United Way of Bartow


Jogging Strollers are Welcome!
– New for 2013 – Certified Course!

Online Registration:

Start and Finish: Cartersville Soccer Complex (behind Cartersville Middle School), 152 Milner Road, Cartersville, GA 30120
Directions: From I-75 take exit 288 and go West on Hwy 113. Follow Hwy 113 for 2.9 miles through Cartersville until you
see McDonald’s on your left at Douthit Ferry Road. Turn Left onto Douthit Ferry. Go 1.1 miles and turn right at the
four-way stop onto Walnut Grove. Follow Walnut Grove for 0.4 miles and turn left onto Pine Grove Road and the next
left into the Soccer Complex parking lot. Please be advised that some online map services will not find this location.

Course: This is a fast course around Cartersville Middle School and Etowah River Walk.
Thanks to Cartersville Middle School and…

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Important Dates, News and Events for Bartow County Ga.

What a great Strategy Work Session Friday! We will have minutes and recap as soon as they are available. Mark your calendars for the next Bartow Collaborative Meeting on Friday, October 25th.

Harness The Energy of Your Board of Directors
In support of local nonprofits, a FREE community event has been planned for Friday, Oct. 11th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce. Harness The Energy of Your Board of Directors targets potential and existing Board Members as well as Executive Directors and Key Staff. Pre-registration is required for complimentary lunch to Cheryl Hyde @ or 770-382-1466×109. The event is hosted by Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Bartow, NW Georgia Community Foundation and Bartow Collaborative. An Information Flier can be downloaded from the Bartow Collaborative website @ – Weekly Update – September 30th.

(new) Bartow Family Resources
3rd annual Night of Life Fundraising Banquet will be held this Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 6:30-8:30pm @ Georgia Highlands College ~ Cartersville, Georgia. This is a special evening with Kirk Walden, one of the nation’s premier pro-life speakers and Kevin Rowe, British singer and songwriter as the emcee. Table sponsors will be given preferred seating based on level of sponsorship, and General Seating will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited. To reserve your table, please contact 770-382-7224. General Setting is no charge but is first come first serve. An Information Flier can be downloaded from the Bartow Collaborative website @ – Weekly Update – September 30th.

(new) Bartow Health Department
The Bartow County Health Department will offer flu shots, at NO CHARGE, on a walk-in basis, Thursday, October 3, 2013, from 9 AM until 5:30 PM, as long as supplies last, at the Cartersville Civic Center located next to the library. This is the only day flu shots will be offered at no charge. The Influenza Vaccine Information Sheet must be read before receiving a flu shot and the 2013-14 Influenza Vaccine Consent Form must be completed.
The Health Dept. will also provide special services to accommodate disabled individuals or those who have difficulty walking. Inform one of the staff as you enter the Cartersville Civic Center that special services are needed. Forms can be downloaded from the Collaborative website – Weekly Update Sept. 30th. For more information contact the Health Department @ 770-607-6241.

(new) Salvation Army
Bartow county residents in need of Christmas Assistance may register their children at on October 24-25, 2013 from 9am to 12noon. Registration will be at Salvation Army, 16 Felton Place in Cartersville. Each family seeking assistance must apply in person in their county
of residence and must bring a valid photo I.D, two forms of current, valid identification for each parent/guardian AND child (examples are Social Security card, birth certificate, US driver’s license, state-issued non-driver ID card US passport, employee ID card, school ID card, health insurance card (not Medicare), Matricula Consular ID card, US military ID card, ESnaps verification), proof of residence (current lease OR current utility bill), proof of need (examples are Section 8 or HUD lease documents, Medicaid, Peachcare, or SNAP eligibility letter, or proof of monthly expenses and all income sources (must be 2 most recent paycheck stubs). Parents will need the clothing and shoe sizes for each child. An Informational Flier can be downloaded from the Collaborative Website – Weekly Update – Sept. 30th. For More Info please call 770-386-6256.

(new) Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter
Boot Kick’n Harvest Hustle 5K Run for the Shelter will be held Saturday October 26th, 2013at 8:00 am. Same-day registration begins at 7:00 am. Buckaroo 1 Mile fun run/walk begins at 8:10 am Registration and race begins in the Tabernacle Parking Lot. Participation Fee is $25 for the first participant & $20 for each additional team member (includes a Free Tee Shirt). Buckaroo 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Participation Fee is$15.00 (no shirts for 1 mile)
Race Day registration: $30 (no guarantee of tee shirt). Awards for First, Second and Third Place Overall Winners Male & Female Medals for First, Second and Third Place in each age group Male & Female. Registration Form can be downloaded from the Bartow Collaborative website @ – Weekly Update – September 30th.
For more information contact Good Neighbor Shelter @ 770-607-0610.

United Way of Bartow County
United Way annual TURKEY TROT will be held Saturday, November 23rd from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 5K will start and finish will be @ Cartersville Soccer Complex (behind Cartersville Middle School), 152 Milner Road. Overall male and female winners will receive trophies and top finishers in each age group will receive a frozen turkey. Entry Fee is $20 postmarked before Nov. 1 and $25 after Nov. 1. Runners may pick up number and shirt starting at 8 am the morning of the race. T-Shirt sizes are only guaranteed to early registrants. Race-Day registrants may get alternate t-shirts. For registration, link to For more information contact United Way of Bartow County at (770) 386-1677 or

Family Intervention Specialists
Project CareLink is a new program provided through FIS to help families learn if they qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program. FIS staff will assist families in filling out the application or renewal forms. An Information Flier and Registration Form can be downloaded from the Bartow Collaborative website @ – Weekly Update – September 30th. For more information, contact Amy Leker @ 770-387-2037 or email

(new) Chattahoochee Technical College
On Thursday, October 17th at the North Metro Campus, the college will be hosting the Paychecks for Patriots Atlanta Career Expo from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Building D, Room 400. This event will help connect veterans with numerous employers. These events are specific to veterans. And more information concerning this event can be found in the above attachment.
On October 9th at the North Metro Campus, the college will be hosting the Region 3 Atlanta Metro North Business and Employer Summit from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in Building D, Room 400. Speakers for the summit will include Commissioner of Labor, Mark Butler; Cherry Rizer, DOL Employment & Training Specialist; Jonathan Martin, Partner, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLC; and Don Betts, Georgia Tech. Registration for the summit is $60 per person and $50 for each additional person from the same company. Checks should be made payable to Georgia Employer Committee. For more information contact event is open to business and industry leaders, students and job seekers, the event will provide an opportunity for networking and presentations, panel discussions and a chance to askquestions. Thursday, October 24th at the North Metro Campus, the college will host a career summit titled “Bridging the Gap: Custom Solutions for Success” from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Building D, Room 400. There is no cost for the event, but pre-registration is encouraged. To register, visit For more information contact Tammy Hufstetler @ 770-528-4411 or email @

Willowbrook at Tanner
This Friday, Oct. 4th, Willowbrook will be sponsoring Dangerous Youth Trends, a free seminar to the public. The seminar will be held at the Cartersville Goodwill Career Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jesse Hambrick Jr., a sergeant with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, will be providing attendees with important information that will help them identify and prevent “dangerous youth trends,” including prescription and synthetic drugs, multimedia use and violent music trends. Six CEU’s are available for clinical professionals. Although the training is free, preregistration is required. Register online at

(new)The Military Families Learning Network
Child Care and Military Families web conference series, Children Under Stress, Part 2: Responding When Children Withdraw will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. In this installment in the Child Care and Military Families Series, our presenter will talk in greater depth about those children who express their distress through “internalizing” behaviors, such as withdrawing, regressing in their developmental skills, depression, or passively aggressive behaviors such as lying. Free, but registration is required to attend this event. Simply log on to as a “guest” a few minutes before 2 p.m. on October 15.

(new) The National Mentoring Resource Center has entered into a cooperative agreement to establish a state-of-the-art National Mentoring Resource Center. Check it out – to sign up for a free newsletter. There is also a Group Mentoring Webinar FREE on Thursday, Oct. 17th. Visit the website for more information.

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 @ 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.