Avondale Estates hosts a drop off point for Hurricane Harvey victim donations.

Give Back Connection for Sept. 6

Avondale Estates seeks volunteers for Hurricane Harvey relief effort

In response to the devastating hurricane that has brought flooding and damage to parts of Texas and the Gulf Coast, the city of Avondale Estates is opening a donation drop-off point to help the victims of this horrific storm.

The City of Avondale Estates and Generation Avondale are partnering to collect supplies for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area. The collection will take place at the former credit union building parking lot at 64 N. Avondale Road, at the intersection with Oak Street in Avondale Estates.

For those wanting to support this emergency response effort, the following donations have been requested: blankets, sleeping bags, air mattresses, pillows and towels. Also needed are personal toiletries such as new toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotions, shampoo, and deodorant. Additionally, household cleaning products and laundry detergent are requested, as are non-perishable snack foods, board games, coloring books/crayons, and playing cards. The items will be donated to relief organizations such as the American Red Cross for delivery to the impacted region.

The donation drop-off point will be open Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Donations may be dropped off during those hours at the former credit union building at 64 North Avondale Road, located at the corner of North Avondale Road and Oak Street - across from Skip’s Hot Dogs.

Additionally, the City of Avondale Estates is recruiting volunteers to help receive and organize donations. Help is needed with check in, sorting, unloading and loading donations from resident vehicles to the storage pods in the parking area of the former credit union building. Some light to heavy lifting may be required. Adults and children are welcome. Volunteers can also sign up for multiple slots on multiples days. A certificate for service hours will be provided by Generation Avondale.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 - 11

Where: 64 North Avondale Road, Avondale Estates

Sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4cafac22a5fa7-volunteerhurrican

Information: http://www.avondaleestates.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=79

Help brighten up a school playground

Sigma Omega Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is hosting a day of service at Eastside Elementary School in Douglasville. The goal of the project is to refresh the playground.

Volunteers are asked to dress in comfortable clothing with closed toe shoes (tennis shoes work fine). Bring sun protection (sun block, hats) and work gloves as well as positive energy and a desire to serve.

When: 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Eastside Elementary, 8266 Connally Drive, Douglasville

Information: www.sigmaomegaomega.com

Volunteer at Truly Living Well

TLW offers a variety of opportunities for individuals and groups to learn about farming, connecting with the land, and helping TLW grow. Volunteer opportunities are a way for groups and corporate entities to build skills in teamwork, process thinking, cooperation, and bonding through shared experiences.

You can volunteer as an individual, family unit or as a large group. TLW will work to pair you with a staff member to find activities that will be engaging, and educational. Farm work is not easy, but at the end of the day it delivers a feeling of satisfaction that can’t be beat.

When: ongoing

Where: TLW has locations in Atlanta, College Park and Fayetteville

Information: info@trulylivingwell.com or 678-973-0997

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