There are quite a few new announcements….please take a moment to review….
Please join us Friday, September 27th for Bartow Collaborative. The meeting will be held at Cartersville First Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall. Coffee/networking begin @ 8:15 am followed by a brief business meeting and strategy breakouts. This month, we will divide into 3 Strategy Teams offering partners the opportunity to meet and greet others with like interest, hear program updates and discuss future projects Our 3 teams are Homeless, Mental Health and Addictive Disease, and Teen Pregnancy Prevention. Please be sure to review minutes from the August 16th meeting – Download from http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update Sept. 16th.
(new) The next meeting for Bartow Emotional Health Resources will be THIS Wednesday, September 18th from 1:00-3:00 PM @ the REMAX Office on 1124 North Tennessee Street.
(new) The next Family Promise Meeting will be held THIS Thursday, September 19th @ 6:30 pm at Sam Jones Methodist Church.
LAST CHANCE to register for the fifth annual Neighborhood Summit – THIS SATURDAY,September 21, 2013. Sponsored by The Neighborhood Fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the training is to strengthen nonprofit capacity. Registration is $25 which includes lunch. For more information, visit NeighborhoodSummit.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can download the flier from http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update Sept. 16th.
(new) Bartow County Department of Family and Children Services is looking for a double stroller and 2 infant car seats for a family in need. If you can help, please contact Susan Ollis @ email@example.com.
(new) Toyo Tire has printers to donate to nonprofits. The following HP’s are available: HP LaserJet M9050 MFP (Black ink only, photocopier, printer with paper sorter), HP LaserJet 9040dn (Black Ink Only, printer), HP LaserJet 9500dn (color ink printer), HP LaserJet 9040dn (black ink only printer), HP LaserJet M9050 MFP (Black ink only, photocopier, printer with paper sorter). For more information contact Kary L. Gilkeson firstname.lastname@example.org 678-721-7259.
The 3nd annual Empty Bowls event will be held in Bartow County, Sunday, Sept. 29th @ Cartersville Civic Center from 12 pm – 3:00 pm. This is an international grass roots effort to fight hunger. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation of $20, guests keep the unique, hand crafted bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Choose from over 300 ceramic handmade, one of a kind bowls to keep. Then fill your bowl to keep with your lunch donated by local area restaurants.100% of the money raised goes to Back Pack Buddies program benefitting Bartow County and Cartersville City School-Aged children. For more information contact Paula Womack @ 770-387-4722 or Kelly Whitmire @ 770-606-5871.
Belk’s Fall Charity Day
Belk Charity Sale is a private, four-hour sale dedicated to supporting local non-profit organizations. Participating charities have the opportunity to raise money for their organization by selling event tickets at $5 each. This year’s Belk Charity Day will be Saturday, November 9th from 6:30 – 10:00 am. For more information, contact Larry Williams or Elizabeth Patterson at 770-382-3770, ext. 220 or 210. An Information Flier can be downloaded from the Bartow Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – September 16th.
Bartow County Department of Family and Children Services
Bartow County needs foster and adoptive parents for OUR children! If you or someone you know are interested, please attend the next Foster and Adoptive Parent Orientation TODAY, September 17th at 6:00pm. You will get a lot of information to help you decide if fostering or adopting is right for your family, and hear about upcoming IMPACT (training) classes. For more information, contact Kelly Waits at email@example.com or (770) 387-3943.
Battle of the Bandswill be held THIS SATURDAY, Sept. 21st from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Stop Taxes Parking Lot in Adairsville. Sponsored by 1Stop Taxes, Refuge of Hope, Day Seven, and Christian Advisories, there will also be special musical guest, Day Seven and Jac Rip. For more information or to register, contact Brittany@1STOPFSS.com.
(new) Greater New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
Second Annual Run for the Son 5k/1 Mile Walk/Run will be held on September 21st at Dellinger Park in Cartersville @ 8:00 a.m. Funds raised will go to further our ministry efforts while building community awareness of the importance of not only our spiritual health, but also our physical and emotional well-being. Partnering with Soles 4 Souls, the event hopes to receive donations of gently used or new shoes to distribute to victims of abject sufferings. For more information contact Gloria Calhoun @ Gloria.Calhoun@qualitycareforchildren.org.
Advocates for Bartow’s Children
Advocates FORE! Children Inaugural Golf Tournament will be held September 23rd at the Woodland Hills Golf Club. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.AdvoChild.org.
(new) New Beginning Food Outreach and Modern Woodman of America
Community In Action Daywill be held Saturday, November 2nd. Sponsored by Modern Woodman of America, New Beginnings Food Outreach, Son-Shine Baptist Church and Sufficient Grace Gospel Singers, the event will be held from 10am – 8 pm @ 7034 Glade Rd. in Acworth. The public is invited to enjoy gospel singing and free dinner (BBQ, Hamburgers, Hot dogs). Community Education Programs such as stranger safety and fire safety will be offered throughout the day. Nonprofits are encouraged to set up a booth and provide educational information or an educational presentation during the day. To register for a booth, presentation, or to sponsor, contact email@example.com or 404-563-4591. A schedule of events will be provided in October.
Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth
The 2nd Annual Joining Hands Across Georgia Suicide Prevention Coalitions Conference will be held THIS Friday, September 20th from 8:30 am – 4:30pm at Georgia Highlands College in Rome. Registration fee is $15 which includes lunch, snacks and conference material. For more information contact 706-295-6339 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter
Local events include: A Mid-Day Café is scheduled for Thursday September 26th from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm @ Cedartown Library. For more information or to register contact 1-800-272-3900. The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease will be held Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Cameron Hall Senior Living Communities, Ellijay, GA. Virtual Dementia Tours following the presentation. To rsvp for lunch contact Jessi Barton at 706-515-4100.
(new) Georgia Dept. of Public Health – Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
Tri-Regional Faith and Community Health Summit will be held October 3-5, 2013 at Saint Philip A.M.E. Church, 240 Candler Road in Atlanta. Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this free event will gather hundreds of faith and community partners from the eight southeastern states to Atlanta, GA, for one purpose, “Building Healthier Communities through Education, Empowerment, and Engagement.” For more information or to register, visit http://www.triregionalsummit.org.
(new) Cartersville City Schools
Parent University is a Parent Involvement Program that empowers parents as leaders, teachers, leaners and advocates. A Class/Resource Fair will be held Saturday, Oct. 19th from 8:30-11:30 at Cartersville Elem. School. The program will focus on fitness and health for parents and children. If you’d like to set up a both or have information to share with parents, pleases contact Kathi White @ email@example.com or call 470-315-0520. The Goal of Parent University is to build effective relationships between schools and parents in order to support academic achievement and increase graduation rate.
(new) Georgia Dept. of Public Health – Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
The Southern Crescent Area Agency on Aging training to become a Certified Workshop Leader for the Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) will be held October 16 & 17 and October 23 & 24 at Coweta County Fairgrounds in Newnan. For more information contact Erika Lee @ 404.657-0939 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit http://www.livewellagewell.info for more information on this program.
(new) Ga. Commission on Family Violence
The 7th Annual Domestic Violence Conference will be held Friday, October 25th from 8am-4:15 pm @ Gignilliat Memorial Hall, Dalton State College. The conference provides information and training to professionals, community organizations, faith communities, and families in order to increase understanding, dispel myths, and assist attendees in effectively identifying/responding to domestic violence. The cost is $40 which includes lunch. You can register online @ http://dvconference2013.eventbrite.com/. For more information contact email@example.com or call 706.272.2258, ext. 2153.
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