2019 In review

Fri, January 24, 2020 10:47 AM | Sue Lorincz (Administrator)

WOW!!! We had 615 total volunteer hours and we raised $22,385 for different charities throughout 2019. This is so amazing and this is such a great group of loving and humble people. Here is a full detailed discription of each event. I'm excited to see what 2020 brings us. Phins UP


Open Hand Atlanta – Meal Packaging

February 24, 2019

Open Hand was founded in 1988 by Michael Edwards-Pruitt, who rounded up his neighbors to help cook and deliver meals to 14 friends dying from AIDS who were too sick to cook for themselves. They expanded their mission to include those with non-HIV related critical illnesses, the disabled, and the homebound elderly in 2000. Open Hand prepares, packs and delivers nearly 5,000 meals on a daily basis. They are one of the largest community-based providers of home-delivered meals and nutrition services in the United States.

Members: 14

Volunteer Hours: 56

Activity: Packed almost 1,000 meals 

Name of Charity:  Open Hand Atlanta

National Address: 181 Armour Drive, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324

Phone Number:   404-872-8089

Website: https://openhandatlanta.org/


Chattahoochee Riverkeeper – Sweep The Hooch

April 6, 2019

Sweep the Hooch is an annual day of service to the Chattahoochee River watershed mobilizing volunteers on foot, in waders, or kayak/canoe paddlers to remove trash at locations throughout the watershed. Sweep the Hooch brings people together to give back to the mighty river that gives us so much.  Over 8 years this event has removed more than 57 TONS of trash with the assistance of more than 3,500 volunteers.

Members: 10

Volunteer Hours: 50

Funds Raised: N/A

Name of Charity:  Chattahoochee Riverkeeper 

National Address: 916 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. NW Atlanta, GA 30318

Phone Number:   404-352-9828

Website: https://chattahoochee.org/


Atlanta Community Food Bank -- Atlanta Parrot Head Club Pre-Concert Tailgate Party

April 25, 2019

Every year, The Atlanta Community Food Bank works with more than 600 nonprofit partners—including food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers—to distribute over 60 million meals to more than 755,000 people in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. They are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.  

Members: 52

Volunteer Hours: 88

Funds Raised: $250

Donations: 327 lbs. of food

Name of Charity:  Atlanta Community Food Bank

National Address: 732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd., NW Atlanta, GA 30318

Phone Number:   404-892-9822

Website:https://acfb.org/


Paint Georgia Pink – The Man Olympics

April 27, 2019

The Man Olympics is a grown-up field day held annually. This year it benefitted the Gwinnett Medical Center's Breast Health Center.  Participants competed in events such as Football Toss, Putt-Putt, Horse Shoes, Ladder Ball, Basketball Free Throws and Corn Hole! In past years there have been additional events including a Man vs Food Wing-Eating Contest and a Spirit Wear Competition because "Real Men Wear Pink"! The Atlanta Parrot Head Club partners with community volunteers to make this event happen.

Members: 2

Volunteer Hours: 15

Funds Raised: $10,000

Name of Charity:  Paint Georgia Pink

National Address: 2372 High Forest Court Suite B Duluth, GA  30096

Phone Number:   404-352-9828

Website: https://www.paintgeorgiapink.org/home.html

Swim Across America-Atlanta -- Atlanta Parrot Head Club 30th Anniversary Party

July 12-14, 2019

Every 15 minutes, 50 Americans are diagnosed with cancer. This is a sobering reality. But, the good news is that every year millions of Americans are beating cancer through advancements in treatments. Swim Across America, the official charity for swimmers, exists to raise money for our network of doctors and researchers who are the pioneers developing new cures and treatments to this dreaded disease. Michael Phelps and over 100 Olympians support SAA. SAA—Atlanta funds benefit the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The leukemia research project, led by Dr. Douglas Graham and his clinical research team, supports children as well as adults by hosting Phase 1 leukemia clinical trials at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

Members: 10

Volunteer Hours: 200

Funds Raised: $7,000

Name of Charity:  Swim Across America-Atlanta

National Address: P.O. Box 1078,Tucker, GA 30085

Phone Number:   (980) 265-1276

Website: https://www.swimacrossamerica.org


Swim Across America-Atlanta -- Atlanta Open Water Swim

September 28 2019

Every 15 minutes, 50 Americans are diagnosed with cancer. This is a sobering reality. But, the good news is that every year millions of Americans are beating cancer through advancements in treatments. Swim Across America, the official charity for swimmers, exists to raise money for our network of doctors and researchers who are the pioneers developing new cures and treatments to this dreaded disease. Michael Phelps and over 100 Olympians support SAA. SAA—Atlanta funds benefit the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The leukemia research project, led by Dr. Douglas Graham and his clinical research team, supports children as well as adults by hosting Phase 1 leukemia clinical trials at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

Members: 8

Volunteer Hours: 48

Funds Raised: See above

Name of Charity:  Swim Across America-Atlanta

National Address: P.O. Box 1078,Tucker, GA 30085

Phone Number:   (980) 265-1276

Website: https://www.swimacrossamerica.org


Alzheimer's Association– 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's

September 28, 2019

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Members: 10

Volunteer Hours: 50

Funds Raised: $3,135

Name of Charity:  Alzheimer’s Association

National Address: 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601

Phone Number:   404-728-6049

Website: www.act.alz.org


APHC Thanksgiving Celebration

November 16, 2019


45 club members gathered to celebrate friendship and kick off the holiday season. Music was provided by Reggie Starrett and turkeys were fried by Joel Oats and Everett Glover. Funds were raised for a local charity Good Mews. Good Mews is one of the few virtually cage-free, no-kill cat shelters in the state of Georgia and the first in the metro Atlanta area. Since 1988, Good Mews has placed over 9,000 cats in permanent homes. They receive no government support, relying solely on donations of time, service and money from our supporters, the public and area businesses. Good Mews is home to approximately 100 residents at any given time, with another 30 to 40 cats in foster care or our HALO program, which allows cats with severe and/or chronic medicals needs to find homes with Good Mews continuing to provide the medical care related to that condition. They have an average adoption rate of 450 cats per year.


Members: 45

Volunteer Hours: 48

Funds Raised: $600

Name of Charity: Good Mews Animal Foundation

Address: 3805 Robinson Rd Marietta, GA 30068

Phone number:770-499-2287

Contact person: Elizabeth Finch

Web site: www.goodmews.org3805 Robinson Road
Marietta, GA 30068

Toys For Tots – Atlanta Parrot Head Club Christmas Party

December 7, 2019

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.


Members: 50

Volunteer Hours: 60

Funds Raised: $1,400

Donations: 150 toys

Name of Charity:  North Atlanta Toys For Tots

Address: 3072 Biltmore Woods Dr. Buford, GA 30519

Phone Number:   678-887-5179

Website: https://northatlanta.toysfortots.org



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