Whit’s End is now carrying Partners Cards that will benefit Camp Twin Lakes.
This card costs $60, and when used November 1-9 at over 500 shops and restaurants in the greater Atlanta area, (including Whit’s End and many others in Decatur), shoppers and diners can save 20% on non sale items or their dining bill.
Camp Twin Lakes is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round recreational, therapeutic, and educational programs for children with serious illnesses and life challenges. 100% of the sale of the card goes directly to Camp Twin Lakes. www.camptwinlakes.org, www.partnerscard.com
Keepers Fashions [84 N. Avondale Rd] is hosting their annual end of summer charity bag sale on
Friday, September 26. Each customer who donates $10 will receive a
large bag in which they are encouraged to fill with summer clearance
merchandise from Fashions and Boutique. Proceeds from the sale will
benefit Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta
(RRISA). The bag sale will be held at Fashions and will last from 6:00
p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
City of Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd has joined the Georgia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to serve as the Honorary Corporate Team Captain for the 2008 Bike MS: Cox Atlanta Ride. The 22nd annual ride will be held Sept. 13 and 14 at Callaway Gardens.
The ride offers varying route lengths, for cyclists of all skills levels to participate.
I am honored and excited
about participating in the Bike MS: Cox Atlanta Ride. The ride melds two of my
life’s passions — cycling and service to community,” said Floyd. “Whether
cyclists, both avid and recreational, volunteers, or an enthusiastic crowd, all
of us can help our fellow Georgians with MS.”
Floyd said he is issuing a
challenge to others mayors from metro Atlanta to join him in the fight to help
end this devastating disease.
Participants can register
online at www.bikeMSatlanta.org and must contribute a minimum of $250 towards a
cure for MS.
Attic in Decatur will host two benefit shows for the daughter of local
poet and artist Sylvia Cross, who is fighting leukemia. There will be
an all ages show starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by an adult show at
The benefit will feature music from Kodac Harrison,
Caroline Aiken, Angela Motter, Emily Sailers from Indigo Girls
(pictured), Sonia Tetlow, Elise Witt, Matthew Kahler, Klimchak, Yellow,
a dance and spoken word performance by Lori Guarisco and a poetry
reading by Rupert Fike. An auction will feature vacation getaways, art,
sports tickets, restaurant certificates and more. A donation of $20 is
“Chuck” Peavy (age 46), son of Jane Smith Peavy (DHS 1960) and Freddy
Peavy (DHS 1957), is currently a patient in the Cardiac Care Unit at Emory
University Hospital awaiting a heart transplant.
Chuck married his wife, Cindi, in
1993 and they have three children. Julia is age five and the twins, Matthew and
Megan, are 23 months of age.
To help medical expenses,
a fund has been established at Bank of America entitled Peavy Family
When local philanthropist Mike Kendrick decided that he wanted to
support the delivery of medical supplies to impoverished countries
around the world, he wanted to be sure that the dollars he gave would
result in the highest possible return on his investment. To help him
determine which company to donate to he turned to his own company,
Kingdom Capital Group, for assistance.
Kingdom Capital Group,
a philanthropic advisory firm based out of Atlanta, recommended that
Kendrick become the lead investor in funding an expansion project
focusing on the opening of MedShare Western Region, where operations
are set to begin next year. Kendrick knew about MedShare International,
a Medical Surplus Recovery Organization (MSRO) based out of Decatur,
GA, which ships 40-foot containers of medical supplies and equipment to
needy healthcare institutions in economically developing countries.
Ultimately, the opening of MedShare Western Region is anticipated to
double the amount of people served by MedShare International, many of
whom live in the world’s poorest regions.
Help1Up, the industry-backed
charity based in Decatur, Ga., that supports furniture banks around the
country, is making a holiday appeal for donations. Tax-deductible
donations through the charity to the nonprofit National Furniture Bank
Association are used to open new furniture banks and to expand the
service capacity of existing ones.
Furniture banks collect used furniture from the public and give it
to families in need. Typical recipients include mothers and children
escaping domestic violence, victims of natural disasters, and working
families living below the poverty line.
According to the NFBA, an estimated 250,000 children in need sleep
on the floor on any given night. “If every company in the industry
donated a few hundred dollars, or each person gave even $20, we could
double or triple the number of furniture banks in America,” said NFBA
Executive Director Don Lawrence.
Donations may be made through the Help1Up.org Web site or by contacting the NFBA by phone at 800-576-0774 or by e-mail at email@example.com.