Serving Those In Need – Holiday Service Guide

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November Cause Area
hunger+food drives

December Cause Area
families in crisis

The holidays prove difficult for many within our community. In November and December, our cause areas are hunger and families in crisis. Unfortunately, these two areas tend to go together. To support our community members that need food, housing, care, and support we’ve collated a wide range of service opportunities to get them what they need to thrive. The projects include food drives, gift + wrapping supplies drives, wreath making, meal boxes, and more.

Current Opportunities

  • S’mores on the Street With Safehouse Outreach

    Every year for Thanksgiving, Safehouse Outreach nurtures a gathering space for those experiencing poverty and/or homelessness by creating meaningful connections between community members through food and service.

    What to Expect: Volunteers will make s’mores, serve meals, assist with clean-up, and make stronger connections with fellow community members in need.

    Notice: Due to a high volume of demand for volunteer participation and limited space to accommodate groups, only very limited spots are available. Volunteer registrations are first-come-first-serve. If you need to cancel, please let us know at least a week in advance. Thank you for supporting Safehouse Outreach!

    Sat, Nov 18, 2023, 9am – 1pm (ET)

    Click Here To Sign Up

  • A.G. Rhodes Activity Day with Elders!

    The ever-so-popular Activity Days with the A.G. Rhodes elders are back! Join Pebble Tossers for loads of fun with the elders at Wesley Woods. Activities switch up every month, so volunteers can expect new surprises with every visit, alongside building long-lasting friendships, learning from the life experiences of our beloved elders, and creating greater bonds of understanding and empathy between the generations.

    Click Here To Sign Up

  • Meals By Grace Opportunities

    Meals by Grace is a no cost, meal program focused to help feed children and their families primarily in Forsyth and Dawson Counties. Volunteers are needed to help pack and then deliver food boxes to families and work in the food pantry. Please see the important registration details below.

    1. Volunteering at the Pantry: located 3540 Keith Bridge Rd. in Cumming. Volunteers in middle school and older are welcome.

    What will volunteers be doing?
    Pantry events are fun and very active! Some of the possible tasks:

    · Sorting donations
    · Shopping with our client families (we will train you)
    · Stocking shelves
    · Administrative support
    · Prepping for upcoming events
    · Building break bags

    2. Saturday Home Delivery: volunteers serve Dawson County families the second Saturday of the month at Harmony Baptist Church.

    What will volunteers be doing?
    Arrive to help unload the truck at 1:00pm. We are finished and out the door to deliver by 2:30 pm. The address is 1575 Harmony Church Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534. Volunteers will be packing shelf-stable foods, frozen meat, produce and bread into boxes, then delivering to the families they serve in Dawson County. Packing takes place from 1:30 – 2:15 pm. You will be out the door to deliver by 3:00 pm.

    3. Sunday Home Delivery: volunteers serve Forsyth County families every Sunday at Midway United Methodist Church from 1 to about 4:00 (depending on delivery duration).

    What will volunteers be doing?
    By registering, you will be able to pick your serving team:
    · Breads and desserts
    · Dry/canned goods
    · Kitchen (13 yrs + unless it’s Kids in the Kitchen day)
    · Fruit (10 yrs + with permission & supervision)
    · Dish washing (10+)
    · Making laundry detergent & filling bottles
    · Special projects

    Click Here To Sign Up

  • Little Free Library Restock with Everybody Wins! Atlanta

    Help Everybody Wins! Atlanta (EWA) put books into the hands of those who need them!

    Research shows that having books in the home is a strong predictor of academic achievement, yet many children grow up without them. You will be filling Little Free Libraries in high-need areas to increase access to books. Additionally, each book will have an encouraging note tucked inside to inspire and motivate readers (prepared notes are provided in each box)!

    Click Here To Sign Up

  • Mary Hall Freedom Village

    More Information and Dates Coming Soon

Fill the Board with GRATITUDE

Get your family into the holiday spirit with a fun way to express gratitude this month. Play with your family and friends to spend time thinking about different ways to spread your ripple of gratitude.


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November Kindness Calendar

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December Kindness Calendar

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