January Cause Area
MLK Day Service Projects
MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service, a “day on, not a day off.”
MLK Day at Big Trees Forest Preserve (Project is Full)
9:30am – 11:30am
On Monday, January 16th, we are hosting a special Big Trees Forest Preserve service project for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This beautiful, unique 30-acre Fulton County Tree, Plant and Wildlife Sanctuary brings joy to its visitors, and volunteers keep it beautiful. We will be rebuilding split-rail fences, spreading mulch, and maintaining the trails as a group.
No Age Limit – This is a great family project!
Helping Mamas Warehouse (Project Is Full)
9am – 1pm
Helping Mamas is Georgia’s diaper bank! They provide families with essential baby items to keep their children warm and healthy. Volunteers will sort, inventory, and shelve donated items, help process bulk and mobile orders, and fill the vans when needed.
Volunteers must be 8+.
Studio Day at Furnish with Love
10am – Noon
Furnish with Love transforms empty housing into uplifting homes for families coming out of homelessness. Volunteers are needed to paint and move furniture, sort donations and or pack household items for a project. Volunteers must be 14+ and 16+ without an adult and be fully vaccinated.
Corners Outreach – New Office Packing
12pm – 2pm
Corners Outreach is moving and needs our help! The mission of Corners Outreach is to equip students and their families to live full lives and they envision one community where every person has an opportunity to thrive. They accomplish their mission through offering academic support to students, developing teens, and equipping parents.
Volunteers are needed to assist with packing and preparing for their upcoming office move. Volunteers must be at least 12+ and at least 16 to serve without an adult.
Other MLK Day Opportunities
A Community Reflection Roundtable
The Shiloh Community Foundation invites the Pebble Tossers community to join us for a curated community conversation. As we remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is also important to see how each of us can take part in being active change agents. We hope that you join us and bring a friend!
Sunday, January 15, 2023
2:30 PM – Doors Open
3 PM – Event Begins
4:30 PM – Closing Remarks/ Open Networking
5 PM – Event Ends
Serve At Home Opportunities
As many in-person projects are full on MLK Day, a wonderful way to serve would be to create no-sew fleece blankets and/or hygiene kits for the Point in Time Count on January 23rd. The Atlanta Point-in-Time Count gives the City and its partner agencies valuable information on the homeless population that makes it possible to strategically target resources for optimal results. Pebble Tossers has a team of volunteers participating in the Point in Time Count and will distribute the blankets and kits as part of their outreach initiatives.
Drop-Off Date: Wednesday, January 18th
Drop-Off Time: 11am – 1pm
Drop-Off Location: Roam Dunwoody
If you cannot drop-off at the time above, email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a drop-off.
Create Hygiene Kits No-Sew Fleece Blankets
Other Ways to Practice Citizenship
King Center Schedule of Events
The annual King Holiday Observance is a time that we celebrate, commemorate and honor the life, legacy, and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Global citizens will have unique opportunities to learn and unite in celebration of Dr. King’s groundbreaking work and Mrs. Coretta Scott King’s powerful continuation and formal institutionalization of that work through a variety of engaging events hosted by The King Center leading up to The King Holiday on January 16th, 2023.
Write Thank You Notes and Cards to Delivery Workers
Create a homemade note or card thanking the mail carrier, UPS, FedEx, Amazon, and other delivery workers for their hard work.
- Have a box of individually wrapped treats, bottled waters, and hand warmers near your front door or delivery area for delivery workers.
Spread Neighborhood Kindness
Citizenship goes beyond the government and/or political initiatives. Being a good citizen means getting involved in improving your community. What better place to start than your neighborhood?
- Offer to help an older neighbor with their yard: mow the grass, rake leaves, or remove weeds.
- Deliver a card or a welcome treat to a new neighbor.
- Make a thoughtful card for an older neighbor or someone sick wishing them a happy day, draw them a picture or give them a bouquet of flowers.
Register to Vote/Learn About Voting
- Learn about local issues that affect your community.
- Reach out to your local/state/federal representative to learn more about the many roles of their office
The Red Cross is experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade, marking the Blood Supply as Dangerously Low. Find a location near you to donate this month.
January Kindness Calender