Toys For Tots Update

Hello Russ,
I thought I would follow up on the “call for volunteers” that you sent out on behalf of Toy’s 4 Tots at the Marietta collection center.
Following is a list of those who answered the call:
Past Commander William (Bill) Beaudin and his wife Lorri (Auxiliary Unit 29) volunteered several hours each on 12/14, 17 & 18.
Legionnaire David Thomas and his son Austin on 12/14 volunteered for several hours each.
Sandy Thompson (Auxiliary Unit 29) volunteered several hours per day from 12/17 through the 21st. She also volunteered on Christmas Eve along with a friend that she brought with her to help.
Jerrie Clark (Auxiliary Unit 29) put in several hours per day from 12/17 through the 20th. She brought a friend with her on the 17th also. 
Jackie Brodie (Auxiliary Unit 29) worked a few hours a day from 12/17 through the 21st.
Legionnaire Robert King volunteered for several hours on both the 20th & 21st. 
I (Auxiliary Unit 29 & member of ALR Post 29) volunteered for 70.5 hours. A couple of days early in November (8 hours). The remainder of my time (62.5 hours) was spread out between December 4th and the 24th.
Thank you to all who answered the call and put in the hours to help us complete the mission.


Olga T. Noel 

Auxiliary Unit 29

ALR Chaplain Post 29

Toys for Tots

Toy’s are coming in on a daily basis now. We are swamped with work to get them sorted for distribution. Please Help!

The address is:

829 Pickens Industrial Dr. Suite #8

Marietta , GA 30062

This is the Cobb county location and it is within 3 miles of American Legion Post 29.

Hours of operation are through 12/21:

M-F 12 PM to 4 PM 
Weekends 10 AM to 4 PM

If you have an hour or more available in your day, please contact Olga T Noel.

Olga has been sorting toys and most of the time she is the only one there doing this job. We need help to get it all done by 21 December. Thank you for your consideration. Be advised this is a warehouse type environment (i.e. cement floors, wear comfortable shoes, it can get cold with the shipping bays open to receive toys). If you are into “counting steps” you will get a whole lot in but the work is gratifying. 

If 1 or 2 people want to come help, they can just drop in. If 4 or more volunteer, please call to schedule a slot. Too many at a time gets to be chaotic and counterproductive. 

Volunteers for Shepherd’s Men Clay Shoot

Thanks for your interest. We have numerous people interested in volunteering for this event. See below for more details.

The Clay Shoot is Friday October 5th. The location is Barnsely Gardens Resort in Adairsville, GA. It is about a 45 minute drive from Marietta. The program begins at 8AM and will last until lunchtime or a bit later. If you stay until the end (not required), you’ll likely be back in Marietta between 3PM and 4PM.

What we need: Volunteers to operate Clay Target stations. No experience is necessary, we can teach you what to do in about 10 minutes. The target stations are remote operated. Volunteers will simply push buttons and help the shooters keep score. We will provide all volunteers with hearing protection, eye protection, breakfast, snacks, and lunch. You may wish to bring a portable chair if you get uncomfortable standing for long periods. Volunteers should dress in casual clothes (jeans, shorts, comfortable shoes).

Once we get confirmations of those who plan to attend, we will help coordinate car pooling from Post 29.