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Summer

1 September 2014

Summer to Fall – 9 Days of Service. 400 Volunteers.

It’s hard to believe summer is soon coming to an end. But with Labor Day here and an awesome three months behind us, we want to share a few highlights from Community Bucket’s summer season, and also share what’s coming up this fall. 

Let’s start with the highlights from summer:

Summer by the numbers:

  • 400 Volunteers that showed up in June, July & August to meet new people and do more good 
  • 870 Hours of hard (sometimes sweaty) work spent by volunteers to help local nonprofits
  • 9 Different days of Service Made Social throughout the summer months
  • 1,867 Total Community Bucket volunteers since day 1
  • 4,749 Total # of Community Bucket service hours since day 1

The Inaugural Summer Volunteer League: We tested a new format for volunteering. ‘Teams’ of 10 people volunteered 3 times with a single nonprofit, and also attended social events at breweries, local restaurants, and even a Braves game (well, sort of… until the rain interfered…) 

Summer League Braves Rain

Community Bucket + GoKickball: Besides volunteering, what better summertime activity is there than playing kickball in Piedmont Park and hanging out at Midtown’s best bars every Monday night. A team of our own CB volunteers joined together for the Go Kickball season to show Atlanta who can dominate in kickball (apparently not us, unless we’re dominating in fun…)

Community Bucket Go Kickball

The Launch of The Giant Jenga: This handmade, community-sourced giant Jenga set is a new Community Bucket staple. A little concentration and some skills required. 

Community Bucket Jenga

Books, Books & More Books: In July, we teamed up with our friends at Books for Africa to pack and sort books (bizarre ones, funny ones and everything in between) in their Smyrna warehouse. This volunteer project is not one to miss.

Community Bucket Books for Africa July 2014

Pickin’ Blackberries in the Thorns: An adventurous bunch headed to Arabia Mountain for a wild morning of hiking and fighting through thorn bushes to pick the juiciest, most delicious blackberries you’ve ever tasted, then donated the fruit to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Berry Picking

Turning Two: On August 23rd, we celebrated our two-year anniversary from the first event we ever did. From farming to drinking cold beer at Monday Night Brewing to enjoying some delicious gourmet hot dogs from Doggy Dogg, it definitely felt like the perfect summer day. 

Community Bucket Two Year Large Group

What’s on tap for this fall?

  1. Over the month of September, we’re sending a group of long-time CB volunteers out into Atlanta to explore different neighborhoods and discover new and interesting ways to have fun and make a positive impact on those communities. We’ll be sharing each of their adventures in blog posts throughout the month, so stay tuned for that. 
  2. October is going to be the Month of Good, with events all throughout the month to choose from. Get your fill of Fallunteering and meeting new people with Community Bucket, and have a blast at the same time. More to come on that, so stay tuned for the event line-up…
  3. As we head into the fall and eventually winter, expect lots of new events and exciting updates from Community Bucket. Year 3 is going to be the best yet! 
25 August 2014

More Good Mondays – Cyclin’ for the City

Kick your week into high gear – don’t spend another night wondering what to do; instead, go into our community and do good with others! Just to make things easier, we have found three events this week that we think are worthy of a CBers time. Here they are:

1. A green utopia in the ATL? You found it.

Sustainable Lakewood/S.E.E.D. Open House Wednesday, August 27th from 7 to 9 pm; South Atlanta Marketplace/Community Grounds – 1297 Jonesboro Rd. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. Imagine a sustainable utopia and that is where the Lakewood community is heading. Don’t miss out on the chance to learn about a better way of community planning and living while enjoying music and food in SW Atlanta. This event is perfect for those interested in sustainable design, law, education, marketing, accounting, and more.

2. Porch Parties beat parking-lot parties every day of the week

Strummin’ on the Porch Thursday, August 28th from 6 to 8pm; Rhodes Hall – 1516 Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, GA. Take time to Reclaim, Restore, & Revitalize yourself at the renovated, sustainable Rhodes Hall!  Enjoy a free concert on the porch by She N She in support of the Georgia Trust and the Atlanta History Center. If porch parties don’t say summer in Atlanta, then we don’t know what does.

3. Choose your distance and ride for ATL

One Love Century Ride. Saturday, August 30 at 8am (Registration starts at 6:45am). 3310 Stonewall Tell Road Atlanta, GA. You don’t have to be a cyclist for this event, but it definitely can’t hurt. Join 700 of your fellow Atlantans to ride through South Fulton as part of the city’s best charity bike ride, hands down. The courses range from 16-101 miles, so there really is something for everyone. Cross the finish line and stay for the party afterward with a live DJ, Jamaican food, and more! All proceeds benefit WeCycleAtlanta.

Discover something new in Atlanta, or do what you already love. Either way, make it count. 

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