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 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
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
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.
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
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 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