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This Weekend is The Empty Stocking Fund’s Annual JROTC Drive

This Weekend is The Empty Stocking Fund’s Annual JROTC Drive

More than 2,500 JROTC cadets from 30 metro Atlanta high schools
to participate in fundraising effort.

On Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th, more than 2,500 cadets representing 30 metro Atlanta high schools’ JROTC programs will take to the street to raise awareness of and contributions for The Empty Stocking Fund, an Atlanta-based, Atlanta-serving non-profit organization that provides gifts to more than 50,000 metro area children living in poverty each year. 

“The JROTC Drive is important in several ways,” said Manda Hunt, executive director of The Empty Stocking Fund.  “In addition to increasing visibility and raising contributions for our cause, it encourages students to get involved in their communities by helping others and, in return, hopefully gives them a sense of pride in their contributions.  This is a very important fundraising campaign for a grassroots organization

East Point NORC's, November Calendar. Cooking demonstrations and more...

East Point NORC's, November Calendar. Cooking demonstrations and more...

I would like to first thank everyone who came out  to Oz Pizza the other day to support the East Point NORC and East Point First Mallalieu UMC Coat Drive and Fundraiser. We had such a marvelous time and wish you could have been there. If you still have new or gently used coats, scarves, hats and gloves you are welcome to drop them off at the NORC Office located inside the HJC Bowden Senior Center 2885 Church Street, East Point, GA 30344.

NORC is still in need of one more location in East Point to host FREE aerobic dance classes, twice a month, for seniors. There must be a minimum of 15 seniors present. Please call the NORC Office at 404.762.2094 for more information.

Attached is the November Calendar along with flyers for most of the events.

Fulton County Youth Commissioners Kickoff "Can-Paign to Fight Hunger"

Fulton County Youth Commissioners Kickoff "Can-Paign to Fight Hunger"

Fulton County Youth Commissioners will kick off the “Can-Paign to Fight Hunger” on Monday, November 14, 2011, with a can collection competition among six Fulton County High Schools and four businesses.  They want to reach a goal to deliver 30 barrels of canned food to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  The filled barrels would feed 8,550 people (285 people per barrel) in need of nutritious food.

The deadline to fill the 30 barrels is December 16.  Those organizations that collect the most cans will receive H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everyday) Awards.  Cans will be counted at every drop-off location to determine the winning organizations.  In 2010, Youth Commissioners collected, 5,700 cans to feed families, shelters and non-profit organizations registered with the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Veterans Day: Boys & Girls Clubs of America Marks 20 Years of Serving Children of U.S. Military

Worldwide Programs Now Serving 460,000 Youth in 15 Countries

 

For 20 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (www.bgca.org) has been providing the children of American military families’ vital services and programs – wherever they are stationed around the world.  Since 1991, children have had access to on-base Youth Centers that offer the same guidance and proven programs - focusing on academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy living - provided by traditional Boys & Girls Clubs across the United States.

 

“Children of military families face more than the usual challenges of growing up, from moving and re-establishing friendships every few years to worrying about family members who have been deployed,” says Terrill Wicks, vice president, Military Services & International Projects for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 

 

Big Boi Holds Halloween Charity at Music Studio

Big Boi Holds Halloween Charity at Music Studio
Antwan "Big Boi" Patton of the group Outkast, is hosting a Halloween event to benefit his charity for children, Big Kidz Foundation on October 29. The foundation benefits goal is to, "create socially-conscious youth through the arts". The various programs at Big Kidz allow children to travel, get mentors, gain entrepenurial skills and develop their artistic talents.    The event is called, "Eyes Wide Shut" and will be held at Stankonia Studios in Atlanta and will begin at 8pm. The price of admission costs $40 in advance, $50 at the door and includes complimentary food, cocktails with the party's sponsor Crown Royal and a costume contest. There will also be a special surprise performance during the event. To purchase tickets, visit: http://www.bigkidzfoundation.org/

BEST SPOTS: Trick or Treating

BEST SPOTS: Trick or Treating

ATLATNTA – I’m sure we all remember the days Halloween and Trick-or-Treating was more of a sport than a spectacle. And when everyone wanted to know in which neighborhood you could find king-sized Snicker bars or full-sized bags of M&M’s. Well, according to a survey conducted by Zillow, not much has changed.

Clayton County Hosts Halloween Happenings

Clayton County Hosts Halloween Happenings

Jonesboro, Ga. — From frighteningly fun festivities to family-friendly activities, Clayton County serves as the perfect fall getaway to enjoy the spirit of Halloween.