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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. Some projects can be completed in as little as 90 minutes. Others (like Potato Drop) allow for families to drop-in for as little or as long as volunteers are able. If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Missions at sean.penn@dunwoodyumc.org.



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Projects from the
2022 Great Day of Service


2022 On-Site Projects (Subject to change for 2023)

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..

Potato Drop (All ages)

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

CAC Food Packs (Age 5+)

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

DUMC Church Cleanup (Age 10+)

Work to clean-out and organize our basement.

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 local ministries. A favorite among teenagers.

Knit In (AGE 13+)

Knit prayer squares and continue our charity projects for Northside NICU.

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.

TRINITY TABLE MEAL PREP & HIGHTOWER HOMEWORK CLUB CRAFT KITS (AGE 7+)

Volunteers will assemble 200 "To Go Meals" that will be delivered to Trinity UMC and handed out to the Homeless. The team will also assemble 100 craft packages for students at Hightower Homework Club.

CLEANING KITS FOR HOPE ATLANTA & DRAKE HOUSE (AGE 7+)

Volunteers will assemble cleaning kits for residents of local Transitional Housing ministries.

hospital art project

Paint six large pre-penciled panels to create art that will hang in a local hospital.


2022 At-Home Project & Off-Campus Projects (Subject to change for 2023)

WELLSPRING LIVING CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT (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 30 minutes of travel.

CITY OF REFUGE 5K RACE ASSISTANCE

This faith-based agency that helps individuals and families transition our of crisis has organized a 5k race to raise financial support, and needs volunteers to help with race logistics. May require 30 minutes of travel.

COOKIES & CARDS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS (AGE 4+)

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


2022 Before & After Opportunities (Subject to change for 2023)

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.

DELIVERY DRIVERS (AGE 21+)

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

international missions information hours 

On Sunday, March 20, we will hear from ministry partners that work with Salud Y Paz (Guatemala) and Mully Children's Family (Kenya) during the Sunday School hour.

AMAZON WISHLIST 

Many of our projects require physical supplies. Our community can shop for these items online, and have donations sent straight to the Church. The project registration and Amazon shopping link can be found below. Donations are also needed of the following items and can be dropped off in the bins at the church: travel size toiletries, dish soap (regular/small size), cleaning wipes, and multipurpose spray cleaner.


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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.

Sean Penn

sean.penn@dunwoodyumc.org

(770) 394-0675 ext. 175