Happy Holiday’s from United Way of Bartow County

News, Special Events and announcements for Bartow County Ga.

(new) MUST Ministries
Through their Alliance with OSHA and partnership with Goodwill of North Georgia, MUST Ministries is providing a 10-Hour General Industry certification and 4 hour Forklift Safety Training at no charge. Participants who score a 70 or above on the final test will also receive a pair of safety shoes required to work in most manufacturing and warehousing operations. To participate, you must complete a registration form, attend a 4 hour class focusing on skills for finding and returning to work, provide a picture ID and social security card, and take a 10 minute interest inventory. The 4 hour Back to Work class will be held in Cartersville at Goodwill of North Georgia on January 6 and 13 (10am-2pm) or you can attend at any MUST Ministries office. To download the registration form, visit Bartow Collaborative @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update Dec. 23. For more information, contact Beth Ray @ bray@mustministries.org or 770-790-3883.
(new) Rollins Child Development Center
Please celebrate our first year on January 14, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The Center is located @ 676 Henderson Drive in Cartersville. RSVP before January 9, 2014 @
678-535-5200 or lowens@rollinschilddevelopmentcenter.com.
(new) Goodwill Career Center
The Annual New Job Fair Recruitment Event for employers across all North Georgia will be held Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ the Cartersville Goodwill Career Center from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. Goodwill will be hosting this large event and anticipate a large number of job seekers to attend.
There is space available for up to 18 employers/agencies. Participating employers will be provided one six foot table along with two chairs and lunch will be served following the Job Fair. Participants are welcome to bring supplemental signage, displays, application material, supplies, and other items you may require at your station.
Volunteers will be on hand to assist you as needed and candidates with their resume and online application. To participate, complete the application form found on the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update Dec. 23 and return to jbenham@ging.org and CC Phyllis Bunch, pbunch@ging.org by 5:00PM, Wednesday, January 8th, 2014. For more information, contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036.
To access January’s Career Center calendar, visit the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – Dec. 23 or visit http://www.goodwillng.org
(new) Bartow County Public Library
The Library is looking for volunteers to help with PreK Book Buddies. The program is designed to promote pre-literacy skills and inspire PreK-aged children through books. At
each monthly meeting, the PreK Buddies will be read to by a teen volunteer, or Big Buddy.
Each PreK Buddy will also receive a book of their choice to take home each time they
attend. The initial program will feature four sessions at the Cartersville library on the last
Thursday at each month, January 30th, February 27th, March 27th and April
24th from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. This is a collaborative partnership with both the Cartersville City
and Bartow County School systems through an Early Childhood grant from Target. For
more information, contact Thomas Shalin @ (770) 382-4203 X134. For a PreK Book
Buddies application visit the http://www.bartow.gafcp.org -Weekly Update Dec. 23.
(new) Council on Volunteer Administrators of Rome invites you to a workshop to assist
organizations that use volunteers. RESOLUTION SOLUTIONS…Equipping Your
Organization for the New Year will be offered on January 10th from 12:30 – 5:00 @ Berry
College, Spruill Ballroom in the Krannert Center. Registration fee is $10 and you must
register by January 3. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information or to
register, visit http://www.covarome.wix.com/cova
(new) Stanford CDSMP (Chronic Disease Self-Management Program) Free Lay Leader
Training will be held on 4 days: January 16-17, 2014 and January 27-28, 2014 @ The
University of Georgia Houston County Office in Perry, Ga. The training is ideal for
professionals including: community health educators, health ministry or wellness staff,
members of faith-based organizations or community-based organizations, senior residential
housing management/staff as well as nursing students and allied health students. To
register, complete the interest form (Select ‘Lay Leader Training’ from the options
provided-Question #13) on the Georgia Department of Public Health website-
Diabetes Prevention and Control Program-Living Well Workshop page at:
http://dph.georgia.gov/living-well-workshops. Send an email one of the team members at
the DPH state office-Georgia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program at one of the
following addresses to confirm your slot. Tanvi Desai: tanvi.desai@emory.edu Stella
Ejikeme: stejikeme@dhr.state.ga.us. For more information, contact Tanvi Desai @ (404)
992-5414 or tanvi.desai@emory.edu

Happy Holiday’s from United Way of Bartow County

Happy Holiday's from United Way of Bartow County

News and important events for Bartow County Ga

The Mental Health & Addictive Disease Work Group of Bartow Collaborative and Bartow Emotional Health Resources’ Community Education & Advocacy Work Group will be hosting a Behavioral Health Stakeholder Summit & Advocacy Training tomorrow, December 17th at the Goodwill Career Center in Cartersville. From 11am to 1pm, Highland Rivers Health will be guiding community partners through a discussion regarding the current state of behavioral health and challenges and barriers that exist in Bartow County. The group will set priorities for the next year. Decision maker, community leaders, stakeholders and advocate groups who have a vested interest in persons with mental illness, addictions or developmental disabilities should attend. From 12 noon to 1pm, Kathleen Varda, Director of Strategy and Business Development at Highland Rivers Health, will offer an Advocacy Training to help participants prepare for the upcoming session that begins in January. As a past adjunct professor for Georgia State University, Ms. Varda has taught both grant writing and social welfare policy in the School of Social Work within the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. To RSVP, contact Kathleen Varda at kvarda@highlandrivers.org by 10 am on December 16th as lunch will be provided. REMINDER….
The next Bartow Collaborative Meeting will be held on January 24th. More details will follow after the first of the year.
Unless there are new partner announcements, there will not be an eblast the week of December 23, 2013 and December 30, 2013. Collaborative eblast will continue Monday, January 6, 2014.
NEWSWORTHY… Woodland High School/Cartersville High School
There will be a PIN DOWN HOMELESS DUAL wrestling match tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 17th @ 6:00 pm at Woodland High School. 100% of the proceeds will go to help the Bartow County Schools Homeless Program. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Bartow Community Christmas Luncheon The 5th Annual Community Christmas Luncheon is set for Saturday, December 21 at the First Presbyterian Church of Cartersville. Please feel free to download Spanish and English fliers from the Collaborative website…www.bartow.gafcp.org and distribute as you see the need. To volunteer or make a dessert, contact Tina Jennings @ tina@panamacitycondovacations.com or 678-899-9525.
Chopped, Food Network’s hit cooking competition show, is seeking creative, passionate, and skilled cooks who serve as Religious leaders for a special Religious Food episode. CHOPPED is only a half day shoot that would take place in the competitor’s kitchen and a one day shoot in the NYC studio with the chance to win $10,000. New episodes will begin filming this spring To apply visit http://www.choppedcasting.com(click SPECIALS: Religious Food – fill in the blank if religious food is not listed). To learn more about the show, visit http://www.foodnetwork.com/chopped. For specific questions, contact Jessica Daughtery from Chopped Casting at: 646 833 2049 or email me at jessica.daugherty@notional.com.

News and events for Bartow County Georgia

Bartow Collaborative will meet THIS Friday, Dec. 6th @ First Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Cartersville. Doughnuts and Dialogue will be this month’s program! Feel free to bring fliers, brochures, and business cards to share with your community partners. The meeting will begin @ 8: 30 am in the Fellowship Hall….be @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org.
Advocates for Children
The 2013 Jingle Jog will be this Thursday, December 5th. This 1.4 mile race will take you right down Main Street, following the same route as the Cartersville Christmas parade. Registration is $30 the day of jog. Visit https://advochild.org/events/jingle-jog/ to get signed up and make Santa’s ‘Nice List!’ For more information, contact Advocates @ (678) 605-9023. Also, please stop by and visit Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter on December 6th and see what Christmas is all about at Advocates. Learn more about the thousands of children and families we serve every year and the hope our services bring to the young lives that need it the most. Check out the chain of thanks that the kids created and have breakfast with us as we share stories and news about our programs and all of the children that we help. Make your reservation at rsvp@AdvoChild.org or call 770-387-1143.
(new) Goodwill Career Center
The next Large Multi-Employer Job Fair will be held on December 12th. Please visit the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org to access the registration form and a calendar of events during the month of December. For more information, contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036.
(new) Bartow County Parks and Recreation Department
6th annual “Hoops for Health” kick off basketball tournament will be held December 14th. The tournament is used as a fund raiser for our Camp Bartow Scholarship Program for young people in our county, as well as a fund raiser for Bartow Health Access, a 501c3 charitable health care clinic. At the tournament, every player will receive a gift bag full of goodies and a t-shirt. If you’d like to donate an item for the bag or make a monetary donation to purchase items, please contact Greg Hight @ 770-387-5149.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army needs your help today! Can you be an “Angel” this Christmas to one of Bartow County’s needy children? We have 85 angels that still need to be sponsored! For more information email Michelle.Wilson@uss.salvationarmy.org or call 770-386-6256
(new) Bartow Community Christmas Luncheon The 5th Annual Community Christmas Luncheon is set for Saturday, December 21 at the First Presbyterian Church of Cartersville. The team needs help getting the word out to the people who would benefit from a great holiday meal and some Christmas music. Please feel free to download Spanish and English fliers from the Collaborative website…www.bartow.gafcp.org and distribute as you see the need. If you would like to volunteer, shifts are from 10:00 – 12:00, 12:00 – 2:00 and clean up from 2:00 – 3:30. The Team is also in need of homemade cakes, pies, cookies and brownies that can be dropped off on the morning of the luncheon. Cookies and brownies can be packaged in baggies (two
per bags) for the to-go plates for shut-ins that churches deliver. To volunteer or make a
dessert, contact Tina Jennings @ tina@panamacitycondovacations.com or 678-899-9525.
(new) LakePoint Sports Complex
The Valentine’s Day Wine and Chocolate Half Marathon, 10k & 5k will be held
Saturday, Feb. 15th, 2014 @ The LakePoint Sports Complex – 755 Highway 293. Emerson,
GA 30137. The race will be a Ladies Only Half Marathon/10K/5K Run or Walk. Mom and
Kids are welcome (sons up to age 17 allowed to run with Mom or Grandmother). Dads are
welcome to Cheer On! The day will begin @ 5:30 am with registration, 7:30 am National
Anthem, 8:00 am Half Marathon, 5K and 10K start @ 8:20 am. The Expo opens at 9:00 am
with a Block Party and Wine Brunch. For more information, contact Leslie McMillian @
678.488.4088 or leslie.mcmillan@lakepointsports.com.
Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter will offer a Family Caregiver Workshop on
Thursday December 5th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Cartersville Medical Center,
Classroom 2. Registration is free, but required. Call 1-800-272-3900 to register. For more
information, contact Rebekah Davis @ 706-275-0819 or email @ rdavis@alz.org.
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse in Georgia: Your role in recognizing and responding
will be offered Dec. 10th from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. The Webinar, presented by Stephanie V.
Blank Center for Safe & Healthy Children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, will focus on
the basics of mandatory reporting laws of child abuse in Georgia, types of abuse that are
covered under the GA Statute regarding mandated reporting, and how to recognize the
signs that these types of abuse may be occurring, and policies and procedures related to
actually making a report of suspected child abuse. To register, visit
https://choa.ilinc.com/register/hyybrzj. For more information