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Overview


Dunwoody United Methodist Church's Great Day of Service is a family-friendly event that organizes ~600 volunteers in 18 different service projects. Most projects are onsite at Dunwoody UMC, and some are within the surrounding community.

THANK YOU for serving! We accomplished a LOT worth celebrating at the March 20, 2021 Great Day of Service:

• 49,896 meals assembled for Rise Against Hunger

• 20,000 pounds of potatoes boxed up for Atlanta Community Food Bank

• 4,000 Easter Eggs assembled for our Children’s Ministry

• 1,000 pounds of food packed for The CAC

• 175 Hygiene Kits packed for various homeless shelters

•60 Package of Hope food bags assembled for walk-in clients needing assistance

• 50 Blessing Bags assembled for Wesley Woods Senior Living

• 40 bags packed for Partnership Against Domestic Violence

• 30 kits assembled for Wellroot Independent Living

• 20 blankets made for Wellspring Living

• 20 pairs of shoes assembled for Sole Hope

• 18 dresses sewn for Mully Children’s Family

• A door installed at Hightower Homework Club

• Landscaping completed at Dunwoody UMC

• Landscaping & lattice repair at Wellspring Living

• Clothing collected for Drake House

• Over 600 cookies were baked and delivered to 10 different locations for Police Officers, Firemen and health care workers (including Dunwoody Urgent Care, Emory St. Joe’s Hospital, Piedmont Hospital and Northside Hospital).

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Projects


On-Site Projects

Rise Against Hunger "Mini Foodstock" (Age 5+)

Be a part of the huge assembly line as we package thousands of highly nutritious meals for children in need across the globe. This is a great project for families to do together.

Set-up Shift: 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Shift 1: 10:00 a.m. - noon

Shift 2: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Shift 3: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. *Just added!

Clean-up Shift: 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Potato Drop (All ages)

An annual favorite. We will box thousands of potatoes into to be delivered to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Great project for preschool families!

DRAKE HOUSE - SORT DONATED CLOTHES (AGE 12+)

Help with sorting donated clothes at our DUMC Church campus, then drive them to this Transitional Housing facility.

CAC Food Packs (Age 5+)

Help assemble dry food kits for the Sandy Springs Community Assistance Center.

DUMC Church Grounds Cleanup (Age 10+)

Work to beautify our church grounds. You can expect to trim hedges, plant trees, rake leaves and lay pine straw. We will also be organizing and building shelves for the Christmas tree shed.

Dresses for Orphans in Africa (Age 12+)

Sew dresses for orphans in Africa. Must know how to sew and bring sewing machine.

Easter egg stuffing (age 8+)

Preparing Easter eggs for the Children’s Ministry. Great project for children and teens.

Homeless Hygiene Kits (Age 5+)

Assemble hygiene kits to help local homeless shelters.

SOLE HOPE (AGE 10+)

Cut shoe parts from old jeans to make shoes for children in Africa.

NO SEW BLANKETS (AGE 13+)

Help families in need by making no-sew fleece blankets for ministries like Wellspring Living.

PACKAGE OF HOPE FOOD BOXES (AGE 4+)

On the day of event, use a church-provided Publix gift card to purchase food and assemble bags for local families in need. Great project for families or small groups.

WESLEY WOODS – BLESSING BAGS (AGE 8+)

Make gift bags for the low income seniors at Wesley Woods.

INFORMATION TABLE (AGE 18+)

Greet volunteers and point out room locations from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Clean Up (Age 18+)

Reset the church by cleaning and moving tables & chairs back from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


At-Home Project

COOKIES & CARDS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS (AGE 4+)

Bake cookies at home, prepare appreciation cards and deliver to our local first responders.


Offsite Projects

WELLSPRING LIVING (AGE 14+)

Help an organization that provides recovery services to victims of human trafficking by doing yard work at the Duluth Wellspring Living campus. May require up to 40 minutes of travel.

HIGHTOWER ELEMENTARY HOMEWORK CLUB - CONSTRUCTION (AGE 16+)

Help install a door and replace some door handles at Hightower Homework Club. Handy builders with tools preferred.

DELIVERY DRIVERS (AGE 21+)

Deliver donations to various partners including Wesley Woods and the CAC the week after the Great Day of Service.

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HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?


If you have questions about the Great Day of Service or want to know more about our service opportunities, please contact me.

Chris Mixer

chris.mixer@dunwoodyumc.org

(770) 394-0675 ext. 175