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Adapted Mask Build-a-Thon

Join Makers Making Change and Shepherd Center on August 5 at noon EST as they co-host a virtual build-a-thon to make masks for people who use sip-and-puff straws to move their power wheelchairs! Shepherd Center staff will take virtual attendees through the steps of how to modify their existing masks to give to a great cause. Masks produced during the event will be supplied to inpatients and outpatients at Shepherd. For those producing masks in other areas in the United States and Canada, hosts will review how to supply masks to sip-and-puff users in their area.

All participants must register by clicking here and to learn what is needed in advance.

More Details
Following registration, participants are emailed the Zoom invitation for virtual participation 2 days before and the day of the event. Also included in the email there will be instructions for production, and information regarding supplying masks to sip and puff users following production.

Purchase the Following Before the Event Aug 5:
Pre-made mask: fabric, NK95, N95 or surgical mask

Grommet Tool Kit: Grommet kit set includes a hole cutter, a matched mandrel, and 100 sets of grommets eyelets (each set includes 1 eyelet and 1 washer), and a storage box; Eyelets size: 2/5" (10 mm) internal hole diameter.

Silicone Grommets : Silicone Straw Hole Grommets with Attached Plugs; Fits a 10mm hole; Reduces a 10mm hole to an 8mm internal hole diameter.

Tools to have on hand:


Durable and flat surface

Eraser or similar handheld firm but yielding surface

Contact Person:

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Beltline Beautification Project

Pebble Tossers has partnered with the Atlanta BeltLine and Park Pride to adopt a section of the BeltLine. The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that includes 33 miles of multi-use trail, and 2,000 acres of parks. It is one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban development programs in the United States. Park Pride is a nonprofit organization working with communities all over Atlanta to improve their parks. This project is perfect for any age including families and groups.

What we will be doing:

On the third Saturday of each month, we work on our section of the BeltLine. Volunteers will beautify and protect our section, which may include: planting, removal of trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, spreading mulch, and taking note of any damage or vandalism. We may also be doing special projects and/or removing invasive plants.

Open Project in August. Click here to volunteer if you are not a Pebble Tossers member.

We will be practicing safe protocols such as:

- Pebble Tossers Staff will be wearing masks
- Hand Sanitizer and wipes will be provided
- Volunteers must bring their own mask, work gloves and water bottle
- We will practice working at a safe distance
- Please stay home if you are sick or have been exposed to someone that may have COVID19.

Contact Person: Lisa Gill

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Forest and Trail Maintenance

The John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve is a beautiful, unique 30-acre Fulton County Tree, Plant and Wildlife Sanctuary. Pebble Tossers partners with the Big Trees Forest Preserve to provide volunteers on the second Saturday of each month to help preserve the forest.

What we will be doing: Scooby-Doo DOO GOOD Project

Pebble Tossers is teaming up with Scooby-Doo and generationOn, the youth family division of Points of Light, to inspire kids and families to create meaningful change in their communities! It's all about DOO-in the right thing. Sign-up early to get your Scooby-Doo T-shirt.

Volunteers will be removing and rebuilding the split-rail fence and maintaining the trails. This is a great family service project and is open to all ages.

Please wear closed-toes shoes and work clothes. You may want to wear a hat, sunscreen and bug spray.

- Pebble Tossers staff will wear masks
- We will be working at a safe distance
- All tools will be cleaned prior to use
- Volunteers will provide their own work gloves and masks
- Volunteers should bring their own water bottles

Contact Person: Lisa Gill

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Sorting and Packing Books

Books for Africa: A simple name for an organization with a simple mission: to end the book famine in Africa. Books for Africa collects, sorts, ships, and distributes books to African students of all ages. With your help, they will help create a culture of literacy and provide the tools of empowerment to the next generation of parents, teachers, and leaders in Africa.

Volunteers are needed to sort and pack books according to category and age level. No heavy lifting is involved. Volunteers should be at least 12 years old and 14 to be without an adult.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will only be 10 volunteers per group.

Contact Person: Lisa Gill

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