Volunteer Opportunities in Forsyth County

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Volunteer Opportunities in Forsyth County

We’re getting lots of questions about finding local volunteer opportunities in Forsyth County and throughout Cumming.  With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s a great reminder to help our community (now & throughout the year).  We started updating our list and then turned to Facebook for some help too.   Below, we’ve linked to volunteer pages of some recommended organizations.  This is just meant to serve as a starting point – definitely click on the links &/or call the organizations that you might have a passion for and see how you can get involved!

Here are some organizations to check out:

Looking for more?  Be sure to check out Forsyth County Community Connection and our original Facebook Post for reader recommendations.

Date Specific Events:

(We know this list will grow as the holidays get closer – we’ll continue to add to it as events are submitted.

People make this a great community!!

Volunteer Opportunities in Forsyth County

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Volunteer Opportunities in Forsyth County

  • Forsyth County Senior Services: Forsyth County would love to provide meals to seniors all over the county. For more information about the program with Meals on Wheels, click here.
  • Aerial’s Toy Collection: The Forsyth County is collecting new, unwrapped toys for any age and new, tagged clothing for children ages 6 to 14 can be dropped off now at Forsyth County fire stations, the Fire Department Headquarters (3520 Settingdown Road), under the Christmas tree in the lobby of the County Administration Building (110 E. Main Street) or at any of the county’s four library branches.
  • Act Together Ministries: This non-profit has tons of opportunities for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can visit their website for the most up to date information. The offer options like cooking a Thanksgiving dinner, donating a Turkey, making table decor, sponsoring a child for Christmas, organizing a food drive, and much much more! Click here for more information.
  • Forsyth County Senior Services – Senior Services Seeks Holiday Gift Angels for Community’s Senior Citizens

Annual Program helps bring holiday cheer to local seniors

Be a holiday angel to a local senior citizen in need by participating in the 2013 Holiday Gift Angels Program. The program is presented by Forsyth County Senior Services.

“The Holiday Gift Angels Program helps spread holiday cheer and is a wonderful way to make a difference in the lives of our seniors,” said Senior Services Director Michael Bohn. “During the holiday season, the gifts help remind our senior citizens that someone is thinking about them.”

The gift request tags from senior citizens are now available at the following Forsyth County Senior Services locations:

Center at Charles Place, 595 Dahlonega Street
open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hearthstone Lodge Community Center, 7305 Lanier Drive
open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sexton Hall Enrichment Center, 2115 Chloe Road
open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Each gift request tag contains the name of a local senior citizen along with a gift idea for him/her. Those participating in the program may deliver the unwrapped gift in a gift bag   with the gift request tag attached (or another tag with the senior’s name and route number) to any of the three Forsyth County Senior Services locations weekdays until December 6.

  • Fire Department – Forsyth County Fire Department Begins Annual Toy Collection

Eleventh annual toy collection helps children in need

The Forsyth County Fire Department is seeking the assistance of citizens in helping to make this holiday season special for children in need, through the department’s eleventh annual Aerial’s House toy collection.

“The very generous support of the community has allowed the Aerial’s House toy collection to help brighten the holiday season for many local children over the years,” Fire Chief Danny Bowman said. “Collecting the gifts is truly something the Fire Department personnel look forward to every year. It is our honor to serve this community and we are humbled to be able to give back to the community in this small way.”

New, unwrapped toys for any age and new, tagged clothing for children ages 6 to 14 may be dropped off now at Forsyth County fire stations, the Fire Department Headquarters located at 3520 Settingdown Road, or any of the county’s four library branches.

Beginning in December, toys and clothing for Aerial’s House may also be dropped off under the Christmas tree in the lobby of the Forsyth County Administration Building, located at 110 East Main Street in Cumming.

Thanks for all you do to serve this wonderful community!

Fire Department: Caution & Safety Tips for Winter Months

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Caution and Safety Urged During Cold Winter Months

A reminder from the Forsyth County Fire Department:

Help keep you and your family safe during the winter months with these tips from the Forsyth County Fire Department.

  • Have your chimney inspected by a certified chimney sweep to ensure your chimney is properly maintained and ready for use.
  • Be sure to schedule a home heating system inspection every year by a certified technician.
  • There should be working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors on every floor of your home.
  • It is highly recommended to never use fuel-fired gas heaters inside the home.
  • Heating appliances and alternate heating devices, such as electric blankets and heaters, should always be turned off when not in use.
  • A home oven, stove or barbecue grill should never be used to heat your home.
  • Residents should maintain a home safety and survival kit, should the area experience extended ice storms.
  • Burning candles should never be left unattended.
  • Keep your vehicle well maintained to be sure it is dependable in colder weather. This is especially true with your vehicle’s batteries. Also, make sure to keep the gas tank as full as possible.
  • When warming your vehicle in the mornings, be sure to pull outside of the garage to avoid the buildup of gasses.
  • In case of emergency, dial 911.

Read more at Forsyth County Website