staff volunteer

Sep 25

Today’s post is written by Shaketia Robinson, the Intern and Volunteer Services Coordinator for Points of Light.  A graduate of American Intercontinental University, Shaketia holds a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Management.

Here at Points of Light we believe strongly in practicing what we preach! Every month we indulge in a service project with a local nonprofit. This month we had the pleasure of volunteering with Zoo Atlanta.

Our Atlanta staff were hosted by the horticulture department, a friendly, fun-loving bunch of people who really care about their work and the animals they attend to. They guided us in mulching the primate exhibit, which is a task that is performed at least twice a year. Mulching is extremely important to maintaining a healthy enclosure landscape. Mulching not only looks nice, but it adds nutrition to enrich the soil, helps to retain moisture, protects soil from erosion, and helps prevent weed growth.

Aug 23
Posted by cmurphy to staff volunteer

On Monday, August 20, our Atlanta Points of Light staff volunteered with Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC).  FODAC collects donations of medical equipment and supplies to repair, clean, and match to people with injuries or disabilities who are having trouble accessing this equipment.

We arrived and went on a tour of the extensive building, where they work on repairing wheelchairs and mobilized scooters, store wheelchair parts and assorted medical supplies in a large warehouse and run an extensive goodwill.  What a great organization giving back to the Atlanta community and worldwide.