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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.

2013 Sales Tax Holiday

Sales Tax Holiday August 9-10, 2013 During the August 9-10 sales tax holiday, the following items will be exempt:Clothing

(including footwear) with a sales price of $100.00 or less per item. The exemptionexcludes clothing accessories such as jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches, and watchbands.

Examples of exempt items:

Antique/vintage clothing Aprons, household and shop Athletic clothing (e.g., ski wear, uniforms, tennis apparel) Athletic pads Athletic supporters Baby receiving blankets Baby clothes Bandanas Bathing suits and caps Bathing suit cover-ups Belts and suspenders Belts for weightlifting or back support Blouses Bras Caps and hats Coats and jackets of all types Capes, shawls, and wraps Corsets and corset laces Costumes Coveralls Dresses Diapers, children and adult, including disposable and reusable diapers and diaper covers Ear muffs Football pads Footwear of all types including cleated and spiked shoes Formal wear Garters and garter belts Girdles Gloves and mittens for any purpose Hats and caps Hand muffs Headbands (athletic) Helmets Hosiery Insoles and inserts for shoes Knee pads Lab coats Leg warmers Leotards and tights Lingerie Neckties and bowties Pants Rainwear Robes Scarves Shin guards Shirts Shoe laces Shorts and skorts  Skates (ice, roller, roller blades) Skirts Sleepwear Socks Suits Sweaters T-shirts Underwear including long or thermal underwear Uniforms, athletic and non-athletic Vests

Examples of taxable items:

Baby bibs Belt buckles sold separately Briefcases Clothing accessories or equipment Clothing that is rented or leased Corsages and boutonnieres Cosmetics Crib blankets Cuff links Diaper bags Eyewear, nonprescription Fanny packs Hair notions including, but not limited to, barrettes, hair bows, and hair nets Handbags Handkerchiefs Hard hats Jewelry Key cases Life jackets and vests

The exemption does not apply to: Items used in a trade or business or for resale, or rentals; or sales in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, restaurants, or airports.

Computers

During the August 9-10 sales tax holiday, the following items will be exempt:Single purchases, with a sales price of $1,000.00 or less, of personal computers and personalcomputer-related accessories. The exemption excludes cellular devices, furniture, and computer-relatedaccessories designed for recreational use.

Examples of exempt items:

Batteries (designed for a computer) Cables (computer)  Car adaptors for laptops Central processing units Compact disk drives Computers including electronic book readers and laptop, desktop, handheld, tablet, and tower computers, consisting of a central processing unit, random access memory, and a storage drive Data storage devices (e.g., DVDs, CDs, flash drives, diskettes, memory cards) (excluding those designed for use in digital cameras or other taxable items) Docking stations (designed for a computer)  Hard drives (computer) Keyboards (computer) Memory Microphones Modems Monitors Motherboard Mouses Nonrecreational software (e.g., antivirus, word processing, financial, database, educational) Personal digital assistant devices (except cellular telephones) Port replicators Printer cartridges Printers (including "all-in-one" models) Routers Scanners Speakers (computer) Web cameras Zip drives

Examples of taxable items:

Batteries (regular) Cases for electronic devices CDs/DVDs (music, voice or prerecorded item) Cellular telephones Computer bags Computers for recreation (games and toys) Copy machines Digital cameras Games and gaming software Game controllers (e.g., joy sticks) Game systems and consoles MP3 Players or accessories Projectors Rented computers or computer accessories Surge protectors  Televisions  

The exemption does not apply to: Items used in a trade or business or for resale, or rentals; or sales in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, restaurants, or airports.

School Supplies

During the August 9-10 sales tax holiday, the following items will be exempt:General school supplies to be used in the classroom or in classroom-related activities with a salesprice of $20.00 or less per item.

Examples of exempt items:

Appointment books Book bags, including backpack-style bags Book covers Bookmarks Calculators Chalk Children's books Clipboards Compasses Composition books Correction fluid Crayons Daily planners and agendas Dictionaries Dividers Erasers, chalkboard and pencil File jackets Flash cards Folders Glue Highlighters Index cards Ink Ink cartridges Labels Loose-leaf binders Lunch boxes Markers Notebooks and memo books Organizers Paper (e.g., notebook, construction, printer, graph, easel pads) Paper clips Paste Pencil boxes Pencil lead Pencil sharpeners Pencils Pens Portfolios Protractors Rubber bands Rulers Scissors Sheet protectors Staplers and staples Sticky notes Tape and tape refills Thesauruses

 

Examples of taxable items:

  • Books (except children's books, dictionaries and thesauruses)
  • Briefcases
  • Envelopes
  • Janitorial Supplies
  • Medical Supplies
  • Supplies used in a trade or business

The exemption does not apply to: Items used in a trade or business or for resale, or rentals; or sales in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, restaurants, or airports.

Kathern Snorton Scholarship

The L.E.A.D. Foundation, Inc. | Katherine Snorton Scholarship Program

Contact:

Andrew SnortonProgram Director, The LEAD Foundation, Inc.Phone:  678-632-5323Email:  asnorton@theleadfoundation.org

The L.E.A.D. Foundation, Inc. through its Katherine Snorton Scholarship Program, is providing funding opportunities for metro-Atlanta graduating high school seniors, college students, and professional students.  The applications are available via the foundation’s website of www.theleadfoundation.org and clicking on the link for the Katherine Snorton Scholarship Program.

 

Named in memory of the grandmother of one of the board members, funding opportunities are available for Metro-area high school seniors, undergraduate students, and professional students.  Priority is given to potential first generation college students from emerging communities (i.e. African-American or Spanish speaking), but all are encouraged to apply.

 

High school seniors must attend a metro-Atlanta high school (public or private) and are scheduled to attend a 4-year, 2-year, trade, or technical school.  Undergraduates and professional students must be from a metro-Atlanta high school or attend a 4-year, 2-year, trade, or technical school located in the metro-Atlanta area.

 

Last year, through its scholarship program, nearly $12,000 is awarded to students.  A similar amount is expected for the upcoming year.

 

Applications must be post-marked by March, 1, 2013 in order to be considered.  Scholarship recipients are to be notified of their awards by the week of March 25th (2013).

 

For additional information, please refer to the foundation’s website of www.theleadfoundation.org; you may also call 678-632-5323 for details.

 

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Through its REEL Project, Alpha Leadership Program, College Prep Boot Camp, Spring Break College Tour, Math, Science, and Technology Summer Camp, Katherine Snorton Scholarship Program, and its Grown Folks Summit, the board members of the L.E.A.D. Foundation, Inc. combined with its volunteers, patrons, and supporters, provide year-round services for students in grades 6-12, as well as parents and others in the community.  Through these combined efforts, the foundation is able to realize its goal of developing tomorrow’s leaders…today.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Celebration 2013

Keeping the Dream Alive | Continuing The Journey - 'The Next Movement'The MLK March Committee is celebrating more than 40 years of preserving the history heritage and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  As the largest King Holiday Celebration in the country, the week long festivities include a number of free and open events to the public.  Events include Teach-ins at Metro Atlanta Area schools, a Youth Conference, A Gospel Concert, The Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Brunch and the March and Rally.  Bring your family and friends to these MLK Celebration events! 2013 Schedule Of EventsSunday January 13,  10:45AMFellowship Zion Grove Baptist ChurchRev, Harvey Freeman, Pastor606 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta, GA  30312Friday, January 1810th Annual King Holiday Human Rights Prayer Breakfast 8AM - 10:30AM 265 Peachtree St., NEAtlanta, GASaturday January 19 9:00AM - 3:00PMYOUTH CONFERENCEIBEW Auditorium501 Pulliam St.Atlanta, GA Registration: 9:30AMFor info e-mail: 0emtay08@gmail.comSunday, January 205PM - 7:30PMFREE Gospel ConcertSt Peter Missionary Baptist ChurchRev.Eric Thomas, Pastor1558 Venitian Dr. Atlanta, GA 30311Monday, January 21 10:00 AMBayard Rustin/Audre Lorde BrunchSt. Mark's United Methodist Church 781 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA 30303MARCH & RALLYAssembly @ 1:15PM January 21,2:00pmPeachtree and Baker St/ Xenora Clayton Way

HGTV Casting Call

ATTENTION SINGLE PARENT HOMEOWNERS: HGTV is seeking a SINGLE PARENT home with TEENAGE children to participate in a new TV show!  Is your house cluttered, inefficient, and in a constant state of disrepair? Have you started renovation projects only to stop before they are finished? Are things constantly breaking dow

n, making you and your kids feel overwhelmed with the state of your home? Then we want to talk to you! If you’re a single parent with teenage children then please contact us at castingrenovation@gmail.com and tell us about it! Let us know how the chaos in your house is affecting your quality of life as a family, and what needs to be improved. DON’T FORGET to include photos of the home and family, and the best way for us to contact you!  We look forward to hearing from you!  castingrenovation@gmail.com

Feed My School - Georgia Department of Agriculture

State Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is now accepting new applications for school districts interested in participating in this year’s “Feed My School for a Week” program in Georgia.

Applications will be due on October 19, 2012.  If you are interested in nominating your school for the program, please have your nutritional director contact Melanie Harris at Melanie.Harris@agr.georgia.gov

Learn more about the program

 

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