Giving opportunities 


13th Annual Silent Auction

Annual fundraising event for WRFG. Includes music, food and arts and crafts. Accepting donations of all varieties, call for details. Sun., Dec. 4. Inman Park Trolley Barn, Trolley Barn, 963 Edgewood Ave NE. 404-523-3471.

18th Annual Jingle Jog

5k, 2k and kids run/walk is a one-day toy-drive event benefiting the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program in Atlanta. Sat., Dec. 10. Costco, 6350 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. 770-888-9481.

2005 Christmas House

Major yearly fundraising event for the Alliance Children's Theater Guild. Children's productions performed by professional adult actors. For info, Fri.-Sun. Continues through Dec. 11. $8-$25.

2005 Gobble Jog

5k run, 1 mile run and a tot trot for kids 5 years and younger to benefit MUST Ministries. Nov. 24, 8:30 a.m. Registration $20 after Nov. 21. Nov. 16-24. $15. Glover Park, Historic Marietta Square, Marietta. 770-427-9862.

20th Annual Breakfast with Santa

Come have breakfast with Santa at Stone Mountain First Methodist Church. All proceeds benefit families and seniors in need. Sat., Dec. 3, 7-11 a.m. $5. Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church, 5312 West Mountain St., Stone Mountain. 770-469-1105.

American Marketing Association Holiday Mixer

Benefiting Toys for Tots. Mon., Dec. 5, 6:30-9 p.m. Free-$10. Park Tavern, 500 10th St. 404-249-0001. Tailgate 2005

Join some of the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders at this party hosted by, a community website for pet lovers. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Humane Society. Wed., Nov. 30, 7-9 p.m. The Warren, 818 North Highland. 404-475-1991.

Callaway Toys For Tots Tennis Tournament

Men and Women Singles and Doubles, mixed Doubles. Dec. 10-11. Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain. 800-225-5292.

Cans for Critters

The zoo hosts a two-month collection drive for canned or bagged food for domestic animals, which will be donated to the Atlanta Humane Society. Tue.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. 404-624-5600.

Christmas Concert Benefit

Benefit for Our House features live "gypsy swing" music, dance, and food and drink . Sun., Dec. 4, 7 p.m. $5. All Souls Fellowship, 647 East College Avenue, Decatur. 404-270-9900.

Disco Power to Save the Planet

11th annual X-mas Party w/ disco theme benefits the Captain Plant Foundation. Fri., Dec. 9. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. 404-659-9022.

Fried Brains Anti-Addiction Awareness Art Show

A black tie affair to support the publication of "Don't Be a Fried Brains". Sun., Nov. 27, 5-7 p.m. $10. Geegaws Eatery, 4600 Rockbridge Road, Pine Lake. 678-463-0586.

Gobble Jog

MUST ministries hosts its 3rd annual walk/run benefiting programs that address homelessness and poverty. For info, Thu., Nov. 24, 8:30 a.m.

The Joy Of Giving

Annual Christmas auction and festival w/ visits with Santa, crafts, face painting, silent auction, etc. Sat., Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shallowford Presbyterian Church, 2375 Shallowford Road. 404-321-3061.

Starry Starry Night 2005

A cabaret and silent auction to benefit AIDGwinnett. Sat., Dec. 3, 7 p.m. $75. Marriott Evergreen - Stone Mountain, 4021 Lakeview Drive, Stone Mountain. 770-465-3257.

Toys for Tots Bells and Brass

Christmas Concert Fundraiser for Toys for Tots features the U.S. Marine Brass Quintet and Festival Ringers Concert Handbell Choir. Sun., Dec. 4, 5 p.m. Admission is one new toy. St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, 1978 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody. 770-393-1424.

Volunteers/Public Life

2005 Festival of Trees

Call for Volunteers Organizers of the Dec. 3-11 holiday extravaganza seek volunteers to assist with set-up, crafts, greeting and more. For info call 404-785-6635 or visit

Ahimsa House

Help pets caught in the cycle of domestic violence. Ahimsa House provides free boarding for animals whose owners flee their homes due to violence and abuse. For info,

AID Atlanta

Volunteers are needed on nights and weekends to provide social, emotional, and practical support for clients. Nov. 16-Dec. 31. AID Atlanta, 1605 Peachtree Street. 404-870-7700.

Aid to Children of Imprisoned Mothers

Organization hosts a children's holiday party every year. Seeks gifts in the $10-$25 range that are educational, nonviolent and culturally sensitive. Monetary donations also accepted. Deadline, Dec. 5. For info, or 404-755-3262.

Alley Cat Project

Help homeless cats by feeding, building shelters, trapping/transporting, fostering kittens, designing flyers, etc. 404-373-5553.

Angel Flight Southeast

Volunteers needed. Call for more information. 15th of every month, 7 p.m. Free. Gwinnett County Airport, Briscoe Boulevard, Lawrenceville. 770-904-0904.

Animals Deserve Better

Finds happy, healthy homes for unwanted dogs. Many of the group's pups are saved from death row at animal control. Nov. 16-Dec. 31. 770-424-8118.

Atlanta Animal Alliance Project Catsnip

Non-profit organization working to decrease cat overpopulation through a discounted spay/neuter program. Administrative volunteers needed. For info,

Atlanta Food Not Bombs

Volunteers are needed for cooking and serving donated vegetarian food for the homeless in Little 5 Points. 404-622-5859.


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