YMCA Days of Service Draws 1,600 Volunteers!

On September 14 and 15, Y members, staff, partners and volunteers joined together to celebrate the YMCA of Metro Atlanta’s 160th anniversary with two days of service. More than 1,600 individuals volunteered their time to complete 22 service projects across the metro Atlanta area, putting in a total of 4,760 service hours!

Volunteer projects included feeding the hungry, beautifying local parks, assisting veterans with home improvements, revitalizing school gardens, partnering with other local non-profit organizations, and much more.

VOLUNTEER EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

Sorted 40,475 pounds of food, which is equal to 26,358 meals, at Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Packed 1,200 meals, delivered 155 meals, packed 200 shelf boxes, and worked in the garden at Project Open Hand.

Made 50 fleece blankets and packed 300+ toiletry & necessity kits to distribute to those in need.

Packed 900 food bags in partnership with Nothing But the Truth Ministries to be distributed to families in need.

Built an outdoor classroom at Price Middle School.

Cleaned up and replanted the campus garden, and installed a garden fence at MLK Jr. Middle School.

Completed a yard makeover and home clean-up at the home of a Stone Mountain veteran that included yard clean-up, landscaping, and construction projects.

Laid 102 bales of pine straw and mulch, painted a lobby mural and painted 42 cafeteria ceiling tiles with quotes and art at Dunwoody Springs Elementary School.

Cleaned up trash and laid mulch throughout the 25 acres of Atlanta’s Washington Park in partnership with Park Pride.

Installed 43 fence posts, 6 rain barrels, painted and reconditioned well houses, renovated a greenhouse, painted a dozen benches, and cleaned up the kitchen garden at the Alpharetta Community Farm.

Cleaned and mulched the community garden and painted the garden shed at Summerour Middle School.

And so much more in partnership with schools and organizations across the metro area from Covington to Toccoa!