More than 1,400 volunteers participated in the 10th Annual Hands On Thomas County Day on Oct. 19, making it the largest volunteer event ever in Thomas County.
With more than 60 project sites to choose from, everyone — big, small, young and old — had a chance to make a positive impact in our community.
In just one morning of service, citizens of Thomas County united to donate a whopping 5,600-plus volunteer hours to local non-profits and community agencies including Second Harvest, Birdsong Nature Center, Dancing Cloud Farm Horse Rescue, Habitat for Humanity, Halcyon Home, Hands & Hearts for Horses, Keep Thomas County Beautiful, Lives Without Limits, Miss Kitty Feline Sanctuary, Nepenthic Society, Red Cross, Rosehaven, Safe Haven, Thomasville Community Resource Center, Thomas Grady Service Center, Thomasville Landmarks, The Treehouse, Vashti and more.
The day culminated in a celebration luncheon at Cherokee Lake Park with music, games, face painting by Girl Scout Troop 40483, a blood drive with the OneBlood Mobile, a disc golf exhibition by Red Hills Disc Golf, delicious bbq lunch from Granddaddy’s, fellowship, fun, and of course, birthday cake in honor of HOTC’s 10th anniversary.
Says HOTC executive director Angela Kiminas, “We are so proud and thankful to be part of such an involved and active community, where people are willing to give of themselves to make Thomas County a better place for everyone.”
For the past decade, Hands On Thomas County has been committed to connecting individuals, families, students, businesses and organizations as volunteers to non-profit agencies, needs and service opportunities in the community through annual events such as HOTC Day, and every day through ongoing volunteer placement.
Hands On Thomas County’s next volunteer event will be national Family Volunteer Day on Saturday, Nov. 16 when kids, parents, grandparents, and all family members and friends are invited to volunteer for their community as a way to strengthen bonds, unite in shared experience, and create lasting memories.
Register online at www.HandsOnThomasCounty.org.