Archive for the ‘Volunteerism’ category

Park View Cleanup This Saturday

October 4, 2017

Georgia Avenue Thrive is holding its next cleanup on Saturday Oct. 7 at 10 am. at the corner of Georgia & Newton.

Reliable Tavern is sponsoring the cleanup and will be making a special punch, available exclusively to cleanup
volunteers the evening of the 7th for a discounted price of $4.

Also, the Park View UNC is co-sponsoring this month’s cleanup with Georgia Avenue Thrive.

Next Community Clean Up Scheduled for Saturday, September 2nd

August 29, 2017

The next Georgia Avenue Thrive community cleanup will be this Saturday. Neighbors can gather at the corner of Georgia and Morton. Immediately following the cleanup, volunteers will gather at the Murray’s parking lot for free chips and dips from Cosi, plus free lemonade from our great neighbor Peter Fortner, who is also a Sotheby’s realtor. See the flyer below for details.

Park View Cleanup Scheduled for July 8th

June 30, 2017

The next Park View Cleanup organized by Georgia Avenue Thrive is Saturday, July 8th! See details below:

Midlands Hosting Youth Employment Event This Wednesday, Clothing Drive on Tuesday!

June 19, 2017

I received the following from Georgia Avenue Thrive, and think its a great opportunity to help out young people seeking jobs. Please see the announcement and flyer below:

Here are 4 ways you can help to support young people (15 to 24 year olds) in and around our neighborhoods who are seeking employment!

  1.  SPREAD THE WORD – Please share the attached flier and Facebook announcement about the Youth Employment Support & Job Readiness Event at The Midlands this Wednesday, June 21, 11am-3pm. Employment service providers, mini-workshops, free workplace clothing, one-on-one resume coaching and free hot dogs and lemonade will all be provided!
  2. VOLUNTEER – Come help be a part of The Midlands Youth Employment Event anytime 10am-4pm. We are looking for people to help with resume editing, passing out movie passes, set-up, clean-up. Respond to this email if you’ve got an hour or more to spend with us on Wednesday (June 21).
  3. DONATE CLOTHING – Drop off new and clean gently-used workplace attire to donate at the Youth Employment Event and get $1 off a draft beer! Midlands is accepting all donations (open M-F after 4pm and Sat/Sun after 11am).
  4. SORT CLOTHING – Come for Tuesday night Happy Hour (June 20) at Midlands to prepare clothing for distribution at the Youth Employment Event with an added $1 off on draft beers.

Thank you all for doing all that you do to encourage and support young people in our community!

First Tree Box on Georgia Avenue Gets Flowers

June 16, 2017

Digging into the hard, backed soil in front of Walters.

On Thursday night, June 15th, Commissioner Boese with volunteers from Georgia Avenue Thrive planted begonias in the tree box in front of Walters Sports Bar (3632 Georgia Avenue). Prior to the event, Annie’s Ace Hardware set aside the flowers which Boese provided. EatsPlace also provided lemonade for the volunteers.

I can tell you it was a lot of work. The soil was clay and compacted making digging with a shovel impossible, so a garden mattock was used.  Once enough of the hard, clay soil had been loosened up, mulch was used to help amend he soil. After that the begonias went in.

While the project is largely done, additional much will be required. Fortunately, there is already mulch available.

There were a number of lessons learned from the effort, the primary one being that the tree boxes on Georgia are composed primarily of  compacted clay with is very difficult t dig into.

(Finishing up the evening’s work.)

Next Park View Cleanup Includes Free Lunch at Heat Da Spot, June 3rd

May 31, 2017

Georgia Avenue Thrive will hold its next neighborhood cleanup on Saturday June 3 beginning at 10 am at Georgia Avenue and Keefer Place. Immediately after they’ll meet at Heat Da Spot for a complimentary lunch from their generous sponsor and great neighbor! As you can imaging, seating will be limited, so email matt.mcfarland(at)gmail(dot)com to save your spot.

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Spirits as Park View Earth Day Beautification Commences

April 24, 2017

While Saturday’s rain didn’t provide the ideal circumstances hoped for for the Earth Day activities planned by the Park View UNC and Georgia Avenue Thrive, it didn’t prevent volunteers from sticking to the task at hand. Two areas in Park View were the focus of cleaning up planting beds and planting flowers — the front of the Park View Recreation Center and the garden area around the gateway sign at Georgia Avenue and Irving Street. As you can see from the short video below, this wasn’t entirely an easy task.

Below are some additional photos highlighting the results.


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