Despite the stress, fatigue, mandatory clean-ups, and damage
(thankfully, for the most part, minimal in our community) of a major hurricane plowing through 10 days earlier, our non-profit partners and volunteers rallied and united for the 15th Annual HOTC Day on October 20, 2018. Click image for map of project sites
1350+ volunteers showed up and showed out at 65 different project sites benefiting 41 different non-profit and community agencies throughout Thomas County, not just on that one Saturday, but also during the week leading up to it, making it officially our first HOTC Day WEEK. We are always proud of our community, but even more so during this difficult time when people basically said, “We’re good. Life is good. Let’s get out and do the good things we’re supposed to…because we are fortunate enough to be able to do so.”
We are truly one community with one mission – do good! Click image for full-size view
Thank you to everyone who supported and participated in this amazing day of service – volunteers, non-profit partners, donors,and sponsors – especially our Presenting Sponsor
Ashley HomeStore! We couldn’t have asked for a better 15th anniversary present.
Scroll down to view pictures from the big day. You’ll also find more on our
Facebook and Instagram pages. Thank you to our photographers: Jesica Patton Photography, Rosalie Millere, and Summerhill Creative. You are welcome to share pictures for personal, non-commercial use. Thank You For Being A Community Of Volunteers!
Crossfit @ Birdsong Nature Center Making lots of cards for soldiers Family volunteering fun Main Street Sweep Rotary cleaning up Vashti TCMS Merit at Big Oak Playing Bingo @ Legacy Village Delta Sigma Theta Post storm clean up All smiles here Thank you Public Works for all your help The Connection Vashti volunteers Enjoying Dog World hot dogs TU Mens Soccer at Sunrise Y volunteers making dog toys Manna Drop Manna Drop City of Thomasville project site If you didn’t hear them sing, you missed out! Crafts for a Cause in Meigs Salvation Army Cutting patterns @ Crafts for a Cause Painting @ Landmarks Beautifying the Admin Office Proud volunteers Cub Scout Pack 316 Thanks PepsiCo Sewing items for cancer patients Mitchell Young Anderson Museum volunteers Making items @ You’re Maker TCMS Merit @ Rivers Alive TCMS Merit @ Red Cross Holidays for Heroes Cleaning up Vashti Making cards for soldiers @ Library Manna Drop Moving boards @ Birdsong Thomasville Landmarks Mr. Ken Armstrong, Veteran Guest Speaker Manna Drop Boys & Girls Club KTCB Rivers Alive Crafts for a Cause TU Men’s Soccer @ Sunrise JSL @ YMCA Child Care Packing boxes @ Manna Drop Salvation Army TCMS Merit @ Dog Park All smiles Thomasville Crossfit Garden fun Laying pine straw TU Mens Soccer at Sunrise Virtuous Girls making cards New Hire Solutions B’nai Hebrew Cemetery Lowe’s Heroes @ Mission House Project Backyard Birdsong Nature Center Cleaning up @ Camp Pineywoods TU Mens Baseball in Metcalfe Post storm clean up @ Camp Pineywoods Boys & Girls Club volunteers Boys & Girls Club Birdsong Nature Center Crafts for a Cause Rotary @ Vashti TCMS Merit @ Second Harvest Lowe’s Heroes @ Mission House Painting @ Landmarks KTCB volunteers Cleaning the gardens @ Legacy Village Virtuous Girls Cleaning up @ Recycling Center Painting the MYA Museum Second Harvest Hands On volunteers MYA Museum Cub Scouts Birdsong Nature Center Thomasville Landmarks Getting it done @ Birdsong St. Luke @ Homeless Hookup TCMS Merit @ Second Harvest Thomasville Crossfit KTCB Rivers Alive JSL @ Downtown Bulbs Boys & Girls Club Crafts for a Cause More pine straw High five St. Luke ladies Crafts for a Cause TU Men’s Soccer Project Backyard Lowe’s Heroes @ Mission House New Hire Solutions Making lots of cards for soldiers TU Men’s Soccer @ Sunrise Cub Scout Pack 316 @ Camp Pineywoods Camellia Gardens MYA Museum Lowe’s Heroes @ Mission House TCMS Merit FMBC Mission House Post storm clean up Connection volunteers @ Legacy Village Cutting patterns New Hire Solutions Vashti TJ Maxx @ Hands & Hearts for Horses TU Men’s Soccer @ Sunrise Relaxing @ Cherokee Lake Look at these young volunteers Second Harvest Family fun @ Celebration Luncheon Granada Garden Club Lowe’s Heroes @ Mission House Homeless Hookup mat B’nai Hebrew Cemetery Brookwood FCA @ B’nai Hebrew Cemetery MYA Museum Second Harvest Connection @ Legacy Village Chainsaw work Volunteering is fun Thomasville Landmarks Hey yall! Mr. Armstrong speaking to volunteers @ Library Crafts for a Cause Celebration Luncheon @ Cherokee Lake TCMS Merit Archbold @ Manna Drop DST helping with t-shirts Deliciousness from Dog World Moving furniture @ Boys & Girls Club Cleaning the rails @ Legacy Village TCCHS Chorale Picking up litter @ Dog Park Thomasville Crossfit Face painting @ Luncheon Packing disaster relief boxes Y volunteers making dog toys TCMS Merit students TU Men’s Soccer @ Sunrise Crafts for a Cause @ You’re Maker Thomasville Crossfit TCS Peer Leadership @ Main Street Sweep Cleaning the Recycling Center sign Thrive @ Camellia Gardens Cleaning windows @ Boys & Girls Club Frontier Girls Project Backyard 2018 HOTC tshirt Legacy Village Volunteering is fun Never to young to help paint Beautifying the Admin building Lowe’s Heroes @ Mission House Pampering @ Camellia Gardens Organizing Boys & Girls Club Thank you Dog World Washing the bus Dog Park Girl Scouts @ Manna Drop Proud of thier hard work Lost Creek Forest Thomasville Landmarks Keep Thomas County Beautiful Caldwell & Langford Junior Service League @ CNS Packing boxes @ Manna Drop Lowe’s Heroes @ Mission House Face painting fun Look at the dog toys made by JSL & YMCA volunteers Happy 15th! Connection @ Legacy VIllage Face painting @ Luncheon Love our Sponsors! Second Harvest Virtuous Girls stuffing pillows MYA Museum Pampering @ Camellia Gardens Salvation Army Thrive @ Camellia Gardens TU Mens Baseball in Metcalfe Just a few of the items made by Virtuous Girls JSL @ YMCA Child Care Rotary @ Vashti C.H.A.R.T. volunteers New Hire Solutions @ Recycling Center Vashti Working hard Face Painting @ Celebration Luncheon Boys & Girls Club Project Backyard DST @ Celebration Luncheon MYA Museum Making plarn @ Homeless Hookup DST Girl Scout getting her face painted Connection Humane Society volunteers @ Luncheon Dog Park Archbold & Girl Scouts @ Manna Drop TCMS Merit DST Volunteers @ Amphitheater TU Men’s Soccer @ Sunrise TCCHS Choral Dept. Organizing @ Boys & Girls Club Dog World Manna Drop Dog World delights CCH Construction @ First Methodist Church 2018 HOTC Day banner Rotarians at work