United Way seeking donations of non-perishable food items and school supplies for the “Christmas in July Program”

United Way of Bartow

Help support the community by donating non-perishable food items and school supplies to United Way of Bartow County. Drop off locations are at WBHF Radio in Downtown Cartersville and Century Bank on Stonewall Street Starting July 1st.  For more information please call United Way at 770-386-1677.

List of needed supplies:

Christmas in July

July 1 – July 29
Non-Perishable Food Items and School Supplies

Food contributions will aid these local United Way Agencies:
The Salvation Army
North Bartow Community Services
New Beginnings Food Outreach

School supplies will be distributed to needy children in the Bartow County and Cartersville City School Systems!!

Color Pencils – 8 ct. box — Canned Meat
#2 Pencils — Canned Vegetables
Erasers — Cereal
12” Ruler w/centimeters — Mac and Cheese
Book Bags — Tuna Fish
Glue Sticks — Peanut Butter
Hand Sanitizer — Baby Food
Safety Scissors — Baby Formula

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Special Events, Happenings and Important dates for Bartow County Georgia

REMINDER… Bartow Collaborative will meet Friday, June 26th at the First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville. Networking will begin at 8:15, meeting promptly @ 8:30 in the Fellowship Hall. We will hear from Georgia Hope, Allatoona Resource Center, and the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta. Bartow Collaborative will not meet the month of July. To review the May Collaborative Meeting minutes, download from http://www.bartowgafcp.org – Weekly Update June 8. MEETINGS… Bartow Family Promise will meet Thursday, June 18th @ 6:30pm @ First Presbyterian Church. For more information, contact Dee Anne Wyse @ dawyse@bellsouth.net. Bartow Give a Kid a Chance will meet Friday, June 26th at 9:30 @ First Presbyterian Church, Cornerstone Room. For more information, contact Dennis Collier @ dwc1945@gmail.com. NEED TO KNOW… Bartow Give a Kid A Chance Bartow Give a Kid a Chance is a one day event when Bartow County children in need can receive a new backpack, school supplies, a T-shirt, haircut, and health screenings – all free of charge, thanks to our generous sponsors and community, This year’s event will be held Saturday, July 25 th at the Bartow County College And Career Academy-738 Grassdale Road in Cartersville. Registration is now open @ http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com. Deadline for student registration is July 10th. Space is limited. A flier can be downloaded from the Collaborative website – Weekly Update June 1st. Tallatoona Community Action Partnership Financial assistance is available to pay for GED testing. Contact Tallatoona Bartow HRDC 140 Douglas Street, Suite 108 in Cartersville, GA 30120 or call 770-382-4222. Blood Assurance Our community is experiencing shortages of both O Positive and O Negative blood types. Currently, there is a two day supply of inventory. O negative is the universal blood type and can be used by anyone in a trauma situation. O positive is the most common blood type and has a high usage. Your one donation can save three lives. To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. The process usually takes about 30 minutes and includes a complimentary snack. The Cartersville Center is located at 921 B Joe Frank Harris Parkway SE next to the Goodwill. For more information about Blood Assurance, please call 1-800-962-0628 or go to http://www.BloodAssurance.org. PARTNER EVENTS… (new)The Goodwill Career Center The Center would like to invite you to our Job Fair on Thursday, June 11th from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. The event is at no cost to participate and there is space available for up to 18 employers/agencies. 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. Participating employers will be provided one six foot table along with two chairs. Lunch will be served following the Job Fair. If you wish to participate,contact James Benham, jbenham@ging.org or Phyllis Bunch, pbunch@ging.org. You may also download both the June Calendar and the Job Fair registration form from the Collaborative website – http://www.bartowgafcp.org – Weekly Update June 8. Bartow County Long-Range Transportation Planning You are invited to Bartow on the Move, a Transportation Open House on Tuesday, June 16th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM @ the Clarence Brown Conference Center. Drop by and learn what it takes to keep Bartow moving and enter to win one of several drawings for prizes from local vendors for car washes, oil changes, tool sets, and more! Allatoona Community Complex You are invited to celebrate the Grand Opening for Allatoona Community Complex will be held June 17th from 11am-6pm. The Ribbon Cutting ceremony will be at 11:30am. Stop by to meet the Staff, tour the Resource Center, Gymnasium, Compacting and Recycling Facility, and learn more about the programs which will be available. Refreshments and youth activities will also be available. The Complex is located at 6505 Glade Road in Acworth. For more information, contact 770-387-5133. (new) Bartow County Juvenile Court Motivational Night with Ronnie Brown. Cartersville’s own Ronnie Brown, Alumni of Cartersville High, Graduate of Auburn University and NFL First Round Draft Pick will be at Cartersville High School Football Stadium on Friday, June 19th 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Doors open @ 5:30 pm with Music, Concessions, $5.00 Raffle Tickets (X-Box One, Ipad, many other Prizes) including a Ronnie Brown Helmet to the highest bidder. Donations accepted in lieu of Admissions with all proceeds supporting programs of Juvenile Court, including the SKORE program. For more information, contact Scott Sherwin @ Scott.Sherwin@dhs.ga.gov. (new) Friends of Red Top Outdoor Classroom Launch/Community Info event will be held June 23th @ 2:00 pm. For more information, contact Damon Kirkpatrick @ damon.kirkpatrick@friendsofgastateparks.org. Georgia Highlands College Georgia Highlands Medical Services is hosting a Medicare Wellness Expo in Cumming on June 25th from 1:30-5:30 at the Cumming Family Health Center (260 Elm Street, Cumming GA 30040). Georgia Highlands Medical Services is a Federally Qualified Health Center and serves seniors in North Georgia. There will be speakers discussing Breast Health, Understanding Medicare, and more. For more information, contact Charity McDaniel @ 770.887.1668 ext 1117. WORKSHOPS/CLASSES… AddictionSolutions Counseling Skills and Dynamics of the Group Process in Treating Substance Use Disorders will be held Saturday June 27th, from 9:00 to 4:30. This session will address required group facilitator skills, resistance and aggressive clients, managing the opening and closing of a group and most important keeping the attention of the group. The session will provide valuable leadership skills in delivering group counseling and education. Understanding Drugs of Abuse will be held Saturday July 25th, 2015 9:00 to 4:30.This session will provide education and understanding of drugs of choice typically used by both adults and adolescents. This understanding will help in providing treatment interventions to meet the needs of the client/patient and reduce the risk of relapse potential. Additional information will be provided on Prescription drugs and management of pain in treatment. Registration is $69 and will provide 6 CE Hours. Training Location will be at Cartersville Civic Center, 435 West Main Street Cartersville, Ga To register visit http://www.addictionsolutions.org or contact Donna L. Johnson, @ 770-714-7605. Chattahoochee Technical College A Welding Course will be offered in the fall at the Bartow County College & Career Academy. Interested parties may contact Carla Smith @ 770-606-5800 ext. 3015 or carla.smith@chattahoocheetech.edu. JOB POSTINGS Highland Rivers Highland Rivers is hiring two full time Social Service Providers and two Social Service Techs for Clubhouse setting in Cartersville. Social Service Providers must have an Associate License in the state of Georgia. (LAPC, LMSW, LAMFT); prefer bi-lingual and must have at least 6 months working with Child and Adolescence. Social Service Providers will maintain working relationship with school personnel, assist in the identification and development of evidence- based curriculum for providing individual and group services in the Clubhouse setting, provide assessments, individual, family, crisis and group counseling for consumers according to their treatment plans, and manage a caseload by ensuring all services are authorized, chart paperwork is complete and current and consumer charts are closed accordingly. Additional details of job could be found on the collaborative website (www.bartow.gafcp.org Weekly update June 1. The Social Service Tech will provide direct service to consumers and assist the consumer with the development of interpersonal, community coping skills, and resource linkage through education, training and modeling. The candidate will provide assessments, monitoring, and assistance to consumer with self-management of psychiatric symptoms, assistance with the youth and family/responsible caregivers in the facilitation and coordination of the Individual Resiliency, and actively participates in multidisciplinary treatment/recovery team meetings. The candidate must have a high school diploma or GED and 6 months working with Child and Adolescence consumers. Additional details of job could be found on the collaborative website (www.bartow.gafcp.org Weekly update June 1. Please email resumes to: Dayna Veit dveit@healthcare-staffing.com or fax resumes to 706- 624-8328. NOTEWORTHY… Bartow Collaborative serves as a communication hub for community partners such as nonprofits, social service agencies, faith based organizations, local, state and federal entities, businesses, support groups, and local programs and projects which support issues pertaining to children and families in our community. Agencies and individuals may submit announcements or events to be included in weekly eblast or social media avenues. Content may be edited as needed. Programs sponsored, hosted or facilitated by Bartow Collaborative will be specifically noted.