On the third Saturday of each month, we host our BeltLine Beautification Project at our adopted section of the BeltLine. However, in September, we are celebrating National Public Lands Day on Sunday, September 26.NEEF's National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. Established in 1994, this celebration brings out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country. For NPLD 2021, we'll maintain and build on the theme of "More Ways to Connect to Nature." This year, their goal is to highlight that diversity—in public lands, people, and the ways in which we value and care for these spaces—by supporting in-person, virtual, and hybrid NPLD events. NPLD is special because it provides all lovers of the environment—old and new—an opportunity to show our appreciation for these precious natural resources through trail restoration, park clean-ups, and other events that teach us about the environment. What we will be doing: Volunteers will beautify and protect our section of the Atlanta BeltLine, which may include: painting kindness rocks, spreading mulch, plantings, removing invasive plants, picking up trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and taking note of any damage or vandalism. This project is perfect for any age, for families, and for groups.COVID UPDATE: We are following COVID guidelines to keep group interactions safe. Per CDC guidelines, Pebble Tossers will not require masks for vaccinated volunteers during outdoor projects. We follow safety protocols to ensure a healthy and enjoyable experience for all volunteers. As always, we will provide hand wipes and hand sanitizer for our volunteers. We normally provide work gloves but are now requiring volunteers to bring their own work gloves. When working with non-family members please work at a safe distance. If you have not been vaccinated please wear a mask.Open Project: Not a member of Pebble Tossers, volunteer with us at the BeltLine to see what Pebble Tossers is all about. Click here to register for Sept. 26. project. Note this is a Sunday, not Saturday.About the Atlanta BeltLine
The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project and one of the largest urban redevelopment programs in the United States. The 22-mile loop of multi-use trails has around two million visitors a year. The Atlanta BeltLine relies on numerous partners and volunteers each year to develop new trails and maintain the existing green space.
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Our Cause Area for September is the Elderly and we are celebrating by sending cards and notes of encouragement to the Elderly residents at A.G. Rhodes and the Trinka Davis Veterans Village. This is an Open Project. About this project: Volunteers will make cards/ notes/ drawings or they can purchase cards. Be creative and have fun! Must make a minimum of 10 cards/ notes/drawings.- Volunteers can create Happy Grandparents Day Cards to arrive before September 12. Otherwise, send cards all month long.
- Volunteers can make other cards or notes with cheerful messages and drawings to uplift the Elders'' spirits throughout the month.
- Volunteers can make cards, notes, and drawings for Elder Veterans to thank them for their service and to uplift their spirits, and provide encouragement.Registration: Pebble Tossers members should register for this project and choose any of the dates on the service calendar in order to record service hours. The project can be completed on any day not just the one registered for.Open Registration: If you are not yet a Pebble Tossers member click here to register.Once you register you will receive details on how to complete this project and where to send your cards/ notes. Recipients will include Elders at A.G. Rhodes (Atlanta, Wesley Woods, Cobb locations) and Trinka Davis Veterans Village.Thanks for supporting Pebble Tossers and our community.
Join us for a Friday Fun Night with My Sister's House. Pebble Tossers will host a fun interactive activities night for the moms and kids.Women's and Children's services are provided by The Atlanta Mission at My Sister's House, a 264-bed facility that offers overnight and residential care for women and women with children experiencing homelessness. Because of COVID, the current occupancy is around 100.COVID UPDATE: The Atlanta Mission has updated its COVID Safety Protocols. As of August 9, 2021, all Atlanta Mission staff must be vaccinated. This requirement has been extended to all volunteers and proof of vaccination must be provided prior to the event. Volunteers will also be asked to wear masks when on-site. As of now, the residents of My Sister's House are encouraged to be vaccinated but are not required.What is Friday Fun Night? Volunteers help host the outdoor event. Activities will include, bubble making, hula hoop games, beach balls, and etc. Volunteers must be at least 11 yrs. old and if under 16 you need to have an adult with you. This opportunity is not available for the completion of court-ordered community service.
The mission statement of The Sandwich Project is: To produce, collect, and distribute sandwiches and similar food to organizations that feed those experiencing homelessness and food-insecure families in the Atlanta metro area. A central part of The Sandwich Project's work is to feed children (sandwiches, fruit, Clif Bars) through Chris 180's programs at The Promise Center and through donations to various food banks and pantries throughout the city. How to Participate: Volunteers will purchase the sandwich supplies (bread, cheese, meat and ziplock bags) and make sandwiches from home. This is a great project to do with your family, classmates, neighbors, clubs, and other groups. There is no minimum or maximum number of sandwiches you can make. Instructions will be provided on how to make and package the sandwiches.Sandwiches must be delivered on Wednesdays so it is best to make them Tuesday evening or on Wednesday. Members of The Sandwich Project team will deliver the sandwiches on Thursdays. Families throughout Atlanta serve as host drop-off locations. See the list below for various neighborhoods to choose from. Once you register to make sandwiches a list of drop-off locations and contact information will be provided for you to choose from. Most hosts have a refrigerator or cooler in their garage and you can deliver most any time on Wednesdays.This project will always be listed on Wednesdays since that is the day of the week the sandwiches must be delivered. Also, the time listed on Wednesday on the calendar is for reference only. Volunteers will arrange a time with the drop-off location.Neighborhoods with Drop-off RefrigeratorsALPHARETTAChartwellPark BrookeWaters Cove
DUNWOODYBrooke FarmDunwoody Club ForestDunwoody Village areaKingsley/Tilly Mill/JCC areaMill GlenOxford Chase
EAST COBBEast HamptonEdgewater CoveHampton LakePost Oak SpringsRoswell DownsThe Vineyard
INTOWNCandler Park and other areas
PEACHTREE CORNERS Neely FarmsPeachtree Station
ROSWELLEdgewater CoveHorseshoe Bend Wildwood SpringsWillow Springs / Country Club of Roswell