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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.

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

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.

Our July project is open. Nonmembers, please click here to register.

Contact Person: Lisa Gill

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Food Delivery to Grandparents

Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage & Disability (ISDD) was founded in 2004 to promote health equity among children living in social and economic disadvantage with or at risk for disability. Their mission is to create healthier outcomes for vulnerable children and families.

Project GRANDD (Grandparents Raising And Nurturing Dependents with Disabilities) is the only caregiver program in Georgia solely focused on the provision of supportive services to grandparents raising grandchildren or other relative children with developmental disabilities, chronic health conditions and learning and behavior disorders.

Volunteer Needs: Open Project for Non-Pebble Tossers Members

What you will do:

Happening every Thursday through August. Volunteers will pick up their boxes at the Project GRANDD office any time after 11 a.m. on the Thursday they have signed up for. Delivery routes usually consist of 6-10 stops, taking about 1.5-2 hours to complete. The majority of clients are in Fulton and DeKalb counties. All you have to do is drop the boxes at the client's door.

Dates and Time: Thursdays, through August from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Pick-up Location:
4282 Memorial Drive
Suite B
Decatur, GA 30022

How to Volunteer:

Click here for the Google Form to register directly with ISDD.

If you have any questions please contact Ashlyn Dell, Volunteer Coordinator for ISDD. Tell Ashlyn you are a Pebble Tossers volunteer.

ashlynd@isdd-home.org or

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.

- 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

What we will be doing:
Volunteers may be spreading mulch, maintaining the trails, repairing the split-railed fencing or other activities. 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.

This is an Open Project, nonmembers please click here to register.

Contact Person: Lisa Gill

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Organizing & Sorting Donations

Foster Care Support Foundation (FCSF) serves a vital and growing need throughout Georgia by providing free clothing, infant equipment and developmental toys to thousands of children in foster and relative care. Foster Care Support has been in operation for 18 years and has served over 50,000 children with free clothing, toys, school supplies and safe infant care items throughout every county in GA.

Volunteers will be participating in a variety of tasks at the distribution center including sorting clothes, restocking shelves, washing toys, putting together or taking apart equipment, sorting toys and making sure all pieces are there, and other tasks as needed. Please wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothes to work in. Participants may extend their shift. Check-in with the volunteer coordinator at the front desk upon arrival.

COVID-19 UPDATES: Volunteers need to wear a mask upon entering, use the hand sanitizer by the computer before signing in. Gloves are not allowed since we don't know where they have been. There is a handwashing station on the sink in the sorting room.

The minimum age for this project is 12. If you are 16+ you may volunteer without a parent if a parent/guardian signs the waiver form. All volunteers must sign and bring the volunteer waiver with them if this is your first time volunteering with the FCSF.

NOTE: For required community service hours, FCSF only honors traffic violations with proof of the violation.

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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