What: Adoption Days

When: Ongoing Saturdays

Where: 6370 North Point Pkwy

Benefits: Hightower Farm and Animal Sanctuary

Time: Please contact

Cost: Free

Contact: (770) 761-1341

What: Saturday Painting Service Project

When: Ongoing Saturdays

Where: Community health center in Chamblee

Benefits: DeKalb Community Service Board

Time: Please contact

Cost: Free

Contact: Michelle Potter,

What: Opportunity Knocks For Youth

When: Ongoing

Where: Please contact

Benefits: Program for personal growth and development of youth

Time: Please contact

Cost: Free

Contact: Dale Champion,

What: 3rd Annual Healthy Notions "Show Love with Your Soles" Used Shoe Drive Finale

When: until March 19

Where: Kroger, 3000 Old Alabama Rd.

Johns Creek, GA 30022

Benefits: orphaned children in Haiti and Dominican Republic

Cost: Gently worn children’s shoes

Contact: Kim Whitaker, 678.693.2008

What: LaAmistad 5K

When: Feb. 26

Where: Peachtree Presbyterian Church

Benefits: LaAmistad Child, Youth, and Family Programs

Cost: $25; $30, race day

Contact: John Naphin, 404-493-1703

What: Miles for Cystic Fibrosis

When: Feb. 26 -27

Where: Cobb Galleria

Time: Sat.: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 2 -6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., 2- 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

Contact: 678-566-3606

What: Empty Bowl Fundraiser

When: Feb. 27

Where: First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta

Benefits: Project Connect, Gateway’s Homelessness Program

Time: 12:30- 2:30 p.m.

Cost: $20, adults; $5, children 6-18; free, children under 5

Contact: Greg Lang,

What: Race for a Miracle 5K

When: March 5

Where: West Forsyth High School

Benefits: The family of Jacob Helvey

Time: 10 a.m.

Cost: $30, adults; $20, kids.

Contact: or

What: Reece Center for Handicapped Horsemanship

When: March 12

Where: Please contact

Time: 9 a.m. – 1p.m.


What: Boys Who D.A.R.E.

When: March 12

Where: John H. Harland Boys and Girls Club

Benefits: Children and youth literacy

Time: 12:30- 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Free


What: Out With The Old, In With The New

When: March 12

Where: DeKalb Academy of Technology & Environment

Benefits: Recycling program

Time: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Cost: recyclable materials including free document shredding

Contact: Timothy Parker,

What: 27th Annual Hunger Walk Run 5K

When: March 13

Where: Green Lot of Turner Field

Benefits: Atlanta Community Food Bank

Time: Noon- 4 p.m.

Cost: $25

Contact:, 404-892-9822 x 1246

What: Park’nership

When: March 19

Where: Yellow River Park, Stone Mountain

Benefits: Gwinnett County Parks

Time: 9 a.m.

Cost: Free

Contact: 770-418-2331

What: 1st Annual Run For Rescues 5K/ Fun Run

When: March 26

Where: Suwanee Town Center Park

Benefits: Georgia SPCA Animal Shelter

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Cost: $20 (5K), $10 (Fun Run) until Mar. 19; $25 (5K), $15 (Fun Run)

Contact: Christine Muller,,

What: 2nd Annual Footrace For The Falls 5K/1 mile/Tot Trot

When: March 26

Where: Birmingham Falls Elementary

Benefits: Birmingham Falls Foundation

Time: 8 a.m., 5K; 9 a.m., 1 mile

Cost: $25 until Mar. 15; $30, including race day; free, Tot Trot


What: Knock Out Cancer 5K Run

When: April 2

Where: Macland Presbyterian Church

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Benefits: C.A.M.P. food pantry and hunger programs

Cost: $20; $25, Race Day

Contact: 770-819-0662

Title: GeneRACEtion 10K, 2K Fun Run

When: May 21

Where: Grant Park

Benefits: Kate’s Club, Senior Citizen Services

Time: 8:15 a.m.

Cost: $35 until May 19, 5K; $25 until May 19, 2K