Hands On Atlanta has partnered with Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Office of Mayor Kasim Reed to celebrate the hero in all of us with a nationwide day of service. On Tuesday, June 26th, people of all ages in cities across the country will come together to give their time and energy to help their neighbors for The Amazing Spider-Man™“Be Amazing, Stand Up and Volunteer” Day. The day will support Stand Up To Cancer, which funds accelerate innovative cancer research.
In honor of the volunteers, Sony Pictures will make a donation to Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), an organization very close to one of the producers of the film, Laura Ziskin. A founding member of SU2C, Laura lost her battle with cancer in 2011. Registered Atlanta volunteers will also receive advance screening passes to see The Amazing Spider-Man™ before it arrives in theaters on July 3rd and a “Be Amazing, Stand Up and Volunteer” t-shirt.
"Be Amazing, Stand Up and Volunteer" Opportunities
Global Soap Project
The Global Soap Project recovers and recycles soap from American hotels and facilitates a process by which it is sanitized and remolved into new bars, then distributed to vulnerable populations worldwide. In 2011, GSP collected over 200 tons of soap that would have ended up in landflls, produced 60,000 new bars of soap, and distributed bars to eighteen different countries around the world. Sign up today!
Books for Africa
Books for Africa is dedicated to utilizing quality new and used books for use in areas in Africa in need of books. Volunteers organize and sort books into age levels using sorting carts onto tables. Sign up today!
Grove Park Recreation Center - FULL
Atlanta’s “Be Amazing, Stand Up and Volunteer” opportunities are highlighted by beautification projects at Grove Park recreation center with the City’s Camp Best Friends youth participants. Activities at the center include interior and exterior painting, repairing and staining benches, landscaping, building shelves, painting murals and more. Materials will be provided.