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Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Pebble Tossers is a youth development nonprofit with a mission to empower and equip youth to lead through service.

Results: Since its founding in 2008, Pebble Tossers has grown into the premier youth development nonprofit in Atlanta enabling youth to lead through service. By partnering with 60+ vetted nonprofit partners across Metro Atlanta, Pebble Tossers creates pathways for youth to engage in volunteerism in order to create real change in their communities and to develop leadership skills. In the first 12 years since its founding, Pebble Tossers has engaged youth in over 49,000 volunteer service hours and mobilized 19,800 volunteers in Metro Atlanta.

Target demographics: youth, teens, and families make a difference with local nonprofits.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1500 members

Geographic areas served: Metro Atlanta

Programs: Leadership Development opportunities through weekly Community Service Projects, Online Volunteer Matching, Online Civic Transcript Recording, Urgent Needs Monitoring

Community Stories

91 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you're looking for a great source for service projects, Pebble Tossers is the place! Their seemingly endless list of opportunities will fit any size and schedule. Volunteering is a perfect way to serve your community, and Pebble Tossers makes it a breeze. Sign up with them and help improve yourself and your corner of our world!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers is really an incredible organization for youths as well as the community as a whole. It serves as an excellent search engine, creator, and implementer for all things community service related. I've had the privilege of volunteering with them on several occasions and the entire experience from the organization in which they run their service projects to the positive environment they cultivate through their infectious optimistic attitudes is top-notch. The Atlanta area is a better place for having this nonprofit working within its communities.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers has been instrumental in giving my family access to service projects. It has helped my wife and I raise children that appreciate the importance of "service for others" being a part of their life. It's a well run organization and there is a nice variety of project opportunities. Atlanta is lucky to have Pebble Tossers.

Donor

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers helped my organization create a way we could give back to the community during the holiday season. They made it easy for us to participate while making a meaningful impact.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our family loves the projects that Pebble Tossers offers. We can pick areas to help that we each care about. It’s so easy to sign up.

Terri Senoff J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This was my first volunteer experience with Pebble Tossers, and I was impressed with the organization before during and after the event. I came from W-Underdogs but will definitely share PebbleTosser’s Mission.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

So many opportunities for the whole family to volunteer in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. I found out about so many community programs through volunteering with them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for Pebble Tossers for over a year now and I absolutely love it. It is so great how you can choose to volunteer around your own schedule and their platform is so easy to use and they have so many volunteering opportunities that cover a wide variety, whether that be from spending time with seniors to cleaning up trash outside and improving the environment. I highly recommend joining.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers is an all-inclusive nonprofit organization that helps people all over metro Atlanta. The organize their own service opportunities and also bring volunteers to other organizations already doing service. In addition to service, they also have a program to help teens become better leaders within their communities. I am a part of said program and together we are hoping to organize our own service project to become more involved and do things that we are passionate about.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family has volunteered with Pebble Tossers for many different projects. We like being able to help in different areas and introducing our kids to new parts of the city. All the projects are well organized and the staff is helpful and friendly.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers Inc is an amazing organization. They continue to help kids find their passion for service. Giving is a gift in itself, and Pebble Tossers supports so many youths for nonprofit funs, food drives, helping the elderly, clean up projects. Thank you Pebble Tossers for supporting and recognizing our kids!

Donor

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers is a great non-profit whose mission and work help encourage kids and teens to be there best selves!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best way to get connected and giving back to society is through volunteering. Thanks Pebble Tossers for keeping all opportunities organized and easy to find. Great team led by Jen Guynn, Founding Executive Director.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known Jen Guynn, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Pebble Tossers for over 17 years and have followed and volunteered with Pebble Tossers since its founding in 2008. Pebble Tossers is an amazing non-profit organization with an incredible mission statement. I had the great privileged of interning with them over summer 2019 and loved every second of it. I was able to work and serve in my community along side some of the nicest people I have ever met. I have seen the positive impact Pebble Tossers brings to our community and how it impacts not only the people they serve but the volunteers that take part in the service. Overall, Pebble Tossers is an incredible organization and our community has greatly benefited from it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first started volunteering when my kids were younger because Pebble Tossers had fun projects that they could attend. My kids are in high school now and have come to love volunteering, especially with the senior projects. Thanks Pebble Tossers!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love that Pebble Tossers offers service learning opportunities to families and children! I have loved going to the beltline and seeing the impact I make on the environment while there. It is also fun to work with others who have the same passion to serve too.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I struggled to find opportunities for my young daughter to serve our community. She wasn't old enough for most projects and it was difficult to find volunteer opportunities that resonated with our family. Until I found Pebble Tossers. PT makes it easy to find age-appropriate activities in a variety of cause areas all over town. And, it consistently encourages a service mentality for my daughter. I highly recommend a membership!!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers provides greater Atlanta with amazing service opportunities! All of the service projects are unique and span several cause areas. This allows volunteers to try out different places and/or causes and identify what they enjoy most.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Excellent opportunities for families to give back to the broader community together!

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a great group of people doing a fantastic job identifying service opportunities and connecting them to like minded volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers makes it so easy to find a service project that you can become passionate about.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you need help finding service projects for yourself, family or group - look no further -Pebble Tossers works with service organizations throughout the Atlanta area. They can help you find a project that is perfect for you. They do all of the hard work for you and make it so easy to get involved. I love that they are youth driven. The last project I volunteered for included kids of all ages as well as adults. My high school son loved participating in the run and teaching others about disaster recovery. Thanks Pebble Tossers!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers has a great service calendar filled with fun opportunities to get kids and families involved in our community. They are all about making service fun and accessible which is something so important!

1 Dawn A.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The volunteer work that we do with Agape on Sundays has been such a great life-lesson for both of us!
We see that only a few circumstances can change your life. Thank you for letting us be of service!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a non-profit, Pebble Tossers keeps a great listing of volunteer opportunities so that you can access all available dates for needed opportunities. It also makes sure that the volunteer opportunities are not "sketchy," unsafe for your children or yourselves, so that you can volunteer without unease.

Lisa Clayton V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers is a great way to put kids in touch with service projects. My son and I have really enjoyed how easy this organization makes it to give back to the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

We have served two ministries through Pebble Tossers. Our family periodically assists with the Sunday breakfast sponsored by Agape Way. We last helped on Father's Day and my husband distributed gently used clothing and new shoes to many of the participants. I have attached two photos from that day.

We have also participated in activities with the seniors at A.G. Rhodes. We helped with playing bingo and passed out snacks. After the game was over it was simply nice to talk with the residents and get to know them.

ashleighpoff

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers is such an impactful and passionate org. They have SO MANY opportunities for kids and families to connect with different cause areas. Their projects are always well organized and fun. I'm so thankful to find a nonprofit like this to volunteer with and help my son grow to have a lifelong love of service!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers has helped my child and I enjoy volunteering together. The impact we've made makes my heart sing. What a great organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers has helped connect our family with service opportunities we wouldn't have otheriwse found. Pebble Tossers' projects have been meaningful and impactful, helping our kids use their talents to serve others. We are so thankful for this wonderful organization!

Advisor

Rating: 5

I've worked with this nonprofit and love the spirit behind it!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Pebble Tossers is such a great organization and a wonderful partner. We often hear from volunteers that it's very difficult to find service opportunities for children. Pebble Tossers fills the much-needed role of coordinating volunteer events specifically for young people, creating meaningful learning experiences for their participants. They are an ongoing volunteer group with us, helping to maintain a public outdoor amenity. They are one of our most dedicated and consistent partners, and we can count on them to self-organize their own events and host other youth volunteer groups when we can't accommodate them. I highly recommend volunteering or partnering with the Pebble Tossers!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am writing to express the gratitude of the Big Trees Board for all hard work put forth by the Pebble Tossers volunteers. Big Trees is such a special place – a hidden gem to be sure. We cater to the intersection of nature and nurture, where a walk in the woods can truly calm the mind and sooth the spirit.

We are grateful to John Ripley Forbes, who created Big Trees for the express purpose of providing a passive nature preserve for the community. Mr. Forbes entered into a public private partnership with Fulton County to protect Big Trees from development. However, we are not a city park and therefore receive limited financial support from the city of Sandy Springs. That is why Pebble Tossers provides what we absolutely need the most….volunteers!

The fruit of your labors are everywhere……the entrance beds have been weeded and look fabulous. The lower trails have been mulched and groomed and look extraordinary. The split rail fence has been repaired and once again sets a charming tone. All of this took many, many hours and we so appreciate your efforts. Each and every volunteer makes a difference, and your cumulative contributions have done so much to make Big Trees shine. So on behalf of the Big Trees Board, and on behalf of all who come to enjoy Big Trees every day, we salute the mission and vision of Pebble Tossers, and thank you for being a big part of what keeps Big Trees beautiful and special!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've had the pleasure of working with Jen (and her team) on some business development, brand strategy, and marketing+comms planning over these past few months. I have also served as a volunteer a couple of times through the Pebble Tossers organization. I could say an infinite number of great things about the organization, as well as Jen. Jen is an amazing leader who has started this organization with the full intention to reshape and redefine what youth development means within the nonprofit sector. Their mission focuses on youth development and creating a heart for service within youth. The way they do their work and their largely connected network of non-profit partners is unparalleled. Truly. Volunteering through the organization was a great (and very seamless) experience as well. I would recommend Pebble Tossers, and Jen, to anyone ... anywhere. It has been a privilege and honor to be a part of some very exciting new announcements and changes coming later this year!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Our family enjoys the Pebble Tosser projects. Always good instructions and nice people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers is an incredible organizations that helps set up an easy way to give back to the community. If you want to give back and don't know where to start Pebble tosser is the place to go! Everyone involved is always in such high spirits. They truly just want to help out the community and make a difference in a positive way.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a great experience with this organization. Every board member with whom I interacted with was very friendly and helpful to make my time served that much better. I helped with the set up of a charity event as well as completed an administrative spreadsheet to aid people with information on how and where to donate their unwanted items. I highly recommend this organization to anyone looking to volunteer and better the community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of the best Nonprofits in Atlanta. Pebble Tossers coordinates volunteer experiences for families, teens, & schools. If you have tried to volunteer and been frustrated with orientations and paperwork- use Pebble Tossers! This is your fast pass to amazing volunteer experiences!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers is such an amazing organization for such a great cause. It's really helped schools around Atlanta incorporate service into their curriculum.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have done multiple service projects with Pebble Tossers and all of them have made me see the good in people. While doing these projects, I also see Christ through the people I with with and for.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I loved working with Pebble Tossers. It was an eye opening experience with great people willing to serve. Through this nonprofit I had opportunities to help feed the homeless and help provide for an event that benefited a young man with cancer. I learned a lot about myself and my community through Pebble Tossers and I will always be grateful to this non profit organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our family has been working with the Pebble Tossers Team for over four years and they are by far the best run and most compassionate group of people you will ever work with. As parents, we wanted our kids to grow up understanding that we all need to get involved in making our community a better place for everyone and what better way to do that than volunteering. Pebble Tossers always has fun family friendly ways for all of us to get involved and the kids always leave asking when we can volunteer again.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers is one of my favorite non profits. They offer opportunities for kids to volunteer in the community. I've always loved volunteering but once I became a mom I had a hard time finding a place that I could volunteer with my daughter. I've worked with Jen and pebble tossers several times. They are wonderful communicators and all of our volunteer opportunities have been positive experiences for the kids, parents, and people we were serving. I'm so glad my daughter's teacher connected me to pebble tossers and I highly recommend working with them.

T H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome time! Kids & seniors alike had a fun time!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers is a great organization that allows our daughter and family to volunteer for many outstanding and worthy projects. All the folks I have meet with and through Pebble Tossers has been, professional, friendly and simply amazing.

1 Lauren133

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every time we do a project as a family my boys (ages 9 and 12) ask when we can do the next one. They love that they get to pick what interests them and I love how easy it is to get involved. Pebble Tossers allows me and my family to help others in a fun and rewarding way.
Lauren Black

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you Pebble Tossers for making volunteering so fun and easy for my son! He really enjoyed helping out at the PT run and the Packaged Good store. It's so nice to have this resource to help us find great ways to complete his school service hours. Thanks for all you do!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have tremendous respect and appreciation for Pebble Tossers and the way they help families invest in giving to and serving others. It is an privilege to support such an incredible organization that helps build a culture of service and generosity.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

on OCT 16 we visited with seniors and did a pumpkin activity with them. the organizers we're friendly and explained what to do and not do well. I learned a lot about caring with this experience. We learned about what went on here in Atlanta back in the day that I never knew.
Excellent experience for me and the kids.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

No need to search for family friendly volunteer opportunities! Pebble Tossers does all the legwork. My oldest is now graduating from college and still remembers the great options he had to give back to the community with Pebble Tossers.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

PebbleTossers is a great organization!!
Mentoring, Caring and teaching young children about giving and service.
I believe in developing young minds and especially young minds who will become our future with philanthropic abilities to create better communities for the future! Very easy to get on board and get involved! The whole family can give together. PebbleTossers is an awesome idea contributing to all.
Dr. Catherine Franklin

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

They have a lot of projects my high school kids can get involved with. They need service hours for school and sometimes it's hard to find charities who will allow kids under 16. Thanks Pebble Tossers!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love how easy it is to find projects for my kids. Pebble Tossers has fun activities, but they actually mean something!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our Girl Scout troop volunteers with this organization several times a year. They offer a Great volunteer experience to all ages.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our students at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School have not been exposed to the idea of service to others like in most Catholic, college prep schools. Pebble Tossers generously donated their time and expertise to help us develop our first Service Day. As a Jesuit school we foster the idea of 'men and women for others'. We could not have done that without Jen Guynn and Pebble Tossers. This is a great resource for any school and I would highly recommend partnering with them!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am the Director of Children's Programming at a non profit downtown and Pebble Tossers volunteered at our big Back to School Bash. We handed out over 460 back packs to kids at the shelter and in the community and the event was a huge success. The Pebble Tossers have helped for two years in a row now and they are absolutely wonderful. The volunteers came in with a helpful and positive attitude and worked hard for the entire event. The even worked hard to help breakdown the even and clean when a few other volunteer groups had already left. I would highly recommend working with them. They are wonderful.

1 Christopher44

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers has been a fantastic organiztion for my community. I am an Activities & Volunteer Coordinator in Buckhead for an Assisted Living Community and Pebble Tossers reached out to offer opportunities for our residents to interact with children. They have been phenomenal in thier service. They have showed up in droves with awesome kids that have a friendly and giving spirit. They bring all thier own supplies and I couldn't be any more pleased! Can't wait to have them back!

1 Shelley13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers made it so easy for me to help my 6 year old engage in service to others. They made arrangements for us to interact with senior citizens at an assisted living facility. My son and I were able to talk to the residents, help them make a patriotic craft, and serve them a snack of cookies and lemonade. The team from Pebble Tossers were amazing. They had all of the craft supplies and gave clear instructions for us. It was fantastic.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers is a unique non profit organization that serves as a vital link between our communities that need assistance and support, to youth and their families that are looking for ways to give back to their communities. The organization has quickly grown in membership over a very short time, indicating a great demand in the Atlanta area for an avenue for volunteers to learn more about volunteer opportunities in their communities. What better way to show our youth how easy and effective it can be to give back to those around you.

Lara Long

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Pebble Tossers is a great organization that helps families connect with charities in their community. The website makes it easy for parents to find fun, free and safe charity opportunities. By investing in our youth today, teaching our children about giving and serving...we are creating a better tomorrow.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I needed to complete some service hours and didn't have much spare time between work and school. Pebble Tossers, and Jen Guynn worked with me so I was able to get it done! I also learned a lot about homelessness and child abuse in the process which really opened my eyes. All the research that I have done makes me want to volunteer more, on my own time. Overall, an awesome experience!

2 Linda262

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter needed some serice hours and
we found Pebble Tossers to be an incredible
resource.
Also, Jen Guynn was exceptional helpful with some
technical issues we were having with the website.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with Pebble Tossers for the Arthritis Foundation and it was a great experience! Not only was it a good way to help the community, but it was also a fun way to spend my day! The event was well organized and drew people of all ages. If someone is looking for a way to help and volunteer Pebble Tossers is the way to go!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have volunteered with Pebble Tossers several times. It is a very family friendly organization and a wonderful way to spend family time and teaching your children what it means to be a good citizen of the community. It also allows my girls to go online and find community service opportunities that they see a need for and also ones that they have a strong interest in helping. Thanks Pebble Tossers!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Goodmorning Jen-

Pebbletossers are the best!!

I'm writing to thank your wonderful daughter and her volleyball friends for their generous
time and energy this past Saturday at our Arthritis Walk.

Our 2014 Walk to Cure Arthritis was a huge success. Please let them know that we couldn't have done it without them. Volunteers are the backbone of all our community events!!

Many thanks from the entire Arthritis Foundation staff.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My son volunteered with Pebble Tossers this weekend to visit with the elderly. This experience for him was wonderful. The staff kept the afternoon moving along by being well prepared and organized and offered suggestions to him on ways to engage the elderly in conversations. We look forward to participating in more Pebble Tossers service projects.