As in past years, the organization will be building a float and walking in the parade. They are currently extending an invitation to the community at large to join them in both float construction and to walk with them on the parade route. For 2012, instead of hosting tent at the end of the event to make Thank You cards for soldiers & veterans, they ask that people make them at home and bring the cards to the parade for the group to pick up along the route.
For those who can’t make the parade that morning, they can drop off their Thank You cards in boxes located with Pebble Tossers partners in Dunwoody: Mellow Mushroom, Village Burger, Dunwoody Hall Cleaners, Priluck & Nordone Dentistry, and Yogli Mogli. All Thank You cards will be delivered on July 5th to the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Decatur. Families are welcome to join them for the card distribution and veteran visit.
“We are thrilled to celebrate our third 4th of July with citizens of Dunwoody. This year the theme of parade is Service to Community & Nation, which aligns perfectly with our mission,” offered Jen Guynn, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Pebble Tossers. “The veteran visit is one of the most rewarding service projects that we do. The kids love interacting with the servicemen and women that receive their cards and the veterans love the visit from the kids.”
About Pebble Tossers
Pebble Tossers, Inc. is a non-profit organization driven to ignite a passion for volunteerism in youth by matching their talents, abilities, and interests with the needs of the community. Founded by two Atlanta mothers in 2008 that recognized the need for an online resource to connect kids with age-appropriate volunteer opportunities, the organization today has over 7400 registered members and hosts 8-10 Community Service Projects each year. Their online sites matches hundreds of service projects with over 104 local non-profits representing 12 major cause areas including Animals &Wildlife, Education & Literacy, Environment, Families in Crisis, Fine & Performing Arts, Homelessness, Hunger, International Aid, Philanthropic, Seniors, Special Needs Children, Troops &Veterans. To learn more visit http://www.pebbletossers.org.