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National AmeriCorps Week 2011/Atlanta Alums Service Project
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5/14/2011
When: 5/14/2011
9:00 AM
Where: The Global Soap Project
6901 Peachtree Industrial Blvd,
Suite D
Norcross, Georgia  30360
United States
Contact: Renee Dubois


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National AmeriCorps Week 2011

Alums & Friends:

Come out and join the Metro Atlanta AmeriCorps Alums Chapter for a morning of service with the Global Soap Project.

The Global Soap Project recovers and recycles soap from American hotels and facilitates a process by which it is sanitized, melted and remolded into new bars, then distributed to refugee camps in Africa. In 2010, GSP collected over 50 tons of soap that would have ended up in the landfills, produced 30,000 new bars of soap, and distributed bars to Kenya, Uganda, St. Lucia, Swaziland, Haiti, and Ghana.

**There are limited spaces, so you must register!

Date:  Saturday May 14, 2011

Time:  9am-1pm

Address: 
6901 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Suite D Norcross, GA 30360

Volunteer Duties: 


Volunteers are needed to:

• Sort the soap donations from hotels and take inventory
• Inspect and clean the previously used soap of any hair or other particles; get rid of any bad soap
• Cut bars of soap from the reprocessed soap created by the machine
• Put soap in boxes and move boxes to storage area of warehouse
• Break down and set up boxes as needed
• Help keep the warehouse neat and tidy
• As needed, drive to hotels in the metropolitan Atlanta area to pick up donated soap, and/or drive to local grocery stores to pick up donated cardboard boxes

Requirements: Volunteers must sign a waiver to participate. This project may involve some heavy lifting and/or using a blade for cutting soap (only those 18 and over can participate in cutting soap). Make sure you wear clothing that can get dirty, closed-toe shoes, and a warm jacket in the winter as the warehouse is not heated.  Volunteers must be at least 12 years old with adult supervision to work in the warehouse and 18 years old to drive.  Those driving must show proof of a driver’s license and automobile insurance.  

This project is not accessible for wheelchair users and because of the strong soap scent, may not be appropriate for those with chronic respiratory conditions.  Volunteer shifts are either 9:00am-1:00pm Please plan to stay for the duration of your shift

If you have any questions, please email rdubois@americorps.gov

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