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  • 01 Feb 2016 6:38 AM | Anonymous

    Many enthusiastic ATD volunteers came together on Saturday to plan classes and update content for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. We discussed how to best modify the content so the homeowners can get the most out of it and use what they learn in their everyday lives. Special thanks to Carl Ware for all the work he does to make the classes a success!

    We are excited about all of the opportunities to help others this year through our partnership with Habitat for Humanity. There are opportunities to be a Tech Partner or help facilitate at the Computer Basics and Computer Lab classes we have every month. And there's also an opportunity to update a video that's an overview of what Habitat for Humanity has to offer. In addition, Habitat for Humanity is partnering with TAG-Ed and may need some volunteers to help develop the technology skills of some high school students.

    To find out more about these volunteer opportunities, please contact Danielle Slatinsky.

    Here's a picture of the wonderful group that came together to help out!



  • 22 Dec 2015 8:29 AM | Anonymous

    Monday night I had the pleasure of attending the Holiday Toast event at Atlanta Habitat for Humanity (AHfH)! The company and food were great, but even better was getting to hear from the President and CEO, Lisa Y. Gordon, about how Atlanta Habitat is expanding their mission to not just build new houses, but also critical repairs to existing homes.

    Another highlight were the Volunteer Awards. Atlanta ATD's own Carl Ware, who manages the Homeowner Computer Training Program was awarded for his many hours of service! Congratulations Carl! Due to your dedication of time and energy, so many families now know how to use their new computers to stay connected to the world. Great work! You make the Atlanta Chapter proud!

    There are a lot of exciting things happening with our partnership with Atlanta Habitat and many opportunities for you to get involved! If you'd like to get involved in this good work, contact Danielle Slatinsky or Carl Ware.

  • 30 Nov 2015 7:56 AM | Anonymous
    On Sunday, March 15, 2015, thousands of people came together to raise awareness and funds to help fight hunger in our community. Our Atlanta ATD team was well represented. Thank you for your support! At last count, we raised about $700 dollars, exceeding our ambitious goal of $500. You guys rock!

    Hunger Walk/Run is one of the most important hunger relief efforts of the year. The money we raised will feed hope for the 1 in 5 people who face hunger in our community. The goal is to make sure that a child in our community doesn’t go to bed hungry, and offer a glimmer of hope to struggling parents desperately trying to make ends meet for their family.

    ATD Greater Atlanta has a long tradition of community involvement. As learning professionals, it’s in our wiring that we want to give back to our community. Thank you so much for your support. We hope to see you at the next Hunger Walk/Run! Or other community event.

  • 30 Nov 2015 7:49 AM | Anonymous

    On Saturday, November 14th, ATD Atlanta volunteers facilitated a Computer Lab class that taught Habitat for Humanity homeowners how to use Microsoft Word and Excel. The participants had the opportunity to practice formatting a document in Word and creating a budget in Excel. Many of them were unfamiliar with those valuable tools, so they were very excited to acquire new skills they could use at work and at home.


    If you are interested in making a difference by facilitating one of these courses or the Computer Basics course at the Habitat for Humanity Education Building, please contact Carl Ware or Danielle Slatinsky.

  • 02 Nov 2015 12:47 PM | Anonymous
    The ATD Atlanta chapter has been partnering with the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) to help support local communities and ensure that Atlanta's children and families don't go to bed hungry. Local ATD chapter members volunteer quarterly at ACFB's Product Recovery Center, sorting and packing food to be shipped out to local families in need. Volunteer nights are a fun way to get to know other ATD Atlanta chapter members, and the energy that everyone brings to the event makes the time fly by! At our most recent volunteer night, we helped sort and box up 6,522 pounds of food - the equivalent of 5,435 meals!

    In addition to volunteer nights, ATD Atlanta supports ACFB by participating in the annual Hunger Walk in March. This 5K is a great opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise while supporting a great local cause, and you'll get a chance to bond with fellow chapter members as we conquer the 5K as a team!
  • 16 Oct 2015 3:05 PM | Anonymous

    Here is a great "Day In The Life" feature on the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB)!

    http://clatl.com/atlanta/a-day-in-the-life-of-the-atlanta-community-food-bank/BestOf?oid=15294291

    This photo was taken at our last Atlanta ATD volunteer night at the PRC. That night we helped sort and box up 6522 lbs of food! That's 5435 meals!

    When we support ACFB and our other community partners through our volunteer efforts, whether it's through sorting food at the Product Recovery Center, teaching new computer users at Atlanta Habitat, or teaching resume and job search skills at United Way, we do a lot of good for our community! To find out how you can get involved, email david.adelman@atdatlanta.org.