Georgia

Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection (DOOR) (Atlanta)

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Contact:
 DOOR Program National Office
 See listing for DOOR programs in entry under national office in Denver, Colorado. 
E-Mail:  DOOR@DOORnetwork.org 
Phone: 303.295.3667
Fax: 866.559.3248
Web site:
www.DOORnetwork.org

DOOR is an urban learning and service program.

Groups experience the city and learn about it through volunteering at a variety of community agencies already present in the community, including soup kitchens and homeless shelters.  Groups stay at facilities in the city, hear a local perspective on the city, use public transportation when available, interact with people of the city and reflect on their experiences.  

DOOR locations nationwide:  California (Hollywood/Los Angeles)Colorado (Denver),  Georgia (Atlanta)Illinois (Chicago)Florida (Miami) and Texas (San Antonio).

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Harvest of Hope (Tifton)

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 See listing for National Headquarters under Virginia.

Contact:  www.endhunger.org
Phone:  800.333.4597

Project/Focus:  Participants glean nutritious produce from farmers' fields and orchards after harvest.  This food, instead of being left behind to rot, is delivered to those in need through programs such as local food banks and soup kitchens.  Harvest of Hope is a national gleaning network.

Harvest of Hope regional offices are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and Tennessee.  The national office is located in Big Island, Virginia.

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 Fuller Center for Housing (Americus)


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Contact: Sharon Tarver, Registrar for U.S. Builds
               701 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
               Americus, GA  31917
E-Mail:     starver@fullercenter.org
Phone:     229.294.2900    *Fax:  229.924.2901
Website:  http://www.americus-sumterfullercenter.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/americussumterfch
Register on-line:  http://fullercenter.org/usbuildteams/register?q=student-builders/builder-teams/register

The Fuller Center for Housing faith-driven and Christ-centered, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people in need worldwide.

Projects/Focus: Building new and repairing existing homes working with families in need.  The exact projects will be determined close to group arrival and based upon the progress of previous accomplishments of our volunteers and available resources.

Educational/Advocacy Components: Each group will receive an orientation about the community they will be serving.  This will include a discussion about poverty housing in the area, and the economic benefit of our “hand up-not a handout” approach to charity and how this builds a Fund for Humanity recycling homeowner payments to serve other people in need in the community.  Churches  do mission work by empowering the people they serve.

Time:  Any time of the year.

Group Size:  2-20

Minimum Age: 14+ years.  Younger accepted with parent supervision.

Accommodations:  Local Churches - details vary from church to church.  Teams will prepare their own meals.

Cost:  $160 per person

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Fuller Center for Housing (Macon)


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Contact: Sharon Tarver, Registrar for U.S. Builds
               701 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
               Americus, GA  31917
E-Mail:     starver@fullercenter.org
Phone:     229.294.2900    *Fax:  229.924.2901
Websitehttp://fullercentermacon.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FCHMacon
Register on-line:  http://fullercenter.org/usbuildteams/register?q=student-builders/builder-teams/register

The Fuller Center for Housing faith-driven and Christ-centered, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people in need worldwide.

Projects/Focus: Building new and repairing existing homes working with families in need.  The exact projects will be determined close to group arrival and based upon the progress of previous accomplishments of our volunteers and available resources.

Educational/Advocacy Components: Each group will receive an orientation about the community they will be serving.  This will include a discussion about poverty housing in the area, and the economic benefit of our “hand up-not a handout” approach to charity and how this builds a Fund for Humanity recycling homeowner payments to serve other people in need in the community.  Churches  do mission work by empowering the people they serve.

Time:  All Year.  Work week:  Monday - Friday

Group Size:  5-20

Minimum Age: 14+ years.

Adult to Youth Ratio:  1:5

Accommodations:  Local Churches.  Two dinners will be provided during the week.  Team will prepare all other meals.

Cost:  $110 per person

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Fuller Center for Housing (Warwick

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Contact: Sharon Tarver, Registrar for U.S. Builds
               701 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
               Americus, GA  31917
E-Mail:     starver@fullercenter.org
Phone:     229.294.2900    *Fax:  229.924.2901
Website:  http://fullercenter.org/flintriver
Register on-line:  http://fullercenter.org/usbuildteams/register?q=student-builders/builder-teams/register

The Fuller Center for Housing faith-driven and Christ-centered, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people in need worldwide.

Projects/Focus: Building new and repairing existing homes working with families in need.  The exact projects will be determined close to group arrival and based upon the progress of previous accomplishments of our volunteers and available resources.

Educational/Advocacy Components: Each group will receive an orientation about the community they will be serving.  This will include a discussion about poverty housing in the area, and the economic benefit of our “hand up-not a handout” approach to charity and how this builds a Fund for Humanity recycling homeowner payments to serve other people in need in the community.  Churches  do mission work by empowering the people they serve.

Time:  All Year.  Work week:  Monday - Saturday

Group Size:  2-20 Teams will need to include volunteers with construction skills to assist with site supervision.  There is not a full-time construction supervisor in Warwick.

Minimum Age: 18+ years.

Accommodations:  Local Baptist camp with bunk houses or local churches.  Some lunches and dinners will be provided.  Team will prepare all other meals.

Cost:  $150 per person

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Koinonia Farm


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Contact: Hospitality Coordinator
              1324 GA Hwy 49 S
              Americus, GA  31719
E-Mail:  visit@koinoniafarm.org

Phone:  229.924.0391 ext. 12
Fax:  229.924.6504
Web Site:
http://www.koinoniafarm.org/

The Koinonia mission:  We are Christians "called to livie together" in intentional community sharing a life of prayer, work, study, service and fellowship.  We seek to embody peacemaking, sustainability, and radical sharing.  While honoring people of all backgrounds and faiths, we strive to demonstrate the way of Jesus as an alternative to materialism, militarism and racism.

Project/Focus:  Projects may include tending pecan and fruit orchards, trail and grounds maintenance, and assistance with summer youth camp.

Educational/Advocacy Components:  Groups join the activities of members of this intentional community.  Days consist of prayer, work, study and service.  There is a museum of Koinonia history and local African-American history on-site, as well as a small gift store.  Tours of the farm and grounds are available.  Koinonia is the birthplace of Habitat for Humanity and other social justice organizations.

Time:  Any time of year.  The earlier the group contacts the Coordinator, the greater chance there will be housing available for the group.

Group Size:  Up to 20 in Guest House, occasionally more if other visitor housing is vacant – please contact Coordinator to confirm.

Adult to Youth Ratio:  1:4 for primary; 1:8 or fewer for secondary.

Conditions:  Guest house has living space, bedrooms, shared bathroom and shared kitchen.  The guest house and dining room have been completely renovated.  Linens provided.  Camping is possible.  8 RV hookups and several smaller guest lodgings are available for small groups or families.  Weekday noon meals shared with community, other meals on your own.

Cost:  Suggested donations:  $65 per person per night with a $65 non-refundable deposit for each room.  This donation includes meals, a tour, and other community activities.
 

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Rev. Mary Schaller Blaufuss
Team Leader, Global Sharing of Resources
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216-736-3214
blaufusm@ucc.org