Scotties Give Back

Scotties Give Back: An Agnes Scott alumnae day of service

Thank you for being a part of something BIG!

More than 300 Agnes Scott alumnae and 60 current students participated in a variety of public service projects during October as part of the first Scotties Give Back initiative.  The Atlanta area was the site for nine of the projects, with others organized by alumnae from Baltimore to Dallas to Seattle.  A full list of projects can be viewed below. The college plans to continue the program on an annual basis.

During October, Scotties packed 20,000 meals in less than two hours; helped renovate a Habitat for Humanity home; packed tote bags with school supplies; assisted with maintenance at three community parks; helped girls create jewelry; created origami artwork that will be sold to support clean water projects; and made fleece blankets for children in a hospital, among other opportunities.

Scotties Give Back by the numbers:

  • 30,000 meals prepared
  • 3 tons of food sorted
  • 3 parks cleaned and maintained
  • 300 books donated
  • 86 blankets made
  • 5,500 diapers packaged
  • 387 art projects created
  • 50 school totes made
  • 700 clothing items sorted
  • 84 hygiene kits made
  • 30 trees planted
  • 3 city blocks cleaned
  • 1 house renovated
  • 81,189 people served

“Scotties Give Back was created to focus on all the good we can do for each other and celebrate the role that community plays in the mission of our college,” said President Elizabeth Kiss.  “Community engagement is one of the many ways we achieve our mission of educating students to ‘think deeply, live honorably, and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.’”

In 2015, Agnes Scott launched the SUMMIT program, which reinvents liberal arts education for the 21st century by preparing every student to be an effective change agent in a global society.

“We see this month-long commitment to community service as an extension of SUMMIT,” said Kim Vickers, senior director of alumnae relations and a member of the class of 1987.  “Agnes Scott alumnae are leaders wherever they are and they make a difference in their communities and the world.”

Let's focus on all the good we can do for each other and celebrate the role that community plays in the mission of our college.

Take a look at our Scotties Give Back video, and then scroll down for a full list of projects. For more information, contact Erin Zellmer, senior director of advancement communications, at 404.471.6405 or ezellmer@agnesscott.edu. For a downloadable version of the press release, click here.


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Projects in Metro Atlanta:

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Jennie Drake Park

Jennie Drake Park, Waterford Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Hosted by Gwen Smith Watson '11
For more information about this service organization, go to www.Jenniedrakepark.org.

Sweetwater Mission Food Pantry

6289 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Building 12-A, Austell, GA 30168
Hosted by Carla Eidson Pierce ’84
For more information about this service organization, go to www.sweetwatermission.org.

Habitat for Humanity

Hosted by the Gué Pardue Hudson Center for Leadership and Service
For more information about this service organization, go to www.atlantahabitat.org.

Blue Heron Nature Preserve

4055 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
Hosted by Amy Zvonar ’04
For more information about this service organization, go to www.bhnp.org.

International Community School

2418 Wood Trail Ln., Decatur, GA 30033
Hosted by Shawna Floyd ’11, Aalia Mujtaba ’99 and Rhina Fernandes Williams ’92
For more information about this service organization, go to www.icsgeorgia.org.

Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry

515 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030
Hosted by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter
For more information about this service organization, go to www.deamdecatur.org.

Stop Hunger Now

Hosted by the Gué Pardue Hudson Center for Leadership and Service
For more information about this service organization, go to http://www.stophungernow.org/

Literacy Action

100 Edgewood Ave. NE, Suite 650, Atlanta, GA 30303
Co-hosted by Jelena Crawford ’03 and Olivia Greene ’10
For more information about this service organization, go to www.literacyaction.org.

Buckhead Christian Ministry's THRIFTique

800 Miami Circle NE, Suite 160, Atlanta, GA 30324
Hosted by Laurie McBrayer Coleman ’83
For more information about this service organization, go to www.buckheadchristianministry.org.

 

Projects around the country (in alpha order by state):

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Downtown Rescue Mission - Huntsville, Alabama

1400 Evangel Dr., Huntsville, AL 35816
Hosted by Natalie Taylor Jones ’01
For more information about this service organization, go to www.downtownrescuemission.org.

Downtown Women's Center - Los Angeles, California

442 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Hosted by Nana Nimako ’16
For more information about this service organization, go to www.downtownwomenscenter.org.

Dustin Redd Playground - Denver, Colorado

Dustin Redd Playground in City Park, near Duck Lake
2001 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205
Hosted by Dale Derrick Rudolph ’71 and Leslie Buchanan New ’70
For more information about this service organization, go to www.denvergov.org.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters - Lakeland, Florida

Service site: Mitchell’s Coffee House
235 North Kentucky Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801
Hosted by Karena Sager Ginn ’94 and Tiffany Goodman Grant ’94
For more information about this service organization, go to www.bbbstampabay.org.

Sweetwater Mission Food Pantry - Austell, Georgia

6289 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Building 12-A, Austell, GA 30168
Hosted by Carla Eidson Pierce ’84
For more information about this service organization, go to www.sweetwatermission.org.

NAMI Walks Southwest Georgia - Moultrie, Georgia

Courthouse Square, 9 South Main St., Moultrie, GA 31768
Hosted by Jere Keenan Brands ’65 and Juby Fountain Phillips ’81
For more information about this service organization, go to www.namiwalks.org/southwestgeorgia.

Junior League's Diaper Bank - New Orleans, Louisiana

4319 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70115
Hosted by Courtenay Miller ’04, MAT ’06
For more information about this service organization, go to https://www.jlno.org/community/diaper-bank/.

HeARTwares - Baltimore, Maryland

3355 Keswick Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211
Hosted by Janet Short ’73 and Yalonda Rice ’00
For more information about this service organization, go to www.artwithaheart.net.

B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. Foundation - Las Vegas, Nevada

Service Site: TPC HR/Payroll Consultants
8989 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89147
Hosted by Lisa Sebotnick Durette ’95
For more information about this service organization, go to www.sherofoundation.org.

Loaves & Fishes - Charlotte, North Carolina

648-B Griffith Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217
Hosted by Abbey Kunckle He ’96 and Rashanna Kirkland Henderson ’98
For more information about this service organization, go to www.loavesandfishes.org.

Blankets for Refugees - Raleigh, North Carolina

Service Site: Westminster Presbyterian Church
301 E. Whitaker Mill Rd., Raleigh, NC 27608
Hosted by Lily Comer Keyes ’70

Lowcountry Food Bank - Charleston, South Carolina

2864 Azalea Dr., Charleston, SC 29405
Hosted by Danielle Nichols ’04 and Carrie Crosby Hodges ’04
For more information about this service organization, go to www.lowcountryfoodbank.org.

Creative Discovery Museum - Chattanooga, Tennessee

321 Chestnut St., Chattanooga, TN 37402
Hosted by Kirby Hager Johnson ’06 and Dawn Sloan Downes ’92
For more information about this service organization, go to www.cdmfun.org.

Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association - Memphis, Tennessee

Service Site: First Baptist Church
200 E. Parkway North, Memphis, TN 38104
Hosted by Linda Marks ’67
For more information about this service organization, visit www.facebook.com/FamilyPromiseofMemphis/ or http://familypromise.org/.

Hospital Hospitality House - Nashville, Tennessee

214 Reidhurst Ave., Nashville, TN 37203
Hosted by Katie Schroder ’04
For more information about this service organization, go to www.hhhnashville.org.

Paper for Water - Dallas, Texas

Service Site: Northpark Presbyterian Church
9555 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75231
Hosted by Deborah Watters Adams ’93 and Patricia Wooldridge ’93
For more information about this service organization, go to www.paperforwater.org.

Kids Against Hunger - Houston, Texas

4807 San Felipe, Houston, TX 77056
Hosted by Elizabeth Hanson Duerr ’58
For more information about this service organization, go to www.kidsagainsthunger.org.

Central Presbyterian Church - Bristol, Virginia

301 Euclid Ave., Bristol, Va.
Hosted by Ann Aichinger '85

Treehouse - Seattle, Washington

2100 24th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144
Hosted by Annie Chanpong Kuo ’99 and Katherine Anderson ’97
For more information about this service organization, go to www.treehouseforkids.org.