

Meal Prep and Deliver with Open Hand

Open Hand is looking for volunteers to help with meal packing and culinary.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to volunteer in culinary and 9 years old with a parent in meal packing. Sign up below for either shift.

Whether you are looking for an opportunity to help or just need to find an inexpensive way to keep your visiting family and friends entertained, here’s just the opportunity for you!

If your schedule permits and you’re in town, see which date(s) below fits your schedule and we’ll be sure to pair you with an amazing route. Please note that due to new protocol that drivers must be 21 years of age and older to drive.

Christmas Week

Thank you for dedication and commitment to Open Hand.

 

December 27, 28, 29, Holiday Service Camp, 9:30 am – 11:30 am at The Packaged Good

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

Join Pebble Tossers for three days of fun service projects fit for the whole family!  We provide the supplies and hot cider! $30 per volunteer. This is a great way to get ahead on your school service hours!  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, so register early!   We also need TEEN and ADULT VOLUNTEERS to help with the facilitate the projects.

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Tuesday, December 27th – Make no-sew fleece blankets for SafeHouse Outreach and Foster Cares Support Foundation.

Click here to register to for this project.

Click here to be a TEEN OR ADULT VOLUNTEER.

 

 

img_3721-640x426Wednesday, December 28th – Make Super Hero capes for kids at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and My Sister’s House.

 

Click here to register to for this project.

Click here to be a TEEN OR ADULT VOLUNTEER.

 

adopt-me-tutorial21Thursday, December 29th – Make “Adopt Me” bandanas and pet toys for shelter dogs and cats.  We may also finish up any blankets or capes from the first two days.

Click here to register to for this project.

Click here to be a TEEN OR ADULT VOLUNTEER.

 

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

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

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

Click here to register.  FULL

toy-giveaway-1December 24th, 2016, Christmas Eve Lunch; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Phillip Rush Center
1530 DeKalb Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307

Join Lift Up Atlanta for their annual Christmas Toy Drive and Celebration.  Donations are needed to supply 2,500 needy kids with a gift this holiday.

Volunteers are needed to staff different activity stations and distribute gifts.

Click here to check out the different shifts and volunteer opportunities.

 

 

james-and-friend-serving-1024x682December 24th, 2016, Christmas Eve Lunch for the Homeless; 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

Join us for a special Christmas Eve treat!  Volunteers serve approximately 170 people a traditional Christmas Eve meal of turkey, stuffing and sides.  Volunteers will also distribute gifts, 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 bring at least four 2-liter bottles of soda and to bring $20 gift cards to Target or Wal-Mart that will be given as gifts.

If you are able to bring gift 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.

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

 

volunteers & holiday crafts with seniorsDecember 18th:  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 for more information and to volunteer on December 18th.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Christmas Extravaganza Flyer 2016December 17, 2016, Lift Up Atlanta’s ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA, different shift times

Gwinnett County Fairgrounds,
2405 Sugarloaf Parkway,
Lawrenceville, GA 
Lift Up Atlanta is having a fun family-oriented festival with lots of fun activities, live entertainment including a youth talent competition, magic show, Santa for the kids, free dessert table, vendor shopping and much more.  Admission to get in the festival would be a donation of your choosing or a new toy that will go directly to 500 needy children in the metro Atlanta area.  Enjoy a lot of fun activities while helping those in need.
Volunteers are needed to decorate the exhibit hall building of the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds for Lift Up Atlanta’s 2016 Christmas Extravaganza.  We will transform the space into Santa’s workshop.  Donations of Christmas wrapping paper, tape, scissors, boxes to wrap and Christmas decorations are also needed.  It will be held on December 17th from 9:00am to 7:00pm at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA  You can sign up on the following link to volunteer  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4caeab2fa64-volunteers15
Volunteers also needed to help collect, sort and organize the toys for distribution to the children.  If you would like information on how to volunteer or donate new toys, please email us at [email protected] or call 678-245-4622 or go to our website www.liftupatlanta.org

james-and-friend-serving-408x272December 16, 2016, SafeHouse Christmas Party! 6:30pm-8:00 pm

December is often filled with Christmas parties, gifts, twinkling lights, garland and mistletoe, hot chocolate, apple cider, festive carols, roaring fireplaces, friends and family. Who doesn’t love it?

Volunteer with SafeHouse Outreach on December 16th to permeate the parking lot with this festive spirit! Many of their clients on the streets miss out on these joys of the season. They will be bringing the celebration to the street!

Click here to register directly with SafeHouse Outreach on December 16th.

 

bundled up volunteer on belittlingDecember 17th: BeltLine Beautification, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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

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

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

Click here to volunteer on December 17th.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

open hand meal prepMeals on Wheels Delivery for Open Hand

Open Hand needs volunteers to help package meals this upcoming Tuesday, December 6th from 9am-12pm. They really use your support to ensure that all of the meals needed to feed our clients are prepared. If you are available, please help out! Register below:

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a group to volunteer with us, please contact Mike Bowers at 404-419-3220 or [email protected]. Tell them you are Pebble Tossers volunteers!

If you are not able to volunteer on Tuesday, but still want to help out, consider coming in for one of the following shifts:

Thank you for bringing nutritious meals to our neighbors in need.

 

paperWrapping Paper Needed!

Atlanta Mission – My Sister’s House
921 Howell Mill Rd, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

My Sister’s House, a program of the Atlanta Mission, needs all types of wrapping paper and supplies. Not only do they need it to wrap gifts for the residents, but they also have Door Decorating Contests for the women living in the shelter.  Drop off paper, tape, boxes, tissue paper and any sort of gift supplies at the front desk or you may bring them to Pebble Tossers’ offices inside Roam, a co-working environment at 1155 Mt. Vernon Hwy, NE, Ste 800, Dunwoody, GA 30338 between 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

TPG bags

Sunday, December 4th, 2016, Make Care Packages with The Packaged Good, 1:00 pm – 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. Pebble Tossers volunteers have a special time set for Sundays each month to take over The Packaged Good. Volunteers are asked to bring items to stock the shelves: travel sized toiletries: such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Q-tips, lotion, hand sanitizer; pens, pencils, notepads, etc… Volunteers are also asked to contribute $5 per bag towards other supplies and this can be paid at the door. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide needed items to those who need them most: the homeless, veterans, the elderly, and hospitalized children.

This is a drop-in event so feel free to come for part or all of the afternoon.
Click here to register for December 4th.

 

feed the hungry box packingThanksgiving Week Opportunities with Action Ministries

What better way to bring amazing people together, then by joining Action Ministries as we help feed our neighbors in need this season? We’re packing over 1,500 food boxes to help hundreds of families put food on the table. We’re also serving lunches to over 600 kids throughout the Atlanta area this Thanksgiving break through our Smart Lunch Smart Kid program. But we need YOU to help make this possible. Dates and ways to sign up are detailed below:

Packing Food Boxes: 2160 Hills Ave, Bldg 2, Suite F, Atlanta GA 30318

  • 11/17/2016 (Thu.): 10:00am – 12:00pm, 10 volunteers needed to help unload truck/pack food boxes
  • 11/19/2016 (Sat.): 10:00am – 12:00pm, 40 volunteers needed to pack food boxes
  • 11/22/2016 (Tue.): 10:00am – 12:00pm, 40 volunteers needed to pack food boxes
  • 11/22/2016 (Tue.): 12:30pm – 2:00pm, 40 volunteers needed to pack food boxes

Please click here to designate the shift and total number of people that will be volunteering with you. We welcome rock stars of all ages (children 5 and under are allowed with direct supervision). If you have any question or wish to schedule a pack day for your group next year, please contact Eugene Overton, operations manager. Eugene can be reached at (757) 339-5363 or [email protected]

Making and/or delivering lunches:

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid, through the dedication of thousands of volunteers and donors, ensures that children lacking adequate nutrition during school breaks are fed. We take food directly to the children in their neighborhoods, removing the common barrier of transportation. We have several volunteer opportunities available for the Thanksgiving break (Nov. 21-25, except Thanksgiving day). We need individuals to prepare lunches and to deliver them to children in the community. Please follow the links below to sign-up.

Gwinnett County

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

DeKalb County

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thanksgiving-holiday-lunches-for-clarkston-station-apartments-tickets-29382648292?aff=eivtefrnd

Contact Amy Olvey, [email protected], if you have any questions about this program or if you’d like to sign your group up to serve during the Winter, Spring and/or Summer breaks. We welcome you to share this opportunity with friends and family!

aref-open-hand-group-photoThanksgiving Week Meal Delivery with Open Hand

This Thanksgiving week, we will need help from all volunteers that will be in town for meal delivery. Although they are CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, they will need 40 volunteer drivers each of the dates below – so whether it’s your first time delivering meals for Open Hand or you’re a trained professional, we’ll need you this holiday season!

Monday, November 21st

New Driver

Returning Driver

Tuesday, November 22nd

New Driver

Returning Driver

Wednesday, November 23rd

New Driver

Returning Driver

Friday, November 25th

New Driver

Returning Driver

 

Meals on Wheels DeliverNovember 26, 2016: Meals on Wheels Delivery.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

Click here to register.

making s'mores for homelessSaturday, November 26, 2016: Making S’mores for the Homeless. 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

SafeHouse Outreach
89 Ellis Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

For the 5th 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 pubic parking is nearby.  Dress warmly and bring your own water bottle.  This is a great project for families of all ages!

Click here for more information and to volunteer on November 26th.

 

Halloween Candy PileHalloween Candy Give Back with Operation Gratitude, October 31 – November 30, 2016

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

Please – NO Pixy Stix!They tend to burst in transit.  You no longer need to separate the candy – just box it all up together.  We also encourage donations of dental hygiene products such as:   

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

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

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

Please ship or deliver your candy donations by mid-November 2016 to:
Operation Gratitude
21100 Lassen Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Attn: Angel Cuevas/Receiving (818)469-0448

thanksgiving-popupturkeybeakcard-finishedNovember 20th:  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!

Click here for more information and to volunteer on November 20th.

 

TPG card makingSunday, November 20th, 2016, Make Care Packages with The Packaged Good, 1:00 pm – 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. Pebble Tossers volunteers have a special time on Sundays each month to take over The Packaged Good. Volunteers are asked to bring items to stock the shelves: travel sized toiletries: such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Q-tips, lotion, hand sanitizer; pens, pencils, notepads, etc… Volunteers are also asked to contribute $5 per bag towards other supplies and this can be paid at the door. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide needed items to those who need them most: the homeless, veterans, the elderly, and hospitalized children.

This is a drop-in event so feel free to come for part or all of the afternoon.
Click here to register for November 20th.

 


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

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

Pebble Tossers partners with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine.  This is a special day of volunteering as it is National Family Volunteer Day and we are partnering with GenerationOn, The Walt Disney Company and the Daffodil Project.

We will celebrate Family Volunteer Day and join together to beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine which includes removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and take note of any damage or vandalism.  We will also be doing a special projects and adding 500 daffodil bulbs to our Daffodil Garden and Urban Wildlife Garden. The Daffodil Project is an organization helping plant 1.5 million daffodils worldwide in remembrance of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust and in support for children suffering in humanitarian crises in the world today.

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

Click here to register for Family Volunteer Day.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

hanging holiday garlandNovember 14, 15, 16, 18 Holiday Decorating at the Woodruff Arts Center

Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Holiday Decorating9:00am to 1pm or 12:30pm to 5pm: Join us to decorate the Arts Center for the holiday season. Hanging garland, ornaments, and lights will adorn the Arts Center Galleria. This is a great opportunity to lend your skills and turn the Arts Center in a holiday destination.

November 18, Home School Days Volunteers – 9:45am to 12pm and 12pm to 4pm:  Volunteers are needed to meet and greet HomeSchool students and engage them about the many activities for the day at the registration table.

Click here to register as a volunteer with the Woodruff Arts Center. Please indicate that you are with Pebble Tossers.

GGD 2016November 17, 2016.  GEORGIA GIVES DAY

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

Donors can give directly to nonprofits on Georgia Gives Day—or any day of the year—by searching for and selecting an organization, cause or locale on GAgives.org.

Georgia Gives Day 2016 features popular prize competitions throughout the day, such as last year’s Power Hours, Golden Tickets and leaderboards, adding excitement and incentives to donate on Nov. 17. Last year, Pebble Tossers won $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 17th and support Georgia Gives Day!

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Let’s unite to teach today’s children how they are a part of everything, and how they can make a difference through simple actions of awareness.

Volunteers needed for Kids Recycle Day. 

There will be three volunteer shifts on Saturday, November 12, 2016: 8:00 am – 10:00 am, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Volunteers will receive training on how to accept donated items and learn how the recycling processes for the different materials. Volunteers need to arrive 15 minutes before their shift for a brief training.

***Special Alert!*** CW Channel 69, one of the event sponsors, will be scouting our volunteers to select 1 volunteer to create a recycling Public Service Announcement for them!  Volunteers will be selected based on their enthusiasm and knowledge about their recycling station.  You will work with the Channel 69 producers and gain first hand experience of working behind the scenes at a television station.

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!

Click here to volunteer for a shift on November 12.

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

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

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

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

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


November 6th, 2016, Make Care Packages with The Packaged Good, 1:00 pm – 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. Pebble Tossers volunteers have a special time on Sundays each month to take over The Packaged Good. Volunteers are asked to bring items to stock the shelves: travel sized toiletries: such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Q-tips, lotion, hand sanitizer; pens, pencils, notepads, etc… Volunteers are also asked to contribute $5 per bag towards other supplies and this can be paid at the door. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide needed items to those who need them most: the homeless, veterans, the elderly, and hospitalized children.

This is a drop-in event so feel free to come for part or all of the afternoon.
Click here to register for November 6th.

 

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October 22, 23, 29, 30: Boo at the Zoo

Thanks to everyone who signed up for the 6 different shifts – all volunteer slots have been filled this year.

Over 60 volunteer will be assisting Zoo Atlanta throughout their Boo at the Zoo festival!

 

donation sortingDonation sorting for Refugee Resettlement program: October 26, 2016, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

2305 Parklake Dr., NE, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30345
Over 300 refugees from different countries are expected to arrive and be resettled by Catholic Charities in Atlanta in 2017. Once they arrive, CCA makes sure they have all the essentials, including clothing. Volunteers for this project will help sort and organize clothing and shoe donations to make it easier for clients to make a new start in Atlanta. (Volunteers Ages 12+)
Please dress in comfortable clothes, we will be moving boxes and sorting through lots of donated items. The donation room will need to be organized and clothing will need to sorted for refugees to select items easily.
Directions: Please come to the Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services office at 2305 Parklake Drive, NE, Atlanta GA. Building 9, suite 150 (but putting this into Maps confuses things a bit!). Please come to the front entrance which has a small white sign out front. Ring the bell to be let in. They are located right next to IRC (which has a brighter and more noticeable sign!).
Thanks for offering your help to new refugees arriving in Atlanta.

Click here to volunteer on October 26th.

 

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

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

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

Click here to register.


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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to register for September 24th.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

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

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

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

Click here to register.


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Click here to register.

Click here for the Service Project Volunteer Liability Waiver

 

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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