Thursday, August 23, 2007

Fayette Kids Birthday Help

We have 5 teens in our permanent custody. These are children who do not live in a foster home, but mostly likely in a group residence. They have birthdays coming up (9/8 through 9/30). It would be great to present a gift card to them for their "special day." If you or your groups, e-mail buddies, neighbors, family, or friends would like to help with this need, please let me know ASAP. We are thinking gift cards form Wal-Mart or Target would have most anything the teens would like to pick out for their birthdays.

We will let them know it comes from a caring community partner. However, due to policy covering their confidentiality, we are not able to connect these children directly with sponsors.

Thank for you considering this critical need. Let me know as soon as you can if you can help. Please pass this e-mail on to others who may want to help! Thanks!

Sharon Herbert,
Community Resource Specialist
Fayette County DFCS
905 Highway 85 South
Fayetteville, Georgia 30215
Office: 770-460-2477

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Interesting article on childhoos behavior problems & teens

Childhood Behavior Problems May Lead to Emotional Problems for Teens

The risk for adolescent depression may start much earlier than adolescence, say researchers from the Universities of Montreal and Oslo. According to their findings, children who exhibit disruptive behavior early in childhood may be more likely to lack friends in elementary school, which can in turn lead to feelings of loneliness and depression. Said Sara Pedersen, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Montreal's Research Unit on Children's Psychosocial Maladjustment and lead author of the study, "These results suggest that interventions to prevent adolescent depression and loneliness should target elementary school peer relationships."

The study appears in the July/August 2007 issue of Child Development.

Read the full article at:

Free & Low Cost Medications

$4.00 Generic Prescriptions are available at Walmart and Target stores.

To get the list of Medications, go
Click on Healthy Values Visit our Pharmacy
Click on $4.00 Prescriptions
The list will show all $4.00 medications covered
Go to the bottom of the page to Target Services
Click on Pharmacy
Click on Generic Drugs are $4.00 each
The list will show all $4.00 medications covered
Publix Pharmacies Launch Free Prescription Drug Program in All Operating Areas
LAKELAND, Fla., Aug. 6, 2007 — Beginning today, Publix Super Markets chainwide is offering a free prescription drug program at its 684 Publix Pharmacies for the following oral antibiotics
Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim (SMZ-TMP)
Ciprofloxacin (excluding ciprofloxacin XR)Penicillin
VKAmpicillin and
Erythromycin (excluding Ery-Tab).

These antibiotics account for almost 50 percent of the generic, pediatric prescriptions filled at Publix. New or current customers simply need to provide their Publix pharmacist with their prescription, up to a 14-day supply, and it will be filled at no charge. Publix is not limiting the number of prescriptions customers may fill for free.

"Health and wellness is crucial to every Floridian's quality of life and paramount to the vitality of our state," said Florida Governor Charlie Crist. "We appreciate great partners like Publix Super Markets working to further provide affordability and accessibility to quality prescription drugs for working families and seniors."

"We are always striving to provide our customers with service and value," said Dwaine Stevens, Publix media and community relations manager. "With health care and prescription costs on the rise, our free prescription drug program will reinforce our commitment to the total health and wellness of our customers and their families."

The free antibiotics are offered to customers regardless of their prescription insurance provider.

Publix History
Founded in 1930, Publix Super Markets has developed into a Fortune 500 company spread across the Southeast.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fayette Holiday Helpers

Fayette County Holiday Helpers bring together volunteer citizens and agencies that care about Fayette County's children and families.

This nonprofit group was formed in 2004 to supplement Christmas for Fayette families in need. Their needs will be met with caring dignity and respect.

Last year Fayette Holiday Helpers served 501 families, which included over 1,500 children, and 130 senior citizens.

We are in desperate need of volunteers for this program to continue.

Board members are needed for president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, publicity, warehouse manager, church and business contact positions.Volunteers are needed for interviewing clients, toy pickup and delivery, warehouse, computer data entry, and phone receptionist.

We need a person with good organizational skills to head this program. He/she would work Mon.-Fri. from 9:00-1:00p.m. at the office/warehouse.

Time frame is October-December. A stipend is offered for this position.

This is a job that requires a compassionate heart and love of children.

Please e-mail if you need more information. Also you may fax your resume to: 770-487-9718.

Monday, August 06, 2007

DFAC still has a few children needing help!

Greetings! I have these children waiting to be sponsored for school clothing. Please let me know ASAP if you can help these children. School starts 8/13, and I would like to have the items in the office no later than 3pm this Friday. Sorry for the late notice!

Jack, 8 y.o., #486:
Pants, shirt, underwear - size 8 boys
Shoes - size 4, socks also

Christian, 10 y.o., #485:
Pants, shirt, underwear - size 12/14 boys
Shoes -size 7, socks also

Kelly, 16 y.o., #477:
Gift card requested due to age

Van, 18 y.o., #476:
Gift card requested due to age

R'Tiana, 6 y.o., #478:
Coat - size large
Shirt - size medium
Pants - size 10/12
Shoes -s size 13 ½, socks also

Kayla, 7 y.o., #479:
Coat, shirt, pants, underwear - size 8/10
Shoes - size 2, socks also

Eboni, 15 y.o., #480:
Pant, shirt, coat - size 9/10 juniors
Underwear - size 7 panty, 32B bra
Shoes -size 10, socks also

Ty, 11 y.o., #481:
Pants, shirt, underwear, coat - size 16/18 boys

Matthew, 11 y.o., #482:
Pants, shirt, underwear - size 8/10
Shoes -size 2 ½, socks also

Jacob, 5 y.o., #483:
Pants, shirt, underwear - size 5
Shoes - size 13 wide, socks also

Sean, 6 y.o., #487:
Gift card requested

Leigh, 15 y.o., #488:
Gift card requested

Mark, 14 y.o., #489:
Gift card requested

Kali, 17 y.o., #490
Gift card requested

Taylor, 8 y.o., #491:
Gift card requested

Derami, 15 y.o., #492:
Gift card requested

William, 18y.o., #493:
Pants - size 32/33
Shirt - size large
Underwear - size W32, boxers
Shoes - size 10, socks also

Marc, 16 y.o., #494:
Pants - size 30/30
Shirt - size large
Underwear - size W30, boxers
Shoes - size 10 ½ , socks also

PLEASE contact me ASAP so we can get these children school clothing before school starts.

Sharon Herbert,
Community Resource Specialist
Fayette County DFCS
905 Highway 85 South
Fayetteville, Georgia 30215
Office: 770-460-2477