An Intimate Mountain Community Close to Home

If the pace of a small mountain community is what you are looking for, yet you don’t want to sacrifice the many modern conveniences that keep your busy life on track, then look no further than Old Toccoa Farm, just outside Blue Ridge, Georgia. Shadowed by the world’s oldest mountain range and living naturally alongside the Toccoa River, […]

Help Solidarity Sandy Springs

Solidarity Sandy Springs started as a pop-up community food pantry in March of 2020. Since then, it has quickly grown to a large-scale operation that serves 150-200 families in need with basic food and household items every day. They have multiple opportunities available for volunteering, including restocking, managing recycling and assisting shoppers. Details: 5630 Roswell Rd., solidaritysandysprings.org

Healthy for Life Volunteer

The American Heart Association is looking for volunteers to become Healthy for Life facilitators in the local community. Facilitators help individuals and families make healthy food choices through cooking demonstrations, workshops on shopping healthy on a budget and more. Details: 10 Glenlake Pkwy. NE., heart.org/healthyforlife

Lend a Helping Hand at VITAS

Help comfort grieving families by becoming a Bereavement Telephone Assurance Volunteer with VITAS Healthcare. Training and coaching are provided free of charge and calls can be made from home on a flexible schedule. Details: 2000 Riveredge Pkwy., Ste. GL100. vitas.com

Sidewalker for Equine Therapy

Work with horses and help provide vital therapy to children and adults with disabilities when you volunteer to be a sidewalker at Chastain Horse Park. Sidewalkers assist riders from arrival to departure, groom and tack horses, and walk beside the rider to provide extra stability. Details: 4371 Powers Ferry Rd. chastainhorsepark.org

Hit ‘Em for Hemophilia

Hemophilia of Georgia raised $103,490 at their 38th annual Hit ‘Em for Hemophilia Charity Golf Tournament on October 20, 2020, at The Golf Club of Georgia. The event drew 120 golfers, including former Atlanta Braves team members Andrew Jones and Charlie Leibrandt. Funds will be used for inherited bleeding disorder research. Details: 8607 Roberts Dr. hog.org

HIES Students “Sit-In”

More than 100 students at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School participated in an online book discussion with the High Museum of Art and famed author/playwright Pearl Cleage about her book “Sit-In,” which depicts the 1960 lunch counter sit-in at Woolworths in Greensboro, North Carolina during the start of the Civil Rights movement. Details: 805 Mount Vernon Hwy. NW., […]

STREAM Lab at Saint Jude

Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School debuted the new Patty Childs STREAM lab (science, technology, religion, engineering, art and mathematics) last fall. The lab, named in honor of Saint Jude’s principal, is an innovative, collaborative workspace for students. Details: 7171 Glenridge Dr. NE., saintjude.net

Brandon Hall’s New Inclusive Club

Students at Brandon Hall School recently launched the Black Student Union & Allies Club, an inclusive organization created to raise awareness of issues relating to identity, equality and social justice. Brandon Hall ranks in the top 15% of all schools in the US for diversity, according to niche.com. Details: 1701 Brandon Hall Dr. brandonhall.org

Indoor Playground Paradise

Looking for something new and fun to do with your kids? Check out Ready, Set, Fun!, Sandy Springs’ premier venue for playtime. Children ages three and up can explore an indoor playground, augmented reality games and more in a safe, socially distanced environment. Monthly memberships, event bookings and day camps are available. Details: 6331 Roswell Rd. readysetfun.com