Hot Projects: Week of January 7


Share a Story With a Child

Friday January 11 From 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Glenwood Park)

At Pajama Program, we promote a comforting bedtime routine for children affected by instability to help them thrive. At the Atlanta Reading Center, our programming focuses on shared reading between a child and an adult volunteer. Reading Buddies are paired with school age children during our one hour Reading Party to do shared reading. During shared reading, Reading Buddies may read between 1 and 4 books and engage in conversations that inspire creativity. Afterwards, children will select a book to take home with the help of their Reading Buddy.

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Margie’s House Monthly Giveaway

Saturday January 12 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Fairburn, GA)

Margie’s House mission is to bring food and assistance to the communities around South Fulton. Join us in our monthly food distribution! Food sorters will be responsible for removing food off trucks as well as organizing, sorting, and packing food in bags. Volunteers will ensure the quality of the food, provide the quantity of food to each client as instructed and break down the boxes in which the food was delivered. Other jobs that may be required include taking out trash, assist clients with carrying food to their transportation, set up, break down and clean up..


Discovery @ Parklane Elementary

Saturday January 12 From 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM (East Point)

The Hands On Atlanta Discovery program is a volunteer-led Saturday tutoring and enrichment program. The two-hour session occurs twice a month from 10am to 12pm. The program reinforces weekday learning through academic assistance, educational games, field trips, service-learning projects, and other enrichment activities. Students are engaged in a variety of subjects depending on the needs of their particular schools. Our goal is to have a one-on-one volunteer to student ratio, allowing for individualized attention and the building of relationships between students and volunteers.

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Kashi Atlanta Street Meals Distribution 2019

Wednesday January 16 From 10:30 AM - 12:30 AM (Candler Park)

Please join us Wednesdays to distribute lunch to homeless men, women, and children in downtown Atlanta from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We will meet at Kashi Atlanta at 10:30 to load food and for a brief orientation. Parking is very limited so please allow time to find spaces and carpool if coming with a group. A Tuesday night team has prepared a healthy, vegetarian meal that we will load and safely transport downtown for distribution. Once at the distribution location, we will plate and serve a sit down, dignified meal to 100+ homeless individuals. This is an opportunity to interact with positive people, intent on making a difference. We practice the yogic principles of nurturing, healing, compassion, inner growth, and community service.


Students with King-Elementary, Middle and High School Students

Wednesday and Thursday January 16 and 17 From 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Old Fourth Ward)

The King Center prepares global citizens to utilize Dr. King’s Philosophy and Methodology of Nonviolence ( Nonviolence 365) to create a more just, humane and peaceful world. provides much needed manpower to carry out the task of educating youth and others to the vision of Dr. King’s Beloved Community. Volunteers will serve as a greeters, stage crew assistance or ushers to assist students. They will ensure the the students are seated safely and ensure that the event runs smoothly. Students will need warm smiles and kind personalities to greet them on their arrival and help move them into the auditorium to be seated. Other duties as required such as collecting forms and providing directions.