Please review carefully…..wonderful projects going on in BARTOW!!!!
The next Bartow Collaborative meeting will be Fri June 28th at First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville. We will hear from Georgia Hope and Georgia Highlands. Please visit http://www.bartow.gafcp.org to review the April Minutes and all attachments.
Family Promisewill meet Thursday, June 20 @ 6:30 pm @ First Presbyterian Church. For more information contact Pat Eberlein @ email@example.com or Eric Lee @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
(new) Bartow/Cherokee Systems of Care will meet Friday, June 21 beginning at 10:00 at the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce. We will be discussing family involvement and sub-region collaboration. For more information contact Carolyn R. Johnson @ (770)607-6302 or email @ email@example.com.
(new) From Must Ministries
Calling for all volunteers…….Must Ministries needs daily assistance with the Summer Lunch Program in the Kingston area. If you could help in any way, please contact Chris Butler@ firstname.lastname@example.org Paula Rigsby @ email@example.com call 678-218-4488.
(new) From Bartow Give a Kid a Chance
Bartow Give a Kid a Chancewill be Saturday, Aug. 3 @ Cartersville Civic Center. New this year – Registration will be ONLINE ONLY. Parents must pre-register at http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com by July 20. If parents do not have access to a computer at home, they may register @ any branch of the Bartow County Library, Cartersville Career Center, and NorthPoint Church Food Pantry. You may link to the Event Flier on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website – Week of June 17.
Volunteers may also sign up via website @ http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com. For questions about volunteering, contact Carolyn Fairchild @ firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about donations, please leave a message @ 678-719-2165 or email email@example.com.
(new) From Atlanta Prosperity Campaign
The U.S. House of Representatives has just proposed a bill that would cause 2 million individuals to lose food stamps, and another 850,000 to see a decrease by about $90 a month. Advocacy work at the Atlanta Community Food Bank helps connect community voices, issues and stories to elected officials and public policy-makers in the fight against hunger and poverty. During the next couple of weeks congress will be debating the farm bill and they are trying to get information out to food stamp recipients -SNAP PROGRAM – how they can advocate themselves to the senators and legislators so that their food stamp benefits won’t get cut. You may link to the Advocacy Fliers on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website -Week of June 17. You may also contact Jolene J. Glenn @ 678-767-0502 or Jolene.firstname.lastname@example.org.
(new) From Northwest Georgia Public Health District 1.1
Please join us in celebrating and supporting great health by encouraging more Georgia men, women and families to access resources needed improve their overall health and quality of life from generation to generation. We hope that you, your colleagues and organization enjoy sharing the resources featured in this brand new 2013 Georgia Diabetes Community Resource Guide. You may link to the Resource Guide on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website – Week of June 17. You may also contact http://www.nwgapublichealth.org or (706)295-6641.
From the Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter
Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter is looking for referrals for its new Transitional Housing Program called “The Next Steps.” There are minimum program expectations-participants must be working at least 20 hours per week and taking classes for 9 hours per week. Contact Jessica Mitcham @ email@example.com with questions or to make referrals
From Community Health Network
Cartersville Famers Marketis open every Wednesday and Saturday from 7am-noon. This Saturday, June 8th you can bring your questions and samples of your plan problem to get FREE gardening information and answers by Bartow County Master Gardner Volunteers. The market is located in downtown Cartersville at 10 N. Public Square at Founders Oak Park between the fountains and City Hall. Please stop by and support our local farmers! Contact 770-607-3480 for more information. You may link to the Special Fliers on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website-Week of June 10.
From Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
You and members of your organization are welcome to attend the upcoming 2013 Focus on Eye Health: An Aging Eye Summit on June 26, 201 at 11:30 AM. This panel discussion will provide learning opportunities for professionals and caregivers working with older adults. Topics include an overview of assistive devices for diabetes management for individuals with vision impairment; a medical overview of diabetes, kidney disease, and dialysis options; and an overview of dietary needs for individuals with kidney disease. RSVP by Friday, May 30th to Carrie Lloyd at (404) 602-4360 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From MUST Ministries
MUST Ministries is helping clients in Bartow in need of rapid rehousing. Potential clients must be working and have some form of income. Referrals can be made to Kendra Moore at email@example.com. You may link to the Referral Form on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website.
From Action Ministries
Join 2,000 of your Georgia neighbors on Labor Day – Sept. 2 – for the second annual Action Dash 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run race to beat the cycle of poverty. The nearest location is in Rome. Together, we will run and walk to support Action Ministries in its mission to mobilize communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing and education. Register now @ http://www.actiondash.org.
(new) Georgia Center for Nonprofit will provide a free training… Preparing nonprofit finances for foundations and banks. Wednesday, June 19 from 10-11:30 in Marietta. The training will focus on organizations interested in learning about establishing healthy banking relationships, budget management and cash flow forecasting. Cathi Spornick, Nonprofit Loan Fund administrator, will facilitate the training session. During the session, nonprofits will be able to hear about The Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Loan Fund and the resources available to help organizations weather short-term cash crunches. To register contact Josh Phillipson @ 404-588-3216 or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
(new) You’re invited to join Voices for Georgia’s Children and Georgia Children’s Advocacy Network (GA-CAN!) this Thursday, June 20, for the next panel discussion in our Off-Session Policy Series. This month our topic is Community-based Services: Prevention, Intervention, Diversion and the New Juvenile Code. The event will be held from 2-3:30 pm @ the Ann Cramer Room at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta. Confirmed Panelists include Judge Sheri Roberts, Juvenile Court Newton County, Brad Bryant, Executive Director, Georgia Foundation for Public Education, Sharon L. Hill, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Division of Family and Children Services, Heather McDaniel, Administrator, Youth Development Division, Governor’s Office for Children and Families, Joe Vignati, Justice Division Administrator for the Governor’s Office for Children and Families. For questions, contact Polly McKinney, Voices’ advocacy director, at email@example.com.
Better Brains for Babies, sponsored by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, is now accepting applications for the next BBB train-the-trainer workshop, to be held August 22 – 23, 2013 at the Sheltering Arms Model Teaching Center in Atlanta. The application deadline is Monday, July 1 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.bbgeorgia.org.