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Community Bucket News

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.

3 December 2015

What’s GOOD This December

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Spread joy this December by spending your holiday season volunteering around Atlanta!

We’re back with our monthly “What’s GOOD?” series, giving you a rundown of other volunteer opportunities besides our regularly scheduled events. If you’re missing a Community Bucket event this December, or if you just need more volunteering in your life, we’ve got you covered. All you need to do is contact the organization or show up (details for each are included below). You can even invite other CB-ers to go with you, but you don’t need to register through us to attend.

Questions?

Have an event you’d like to feature next month? Attend an event and want to share feedback or pictures? Send an email to Emily@CommunityBucket.com!

Here are our picks for fun ways to do more good this December:

Volunteer Events

MedShare

  • What: Sorting critically needed medical supplies for under-served hospitals and clinics in need worldwide
  • When:
    • 6 pm – 9 pm, Wednesday
    • 9 am – Noon, Saturdays
    • 1 pm – 4 pm, Saturdays
  • Where: MedShare, 3240 Clifton Springs Road, Decatur, GA 30034
  • Sign up: here

Park Pride

Open Hand

  • What: Your choice of packing meals or delivering meals to clients
  • When: Check the calendar for opportunities every day in December
  • Where: 181 Armour Dr NE, Atlanta GA 30324
  • More Info: Sign up online here or call 404-872-2707 to volunteer

Trees Atlanta

  • What: Assist with programming and guest relations at the new Trees Atlanta TreeHouse!
  • When: Flexible times are available
  • Where: Right on the Atlanta BeltLine: 112 Krog St NE #7
  • Details: Inform visitors about Trees Atlanta and the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum; Prepare materials for educational activities hosted at the TreeHouse; Assist with administrative tasks; Help prepare and oversee special events at the TreeHouse; Lead kids’ activities indoors or outdoors; Read to kids during our Thirsty Roots Reading Group
  • Special Note: A background check is required prior to your first visit as a TreeHouse volunteer.
  • Sign Up Here: Email treehouse@treesatlanta.org if you are interested.

Arabia Mountain Heritage Area

  • What: AMP Ambassador Program
  • Details: We need volunteers to help by letting us know when and where they are on the trail and acting as a friendly face for visitors. It sounds simple, but just being out there will make the trail a more inviting place for everyone!
  • Learn More: here

Social Events, Fundraisers, & More!

TreeHouse Brown Bag Lunch & Learn

  • What: Tabitha Schwartz discusses a holiday tree craft
  • When: December 10th
  • Sign Up Here: We appreciate a note to treehouse@treehouse.com if you plan to come, but drop ins are welcome, too!

Holiday Tree Greetings

  • What: Available every year from Thanksgiving to Christmas, The Holiday Tree Greeting is an attractive card that packs a powerful punch: a tree is planted because of it, or rather because of you. For every holiday tree greeting you purchase for $25, we send a card to the friend, family member or associate of your choice. Each card tells your loved one that a one-year old tree is being planted in their honor, through Trees Atlanta’s NeighborWoods program. As always, we’ll hand-address the envelopes to your recipients for a personal touch. The Holiday Tree Greeting is an excellent alternative to wrapped gifts for your friends, family, and business associates. Not only will this unique and meaningful gift help you breathe a little easier – literally – it’s easy, earth-friendly, and tax-deductible.
  • Learn More and Order: here
7 September 2015

What’s Good this September

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It might be time to say goodbye to summer, but the volunteer opportunities aren’t going anywhere! Add some fun to your fall with these great events. We’re back with our monthly “What’s GOOD?” series, giving you a rundown of other volunteer opportunities besides our regularly scheduled events. If you’re missing a Community Bucket event this September, or if you just need more volunteering in your life, we’ve got you covered. All you need to do is contact the organization or show up (details for each are included below). You can even invite other CB-ers to go with you, but you don’t need to register through us to attend.

Questions?

Have an event you’d like to feature next month? 

Attend an event and want to share feedback or pictures?

Send an email to Emily@CommunityBucket.com!

Here’s our pick for fun ways to do more good this September:

Volunteer Events

Mad Housers

  • Where: Warehouse behind the house at 2175 Worthern Ave #B, Atlanta GA 30311
  • Plan Ahead: Wear dirty-able clothes, long pants, and closed-toe shoes
  • Learn More: calendar and directions
  • What: Building huts for folks who are homeless
  • When: 9 am – 1 pm, Sunday September 27
  • Questions: E-mail madhousers@madhousers.org

Medshare

  • What: Sorting critically needed medical supplies for under-served hospitals and clinics in need worldwide
  • When: 1 pm – 4 pm, Saturday, September 26th
  • Where: MedShare, 3240 Clifton Springs Road, Decatur, GA 30034
  • Sign up: here

Arabia Mountain Heritage Area

  • What: Your State Parks Day and Ice Cream Thank You Event!
  • When: 9 am – 2 pm, Saturday, September 26th
  • Where: Panola Mountain State Park: Alexander Lakes Parking Area, 835 Flat Bridge Road Southwest, Stockbridge, GA 30281
  • More Information: Join one of the biggest volunteer events of the year at Panola Mountain State Park! We’re celebrating Your State Parks Day and National Public Lands Day so we’ve set up several exciting volunteer projects for you. Throughout the park you can help by cleaning up rivers and lakes, removing non-native plants, and restoring native grassland by planting wildflowers.
  • Volunteer Perks: Free parking, free picnic lunch, ice cream dessert, exclusive shirt, music and yard games
  • Details: Dress for the weather and bring work gloves (if you have them), water, bug spray, and snacks
  • RSVP: here

Mad Housers

  • What: Building huts for folks who are homeless
  • When: 9 am – 1 pm, Sunday, August 23
  • Where: Warehouse behind the house at 2175 Worthern Ave #B, Atlanta GA 30311
  • Plan Ahead: Wear dirty-able clothes, long pants, and closed-toe shoes
  • Learn More: calendar and directions
  • Questions: E-mail madhousers@madhousers.org

Social Events, & Fundraisers

The Dress Project

7 July 2015

What’s Good This July?

Beat (or Embrace) the Heat This Summer by Doing Good in ATL!

We’re back with our monthly “What’s GOOD?” series, giving you a rundown of other volunteer opportunities besides our regularly scheduled events. If you’re missing a Community Bucket event this July, or if you just need more volunteering in your life, we’ve got you covered. All you need to do is contact the organization or show up (details for each are included below). You can even invite other CB-ers to go with you, but you don’t need to register through us to attend.

Questions? Have an event you’d like to feature next month? Contact Emily@CommunityBucket.com and we’ll gladly give it a shout out right here!

Here’s our pick for fun ways to do more good this July:

Volunteer Events

Open Hand

  • What: Packing meals
  • When:
    • 9 am – 12, Sunday July 5
    • 9 am – 12, Saturday July 18
    • 1 pm – 3 pm, Sunday July 26
  • Where: 181 Armour Dr NE, Atlanta GA 30324
  • More Info: Sign up online here or call 404-872-2707 to volunteer

Mad Housers

  • What: Building huts for folks who are homeless
  • When:
    • 9 am – 1 pm, Saturday July 11
    • 9 am – 1 pm, Sunday July 26
  • Where: Warehouse behind the house at 2175 Worthern Ave #B, Atlanta GA 30311
  • Plan Ahead: Wear dirty-able clothes, long pants, and closed-toe shoes
  • Learn More: calendar and directions
  • Questions: E-mail madhousers@madhousers.org

Global Growers

  • What: Urban gardening with Atlanta’s refugee population
  • When: Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 am
  • Where: Rotating farms around Atlanta
  • Learn More & Sign Up: here

Social Events, Races, & Fundraisers

FRY ATL

  • What: A comedic roast of the great city of Atlanta @ 7 Stages Theater
  • When: Saturday, July 18th
  • Details: Comedians, local celebrities, nonprofits and young change-makers gather to poke fun at ATL and pick up where Sherman left off… Tickets are only $22, and the proceeds benefit the local Atlanta Global Shapers
  • Learn More: Check out the Facebook Event or Ticket Page

Global Growers

  • What: Fundraising Night at Chai Pani
  • When: Dinner, July 21
  • Details: 15% of sales will be donated to Global Growers
  • Learn More: more to come on their FB page

Community Bucket Back to School Drive

Community Bucket & Midtown Assistance Center

  • What: School supply drive to benefit Atlanta Public Schools children whose families receive assistance through Midtown Assistance Center
  • When: Now through July 26
  • Where: Bring your donation to a Community Bucket event or email emily@communitybucket.com to schedule a time for drop-off.
  • Learn More: here

Anything helps, and we appreciate your generosity to help Atlanta’s kids have a better school year!

24 June 2015

Back to School Drive

Summer just started, but it’s time for Community Bucket’s first annual Back to School Drive!

We are partnering with our friends at Midtown Assistance Center (the same folks we support with our Holiday Gift Drive) to help make sure Atlanta kids have the supplies they need to start the school year. Remember the first day of school when you were a kid?

You can help by bringing a donation of new school supplies to any Community Bucket event in July.

Want to help but can’t make it to an event? Email emily@communitybucket.com and we’ll make sure you have a chance to contribute at another scheduled drop-off. 

Forget what school supplies you used as a kid? Here are some suggestions for donations:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Calculators (used is ok!)
  • Markers
  • Notebooks
  • Folders
  • Binders
  • Backpacks

Anything helps, and we appreciate your generosity to help Atlanta’s kids have a better school year!

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