Charities 

12 Days of Christmas in 12 Hours Prizes and gifts will be given away each hour during this 12-hour Toys for Tots toy drive. Sat., Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Gwinnett Place Mall, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth.

Captain Planet Foundation X-mas Party Captain Planet Foundation celebrates it's 10th annual Christmas party, "Peace, Love, One World." Jane Fonda, Ted Turner, and Jerry Hoban are special guests attend. Benefiting environmentalist organization Captain Planet Foundation, Atlanta Children's Shelter, and other organizations. For info and tickets, visit www.xmasparty.org. Fri., Dec. 3, 6:45 p.m. $100-500. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. 404-659-9022.

Celebrate the Arts! Year-end fundraiser honors Callanwolde's instructors, students and sponsors. Includes food and drinks, silent auction and live music. Benefiting ongoing arts programming at Callanwolde. Mon., Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. $15-$30. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road. 404-872-5338.

Children's Wish Foundation Sean Patrick's Bar and Grill hosts a Grand Opening celebration complete with the Budweiser Clydesdales. Proceeds from the event benefit the Children's Wish Foundation. For info, 770-650-5723. Sat., Dec. 4, 1-4 p.m. Sean Patrick's Bar & Grill, 8610 Roswell Road.

Dreidel Drop Collection Drive The MJCCA is collecting new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages to be donated to local families in need during the holidays. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Dec. 15. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 770-395-2540.

Empty Stocking Fund Atlanta-based charity in its 76th year buys toys and educational items for children in need. Needs both monetary donations and volunteers for shopping-style dispensation of items. For info, www.emptystockingfund.org. 404-876-8697.

Every Burden Shall be Rolled Away Seasonal Celebration of story and song benefits the Thomas Hauk Memorial Scholarship fund. Sun., Nov. 28, 4 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Oakhurst Baptist Church, 222 East Lake Drive, Decatur.

Food & Clothing Drive Epic Residential Communities hosts a food and clothing drive at Epic Brookside, Epic Gardens, Epic Lindmont and Epic Carroll Court. Benefits a variety of local charities. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Nov. 30. Epic Lindmont, 639 Lindbergh Drive. 404-237-2978.

Food and Clothing Drive St Michael, a parish of the Catholic Church in America seeks volunteers to collect canned and boxed non-perishable foods and new men's clothes for their street ministry. St. Michael the Defender Catholic Church, 1071 Delaware Ave. 770-241-7606.

Harvest Holidays Donate canned or bagged food for domestic animals to Atlanta Humane Society and receive a discount on general Zoo admission of new family memberships. Mon.-Sun., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. 404-624-5600.

Holiday Angels Joy Drive Customers can donate unwrapped books and toys at Starbucks across Atlanta to benefit seriously ill children served by the Starlight Starbright network. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Dec. 25. Starbucks Buckhead, 3330 Piedmont Rd.

Holly Jolly Breakfast The Junior League of Atlanta presents this holiday-themed breakfast featuring Santa and his friends. Benefits the community partners of the Junior League of Atlanta. Sat., Dec. 11, 8 a.m.,9 a.m. & 10 a.m. $25. Hard Rock Cafe, 215 Peachtree St. 404-688-7625.

Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless The Atlanta Braves Foundation partners with HFTH offering two food bins at Turner Field to collect non-perishables. 404-755-3353.

Imperial Fez Benefit Imperial Fez hosts a dinner to benefit the Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless Fund. Reservations required by Dec. 9. Thu., Dec. 16. $45. Imperial Fez, 2285 Peachtree St., Suite 102. 404-351-0870.

Jingle Jog 5k race benefiting the Salvation Army Toy Drive. Festivities include Jr. Jingle Jog, Santa party, extensive children's area and more. For info and registration, www.jinglejog.com. Sat., Dec. 11. Costco, 6350 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. 770-888-9481.

Just Ask Restoring Hope Outreach sponsors an annual new coat drive for Hosea Feed the Hungry at the Atlanta Civic Center. For more info call, 404-454-7244. Nov. 23-28.

Minding Art Art auction benefiting KSU's Philosophy Student Association. Features live music and art from KSU students and faculty. For info, mindingart@yahoo.com. Sat., Nov. 27, 8 p.m. Five Spot, 1123 Euclid Ave. 770-499-3272.

Recycling Fundraiser Donate empty printer ink cartridges to benefit underprivileged Sandy Springs area youth. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Dec. 31. Sandy Springs United Methodist Church, 86 Mt. Vernon Circle. 404-252-0420.

Secret Santa Program American Freedom Mortgage collects donations of new, unwrapped toys for foster children in the greater Atlanta area. American Freedom Mortgage, 2211 New Market Parkway, Marietta. 770-916-1234.

Shai Lev Gifts from the Heart Collection Drive The MJCCA's Center for Community Service is looking for gifts of blankets for babies and children in need. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Jan. 30. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 770-395-2654.

Nutcracker & Teddy Bear Brunches Georgian Terrace offers brunches with Santa while collecting teddy bears for patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Sundays, 12-2 p.m. Continues through Dec. 19. The Georgian Terrace Hotel, 659 Peachtree St. 404-898-8350.

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