(updated) Sharing, Caring, and Gifting Ideas For the Season of Thankfulness and Giving

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I’ve noticed several articles today about giving, sharing and being grateful. So, I thought I’d compile them in one place to share ideas for this season.   If you know of ideas that I left off, please email me or leave a comment on this post:

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Christmas for Kids

Jack Frost and Christmas for Kids are on the way and here to stay!

Bring out the warm sweaters, apple cider, Hallmark movies, and Dunwoody Police CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS!

Our Dunwoody Police elves are hard at work. We have 40 children signed up, 11 children waiting to be sponsored, and multiple children on the waitlist.

Do you know a Dunwoody Family that needs a little extra help this year?… Read More »

Elizabeth McCall Needs Help to Donate Buzzy Devices to Children at CHOA!

Hi! I am Elizabeth McCall, a junior at Marist School. I’ve always had a passion for STEM and community. This passion inspires me to help children suffering from cancer or other blood disorders. I want to help children feel better when they get their needed injections and IVs. I’m working with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s (CHOA) Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorder Center to donate pain-relieving Buzzies to help children in need.… Read More »

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Elizabeth A. McCall
(678) 478-8809

Volunteer for Foodstock

DUMC’s annual meal packing event is scheduled for Saturday, August 20. This fun-filled service project is perfect for families, groups, and people of all ages. Register HERE to secure your preferred time slot. Want to help before the event? Grab-and-go kits for labeling meal bags are available outside the church office.

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Backpack Buddies of Metro Atlanta Opens New Dunwoody Food Storage & Distribution Center, On Track to Provide Weekend Meals to Food-Insecure Students at 27 Metro Atlanta Schools 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to be Attended by Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch and other Community Leaders 

Dunwoody, Georgia – On Friday, August 12, 2022, the City of Dunwoody will officially welcome nonprofit organization Backpack Buddies of Metro Atlanta to the community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a new food storage and distribution center. Backpack Buddies partners with 19 civic and religious organizations in Metro Atlanta to provide much-needed weekend meals to food-insecure children at 27 area schools.… Read More »

You Can Make a Child’s Holiday Wishes Come True!

You can help local children from families in need have a happier holiday season! CAC’s Adopt-a-Family program connects generous donors who want to spread holiday cheer with families seeking help for the holidays. This year we have more families and children than ever before seeking help with holiday gifts!

View families available for “adoption” and children’s wish lists on CAC’s website at www.ourcac.org/adoptafamilyRead More »

“Souper Bowl of Caring” kicks off in Dunwoody

Dunwoody Parks & Recreation will partner with the Dunwoody-Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. to collect food donations leading up to MLK, Jr. Day.

Dunwoody, GA – November 17, 2021 – Dunwoody Parks & Recreation and the Dunwoody-Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. will kick off the “Souper Bowl of Caring” on Dec.… Read More »

Riding for Relief – Hurricane Dorian/Bahamas

Please see the note below from my friend Bob Freeman……

I really didn’t want to ride this week – I’m not close to being in shape! But when I realized my Rotary Club is participating with other clubs in our district to send relief to the Bahamas, I can’t just sit idly by!

So I am committing 2 things!… Read More »

Dunwoody Police Department accepting donations for ‘Christmas for Kids’

The Dunwoody Police Department Christmas for Kids (CFK) program began in 2009 with the goal of bringing the community together to collect new and unwrapped toys for under-privileged children between the ages of newborn to 15 years old.

The toy drive kicks-off Sunday, November 19th at Light Up Dunwoody and runs through Thursday, December 7th. New, unwrapped toys and gifts can be dropped off 24/7 during this time at Dunwoody Police Headquarters (41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 100, Dunwoody) and The Package Good (5517 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody.)… Read More »

Help a Family For the Holidays

You can help local families in need this holiday season! Give children holiday gifts and families food through CAC.
Adopt-a-Family for holiday gifts. View family information and children’s wish lists on our website. Donors are asked to spend $50 per child. Adopt online at www.ourcac.org/adoptafamily

Or, give food items or hold a food drive to help individuals, couples and families this holiday season!… Read More »

Pebble Tossers: Service Projects for June and Beyond

Is your student, Girl Scout or other civic organization looking for volunteer opportunities? Pebble Tossers is an organization devoted to finding meaningful volunteer opportunities for children and teens. 

Pebble Tossers ‘: “Our Mission is to ignite a passion for volunteerism in youth that develops their character and impacts our world for a lifetime. We make volunteering fun and meaningful by matching children’s interests and abilities with the needs of their community.”… Read More »