leadership through service

Our Pebble Tossers community is special. We are proud to connect our 70 nonprofit partners with thousands of our volunteers.

For the immediate future, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of in-person service projects have been suspended; however our nonprofit partners and the people they serve are still in need of us all. To view upcoming volunteer opportunities, please visit our Service Calendar.

Updated: March 26th, 9am – bookmark this page as it is updated daily

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Serving From Home

Helping our community in times of uncertainty can provide a sense of purpose and normalcy. We will be adding daily posts with new ideas, resources and tips.

Our Service Calendar is filling up with specific opportunities for our nonprofit partners – all projects follow social distancing guidelines. They include food box build-outs, delivery opportunities and links to sign-up for Pebble Tossers members and non-members. Please visit the calendar to search for opportunities.

  • Project 1: Making Cards for Elders

    This is an ongoing project with our partner, A.G. Rhodes. A great at-home project that will bring a smile to the faces of the residents that are currently not receiving visitors.
    This is an open project – click here for details.
    Printable Instructions

  • Project #2: Making Lunches for Clyde's Kitchen

    Crossroads Community Ministries provides food and clothing to those experiencing homelessness through Clyde’s Kitchen. They need sandwiches or full sack lunches weekdays between 7:30 am – 11:00 am. Please include any combination of the following: sandwich, individually wrapped chips, granola bar, fruit, bottled water.
    Deliver to Clyde’s Kitchen at 420 Courtland Street, Atlanta.

  • Project #3: Seed plantings for Food Well Alliance Community Gardens

    Help local community gardens get a start on their spring and summer gardens by starting vegetable seeds in cardboard egg cartons. Start your favorite veggie! Good ideas are cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, herbs, strawberries, and melons.
    Click for a link to purchase seeds.
    Click for printable instructions.

  • Project #4: Planting for Pollinators

    Alternative National Park Service: The service has launched a new program to help save the pollinators. Due to the importance of pollinators in our changing climate, we are taking the initiative to help restore bee and butterfly populations by offering free Black-Eyed Susan and Butterfly Milkweed seed packs. Order your free seeds and start seeds in cardboard egg cartons and then bring them to plant in our Pollinator Garden along the Atlanta BeltLine.

  • Project #5: Hand Sanitizer + Food for those Experiencing Homelessness

    Intown Collaborative Ministries works to works to prevent and reverse homelessness and hunger in Intown Atlanta by building a healthy community through caring relationships and transformed lives.  They have closed their programming but have a dire need for Hand Sanitizer for their clients on the streets. Drop off supplies, including nonperishable foods to the McIver Building at the back of Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 1026 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30306. Weekdays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.

  • Project #6: Kindness Rocks

    Drop a little love around town! and while it may need to be modified based on supplies on hand, most of us have an abundant supply of rocks, permanent markers and time! Create some kindness rocks and spread them around your neighborhood. Bonus Points: Include #pebbletossers or #startyourripple on the rock! It’s perfect for social distancing.
    Details Here.

  • Project #7: Making Fabric Masks for Medical Professionals

    In an effort to add extra protection for the medical community, a nurse designed this mask which can be worn over the hard to find N95 respirator masks.  Pull out a sewing machine and some tightly woven fabric and get crafty.  The A.B. Mask pattern is designed to fit in two ways. First, directly over the face, similar to a surgical mask. Second, the pleats expand, allowing the mask to fit over many models of N-95 to provide a protective barrier, in the hope of extending the lifetime of the respirator. All masks should be placed into individual Ziploc bags and delivered to the hospital nearest you. Step by step instructions and an explanation of why these are needed can be clicking here.  Click here for simple video instructions.

  • Project #8: Making No-Sew Blankets

    Fleece blankets are used by many different charities for babies, foster children, children in the hospital, those experiencing homelessness, pets and more. This a fun family-oriented project that can be in one day or leave it out and tie a few knots when you pass by!
    For instructions, download our How To No Sew Blankets worksheet.

  • Project #9: Hygiene Kits for the Homeless

    SafeHouse Outreach (SHO) is a nonprofit organization that aims to transition people from homelessness to a point of stability and independent living. Volunteers are needed to make hygiene kits and then deliver your kits to SafeHouse Outreach. This is a project you and your family will do from home. Please sign-up via the Pebble Tossers service calendar or this link for instructions and more details.

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Social Distancing Service Opportunities

Discussion Resources

  • How to Talk to Your Child about Coronavirus

    Answering “why” is not easy, this is a resource provided by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

    The editors of Scholastic Classroom Magazine have created a collection to help you ease children’s fears and empower them with age-appropriate information.These teaching resources were carefully prepared by grade-level to help your students understand what is being done to keep them safe and how to prevent germs from spreading.
    Scholastic Classroom Magazine Resource

  • It’s okay to be scared

    Norway’s Prime Minister has sought to reassure children worried about the coronavirus by answering their questions at a special children-only press conference.
    Check it out Here

  • Community Outreach and Behavior

    A fun and creative list of 101+ ideas to keep kids busy during Sheltering at Home restrictions by Tara Haelle, Forbes.

    An informative blog on “Reclaiming the Power of Relationships” by Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, PhD, VP of Research and Development, Search Institute

    Flexibility for Families during the COVID-19 pandemic – This is another informative blog from Search Institute – Amy K. Syvertsen, PhD, Director of Applied Quantitative Research and Senior Research Scientist

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Continued Learning Opportunities

From the Experts