Commissioner Larry Johnson to Host Annual Day of Service

Dekalb County

DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson will host his annual day of service event, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.   

The Annual Day of Service is a day filled with opportunities for volunteers to give back to their community.  Each year Commissioner Johnson has partnered with different organizations to address the needs of the community.

“We are sharing hope in a big way!” said Commissioner Larry Johnson. “We look forward to this special time each year because people really show how we can come together and make a difference. This is demonstrated by partners and residents making sacrifices, giving, and serving during this season.”

This year’s day of service will start with a mobile turkey giveaway, in partnership with Women in NAACP of DeKalb Branch (11th year). The sponsors are HugLife Care, 100 Black Men of DeKalb, dReam Center, Lead Pastor William Murphy, Streetz 94.5, National Coalition of Black Women, Frontline Response, Mission Agape and Pastor Rodney Hurst of Cornerstone Ministries.

Residents will receive on a first-come, first-served basis turkeys, chicken, fresh produce, and coats will be available for Seniors. The first event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Gallery at South DeKalb Mall, 2801 Candler Rd., Decatur, Ga. 30034.

In addition, the annual 25th Tree of Love kickoff will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Walmart, 2427 Gresham Rd. SE, Atlanta, Ga. 30316. The Tree of Love is a celebration for the families of south DeKalb, where the community and organizations come together to sponsor children for the Christmas holidays to help ensure that each child can receive gifts during the holiday season.

The day of service will conclude with the Georgia Spartans annual Atlanta Turkey Classic from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Intergenerational Center at Exchange Park, 2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur, Ga. 30034.   

“We are here to serve, we are here to make a difference, and we want to make sure every family has what they need,” Commissioner Johnson said.

For more information, contact Commissioner Larry Johnson’s office at 404-371-2425 or visit