Volunteer Efforts

Junk South cleaning up Whitehall Rd., Athens, GA for Adopt-A-Highway

The Adopt-A-Highway Program in Athens-Clarke County

Junk South proudly sponsors the Adopt-A-Highway program. Since 2011, Junk South has worked to keep Whitehall Mill Rd., Athens, GA trash free.

Adopt-A-Highway is a local litter prevention program sponsored by Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB) that works to involve community volunteers in local roadside clean-up efforts. The goal of the program is to reduce roadside litter in an effort to keep our community clean and beautiful. Community organizations and/or volunteers accept the responsibility of regular litter pickups on their “adopted” local roadway.

KACCB Bulb Planting

Junk South enjoys volunteering each year for daffodil bulb planting efforts for the on & off ramps on Loop 10.

KACCB raises funds to purchase daffodil bulbs and trees. So far KACCB has planted six Loop 10 ramps with a total of 133,000 daffodils bulbs and 80 crape myrtles trees.

A clean and aesthetically pleasing community is vital to our citizens and local economy. It impacts businesses, real estate, safety, and most importantly our sense of place. At Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB), one of their goals is to make certain that Athens continues to be a beautiful city where people are comfortable investing their time and money.

 

Junk South volunteers at the Georgia Square Mall for the Red Kettle Campaign

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Junk South participates in the annual Red Kettle Campaign.  The oldest annual charitable fundraiser of its kind in the United States, the campaign helps raise money for those who need it most in communities nationwide. The program provides toys for kids, coats for the homeless, food for the hungry and countless social service programs year-round. All the money raised in the Athens area stays in the area.

For information on how to sign up and volunteer, click here.

 

AAEF Can-a-Thon

Each December, Junk South volunteers with the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank to receive, unload and sort thousands of cans donated from Athens's schools for the annual Can-a-Thon. Volunteers are welcome. For more information, click here.

The Athens Area Emergency Food Bank, the first food bank in Athens, Georgia is a private, non-profit corporation founded in 1980 by a coalition of area churches, civic organizations, businesses and individuals.

The food bank, with the help of community volunteers and a dedicated board of directors, distributes food to more than 5,000 people annually.

Junk South volunteers w/ Athens Area Emergency Foodbank for annual Can-a-Thon
Donation to Local Charity

Support of Local Charities

Junk South believe in making a difference in Athens, GA - our hometown. Since 2011, Junk South has partnered with over 25 local charities, raising awareness and funding to support their missions. To this day, Junk South volunteers time and resources to help organizations that share our values and beliefs for a better Athens.

For a list of charitable organizations we work with, click here.