I Do & I'm Done needs locals to donate new and used dresses for a June event.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
There are several ways that you can make a difference and assist our friends up north.
The entire country was rocked when news of the twin bombings at the Boston Marathon began appearing on various media outlets, including Patches in Massachusetts. Now that the initial shock has worn off, many people around the country want to know what they can do to make life a little bit easier for people affected by the terrorist attack. If you are not afraid of needles (and even if you are), the American Red Cross is in need of blood donations for the hundreds of victims being cared for in Boston's hospitals. Roswell residents can visit their two closest American Red Cross locations, which are in Alpharetta and Marietta, to donate blood. Please be aware that the Red Cross has stated that they have all the blood they need for the Boston …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Two properties were recently donated to Habitat by Bank of America.
Bank of America has donated two properties to Roswell-based Habitat for Humanity – North Central Georgia in support of the affiliate’s efforts to build affordable housing in partnership with low-income families in North Fulton, Forsyth and Cherokee County. The donations are part of a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity International through which the bank will donate up to 2,000 vacant properties for renovation or reconstruction over the next three years. In North Fulton, Forsyth and Cherokee County, low-income families will build in partnership with Habitat North Central Georgia volunteers over the next year, rehabilitating local donated properties. “The donation of these properties by Bank of America is a tremendous boost to …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The 2013 Project Overcoat runs through Jan. 19.
Kroger’s Atlanta Division is teaming up with several local businesses and charities to keep families warm during the cold winter months in Georgia. The 2013 Project Overcoat campaign runs through Jan. 19, according to a press release from Kroger. During that time, Kroger customers and associates are encouraged to bring new or gently used coats to any store location throughout metro Atlanta. Partners with Kroger include: the Atlanta Mission, United Way and Kiss 104.1FM, FedEx and WAGA FOX 5. "Temperatures are dropping quickly, and our coldest months are still ahead," Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger’s Atlanta Division, said in a press release. "We hope that with the help of our customers and …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Do you have items you no longer need? A number of holiday collections are underway and items can be easily donated at one location. Find out more!
Are you buying a new winter jacket? Do you have holiday lights that no longer work? Did your kids get duplicate toys this year? Did Santa bring you a new cell phone? If you have items you’d like to toss but aren’t sure what to do with them, a number of collections are taking place in Roswell and items can be dropped off right at Goodwill Stores - Donation Center. One collection seeking new items and not used ones is Toys for Tots. New, unwrapped toys are being sought for children in the area. Though the 2012 campaign is over, if you still have toys that need to be collected e-mail the North Atlanta Marine Toys for Tots Foundation at email@example.com. If you have coats you no longer need, donations are always collected at North Fulton …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Red Kettle donations can be made at Kroger locations throughout the holiday season
Kroger stores in Georgia, South Carolina and Eastern Tennessee are ringing in the holiday season with The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign. From now until Dec. 24, volunteer bell ringers will be at Kroger stores in Roswell to raise money that provides toys for children, meals for the hungry, coats for the homeless and help for communities facing natural disasters. “Kroger is excited to once again partner with The Salvation Army this holiday season,” says Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “We encourage our customers and associates to join us in supporting the Red Kettle Campaign, a cause that truly embraces the holiday spirit.” Last year, Kroger’s Atlanta Division raised…
Monday, November 19, 2012
The Drake House's Holiday Needs program has a few easy ways for anyone to help out this holiday season.
The holiday season is upon us and several local charities could use an extra boost, including the Drake House, which is asking locals for donations and their time. Volunteer and Resource Coordinator Lynn Canty told Roswell Patch the Drake House's ongoing needs to support the families living there are specifically: gift cards to local businesses, people to volunteer their time and food pantry items. The "cards are easy to store, as space is at a premium for us and we are able to assist in numerous ways with them," she said. "They can provide for a prescription for a sick child, buy undergarments or shoes for a mom or child, assist with a clothing item needed for a school uniform or work uniform, buy perishable groceries for the food pantry …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
North Fulton high schools will use cans to competitively build architectural structures.
The race is on to help North Fulton high schools end hunger in the Atlanta community through the collection of canned food items. But unlike the usual canned food drive, students are using the donated cans as a real-world lesson to sharpen their architectural design skills. Fulton County Schools has joined the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, North Point Mall, and the architectural firm of Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood to host the first-ever Atlanta area “Can Do Good” social design competition. The competition asks high schools to hold canned food drives and then design and build an imaginative structure made completely of those cans and other non-perishable food items. The high school teams still need cans to reach their collection …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Eat out at participating restaurants, Thursday, May 3, to help raise funds for the Atlanta Humane Society's North Fulton campus.
Treat yourself to breakfast, lunch and dinner out on the town and help the animals of the Atlanta Humane Society at the same time. The “Tables for Tails” event will take place this Thursday, May 3 at participating restaurants around the greater North Fulton area. Dine at some of Atlanta’s most popular eateries guilt free knowing that 20 percent of your check will be donated to Atlanta Humane Society for general operating support. Here are the restaurants participating at this time: Alessio's: 640 W Crossville Rd Roswell, GA 30075 (770) 640-8099 Altobeli's: 3000 Old Alabama Rd Johns Creek, GA 30022 (770) 664.8055 Brusters of Cumming: 878 Buford Road Cumming, GA 30041 (770) 205-4199 Brusters of Alpharetta: 5850 Gateway Drive Alpharetta, GA…
Monday, February 6, 2012
North Fulton Community Charities wants to raise more than $200,000 this month to continue its programs to build self-sufficiency and prevent homelessness and hunger.
North Fulton Community Charities is in the second week of its "Have a Heart for NFCC" month, during which it has a goal to raise more than $200,000 to help families in the community. Events coming up include a Couponing Expo and a local band Rocking Out for a Good Cause. NFCC’s mission is to build self-sufficiency and prevent homelessness and hunger in the community by providing emergency assistance and enrichment programs. Local residents can make donations online at NFCC's website. A tax receipt can be provided. While there you can also arranged to donate time, "stuff" for the thrift store and food for the food pantry. According to NFCC, unless otherwise designated, all monetary contributions are used to assist families with rent, …