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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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The Monumental Ball returns to Piedmont Park Oct. 18

The Monumental Ball returns to Piedmont Park Oct. 18

ATLANTA -- The Morningside-Lenox Park Association’s highly anticipated Monumental Ball is back for its sixth year, and it’s gearing up for the biggest neighborhood party yet!

The famed fundraiser returns to the beautiful Magnolia Hall in Piedmont Park on Friday, October 18 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to celebrate the historic community and the wonderful people who call it home. With exciting giveaways, delicious food and a special performance by the Swingin’ Medallions, this year’s Monumental Ball is sure to be the talk of the town.

Fulton's Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility to Celebrate 11 Years of Fellowship and Fun

Fulton's Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility to Celebrate 11 Years of Fellowship and Fun

The Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility will celebrate 11 years of fellowship and fun for Fulton County Seniors.  The Friends of Mills will host a luncheon on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Hall. Following the luncheon, participants will enjoy trivia games and cake. The Fulton County facility, named for Atlanta native and community activist Helene S. Mills, opened on Tuesday, September 17, 2002.   The Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility is located at 515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Open from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, the facility offers a low cost breakfast and lunch, classes and social activities, aerobics/arthritis therapy, aquatics and other services that enrich the minds, bodies and spirits of seniors age 55 and over.  All Fulton County seniors are eligible to use the facility regardless of where they live.