In celebration of National Family Volunteer Day, the Brownieland Team volunteered with Pebble Tossers, a youth development nonprofit with a mission to empower and equip youth to lead through service.
Pebble Tossers, GenerationOn, and the Walt Disney Company hosted the National Family Volunteer Day (NFVD) BeltLine Beautification Project which took place along Pebble Tossers’ adopted section of the BeltLine. The Adopt-the-Atlanta BeltLine program provides an opportunity for community groups to play a direct role in improving and maintaining the Atlanta BeltLine. In 2013, Pebble Tossers adopted a section of the Atlanta BeltLine near Piedmont Park behind the Park Tavern and implemented a Daffodil, Wildflower and Pollinator garden.
Volunteers gathered to participate in projects which included planting 500 daffodil bulbs and maintaining their Urban Wildlife Habitat and Pollinator Garden areas. The daffodil bulbs were part of The Daffodil Project, a worldwide effort to plant 1.5 million daffodils to represent the 1.5 million children killed during the Holocaust. There were also stations set up for making cards for the military, sorting candy, picking up debris along the trail and other activities.
“Volunteering is a great way for kids and adults to make new friends, develop empathy and compassion for their neighbors, and even pick up a new skill or two. When families volunteer together, parents have the opportunity to reinforce family values in a fun environment, ” says Jen Guynn, Founder and Executive Director of Pebble Tossers.
Pebble Tossers celebrates ten years of igniting the passion of volunteerism in youth ages 2-22 by matching their talents and abilities with age-appropriate service projects in their community. In its first ten years, Pebble Tossers has engaged youth in over 34,000 volunteer service hours and mobilized 14,605 volunteers in Metro Atlanta. Find out more about how to get involved with this incredible nonprofit HERE.
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