Welcome!

The mission of the GTFWC  is friendship, scholarship, and service. We hope that you will enjoy discovering the programs, community service projects and interest groups we offer. Membership is open to all who want to join us in supporting the Georgia Tech community.

In addition to the scheduled events listed in the directory, we will announce fun pop-up events on our Facebook page. There is so much to do in Atlanta, and it’s always more fun with friends.  To keep up to date on all our activities and club news, please become a member of our private Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/GTFWC/

Please consider making a donation to our scholarship fund. Last year your contributions allowed us to award five scholarships totaling $10,000 to students who have a parent employed at a Georgia Tech. This year we hope to increase the amount of scholarships we award.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events this academic year.

Go Jackets!
Sylvia Romeijn and Jeannie Lightsey
Co-Presidents

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Jan
29
Wed
2014
Community Service: Project Open Hand
Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Please join us on January 29 in a great service project to help prepare hot meals for delivery to thousands of homebound Atlantans who might otherwise do without. Our GTFWC volunteers will be working with Project Open Hand , an organization that for 25 years has served an evergrowing population of those disabled by chronic disease. Project Open Hand spends over $3 million a year on raw food products to produce nutritious home-delivered meals for the chronically or terminally ill.

We will be assisting with the preparation of those meals — 5,500 a day —and our members who have volunteered there before can tell you we will be busy! Our job will be to portion the prepared food into individual containers and snack bags assembly-line style. You will find it a unique and rewarding experience.

We are asked to be on site 10 to 15 minutes before our scheduled 9 am —noon shift. Carpooling is recommended. We will go through a brief orientation before we start.

Please keep in mind the required dress code:

**  No high heels or open-toed shoes
**  Long pants only — no skirts or dresses
** No sleeveless shirts, no jewelry and no gum
** Please leave all belongings/personal valuables at home or secure them before arrival.

We look forward to a great time and a great turnout!

Please, RSVP to Philippa Ahuja by Monday Jan 27

Please RSVP to Philippa Ahuja by Monday Jan 27

 

Sep
30
Wed
2015
Zonolite Park – South Fork Conservancy @ Zonolite Park
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Please join us in helping South Fork Conservancy restore Zonolite Park, a formerly abandoned industrial wasteland.  This 12-acre park now features a meadow, a pond, and forested trails that follow the South Fork of Peachtree Creek. We will be removing invasive plants so that the ecosystems can continue to thrive. Please wear closed shoes, long sleeves, pants, sunhats, and bring gardening gloves, bug spray, and sunscreen.

Tools will be provided.  If you would like more information about this non-profit group that is helping connect Atlanta’s trails, check out http://saportareport.com/south_fork_conservancy_zonolite_park

To sign up, please send Sylvia an email at SylviaMallarino@AtlantaFineHomes.com or call her cell . It will be fun!!

Jan
27
Wed
2016
Atlanta Community Food Bank @ Atlanta Community Food Bank
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Please join us in assisting the Atlanta Community Food Bank, which is a trusted and beloved non-profit group that ensures all people in our region have access to the food they need and which advocates for the hungry.

We will most likely be sorting food in their warehouse. Please wear closed toe shoes and comfortable, casual clothes.

If you would like to learn more about this organization, check out ACFB.org.

To sign up, please contact Sylvia at email SylviaMallarino@AtlantaFineHomes.com or cell.Thank you!

 

Mar
5
Sat
2016
Habitat for Humanity
Mar 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Place: To Be Determined by Habitat for Humanity, in City of Atlanta and Fulton County

Cost:   Nothing but the generous donation of your Saturday!  Lunch shall be provided.

 This is fun for the whole family!  Bring your spouse and children ages 16 or older. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that promotes successful home ownership by working families. The organization constructs quality, affordable homes that are sold to home-buyer families through no-profit, no-interest loans.Homebuyer requirements include 250+ hours of sweat equity.  We will be working on a construction site doing construction-related tasks.

Please wear comfortable clothes/pants and closed toe shoes.  Tools, supplies and lunch shall be provided. Habitat for Humanity will provide the site location prior to March 5th

To sign up, please contact Sylvia at email SylviaMallarino@AtlantaFineHomes.com or cell .

 

 

Sep
28
Wed
2016
Open Hand
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Please join us preparing and sorting meals for needy families.

Stay tuned for announcement as to exact location. We´ll be doing somethin worthwhile and having fun!

Lunch afterwards at Sufi’s, 1814 Peachtree

 

Oct
26
Wed
2016
Historic Fourth Ward Park – Community Service Project @ Historic Fourth Ward Park
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Historic Fourth Ward Park

 

Please join us in helping the Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy maintain and improve Fourth Ward Park.

We will be weeding to remove invasive plants so that the ecosystems can continue to thrive, and we’ll also possibly be installing mulch.

Tools and gloves will be provided, but you may bring your own.
To learn more : h4wpc.org

RSVP  by Wednesday, October 19th

Jan
25
Wed
2017
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Please plan to join us in assisting this non‐profit group that advocates for the hungry and ensures all needy people in our community have food.

We will be sorting food in the warehouse, so please wear closed toe shoes and comfortable, casual clothes.

If you would like to learn more about this organization, check out www.ACFB.org.
To sign up, please contact Sylvia at email sylvia.romeijn@gmail.com

RSVP By Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mar
29
Wed
2017
Paws Atlanta (in Decatur)
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

PAWS Atlanta

 

PAWS Atlanta is a no‐kill rescue shelter for dogs and cats.

We will be assisting with grooming, walking, and
cleaning the shelter. This event is for animal lovers everywhere!!

RSVP: By Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Lunch: TBD in Decatur

Sep
29
Fri
2017
Canine Cellmates Project – Sept Community Service @ Canine Cellmates Project at Hodgepodge Coffeehouse
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Please join us in making dog toys for Canine Cellmates to sell at their events to raise money for operations. Canine Cellmates pairs homeless dogs with prison inmates to rehabilitate both. We’ll go to lunch together afterwards.
To learn more about this organization: www.caninecellmates.org

Email Danielle Hanson at danielle.j.hanson@gmail.com by Sept. 22

Oct
13
Fri
2017
Trees Atlanta – Oct Community Service @ Brook Run Park
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Please join us in helping Trees Atlanta set up for their annual tree sale and festival. We’ll go to lunch after-wards. More information about Trees Atlanta can be found at https://treesatlanta.org

Email Danielle Hanson at danielle.j.hanson@gmail.com by Oct. 6

Nov
10
Fri
2017
New American Pathways – Nov Community Service @ New American Pathways
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

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We’ll set up an apartment for immigrants moving to the Atlanta area. More information on New American Pathways can be found at http://newamericanpathways.org. We’ll go to lunch together afterwards.
Email Danielle Hanson at danielle.j.hanson@gmail.com by Nov 3

Jan
12
Fri
2018
Atlanta Community Food Bank – Jan Community Service @ Atlanta Community Food Bank
Jan 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Please join us in assisting this non-profit group that advocates to the hungry and ensures all needy people in our community have food. We will be sorting food in their warehouse, so please wear closed toe shoes and comfortable, casual clothes.
This is an annual tradition and member favorite. We’ll go to lunch afterwards. Learn more at www.ACFB.org.

Email Danielle Hanson at danielle.j.hanson@gmail.com by Jan 5.

Jan
26
Fri
2018
Books for Afica – Jan Community Service
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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We’ll be sorting children’s books to send to students in Africa. We’ll go to lunch afterwards. More information at https://www.booksforafrica.org
Sign up: Email Danielle Hanson at danielle.j.hanson@gmail.com by Jan. 19

Feb
23
Fri
2018
Nicholas House – Feb Community Service @ Nicholas House
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Nicholas House is the only shelter in Atlanta that provides housing to homeless families regardless of family makeup. We’ll be sorting through their donation storage and helping to organize the donations. We’ll go to lunch afterwards. More information about Nicholas House can be found at https://nicholashouse.org

Email Danielle Hanson at danielle.j.hanson@gmail.com by Feb. 16

Mar
23
Fri
2018
Paws, Atlanta (in Decatur) – March Community Service @ PAWS Atlanta
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

PAWS Atlanta

Another favorite from last year! Paws Atlanta is a no-kill rescue shelter for dogs and cats. We’ll clean up around the shelter and walk dogs. We’ll go to lunch afterwards.

Email Danielle Hanson at Danielle.j.hanson@gmail.com by Mar 16