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Random Acts of Kindness: Jillian Serfozo

Random Acts of Kindness: Jillian Serfozo

ATLANTA -- Today's random act of kindness is for Jillian Serfozo. 

Jillian is a 5th grader at Morningside Elementary School. Each morning at school she helps escort the students with special needs from their school buses to their classrooms and back. She is known by other students and teachers as an "ambassador of kindness" and is constantly seen doing kind things for others. 

Thanks to a generous donation from Stone Mountain Park, 11Alive surprised Jillian with tickets for her and her family to enjoy Snow Mountain as a random act of kindness. 

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

ATLANTA -- Children and families in need and outstanding students will be the focus of a “Community Cares” Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 20, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  The event will feature distribution of toys, clothing, non-perishable items and recognition of students who have demonstrated academic excellence and perfect attendance.  Community partners supporting the event with entertainment, food, resources and giveaways include Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth, V103 FM, Music Education Group (MEG), Treasure Chest, Inc., and other caring sponsors.

Atlanta Hawks & 11Alive: Random Act of Kindness

Atlanta Hawks & 11Alive: Random Act of Kindness

ATLANTA, Ga. -- For today's random act of kindness, 11Alive and the Atlanta Hawks teamed up to provide nearly 100 Christmas trees to military families around Georgia. 

This week, 11Alive's parking lot transformed into a Christmas tree stand thanks to a very special random act of kindness by the Atlanta Hawks. 

The Atlanta Hawks worked directly with the USO to identify 89 military families in need of some holiday cheer. The number 89 represents Kyle Korver 's 89 consecutive three pointers. 

Right now, the NBA record for consecutive three pointers is 89 and everyone is hoping Kyle will break the record this Friday and make history. 

Andrea Carter, the Atlanta Hawks' Community Development Director, says this is their unique way of giving back and honoring Kyle. The Atlanta Hawks also gave each family tickets to a Hawks game this season. 

fab'rik launching thrift store

fab'rik launching thrift store

ATLANTA -- One of Atlanta's most popular boutiques is branching out into the thrift store business, and it's all for a good cause.

fab'rik is launching a high-end thrift store in Midtown with lots of donated designer labels.

A grand opening party will be held Wednesday night, with the public opening scheduled for Thursday.

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Store employees plan to mentor young women who are struggling financially and hold periodic free shopping events to help them fill their closets. They are also accepting donations of gently used clothing.

free fab'rik is located at 1114 West Peachtree Street between 12th and 13th streets.

Commissioner Pitts Joins Seniors in Halloween Celebration

Commissioner Pitts Joins Seniors in Halloween Celebration

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- H. J. C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility participant Sallie Clemmons joins Fulton County District 2 At-Large Commissioner Robb Pitts for a photo as Commissioner Pitts greeted seniors during Bowden’s Annual Halloween Line Dance Jamboree.

The celebration included some seniors wearing costumes as they proved that Halloween is not just for kids. The celebration also included a pumpkin-carving contest.

The Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Aging works to help seniors to age-in-place and maintain a high quality of life. For more information about Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities and senior centers, call the Fulton County STARline at 404-613-6000.

 

Atlanta naturals go glam for a cause

Atlanta naturals go glam for a cause

ATLANTA -- Two of Atlanta’s beauty power players, Maeling Murphy creator of NaturalChica.com and Celebrity Makeup Artist Mimi J,  created a night of natural glamour with their 3rd annual 

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