Day of Service

Gateway Center has served as a beacon of hope for over 5,000 individuals annually suffering from the condition of homelessness in Metro Atlanta. Gateway Center’s mission is to work to end homelessness in Metro Atlanta through therapeutic program and community collaboration. Our group will arrive on-site and be able to choose one of the following projects:
– Operate clothing closet to serve directly with clients experiencing and transitioning from homelessness.
– Help prepare meals and clean inside of the kitchen.
– Have a fun art activity with clients: re-purposing old canvases for a hip new collaborative project.
– Light yard work, and sidewalk art, including cleaning the grounds, and hedging bushes, then decorating sidewalks with positive sayings in chalk.
1:00 – 4:00 PM, children ages 6+ welcome accompanied by their parents

Gaining Ground grows organic produce for hunger relief with help from volunteers of all ages and abilities, who work and learn in our fields. In short, we grow food and we give it away to people who need it. For free. This refreshingly simple approach lets us focus on meeting the needs of our volunteers and the people we help feed. These two aspects of our work are closely intertwined – one wouldn’t work without the other.
1:00 – 3:00 PM, volunteers of all ages and abilities welcome

Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.) is committed to improving the quality of life for Chicago’s low income elderly. A 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping seniors remain independent and part of their community by offering inter-generational living and by providing a variety of housing support services. From making home repairs to providing transportation and inter-generational living for 90 people, H.O.M.E. touches the lives of thousands, of the over 50,000 seniors in the city of Chicago that live in extreme poverty.
2:30 – 5:00 PM, children of all ages welcome accompanied by their parents

Volunteer Outdoor Colorado works with conservation and land agencies and relies on thousands of people annually to provide a volunteer workforce for outdoor stewardship projects. These projects take place across Colorado – from city parks and open spaces, to grasslands and foothills, to alpine meadows and peaks. VOC offers projects for the general public in trail construction and maintenance, invasive species management, habitat improvement, and historic preservation. While work varies in type and difficulty level, all projects are fun, gratifying, and address a critical stewardship need.
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, youth as young as 10 can be out working, though anyone 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult 21 +

The Bowery Mission‘s purpose and goal have been to provide help and hope to the homeless and impoverished in New York for 130 years. Our group will do food prep for the Saturday Lunch shift and for the rest of the week. Volunteers will help serve lunch and assist with light clean- up afterwards.
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM, children ages 15+ welcome accompanied by their parents

April 15, 2017. Wilson High School in D.C. If you are interested in joining this project please email Ted Lubin at

Who's Coming

Volunteer 1 NameVolunteer 2 NameEvent Location
Vivienne BakerAtlanta - Gateway Center
Peter NovakMaria NovakAtlanta - Gateway Center
heather hinckleyevelyn buttonBoston, MA (Concord) - Gaining Ground
Drake RicheySarah RicheyBoston, MA (Concord) - Gaining Ground
Liza CareyLindsay CareyBoston, MA (Concord) - Gaining Ground
Sam LinesBoston, MA (Concord) - Gaining Ground
Kat SweetDanielle McNiffBoston, MA (Concord) - Gaining Ground
grace LeeSteven PlattChicago - H.O.M.E.
Tim KirkerChicago - H.O.M.E.
Brigitte AndersonChicago - H.O.M.E.
German PonceGabriela PonceChicago - H.O.M.E.
George MesiresXander MesiresChicago - H.O.M.E.
Darwin TollDenver - Volunteer Outdoor
John KnightDenver - Volunteer Outdoor
Adeline HodgeJoshua StantonDenver - Volunteer Outdoor
Will PiersolDenver - Volunteer Outdoor
Hilary RobinsonNew York (Harlem) - The Bowery Mission
Roxanne BridglallNew York (Harlem) - The Bowery Mission
Kyle AndersonNew York (Harlem) - The Bowery Mission
Alicia Glekas EverettNew York (Harlem) - The Bowery Mission
James TangNew York (Harlem) - The Bowery Mission
Wael QattanJose ZelayaNew York (Harlem) - The Bowery Mission
Max GetzNew York (Harlem) - The Bowery Mission
Christopher RazookNew York (Harlem) - The Bowery Mission
Vanessa WashingtonNew York (Harlem) - The Bowery Mission
Cyrus MoshiriNew York (Harlem) - The Bowery Mission
Volunteer 1 NameVolunteer 2 NameEvent Location