Legacy Projects 2012


Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeepers

The InterfaceFLOR team takes to the great outdoors to tidy up the Chattahoochee River.

It was a warm, blue sky day, perfect for removing trash out of a tributary to the Chattahoochee River. A hard working crew got wet, muddy and sweaty hauling 460 pounds of trash in Grove Park, four miles west of downtown Atlanta. Our team removed 460 pounds of trash, of which 393 pounds was recycled including 25 pounds of metal, 46 pounds of glass, 6 pounds of plastic, and 315 pounds of tires.

“InterfaceFLOR were wonderful volunteers and they were more than ready to tackle the day. And you were right – they are competitive – love it!” Tammy Bates, Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeepers

 


Project Open Hand

InterfaceFLOR volunteers don their blue hairnets and roll up their sleeves to pack meals for Project Open Hand.

Project Open Hand packs and delivers meals to the chronically and terminally ill.

The Prepared Meals Program provides freshly cooked meals to meet the daily nutrition needs of low-income men, women and children who are dealing with a critical, chronic, or terminal disease.

“Amazing Work! The kitchen staff was raving about this group. They packed 4,000 meals and cut 600 pounds of meat. A typical group of that size packs 2,400 meals. They accomplished so much that the kitchen staff got to leave early that day.” Shawan Allen, Project Open Hand

 


Atlanta Community ToolBank

InterfaceFLOR volunteers took on the Atlanta Community ToolBank, organizing hundreds of tools and supplies.

The Atlanta Community ToolBank offers tool lending, including more than 160 different tool types for use in community service projects.

“Everyone was awesome. The project went so incredibly well and they got really good stuff done. “ CJ Clark, Atlanta Community ToolBank


Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Greater Atlanta

Fuqua Boys and Girls Club

At the Fuqua Club, 120 kids arrived for an afternoon of fun activities including “Trash to Treasure” arts & crafts with old carpet, basketball, face painting, and more with the InterfaceFLOR volunteers. We also installed area rugs in the teen computer lab and TV rooms.

At the Bellwood Club, we installed area rugs in the library and TV room, replaced old cove base, painted the floor around the swimming pool, and cleaned the art room.


Carrie Steele-Pitts Home and Rebuilding Together Atlanta

The InterfaceFLOR team puts their design skills to work beautifying the Carrie Steele-Pitts home with new carpet.

The Carrie Steele-Pitts Home is one of the oldest orphanages in the country, founded in 1888. Today, they continue to provide a home for children that have been neglected, abandoned, abused or orphaned. Rebuilding Together Atlanta provided project oversight and landscaping supplies.

The InterfaceFLOR team removed old carpet from the children’s cottages and replaced it with 5,000 square feet of donated InterfaceFLOR carpet tiles. In total 12 bedrooms were carpeted, four area rugs installed, and landscaping updated.

“Thanks to InterfaceFLOR’s generosity, our children can feel more at home while building a brighter future. The improvements made will help us provide the necessary love and support our children have come to trust.” – Dr. Evelyn Lavizzo, Executive Director, Carrie Steele-Pitts Home

 


Hillside School and Foundation for Hospital Art

Our team of crafty volunteers painted murals with children at the Hillside School, a facility that provides treatment services to children ages 7-21 who have severe emotional, psychological, and behavioral challenges.

“We’ve wanted to do an activity like this for years but didn’t know how to get started. The kids were thrilled to paint with your volunteers.” Andrea Pierce, Hillside School

 


Senior Connections

InterfaceFLOR volunteers get busy in the kitchen preparing meals for Senior Connections.

Senior Connections is a Meals on Wheels agency providing nutritious, daily meals to seniors throughout the Metro Atlanta area. The InterfaceFLOR team packed meals and delivered them to seniors in the area.

“The project went really well.  Your group worked really hard and now we are two days ahead of meal packing and I can cancel my Saturday volunteers.” Sharon Steele, Senior Connections


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