HOTC Day 2017 Recap & Pics

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What a difference a day can make! On HOTC Day 2017, we are proud to report that a record 1551¬† volunteers selflessly devoted their Saturday morning to various local efforts including¬† feeding the hungry with Second Harvest, picking up litter with KTCB, beautifying public and historic spaces with the City of Thomasville and Thomasville Landmarks, brightening someone’s day through crafts and conversation at Sunrise Group Homes, and simply lending a hand where there was a need. (You’ll find lots and lots of pictures below, and more still to come.)

“Looking around town and seeing all the improvements gives a great sense of community…” – HOTC Day Volunteer

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Individuals, families, businesses, schools, clubs and civic organizations banded together to make good things happen at 71 project sites benefiting 38 different local non-profit and community agencies including Birdsong Nature Center, One Blood, MNW Boys & Girls Club, City of Thomasville, Community Outreach Training Center, Crafts For A Cause, Friends of Lost Creek Forest, Butterfly Garden, First Option Care, Granada Garden Club, Habitat For Humanity, Halcyon Home, Hands & Hearts For Horses, The Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society, Keep Thomas County Beautiful, Rivers Alive, Lives Without Limits, Downtown Main Street, Metcalfe Heritage Society, Metcalfe Community Association, Miss Kitty Feline Sanctuary, Nepenthic/Androcles Society, Pavo Civic Club, Ronald McDonald House, Red Cross, Rescue Mission, Second Harvest, Sunrise Community, Thomas County Schools, The Treehouse, The Walk Building 229, Thomas Grady Service Center, Thomasville Fire Rescue, Thomasville Landmarks, TOSAC, United Way, and The Vashti Center. (You’ll find lots and lots of pictures below, and more still to come.)

“Our assigned volunteer team leader helped organize this entire event to the one hundredth degree. We were able to complete all of our prospective projects. Overall it was better and more positive than I could have imagined!” – HOTC Day Agency Leader

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Although the participation of both non-profits and volunteers is impressive for a community of any size, this day is about more than just numbers. It is bigger than just one person, one non-profit, one cause, one volunteer, a free t-shirt or lunch (both of which were provided to volunteers as as a thank you). This day is about coming together as neighbors and friends to do good as a community. Well done Thomas County!

“My students worked hard and seemed to enjoy the time together. I told them that this work helps to give them ownership in their city. They could feel good about walking down the city streets; knowing that they had a part in keeping it clean and beautiful.”
– HOTC Day Volunteer Team Leader

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You will find lots and lots of pictures from HOTC Day below (we will keep posting pics as we receive them), as well as on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

A very special thank you to our HOTC Day Presenting Sponsor Ashley HomeStore, as well as all of our sponsors, donors, non-profit partners, and volunteers who make this day happen. You make our community great!

Photography compliments of Hillary Gaultney, Jesica Patton Photography, and Jay Flowers. Images are available for download for personal use only, please. Hands On Thomas County Copyright 2017.