Hot Projects: Week of June 24

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Community Food Distribution

Thursday, June 27, 2019 From 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (SW Atlanta)

Come Volunteer with Feeding & Helping Georgians!!!  FHG will be feeding over 800 individuals/families every week throughout the year in our community.   They welcome rock stars of all ages (children 8 and under are welcome with direct supervision); organizations and corporate sponsors. FHG offers a daily family outreach ministry.  Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday they distribute food/wellness items to roughly 250 families daily!  This opportunity is for onsite distribution only.  All volunteers will remain onsite and assist FHG staff as they serve the community at large. FHG is located in the Ben Hill shopping plaza directly behind the Valero gas station.

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AXYS 2019 Family Conference at Emory University

Saturday, June 29, 2019 From 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM (Emory University)

The Associate for X and Y Chromosome Variations (AXYS) is dedicated to addressing the needs of those affected by one of more extra X and/or Y chromosomes. They are focused on sharing knowledge, offering support and initiating action to help improve lives of individuals and families. The 2019 AXYS Family Conference furthers their mission by bringing nearly 300 attendees and presenters from the X and Y variation community. Volunteer tasks will include: assist with staff registration tables, hand out folders and t-shirts, direct attendees to rooms for sessions and help speakers set up and tidy-up room at the end of the session.

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Grace Community Food Pantry

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 From 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM (NW Atlanta)

Grace Community Food Pantry’s mission is to involve, educate, and unite people in the work of ending hunger in the Atlanta area. Pantry volunteers will aid in sorting food items and stocking the shelves of the Food Pantry. Volunteers will organize and unpack the food items that have been delivered, ensure freshness, and monitor quality before supplying the appropriate shelves with designated items. Volunteers will also break down boxes and take cardboard to the recycling bin/trash. In order to handle and stock food in the Food Pantry program, you must be at least 16 years old to volunteer without a chaperone.

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Hawk Hollow Weekday Volunteering

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 From 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Decatur)

The Wylde Center's mission is to cultivate vibrant greenspaces and inspire communities of environmental stewards. The Wylde Center actively engages youth, families, and individuals in their environment, health, and community through organized programs, classes, and events that develop creative skills in sustainable urban living, organic gardening, health and nutrition. Hawk Hollow, A native plant restoration site offers many unique opportunities for digging in the dirt. They do everything from mulching to planting to weeding. Because gardening is so seasonally dependent, it is hard to predict exactly what tasks will be done each work day, but we can promise you some hard work and getting dirty!


Beautification of the Farm @ Truly Living Well East Point

Friday, June 28 2019 From 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (East Point)

TLW, a 501(c)3 based in Atlanta, works to engage the community in developing local food systems through education and food production. In addition, TLW demonstrates urban agriculture as a sustainable and economic solution for helping people to eat and live better. It is their mission to grow better communities by connecting people with the land through education, training, and demonstration of economic success in natural urban agriculture. They’ve spent five years creating rich soil used at both farm sites and for sale to community gardeners. Volunteer tasks will include clearing all weeds, creating rock borders, applying fresh coats of paint on herb benches, and adding mulch to defined areas.