Ride SkyView Atlanta and Do Good

SkyView Atlanta rides on Oct. 18 will help veterans living in Vine City fix up their home


Take in one of the best views of the city from a Ferris wheel gondola rising nearly 20-stories-high and do some good while you're at it. Ride the new SkyView Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park on Fri., Oct. 18, and $2 of every ticket will go toward CL's current Do Good Campaign. To mark those funds for the Do Good project, be sure to bring the SkyView/DoGood ad located in the current issue of Creative Loafing or wear something green, that'll work, too. (Hey, we don't make the rules, we just follow 'em.)

We are approaching Week 3 of fundraising for our fall Do Good Campaign, a project to help beautify a veterans community in Vine City, but we still have a ways to go to reach our $2,500 goal. But reach it we must to get a matching donation from the generous folks at the Home Depot Foundation. The current round of fundraising is for a landscape project to benefit disabled servicemen and women living at Quest Veterans Village in Vine City. Funds will go toward lumber, concrete, picnic benches, flowers, and other plantings - all the pieces we need to create a pleasant outdoor seating area, something the residents long for and the facility currently lacks.

If you can't head Downtown next week for the ride on SkyView Atlanta - which CL readers picked as "Best New Thing About Atlanta" in our Best Of issue - check out the story of these deserving war veterans who are rebuilding their lives in one of Atlanta's most challenged neighborhoods but also among its most historic. The community is the one-time home of some of our greatest civil rights activists, including Martin Luther King Jr.

We'll be announcing more events and a volunteer day in the coming weeks. CL's Do Good fundraising ends on October 26. Until then, help us spread the word. Like Do Good ATL on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and, please, donate now!

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