Hands Across Rockdale (HAR) is gearing up for the second annual “Day of Service” on Saturday, April 19, 8 a.m. – noon, throughout the county.
The initiative, which celebrates community-wide service, will open up registration for volunteers, service project ideas and donations on March 1 at www.handsacrossrockdale.org.
“The goal of Hands Across Rockdale is to promote the spirit of volunteerism within the Conyers-Rockdale community, while providing service to those in need,” said Marcie Howington, HAR co-chair. “Every donated dollar will go toward making this day a success. Sponsor funds are specifically used for project supplies and for the T-shirts, which are awarded to volunteers upon project completion.”
Along with volunteers and service project ideas, HAR is seeking sponsorship funds to help pay for needed materials and repair costs.
Last year, more than 450 volunteers pitched in for about 35 community-based projects. Projects benefit schools, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Projects should be able to be completed during the four-hour service period and cannot take place on private property or involve indoor painting.
“The Hands Across Rockdale day of service was born out of a desire to channel the tremendous volunteer spirit in Rockdale,” said Howington. “Whether it’s picking up a paint brush, spreading mulch, or helping abandoned dogs and cats find a home, all it takes is a couple hours of your time and your sweat. In return, you know you’re making your community a better place.”
Hands Across Rockdale is organized by volunteers from Leadership Rockdale and the the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce.
Volunteers can choose their service projects. Some of last year’s community service projects include minor construction work, yard work and window washing. Adults must supervise children who would like to volunteer.
For more information of if you would like to sign up to volunteer over the phone, call 678-509-5227.