Service is the cornerstone of the Pebble Tossers mission. Through service, we empower and equip the youth of today to be the leaders of tomorrow. The serve resources outlined here provide a variety of opportunities for Pebble Tossers to develop their compassion, curiosity, creativity and connections that will move them forward to leadership and success.
HeART Boards for Healthcare Workers and Patients
The Foundation for Hospital Art is dedicated to involving patients and volunteers worldwide to create colorful, soothing artwork donated to hospitals to help soften the often stressful hospital experience. They want to make hospitals beautiful places for healing. With large gatherings on hold and social distancing in mind, they have created a new way to volunteer and impact your local community. Their HeART Boards are designed to honor healthcare workers and uplift patients in hospitals.
HeART Boards are six 9”x12” canvas boards with pre-printed designs and color codes and includes all supplies. The healthcare worker set is meant to honor our healthcare heroes. The patient set is designed to uplift patients in hospitals. The boards are designed so that the person painting it gives it to a healthcare worker or patient that they know in their community. The Ronald McDonald Houses at CHOA at Scottish Rite and at Egleston would love to receive your HeART Boards. Please email Dee Dee Ebert at Deedee.Ebert@armhc.org to set up a time to deliver your boards at either location.
Click here for details and to purchase HeART Boards from the Foundation for Hospital Art.
North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC): Back to School Backpack Drive
This year all backpacks need to be pre-filled with the appropriate school supplies before donating. Click here for details on required school supplies and how to donate.
Virtual High Fives
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) is one of the nation’s largest pediatric systems in the nation and is a nonprofit. Due to COVID19, they have cancelled patient group activities and restricted visitors. CHOA has come up with a way that volunteers can show the patients and staff they have people cheering them on and supporting them.
CHOA is now accepting virtual messages from volunteers for patients and healthcare workers. The staff will happily pass the messages along to their staff and patients to see. Click here to send a virtual high five, a funny joke or a message of encouragement. These messages will scroll on the closed-circuit TVs located throughout the hospital and in the patients’ rooms.
NOTE: This project can be done on any day. To help our members record service hours we have listed this project on several different days. It doesn’t matter which day you actually register for with Pebble Tossers.
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 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Sandwiches should be meat and cheese only and placed in ziploc bags. If you would like to put together full sack lunches, you can add any combination of chips, fruit, cookies, crackers, granola or protein bars, and bottled water or small boxed fruit juices. Other needed items include wet wipes, hand sanitizer, mustard/mayo packets and napkins. These items may also be donated individually. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your sack lunch. Deliver to Clyde’s Kitchen at 420 Courtland Street, Atlanta.
Make “Happy Mail” (notes for kids and or birthday cards) for families served by Action Ministries.
Make or deliver to:
4025 Welcome All Road
Atlanta, GA 303049
Pack From Home
Build SuperPacks (meal packs) from your home for kids and families served by Action Ministries. Purchase items, package meals and drop off at Action Ministries Click here for list of items needed and more details.
Food Well Alliance Community Gardens
Looking to grow your own food to donate to the community? Foodwell Alliance has resources to help you with every stage of growing food, including compost, plant care, seed saving and growing safely in the city.
Click here to learn more about how you can participate in Food Well Alliance’s Community Garden programs.
Alternative National Park Service (ANPS)
The service has launched a new program to help save the pollinators. Due to the importance of pollinators in our changing climate, the ANPS is 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 for our next Atlanta BeltLine project.
LifeLine Animal Project still need fosters for medium and large dogs for four-to-six weeks. As of April 2nd, over 1300 animals have been placed in foster homes or have been adopted!! Way to go!
Fostering Information – LifeLine Animal Project
Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is looking for help with fostering for 1-2 weeks to temporarily reduce the number of animals in the building. If you are interested in fostering, please contact email@example.com
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.
Meal Shopping + Delivery
Concrete Jungle has started a grocery delivery service for food pantry clients who are quarantined or who have higher health risks. Help provide food to neighbors in need who are quarantined.
Consider volunteering to team up with a family to provide groceries for one or more weeks. This means you would purchase groceries and deliver to the family’s house, with no contact to protect you and the recipients. Fill out this form and be sure to mark at the bottom that you would like to team up with a family.