• School Crashers

    Georgia United 2017 School Crashers

Volunteer for Georgia United's School Crashers℠ on July 21 and 22

We need volunteers to help “crash” Canby Lane Elementary School this summer!

Join Georgia United in working alongside school and community volunteers to provide improvement projects like building and grounds renovations to enhance the learning environment for Canby Lane’s 740 students and 80 faculty and staff. 

Canby Lane Elementary, originally built in 1960, is in need of multiple facility improvements both inside and out. With a high homeless population, our goal this year will be to improve the overall look and feel of the school to help make students experience school and education in its highest form.

How to get involved:

  • Volunteer: Anyone who is interested is encouraged to volunteer, regardless of your skill level as we will need a lot of volunteers to work around the building and ground. If you have painting, landscaping or construction skills, please sign up to help– we need skilled crew leaders! Due to the scope of projects, young children are not encouraged to attend. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 
  • In-kind donation: We will need supplies like paint, equipment, landscaping plants. If you’d like to donate food or water for our volunteers – we would appreciate that as well.

  • Corporate donations: We need your support to fund extra school improvements including benches, landscaping supplies, etc.

If you or your community group would like to volunteer or supply materials for Georgia United’s School Crashers event for all or part of the day on Friday, July 21 and/or Saturday, July 22, please let us know!  Please complete our volunteer application or donor form by July 11.  

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View the slideshow below to see why Canby Elementary was chosen as the leading school!

Outside Arch Canby Elementary Outside Canby Basketball Court Canby Basketball Court 2 Canby Elementary Media Center Carpet Canby Elementary Media Center Carpet 2 Canby Elementary Media Center Carpet 3 Canby Elementary Lockers Bathroom Stalls Broken Water Fountain

Congratulations to All 2017 Georgia United School Crashers℠ Recipients

From over 300 nominations, seven lucky schools from across the state were selected to receive a school makeover project this summer:

 School  City  Makeover Request
Canby Lane Elementary Decatur Multiple facility improvements and new carpet
Eagle Woods Academy  Lithonia  Therapeutic Garden
Shiloh Middle School  Snellville Courtyard and classroom improvements
Colbert Elementary Colbert Facility and playground upgrades
East Laurens Primary East Dublin Playground enhancements
Fairington Elementary  Lithonia  Media center improvements and carpet replacement
Pleasant Grove Elementary  Dalton Technology upgrades and new carpet 

About the Program

Georgia United’s School Crashers℠ program is about the students and improving their learning environment. It’s a unique program that offers local schools the opportunity to apply for a facility “makeover.” The goal of the program is to bring communities together to support local schools and their school systems. Any accredited K-12 school in Georgia was eligible to submit a photo and a 250-word statement explaining why their school should receive a makeover. Watch the 2016 "Crash" of Oakcliff Elementary in Doraville here.          

Contact Georgia United’s Community Development Department at 770.476.6409 for any questions. Click here to download the complete School Crashers Rules and Regulations