REMINDER…. Bartow Collaborative will meet Friday, September 26th at First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville. The meeting will be 8:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. MEETINGS… MentorBartow will meet on Thursday, Sept. 11th @ 11:00am at the Teen Center (140 Douglas Street). For more information, contact Alaina Price @ APrice@rollinschilddevelopmentcenter.com. The Bartow Teen Maze Team will meet Monday, September 15th @ 2:00pm at Teen Center (140 Douglas Street). For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Bartow Family Promise will meet Thursday, Sept. 18th @ 6:30pm at Trinity Baptist Church. For more information, contact Pat Eberlein @ email@example.com. The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force has a planning meeting set for Monday, Sept. 29th, 10am at the Bartow Teen Center, 140 Douglas Street. The Task Force encourages anyone interested in working with the Mother/Daughter HPV Education Event set for November 13th to please attend. The Task Force needs volunteers to help with distributing invitations to mothers and daughters and volunteers to help on the night of the event. For more information, contact Angie Robinson @ 706-802-5828 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
(new) Today, Wednesday, Sept. 10th is WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY. Suicide is a major public health problem. According to the Georgia Dept. of Public Health, Bartow County reported 18 suicides in 2011; one of the largest numbers in NW Georgia. The psychological pain that leads each of these individuals to take their lives is unimaginable. Their deaths leave family and friends bereft, and often have a major ripple effect on communities. In 2012, suicide accounted for 1.4 percent of all deaths worldwide, making it the 15th leading cause of death. A single action — one call, one chat, one text, one conversation — can have a significant impact. No matter what problems you or someone you know are dealing with, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline can help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7. Share the number.
4th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser to benefit BackPack Buddies will be held Sunday, September 28th from 12:00 to 2:30 at the Cartersville Civic Center. Donors will be able to select a handmade pottery bowl created by local potters and enjoy a variety of soups, stews, chili’s and desserts donated by local restaurants, caterers and cooks with all the proceeds supporting the weekend food program. A selection of local musicians will also provide entertainment during the event. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased beforehand from the Paula Womack, City of Cartersville School System @ email@example.com or Kelly Whitmire; Bartow County School System @ firstname.lastname@example.org or tickets may be purchased at the door.
Volunteers are also welcome to help set up and clean up. For more information, contact Michelle Ogles@ email@example.com. (new) Domestic Violence Resources are available to Spanish speaking survivors of domestic violence. The Cherokee Family Violence Center has recently launched the Statewide Spanish Domestic Violence Hotline, in partnership with GCADV and funded through Georgia’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. The new Spanish hotline utilizes the existing statewide hotline administered by the Georgia Council Against Domestic Violence (1.800.33.HAVEN), allowing callers to select “Spanish” and be connected with a trained bilingual advocate 24 hours a day.
The Bridge, a United Methodist Church will offer Financial Peace beginning in September. Childcare will be provided and the registration fee is $100 for 13 weeks. For more information, visit http://www.bridgingpeople.net.
PARTNER EVENTS… WellCare WellCare would like to cordially invite you to a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, September 10th at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rome- East, located at 35 Hobson Way SE Rome, GA 30161 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. They will dedicate time to sharing how the organization can help to empower you to serve our members and their communities. The session is FREE. Please confirm your organization’s participation by contacting Jason Griggs at 678-232-5116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cartersville Goodwill Career Center
Multi-Employer Job Fair – Thursday, September 11th – 10:00am – 12:30pm – This job fair is open to all employers and community partners. Several employers include 2Work Staffing, Advance Auto Parts, Automation Personnel Services, Deep South Industrial Services, Hays State Prison, Morgan Corporation, Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center, Inc., NOTS Logistics, Premier Work at Home Contractors, Shaw Industries. Employers will be looking to fill a diverse group of positions, including, CDL Drivers, Child Care Workers, Customer Service Reps, Direct Support Staff, Industrial Cleaners, LPNs, Machine Operators, Retail Store Associates, and Warehouse Workers. For more information, contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036 or email@example.com.
Retailer’s Seasonal Recruiting Event – Wednesday, September 24th – 10:00am –12:30pm (Tentative Date and Time) – This job fair is only open to employers offering retail jobs. All Goodwill of North Georgia career centers will be holding a retail job fair on this day so our Marketing team will be spending extra time and money to make sure this event is promoted well. Since this will be a job fair catering specifically to those seeking a job in retail; it will be a great way to find the right seasonal employee.
Ready & Career Expo – a 2 day event for Saturday, September 27th and Thursday, October 2nd . The Job Ready Event will be the Sept. 27th from 9:00am-3:00pm at Bartow College and Career Academy, 738 Grassdale Rd. This event is designed to prepare job seekers to meet employers at the Career Expo in October. Workshops include Dress for
Success, Interview Skills, Social Media, Business Cards, Creating a Value Based Resume, What a Can Do Attitude Can Do, 30 Second Elevator Speech, Impression and Etiquette.
S-ON SERVICES: SOCIAL MEDIA IN JOB SEARCH, PERSONAL BUSINESSD
The Bartow County Career Expo will be Thursday, October 2 from 1:00 pm-4:00pm. This event will be at the Cartersville Goodwill Career Center in partnership with several agencies, including Bartow College and Career Academy, Georgia Department of Labor, Must Ministries and several local agencies. For this expo, we will have space for up to 32 employers. For more information, contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036 firstname.lastname@example.org.
(new) Belk Charity Sale
This Fall’s, Belk Charity Sale is set for Saturday, November 8, from 6:00am-10:00am, but fundraising efforts begin early. An informational “kick-off” meeting will be held this Friday, Sept 12, 2014 @ 8:30 a.m. at Carterville Chamber of Commerce – Anheuser Busch Community Room. The annual private, four-hour sale will be held dedicated to supporting local non-profit organizations. Participating charities will have the opportunity to raise money for their organization by selling event tickets at $5 a piece—100% of ticket proceeds is retained by your charity—and ticket holders receive 20% – 70% off of Belk purchases storewide, including special savings on a rarely-discounted brands. It is a win-win! Please RSVP before 9/10/2014 by calling Larry Williams at 770-382-3770, ext. 220 or 210.
Bartow County Sheriff’s Department, DARE Officers
New Beginnings Food Bank and Son-Shine Baptist Church is partnering with BCSD to teach the community and children about the importance of Stranger Safety on Saturday, Sept. 13th at Bartow Carver Park, 3900 Bartow Carver Rd. SE, Acworth, Ga 30102. Enjoy lunch, meet and greet County Commissioner Steve Taylor and enjoy Gospel Music during lunch by Bro. Duane Dover. The course is from 10:00am-12:00 noon, followed by hot dogs and hamburgers from 12noon-2:00pm and with another course offered again from 2:00pm- 4:00pm. For more information, contact Stephanie @ 304-419-2514 or email@example.com
Christian League for Battered Women, TRANQUILITY HOUSE will host their 18th Annual Golf Tournament October 3, 2014 @ Woodland Hills Golf Club in Cartersville. Registration begins at 9:00 am with 10: 00 am Tee Time. Lunch will be provided @ 1:00 pm. Registration is $400 per team/$100 per person. Sponsorships are also available. For more Information, contact 770-386-8093.
Soul Sista’s Runaversary will be held October 11, 2014 at Sam Smith Park (1155 Douthit Ferry Rd in Cartersville). The 5K race starts at 8am and the 10k race starts at 9am, both to help sponsor the Soul Sista’s Scholarship Foundation for young ladies 17-29 and women 30 & up. Great giveaways T-shirts and Swag bags. Registration open until Sept. 28th – 5k $25.00 and $30.00. Register at http://www.active.com/cartersville-ga/running/distance-running-races/soul-sista-s-runaversary-5k-10k-2014?int=72-3-A5. For more information, visit http://www.soulsistasrun.org or call 404-590-3492.
(new) Bartow Family Resources
A Night of life at Tellus will be held Thursday, Oct. 16th from 6:30- 8:30 at Tellus Museum. Bartow Family Resources will be celebrating 25 years with Emcee Congressman elect Barry Loudermilk and pro-life speaker Christy Satterfield. Music will be provided by Passion City. Guest must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 470-315-0777 by Oct. 6. Table sponsors are welcome.
Cartersville Downtown Development Held the First Friday of each month, First Friday Downtown allows patrons an additional opportunity to shop, dine and play. In addition to more than a dozen downtown eateries, various retail shops and service providers remain open until 8 PM providing even more to see and do on Friday night in downtown Cartersville. On November 7th, the Downtown Development Authority would like to spotlight nonprofits. At no charge, interested nonprofits may set up a table in Friendship Plaza and highlight their services, as well as sale/promote any items, activities or needs. This is a great opportunity to for agencies in need of specific items the opportunity to help get the word out, and even encourages donations. The event will be held from 5-8 PM with possible kids’ activities and musical entertainment. For more information, contact Tara Currier @ 770-607-3480 or email@example.com.
Soul Sista’s Black Tie Scholarship Gala will be held Dec. 6th, 6:00pm at the Cartersville Civic Center. Tickets are on sale online for $30 per person or $50 per couple @ http://www.soulsistasrun.org
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES… (new) McWhorter Capital Properties has set up a trust to improve the long-term financial stability of local non-profit organizations (501c3). MCP invites and encourages all Bartow County 501c3 organizations to apply for Foundation funding. A board consisting of the firm’s executive officers, investors and community partners will consider all applicants and select three organizations that will be awarded the long-term endowment grants. The three endowment grants will be as follows: $50,000 (50 Shares), $25,000 (25 Shares), $25,000 (25 Shares). The deadline for application submission is close of business on September 12, 2014. Submission instructions are included in the application packet. For more information about the company, the investment fund’s performance history, the Foundation, or to obtain an application, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the offices of McWhorter Capital Partners at 770-386-0022. (new) The Teacher Resource Center in Cartersville offers nonprofits in Bartow County the ability to search local, state and national foundations and view grant information through the ONLINE Foundation Directory. For more information, contact Kim Kappel email@example.com.
(new) Looking for an extensive listing of grant opportunities? Norris Consulting offers a monthly newsletter listing national grant opportunities. You may access the newsletter by visiting http://www.norrisconsultinggroup.com and selecting “E-News”.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES…
(new) The 3rd Annual Joining Hands Across Georgia Suicide Prevention Coalitions Conference will be Friday, September 26th, 2014 from 8am-pm @ the Camden County Community Alliance & Resource at the Coastal College of Georgia – Camden Campus in
Kingsland, GA. Bartow Collaborative has been encouraged to send a local coalition to this year’s conference. Registration is free and accommodations are also available for both Thursday and Friday nights, however you must contact Tina G. Grubbs as soon as possible if you are interested. Several partners have already signed on. For more information or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678-719-2041. This year’s Conference is being hosted by DBHDD.
(new) NetworkforGood provides nonprofits and partners with innovative technology and support services needed to execute modern, results-oriented fundraising campaigns across online, mobile and social channels. The organization offers free Nonprofit 911 webinars featuring the best experts in the sector. These training sessions are provided to help nonprofits raise more money with online fundraising, nonprofit marketing techniques, social media, and the latest technology trends. Upcoming webinars may be viewed at NetworkforGood.com.
(new) Through the Nonprofit University, The Georgia Center for Nonprofit has developed a core curriculum, full-day clinics, certificate series and executive leadership programs to meet the professional development and organizational training needs of nonprofits. To explore the month-by-month Nonprofit University calendar and learn more about the Georgia Center for Nonprofit, visit http://www.gcn.org.
(new) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is offering a Two-Part Webinar Series: Part 1. Understanding the Connection Between Suicide and Substance Abuse: What the Research Tell Us – Thursday, September 11, 2014 | 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Eastern Time and Part 2. Mobilizing Partnerships and Resources to Address Substance Abuse and Suicide – The date and time for this webinar are to be determined. To register, visit http://www.samhsa.gov or contact Colleen Wyatt @ email@example.com.
Committee for Children is a nonprofit designed to provide social-emotional learning materials to help children succeed in school and in life. They offer free webinars to help create a safe and supportive school community, teaching millions of children skills that help them stay safe, manage their emotions, solve problems, avoid risky behavior, and improve their academics. All webinars are free and take 30-60 minutes. Check them out @ http://www.cfchildren.org.
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