The Done in a Day Committee completes one-day service projects for a variety of non-profit community agencies. Projects are within our current focus area of women and children's advocacy and are selected through an applications process with a total funding commitment of up to $12,000. Selected projects for 2012-2013 include:
Black Heritage Festival
This is a month-long celebration of African-American history, culture and contributions as it presents programs and activities in the areas of performing and visual arts for all ages. One of this year's festival focus was health and wellness. League volunteers assisted with setting up various activities in the three-phase health event as children made their way through each event--health and nutrition, hula hoop event, and dancercise event).
Empowering Parents and Children Today (EPACT)
This organization works to improve the socioeconomic conditions of families through the provision of evidence-based family support services and strong community collaboration. League volunteers assited particpants in developing resumes, cover letters, job applications, and mock-job interviews, and securing program evaluations.
Fresh Air Home
This organization offers a free camp for low income, high risk children from Chatham and surrounding areas at no cost. League volunteers provided an aesthetically pleasing environment as they assisted with caulking, scraping, and painting walls of facility.
Park Place Outreach
This organization services at-risk youth and their families, serves as a youth emergency shelter for youth who are homeless, runaways, or otherwise at risk. League volunteers assisted with the organizations inventory, organization of books and materials to supplement the library. Volunteers also shopped for the needed items the youth and their families.
This organization services inner city children by offering afterschool services and a summer camp. League volunteers provided an aesthetically pleasing environment by painting class room and work areas.
West Broad YMCA
This organization works to end generational poverty and serves communities including two public housing neighborhoods with over 500 children under age 18. League volunteers asisted with the Miracle on May Street event as they purchased items of greatest need, helped organize donations and purchases, and assisted parents with selection of items.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
This organization works to service the families of children in ith illnesses that are in the children’s hospital at Memorial. League volunteers assisted in stocking the Ronald McDonald Family room with necessary items for operating including pantry items, laundry supplies, toiletries, books, and activities for families in the common area.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)- Savannah Coastal Empire Section
This organization empowers women to succeed and advance in the area of engineering and to be recognized
for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. League volunteers assisted with various activities and registration the Society of Women Engineers Day in Savannah.
2013 FALL PROJECTS
Spring 2014 project application deadline is November 15, 2013.
If your organization is in need of assistance for a special event or program, please complete an application for DONE IN A DAY Projects.