Thursday, January 19, 2012

High Museum of Art Hosts Canned Food Drive Benefitting Atlanta Community Food Bank

Inspired by Andy Warhol’s paintings of 32 cans of Campbell’s Soup featured in the current Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters exhibition, the High Museum of Art has partnered with the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Campbell Soup Company to host a canned food drive.

From Friday, January 27, through Sunday, January 29, visitors to the Museum are encouraged to bring canned food donations. For every one food item donated, visitors will receive $1 off of Museum admission, up to $10 off. The discount may also be applied to Museum membership.

In support of the initiative, Campbell Soup Company has donated 3,024 cans of soup, and staff members from the Atlanta Community Food Bank will be at the Museum to accept donations.

In addition, Aaron Albrecht, designer at The Beck Group, will create a sculpture using the donated Campbell’s Soup cans. The sculpture will be on display in the Museum’s Margaretta Taylor Lobby.

For more information on the food drive, visit

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2012 Fayette Charity Classic 5K/10K Goes Beyond Uniting Charitable Organizations

Providing Opportunities For All To Get Involved, Make A Difference
Faced with the familiar challenges associated with today’s economic environment, one local charity is thinking outside the box and revamping their annual run/walk fundraiser. What would have been Fayette Senior Services (FSS) 4th annual March For Meals 5K/1mike run/walk, has now been appropriately re-named the “Fayette Charity Classic”. Participation benefits have also extended to other Fayette County 501.c.3 charities to create one unique collaborative fundraising effort.

An exciting new 10K course has been added to the 5K and 2K run/walk. The 10K and 5K courses are USA Track & Field (USATF) certified and qualifiers for the Peachtree Road Race. The Fayette Charity Classic will be held on March 17, 2012 at 8 a.m. at the Fayette County Justice Center complex, 3 Center Drive, Fayetteville, Georgia. Participants can register at or download registration forms and other event information at

Currently there are eight participating charities – Fayette Senior Services, AVPride, Fayette Youth Protection Home, CASA, Real Life Center, Fayette FACTOR, Healing Bridge, and Promise Place. Opportunities are still open to more local charities. Each participating charity must be a Fayette-based 501.c.3, complete a registration form, and provide a minimum of 2 volunteers to assist with the event. In return, $20 of every $30 registration fee goes to the participating charity. Additionally, each will receive 20% of sponsor dollars brought in by the registered charity. Free exhibitor's space at the race day Expo will also be provided to the participating charities.

“Opening up to county-wide charity participation is a unique way to emphasize the UNITY within our CommUNITY,” says Fayette Senior Services CEO, Debbie Britt. She adds “By taking a synergistic approach to a traditional fundraising event we can economize community support, leverage our resources, capitalize on volunteer engagement, and maximize the event's outcome to everyone’s benefit.”

Sponsors play a vital role in the success of the event and for business who want to enhance company awareness, expand market reach, and create good will there are plenty of sponsor opportunities. Presenting sponsors of the 2012 Fayette Charity Classic are C&C Fence, Foundation Sports, Senior Helpers, and The Nutrition Shoppe. Other sponsors include Joe Dion State Farm Insurance, Once Source General Contracting, and Acti-Kare.

The 2012 Fayette Charity Classic will benefit nearly every age group or demographic via the participating charities, and provide means for every individual within our community to participate. For more information about the event including how to become a participating charity, sponsor, or volunteer visit or call 770-461-0813.

The tagline for the event ‘RUN. WALK. RAISE...’ is a challenge to residents and those affiliated with our community to participate in one capacity or another – if not in the race, then to raise their hand and volunteer to help with the event, make a donation, or leverage their social networks to raise funds and awareness. For that reason, race organizers and participating charities have created a presence for the Fayette Charity Classic on Facebook and Crowdrise, an innovative web-based fundraising platform (

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Christian City Asks the Community for Help

The Children’s Village at Christian City is in need of the following items and would appreciate any help the community can provide:

Sponsor A Child: Choose a boy or a girl to sponsor and receive a photo, profile and regular updates. $30 a month helps to pay for basic needs such as food, clothing and education

· Donations to Graceland Thrift Shop. Proceeds help to pay for the education of the children who live in the cottages. Volunteers are needed to work in the Thrift Shop to accept donations, sort, and help with customers

· Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target, Kroger, or Publix

· Paper towels, napkins, and toilet tissue
Canned fruits, vegetables, and pasta
Peanut butter and jelly
Individually wrapped snacks and drinks
Personal and dental hygiene products

· Kid friendly cereals
· Batteries
· Cleaning supplies
· Ziploc bags of all sizes

Please contact Heidi Becker at 770-703-2636 for drop off details or for more information about the Children’s Village and how you can Sponsor A Child. Christian City has been caring for abandoned and abused children in a family centered residential setting since 1965. Children live in cottages with full time house parents. Over 1,000 children have called Christian City “home.” For more information, please visit our website at

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Soles4Souls, the Shoe Charity, Announces Partnership with H&R Block for Charitable Tax Season

The country’s most popular tax service is encouraging customers to donate portion of tax fee to a good cause

Soles4Souls®, the international shoe charity, announced a new partnership with H&R Block to offer Americans a unique opportunity to transition the holiday spirit into the tax season. A referral coupon for Soles4Souls is available for clients receiving tax services from H&R Block from January 1st until April 18th, with $25 going to support their mission of providing shoes to people in need. With franchise locations in every major metro in North America, Soles4Souls is hoping to garner lots of support for the campaign.

“The dreaded tax season is being given a silver lining this year,” said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. “Our relationship with H&R Block is an easy opportunity for individuals to print off a referral coupon and $25 from their fees will be donated to help people in need.”

For more information on the partnership visit, or to print the referral form visit this H&;R Block link.

About Soles4Souls®
Soles4Souls collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-enterprise efforts to eradicate poverty. Soles4Souls’ other two divisions, Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls, provide the same relief and support through clothing and other necessities. Donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit,, or for more information.