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FMSA and Sandy Springs church partner for Thanksgiving

FMSA and Sandy Springs church partner for Thanksgiving

First Montessori School of Atlanta has partnered with the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church on its annual Thanksgiving Outreach Project. The church expects to provide a warm and nourishing meal for more than 350 homeless and needy individuals in the Sandy Springs area from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 22. The church is located on Mount Vernon Highway.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

FMSA Students Collect Eyeglasses for OneSight

FMSA Students Collect Eyeglasses for OneSight

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The First Montessori School of Atlanta Kids Care Club recently collected 145 pairs of eyeglasses to benefit OneSight, a family of vision care charities dedicated to providing healthy vision, eyewear and sun protection to people in need around the world.

The FMSA Kids Care Club is comprised of 25 students, who range in age from six to eleven years old. The club empowers children to help better our world by sponsoring and participating in hands-on service projects.

The eyewear collected during the month-long drive included reading glasses, bifocals, sunglasses and non-prescription glasses, said Kids Care Club Coordinator Heather South. The glasses were given to LensCrafters to distribute through OneSight.

22nd AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run Raises $850,000 and Counting

22nd AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run Raises $850,000 and Counting

ATLANTA -- Atlanta’s support for AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run has resulted in $850,000 raised and counting. The 2012 AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run on Sunday, October 21 in Piedmont Park has grown to be the largest AIDS-related fundraising event in the Southeast with more than 10,000 participants, including over 1,000 runners. Donations will continue to be accepted through Friday, November 30.

"Donations are still coming in from teams as well as individuals who can give at www.aidswalkatlanta.com,” says Mark B. Rinder, Chairman of the Board of AID Atlanta. “We are on track, based on last year's pace, to achieve our goal of raising $1 Million."

Look for JROTC cadets collecting for the Empty Stocking Fund Nov. 3-4

Look for JROTC cadets collecting for the Empty Stocking Fund Nov. 3-4

More than 2,000 JROTC cadets from 30 metro Atlanta high schools
to participate in historic fundraising effort

On Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th, visitors to metro Atlanta Kroger stores are likely to be met by a smiling, uniformed JROTC cadet with an Empty Stocking Fund logo, as more than 2,000 cadets representing 30 metro Atlanta high schools’ JROTC programs will be working outside metro Kroger stores to raise awareness of and contributions for The Empty Stocking Fund, an Atlanta-based, Atlanta-serving non-profit organization that has been providing holiday gifts to Atlanta’s neediest children since 1926. 

All About Developmental Disabilities honors Buckhead’s Pease family with 2012 Legacy Award

All About Developmental Disabilities honors Buckhead’s Pease family with 2012 Legacy Award
2012 Legacy Breakfast Recognizes Advocacy Efforts of Families Living with Developmental Disabilities

All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) honored the Pease family of Buckhead at its 2012 Legacy Breakfast. The award was presented at the organization’s 2012 Legacy Breakfast, held Oct. 11 at the Atlanta History Center. More than 300 attended the event, which raised money to support services, advocacy and training for families living with developmental disabilities.

“So many of those who attend the Legacy Breakfast have a personal connection to developmental disabilities, be it a child, a sibling, or a relative,” said Bari Love, co-chair of the event. “The money raised at this year’s event will help hundreds of families in Georgia better support their loved ones with services to integrate them better into their communities.”

Buckhead’s Pease Family Honored with Legacy Award

Habersham Gardens Hosts FMSA Art Show

Habersham Gardens Hosts FMSA Art Show

MIDTOWN -- Habersham Gardens, located in Midtown Atlanta, welcomed fall with an art show by students of First Montessori School of Atlanta. Approximately 185 colorful pinwheels, sunflowers and seed packets were displayed during the evening reception.

Art Teacher Theresa Dean mixed history with art, exposing students to early American art and how seed packets were originally produced. Since many farmers in early America couldn't read, packets included both images and text. When designing their artwork, some FMSA students got very creative and made up names for their plants, she said.

The students drew sunflowers, outlined them with black glue and then painted them with water colors.

"This is the third year we've worked with Habersham Gardens on this fun event," said Head of School Jerri King.

Eat at Chipotle, help Piedmont Park's Education Garden

Eat at Chipotle, help Piedmont Park's Education Garden

ATLANTA -- Eating at Chipotle Mexican Grill just got even better.

All Atlanta-area Chipotle locations will donate the day's proceeds to the Education Garden at Piedmont Park this Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The giveaway is part of the restaurant chain's recognition of Food Day, a nationwide movement that works to improve food policies.

Chipotle will give the Education Garden up to $10,000. More than 800 children visit the garden every year to learn about natural and organic gardening methods.

You can do your part to help the garden by eating at Chipotle on Wednesday. Visit chipotle.com to find your nearest location.