Thursday, October 8, 2015

hands on atlanta day presented by mercedes-benz

the 25th annual hands on atlanta day was last saturday and mercedes-benz was the presenting sponsor along with other corporate partners and local organizations who came out to support. employees and their families worked all morning in the community, afterward volunteers were invited to a private celebration of service at zoo atlanta.

stephen and I landscaped and gardened at a local elementary school. outside of a brief encounter with a pile of fire ants and some thorny branches, all went smoothly for us. other volunteers worked at the dunwoody nature center, sandy springs community assistance center, local parks and neighborhoods. read more to learn about the awesome impact of hands on atlanta day and mark your calendars to join us next year!

roughly 6,000 volunteers dedicated their saturday morning to the atlanta community and the results were fantastic!

planted 100 trees along the streets of peoplestown

landscaped eight acres of D.H. Stanton park which serves a neighborhood of 3,400

helped enrich learning environments at two elementary schools by creating inspirational ceiling tiles, installing a Captain Planet Learning Garden, and helping with two landscaping projects

helped with the maintenance and preservation of 22 acres at the Dunwoody Nature Center

hosted two fall festivals for nearly 60 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta patients and their families

helped to enhance the Sandy Springs Community Assistance Center which provides services to more than 5,000 individuals and families seeking emergency services

all photos by Chris Deutschler
all opinions are my own and are not representative of or endorsed by mercedes-benz usa

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