Scotties Give Back

Scotties Give Back: An Agnes Scott alumnae day of service

Be a part of something BIG again this fall!

Due to the overwhelming success of Scotties Give Back projects all over the country in 2016, we are doing something BIG again this year. We invite all of our alumnae to participate in a group service project this fall. Let's focus on the good we can do for each other and celebrate the role that community service plays in the mission of our college.

Last year, more than 300 Agnes Scott alumnae and 60 students participated in a variety of public service projects as part of the first Scotties Give Back initiative.  The Atlanta area was the site for nine of the projects, with others organized by alumnae from Baltimore to Dallas to Seattle. Scotties packed 20,000 meals in less than two hours; helped renovate a Habitat for Humanity home; packed tote bags with school supplies; assisted with maintenance at three community parks; helped girls create jewelry; created origami artwork that will be sold to support clean water projects; and made fleece blankets for children in a hospital, among other opportunities. 

Take a look at our Scotties Give Back 2016 results video, and then scroll down for a full list of current projects.  


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2017 Projects in Metro Atlanta:

To register for a Metro Atlanta project, click here.

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Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Buckhead Christian Ministry’s THRIFTique
Hosted by Laurie McBrayer Coleman ’83
800 Miami Circle NE, Suite 160, Atlanta, GA 30324
For more information about this service organization, go to
www.buckheadchristianministry.org.
Participants will organize donations, straighten the shop and assist customers.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-noon

Jennie Drake Park
Hosted by Gwen Smith Watson ’11
Jennie Drake Park, Across from 668 Waterford Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
For more information about this service organization, go to www.Jenniedrakepark.org.
Participants will pick up trash, spread mulch and plant flowers.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-noon

Blue Heron Nature Preserve
Hosted by Amy Zvonar ’04
4055 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
For more information about this service organization, go to www.bhnp.org.
Participants will plant, assist on nature walks and assist with a project for children.

Saturday, Oct. 28, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

International Community School
Hosted by Rhina Fernandes Williams ’92
2418 Wood Trail Lane, Decatur, GA 30033
For more information about this service organization, go to www.icsgeorgia.org.
Participants will help to organize classrooms, paint small areas or work in the garden.

Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-noon

Decatur Cooperative Ministry
Hosted by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter
115 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030
For more information about this service organization, go to www.decaturcooperativeministry.org.
Participants will organize the food pantry and prepare grocery bags for those in need.

Saturday, Oct. 28, Noon-2 p.m.

Literacy Action
Hosted by Olivia Greene-Knight ’10
231 Peachtree St, NE, Suite M-100, Atlanta, GA 30303
For more information about this service organization, go to www.literacyaction.org.
Participants will put together tote bags of school supplies for those in need.

Friday, Nov. 17, 7 – 9 p.m.

Rise Against Hunger  
Hosted by the Gué Pardue Hudson ’68 Center for Leadership and Service      
ASC Campus, Evans Dining Hall
For more information about this service organization, go to www.riseagainsthunger.org.
Participants will pack meals.

 

2017 Projects around the country (in alpha order by state):

To register for a regional project, click here.

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Denver, Colorado

Saturday, Aug. 26, 1-3:30 p.m.
Denver Health’s Newborns in Need
Hosted by Dale Derrick Rudolph ’71 and Leslie Holly Nelson ’10
790 Delaware Street, Denver, CO 80204
For more information about this service organization, go to www.denverhealth.org/about-us/volunteer-services/newborns-in-need.
Participants will put together “Warm Welcome” bags and helping with stock work. 

Austell, Georgia

Saturday, Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sweetwater Mission Food Pantry
Hosted by Carla Eidson Pierce ’84
6289 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Building 12-A, Austell, GA 30168
For more information about this service organization, go to www.sweetwatermission.org.
Participants will run the food pantry. Must be 16 years or older.

New Orleans, Louisiana

Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Junior League of New Orleans Diaper Bank
Hosted by Courtenay Miller ’04, MAT ’06
4319 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
For more information about this service organization, go to www.jlno.org/diaperbank.
Participants will collect, organize and sort diapers for distribution.

Baltimore, Maryland

Saturday, Sept. 16, 7:50-10:30 a.m. (Saturday's event is full)
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Sunday, Sept. 17, 7:50-10:30 a.m. 
Manna House Inc.
Hosted by Janet Blount ’78
435 E. 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
For more information about this service organization, go to www.mannahouseinc.org.
Participants will feed a nutritious breakfast to those in need.

Charlotte, North Carolina

Saturday, Nov.11, 9-11:30 a.m.
Loaves & Fishes
Hosted by Abbey Kunkle He ’96
648-B Griffith Road, Charlotte, NC 28217
For more information about this service organization, go to www.loavesandfishes.org.
Participants will sort canned goods in the warehouse; closed-toed shoes required. 

Raleigh, North Carolina

Saturday, Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Blankets for Refugees
Hosted by Lily Comer Keyes ’70
Service Site: Westminster Presbyterian Church
301 E. Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27608
Participants will help make blankets; no sewing experience necessary.

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Saturday, Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Creative Discovery Museum
Hosted by Kirby Hager Johnson ’06
321 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
For more information about this service organization, go to www.cdmfun.org.
Participants will work alongside museum staff to make decorations for their annual, spooktacular Monster Bash event.

Memphis, Tennessee

Saturday, Oct.14, 9-1 p.m.
Family Promise
Hosted by Linda Marks ’67
Service site: First Baptist Church
200 East Parkway North, Memphis, TN 38112
For more information about this service organization, go to www.familypromise.org.
Participants will organize the family room and supply closets.

Houston, Texas

Saturday, Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Kids Against Hunger
Hosted by Elizabeth Hanson Duerr ’58
4807 San Felipe Street at Loop 610, Houston, TX 77056
For more information about this service organization, go to www.kidsagainsthunger.org.
Participants will pack meals. 

Seattle, Washington

Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands
Hosted by Annie Chanpong Kuo ’99
5513 S. Cloverdale Street, Seattle, WA 98118
For more information about this service organization, go to www.seattletilth.org/about/rainier-beach-urban-farm-wetlands.
Participants will perform gardening tasks such as planting seeds, harvesting vegetables, mulching or removing invasive species.