Tire Roundup is scheduled! 4/15/2017
This year the Tire Roundup will be on Saturday, April 15, 2017!!
It’s one of our favorite days of the year…..Tire Roundup!! For those of you that don’t know, one day a year for Earth Day, volunteers pick up old tires and take them to ChaRM, located at 1110 Hill St. in Grant Park. This is free and is made possible by our Councilperson Natalyn Archibong and East Atlanta volunteers.
Tires will be accepted for free at CHaRM on that day from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a tire/tires that needs to be picked up or if you see a tire/tires on the street or in a vacant lot.
We will either pick up on that day before 12:00 p.m. or make arrangements and a trusty volunteer will pick the tire/tires up ahead of time. This is for East Atlanta only (see map below). You can also drop your tire/tires off at CHaRM yourself just tell them you live in East Atlanta. Other neighborhoods will be having similar events so check them out.
We are making a huge dent in the abandoned tires. In the past we have collected thousands, yes thousands of tires in just 4 hours. Last year there were only about 50!! More information will be available for this day from Natalyn’s office so stay tuned. Also, if you would like to volunteer on that day, please let me know.
AND FYI...the City of Atlanta does not pick up tires so please do not put them on the curb expecting sanitation to pick them up. Not going to happen. Except for this one day a year, you have to do the responsible thing and depose of them by taking them to CHaRM (the first 2 tires are always free) or pay a tire shop a small fee to take them.
East Atlanta's original block party is back for 2019! Come meet your neighbors, bring some food for the potluck, and enjoy the unique culture of East Atlanta. May Ave neighbors will be providing a taco bar for your gustatory amazement. This program is supported in part by the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs. A City of Atlanta grant to your East Atlanta Community Association provides funding for this event.
East Atlanta Security Patrol (EASP) is increasing patrols in East Atlanta for the summer months and would like to extend a special offer to new members. Join before May 24 and your membership will begin in time for extra patrols during the Memorial Day holiday. That’s over 1 month of free membership! EASP employs off-duty Zone Six police officers to perform additional patrols within the East Atlanta community. All patrol officers are armed, in uniform, with full arrest powers.
It’s time to clean out your closets and get rid of your unwanted shoes while making a Global Impact! The Maynard Jackson High School PTSA is collecting gently worn shoes in all sizes for a Shoe Drive where they will earn money per pound collected and shoes will be distributed to developing nations. Find a drop off location or schedule a shoe pick up today.
Neighbor in Need is partnering with ASW Distillery for our first Whiskey Giveback event hosted on April 18th where a percentage of all alcohol and ASW product sales will be donated to Neighbor in Need East Atlanta! Get into the "spirit" of charity and sample some fine Atlanta whiskeys at ASW Distillery while supporting long-term, low-income neighbors in EAV.
You are invited to attend EACA’s March meeting on Tuesday, April 9 at 7pm. During the meeting attendees can hear updates from EACA committees, hear about the latest development projects, details on neighborhood events, and members will vote on land use, zoning, and alcohol license applications.
Buy local at EAV’s Community Farmers market happening every Thursday evening starting on April 11. Enjoy activities for the kids, live music, chef demonstrations and ATL's freshest veggies, fruits, bread, eggs and more at the farmers market. Will we see you there?
EACA is excited to host another fun meet & greet at the Burgess-Peterson Academy’s orchard birthday party taking place this Friday, April 12. The Georgia Organics event officially at 3:30pm with a free fruit tree class led by Ranger Robby. EACA will be providing free mocktails using herbs grown in the BPA Garden for a 5 pm to 7 pm ‘happy hour’ and there will be activities for all age levels; including a mural painting and seed-bomb making for the kiddos, a community potluck, and of course, birthday cake.
Hop into the Spring season with the annual East Atlanta Easter Egg Hunt & Festival hosted by East Atlanta Kids Club on Saturday, April 13 from 10am - 12:30pm at Brownwood Park. This is a fun community-wide event for kids of all ages with the egg hunt, egg decorating, crafts, games, and lots of sweet treats! Many ways to help, either as a volunteer or make a monetary donation.
East Atlanta Kids Club is offering a Sci-Tech Fun & Fitness Camp at Brownwood Park in East Atlanta which offers hands-on activities including science experiments, technology and robotics, arts and crafts, music and beat making, and cooking and healthy eating to campers aged 7 to 14. Learn more about this fun camp option.
Join EACA Parks and Greenspace Committee on Saturday, April 6, as we continue our partnership with Trees Atlanta's 2019 Greenspace Guardians to rescue Brownwood Park's forest form the grip of non-native invasive weeds and restore native shrubs and wildflowers.