Dragon Con Superheroes
We are pleased to announce that the Dragon Con Superheroes, a community service project team for our members, volunteers, and staff will continue in 2017. In its first three years, the Dragon Con Superheroes contributed nearly 1900 hours of community service in the months leading up to Dragon Con. Projects included packing and sorting food items for the Atlanta Community Food Bank, maintaining trails at Sweetwater Creek State Park, working the Walk to End Lupus Now, building community gardens with the ACFB, supporting the Lymphoma Walk, cleaning and spreading mulch in Piedmont Park, and a school supplies drive and backpack packing event with For the Kid in All of Us. In all, about 250 Dragon Con fans and their family members worked on these nine projects. We are looking forward to even more participation this year.
In celebration of our Superheroes’ contributions to the community, we will again host an exclusive celebration during the 2017 convention. Additionally, all Dragon Con Superheroes participating in this year’s projects will receive a free Superheroes t-shirt designed by the talented Daren Bader.
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Thanks to all the Dragon Con Superheroes who came out to make the Clean Up Day at Piedmont Park a huge success! We would also like to thank the Piedmont Park Conservancy for all of their support. Over 55 volunteers came out to help spread the love that is Dragon Con, as well as 3 truck loads of mulch, and picked up a heaping 10 bags of trash. Please check out the photo gallery below for some insight into the great work the Superheroes did as well as how much fun was had by all! If you want to be a Dragon Con Superhero and join in the fun, please read more about us on this page. We would love to have you!
Piedmont Park Conservancy is the nonprofit organization working with the City of Atlanta for the preservation of historic Piedmont Park. Since their inception in 1989, the Conservancy has successfully restored the historic portion of Piedmont Park. The Conservancy has raised and invested more than $60 million for park beautification, maintenance/security, programs, and also includes a 53-acre expansion of green space. The Piedmont Park Conservancy has successfully transformed the once dilapidated Park into the most visited in green space in Atlanta. The Conservancy currently manages more than 90 percent of the Park’s daily maintenance care and security.
After the massive success of ours school supply drive last year, we have decided to do another donation drive and are working with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to collect toys, crafts, and games for the patients of their three hospitals. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is a non-profit medical organization that is 100 percent committed to kids. Each hospitals is fully equipped to diagnose, treat, and support children and teens up to age 21. Every member of their team has just one focus—help kids and teens get better faster, so they can go home sooner.
Although spending time in the hospital can be difficult for children and their families, special toys and activities can make their hospital experience less stressful can help them cope and adjust to illness and hospitalization. For these patient care facilities, most donations are given around the holidays, but when July comes around, their closet runs bare. will be collecting donations at all of our Director and Volunteer Meetings throughout the year, as well as, accepting donations through our office at PO Box 16459 Atlanta, GA 30321-0459. The CHOA team has requested that we specifically focus on the teenagers and young adults from 13-21, as this group is the most under-donated age-range. Their wish list includes craft kits, coloring books, Lego sets, $10 gift cards, board games, movies, and more (full list included below).
We will still accept donations for the other ages as well. We ask for donations to be brand new and to not be gift wrapped. Thank you in helping us make a difference in the lives of the patients and their families of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Adolescents and young adults (13-21 years)
Craft kits, Advanced coloring books, Advanced lego kits, Ear buds and headphones, $10 Gift cards (iTunes, Target, Wal-Mart), Loom bracelet kits with extra rubber bands, Large sized fleece blankets, Jenga, Playing cards (UNO, regular cards), Board games (Scattegories, Rummikub, Monopoly, LIFE), Picture frames for decorating, Sharpies, Decorative duct tape, Fine-tip paint brushes, Canvases, Hair accessories, Bath n’ Body works products, Footballs, Basketballs, Soccer balls, Pro and College sports gear, Journals, Nail polish, Phone chargers (iPhone, Samsung), New release DVDs, Nintendo 2DS or 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox ONE - games and remotes for all game consoles, Unisex clothing (t-shirts, pants, pajamas) and Batteries.