AJC Give Back Connection

Donations needed: pet food drive

When: until Aug. 31

Where: GM Financial, 3015 Windward Plaza, Suite 505, Alpharetta

Benefits: Pets of the Homeless

Cost: donations of pet food

Contact: Kris Pipes, 770-225-1399

Donations needed: Stand Up for Stand Down Toiletry Drive

When: through Sept. 5

Where: please contact

Benefits: Atlanta VA Medical Center’s Stand Down Event for homeless veterans

Cost: donations of travel or regular-sized toiletry events

Contact: infoatppcoa@yahoo.com

Seeds of Courage 5K

When: Sunday

Where: Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek

Time: 8 a.m.

Benefits: Mustard Seed Ministries

Cost: $28 until Monday $30, race day

Contact: www.fundracers.org

Volunteers needed: housing renovation workday

When: Aug. 30

Where: various locations, please contact

Time: 9 a.m.

Benefits: Homestretch, a nonprofit that helps local homeless families overcome housing crises and return to self sufficiency by providing short term transitional housing

Cost: free

Contact: www.homestretch.org

Labor Day Run for Autism

When: Sept. 1

Where: Totally Running and Walking, 405 Peachtree Pkwy., Cumming

Time: 6 a.m.

Benefits: Talk About Curing Autism

Cost: $30; $35, race day

Contact: www.totallyrunning.com

Participants needed: Day for Kids! Field Day

When: Sept. 6

Where: Grant Park, 800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta

Time: 8 a.m.

Benefits: Boys and Girls Club of America

Cost: free

Contact: www.dayforkids.org/atlanta

Help adults become citizens

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Where: Our Lady of the Americas Mission, 4603 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn

Time: 7 p.m.

Benefits: adults with basic facts about US history and government for naturalization tests

Cost: free

Contact: www.catholiccharitiesatlanta.org

Volunteers Needed: American Cancer Society Road To Recovery

When: ongoing

Where: Metro Atlanta

Time: flexible schedule

Benefits: Cancer patients who need free rides to and from regular cancer treatment at metro Atlanta medical facilities

Contact: Pam Ashman, 404-582-6120, pam.ashman@cancer.org

Cook and serve dinner to homeless families

When: ongoing

Where: Nicholas House, 830 Boulevard, Atlanta

Time: please contact

Benefits: homeless families

Cost: free

Contact: 404-622-0793

Volunteers needed: mentoring and career coaching

When: ongoing

Where: Cafe Clarkston, 3895 Church St., Clarkston

Time: flexible schedule

Benefits: Friends of Refugees, meet people from all over the world to provide career advice and basic computer assistance for job searches.

Cost: free

Contact: sclaxton07@gmail.com, laurenmitchell@friendsofrefugees.com