As part of the Hands On Atlanta Day Oct. 2, volunteers will be focusing on beautifying the Sarah Smith Elementary School’s primary campus, at 370 Old Ivy Road in north Buckhead for this year’s “Do Something Good” project.

Representatives of the school encourage volunteers to participate in the Hands On Atlanta Day activities, which include working on service projects throughout the city that benefit local neighborhoods. Last year, 120 volunteers participated in the Sarah Smith school project.

This year’s co-chairs, Maureen Santoli and Britton McLeod, hope to get even more volunteers to show up at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 2 at the flagpole in front of the school to receive assignments. Youngsters are welcome to participate if supervised by an adult and can earn service hours for their participation. The work will end at 12:30 p.m.

Santoni and McLeod are also asking for people to let them borrow tools to make Do Something Good a success. Items needed the most include: shovels, metal rakes, tree pole pruners, hedge sheers, leaf rakes, bulb planters, small tarps, plastic grocery bags, sledge hammers, pruning saws, weed cutters and work gloves.

Those willing to lend a hand or lend tools should contact McLeod ( or Santoli (