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3,000 students to benefit from back-to-school blast

3,000 students to benefit from back-to-school blast

CHEROKEE CO., Ga. -- Nearly 3,000 children have pre-registered for this year's Give a Kid a Chance back-to-school blast.

Give a Kid a Chance is an outreach program that, with the help of more than 400 volunteers, provides filled backpacks, haircuts, new clothes and medical screenings to Cherokee County students in need.

"We want to make sure each student has everything he or she needs to have a successful school year," said Cheryl Ruffer, co-founder of Give a Kid a Chance.

Publix school supply drive to assist Cherokee students

Publix school supply drive to assist Cherokee students

ATLANTA -- Parents and teachers know that having the right school supplies can mean the difference between a passing or a failing grade for students.

That's why Publix has teamed up with the United Way and several local partners to host the School Tools for Cool Kids program.

Residents can stop by their neighborhood Publix grocery stores from Monday, July 18 until Sunday, Aug. 14 to purchase and/or drop off school supplies in the School Tools bins.

"We encourage customers to donate school supplies to help . . . children begin the school year on a level playing field," said Brenda Reid, media and community relations manager for Publix.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

Bike Ride Will Shut Down GA 400

Bike Ride Will Shut Down GA 400

Bicycles on Georgia 400?  Isn’t that normally illegal?  This coming Sunday, for the third year in a row, Georgia 400 will be shut down so that bicycles can ride in the “Hospitality Highway Century” to benefit the Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF). It’s your chance to be one of the few folks who can say that they shut down Georgia 400 and did something good for someone else at the same time.

Registered riders will promptly start at 6:30 a.m. from the former Home Depot parking lot in Roswell, at the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd. and Market Blvd., and pedal their way down GA 400 from exit 7 to exit 6. Cyclists will then wind through the cities of Roswell, Sandy Springs, Milton, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, and other scenic areas of north Fulton, Forsyth, and Cherokee counties.  The route includes rest stops, complete with bathrooms, full mechanical support, and a variety of snacks and drinks.

Food Shelves Bare at MUST Ministries

Food Shelves Bare at MUST Ministries

MARIETTA, Ga. -- MUST Ministries needs help filling bare food shelves at its Donation Center, where the demand is up 35 percent.

At the same time, donations are down.

"It breaks my heart to know we don't have enough to give out to the people that come to us," said Annette Lee, MUST Donation Center Director. "It's overwhelming."

The MUST Donation Center fills food pantries in Cobb and Cherokee Counties, catering to families facing financial trouble.

LearningRx Kennesaw sponsored Golden Soldiers 2nd Annual Big Day Out

LearningRx Kennesaw sponsored Golden Soldiers 2nd Annual Big Day Out

Kennesaw, GA - June 28, 2011 – On Saturday, June 18th LearningRx Kennesaw was a platinum sponsor of The Golden Soldiers Big Day Out at the Acworth Sports Complex.  Close to 600 people attended the second annual free event which provided fun and excitement for children with special needs and their families.

 BIG DAY OUT was held at the Acworth Sports Complex adjacent to the Horizon special needs field. The parking lot was filled with carnival games, inflatables, music, jugglers, a vendor walk, and a surprise visit from Freddie the Falcon and the Atlanta Falcon’s Cheerleaders.  

“We are delighted to once again support The Golden Soldiers BIG DAY OOUT”, said Kristen Thompson, owner and director of LearningRx Kennesaw.