The Giving Season for All

The holiday season is just around the corner, and with that, comes giving and get togethers. Here are some ideas to get you started!

 

Service Projects & Giving Back

Donate to Toys for Tots
Discover what needs children of all ages have, find drop off sites, donate money, or volunteer your time.
https://northatlanta.toysfortots.org/

Atlanta Community Food Bank
Start a planned giving program, donate time or services, or host a food drive.
https://acfb.org/

Children’s Restoration Network
Host a food drive, or donate to “adopt” a child or shelter
http://www.childrn.org/

Adopt a Family
Provide opportunities for Thanksgiving and the December holidays.
http://www.adoptafamily.familiesfirst.org/

Meals on Wheels
Donate food or volunteer your services for seniors struggling with poverty, social isolation and food insecurity.
http://mealsonwheelsatlanta.org/

Parties

White Elephant (aka, Yankee Swap or Dirty Santa) Gift Party – This holiday party activity is intended to be more for the fun that ensues during the gift swap than the actual gifts! Make it interesting by making them “theme” gifts like DIY crafts, holiday ornaments, or edible gifts.

Multi-Cultural Pot Luck – Ask each person to bring their favorite holiday dish from family celebrations. Make it fun by including holidays from a variety of cultures!

Cookie Decorating Bar – Provide different varieties of cookies, frosting options and toppers for everyone to decorate. Add to the fun by including a photo booth and everyone can share their creations!

Holiday Photo Booth – Photos with Santa, or have a photo booth with decorative elements that everyone can wear or pose with, like santa hats, reindeer antlers, candy canes, and elf wear. Snap photos and have everyone share their holiday costuming fun.

You can even COMBINE your parties and service projects by taking your group to the service project. Check out web sites like Hands On Atlanta to see where your department or friends can make a positive impact in our community. https://www.handsonatlanta.org/

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Sravanthi Meka
Marketing Manager
Department of Housing
sravanthi.meka@housing.gatech.edu

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