For our 30th anniversary (yes, it’s been 30 years of Hands On Atlanta!) we really wanted to do something big. We wanted to celebrate our organizations roots in community service, while also looking into the future to see what our role in making Atlanta the most equitable and civically engaged city in the world! We turned our annual day of service into Hands On Atlanta Week - marking Oct. 5-12 as the city’s largest week of service!
Powered by the support of our sponsors, including our presenting sponsor, Delta Air Lines, and in partnership with more than 50 of our nonprofit partners, we hosted or promoted over 250 volunteer projects or social good events during Hands On Atlanta Week!
Volunteer projects ranged from the massive, like 5,000 Atlanta Hawks fans packing 1,000,000 meals inside of State Farm Arena, to the small, but mighty projects like 25 volunteers from Accenture working hard to beautify Lindsey Street Park over in English Ave. Projects covered the innovative with 48in48’s skills based hack-a-thon for good and the spontaneous with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) kit build pop-up project at the Atlanta Beltline Center on the east-side trail. Impact events like The Race Half Marathon and 5k, The Human Rights Film Festival at Morehouse and the 2nd Annual Atlanta Senior Day saw thousands of attendees and hundreds of volunteers! There was a ton of good happening during Hands On Atlanta Week, click here for a full list of all of our partners and projects.
In total, more than 10,000 ATLiens did something good, serving over 30,000 hours! The impact went viral online as well, as almost 25,000 visitors came to our website surpassing 1,000,000 social media impressions. Take a look at what some community leaders had to say (and do) during Hands On Atlanta Week…
Check out Delta’s 30th Kaboom! Build at KIPP Soul Primary School with 250 Delta employees and community members!
Go behind the scenes of a day at the Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta with the team from iVision.
There are quite literally thousands of people we’d like to thank for helping pull off the city’s largest week of service! If you volunteered, attended an event, hosted an event or project, shared with your network, even if you just thought about doing something good… thank you!
Volunteering isn’t free and we couldn’t do this work without the generous support of our corporate sponsors. Thank you
Presenting Sponsor - Delta Air Lines
Visionaries - Fiserv, Norfolk Southern, State Farm
Changemakers - Coca-Cola, Global Payments
Leaders - Atlanta Hawks, Change Healthcare, Lexis Nexis, Mercedes Benz, UPS
Advocates - Accenture, Alston and Bird, BakerHostetler, BDO, Cognizant, Center for Community Progress, D-Mack Agency, Dell, Deloitte, iVision, Manhattan Associates, Northside Hospital, OneDigital
Good! Now, get out there and do something good! Click the button below to view our entire calendar of opportunities, with projects everyday, that you can sign up for right now.