LBC in the Community
We are servant leaders in our community, and we take responsibility for the impact that our actions have on each other and on the environment. See below for a few ways we give back.
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Supporting Our Neighbors: LBC Staff Visits Aluma Farm
Aluma Farm is located in Southwest Atlanta along the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail within walking distance of LBC. The 3.8 acre site on which the farm sits was once home to two industrial manufacturing facilities. LBC's Staff recently visited the farm to learn about their farming methods and tour the shed structure that was designed by Lord Aeck Sargent and constructed by SKANSKA. LBC materials incorporated into the project include reclaimed lumber used for seed tray frames, vinyl window shade pieces used as plant markers and cherry louvered doors and cypress siding reclaimed by LBC’s deconstruction staff.
Supporting Fellow Nonprofits:
Bearings Bike Shop
LBC's staff took a field trip down the Atlanta BeltLine to get to know our nonprofit neighbor, Bearings Bike Shop. Bearings is a youth development organization where kids in Atlanta can earn and maintain a bicycle while developing the skills and character essential to success in adulthood. Although the prospect of earning a bike is what draws kids to the program, the excitement of learning new skills and being a part of a community keeps them returning, week after week. They exist to engage kids in meaningful, hands-on youth development activities.
During our visit, we started planning on how we can volunteer our time and provide resources to help complete several projects at their facility.
Providing Skills & Materials:
Covenant House Volunteer Build
LBC staff created a donor recognition wall to recognize the donors for the Opening Doors fundraising campaign for Covenant House Georgia. The wall is constructed of reclaimed wood including various doors that we repurposed through this project. The wood species used include heart pine, mahogany, cherry, walnut, maple, cypress and oak, and these materials were saved via deconstruction projects executed in the Atlanta area. The individual wood pieces highlight different unique elements of the doors that they came from, including: hinge sets, tenons, dowels, doorknobs and strike plates, along with the color and character of the trees they came from. The unique wood elements are pieced together in a pattern based on the thickness of a door, fitting together to create a unified piece.