Friday, May 17, 2013
Relay For Life of Cobb County gets under way today at Jim Miller Park in Marietta and will run until Saturday morning.
Nearly 2,800 people are set to gather in Jim Miller Park tonight to honor cancer victims and survivors and to raise awareness and money for a cure for the disease. Relay For Life of Cobb County will kick off at 7 p.m. Set to take part in the event are 170 teams of volunteers from local groups and organizations, schools, churches and businesses. Many of those teams will continue to fundraise at tonight’s event, which is open to the public, but as of Thursday night, they had already raised nearly $463,000, according to the American Cancer Society's event website. Related news: How Can Relay for Life Teams Use Patch? For those attending Relay For Life of Cobb County, we’ll be watching your tweets from the event. Return here to West Cobb Patch…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
District 4 Commissioner Lisa Cupid attended the opening ceremony at Sweetwater House in Austell.
Right in the Community, a Cobb-based nonprofit, opened a new location in South Cobb to help adults and children with developmental disabilities. An opening ceremony was held last week at the newly-completed Sweetwater House located on North Avenue in Austell. Cobb District 4 Commissioner Lisa Cupid spoke at the event and attended the ribbon cutting ceremony. The Sweetwater House is funded by HUD's Section 811 Housing Program. It will service four individuals, and is the 24th house opened by Right in the Community to serve as affordable, accessible housing for adults with developmental disabilities. Right in the Community was founded in 1956. Its services include referral sources, advocacy, respite and residential homes, and summer camps. …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
This week's "Community Spotlight" is on a group of local students in Cobb County, who are making a difference by showing their "Strength in Stilettos."
Are you a high school student who's looking for a prom dress or a tuxedo? Are you a parent who's trying to teach your kid how to make a difference in the community? Watch the story above of a group of Cobb students who started a nonproft organization, Strength in Stilettos, to help make prom affordable for their peers. This week's Cobb, Douglas and Paulding Weekend & Community Spotlight features the 3rd Annual Prom Dress Consignment Sale at Allatoona High School. As prom season approaches, young ladies from Allatoona High and Kennesaw Mountain High are doing their part to make the big dance affordable for everyone. The event organized by Strength in Stilettos is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Last year, shoppers had the …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The Center of Children & Young Adults operates three long-term foster group homes serving Atlanta. Take a closer look at child abuse and neglect and children living in poverty in Cobb County.
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Sunday, January 20
In Cobb in 2010, there were 829 incidents of child abuse and/or neglect and 34,347 children living in poverty, according to Georgia Family Connection Partnership: Kids Count. Statewide, there were 20,675 incidents of child abuse and neglect and 613,581 children in poverty. The Center of Children & Young Adults was created in 1981 to serve as a home and shelter for youth in need of housing and supervision due to histories of severe neglect, abuse and abandonment. In 2007, the Center moved from operating as an emergency shelter in Cobb County to running as three long-term foster group homes serving Atlanta. “As the only organization serving homeless youth in Cobb County, CCYA is a valuable resource in our community filling a vital gap in …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Atlanta-based CARE, Habitat for Humanity and Project GRAD Atlanta are among the nonprofits trying to encourage people to pause in their shopping and find a way to help others.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Will donating to charity ever be as popular as shopping during the holiday season? A partnership of nonprofits hopes so. For many people, the holiday shopping rush began on Thanksgiving day, with some national chains opening their doors just hours after the traditional turkey dinner. Then comes Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, which has morphed into Cyber Week. Now, there's a new campaign asking you to open your wallet—Giving Tuesday. The Giving Tuesday website says the effort, coming on the heels of days devoted to consumerism, is designed "to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations." Several …