InCommunity provides care and support to those with developmental and intellectual disabilities (IDD). Access Grows is an initiative to increase the accessibility of public garden spaces, educate individuals and their caregivers on the benefits of gardening, and contribute to the development of healthy communities.May Day Garden Fest: How did your eggshell seedlings do? Whether you have a green thumb or not, by volunteering with InCommunity's Access Grows initiative you can bring life to their day programs' garden spaces! Volunteers will celebrate Spring with a morning of gardening, yard clean-up, and a collection point for donated seedlings and other garden supplies. Participation in the Eggshell Seedling project is not a prerequisite to participate in May Day Garden Fest. Day & Time: May 1st, 10am - 1pm open house hours2 Locations:Garden Fest North - Unlimited Possibilities Center(1200 Old Ellis Road, Roswell, GA 30076)Garden Fest South - Beyond Horizons Center(3453 Buffington Center, Atlanta, GA 30349)
Contact Person: Lisa Gill
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On Sunday, April 18th, Pebble Tossers presents our 6th Ripple Run 5K/1K & Nonprofit Expo. Last year's inaugural Virtual Ripple Run + Nonprofit Expo was well received and will once again be a virtual event.The Nonprofit Expo is a motivational, and FUN Virtual Service Event where children and families learn how to become active participants in our community. Through engaging at-home hands-on activities, volunteers are given exposure to new organizations so they can make a difference in our community. The Nonprofit Expo will be a Facebook Live event featuring 6 local nonprofits providing an overview of their organizations and at-home service projects ideas or educational activity related to their missions. Each nonprofit will demonstrate a hands-on project that volunteers can do from home and then bring to the nonprofit organization or provide an educational activity. Below are the nonprofits participating and their activity:InCommunity: Volunteers will learn how to start an eggshell seedling cup, which can then be transplanted into the gardens at one of InCommunity's residential homes or day program sites. Covenant House- GA: Volunteers will participate in an educational activity, through which they can put themselves in the shoes of a young person facing homelessness before they arrive at Covenant House. Two Thumbs Up: Q&A about Autism and introduction of the Penpal project.Helping Mamas: Volunteers will learn how to make baby hygiene kits and others.Open Hand Atlanta: Educational segment on the volunteer needs and how to participate.Lifeline Animal Project: Volunteers can make Snuffle Mats for homeless pets.How To Participate:The Nonprofit Expo will take place on April 18 from 1:30 pm - 3:15. Volunteers can join us live via our Facebook Page. Volunteers will receive follow-up emails with details on the service projects for the Expo and on how to participate.By registering via the Pebble Tossers Volunteer Management System - you are only registering to participate in the Nonprofit Expo NOT in the Ripple Run. Registration isn't required to participate in the Nonprofit Expo, but if you are a Pebble Tossers Member it is highly encouraged so you can record your hours and receive further instructions on how to participate.Open Project: If you are not a member of Pebble Tossers and would like to participate in the Nonprofit Expo click here.Click here to register for the Ripple Run 5K/ 1K.
Access Grows is a community garden initiative with InCommunity providing access and inclusion in community green spaces for individuals with diverse abilities. InCommunity provides care and support to those with developmental and intellectual disabilities (IDD). InCommunity is a consistent part of their lives where they see their friends, interact with the community & arts, and practice daily living skills.Eggshell Seedlings Project Description:Volunteers will plant seeds in eggshells, grow the plants and then give them to InCommunity to be replanted in one of their gardens. Details on how to plant the seedlings and supplies needed will be included in the confirmation email. If you would like to participate in an online demonstration, InCommunity will present this project during our NonProfit Expo on April 18. Delivery: On May 1st, between 10 am - 1 pm InCommunity will be hosting May Day Garden Fest. Volunteers can drop off their plants during this time. Volunteers can also celebrate Spring with a morning of gardening, yard clean-up, and a collection point for donated seedlings and other garden supplies. If you would like to participate in the May Day event, click here.Locations for seedling delivery and May Day Fest.Garden Fest North - Unlimited Possibilities Center(1200 Old Ellis Road, Roswell, GA 30076)Garden Fest South - Beyond Horizons Center(3453 Buffington Center, Atlanta, GA 30349)Whether you have a green thumb or not, by volunteering with InCommunity's Access Grows initiative you can bring life to their day programs' garden spaces!
InCommunity provides care and support to those with developmental and intellectual disabilities (IDD). InCommunity is a consistent part of their lives where they see their friends, interact with the community & arts, and practice daily living skills. Due to COVID regulations, all of this has changed. What Volunteers Can Do: The InCommunity clients and the staff that care of them on the frontlines would love to hear some encouragement from their community!Help spread the love. Send a thoughtful note to those who are still working hard to support individuals in their homes and to those who are being cared for who long for a sense of normalcy. Taking a moment to say thank you or sending a note to say we appreciate you can go a long way! How it Works- The date and time you register for simply allow you to sign up and record your hours. It is not the date your letters have to be complete by.- Grab a card, postcard or piece of paper for the letter - don't forget an envelope!- Write your letter or letters, there's no limit to how many you can do!Letter Writing Tips:-Start with a salutation, such as "Dear friend" or "Greetings", "Dear Healthcare Worker"
-Send a personal message with an individual in our home: "You are not alone. We are in this together" or "Hang in there. We hope you are safe and healthy." Or share a note to a healthcare provider to say: "Thanks for your dedication and hard work".-Please avoid glitter or additional items in the envelope.Mail all letters to the address below.InCommunity3301 Buckeye RdSuite 700Atlanta, GA 30341ATTN: Daniel DavidSend photos of your notes and cards to firstname.lastname@example.org along with how many you sent.