Events

Click on each link to learn more or to register as a volunteer at our events.

Backpack Packing Night

Volunteers will stuff backpacks with all of the donated school supplies to be given out at The Factory Church Back to School Bash

 

Wednesday, July 20

Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

Location: The Factory Church, Woodstock GA 

Summer Food Drive

Collect canned goods/non-perishables from your community during the month of July and then gather to sort items and decorate food boxes for local food pantries. 

 

Thursday, July 21

Time: 2:00-4:00 PM

Location: Hillside UMC Church, Woodstock GA 

Kid Biz Expo

Assist at the local Kid Biz Expo vendor market where young people showcase their business products.

 

Sunday, July 24

Time: 12:00-6:00 PM (Choose from two-3hr. shifts)

Location: Downtown Woodstock, GA 

Canton Farmer’s Market LEMONADE STAND AGAINST CANCER

Volunteers will manage our SmileUp! Lemonade Stand Against Cancer during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

 

Saturday, September 3

Saturday, September 17

Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Brown Park, 251 E Marietta Street/151 Elizabeth Street, Canton GA

YMCA Day of Service 

SmileUp! volunteers will partner with the G. Cecil Pruett YMCA to make no sew blankets for our local homeless population & decorate tote bags for The Children’s Haven foster families.

 

Friday, September 9

Time: 5:00 – 7:30 PM

Location: G. Cecil Pruett YMCA – 151 Waleska Street, Canton GA 30114

Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up

The Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up (GLAC) is a yearly event held in the fall to clean up the beautiful Lake Allatoona.

 

Saturday, October 1

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Cherokee Outdoor Family YMCA, Woodstock GA 

Happy Garden Maintenance

Volunteer/Group is responsible for the entire month, tending our SmileUp! Happy garden once a week.  Will pull & spray weeds, water plants, and prune bushes.

 

November 2022 – November 2023

Location: G. Cecil Pruett YMCA – 151 Waleska Street, Canton GA 30114  

Operation Candy Grab

Collect leftover Halloween candy for our military and their families.

November 1-6

Children’s Haven Christmas Decorating

Volunteers will decorate The Children’s Haven for Christmas!

 

November 2022 

Location: 1083 Marietta Hwy, Canton, GA 30114  


I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”

MAYA ANGELOU