Volunteers pack food boxes to be donated to needy families through CAC.

Give Back Connection for Jan. 14

The Packaged Good in Dunwoody is hosting a free, public event for the community to pack 2,000 care packages for homeless and underprivileged families in metro Atlanta. The Packaged Good has partnered with the Community Assistance Center and Homeless at Heart, a non-profit focused on helping the homeless, as recipients of the care packages

The City of Dunwoody will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. This is a free volunteer event for all ages to lend their time to give back to the community. There will be opportunities to work indoors or outdoors at a variety of locations throughout the community including Community Assistance Center. Sign up online to select a volunteer location. The morning will start off at the Brook Run Pavilion where volunteers will receive full details on their volunteer opportunity, followed by a ‘MLK Day of Service Community Walk’ around the Brook Run trail loop to get the day started. Then all volunteers will head to appointed locations with a goal of concluding activities at noon.

DeKalb County Community Development Department is looking for 100 volunteers to sign up for a street count and survey of the county’s homeless. The count will take place overnight.

Volunteers will meet at their designated deployment locations for training and enumeration team assignments. Teams will be comprised of three to four community volunteers: a driver, navigator, recorder and surveyor. Utilizing a smartphone app and real-time mapping from DeKalb County’s GIS department, participants will track the location and demographic information of homeless citizens.

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