Small Act, Big Impact

Update #2 (Monday, August 16, 2021, 8:40pm):

Out of an abundance of caution, we will be cancelling the in-person portion of Small Act, Big Impact and encourage you to join for one of our virtual options. There are several great ways you can serve or connect to community - pick one, or some, or all! Participate and tag @engageGT and #GTWoW21 to let us know how you served!
 

Option 1: Write Notes of Encouragement and Birthday Cards for Atlanta Mission

- Use this form to write notes for clients of Atlanta Mission, an organization supporting members of the Atlanta community experiencing homelessness: https://forms.gle/3zhYGhR6N9tuyUAG7

 

Option 2: Write Letters for Metro ATL Healthcare Workers

- Use this form to share messages that will be sent to metro ATL healthcare workers: https://forms.gle/ujZBWiRK9nC5T9jM9

 

Option 3: Recognize your RA! 

- Write a note or find another meaningful way to let your RA know how awesome they are and lift up your residence hall community! 

 

Option 4: Explore a New Topic

Pick a podcast, book, or documentary about a service or social issue topic of interest to you, but that you don't know a lot about, and take in the information. 

 

Option 5: You Decide! 

- There are a lot of ways to serve, give, or engage within the campus and larger Atlanta community.  Choose something of interest to you whether it's today or throughout Week of Welcome! 

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Update (Monday, August 16, 2021):

Due to potential for inclement weather, the format for Small Act, Big Impact on Tuesday, August 17 is changing.  Our community partner projects listed below have been cancelled.  We will offer space to gather and complete service projects on-campus. No RSVP is necessary - feel free to stop by at any point during the three hour block.  

https://gatech.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7129988

Please continue to watch for updates in the event that further change or cancellation occurs.  

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Small Act, Big Impact is day of service event hosted by MOVE (Mobilizing Opportunities for Volunteer Experiences) and the Office of Civic Engagement. Meaningful connection to community is essential and giving back through service is one way we strengthen our connection to the Georgia Tech and Atlanta community! Small Act, Big Impact provides first-year Georgia Tech students the chance to meet fellow GT students, learn more about the service community at GT and explore ways to connect to the larger Atlanta community.  

 

Meet our SABI 2021 Community Partners! 

Gateway Center 

Gateway Center's mission is to connect people experiencing homelessness with the support necessary to become self-sufficent and find a permanent home. 

SABI volunteers can anticipate an indoor project.  Possible service may include sorting and organizing donated items and serving as "personal shoppers" in the Gateway Center donation closet for those experiencing homelessness.  Staff will also provide an overview of Gateway Center and homelessness in Atlanta.  

Historic Oakland Cemetery 

Oakland Cemetery is a fixture of the historic downtown Atlanta community with the mission to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetary in partnership with the City of Atlanta.  

SABI volunteers can anticipate an outdoor project.  Possible service may include supporting the gardens team with a variety of projects to support the health and beauty of the public space including planting, watering, weeding, or other needed support.  Due to the nature of the work, this project is not ADA accessible. 

Kate's Club 

Kate's Club empowers children facing life after the death of a parent or sibling.  They build healing communities through recreational and group support programs, education, and advocacy.  

SABI volunteers may be offered indoor and outdoor project options.  Possible service may include assisting with preparation of materials for an upcoming overnight weekend camp and general maintenance or clean-up.  

Piedmont Park Conservancy

Piedmont Park is an iconic park in Midtown Atlanta supported by the Conservancy's mission to provide more than greenspace, but to provide an experience and life in the heart of Atlanta.  

SABI volunteers can anticipate an outdoor project experience.  Possible service may include weeding, pruning plants, removing invasive plant species, and more! 

The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta

The Salvation Army's mission is to meet human need wherever, whenever, and however they can, without discrimination.  

SABI volunteers will participate in an indoor project and can anticipate serving food in the kitchen of a local shelter near campus.  

We can't wait to welcome you into the service community at Georgia Tech! 
Register for SABI 2021 at the following link: https://gatech.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7129988