Boots on the Ground for Dr. King’s Day of Service
By Tanya Fraser January 18, 2012
Fizz has a long standing tradition of commemorating the late Dr. King’s legacy. This year, several on the team donned their Fizz shirts and spent the holiday giving back to the community.
Judi donated her time to MedShare, a Decatur-based nonprofit organization that collects surplus medical supplies and equipment from hospitals, distributors and manufacturers, and then redistributes them to qualified healthcare facilities in the developing world. Vanessa visited organizers and residents at the Atlanta Mission. My Sister’s House, their division dedicated to helping women and children, provides the homeless with a safe environment to get back on their feet and return to a more stable place in society. They offer counseling, job training, housing facilities and 12-step recovery programs. Though this was Vanessa’s first visit, she plans to help My Sister’s House reach their goals throughout the year.
Our newest recruit Ross, spent the day at the Arts Exchange in East Atlanta. The Arts Exchange is a multicultural and intergenerational cultural center. They advance the notion of artists as the agents for social change in the community. Ross’ family along with over 100 volunteers pitched in with renovations, cleaning, painting, replacing ceiling tiles pulling out old flooring. Passionate about any charities doing good work that we should know about? Give them a shout out in the comments below. Learn more about Dr. King’s Legacy at thekingcenter.org. For more on how you can donate your time for a good cause in the Atlanta area, check out the Hands on Atlanta’s volunteer opportunities.