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.
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As EACA’s Neighbor in Need (NIN) program continues to grow, so does the need for new volunteers to assist with the program initiatives. If you are passionate about helping others and giving back to the community, you may be interested in NIN’s new volunteer roles in the areas of Corporate Responsibility, Marketing and Communications, and Safety. Want to learn more about the NIN mission and how you can help, let’s talk!
You are invited to attend EACA’s February meeting on Tuesday, February 12 at 7pm. During the meeting attendees can hear updates from EACA committees, meet the new Zone 6 APD Assistant Commander, hear about the latest development projects, details on neighborhood events, and members will vote on land use, zoning, and alcohol license applications.
Are you a business owner in East Atlanta? A team is working to re-establish East Atlanta’s Business Association (EABA), and all community business owners (home based or brick-and-mortar) are invited to participate in an upcoming development meeting on February 28.
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.
Want to learn more about city zoning and variance applications pending in East Atlanta? View applications on the NPU google drive and and make your voice heard at an upcoming EACA or NPU-W meeting.
Join EACA Parks and Greenspace Committee on Saturday, February 2nd, 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.
Do you have an idea for a community event or an idea on how residents could connect more thoughtfully? Join EACA Community Outreach Chair, Brenda Holley for a virtual meeting on January 29th to share your ideas and connect with others on the topic.
Natalyn Archibong, district 5 Council Member recaps the accomplishments from 2018 in her newsletter.
Only one week left to complete the grant application process before January 31, 2019. The East Atlanta Strut will award 20 - $1000 grants this year. Do you know of an organization that could benefit or put these funds to good use?