Give Back

Operation Homefront

When: Ongoing

Where: 1220 Old Canton Road, Marietta

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. – Fri.

Benefits: Georgia military families

Cost: Free

Contact: 770-973-0014

Atlanta Mission

When: Ongoing

Where: 2353 Bolton Rd. NW

Time: Please contact

Benefits: Homelessness in Metro Atlanta

Cost: Free

Contact: 404-588-4000

Café 458

When: Ongoing

Where: 458 Edgewood Ave.

Time: Please contact

Benefits: Homeless and hunger in Metro Atlanta

Cost: Free to volunteer


AID Gwinnett

When: Ongoing

Where: 725 Scenic Hwy.

Time: Please contact

Benefits: People living with HIV/AIDS

Cost: Free

Contact: 770-962-8396

Friends of Decatur Library Book Sale

When: May 28

Where: 215 Sycamore Street

Time: 9 a.m.

Benefits: Programs and material for the Decatur Library

Cost: Free to volunteer

Contact: Jane Miller,

Celebrate America 5K/10K

When: May 30

Where: 7300 North Point Pkwy., Alpharetta

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Benefits: Canine Assistance and Happy Tails

Cost: $30

Contact: 678-218-5732

5th Annual Drive For Live

When: May 31

Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway

Time: 9 a.m. -- 5 p.m.

Benefits: American Red Cross

Cost: Free


Race to the Rescue 5K

When: June 4

Where: 235 Castleberry Dr., Cumming

Time: 8 a.m.

Benefits: Humane Society of Forsyth County

Cost: $20; $25 on race day


Atlanta Ride-For-Kids

When: June 5

Where: North Point Mall, Alpharetta

Time: 7 a.m.

Benefits: Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Cost: $35

Contact: 800-253-6530

3rd Annual CAN Dance for Cancer

When: June 5

Where: The Defoor Centre

Time: 3 -8 p.m.

Benefits: American Cancer Society and a local family

Cost: $15


2011 Magnolia Run & Walk For Epilepsy

When: June 11

Where: Perimeter Mall, Dunwoody

Time: 6:30 a.m.

Benefits: Epilepsy Foundation of Ga.

Cost: $25; Race day, $30


Peachtree Corners Festival

When: June 11

Where: Corners Parkway & Woodhill Drive

Time: Please contact

Benefits: Beautification of Peachtree Corners

Cost: Free


Pints for Pups

When: June 11

Where: Meehan's Public House, Sandy Springs

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Benefits: Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption


3rd. Annual "Gone to the Dogs" Chili Cookoff

When: June 18

Where: Brown Park, Downtown Canton

Time: 8 a.m.

Benefits: Dog Rescue & Foster Groups

Cost: $20 to cook; $5 all you can taste

Contact: Steve Nelson, 770-490-7728