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The major projects that will change West End forever

Change in the form of new restaurants and nightlife is afoot for the Historic West End, and it will never be quite the same.

In May, long-proposed efforts to make this pocket of southwest Atlanta a community improvement district and the boost economic development became a reality with approval from the Atlanta City Council, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The inaugural meeting of the newly-formed community improvement district met in July.

RELATED: Why the West End is one of Atlanta's rising stars

CIDs are tax districts and, with this creation of a new one for the Historic West End, property taxes will be raised. Allocated money will be used for several things: adding more green space into the community, hiring police officers and making sidewalks more pedestrian and bike-friendly.

Eyes have been on this often-overlooked community, known for being in close proximity to the Atlanta University Center, in recent months. Redfin dubbed West End as one of the hottest neighborhoods in Atlanta. With current developments in the works, and one already completed, the Historic West End is undergoing true transformation. Projects include:

Lean Draft House

One of the first businesses to make its debut along the Westside Trail, Lean Draft House opened for business on June 16. Lean Draft House, located on Hopkins Street directly across from Gordon White Park, is a pub and features 20 local craft beers on tap and a taco-centric menu along with nachos, elote and yuca fries. This pub, with motorcycle-themed decorations, sits at the zero mile mark of the Westside Trail.

Lee + White Development 

An abandoned industrial property will see new life in the West End. The development project, dubbed as Lee + White, came as a Stream Realty acquirement of the 23-acre site. Plans are to transform the 460,000-square-foot building into a food- and beverage-focused destination in southwest Atlanta. A minimal retail aspect is planned as well.

The nucleus of Lee + White will be a biergarten with local craft beer breweries taking advantage of all the acreage. Decatur's Wild Heaven Beer, Westside's Monday Night Brewing and ASW Distillery are slated to be a part of the Lee + White development. The ASW distillery will be a 10,000-square-foot barrelhouse sandwiched between Wild Heaven Beer and Monday Night Brewing.

Westside Trail 

If the success and development of the Eastside Trail of The Beltline is any predictor, the Westside Trail is in for unprecedented growth as well. The Lee + White Development is along the trail itself but doesn't represent all that is planned. Westside Trail is a 3-mile corridor extending from University Avenue in Adair Park to Lena Avenue in Washington Park.

RELATED: Tours provide early views of Atlanta Beltline’s Westside Trail

Initially, plans were for the trail to be open summer 2017, but construction is still in progress and the area is closed to the general public. On the Atlanta Beltline Facebook page last week, Beltline officials said that "the final concrete had been poured" and a dedication could be coming as soon as September. No definite notes, however, on when the 3-mile strip intended for bicycle and pedestrian traffic featuring 14 access points will be open for public use and access.

For more of whats going on in West End Atlanta, check out AccessAtlanta’s West End event page.

HOSEA Helps: Thank You!

THANK YOU for your support Metro Atlanta!  With your help we raised over $43,000 for Hosea Helps!

  

For over four decades, Hosea Helps resided at 1035 Donnelly Avenue in Southwest Atlanta. As of July 1, 2017, Hosea Helps will be homeless, and their lease will not be renewed, so they need a NEW HOME. The funds from this campaign will go toward purchasing a new warehouse, moving expenses and closing costs.

You can still help!  Right now, you can donate at gofundme.com/4Hosea   

 

Imagine what Atlanta would be without Hosea Helps:  
  • 15,000 Georgia seniors would not receive hot meals 
  • 121 families will go homeless 
  • 2,000 children would not have school supplies or toys for Christmas 
  • 2,800 families would not have vital health screenings and preventative health care services 
  • 21,000 families would be without nutritious food 
  • 2,000 orphans in Uganda would be without food and housing 
  • 700 children in our school in the Philippines would lose access to education K-12. 
  • Countless number of homeless citizens would freeze in the winter along with hundreds of seniors would not have heat 
  • 9,000 volunteers would lose the opportunity to give back to the greater Atlanta community    

Hosea Helps needs to raise $600,000 to help with PURCHASING, MOVING & CLOSING COSTS. The new location will be larger allowing them to expand their outreach programs and continue their mission - helping people in need. They need your help to continue their work, so please donate and share this link with your friends so they can make a difference too!  

Hosea Helps is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization - donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. All donations will be used solely for the purchase, moving expenses and costing cost for the new warehouse.  

Kiss Cares

KISS 104 cares for the community.  It's our mission to share and utilize news and public affairs information from local resources, organizations and the public.  Our goal is to communicate regularly with listeners like you about local events and public affaris that are important to our community.  If you have an event or information you would like to share with the community please contact us.  We welcome submissions and participation from everyone.

About Rev. Dr. James Orange

Rev. Dr. James Edward OrangeThe Man…The Activist...The Leader

We decided to give you a glimpse of the man that we call husband, dad, grandfather, brother, uncle…Leader.He began his career as an activist after attending a mass meeting with the Rev. James Bevel, in his native, Birmingham, Alabama. He became known for his singing and how he was able to inspire the young people of Birmingham to participate in the movement for social justice. As a result, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hired him as the first field staffer for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).

He organized and assisted in organizing marches and demonstrations throughout the South. Some of his most notable marches and demonstrations include: The March on Washington (1963); His near lynching which led to the prelude of “Bloody Sunday” and later the Voter’s Right Act of 1965; Resurrection City, and Poor People’s Campaign(1968).

He was at the bottom of the stairs at the Lorraine Motel with Rev. Andrew Young when the shots of April 4, 1968 rang out.

His commitment to the movement and the philosophy of Dr. King allowed him to take those same principles with him when he began to work for Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union in 1977. He found that the Labor Movement allowed him to use the philosophy of the Civil Rights Movement. He then went on to work with UNITE and later retired from AFL-CIO. After retiring he was able to pursue his causes and interests at leisure while living in Oakland City.When Mrs. Coretta Scott King founded the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change and began the celebration to commemorate Dr. King’s birthday, Dad was the person to organize the Commemorative March and also provided marshalling for all of the events. The King Week Celebrations started long before the National Holiday; and so was the birth of The March Committee.

Further, since his passion has always been voting, Dad always had his family and friends involved in various political campaigns from Atlanta to South Africa. One such campaign was the 1981 Atlanta mayor’s race when Andrew Young was elected Mayor. Dad recruited and mobilized hundreds of students from the University Center and other colleges throughout the metro area the “Blue Crew” was born.

Both the Blue Crew and the March Committee have given birth to many Chiefs of Police and Fire Department personnel, City Councilmembers, Mayors, Preachers, reformed gang bangers, activists, organizers and just better people along the way.

While on his trip to South Africa he met and became fast friends with a South African activist, S’bu Ndebele. This relationship led to introducing the Africa African American Renaissance Festival to The March Committee. We don’t have the printing capabilities to list the various other organizations that Dad is affiliated with; however the two (2) that were dear to his heart are: S.C.L.C/W. O. M. E. N, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia and the National Voting Rights Museum in Selma Alabama.

As you read this, it is important to know that our father was a family man. In 1974 our family proudly bought our first home on Westmont Road in the Oakland City neighborhood of Southwest Atlanta. Our family still resides there and continues to keep his legacy of alive even after his sudden death in 2008. How do we want Dad to be remembered? Remember Dad by making it your civic priority to go out and vote and practicing non-violence. Dad was a drum major for Dr. Kings Six (6) Principles of Nonviolence. Remember Dad through his Humor and giant Heart. Remember our Dad as THE LEADER he was to all of us.

Atlanta Area July 4th Fireworks

Fireworks will light up the sky all over metro Atlanta on July 4th!  Below is your guide to some of the best shows and events around town, with something for everybody - and something near everybody. Most are free.

City of Atlanta:

4th of July at Centennial Olympic Park: Gates open at 6pm. July 4. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9pm. Free. Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. www.centennialpark.com.

Channel 2’s “Georgia Salutes America” program and fireworks from Centennial Olympic Park will air on WSB-TV.

There will be live music at the event, artist names to be released soon, and the finale of the evening is Centennial Olympic Park’s Fireworks Spectacular, fireworks synchronized to patriotic music.

A list of prohibited items in the park can be found on the Centennial website: www.centennialpark.com.

Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race: One of the premier Fourth of July traditions, this 6.2 mile race kicks off Independence Day celebrations with about 60,000 people running and walking through the streets. Even if you don’t have a race number, be one of the 150,000 spectators cheering on the participants from the sidelines. http://www.ajc.com/s/peachtree/#race-info

Atlanta Braves v Philadelphia Phillies: Cheer on the Braves at Turner Field and then stay after for a firework celebration of Independence Day choreographed to patriotic music. 7:10. July 4th. Turner Field, 755 Hank Aaron Dr Atlanta, GA 30302. 800-745-3000, www.braves.com.

Georgia Aquarium’s Red, White & Brew: Celebrate Fourth of July with dinner, drinks and a view of Centennial Olympic Park’s firework show atop the Georgia Aquarium’s roof. 7-10 pm, fireworks starting at approximately 9:40pm. $55 ($45 for members), 21 and older only. 225 Baker Street NW, Atlanta GA 30313. 404-581-4000. www.georgiaaquarium.org.

Lenox Square 4th of July: Shops & Restaurants open 10am-6pm. Musical Entertainment starts at 6pm. Fireworks scheduled to being at 9:40pm. July 4th. Free. 3393 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326. 404-233-6767. http://www.simon.com/mall/lenox-square.

Whiskey Blue Fourth of July Extravaganza: Celebrate the fourth on the rooftop of the W Atlanta- Buckhead. Enjoy Whiskey Blue’s signature cocktails, gourmet bites, sounds of Dj Rimby and take in the Southeast’s largest fireworks display at Lenox Square. Tickets start at $25. July 4. W Atlanta Buckhead, 3377 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta GA 30326, www.whiskeyblue.xorbia.com.

Other Area Events: 

Acworth’s Fourth of July Celebration: Live music starts at 4pm. Concerts begin at 5:30pm. Fireworks at dusk (9:30pm). Free. http://www.acworth.com/fourth-of-july-celebration/.

Allatoona Yacht Club Fireworks Celebration: July 3rd at sunset. Boat access only in front of the Altoona Yacht clu, with fireworks visible from many coves adjacent to area. Free. Allatoona Yacht Club, 176 Websters Overlook Dr SE, Cartersville, GA 30121.

Alpharetta’s July 4th Festivities and Fireworks: Celebrate independence Day with family and friends at Wills Park. Free. Entertainment and children’s activities begin at 6pm, behind the Alpharetta Community Center. Fireworks begin at dusk. Wills Park, 1825 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, 678-297-6130, www.alpharetta.ga.us.

Athens Independence Day Celebration: July 4. 4-10pm, an evening of festivities with fireworks beginning at dusk at the Georgia Square Mall.

Auburn July 4 Festivities and Fireworks: 5-11pm. July 4. Downtown Auburn, 1369 4th Ave Auburn, Ga 30011, cityofauburn-ga.org.

Austell- Six Flags Over Georgia Coca-Cola July 4th Fest: July 3-5. Thrilling rides and attractions, fun games and a fireworks show. Guests, who arrive with a Coca-Cola can, will be admitted to the park an hour early. Fireworks begin at 9:30pm on all three nights.

Braselton Fourth of July Festival, Parade & 5K: Star Spangled 4th of July 5/ Fun Run at 8am (walk begins at 8:15am. Celebration continues with a Festival from 4-9pm, Parade at 6pm, and Fireworks at Dusk. Braselton Park – www.braselton.net.

Buford - Lake Lanier- Lanier World, July 3rd, 4th, and 5th from 3-7pm. Enjoy the day with rides, slides, and live entertainment. Fireworks will begin after dark at Sunset Cove. 7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford GA 30518, www.lanierislands.com.

Buford- Mall of Georgia’s 13th annual Star Spangled Fourth: Kids zone opens at 5pm July 4 for games, free concerts in the Village Amphitheater also begin at 5pm. Fireworks begin at dusk (approximately 9:35pm). Post- fireworks screening of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1” (rated PG-13). Free.  Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Dr, Buford GA, 678-482-8788, www.mallofgeorgia.com.

Canton Fireworks and Festival- 4-7pm July 4 live music, followed by a parade from 7-8pm. Fireworks at dusk behind Riverstone. Riverstone Blv, Canton GA 30114. www.localendar.com.

Cartersville- Stars, Stripes & Cartersville Fourth of July Celebration- July 4. Parade at 9am on Main Street. Concert from 8-9:30pm followed by fireworks at Dellinger Park. $2 per car parking fee. 100 Pine Grove Rd, Cartersville GA 30120, http://www.visitcartersvillega.org.

Clayton County, 4th of July at the Beach- July 4, Event from 10am-7pm. Fireworks following at dusk. Admission is $9 for children, $11 for adults. The Beach at International Park, 2300 Highway 138, Jonesboro GA 30236, www.claytonparks.com.

Chamblee Fourth of July Celebration- 5-10pm, July 4. Free. Keswick Park, 3496 Keswick Dr, Chamblee GA 30341, 770-986-5016, www.chambleega.com.

Covington- Independence in the Park, 6pm July 4. Downtown Covington Square, 770-385-2077, www.downtownconvington.org.

Cumming’s July Fourth Celebration- Fireworks July 3rd at 9:30pm at the Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming GA 30040. Steam Engine Parade July 4th at 10:00 a.m. - downtown square. www.cummingfair.net.

Dahlonega- July 4. Independence Day Parade through historic square at 5pm, ending at drill field of University of North Georgia where fireworks show will be held at dusk. www.dahlonega.org.

Dalton- no information at this time

Decatur’s July 4th Pied piper Parade- decorate your wagon, ride your bike, skate or walk in this event. Begins at 6pm and ends at Community bandstand where a concert starts at 7pm. Fireworks begin at dark (approximately 9pm). Free. 404-371-8386, www.visitdecaturgeorgia.com.

Douglasville- July 4th Celebration -July 4th. Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. Fireworks will start at dusk. Fireworks can be viewed from Arbor Place mall front parking lot. http://douglasvillecalendar.com/.

Duluth Celebrates America- July 3rd Celebration, Duluth Town Green, 6-9pm, www.duluth-ga.com.

East Point Hometown Celebration- July 4, 3-11pm Carnival, fireworks at 9:30pm. 2757 Main Street, East Point GA 30344 across from East Point MARTA station. 404-270-7059, www.downtowneastpoint.com.

Ellijay, 4th of July Star Spangled Beach Party- Celebration on July 4. Parade at 6pm, fireworks at dusk. http://www.gilmerchamber.com/4th-of-july-star-spangled-beach-party-in-downtown-ellijay/.

Flowery Branch- Sterling on the Lake- July 5 celebration, 4pm with food, drinks and a live 80s band. Fireworks display at dusk. $20 per car for non-residents. 7005 Lake Sterling Blvd, (770) 965-3980, www.sterlingonthelake.com.

Gwinnett County- Gwinnett Braves v Charlotte Knights- Saturday July 4. Fireworks extravaganza immediately after game. www.gwinnettbraves.com.

Hampton- Friday Night Drags & Show-n-Shine Fireworks Night at AMS- Event from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 N. U.S. 41, Hampton. 770-946-4211, www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.

Heard County- A Chattahoochee Independence Day Celebration- July 4, 5pm- 12am. Food, Fun, Music, and fireworks at dusk. Court Square, Franklin GA. www.heardchamber.com.

Helen-Fireworks planned for Friday July 4th 9:30 p.m., behind the Alpine Village Shoppes. www.helenga.org

Henry County Fireworks Extravaganza- festivities begin at 2pm with live music, car shows, raffles, food, and more. Fireworks display after dark at 9:30pm. 100 Babbs Mill Rd, Hampton GA, 678-432-4399, www.hcfireworks.com.

Kennesaw’s pre-Independence Day Salute to America- July 3rd, concert at 6pm, fireworks at 9:30pm. Free. Downtown Kennesaw, 2828 Cherokee St, Kennesaw GA 30144. 770-422-9714, www.kennesaw.com.

Lawrenceville- Prelude to the Fourth- July 3rd, 7-10pm. Lawrenceville’s renowned Aurora Theatre will perform a Broadway Musical, followed by a dazzling fireworks display after dark. 210 Luckie St, Lawrenceville Ga 30046, www.lawrencevillega.org.

Lilburn-Sparkle in the Park- City park will be lit up with fireworks and have live music, GLOW the Show band. 5:30-10pm, July 4. 76 Main St, Lilburn Ga 30047, www.cityoflilburn.com.

Marietta- Fourth in the Park- Day-long celebration, July 4th 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Glover Park on the Marietta Square, www.mariettaga.gov.

Monroe- Freedom Fest- July 4th. Event begins at 5:00 p.m. at Athens Tech Campus, 121 Blaine Street. Fireworks after dark. www.monroedowntown.com.

Newnan- Fourth of July Parade and Rotary Celebration- 4th of July parade at 9am at Main Street. Fireworks celebration- Drake Stadium, gates open at 5:30. www.ci.newnan.ga.us.

Norcross- Red, White & Boom! Pre-Fourth Celebration- 3p.m. block party. Live music at 6 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. July 3rd. Free. Lillian Webb Park, 5 College St., Norcross GA 30071. 678-421-2000, www.norcrossga.net.  

Peachtree City- July 4th Parade, begins at 9am on Peachtree Parkway at Braelinn Golf Course. 4th Fest 5 pm- 9 pm at City Hall Plaza. Fireworks 9 pm-10pm Drake Field. www.peachtree-city.org.

Roswell- Fourth in the Park Celebration- 10am Freedom Parade, followed by a festival in Marietta Square (10am-9pm). Fireworks after dark. Free. Marietta Square, 4 Depot St Ne, Marietta GA 30060. www.roswellgov.com.

Sandy Springs- Independence Day Parade & Fireworks Display- Parade on July 4, 9am. Fireworks on July 5, festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. with the fireworks beginning at 9:45 p.m. The spectator area is located at the Concourse Corporate Center Lawn. www.sandyspringsga.gov.

Snellville- Star-Spangled Snellville- Independence Day Celebration on the Towne Green. July 4th starting at 3 pm. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. www.snellvillepride.com.

Stone Mountain- Fantastic Fourth Celebration- Enjoy the Lasershow Spectacular, followed by a fireworks July 3-5 on the lawn. Begins at dusk. $10 daily parking pass or $35 for annual parking permit, U.S. 78 E., Stone Mountain. www.stonemountainpark.com.

Sugar Hill- Sparks in the Park- July 3, music performances beginning at 6pm. Fireworks starting at 9pm. E.E. Robinson Park. www.cityofsurgarhill.com.

Tallapoosa- Fourth of July Celebration- Parade downtown starting at Veterans Memorial Park. Food entertainment and fireworks at Helton Howland Park.  www.visitharalson.org.

Villa Rica Fireworks Extravaganza- July 3, 5pm, Free. The Villa Rica Civic Center and Sports Complex, 1605 Highway 61, Villa Rica GA 30180. www.villaricaparks.com

Woodstock’s Stars and Strikes July 4th Spectacular- 7:30 am Freedom Run. Parade at 10am starting at Woodstock Elementary School. Festival at 3pm in the Park at City Center. Fireworks after dusk behind the Target shopping center (HWY 92 and I-575). www.woodstockga.gov.

Stuff the Bus: Aug 1, 2015

Every child should start school with the supplies they need to succeed.

Help Channel 2 Stuff the Bus for youth living in group homes!

On Saturday August 1, WSB-TV and Children’s Restoration Network invite you to donate backpacks and school supplies at one the following six locations from NOON – 7PM.

 

FAMILY 2 FAMILY DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

WSB-TV 1601 W. Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta 30309 

American Signature Furniture 3755 Carmia Drive SW, Atlanta (Camp Creek) 30331

Kroger 6555 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth 30097

Kroger 4919 Flat Shoals Pkwy, Decatur 30034

Kroger 4880 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta 30068

Northside Hospital-Forsyth 1200 Northside Forsyth Dr., Cumming 30041

 

For a full list of supplies needed CLICK HERE.

Being properly prepared for school to be ready to learn goes a long way in shattering the cycle of homelessness. In 2014, volunteers collected 5,500 new book bags and school supplies. Last year every school-aged child living in a shelter or group home throughout the 20 county metro Atlanta area received a brand new, filled book bag.

With your help we hope to top last year’s collection with the goal of reaching 6,000 NEW bookbags and all the school supplies needed to fill them.

Children’s Restoration Network, or CRN, was founded in 1993 to address the lack of services for children, as well as women with children, who were becoming homeless. Today the non-profit works with 130 shelters and group homes around metro Atlanta that house more than 4,000 children each year. CRN’s programs and special events are designed to alleviate the trauma and despair of being homeless. Regular services include facility improvement projects, preparing home-cooked meals, and supplying warm winter clothing.

If you cannot participate in the August 1 event you can donate online to Children’s Restoration Network. There are also additional volunteer opportunities for anyone looking to provide ongoing support to the nonprofit.

CLICK HERE to learn more about CRN.

Stuff the Bus: Aug 1, 2015

Every child should start school with the supplies they need to succeed.

Help Channel 2 Stuff the Bus for youth living in group homes!

On Saturday August 1, WSB-TV and Children’s Restoration Network invite you to donate backpacks and school supplies at one the following six locations from NOON – 7PM.

 

FAMILY 2 FAMILY DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

WSB-TV 1601 W. Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta 30309 

American Signature Furniture 3755 Carmia Drive SW, Atlanta (Camp Creek) 30331

Kroger 6555 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth 30097

Kroger 4919 Flat Shoals Pkwy, Decatur 30034

Kroger 4880 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta 30068

Northside Hospital-Forsyth 1200 Northside Forsyth Dr., Cumming 30041

 

For a full list of supplies needed CLICK HERE.

Being properly prepared for school to be ready to learn goes a long way in shattering the cycle of homelessness. In 2014, volunteers collected 5,500 new book bags and school supplies. Last year every school-aged child living in a shelter or group home throughout the 20 county metro Atlanta area received a brand new, filled book bag.

With your help we hope to top last year’s collection with the goal of reaching 6,000 NEW bookbags and all the school supplies needed to fill them.

Children’s Restoration Network, or CRN, was founded in 1993 to address the lack of services for children, as well as women with children, who were becoming homeless. Today the non-profit works with 130 shelters and group homes around metro Atlanta that house more than 4,000 children each year. CRN’s programs and special events are designed to alleviate the trauma and despair of being homeless. Regular services include facility improvement projects, preparing home-cooked meals, and supplying warm winter clothing.

If you cannot participate in the August 1 event you can donate online to Children’s Restoration Network. There are also additional volunteer opportunities for anyone looking to provide ongoing support to the nonprofit.

CLICK HERE to learn more about CRN.

Project Overcoat

 Project Overcoat Combats Cold with Donated Coats and Blankets

Project Overcoat will provide thousands of new and gently used coats and blankets to men, women, and children in need.This annual event is sponsored by Atlanta Mission, FOX5, KISS 104, Federal Express, Kroger Supermarkets and the United Way of Metro Atlanta. The Atlanta Mission is a non-denominational Christian ministry that provides emergency shelter and long-term recovery programs as many as 1,062 men, women, and children every day of the year.Donations of coats and blankets will be accepted at all metro-area Kroger Supermarket locations. Volunteers will sort coats at the Bulldog Movers Facility, located at 4194 Northeast Expressway, Atlanta, GA 30340. Coats and blankets will be distributed to local non-profit agencies, including The Atlanta Mission.Coats and blankets will be accepted at Atlanta-area Kroger Supermarkets January 11th – 25th

Bring your gently worn coats/blankets and join KISS 104 at these Atlanta area locations for Project Overcoat:   Kroger Ansley Mall 1700 Monroe DriveTuesday, January 13, 2015 8:00am – 10:00am   The Shepherd’s Inn 165 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd Friday, January 16, 2015 5:00pm – 7:00pm   Kroger at Toco Hills 2205 LaVista Rd NE Tuesday, January 20, 20155:00-7:00 P.M.   Friday, January 23, 2015 Collection and Sorting Site 40 Courtland Street SE 8:00-10:00 AM  To find the collection site nearest you and donate your gently worn coats or blankets, or to register to volunteer by calling the United Way Helpline-  Dial 2-1-1.  

 

Cartersville Boy In Need of Life-Saving Transplant

Cartersville, Georgia -- With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure.  The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses.  In Cartersville, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local boy, Dalton Robinson. 

Dalton is the grandson of Allan and Zandra Williford.  Born on December 09, 2001, Dalton was diagnosed with Short Bowel Syndrome.  The doctors at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania have recommended a life-saving multivisceral transplant.  An estimated $30,000 is being raised by Cartersville volunteers. 

Volunteers are needed to assist with fundraising activities that will help with transplant-related expenses.  Individuals and groups or media representatives interested in more information can contact Community Coordinator Jim Taylor at 404.512.4204 or jim.taylor@jimtaylorpr.comfor more information about the family or the COTA community fundraising campaign.

Donations may be mailed to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, Indiana, 47403.  Checks or money orders should be made payable to COTA, with “In Honor of Dalton R” written on the memo line of the check.  Secure credit card donations are also accepted online at www.COTAforDaltonR.com. 

Dalton’s family has asked for assistance from the Children’s Organ Transplant Association.  The organization’s priority is to assure that no child or young adult is denied a transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds.  One hundred percent of all funds raised are used for patients’ transplant-related expenses.

 

 

2501 West COTA Drive · Bloomington, Indiana 47403

Phone: 800.366.2682 · Fax: 812.336.8885 · Email: CampaignInfo@cota.org · Web: www.cota.org 

 

Project Overcoat

 Project Overcoat Combats Cold with Donated Coats and Blankets

Project Overcoat will provide thousands of new and gently used coats and blankets to men, women, and children in need.

This annual event is sponsored by Atlanta Mission, FOX5, KISS 104, Federal Express, Kroger Supermarkets and the United Way of Metro Atlanta.  The Atlanta Mission is a non-denominational Christian ministry that provides emergency shelter and long-term recovery programs as many as 1,062 men, women, and children every day of the year.

Donations of coats and blankets will be accepted at all metro-area Kroger Supermarket locations.  Volunteers will sort coats at the Bulldog Movers Facility, located at 4194 Northeast Expressway, Atlanta, GA 30340. Coats and blankets will be distributed to local non-profit agencies, including The Atlanta Mission.

Watch Fox 5's coverage of the event

Coats and blankets will be accepted at Atlanta-area Kroger Supermarkets January 14th – 21st

Bring your gently worn coats/blankets and join KISS 104 at these Atlanta area locations for Project Overcoat: Join KISS104.1's very own Sasha the Diva as she Broadcasts Live Onsite  Kroger Ansley Mall1700 Monroe DriveTuesday, January 14, 20148:00am – 10:00am The Shepherd’s InnMy Sister’s House  921 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318:Friday, January 17, 2014 5:00-7:00 P.M.   Kroger at Toco Hills2205 LaVista Rd NETuesday, January 21, 20145:00-7:00 PM Bulldog Movers - Donation Warehouse 4194 NE Expressway, Atlanta, GA 30340Friday, January 24th 8:00-10:00 AM    

 To find the collection site nearest you and donate your gently worn coats or blankets, or to register to volunteer by calling the United Way Helpline-  Dial 2-1-1.

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