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Broadway in Atlanta raises $18K for Bert’s Big Adventure

Broadway in Atlanta raises $18K for Bert’s Big Adventure

ATLANTA -- Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta kicked off its 2014/2015 series in Atlanta this past Tuesday with the city’s debut of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, featuring a special check presentation prior to the start of the show. The donation from the presenters of the first-class touring musicals was given to Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families.

The contribution was a result of previous ticket sales for the Atlanta debut of the series’ musical The Little Mermaid, which ran at the Fox Theatre until July 13. For every ticket sold during pre-season, $5 was donated to benefit the Atlanta-based nonprofit organization.

Kroger raises $232K for Children's Miracle Network

Kroger raises $232K for Children's Miracle Network

(WXIA) -- Kroger customers in metro Atlanta recently showed that they are a charitable bunch.

During the final two weeks in May, shoppers raised $232,000 for the Children's Miracle Network through the Miracle Balloons promotion.

For only $1, a customer could purchase a paper balloon to hang in a local Kroger. All proceeds from the fundraiser went directly to Children's Miracle Network hospitals and health networks, such as Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

"Kroger customers consistently show their care for our communities by constantly going above and beyond with their charitable donations," Glynn Jenkins, spokesperson for Kroger's Atlanta division, said in a release. "Through their support of the Miracle Balloons program, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of children."

Trafficlogists Crash Clark and Fred McFarlin surprise customers at the Two Minit Car Wash

Trafficlogists Crash Clark and Fred McFarlin surprise customers at the Two Minit Car Wash


ATLANTA -- Pollen, dirt, street grime and more is what covered the cars that rolled into the "Two Minit" Car Wash on Piedmont Avenue this week.

11Alive Trafficologists Crash Clark and Fred McFarlin surprised customers with a Random Act of Kindness to brighten their day, and their cars.

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Local restaurants make 5 Make-a-Wish dreams come true

Local restaurants make 5 Make-a-Wish dreams come true

(WXIA) -- Diners at two metro Atlanta-based restaurant chains had a hand in making wishes come true for five very special children.

Throughout March and April, J. Christopher's and Reveille Café customers donated more than $47,000 to the Make-a-Wish organizations in Georgia and Middle Tennessee. Make-a-Wish grants surprises to children living with life-threatening medical conditions.

Thanks to the diners' generosity, Make-a-Wish was able to send five kids on trips of a lifetime:

Andrea, age 3
Hematologic (blood) disorder
Andrea got to go to Disney World and meet her idols -- Mickey and Minnie; Peter Pan and Tinkerbell; Pluto and Goofy.

Bryce, age 4
Wilms' tumor (kidney cancer)
Bryce got to fly on a plane to Disney World, ride the rides and meet Mickey Mouse.

Elijah, age 8
Respiratory condition
Elijah took an "absolutely awesome" trip to Disney World.

A special Random Act of Kindness for National Waiters and Waitresses Day.

A special Random Act of Kindness for National Waiters and Waitresses Day.

ATLANTA -- May 21 is National Waiters and Waitresses Day, so 11Alive wanted to surprise a few unsuspecting servers at The Flying Biscuit Cafe on Piedmont Avenue as a thank you for their hard work.

Do you know someone who deserves a Random Act of Kindness? Nominate them today!

11Alive News teams up with Wanda Smith of V103 for a special Random Act of Kindness.

11Alive News teams up with Wanda Smith of V103 for a special Random Act of Kindness.


ATLANTA -- We know 11Alive viewers love to hear about people doing positive things in our community.

So, this morning we're teaming up with Wanda Smith of V103 - The People's Station for a very special Random Act of Kindness.

Wanda is first to join 11Alive's Karyn Greer and DeMarco Morgan at the anchor desk for Radio Week. All week long Atlanta's top radio personalities will work side-by-side with us to spread Random Acts of Kindness!

Do you know someone who deserves a Random Act of Kindness? Nominate them today!


Curbed.com names its Top 10 Atlanta Projects for 2014

Curbed.com names its Top 10 Atlanta Projects for 2014

ATLANTA -- Real estate website Curbed.com has released a list of Top 10 Atlanta Projects for 2014.

In introducing its list, curbed.com says, “Whether they're wrapping up, just starting or somewhere in between, major projects will be making mega progress all year long. Step back and think about it: Can any other city compete with a roster like this? Not just this year, but in any single year?”

Curbed.com's top 10 are: