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

  • Agape Way Christmas on the Streets – Toy Drive

    Every December, Pebble Tossers volunteers help support Agape Way, one of our nonprofit partners that helps those experiencing homelessness, by donating toys for the children Agape Way serves. Walmart gift cards are also accepted to be used for older youth. Donations must be received by November 30th. The Christmas on the Street event will be held on December 11th. The event allows parents to pick out gifts for their children.

    Where & when to drop off toys for Agape Way:

    December 6th, 7th: 10am – 2pm Roam Dunwoody: 1155 Mt. Vernon Hwy, NE Suite 800, Dunwoody GA 30338

  • Decorate a Christmas Ornament or Christmas Wreath

    Share your creativity and love for holiday decor by decorating and providing an ornament to be hung on a tree on one of Atlanta Mission’s campuses or by decorating and providing a Christmas Wreath. Both projects are virtual and can be completed anytime, but must be delivered to the Atlanta Mission by December 16th.
    To sign-up, please email

  • InTown Collaborative Ministries

    The mission of Intown Collaborative Ministries is to prevent and reverse homelessness and hunger in Intown Atlanta. They envision a thriving community equipped to provide prompt and effective support for those experiencing homelessness and hunger. Their Food Pantry distributes food every Saturday to families and individuals experiencing food insecurity and homelessness. Current Urgent Needs for the Food Pantry include:

    • Canned Chicken
    • Ramen Noodles
    • Tuna Packets
    • Individual Cereal Boxes
    • Water Bottles
    • Pasta + Pasta Sauce
    • Shelf Stable Milk
    • Canned Veggies
    • Canned Chicken
    • Instant Coffee
    • Plastic Grocery Bags
    • Gallon Sized Ziplocks

    Donations may be delivered directly to the Food Pantry at McIver Hall behind Druid Hills Presbyterian Church (1026 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, entrance on St. Charles Ave). Donations are accepted Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am – 12 pm.

  • Adopt-a-Family at Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage & Disability (ISDD) 

    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. Project GRANDD provides support groups, individual/family case management, training, education and referrals to support stable, safe, and loving families. All services are provided at no charge.

    The Project GRANDD Adopt-a-Family Program lightens the load for vulnerable families at Christmas. ISDD provides necessities like food and clothing, toys for the children, and something nice for the grandparents – because they are always putting themselves last. We want them to know that they are cared about too.

    Click here to learn more about the families and help this year.

  • North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) 

    Below are ways volunteers can serve with NFCC. For each of these opportunities, volunteers will click on the links provided to register directly with NFCC. Pebble Tossers members can record service hours using the Non-Pebble Tossers Opportunity in the logbook.

    Toyland Shop:
    Toyland Shop provides toys and gifts to local children in need at the holidays. The NFCC Toyland Shop is unique because unwrapped, donated toys are arranged in a toy store format and qualified parents have the
    opportunity to pick out their child’s holiday gifts. Last year, the program served more than 700 families. Toy Donation/Collection Dates are December 12th-14th and distribution dates are December 15th-15th.
    Click Here for How To Participate
  • Holiday Love Box Packing Event

    The Atlanta Angels need volunteers to help pack Holiday Love Boxes for their foster care community on Sunday, December 11th from 1 pm – 4 pm. This project is perfect for volunteers of all ages. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be with an adult.

    Click here to register

  • Write Holiday Cards

    The holidays can be lonely for those living in assisted living centers especially during COVID. Let’s bring a little joy to our friends living at A.G. Rhodes and Trinka Davis Veterans Village by sending Thanksgiving or Holidays cards. This project is perfect for all ages. To sign-up, please email

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.


Remember to select prizes for winners! To download a pdf, please click here.
Click Here to Download Bingo Card


Past Opportunities

  • S’mores & Chili Outreach

    Date: November 26th

    Pebble Tossers is participating in SafeHouse Outreach’s annual Philip Bray Chili Outreach. During the daylong block party-style community outreach event, people affected by homelessness will have access to a hot meal, health screenings, hygiene kits, and much more. This will be our 10th year providing the S’mores for the Chili Outreach. In addition to making and serving the S’mores, Pebble Tossers volunteers may help SafeHouse with other tasks, such as setting up.

    Click here To Register

  • North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) 

    Below are ways volunteers can serve with NFCC. For each of these opportunities, volunteers will click on the links provided to register directly with NFCC. Pebble Tossers members can record service hours using the Non-Pebble Tossers Opportunity in the logbook.


    Senior Baskets:
    During the holidays children take center stage and seniors can often be overlooked. Holiday Baskets is an opportunity to give our seniors a little attention and appreciation.
    Basket Donation/Collection Dates are December 1st -3rd. 

    Click Here for How To Participate