Give Back

When: Ongoing

Where: The Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta

Benefits: Previously homeless families and individuals

Cost: Donations of basic kitchen essentials

Contact: Courtney Hodges- Lanius, 404-355-8530

Build It. Paint It. Plant It.

When: Every Saturday

Where: Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort, Lithonia

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Benefits: Preservation and restoration of wildlife habitat

Cost: Free

Contact: Linda Potter, 404-395-2428

Pound The Pavement for Peter 5K

When: April 14

Where: Capital City Club, Brookhaven

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Benefits: The Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disease

Cost: $25; $30, race day

Contact: www.poundthepavementforpeter.com

Volunteers needed: Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Jam

When: April 14

Where: Whitefield Academy, Smyrna

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.; 7- 10 p.m.

Benefits: Dream Makers Youth Foundation

Cost: Free

Contact: Nikki Wilson, 678-398-6693

1st Annual 5K Success Walk

When: April 14

Where: 890 North Indian Creek Dr., Clarkston

Time: 7:45 a.m.

Benefits: Atlanta Area School for The Deaf

Cost: $20

Contact: aasdpip5k.eventbrite.com, 404-296-7101

Prepare Sack Lunches

When: April 15

Where: Clear Springs Baptist Church, Alpharetta

Time: 6 p.m.

Benefits: Homeless of Downtown Atlanta

Cost: Free

Contact: Janis Gunter, 770-475-6290

Paint Garden Fence

When: April 21

Where: 454 Hairston Way, Stone Mountain

Time: 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Benefits: Therapeutic healing garden for seniors

Cost: Free

Contact: Pamela Williams, 404-499-2755

Volunteers Needed- Pet Parade 2012

When: April 21

Where: Atlantic Station

Time: 9 a.m.

Benefits: Atlanta Humane Society

Cost: Free

Contact: www.atlantapetparade.org, cmahaffey@atlantahumane.org

Starbucks’ Global Month of Service

When: April 28

Where: Anderson Recreation Center, Atlanta

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Benefits: Renovations for Centers of Hope

Cost: Free

Contact: Local Starbucks stores

Fight for Air Stair Climb

When: April 28

Where: 191 Peachtree Tower, Atlanta

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Benefits: American Lung Association

Cost: $25

Contact: www.lungga.org

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