Fun Ways to Give Back to the Atlanta Community With Your Family

As the holidays draw near, feelings of gratitude are top of mind for many of our Atlanta neighbors. Numerous organizations in Atlanta host volunteer events that families and kids of all ages can participate in during the winter months. This season, your whole family can give back to the community – while having fun together – through one of these volunteer or donation opportunities.

Clark’s Christmas Kids

Toy DriveYou can make the holidays brighter for foster kids by participating in the Clark’s Christmas Kids Gift Drive. Between Dec. 5-15, 2019, visit a designated Walmart store to purchase gifts to fulfill the wish lists of more than 9,000 children in foster care across Georgia. Visit the website to donate online or find a store near you.

SCANA Energy employees will be at the Walmart in Roswell on Dec. 6 and the Walmart in Alpharetta on Dec. 13, so come out and shop with us to support Clark’s Christmas Kids! 

Heating Energy Assistance Team, Inc. (HEAT)

Coffee by Natural Gas FireplaceEach winter, thousands of low-income Georgians find themselves struggling to make the difficult choice between warming their homes and putting food on the table. Join SCANA Energy in providing heating assistance to our neighbors in need by making a donation to HEAT at

Open Hand Atlanta

VolunteeringOpen Hand Atlanta offers volunteer events for kids and families to help provide people in need with access to proper nutrition during the holidays. Volunteers can assist with meal packing and market basket assembly, meal delivery, culinary prep, and special events or administrative tasks.

PAWS Atlanta

Dog and Woman HuggingOne of many volunteer opportunities at PAWS Atlanta, Holiday Lovin’ helps dogs spend time with people away from the shelter. During weekends from Dec. 8, 2019 to Jan. 19, 2020, families can take dogs out for holiday day trips and go on walks, give them individual attention, and even have the chance to help them find loving homes – just in time for the holidays.

United Service Organizations (USO)

Army FamilyUSO’s Holidays for Heroes program brings good cheer and the warmth of home to service members who are away from family and friends during the holidays. Through this program, you’ll have the opportunity to give a gift that fuels the forces – including phone calls homelong distance bedtime stories, or care packages – to military members stationed around the world. 

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