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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.

Fulton County’s Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility celebrates 10th anniversary

Fulton County’s Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility celebrates 10th anniversary

ATLANTA -- The Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility is celebrating 10 years of service to Intown Atlanta Seniors.  The Fulton County facility, named for Atlanta native and community activist Helene S. Mills, opened on Tuesday, September 17, 2002.

A 10th Anniversary celebration scheduled for Friday, September 21, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. will feature an elegant evening of dining and dancing.  The 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.

Atlanta-based Invesco acts locally for National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11

Atlanta-based Invesco acts locally for National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11

 

Atlanta-Based Invesco Acts Locally For National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11

 

Employees of Global Firm Headquartered in Atlanta Find Meaningful Ways to Serve Their Hometown

 

ATLANTA, SEPT. 12, 2012 -- This year, employees at Invesco’s Atlanta office chose to commemorate the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance by giving back to the city they call home.  Employees participated in three service activities around Atlanta, including collecting cellphones for military servicemen, improving a local park and feeding the homeless.

 

In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance to commemorate the 9/11 victims and survivors, and to honor those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.  It has become one of the largest days of charitable service in the U.S.

 

Fulton Fresh celebrates end of 2012 season

Fulton Fresh celebrates end of 2012 season

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension will celebrate the end of the second season of the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, September 12th at the Shrine of the Black Madonna located at 946 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am.  

Fulton County Cooperative Extension, in an effort to address health disparities, began the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market Program in 2011.  Fulton County residents living in “food deserts." areas with limited access to mainstream grocery stores, are able to get fresh vegetables and nutrition education from the Fulton Fresh mobile units.

In response to public demand, the program added an additional mobile unit to reach more communities.  The Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market trucks delivered an estimated 8 tons of fresh produce to more than 1,800 residents living in 12 areas identified as food deserts.   In 2011, Fulton Fresh provided

Atlanta-based Invesco employees to volunteer for three causes on Sept. 11

Atlanta-based Invesco employees to volunteer for three causes on Sept. 11

Contact:   Mitch Leff, 404-861-4769, mitch@leffassociates.com

Atlanta-based Invesco Employees to Volunteer for Three Causes on Sept. 11, National Day of Service and Remembrance

Employees to Improve a Local Playground, Make Food for the Homeless, Collect Cellphones for Military

 

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, employees at Invesco’s Atlanta’s office will commemorate the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance by giving back to the city they call home.

Seventy-five percent of Invesco’s nearly 400 employees are expected to take part in employee-organized efforts, including feeding the hungry, collecting used cell phones for members of our military and erecting a swing set in a local park.