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11 May 2021

We DIG Community | Episode 4 | Launching in ATX w/ Ian Grossman

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our first ever podcast - We Dig Community. Stay tuned for more episodes and please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

We DIG Community tells the stories of the people and organizations behind Community Bucket’s Service Made Social mission. In this episode, we speak with Ian Grossman, founder of our Austin community.

 

Ian is a former elementary school educator, a real estate agent, Jesse’s brother and the one who initiated our presence in Austin, TX. Ian was at our very first event in 2012 – he may have been dragged there by Jesse – but it planted a seed for him to be part of Community Bucket’s later evolution. We talk to Ian about his experience in starting a new community, we learn about his passion for the city of Austin, and we dig into his work as a real estate agent in the wildest housing market in the country. 

 

In this episode, we discuss…

  1. The early days of launching in Austin

  2. What his team was up to during Covid

  3. Ian’s forays into podcasting, TikTok influencing, Real Estate and more

 

Resources discussed in this episode:

 

How you can get involved: 

Check out our Events page for upcoming opportunities to serve in your community. 

 

 

Where you can find us:

Atlanta Instagram: @communitybucket_atl

Austin Instagram: @communitybucket_atx

Denver Instagram: @communitybucket_den

Facebook: @CommunityBucket

Twitter: @communitybucket

LinkedIn: /company/communitybucket

Subscribe to the newsletter here 

Donate to our cause here

 

3 May 2021

We DIG Community | Episode 3 | Inside Tech Gives Back w/ Chris Butsch

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our first ever podcast - We Dig Community. Stay tuned for more episodes and please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

We DIG Community tells the stories of the people and organizations behind Community Bucket’s Service Made Social mission. In this episode, we sit down with Chris Butsch, who is a longtime captain and currently leads our Tech Gives Back program. 

 

Chris started as a host team captain, and he joined us part-time last Summer. In addition to finding friendships and love through Community Bucket, he has also found unique ways to give back to our community and get involved in our mission. Chris is a Professional TedX speaker for CAMPUSPEAK and a Senior Contributor to Money Under 30. 

 

In this episode, we discuss…

  1. How Chris found love at Community Bucket
  2. What he’s gained from being part of the Host Team
  3. How we spends his time when he’s not volunteering
  4. What’s in store for Tech Gives Back in 2021

 

Resources discussed in this episode:

 

How you can get involved: 

Check out our Events page for upcoming opportunities to serve in your community. 

 

Where you can find us:

Atlanta Instagram: @communitybucket_atl

Austin Instagram: @communitybucket_atx

Denver Instagram: @communitybucket_den

Facebook: @CommunityBucket

Twitter: @communitybucket

LinkedIn: /company/communitybucket

Subscribe to the newsletter here 

Donate to our cause here

 

30 April 2021

We DIG Community | Episode 2 | Moving to a New City w/ Linde Parcels

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our first ever podcast - We Dig Community. Stay tuned for more episodes and please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

We DIG Community tells the stories of the people and organizations behind Community Bucket’s Service Made Social mission. In this episode, we have a conversation with Linde Parcels, one of our Atlanta Host Team captains. 

 

Linde has been a great addition to the Host Team in Atlanta in recent years. She found Community Bucket in 2018 after moving to Atlanta and not knowing too many people in the city. She brings a great energy to our Atlanta events and has a unique perspective of finding Community Bucket farther along in our journey. Linde is also part of our event planning committee, and she will share details about our upcoming May volunteer event. 

 

In this episode, we discuss…

  1. How Linde found Community Bucket after moving to Atlanta
  2. How her experience has been since joining the Host Team
  3. What else she loves to do when she’s not volunteering 

 

Resources discussed in this episode:

If you’re in Atlanta on May 15th, we invite you to sign up to volunteer with our crew at the Parks & Pizza event – bit.ly/parkmay

 

Shoutout to her favorite orgs: Aluma FarmConcrete Jungle, Historic Westside Gardens, Free Bikes 4 Kidz and Urban Sprout Farms

 

How you can get involved: 

Check out our Events page for upcoming opportunities to serve in your community. 


Where you can find us:

Atlanta Instagram: @communitybucket_atl

Austin Instagram: @communitybucket_atx

Denver Instagram: @communitybucket_den

Facebook: @CommunityBucket

Twitter: @communitybucket

LinkedIn: /company/communitybucket

Subscribe to the newsletter here

Donate to our cause here

9 March 2021

Looking Back at February

Thank you to every volunteer and donor that participated in our events in February. While it looked a little different this year, we still gathered (virtually) in the spirit of serving our local communities and having fun. Together, we were able to raise thousands of dollars for nonprofit partners and cultivate new connections even during these strange COVID times.

 

Here’s a look at what went down in February and the awesome impact as a result.

 

ATL Love Your City – February 18th

In past years, LYC has been our single largest park cleanup project with 100+ volunteers. But of course we couldn’t do that this year, so instead we took to our screens and played an intensely difficult game of trivia, all with the aim of raising money for six local nonprofits. Players signed up and chose which organization to play for, and they made a donation of their choosing in order to participate. 

 

In the end, more than 35 people joined and we raised $900 for these partners. Not bad for one night! In addition to trivia, we played some brain teaser games in breakout rooms, which helped everyone get to meet a few new faces in the community.

DEN Love Your City Food Drive

Our Denver team focused on one big issue this year – FOOD. Unfortunately, food insecurity has become one of the major lasting effects of the pandemic, and we wanted to do something about it that would not require gathering in-person. 

 

So, we hosted a city-wide food drive for the Food Bank of the Rockies, and we asked our community to donate any non-perishables they could for one week in February.

To add to the fun, we set up donation bins at six different local businesses. Thanks to these partners for participating and offering deals to support the drive: Flyte Co Brewing, Woods Boss Brewing, Fluid Coffee Bar, Blue Ruby Boutique, and Improper City.

 

In the end, we collected 376 lbs. of food and raised enough $ to supply 600 meals to Denver families. Great work to everyone who generously donated food and funds!

 

 

DEN Love Your City Cooking Class – February 22nd

Keeping with the Food theme, we gathered virtually on Monday, February 22nd to participate in a Zoom cooking class with chefs from Same Cafe. We learned to make an absolutely drool-worthy stuffed spaghetti squash dish, followed by huckleberry ginger cheesecake. Participants donated to attend, and we raised over $200 for this super cool nonprofit restaurant. Go check them out if you want a great meal that does good!

 

 

ATL Tech Gives Back – February 25th

Tech Gives Back is quarterly in 2021, and we kicked it off with our first event – a virtual trivia fundraising competition. In total, we raised $6,420.25 for four nonprofit partners. Each company signed up and chose their organization to play for, and the winning team of each round received a bonus donation to their team’s org.

 

Thank you to the participants from Bark, Terminus, Hannon Hill, Urjanet and Cognira – they’re all rockin’ the tech and startup space in Atlanta and we’re thrilled to have them as part of this community! Here are the orgs we supported:

18 February 2016

Love Your City – Community Bucket + Park Pride

This month, our guest blogger, Nichole Wolf, wrote up a stellar recap on the Love Your City event! You can check out more of Nichole’s writing at  ATLAdventurer.com.

If you’re like me, you spent this past weekend celebrating Singles Awareness Day with a group of girlfriends (or possibly a very oversized, very snarky cat). Dancing with friends at a silent disco was much more fun (in my opinion) than sitting at a crowded restaurant for a cheesy V-Day date.

Despite a lack of a significant other this year, Valentines Day did get me thinking about love in some unexpected ways. Love doesn’t have to be about a boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse – love can also exist for an idea, a cause that you’re passionate about, or even your city.

I’ve been volunteering with Community Bucket for a few months now – I’m so grateful for this organization that has allowed me to contribute to the future of the city of Atlanta, as well as make new friends in a place that is starting to feel more and more like home. When I heard about Love Your City, hosted by Community Bucket and Park Pride, I was excited to see a Valentine’s Day weekend event that focused on a different kind of love.

Love Your City gathered over 120 volunteers at DeKalb Memorial Park in southeast Atlanta for a day of park cleanup, invasive species removal, and beautification. Bucket partnered with Park Pride, a non-profit that works with groups all over the city to improve and maintain beloved neighborhood parks.

Even with freezing temperatures, volunteers showed up in droves to help clean up the park, make connections, and show love for their city. After the event, volunteers headed over to Tijuana Garage in Little 5 Points for a tasty taco bar lunch.

Get a peek at some of the fun from Love Your City:

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Doing some jumping jacks to warm up before getting started!

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Reasons why Community Bucketers love ATL – the “after party” at Tijuana Garage!

 

The event grabbed enough attention to warrant a spot on the local news – take a look at this article from Fox 5 about Love Your City (if you come to a future Bucket event, you could be on TV – not sure how you could pass that up.)

Community Bucket has some events coming up in late February – if you want to get involved, the time is now! On February 28th, Bucketers will be leading up brunch service at Cafe 458, a restaurant on Edgewood Ave that provides food to the homeless during the week. All proceeds from their Sunday brunch (open to the public) go directly to the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency to help rehabilitate the homeless. You can click here to sign up for a spot to volunteer!

Don’t forget to follow Bucket on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest in service & social in the ATL.

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