Swinerton Southeast Gives Back This SummerContributor: Swinerton Blogger | November 16, 2018
The Swinerton Southeast Care Crew has been working hard this summer, volunteering in Atlanta and the surrounding areas; from serving ice cream to campers at Camp Twin Lakes to painting at a local community center, volunteering has provided fun opportunities to give back and bond with the team!
First up was a recycling event to support Keep Johns Creek Beautiful. Through the program, residents of Johns Creek were able to bring bulky items, such as old grills, humidifiers, refrigerators, and televisions, to a nearby location and dispose of them.
Volunteers helped with drive-up customers and vendor trucks sorting materials, directing drops-offs, and collecting items that were too large for ordinary recycling destinations. Each year, the organization provides this service to the residents–collecting tens of thousands of pounds of items that are then recycled, refurbished, or donated.
The second volunteer activity was with Camp Twin Lakes. Camp Twin Lakes delivers fully adaptive, medically supportive, and deeply impactful camp experiences to more than 10,000 of Georgia’s children and young adults.
Swinerton’s relationship with Camp Twin Lakes came by way of our strong partnership with Sunshine on a Ranney Day (SOARD). SOARD had recently renovated the camp’s Zen Den, thanks to donors that included The Swinerton Foundation. So, when the opportunity came to tour the facility and serve ice cream to the campers, the Swinerton Care Crew jumped at the chance!
The staff at Camp Twin Lakes was very appreciative of the volunteers’ support that day, posting on social media, “Thank you so much for serving our campers!”
Rounding out the summer, volunteers spent the day painting the hallway to a new satellite office for Sandy Springs Community Assistance Center (CAC). Since 1987, CAC has played a vital role in the cities of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody by preventing hunger and homelessness, providing assistance for basic needs, and actively engaging clients to work towards greater self-sufficiency. CAC is the cornerstone of the human services network in the northern Perimeter area.
The Center was very appreciative of the time and dedication provided by the Crew. In fact, when contacted about other ways to engage with the organization, they continued to mention how grateful they were for the help during the summer.
A huge thank you to all the volunteers who donated a total of 85 hours this summer: Margaret Caplice, Pam Chapman, Irwin Corpuz, Rachael Guerrero, Derek Mosiman, Robyn Schoch, Parker Schoening, Antwashea Smith, Harrison Young, Cora Wilson, and Jake Zhang.