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Hands On Atlanta Day 2013

On Saturday, October 5, 2013, Hands On Atlanta will amass thousands of volunteers for its 23rd Annual Hands Onhandsonatlantaday Atlanta Day to take part in Atlanta’s grandest civic engagement event in order to transform Greater Atlanta’s communities.

Last year’s Hands On Atlanta Day included 90 projects throughout Atlanta, 65 organizations that served and over 7,000 devoted volunteers who made the event’s success possible. This year Hands on Atlanta

is striving to see bigger and better numbers as we gather to give back to our community once again. Be sure to register this September so you can be a part of this extremely rewarding community event.

Volunteers in the Home Depot Team last year (Photo Credit: Bruce Fratto)

Volunteers in the Home Depot Team last year (Photo Credit: Bruce Fratto)

“Hands On Atlanta meets critical needs through volunteer service and civic engagement. Since its founding in 1989, Hands On Atlanta has grown to become one of the largest community-based volunteer service organization in the United States and a model studied and replicated across dozens of other communities.” -handsonatlanta.org

There will be many and meaningful and exciting projects for volunteers to participate in, and three main categories that they will fall under.

Sustainability Through Environmentalism: Volunteers will lead projects in order to beautify Atlanta’s neighborhoods and public spaces.

(Photo Credit: Bruce Fratto)

(Photo Credit: Bruce Fratto)

Enlivening Our Surroundings: Local schools and nonprofit organizations will be brightened with new landscaping, freshly painted classrooms, hallways and campus grounds.

Creating A Brighter Future : Organized tutoring sessions and school-based learning opportunities will take place and volunteers will tutor elementary students through Hands On Atlanta’s Discovery Program.

The economic impact of Hands On Atlanta Day 2012 was $700,000 and this year with your help it will be even higher. Don’t wait to give back to your community tomorrow when you can start today with Hands On Atlanta.

WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 2013

WHERE: Greater Atlanta Area – Specific locations will be given upon registration

TICKETS: Click here to register!

 

 

(Photo Credit: Bruce Fratto)

(Photo Credit: Bruce Fratto)

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