Over 4,400 sandwiches were prepared by a small army of volunteers through Hop, Skip and Serve for Martin Luther King Day
Over 4,400 sandwiches were prepared by a small army of volunteers through Hop, Skip and Serve for Martin Luther King Day

Today was a beautiful day, not because of the weather (though the weather was phenomenal; sunny and fairly warm for Atlanta in January).  Today was beautiful because I had the opportunity to volunteer with my daughter, wonderful friends and the good folks over at Hop, Skip and Serve for Martin Luther King Day.  The order of the day was sandwiches and LOTS of them (over 4,400 ) for those in need.  School supplies and clothing were collected as well.  Hop, Skip and Serve made volunteering a party with a DJ and impromptu dance breaks.  Kids as young as 4 are able to serve their community in a meaningful way, making this a perfect family service opportunity.  It did my heart good to see so many young people there; Girl Scout troops, high school students and students from Spelman, Morehouse and Clark Atlanta University.

Thanks to Drew Charter School for giving a home to the many groups that came together to serve.

Young Volunteers from Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College and Morehouse College
Young Volunteers from Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College and Morehouse College

Volunteers brought in wheat bread and sandwich fixins and we got to work at about 9am.  The college kids counted and organized the sandwiches and got them ready for transport.  Hop, Skip and Serve volunteers got the food where it needed to go and many hungry folks in Atlanta will be fed.   All in all, a great way to spend the day and bond with my daughter.

Also, shout out to Yumbii and Nana G’s food trucks for coming out to support and for bringing tasty treats for the volunteers,

Hop, Skip and (VERY Happy to) Serve Staff. The DJ turned this volunteer opportunity into a  family party.
Hop, Skip and (VERY Happy to) Serve Staff. The DJ turned this volunteer opportunity into a family party.  I’m looking forward to their next volunteer opportunity, I’ll b sure to bring the whole family next time.
30 Comments

30 Comments on Volunteering with Hop, Skip and Serve-Dr. King day of Service in Atlanta

  1. Katherine G
    January 28, 2014 at 3:27 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow!! What an awesome thing to do. I want to get my kids involved in volunteering. I want them to understand what it is like to help others.

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  2. Stefani
    January 24, 2014 at 6:51 pm (5 years ago)

    What a great way to celebrate the holiday. I have volunteered in the past and it made me feel happy inside.

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  3. Ashley M
    January 24, 2014 at 3:34 am (5 years ago)

    This is awesome. What a great way to give back to community.

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  4. Liza @ Views From the 'Ville
    January 23, 2014 at 5:37 am (5 years ago)

    4,000 sandwiches is an amazing amount to have made! What a great way to give back to the community and ensure that people in need get something they can really use.

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  5. Liz Mays
    January 22, 2014 at 10:22 pm (5 years ago)

    I can’t believe you all made over 4,000 sandwiches. Now that’s a great impact on hunger that day. Fabulous!

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  6. Brandy
    January 22, 2014 at 10:20 pm (5 years ago)

    What a great thing to do! I need to find more local places to volunteer at. This was a very kind hearted thing to do!

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  7. Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest
    January 22, 2014 at 9:14 pm (5 years ago)

    That sounds like such a fun group to serve with, and way to go you for choosing to serve in that way instead of just taking the day off! That sure is a lot of sandwiches though!!

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  8. Susanna Barbee (Zealous Mom)
    January 22, 2014 at 7:38 pm (5 years ago)

    What a wonderful experience! A great way to give back on a special and important day. Kudos to you and all who participated.

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  9. Candy Olivares
    January 22, 2014 at 6:35 pm (5 years ago)

    This is so wonderful!! Bringing up your children to help and volunteer is awesome!

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  10. IHeart Running
    January 22, 2014 at 6:34 pm (5 years ago)

    This is amazing. You are my role mode….I would like to give back to my community through volunteering soon.

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  11. jamie4flanary
    January 22, 2014 at 5:20 pm (5 years ago)

    What a great day! Such a nice way to support the community!

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  12. Janeane Davis
    January 22, 2014 at 12:18 pm (5 years ago)

    It is great to find ways to serve the community. Service to others is a worthy pursuit.

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  13. Jessica
    January 22, 2014 at 2:26 am (5 years ago)

    What a wonderful thing to do. I think one of the greatest things we can do is give back and support those in our community. I am sure everyone appreciated your hard work and efforts.

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  14. Felicia
    January 22, 2014 at 1:58 am (5 years ago)

    What a wonderful way to spend a great day. I love all of your upbeat pictures as well.

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  15. Melissa
    January 22, 2014 at 1:45 am (5 years ago)

    This is so wonderful – so awesome to see such young people there too!

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  16. Cara
    January 22, 2014 at 1:26 am (5 years ago)

    What a great way to give back to your community! Happy that you were able to feed so many people!

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  17. The Rebel Chick
    January 21, 2014 at 11:55 pm (5 years ago)

    I love this! What a fantastic way to create a sense of community while helping others. Over 4000 sandwiches is so many, I hope you had help making them! LOL!

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  18. Amy Lynn Desrosiers
    January 21, 2014 at 11:43 pm (5 years ago)

    This is an amazing mission! Im glad you were able to partake and help feed so many people!

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  19. Mickey
    January 21, 2014 at 11:31 pm (5 years ago)

    What a great idea – doing something so meaningful and making it a lot of fun while you work. That’s awesome. 🙂

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  20. Marvelous Mommy
    January 21, 2014 at 11:22 pm (5 years ago)

    That’s so awesome! I really want to get my daughters into volunteering!

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  21. Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama
    January 21, 2014 at 11:05 pm (5 years ago)

    What a FUN way to give back, being involved with a large group like that is so wonderful and service is infectious – you just want to come back and do more!

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  22. brett
    January 21, 2014 at 9:55 pm (5 years ago)

    looks like a really FUN day and a great place to volunteer!! it’s nice to see positive things in the media about college kids giving back 🙂

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  23. sweettmama
    January 21, 2014 at 7:22 pm (5 years ago)

    Thank you for joining us yesterday! The day was phenomenal!

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  24. Paige
    January 21, 2014 at 4:38 pm (5 years ago)

    Sounds like an awesome bonding day! volunteering is a great way to get involved in the community.

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  25. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    January 21, 2014 at 4:17 pm (5 years ago)

    I think that is such a wonderful way to get involved with the community – any day really. We volunteer at a local soup kitchen sometimes and it’s very rewarding!!

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  26. Kecia (@KeciaHambrick)
    January 21, 2014 at 3:12 pm (5 years ago)

    What a meaningful way to celebrate the holiday! I am happy to hear that all ages were involved in the volunteer work.

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