Opportunities to Serve



Did you know that Georgia Tech's motto is "Progress & Service"? The Institute puts these words into action, starting with FASET orientation!  Throughout the summer, Student Engagement is hosting a collection drive to benefit the Atlanta Mission, one of our neighboring community partners.

All families and students are encouraged to participate at their FASET session by bringing one of the items listed below to donate. The project will culminate with an on-campus service event on Friday, August 18 where incoming students will volunteer along-side upper class students, faculty, and staff to package donated goods and assemble Critical Needs Kits for delivery to the Atlanta Mission. This packaging event is a great way to get connected! We hope to see you there.

ADS has specifically requested the following items to fulfill the shelter’s most pressing needs in August:

  • Shampoo (travel size)
  • Conditioner (travel size)
  • Lotion (travel size)
  • Bar soap / Body wash (travel size)
  • Liquid Hand Soap (with pump dispenser)
  • Hand Sanitizer (large container)
  • Band aids
  • Toilet Paper  
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Art Supplies (i.e. construction paper, glue, pipe cleaners, tape, etc)
  • Ziploc Bags (Quart Size)

Collection bins are located in the Student Center (2nd floor entrance near Under the Couch), Student Center Commons (1st floor near the Peachtree Room), and in the Smithgall Student Services ("Flag") Building (1st floor near Suite 141 and 2nd floor near the top of the stairs). During FASET sessions, bins will also be located at the FASET Check-in table and FASET Help Desk. Faculty and staff are also encouraged to donate items throughout the summer and join the packaging event on August 18th.

The Atlanta Mission is the city's largest and longest-running provider of services to men, women, and children who are homeless. Established in 1938, Atlanta Mission provides emergency shelter, temporary shelter, recovery programming, job attainment and transitional housing from more than 1,000 men, women and children daily. Atlanta Mission has five facilities in Metro Atlanta. Your donation makes a difference!

For more information, contact Sarah Perkins, Assistant Director of Civic Engagement at sarah.perkins@gatech.edu or 404-894-1197.