Important dates and new for Bartow County Georgia!

In partnership with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Bartow Collaborative
presents Diagnosing Your Business on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00
pm at the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce AB Community Room, 122 W Main
St, Cartersville, GA 30120. The registration link is currently being developed by the Georgia
Center and as soon as it is open, an email will be sent out.

Registration will be $10 for staff, board members, and volunteers of local nonprofits, social
services, churches, government agencies and businesses in Bartow County and $25 for
those serving outside Bartow County. The registration fee includes lunch. At the end of this
course participants will be able to:
-Identify key parts of your organization that can accelerate or hinder your growth.
-Evaluate current operations and create a roadmap for maximizing organizational operations
performance.
-Diagnose business challenges and areas for development. Participants will evaluate current operations
and create a roadmap for maximizing organizational operations performance.

Diagnosing Your Business is sponsored by the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce,
the Nonprofit Executive Roundtable, Cartersville-Bartow Community Foundation (an affiliate of
the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia) and the Cartersville Service League.

Visit the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org to review minutes from the May
23rd
Collaborative Meeting.

(all new) MEETINGS…..
Bartow Family Promise will meet this THURSDAY July 17, 2014 @ 6:30 pm at
Northpointe Church in Adairsville. Fundraising Tem will meet prior to the full team. For more
information, contact Pat Eberlein @ pat_eberlein@huntsman.com.

Mentor Bartow Team will meet next Thursday, July 24th, 2014 @ 9:00 am at The Teen
Center, 140 Douglas Street. For more information, contact Alaina Price @
APrice@rollinschilddevelopmentcenter.com.

Faith Community Alliance Meeting- You are invited to join Department of Human
Services Commissioner Keith Horton, and his Leadership team for this important
gathering on Thusday, July 31st
from 10am-noon at First Baptist Church in Cartersville.
The Alliance is an interfaith nondenominational group that meets with the faith community to
share in the responsibility for Georgia’s most vulnerable children and families. For more
information, contact Lynn Green @ Lynn Lynn Green @ ltgreen@dhr.state.ga.us or
770.387.3936

Bartow Teen Maze Team will meet Thursday, August 18th
@ 2:00pm at Teen Center
(140 Douglas Street). For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @
bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.

THINGS TO KNOW…
(new) FAMILY PROMISE LIVE 72-HOUR ONLINE AUCTION!
ONLY 10 HOURS ARE LEFT!!!! Visit the Bartow Family Promise website
http://www.familypromisebartow.com to bid on wonderful items. All proceeds are going to help the
homeless children and families of Bartow County through Family Promise.

(new) “Look Again” is DECAL’s (Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning)
campaign calling for parents and caregivers of children to have heightened awareness this
summer of the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles. The basic message of
the campaign: When exiting a vehicle, look again in and under every seat in the vehicle to
ensure that you don’t overlook. To check out the video, visit

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 26th
at the Bartow County College And Career Academy-738 Grassdale
Road in Cartersville. Deadline for student registration is Saturday, July 19 @
http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com. We are in DESPERATE NEED of volunteers! You can
sign up online as well!!!

PARTNER EVENTS…
Soul Sista’s
A Different World College Fair/ Career day is a free community event that we will hold for
all youth ages 10-19 (boys and girls) held on THIS SATURDAY July 19th from 9am-
2pm. The youth must be dressed in business attire as we have a full training day on
interviewing for jobs, the college experience, how to apply for financial aid, we will have HR
managers on site to inform them of what they are looking for, help them with building a
resume when there is no job experience and also have different college representatives on
site to help with any questions, concerns, etc., also members of the armed services on site
as well so offer their after high school views. We hope to enlighten those that aren’t sure
these are your options, those that are ready insight on your 1st year experience, and those
that are seeking employment here are your options and how to nail the job. For more
information, contact Pamela Whitfield @ whitfieldpamela@gmail.com.

(new) NWGA Center for Independent Living
The Center for Independent Living will host a free July Lunch and Learns on Wednesday,
July 16th
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m @ The Goodwill Career Center, 154 Hicks Drive, Rome, GA
30161. We will be talking about how the lives of people, with and without disabilities, have
changed in the past 24 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed. We will
focus on the history, changes in attitude, people with disabilities as participants in society,
aging in place and universal design, and we will wrap it up with silly things that have
happened to us relating to our disabilities.Topics to be covered include Defining
relationships, healthy boundaries, safe cyber-dating, taking responsibility, love vs. lust, and
myths about sexuality and people with disabilities. It doesn’t matter whether you have a
disability or not; we all have questions about the complexities of relationships in today’s
society. The staff will share their knowledge and will use an “Ask-it Basket” where you may
put your written questions and remain anonymous. Bring munchies, sides, sweets, and/or
sodas to share; main dish and bottled water will be served. R.S.V.P to info@nwgacil.org, or
call 706.314.0008. Goodwill Career Center
To access the registration form and July’s Career Center calendar, visit the Collaborative
website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – July 14th
or visit http://www.goodwillng.org.
For more information, contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036 or jbenham@ging.org.

Must Ministries
Back to Work class (4-hour class required for the ServSafe class) are available in
Marietta – Monday or Thursday from 10:00-2:00, Canton -Wednesday or Friday from 10:00-
2:00, Smyrna – Tuesday or Thursday from 10:00-2:00, CAY – Dallas call for days and
times 770.445.9303.

On July 22 and 23 Must Ministries will sponsor a ServeSafe class from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
at Must Ministries in Canton. This 2 day class helps to prepare works to work in a restaurant
kitchen or in a catering environment. Restaurants are required to have a ServSafe certified
worker on site for each shift they are open. Participants who attend both days and score a
70 or above also receive free, non-skid footwear required to work in a restaurant. The rate
of workers returning to work after this class is over 70%! To register, Beth Ray @
bray@mustministries.org or 770-790-3883. You can also download the registration form at
http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update July 7th.

(new) Bartow Family Resources
Please join Bartow Family Resources for light refreshments and a tour of the facility as they
celebrate all that God is doing in Bartow County. The Open House will be July 24th
from
5pm-7pm at 20 Douglas Street (between Tabernacle Church and the Booth Museum. For
more information, contact 770-382-7224.

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 tcurrier@downtowncartersville.org.

WORKSHOPS/TRAININGS…
Partnerships for Healthy Communities Child Abuse Intervention & Prevention will
sponsor a course for pre-hospital providers and law enforcement. Designed to educate first
on how to recognize signs of child abuse, document their findings, report suspicions, and
prevent child abuse, the course will be offered July 23rd
@ 2:00pm at Cartersville Fire
Department. The training is open to 911 dispatch, fire, law enforcement, EMS, and child
welfare. Continuing education offered for law enforcement and EMS, To register, contact
Brian Irish at irish977@gmail.com or 678-758-1461.

Better Brains for Babies, sponsored by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, is
now accepting applications for the next BBB 2-day Community Outreach Educator training workshop, to be held September 4 – 5, 2014 at the Sheltering Arms Model Teaching
Center in Atlanta. The application deadline is Tuesday, July 15 at 5:00 p.m.
The qualifications for being a BBB educator include a bachelor’s degree or higher and
documented experience in educating others about early childhood development. Trainees
must make a commitment to share brain development information at least once per year
and to report all uses of BBB information in the online reporting system. If you know of
someone who might be a good BBB educator, send him/her to the BBB home page
(http://www.bbbgeorgia.org), where we have a link to the online application. For more
information, contact Diane Bales @ dbales@UGA.EDU

Important News, Dates and Events for Bartow County Georgia

You are invited…
2014 Georgia Family Connection Conference Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – Friday,
October 24, 2014 at Marriott Augusta at the Convention Center. The Conference is packed
with workshops and guest speakers including Lt. Col. (ret.) Rob “Waldo” Waldman, The
Wingman Foundation, David Nelson, Master Instructor for VitalSmarts (an innovator in
corporate training and leadership development), and Bill Bolling, Founder and Executive
Director, Atlanta Community Food Bank. In keeping with Georgia Family Connection
Partnership’s commitment to the collaborative development and responding to Collaborative
requests, Bartow County has been awarded $600 in scholarship funds to community
partners interested in attending. Early Registration is $300.00 until July 15th, From July 16 –
Sept. 9, registration will be $350.00, and late Registration will be $400.00. For more
information, visit http://www.possibilities.gafcp.org. Please let Tina know if you are interested at
bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.
THINGS TO KNOW…
AID Alliance of Northwest Georgia
Effective at the close of business on June 30, 2014, AIDS Alliance of Northwest Georgia will
close permanently. HIV and AIDS related services in Northwest Georgia will be available as
follows: Medical Care for low-income individuals – Northwest Georgia Specialty Care in
Rome (706) 295-6701 or 1-877-531-2273. Housing for individuals and families who are
Disabled, Homeless and HIV-Positive – Highland Rivers Residential Support Services in
Rome (706) 233-9023 x2039. Free HIV Testing- Bartow County Health Department, 100
Zena Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120 and AIDS Resource Council in Rome. Support
Services and Referrals – AIDS Resource Council in Rome, Ga 30165, (706) 290-9098
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 26th 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 Saturday, July 12.
Family Promise of Bartow County is accepting donations for their first fundraiser. An Online Action will begin July 13th and run through July 16th. The team is seeking donated services such as landscaping, music lessons, car repair, and items of all kinds! If you would like to support this wonderful new community project, contact Daryl Gessner @ gessners@mindspring.com.
PARTNER EVENTS…
Goodwill Career Center
The July Multi-Employer job fair will be this Thursday, July 10th from 10am-12:30pm This is open to both employers and community resource. Some of the employers include, Wells Fargo, Apollo Staffing, and 2Work Staffing. A representative of the Supported Services for Veteran Families program of HOPE Atlanta will also be present to provide information and assistance to Veterans. Many positions will be available ranging from Bank Tellers to Landscapers. Agencies will need to complete a registration form and return to the Career Center as soon as possible. To access the registration form and July’s Career Center calendar, visit the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – July 7th or visit http://www.goodwillng.org. For more information, contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036 or jbenham@ging.org.
Must Ministries Back to Work class (4-hour class required for the ServSafe class) are available in Marietta – Monday or Thursday from 10:00-2:00, Canton -Wednesday or Friday from 10:00-2:00, Smyrna – Tuesday or Thursday from 10:00-2:00, CAY – Dallas call for days and times 770.445.9303. On July 22 and 23 Must Ministries will sponsor a ServeSafe class from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at Must Ministries in Canton. This 2 day class helps to prepare works to work in a restaurant kitchen or in a catering environment. Restaurants are required to have a ServSafe certified worker on site for each shift they are open. Participants who attend both days and score a 70 or above also receive free, non-skid footwear required to work in a restaurant. The rate of workers returning to work after this class is over 70%! To register, Beth Ray @ bray@mustministries.org or 770-790-3883. You can also download the registration form at http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update July 7th.
Soul Sista’s
A Different World College Fair/ Career day is a free community event that we will hold for all youth ages 10-19 (boys and girls) held on July 19th from 9am-2pm. The youth must be dressed in business attire as we have a full training day on interviewing for jobs, the college experience, how to apply for financial aid, we will have HR managers on site to inform them of what they are looking for, help them with building a resume when there is no job experience and also have different college representatives on site to help with any questions, concerns, etc., also members of the armed services on site as well so offer their after high school views. We hope to enlighten those that aren’t sure these are your options, those that are ready insight on your 1st year experience, and those that are seeking employment here are your options and how to nail the job. For more information, contact Pamela Whitfield @ whitfieldpamela@gmail.com.
(New) Bartow Family Resources
Please join Bartow Family Resources for light refreshments and a tour of the facility as they celebrate all that God is doing in Bartow County. The Open House will be July 24th from 5pm-7pm at 20 Douglas Street (between Tabernacle Church and the Booth Museum. For more information, contact 770-382-7224. 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 tcurrier@downtowncartersville.org.
WORKSHOPS/TRAININGS…
(new) Partnerships for Healthy Communities Child Abuse Intervention & Prevention will sponsor a course for pre-hospital providers and law enforcement. Designed to educate first on how to recognize signs of child abuse, document their findings, report suspicions, and prevent child abuse, the course will be offered July 23rd @ 2:00pm at Cartersville Fire Department. The training is open to 911 dispatch, fire, law enforcement, EMS, and child welfare. Continuing education offered for law enforcement and EMS, To register, contact Brian Irish at irish977@gmail.com or 678-758-1461.
(New) Better Brains for Babies, sponsored by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, is now accepting applications for the next BBB 2-day Community Outreach Educator training workshop, to be held September 4 – 5, 2014 at the Sheltering Arms Model Teaching Center in Atlanta. The application deadline is Tuesday, July 15 at 5:00 p.m. The qualifications for being a BBB educator include a bachelor’s degree or higher and documented experience in educating others about early childhood development. Trainees must make a commitment to share brain development information at least once per year and to report all uses of BBB information in the online reporting system. If you know of someone who might be a good BBB educator, send him/her to the BBB home page (http://www.bbbgeorgia.org), where we have a link to the online application. For more information, contact Diane Bales @ dbales@UGA.EDU

Special Events, dates and important things happening in Bartow County Ga

MEETINGS to enhance our STRATEGIES…
Give a Kid a Chance will meet Thursday, June 26th at 10:00 am at First Presbyterian Church in the Cornerstone Room. For more information, contact Carolyn Fairchild @ csfairchild@mindspring.com.
Cartersville-Bartow Mentoring Team will meet next Friday, June 27th immediately following Bartow Collaborative. For more information, contact Alaina Price @ APrice@rollinschilddevelopmentcenter.com.
THINGS TO KNOW…
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 26th 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 Saturday, July 12.
(new) Family Promise of Bartow County is accepting donations for their first fundraiser. An Online Action will begin July 13th and run through July 16th. The team is seeking donated services such as landscaping, music lessons, car repair, and items of all kinds! If you would like to support this wonderful new community project, contact Daryl Gessner @ gessners@mindspring.com.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES…
(new) Goodwill Career Center
The July Multi-Employer job fair has been set for Thursday, July 10th. This is open to both employers and community resource. Agencies will need to complete a registration form and return to the Career Center as soon as possible. To access the registration form and July’s Career Center calendar, visit the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – June 26th or visit http://www.goodwillng.org. For more information, contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036 or jbenham@ging.org.
PARTNER EVENTS…
(new) Better Brains for Babies
The Ins and Outs of Adolescent Brain Development a 60-minute webinar will focus on the development (and under-development) of various parts of the brain, the ways this brain development affects behavior, and ways to support adolescents as they finish the crucial period of brain development. Offered on Thursday, July 17th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern
Standard, this is a free webinar, but registration is required. Presenter Dr. Diane Bales is Associate Professor and Extension Human Development Specialist in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Georgia, and co-leader and content expert for Better Brains for Babies. The webinar will take place on the Blackboard Collaborate system. To join the session, go to
https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2013048&miuid=C38EB61AC1DDA72EC03BA5BC836AD210. Please note that Java is required for Collaborate to run. For more information contact info@bbbgeorgia.org or visit http://www.bbbgeorgia.org.
Soul Sista’s
A Different World College Fair/ Career day is a free community event that we will hold for all youth ages 10-19 (boys and girls) held on July 19th from 9am-2pm. The youth must be dressed in business attire as we have a full training day on interviewing for jobs, the college experience, how to apply for financial aid, we will have HR managers on site to inform them of what they are looking for, help them with building a resume when there is no job experience and also have different college representatives on site to help with any questions, concerns, etc., also members of the armed services on site as well so offer their after high school views. We hope to enlighten those that aren’t sure these are your options, those that are ready insight on your 1st year experience, and those that are seeking employment here are your options and how to nail the job. For more information, contact Pamela Whitfield @ whitfieldpamela@gmail.com. (new) 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 tcurrier@downtowncartersville.org.

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

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. For more information please call United Way at 770-386-1677.

List of needed supplies:

Christmas in July

June 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!!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS
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
Crayons – 24 ct. box — Canned Fruit

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT !!

Special Events, news and important dates for Bartow County Ga

REMINDER…
Bartow Collaborative will meet THIS FRIDAY, May 23, 2014 @ First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville. This is the last day of school for both City and County Systems but we will still meet to share updates, concerns and ideas about Homelessness, Mental Health and Addictive Disease, and Teen Pregnancy. Meeting begins at 8:30 with strategic breakout sessions to follow. Minutes from the April 24th meeting have been posted online @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org and can be reviewed prior to the meeting.
Last chance to complete the BARTOW FOR HEALTHY MINDS (BHM)* survey to gather information to aid in planning for improving behavioral, mental and emotional health in Bartow County. It is very brief and can be completed in less than 5 minutes. The link will be active until May 22nd.
Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BartowforHealthyMinds
MEETINGS to enhance our STRATEGIES….
Cartersville-Bartow Mentoring Team will meet next Wednesday, May 21st @ noon at the Cartersville City Board of Education. Bring your own lunch.
Give a Kid a Chance will meet this Thursday, May 22nd at the First Presbyterian Church in the Cornerstone Room @ 10 am. For more information, contact Carolyn Fairchild @ csfairchild@mindspring.com
PARTNER EVENTS…
Northwest Georgia Center for Independent Living
The Center for Independent Living will host a free May Lunch and Learn: FROM TABOO TO TMI: 21st Century Relationships THIS Wednesday, May 21st from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. @ The Goodwill Career Center 154 Hicks Drive, Rome, GA 30161. Topics to be covered include defining relationships, healthy boundaries, safe cyber-dating, taking responsibility, love vs. lust, and myths about sexuality and people with disabilities. It doesn’t matter whether you have a disability or not; we all have questions about the complexities of relationships in today’s society. The staff will share their knowledge and will use an “Ask-it Basket” where you may put your written questions and remain anonymous. Bring munchies, sides, sweets, and/or sodas to share; main dish and bottled water will be served. R.S.V.P by contacting info@nwgacil.org, or call 706.314.0008.
Northwest Georgia Public Health Last opportunity to sign up for Mother-Daughter Banquet to be held May 22nd from 6-8pm at North Pointe Church in Adairsville. The banquet will focus on talking about puberty and cancer prevention, particularly HPV. For more information, contact Angie Robinson @ 706-802-5828
North West Georgia Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging
The Bartow Triad is hosting a “Sock Hop” on THIS Friday May 23rd the Bartow Senior Center, Beavers Drive in Cartersville. Profits and Non-Profits are invited to exhibit at the 50’s themed event. Download the registration form from http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly
Update April 28. Deadline May 16th. Fax the form to 706.802.5508 OR email to
kdefoe@nwgrc.orgerry.
Willowbrooke at Tanner
Willowbrooke will be hosting another free workshop at Georgia Highlands College on May
28th from 8:30am-4:000pm. Professional Burnout and Compassion Fatigue will help to
define compassion fatigue and identify symptoms, causes and ways to address in a
professional setting. This seminar is free to attend; however, seating is limited. Registration
is required and is first come, first served. To register online, call 770.214.CARE or visit
http://www.WillowbrookeAtTanner.org. Willowbrooke at Tanner has been approved for 6 hours of
continuing education units (CEUs) Continuing Education Credit for licensed professional
counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists.
Footprints of the Heart
Footprints of the Heart will be hosting a 5K/1 Mile Pregnancy and Infant Loss Memorial
Balloon Release on Saturday, May 31st in Euharlee. Additional information can be found
http://www.facebook.com/footprintsontheheart.ga, email info@footprintsontheheart.org, or call
Khristie Staines at 770-547-4333.
Woodland Wrestling
The 6th Annual Wildcat Open Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 2nd @ 256
Summit Ridge Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120. Sponsorships are available for $200, Single
Registration is $100 and 4 Man Team Registration is $400. Registration begins at 8a.m.
Shotgun Starts at 9a.m. All proceeds will benefit the 2014 State Duals Runner up Woodland
H.S. Wrestling Team. For more information, contact Adrian Tramutola @ 678-773-3373 or
Adrian.tramutola@bartow.k12.ga.us or Heidi Sims 678-773-2432 or heidisims@aol.com
Family Starfish Informational and Refresher Course for Suicide Support
Last fall, Family Connection Partnerships from Floyd, Gordon and Bartow County hosted a
6-week support group – Family Starfish Program for Survivors of Suicide. This group
reaches out to survivor families, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, friends, grandparents and
others struggling with the loss of a loved one. In partnership with GA DBHDD Suicide
Prevention, the tri-county group will be offering a second FREE 6-WEEK SERIES beginning
fall of 2014. On Tuesday, June 3rd, Maureen Underwood, author of the Starfish and
G.O.A.L.s programs will conduct a Family Starfiish Informational and Refresher Course
for those already trained and for new trainers interested in committing to this community
work with families and other survivors of suicide; CEU’s will be provided. The new Georgia
version of the Starfish curriculum will also be presented. The Training will be held at the
GOODWILL Career Center in Cartersville from 9:00 – 4:00 pm. For more information,
contact Tina G. Grubbs @ bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.
Georgia Highlands College
In partnership with the Blue Ridge Area Health Center, GHC will be holding a Heath Care
Day Camp focusing on the exploration of careers in healthcare. This camp is for rising 9th-
12th graders and costs are all-inclusive (lunch, t-shirt, take-aways, and
instruction). Students must have transportation to the Floyd campus. Registration will begin
at 8:30 a.m. each day and will run from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 2nd-5th. For more
information, visit the camp website at http://www.blueridgeahec.org or contact Barbara Naymick
706-235-0776 ext 210.
(new) Goodwill Career Center For the month of June, the Goodwill Staff are available to travel and facilitate training classes related to job searching. If you have an event coming up or a group of clients that could benefit, please contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036 or jbenham@ging.org. The next Multi-Employer Job Fair is scheduled for Thursday, June 12 at 10:00am – 12:30pm. The registration form is attached and the invitation is extended to all of our employers and community partners. Check out NEW JUNE CALENDAR by visiting Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – May 19.
Always Best Care Senior Services
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is offering a six session educational program designed to help caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Classes will be held from Thursday, June 12 – July 17, 2014 at Always Best Care Senior Services on
319 E. Cherokee Ave in Cartersville. The FREE class will be from 3:00 pm -4:30 pm, however donations are accepted to cover the cost of class materials. To register, contact Lindsay Wilson @ 706-295-6485 or 1-800-759-2963 or Frederick Gray @ 470-315-4811
Atlanta Community Food Bank
The Youth Summit on Hunger and Poverty in Rome, GA is a free 3-day service experience for rising 9th – 12th graders. The students will spend June 18-20 gaining knowledge about hunger and poverty issues, volunteering in the community, and developing a Hunger Fighting Action step they will take back to impact their community. For more information and to access the application, visit http://www.acfb.org/rome-youth-summit or call Chris Ferguson @ 404-832-4972 or Chris.ferguson@acfb.org.
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 26th at the Bartow County College And Career Academy-738 Grassdale Road in Cartersville. Registration is now open @ http://www.bartowgiveakidachanc.com. Deadline for student registration is Saturday, July 12. Space is limited. A flier can be downloaded from the Collaborative website – Weekly Update May 19.

The “Ric Mason Memorial” Golf Tournament at Barsley Gardens resort May 5th 2014

Tee up for United Way on the beautiful greens of Barnsley Gardens. All proceeds benefit United Way and 16 local non-profit organizations such as Boys & Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity and The Good Neighbor Shelter.

Contact United Way of Bartow County for more details at 770-386-1677.

Format: 4-player scramble
Scoring: Net score based on 50% of the team’s average handicap
Time: Registration 8:00 am, Tee Time 9:00a.m.

SIGN UP TODAY!!! SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE, information below.

Sponsor packages
Gold Sponsor—$750
• 4 players, including gift, goody bag, lunch, dinner and beverages
• Signage and booth setup at hole of your choice
Silver Sponsor—$500
• 2 players, including gift, goody bag, lunch, dinner and beverages
• Signage and booth setup at one of the holes
Bronze Sponsor—$200
• Signage and booth setup at one of the holes
Sign-Only Sponsor—$100

NEW get four players to participate that do not want SPONSORSHIP benefits but to play golf , have lunch, awards and raffles the price per person is $125.  SIGN UP TODAY!!!!!!!! 770-386-1677   e-mail  morehouseb@bartowga.org or visit our web at http://www.bartowliveunited.org.   LIVE UNITED

Ric Mason Memorial Golf Tournament, May 5th at Barnsley Gardens

Tee up for United Way on the beautiful greens of Barnsley Gardens. All proceeds benefit United Way and 16 local non-profit organizations such as Boys & Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity and The Good Neighbor Shelter.

Contact United Way of Bartow County for more details at 770-386-1677.

Format: 4-player scramble
Scoring: Net score based on 50% of the team’s average handicap
Time: Registration 8:00 am, Tee Time 9:00a.m.

SIGN UP TODAY!!! SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE, information below.

Sponsor packages
Gold Sponsor—$750
• 4 players, including gift, goody bag, lunch, dinner and beverages
• Signage and booth setup at hole of your choice
Silver Sponsor—$500
• 2 players, including gift, goody bag, lunch, dinner and beverages
• Signage and booth setup at one of the holes
Bronze Sponsor—$200
• Signage and booth setup at one of the holes
Sign-Only Sponsor—$100

Happy Holiday’s from United Way of Bartow County

Happy Holiday's from United Way of Bartow County

2013 TURKEY TROT PHOTO SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

For a full photo show of Saturday’s 8th annual Turkey Trot visit http://www.photoshow.com/watch/iX6nY9nD?language=enu?source=em_ps_show_recipient

Thank you DON and SCOTT McCLELLAN for taking pictures!!!

Turkey Trot 2013 overall MALE Results. Way to go Troy Hickom for being Top Male Turkey this year!!

Place Time AG Last Name First Name Age
001 17:10.07 15 to 19 Hickom Troy 18
002 17:14.71 15 to 19 Fields Spencer 16
003 18:20.18 11 to 14 Windham Jake 14
004 18:38.94 15 to 19 Jenkins Caeleb 16
005 19:02.01 20 to 24 Zorca Tim 22
006 19:54.18 40 to 44 Ponder Jarrod 42
007 20:06.80 11 to 14 Holloway Jonathan 13
008 20:24.86 50 to 54 Obrien Walter 53
009 20:44.53 15 to 19 Harris Alan 19
010 21:17.53 35 to 39 Chaffee Paul 37
011 21:25.82 40 to 44 Henderson Charlie 44
012 21:40.54 30 to 34 Kleimann Aaron 34
013 22:00.49 40 to 44 Fields Jayson 44
014 22:09.01 40 to 44 Monroe Rob 44
015 22:16.91 40 to 44 McKinney Kyle 42
016 22:37.40 25 to 29 Roblero Fredi 28
017 22:45.95 50 to 54 Zorca Andy 52
018 23:27.97 45 to 49 Hood Jeff 48
019 23:38.99 45 to 49 Woodring Andy 47
020 23:42.61 20 to 24 Hersch Doug 24
021 23:46.74 55 to 59 Silver Ricky 56
022 23:48.84 50 to 54 Cagle Larry 53
023 23:52.59 60 to 64 Hosmer Gary 62
024 23:59.25 45 to 49 Golden Doug 48
025 24:02.13 55 to 59 Brauninger Steve 57
026 24:02.82 25 to 29 Moody Matt 29
027 24:07.73 11 to 14 Shaw Griffin 12
028 24:10.35 20 to 24 Silver Ben 22
029 24:21.14 60 to 64 Oblinger David 63
030 25:01.26 11 to 14 McKinney Travis 12
031 25:10.79 30 to 34 Gambill Matthew 34
032 25:18.07 11 to 14 Powell Eric 13
033 25:21.90 35 to 39 Rives Jim 39
034 25:22.35 30 to 34 Simpson Jacob 31
035 25:25.95 45 to 49 Callihan Ron 49
036 25:28.73 35 to 39 Spinks Travis 39
037 25:32.02 10&Under Whited Gage 6
038 25:32.83 65 to 69 Vest Anthony 66
039 25:37.58 45 to 49 Tracy Peter 48
040 26:08.45 30 to 34 Hall James 34
041 26:11.96 30 to 34 Lowe Tim 33
042 26:39.16 15 to 19 Fletcher Tristan 17
043 26:56.30 30 to 34 Arenas Daniel 31
044 27:00.95 11 to 14 Kent Kyler 11
045 27:06.78 65 to 69 Brookshire Jim 68
046 27:09.90 50 to 54 Strange Derek 51
047 27:12.71 45 to 49 Walker Jim 49
048 27:26.38 40 to 44 Thurman Rob 41
049 28:12.63 11 to 14 Williamson Aaron 12
050 28:17.69 35 to 39 McGraw Kevin 36
051 28:20.74 45 to 49 Purvis Chris 47
052 28:47.23 55 to 59 Hogan Brian 56
053 28:55.33 60 to 64 Klingman Gary 61
054 29:11.03 35 to 39 Wright Bucky 38
055 29:11.54 10&Under Wright Davis 8
056 29:11.54 55 to 59 Waddell Eddie 59
057 29:16.64 30 to 34 Garcia Michael 34
058 29:26.81 70 to 74 Robarge William 73
059 29:28.49 30 to 34 Roblero Leonahi 30
060 29:29.44 65 to 69 Hayes Larry 65
061 30:09.58 55 to 59 Hastings Fred 59
062 30:09.58 60 to 64 Struss Eberhard 60
063 30:10.34 60 to 64 Hilbig Peter 63
064 30:30.07 10&Under Southern Will 10
065 31:33.83 65 to 69 Watkins David 68
066 32:02.12 15 to 19 Wills Hunter 18
067 32:25.13 50 to 54 Clark Scott 51
068 32:42.85 45 to 49 Williams John 45
069 32:42.85 15 to 19 Callihan Michael 16
070 32:50.24 50 to 54 Hunt Todd 52
071 32:51.22 50 to 54 Greeson Kent 54
072 33:10.52 30 to 34 White Tommy 33
073 33:23.51 50 to 54 Baggett Richard 53
074 33:29.93 80 and over Silver Grady 83
075 33:30.85 25 to 29 Steele Chris 29
076 33:47.81 80 and over McClellan Don 82
077 34:05.40 45 to 49 Mazique Christophe 45
078 34:09.27 10&Under Bassler Kevin 10
079 34:39.32 40 to 44 Williams Keith 41
080 35:04.58 45 to 49 Grogan Jeff 49
081 35:11.21 35 to 39 Moss Shane 37
082 35:37.79 40 to 44 Psenicks Peter 42
083 35:41.92 11 to 14 Collum Treavor 11
084 35:52.52 50 to 54 Slemp Scott 51
085 36:04.47 60 to 64 Montana Armando 61
086 36:15.23 50 to 54 Planchet Stephen 52
087 36:44.74 50 to 54 Henderson Dale 53
088 37:36.91 10&Under Harwell Jackson 8
089 37:44.32 10&Under Shepard Asa 8
090 39:11.64 25 to 29 Sullivan Judson 26
091 39:40.13 20 to 24 Laime Jonathan 23
092 39:40.77 45 to 49 Stephens Darin 46
093 40:03.39 30 to 34 Sennett Jason 34
094 40:13.57 60 to 64 Silver Terry 61
095 40:46.32 11 to 14 Nichols Joseph 11
096 40:48.46 10&Under Roberts Steven 9
097 40:54.78 35 to 39 Roberts Jarrod 37
098 40:58.43 55 to 59 Lane Alan 55
099 42:26.16 65 to 69 Smallman Ernest 68
100 42:48.46 25 to 29 Tadajewski Anthony 29
101 42:55.17 50 to 54 Bohac Donald 50
102 42:55.60 11 to 14 Sandoz Ben 14
103 44:44.35 45 to 49 Sandoz Matt 47
104 45:06.88 45 to 49 Drake Fred 46
105 45:35.48 10&Under Gramza Nathan 10
106 47:22.77 50 to 54 Ericksen Bill 50
107 47:23.19 50 to 54 McClendon Ron 51
108 51:42.79 50 to 54 Endress Robert 54
109 58:53.51 55 to 59 Hager Carlos 59

NFL CELEBRATES 40-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH UNITED WAY

NFL and Teams Participate in Annual NFL-United Way Hometown Huddle Day of Service

NFL and United Way Team With USA TODAY Sports Media Group
For Vote on Favorite PSAs of Past 40 Years Using USA TODAY’s Ad Meter

The 2013 NFL season marks the 40th anniversary of the NFL-United Way partnership. In recognition of this milestone, the NFL and United Way are teaming with USA TODAY SPORTS Media Group to host a nationwide vote to identify the best NFL-United Way public service ads (PSA) of the past 40 years.

Since the partnership’s inception in 1973, more than 800 NFL players, coaches and club executives have appeared in NFL-United Way ads. The NFL’s 40-year relationship with United Way is the longest-running partnership between a sports league and nonprofit organization.

Powered by USA TODAY Ad Meter, the top 40 ads will be revealed by the decade over a four-week period. Fans can rate each ad on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the best) at nflunitedway40.usatoday.com. Voting begins tomorrow, coinciding with the 15th annual NFL-United Way Hometown Huddle league-wide day of service, and concludes on November 19. The top 10 will be featured on NFL.com and the winner announced on December 15.

“We are proud of the NFL’s 40-year association with United Way,” said NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL. “The memorable NFL-United Way messages have highlighted the importance of serving our communities through the leadership of our players and clubs. This year’s campaign features current and former NFL players encouraging young people to continue to stay fit, maintain healthy lifestyles and contribute to their communities.”

Commissioner Goodell will join Pro Football Hall of Famer FRANCO HARRIS and former Giants player AMANI TOOMER Tuesday to kick off the 40th anniversary festivities by participating in the 15th annual NFL-United Way Hometown Huddle league-wide day of service. They will attend the NFL office’s Hometown Huddle event in New York. Both Harris and Toomer participated in NFL-United Way PSAs. Harris appeared in the first year of the campaign and Toomer was featured in 2003.

“USA TODAY Sports is ecstatic to expand our relationship with the NFL and United Way and be a part of their 40th Anniversary Celebration. We are also excited to activate our Ad Meter platform so fans can vote on the greatest NFL-United Way PSAs from the past 40 years,” said USA TODAY Sports Media Group Senior Vice President of Sports Marketing and Partnerships, MERRILL SQUIRES.

From building fitness zones and playgrounds to hosting youth football clinics, Hometown Huddle events encourage kids to stay active for 60 minutes a day as part of NFL PLAY 60, the league’s youth health and wellness campaign. The NFL-United Way partnership connects NFL PLAY 60 with United Way’s 2018 goal to get 1.9 million more young people healthy and active.

“For 40 years, the NFL and United Way have strived to create opportunity for our youth to reach their full potential,” said STACEY D. STEWART, U.S. President of United Way Worldwide. “Whether it’s encouraging young people to get active or recruiting NFL fans as tutors, NFL players are making a difference in their communities. We are grateful for their efforts and leadership, and look forward to another 40 years of working together.”

NFL coaches, players, and executives from across the league, along with NFL employees, will participate in local Hometown Huddle events.

Since 2011, NFL players have joined United Way TEAM NFL, a special volunteer group committed to helping United Way recruit one million volunteer readers, tutors and mentors. Comprised of college-educated, civic-minded NFL players from teams across the league, United Way TEAM NFL ambassadors participate in community events, each with the goal of recruiting 3,000 volunteers.

United Way TEAM NFL members, including Cleveland Browns linebacker JABAAL SHEARD, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker DERRICK JOHNSON, Oakland Raiders fullback MARCEL REECE, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end CAMERON HEYWARD and Washington Redskins wide receiver JOSHUA MORGAN, will participate in their team’s Hometown Huddle event.

Below is a snapshot of how teams are working with United Way on Hometown Huddle events.

To learn more about NFL-United Way partnership visit: http://www.unitedway.org/team-nfl.

TEAM HOMETOWN HUDDLE ACTIVITIES
Arizona Cardinals Cardinals’ players, wives, Big Red and cheerleaders will help school children at Balsz Elementary School build a Mural on their front facing fence for Arizona’s Hometown Huddle event. Using put-in-cups, the mural will provide a unique sign that will add color and be a fun way to identity the school. Mural artist, ROBERT MILEY, from releasethefear.org, will help create and fill in a mural on the primary wall of the school. The mural will be created and painted by Balsz students, as well as Cardinals players, wives, cheerleaders, and Big Red. The event will also include a PLAY 60 camp.
Atlanta
Falcons In celebration of the Falcons annual Hometown Huddle event, the entire 53-man roster and practice squad, in addition to Falcons’ cheerleaders and members of the Falcons Women’s Association, will make surprise appearances at 13 locations in the metro Atlanta area. Six stops will include United Way-affiliated schools where the players and cheerleaders will deliver new sports equipment and promote physical fitness as part of the NFL’s PLAY 60 initiative. Additional stops will be made at Project Open Hand, Ronald McDonald House, children’s hospitals, a local McDonalds and a local Publix Super Market. Falcons Women’s Association will prepare and serve lunch to the homeless at Crossroads Community Ministries.Baltimore Ravens The Ravens hosted their Hometown Huddle event at M&T Bank Stadium on Tuesday, October 15. Ravens CHYKIE BROWN, MORGAN COX, ART JONES, JACOBY JONES, BERNARD PIERCE, TORREY SMITH, JUSTIN TUCKER and TYROD TAYLOR served as team captains for students from Curtis Bay Elementary School competing in the second annual Ravens TEAM Challenge. Under the guidance of Playworks Baltimore, players joined students as they tested their physical endurance and ability to work as a team. One group was declared TEAM Challenge champions, based upon total points accumulated. The Ravens TEAM Challenge integrates educational programming and the NFL’s PLAY 60 physical activities while focusing on three values: fitness, sportsmanship and academics.
Buffalo
Bills At the 2013 Hometown Huddle event, on Tuesday, October 15, the Bills partnered with the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council on a cafeteria refurbishment at the Frederick Law Olmstead BPS School Number 156 as a part of the Fuel Up To Play 60 program. Toyota Rookie Club members, including ROBERT WOODS, KIKO ALONSO, MARQUISE GOODWIN, CHRIS GRAGG, JOHNNY ADAMS, RONNIE WINGO and TY POWELL, helped dedicate the new cafeteria and student lounge. They spoke to the students about the importance of eating healthy foods and getting 60 minutes of physical activity each day.
Carolina Panthers The Panthers hosted a PLAY 60 Camp for more than 450 children at Billingsville Elementary School, a Title 1 School serving children in grades Pre-K – 5, in Charlotte, N.C. on Tuesday, October 15. The official team mascot, Sir Purr, and TopCats cheerleaders made appearances during the day’s events and Panthers players ran the PLAY 60 stations with the help of United Way volunteers. The team’s official game day DJ also joined in on the fun to provide some upbeat PLAY 60 music.
Chicago
Bears On Tuesday, October 15, the Bears Hometown Huddle took place at Round Lake High School. With the help of United Way of Lake County, the Bears and Bears Care had the unique opportunity to impact the lives of Round Lake youth by improving the high school’s existing weight training and conditioning room and expanding the space to include a new fitness area for the students. The space, which is utilized by 2,000 students, will be a reminder of the overall importance of health and fitness, reiterating the NFL’s PLAY 60 initiative. The Bears 2013 Rookie Class and Round Lake High School students joined together to finish the painting, put the final pieces of equipment in place and unveil the new, improved exercise space for students.
Cincinnati Bengals The Bengals are excited to be a part of the Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s (CRC) “vision” of Cincinnati’s first state-of-art, inclusive and accessible recreation complex. The LeBlond Regional RecPlex will utilize the principles of universal design to offer the best experiences for individuals and families with or without disabilities. The new indoor/outdoor RecPlex will provide inclusive recreation activities, while promoting healthy lifestyles and fitness. Current Bengals players, The Marvin Lewis Community Fund, and volunteers, will be an integral part of this project, heading up the construction of the Inclusive Playground. This inclusive playground will take accessibility to the max – encouraging children and adults of all abilities to enjoy playtime together. The Bengals also be constructing a community garden for families to grow fresh fruit and vegetables, promoting a healthier lifestyle. Additionally, the Bengals will beautify the outdoor space with extensive landscaping, native trees, shrubs, flowers and adding benches and picnic table seating areas for families.
Cleveland Browns The Browns will celebrate the installation of the 15th play space created through the Browns and United Way collaboration through the Hometown Huddle project. A local elementary school has been selected for the project and 150 volunteers will unite to transform their outdoor space. The current play area resembles a former parking lot with no outdoor structures for the kids to play on, and the Hometown Huddle project will make an immediate positive impact. The transformation will include the installation of a new play unit including a wave slide, double slide, clover climber, cargo net climber, trapeze rings and three decks while picnic tables, benches and an outdoor basketball court will be created. Other projects include painting games and activities on the ground surface and installing privacy panels on the fence surrounding the space.
Dallas Cowboys The Cowboys will celebrate Hometown Huddle by hosting a PLAY 60 Junior Training Camp at Anderson Elementary School in Plano, Texas on Tuesday, October 22. Players, mascot Rowdy and volunteers from United Way of Metropolitan Dallas will assist in running the youth through a variety of exciting football drills. Players will speak to the students about the importance of being active and making positive life choices, while a representative from Fuel Up to PLAY 60 will be on hand to encourage healthy eating. Gene and Jerry Jones Family Charities will present $2,500 grants to both the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the United Way of Tarrant County as part of the event.
Denver Broncos The Broncos celebrated their annual Hometown Huddle at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Tuesday, October 1. The Broncos invited 350 children from all 15 Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver to share in the day’s events. With the help of Playworks, children participated in on field fitness activities supporting the NFL’s PLAY 60 initiative. United Way and Broncos employees volunteered and players participates as ‘team leaders’ for each of the 15 clubs.
Detroit
Lions Tuesday, October 15, the Detroit Lions wrapped up its Meet Up & Eat Up with the Lions program at Eastern Market with former Lions running back BARRY SANDERS and Detroit Public Schools students from Burton International Academy and Detroit Lions Academy. In partnership with United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Fair Food Network, Detroit Eastern Market, Playworks, Wayne State University School of Medicine and Gleaners Community Food Bank, this weekly program, which started September 10 with an appearance from former Lions tackle and Pro Bowler LOMAS BROWN, aimed to continue efforts to fight against food insecurity in Detroit. Building upon the Detroit Lions Living for the City’s Lunch with the Lions event which debuted in 2012, Meet Up & Eat Up with the Lions educated Detroit Public Schools students about eating fresh fruits and vegetables, their accessibility within the city, as well as the importance of active play. The program included a snack preparation demonstration from Ford Field Executive Chef JOE NADER, a shopping trip to Eastern Market’s Tuesday Market, information about food assistance programs promoting eating fresh produce, PLAY 60 activities led by Playworks and appearances from the Detroit Lions mascot and alumni.
Green Bay Packers The Packers and United Way will work together to install playground equipment at Hoover Park, part of the Appleton Parks and Recreation. Packers’ players will work alongside United Way volunteers to install a playground structure that motivates youth to get out and exercise.
Houston Texans The Texans Hometown Huddle event was held at The Health Museum on Tuesday, October 15. Youth from the Houston Texans YMCA and the Boys & Girls Clubs visited interactive exhibits that focused on healthy lifestyles, the functions of the body, and how to live a healthy life. In addition, children were treated to a private class called, “The Beat Goes On,” which is specifically about the human heart. Children had the opportunity to team up with the cheerleaders, TORO, and the entire Texans rookie class, including DEANDRE HOPKINS and DJ SWEARINGER. With the help of United Way volunteers, children also were treated to lunch, giveaways from the Texans and the Health Museum.
Indianapolis Colts On October 29, 2013 the Colts will unveil a newly renovated fitness room at the Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, a United Way agency, for their Hometown Huddle event. Colts players will take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony before joining several youth fitness activities within the Colts-themed fitness zone. The renovation, which was made possible by the Colts, Indiana Wesleyan University and NFL Foundation, includes new paint, flooring, mirrors, fitness stations and more. This is the fifth consecutive year the Colts have teamed up with United Way of Central Indiana to renovate a fitness zone as a part of their Hometown Huddle event.
Jacksonville Jaguars The Jaguars and United Way of Northeast Florida will celebrate Hometown Huddle with a Youth Fitness Clinic on Tuesday, November 12. The clinic will include 1,500 children and take place at One Everbank Field focusing on teaching fitness and nutrition. Jaguars’ staff, players and members of the ROAR will participate and facilitate activities.
Kansas City Chiefs In celebration of Hometown Huddle, the Chiefs and TeamSmile will host the eighth annual “Kansas City Oral Health Care Day” at Arrowhead Stadium. As a result, 300 local youth will receive vital complementary dental services, the value of which will exceed $250,000. Chiefs’ players, cheerleaders, KC Wolf and staff will join with the United Way of Greater Kansas City and TeamSmile volunteers to provide these dental health screenings and procedures for local elementary school students. The children will also have the opportunity to participate in several PLAY 60 themed activity stations administered by United Way staff and partners as a way of reinforcing the importance of being healthy year round.
Miami
Dolphins On Thursday, October 24, the Miami Dolphins will host 60 children from United Way of Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties at Dave & Busters. Children will play interactive games and receive a presentation on PLAY 60 and healthy eating from Dolphins Players and Miami Dolphins Women’s Organization members.
Minnesota Vikings On Tuesday, October 22, the Vikings and United Way, partnering with YMCA Beacons program at Sheridan Arts Magnet School, will unveil a newly designed and built Vikings Fitness Zone. Players, including JEROME SIMPSON, ZACH LINE, GREG CHILDS, TRAVIS BOND, LARRY DEAN, RHETT ELLISON, ROBERT STEEPLES, MICHAEL MAUTI and ADAM THIELEN, along with Vikings alumni, cheerleaders, Viktor the Viking and staff will help install the Vikings themed traveling fitness zone. In addition to an assembly to kick off the day’s events, there will be various fitness stations to get student active. The Fitness Zone and event will promote PLAY 60 and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
New England Patriots On Tuesday, October 15, the Patriots hosted their annual Hometown Huddle event at Gillette Stadium. In partnership with the United Way, Stop and Shop and the New England Dairy Council, the Patriots showcased a “Healthy Kids Summit” for 300 children on the field. Coinciding with the NFL PLAY 60 initiative, the day kicked off with a panel discussion about the importance of a healthy diet and exercise, led by health experts, Patriots players and staff. Following the panel, more than a dozen current players, cheerleaders and Pat Patriot led participants through a variety of exercises and football skill stations.
New Orleans Saints The Saints will create and enhance two areas of the Belle Chasse YMCA in Belle Chasse, La. One area will be transformed into a Youth Fitness Zone complete with seven youth-sized, Saints-branded hydraulic fitness machines, water rowers, aerodynamic bikes, and other fitness equipment such as dumbbells, weighted hula-hoops, stability balls, yoga mats and jumping ropes. The second room will be a fitness-inspired video gaming/creative arts room. One side of the room will be enhanced with art-related supplies and décor with a full wall designed as a chalkboard, while the other side would require physical movement by the youth in order to operate video games. Games will be played on new Wii and XBox Kinect gaming consoles and shown on a brand new 65 inch plasma television. The room will also feature a poly-pong table. Both rooms will be revitalized with Saints décor and furnishings. Saints players, Saintsations, and staff will be in attendance to help engage the youth in their new fitness zones and teach them how to use the equipment. Kids will also enjoy taking part in Saints Junior Training Camp drills and team mascots will be present as well.
New York Giants The Giants installed a Giants-themed Youth Fitness Zone at Tenafly Middle School on, Tuesday, October 15. The event is part of the NFL-United Way’s Hometown Huddle league-wide day of service, youth health and fitness awareness initiative. The fitness zone had multiple pieces of fitness equipment – including squat press, shoulder press, abdominal crunch machines to name a few – and a refurbished basketball court, which will be accessible to all students. Giants’ players were on hand to assist in painting the room and to help put the finishing touches on the new Youth Fitness Zone.
New York
Jets The Jets Hometown Huddle will consist of a playground build at Morris County Park. Jets players, including QUINTON COPLES and the 2013 Rookie Class, staff and United Way volunteers will help break ground on an adaptive playground, serving children with disabilities so they can play throughout the site with their able bodied peers. This fitness zone allows for an inclusive environment where all kids can improve their physical fitness in a fun and safe environment.
Oakland Raiders The Raiders will hold their Hometown Huddle event at Westlake Middle School in Oakland. In an effort to promote active and healthy living among Westlake Middle School students, the Raiders will give a message about PLAY 60 and the importance of both sound body and mind. Members of the United Way of the Bay Area and the Raiders will lead warm up exercises for 130 students and conduct a series of engaging, fun exercises. The emphasis will be on making exercise and healthy lifestyle a lifetime focus. Students will be coached by Raiders players and at the close of the event, each student will receive a tote bag full of school supplies and footballs, courtesy of the Raiders.
Philadelphia Eagles On Monday, October 21, the Eagles and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey will dedicate a new youth fitness zone to General Louis Wagner Middle School as part of their Hometown Huddle event. The new fitness room will be outfitted with a new rubber floor, weight training equipment and interactive fitness games, allowing children to have fun while exercising. DEMECO RYANS, the Eagles/United Way representative will be on-site along with the Eagles mascot, SWOOP and cheerleaders to unveil the new space. By providing children with a safe place to exercise, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and the Eagles hope to help children excel in school, setting them on the path to success.
Pittsburgh Steelers The Steelers will partner with the United Way of Allegheny County for their 2013 Hometown Huddle Event. The Steelers will host a PLAY 60 assembly at Pittsburgh King K-8 which coincides with the United Way’s FitUnited campaign of improving the health of our children. CAM HEYWARD, the Steelers United Way Spokesperson and the 2013 Steelers Rookie Club will help the students participate in fitness stations.
San Diego Chargers On Tuesday, October 22 the Chargers will team up with Rady Children’s Hospital for their annual Kids News Day. Beginning at 8 a.m., 10 Chargers players and six Charger girls will be doing all they can to entice folks to purchase the special edition Kids News Day newspaper for $1 – all proceeds benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital – a major partner of the Chargers. The players and Charger Girls will take posts on all the corners at the major intersection of Friars Road and Frazee Street in San Diego and work to part motorists from their cash for Children’s! This Kids News Day partnership is a 15+ year tradition for the team!
San Francisco 49ers On Monday, October 7, as part of the NFL’s Hometown Huddle program with the United Way and the NFL’s PLAY 60 Campaign, the 49ers collaborated with UnitedHealthcare to construct an innovative outdoor fitness zone for the students at August Boeger Middle School in San Jose. The outdoor fitness zone will allow for up to 28 people to exercise at once and will provide a venue to inspire the students to become physically fit while also enhancing the outdoor landscaping at the school. The fitness zone also features green technology that requires no electricity and no scheduled maintenance.
Seattle Seahawks On October 29, the Seahawks and United Way of King County will install a Fit-Trail™ outdoor exercise system on the Ryther campus, a local behavioral health services and treatment facility for youth and their families facing complex issues. Following the installation, Seahawks players, members of the Sea Gals and Blitz will host a PLAY 60 event showcasing the new equipment with tips to lead a healthy and active life.
St. Louis
Rams The Rams Hometown Huddle event, “Gameday at the Dome” took place on October 15 at Rams Park, the team’s practice facility. More than 100 children from 10 United Way agencies participated in a day of fun and fitness with a game day atmosphere. Children had the chance to do fun physical activities, try on football equipment, tour the locker room, make healthy snacks with the Rams team nutritionist and learn from Rams trainers and strength coaches. There was also a Q & A with players and opportunities to take photos with cheerleaders and receive autographs. Each child received a healthy snack and goodie bag. Rams players, front office staff, United Way volunteers, Rams Cheerleaders, and the Rams mascot, Rampage, took part in the day’s events.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers The Buccaneers are celebrating their Hometown Huddle event by implementing an essay contest about how deserving elementary schools could use $1,000 grant to improve their school. On Tuesday, October 29, Buccaneers players, cheerleaders and staff will join United Way volunteers and deploy to the five winning schools to implement the improvement projects.
Tennessee Titans United Way of Metropolitan Nashville is this year’s Titans Hometown Huddle partner, and the event will be held at the Martha O’Bryan Center. United Way, along with the entire rookie class of Tennessee Titans players, Titans cheerleaders and mascot T-Rac will be showing students at Martha O’Bryan Center, a United Way Family Resource Center, how to make healthy snacks and other recipes that they can duplicate at home. The children will learn the importance of eating healthy and living an active lifestyle. In addition, the importance of NFL PLAY 60 will be incorporated into the event by stressing how beneficial it is to get 60 minutes of active play every single day. Several exercise stations will be set up and supervised by the players encouraging the kids to stay active. Due to the Titans bye week schedule, the year’s Hometown Huddle event will be held Oct. 29.
Washington Redskins The Redskins will team up with United Way National Capital Area to celebrate Hometown Huddle at a local elementary school where players will lead two PLAY 60 events, as well as speak to more than 500 students on the importance of living healthy lifestyles and staying active. This year’s program will feature students who have excelled in the school’s Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program, which is used to recognize positive behavior and enhance the climate and culture in the school.
*Unless otherwise indicated, the events listed above will take place on Tuesday, October 22

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About NFL PLAY 60
To make the next generation of youth the most active and healthy. In October 2007, the NFL launched NFL PLAY 60, a national youth health and fitness campaign focused on increasing the wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day. Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL’s long-standing commitment to health and fitness with an impressive roster of partner organizations. In addition to national outreach and online programs, NFL PLAY 60 is implemented at the grassroots level through NFL’s in-school, after-school and team-based programs. The NFL PLAY 60 initiative is prominent during the NFL’s key calendar events, including Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, Draft, Kickoff and Thanksgiving and is supported by many NFL players and coaches year round. To date, the NFL has dedicated over $250 million to youth health and wellness through NFL PLAY 60.

About United Way & the NFL & United Way Partnership
United Way is a worldwide movement of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 41 countries and territories. It advances the common good by focusing on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality life. The United Way movement mobilizes millions to action – to give, advocate and volunteer – to improve conditions in their local community. For more information about United Way, please visit: UnitedWay.org.This year marks the 40th anniversary of the partnership between the National Football League and United Way. Across the country, NFL clubs and players are working with United Ways to advance health and education for America’s young people through national and local initiatives like the annual NFL & United Way Hometown Huddle and United Way TEAM NFL. The work is in support of United Way’s 2018 goals to get 1.9 million more kids active and healthy by 2018 and to cut the high school dropout rate in half by 2018.

About USA TODAY Sports Media Group
The USA TODAY Sports Media Group encompasses all sports initiatives across USA TODAY Sports and Gannett’s more than 100 well-known local media brands. It also includes the sports photography wire service USA TODAY Sports Images, leading high school sports destination USA TODAY High School Sports; For The Win, the first mainstream sports media property focused exclusively on “social news,” and designed specifically to resonate on social networks and non-traditional media channels and platforms; Sports On Earth, a joint venture with MLB Advanced Media dedicated to great sports writing in all its forms; and the hundreds of sites within USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties, including Hoopshype.com and mixed martial arts site MMAjunkie.com, among many others. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI).

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO BRING YOUR ASSOCIATES TOGETHER FOR THE COMMON GOOD AND SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY DO A UNITED WAY PAYROLL DEDUCTION CAMPAIGN!!!

Why Participate in Our Workplace Campaigns

Giving at the workplace brings us together, and makes us feel good about ourselves and the companies we work for.

The United Way of Bartow County’s annual workplace giving campaign creates that good feeling of knowing that you have done the right thing and made someone else’s life better.

UWBC workplace campaigns also bring much needed funds to our community. In the past five years United Way of Bartow County raised 2,875,000 to advance the common good in the Bartow County area.

 

Why Launch a United Way of Bartow County Workplace Campaign?

There are multiple reasons. Here are a few:

 

Community Building at the Workplace

A healthy community attracts new business, leads to a stronger labor pool, and improves the quality of life for everyone. Joining together to help through United Way of Bartow County can:

  • Meet your company’s philanthropic goals through a trusted brand in workplace giving.
  • Build trust and increase goodwill among customers and employees by giving back to the community.
  • Energize your employees by focusing your organization toward a common goal which builds morale and teamwork.
  • Offer a simple, convenient, and efficient way for your employees to support the community and causes they believe in.
  • Connect employees to their community because United Way of Bartow County matches employee volunteer teams with great opportunities to help our community.
  • Provide information about services enabling employees to use them for themselves, friends and families.
  • Raise funds to meet our area’s greatest needs by investing your company’s time in a United Way campaign. Working with us is a worthwhile and a solid investment. We have researched what our community needs and are channeling volunteers and funds to address it.

We Help Every Step of the Way

  • We work closely with you: United Way of Bartow County can help you develop a customized fundraising campaign that aligns with the values and interests of your organization and your employees. We also offer training and support in building your fundraising team and running a great campaign. Check out our workplace campaign section to view some of the great resources and tools available to you to help you run a successful campaign.
  • Easy methods for donation: We offer convenience and affordability in giving options such as payroll contribution and electronic pledging.
  • We promote your involvement: When you give through United Way, you become part of a network with several thousand businesses, federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and community groups involved. We help bring year-round, community-wide recognition to you and your employees.
  • Your employees choose who they help: When your employees donate to United Way , their gift will be invested to help those in need in the Bartow County area. They also have a wide-variety of options to choose how they would like their investment directed.
  • We keep you updated: United Way offers resources to help your employees stay informed on pressing issues all year long.

If you would like to introduce a workplace campaign to your company, or need assistance with your campaign, please contact Brenda Morehouse by calling 770-386-1677 or e-mail to:  morehouseb@bartowga.org.

 

 

REGISTER NOW FOR UNITED WAY OF BARTOW COUNTY’S 8TH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT 5K WALK/RUN ON NOVEMBER 23RD

UNITED WAY PRESENTS IT’S 8TH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT 5K WALK/RUN

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

Online Registration: Active.com http://beta.active.com/cartersville-ga/running/turkey-trot-5k-2013

LOCATION AND RACE DETAILS:
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 Cartersville Parks and Recreation for allowing us to use this location!

Prizes: All 5k participants will receive a long sleeve T-shirt. The overall male and female winners will receive
trophies. Top finishers in each age group will receive a frozen turkey. Male/Female Age Groups: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-
24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over. T-Shirt sizes are only guaranteed to early registrants. Race-Day registrants
may get alternate t-shirts.

Entry Fee: $20 before Nov. 1, $25 after Nov. 1 (rain or shine (even if it is cold), non-refundable).
Race Packet and Shirt Pick Up: Pick up your number and shirt starting at 8 am the morning of the race.
Refreshments: Water will be available on the course. Refreshments will be available at the finish line.

Questions?: Contact United Way of Bartow County at (770) 386-1677 or morehouseb@bartowga.org
or http://www.bartowliveunited.org

 

Immigration Reform and the Workplace: Requirements for 2014 webinar provided by the Georgia State Chamber

October 24, 2013

Webinar: Immigration Reform and the Workplace – Requirements for 2014
Time: Thursday, October 24, 2013 – 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Registration: Immigration Reform and the Workplace Registration

Mark your calendars for the latest topic in our 2013 education series, Immigration Reform and the Workplace: Requirements for 2014. The webinar, presented by Aimee Clark Todd of Troutman Sanders (view bio), will take place from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on October 24, 2013. The webinar will focus on:

I. The Current State of E-Verify and I-9 Compliance

•Overview of E-Verify and the I-9 process
•Changes to Form I-9
•Increased oversight and enforcement: precautions and potential penalties
II. How E-Verify Works

•Employer responsibilities
•Creating internal processes and best practices
•Use of Designated Agents
•Differences from the I-9 system
III. Avoiding Compliance Violations

• Recordkeeping requirements
• Balancing federal and state verification and anti-discrimination requirements
• Internal and external audits
IV. Other Employment-related Immigration Updates

•Pending reform bill in Congress
•President’s program for youth (DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
Attendees will also receive a month of free access to the Georgia Human Resource eLibrary.
Ticket Options:
$25: Member
$50: Package of Three Webinars (Member)
$75: Single Webinar for a Group Presentation (Member)
$75: Single Webinar (Non Member)

Sponsorship: Sponsorship Opportunities are still available. Please click here for more information or contact Kelsey Moore at 404.223.2261 or by email at kmoore@gachamber.com.

Beautiful Backroads Century Bike Ride benfits going to Hickory Log Vocational School for Men

Each year our local Anheuser Busch Brewery has the Beautiful Backroads Century bike ride to benefit the amazing men who suffer from mental and physical disabilites that reside at Hickory Log Vocational School for men. Please join us for a great bike ride and an excellent cause!!

To register or to learn more about our event Here is a link to the ride: http://bikebbc.com/

Also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beautiful-Backroads-Century/130500283658438

Here’s some great history about this annual event:

History
◦The inaugural ride in 2001 ride had 166 riders and raised over $4,500.
◦In 2002, the ride brought out 301 riders to brave the aftermath of Hurricane Hannah.
◦In 2003, 541 riders raised over $12,000.
◦In 2004, Hurricane Ivan arrived a day before the ride but couldn’t deter over 600 dedicated riders.
◦2005 had a new look and record number of riders, over 850!
◦Registrants in 2006 approached 1000 riders.
◦2007 and had a record number of riders, 1,400.
◦2008 was again over 1,400 riders.
◦2009 had over 1000+ riders even though we were all tracking a huge red blob on weather radar all morning. The storms let the ride start on-time and dry, but unleashed some heavy rains an hour later making it an epic rain soaked ride.

Thank you to everyone who has participated over the years and helped to make this ride a huge success! Our charity, Hickory Log Home for Men, appreciates all of your support!

Community in Action Day! October 26, 2013 GET INVOLVED!!

Hello Everyone,

My name is Stephanie Bass, I am a Youth Club Leader for Modern Woodman of America. I am partnering up with Dwight Holcomb and New Beginnings Food Outreach Inc. to have a Community In Action Day. This will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013. We are asking for those within the Community Outreach areas to come be part in this event, come set up a booth and provide information to our community with all of your resources in the community to help and show them we care, we hope to provide stranger safety demonstrations from the Dare Team or local Officers, Fire Safety presentations, along with all others who will come and help us on this day.
We will be having a free Dinner (BBQ, Hamburgers, Hot dogs) sponsored by New Beginnings Food Outreach, Son-Shine Baptist Church and Sufficient Grace Gospel Singers, There will be Gospel Singing throughout the day, everything will be free. There will be lots of free gifts for the Children and the Elderly. We will need sponsors to help with the cost that it will take to do this, but this is a great opportunity to educate our community and children about safety and awareness. Please come be part with us.
This event will Start at 10 am till 8 pm.
If you are interested and would like to be part please respond to this email or to stephaniebass81@gmail.com, please include your name, name of your organization, email and phone number. If you are one who needs to make a presentation for your program please let me know and include how long a simple presentation will take you, when you signup. This is so we can make out a schedule for the various presentation times.
The deadline to sign up is October 1, 2013
Also we will be having Non-Judged exhibits of motorcycles and cars,
so if you or someone you know would like to exhibit their pride-ride I will need the following information:
Name, phone #, Address, number of exhibits and make and model of exhibits.
There is no fee for any exhibit or booth, however if your or your organization would like to make a donation to New Beginnings Food Outreach Inc. it would be appreciated.
I will be sending out a schedule of events to those who signup shortly after the deadline.
If you would like to be a sponsor of this event it would be greatly appreciated, just respond to this email with your information.
Thank you all for your time and you help.
If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 404-563-4591
Thanks,
Stephanie Bass

17th Annual “Our Hearts, Their Harbor” Silent and Live Auction benefits going to the Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter

Ticket sales have kicked off for the 17th Annual “Our Hearts, Their Harbor” Silent & LIVE Auction event on August 17th at the Booth Western Art Museum.

Want tickets? VIP tickets are $100, Standard tickets are $75.

Email us back or give us a call at 770.607.0610 to get your tickets today!

Thanks for helping support the Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter,

Bartow Give a Kid a Chance

2013 BARTOW GIVE A KID A CHANCE
Free School Supplies, Backpacks, T-Shirts, Haircuts!
Free Hearing, Vision, and Dental Screenings for “children in need”

Saturday, August 3, 2013

MUST register ONLINE by July 20th

http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com

This is a change from 2012 – No separate registration day.
Please register online early. Registration is limited.
Event will be held at ONE LOCATION ONLY
Cartersville Civic Center – 435 W. Main Street – Cartersville
Students and guardians must BOTH attend the event to receive services.
If you do not have internet access at your home, you may register online at the following locations:
Career Center Goodwill of North Georgia 929 Joe Frank Pkwy, Cartersville Phone: 770-276-7036 Hours: 9am-5pm, Mon – Wed; 9am-7pm, Thu; 9am-4pm, Fri; 10am-2pm Sat
NorthPointe Church Food Pantry
Impact Building-Joe Frank Harris Pkwy
and Hwy 41, Adairsville
Phone: 770-334-8435
Hours: 10am Tues and Fri; 6pm Thu
Bartow County Public Library System
429 West Main St., Cartersville
Phone: 770-382-4203
Hours: 9am – 6pm. Mon; 9am – 8pm, Tue –
Thu; 9am – 5pm, Fri & Sat
Additional Library Branches: Adairsville Phone: 770-769-9200
202 North Main St., Adairsville
Euharlee Phone: 770-382-2057
116 Covered Bridge Rd., SW, Euharlee

News, events and meeting reminders happening around Bartow County

MEETINGS…
Bartow Give a Kid a Chance will meet Monday, June 17 @ 1:00 pm @ First Presbyterian Church. For more information contact Terry Terrell @ tafproperties2@yahoo.com.

Behavioral and Emotional Health Resources of Bartow County will meet Tuesday, June 18 from 9:30-11:30 @ Bartow County Courthouse Human Resources Conference Room. For more information contact Molly Schultz @ molly.schultz@yahoo.com.

Family Promise will meet Thursday, June 20 @ 6:30 pm @ First Presbyterian Church. For more information contact Eric Lee @ 770-331-9770 or email @ eric@bridgingpeople.net.

PARTNER EVENTS…..
From The Bridge and NW GA. Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging
There will be an informational session for Seniors and Those Caring for Seniors on Wed May 29 @ 6:00 pm @ The Bridge. Kerry Defoe will be speaking about programs and services available for seniors in this area. For more information contact Kerry Defoe @ kerry defoe@nwgrc.org or Eric Lee @ ericmatthewlee@gmail.com.

From Must Ministries
New Georgia laws regarding expungement will go into effect July 1, 2013.The Georgia Justice Project is sponsoring The Real Effects of A Criminal Record in Georgia Training May 29th to learn more about these laws. If you are a service provider or know someone who has a criminal record that is stopping them from getting a job, you are encouraged to attend. The Training will be a MUST Ministries in Marietta from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Space is Limited. For more information contact Renee Snead, Director of Public Policy Advocacy at (404) 601.3147 or rsnead@centraloac.org. You may also link to the Event flyer on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website-Week of May 16.

From Bartow Health Access
Ten beautiful, privately-owned gardens will be on showcase Sat, June 1 for the 2013 Pond & Garden Tour. Tour hours are from 9AM – 4PM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online @ bartowhealthaccess.org or at various locations around Cartersville. Between Bartow’s Hedges: A Garden Party with Master Gardener Vince Dooley will be held at the Clarence Brown Conference Center @ 6:00 on June 1st. Tickets are $60 which includes a complimentary Pond & Garden Tour ticket. All proceeds go to benefit Bartow Health Access, a charitable care medical clinic in Cartersville.

(new) From Footprints of the Heart
A 5K Run/Walk will be held at Frankie Harris Park in Euharlee Sat. June 1 to raise awareness and funds to support pregnancy and infant loss. There will be a memorial balloon release @ 9:30 followed by the race. Registration begins @ 8:00 am and the fee is $30. For more information contact visit http://www.footprintsontheheart.org or email info@footprintsontheheart.org.

(new) From Bartow Give a Kid a Chance
The annual school supply distribution will be Saturday, Aug. 3 @ Cartersville Civic Center. Parents must pre-register their child (ren) online ONLY @ http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com. Registration deadline is July 20, 2013. If parents do not have access to a computer at home, they may register @ any branch of the Bartow County Library, Cartersville Career Center, and NorthPoint Church Food Pantry. For more information, contact BGAKAC voicemail @ 678-719-2165 or email bartowgiveakidachance@gmail.com.
You may also link to the Event flyer on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website-Week of May 27.

(new) There are 3 opportunities for you to support Bartow Give a Kid a Chance on June 10th. Eat breakfast at Chick-fil-A, eat lunch at Chick-fil-A, eat dinner at Chick-fil-A. BGAKAC Spirit Day will be Monday, June 10 all day the Cartersville location. A portion of sales the entire day will be donated to the county-wide school supply distribution program.

From the Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Training Institute (ATI) is a professional training dedicated to helping the staff of long-term care facilities improve their knowledge and skills in caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. There is a fee schedule for following trainings: Provider Intensive Training (prerequisite) – Thursday July 18, 9:00 – 4:00; Understanding Wandering – Thursday August 8, 10:00-12:00; Reducing Pain – Thursday August 8, 1:00-3:00. All classes are held at the North GA Regional Office of the Alzheimer’s Association, located at 922 East Morris Street, Dalton. For more information contact Rebekah Davis @ rdavis@alz.org

(new) From the Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter
Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter is looking for referrals for its new Transitional Housing Program called “The Next Steps.” There are minimum program expectations—participants must be working at least 20 hours per week and taking classes for 9 hours per week. Contact Jessica Mitcham @ director@goodneighborshelter.org with questions or to make referrals. You may link to the Program Expectations flier on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website-Week of May 27.

(new) From Community Health Network
Cartersville Famers Market will be open June 1-Sept 28. The market is located in downtown Cartersville at 10 N. Public Square at Founders Oak Park between the fountains and City Hall. Please stop by and support our local farmers! Contact 770-607-3480 for more information. You may link to the Cartersville Farmers Market flier on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website –Week of May 27.

(new) From The Atlanta Prosperity Campaign
The Community Food Bank and Feeding American have begun the Hunger in America Survey. This survey is very important in getting an accurate picture of hunger in our communities. We need volunteers to help with this huge project! This project goes on until the end of August all across northwest Georgia so there are many opportunities to participate. You may link to a detailed flier on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website-Week of May 27. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, you can contact the ACFB at 404-832-4965, hungerstudy@acfb.org, or http://www.acfb.org/hunger-study

(new) From MUST Ministries
MUST Ministries is helping clients in Bartow in need of rapid rehousing. Potential clients must be working and have some form of income. Referrals can be made to Kendra Moore at kmoore@mustministries.org. You may link to the Referral Form on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website-Week of May 27.

From Coalition to Prevent the Misuse of Alcohol
The Coalition would like you to visit their website http://www.rethinkthedrink.org or follow them on Facebook to Take the Pledge to Rethink the Drink. For more information Scott Sherwin @ scott.sherwin@preventalcoholmisuse.com or 678-721-5922.
WEBINARS/CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS
(new) From NW Georgia Public Health
The Rollins School of Public Health is sponsoring two free training locally @ the Clarence Brown Conference Center. Health Literacy/Cultural Competency Training will be held June 3. The training will focus on enhancing communication skills by teaching strategies to incorporate key principles of health literacy and cultural competency into existing programs. Analyzing Health Behaviors: Practical Skills for the Public Health Professional will be held June 4. The training will provide practical information on analyzing health behaviors to develop effective interventions. You must register online for both trainings @ http://www.sph.emory.edu/ephtc. For more information contact Tara Redd @ tredd@emory.edu
or 404-712-2606.

(new) Fathers and male family members play an important role in the lives of their children, families, and Head Start and Early Head Start communities. To support program efforts to improve partnerships with fathers and the significant men in children’s lives, the Office of Head Start (OHS) will release new fatherhood resources during Father Engagement Week (June 3 – June 7, 2013). A new resource will be issued each day at 12 noon on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/ Please be sure to register for the webinar on Tuesday, June 4, at 3 p.m. EDT.

SUMMER CAMPS
(new) Quality Care for Children has developed a website specifically for parents who are searching just for the right summer camp. Visit http://www.allgacamps.org to search for camps by type, location and cost. Great resource and it’s free!

Georgia Power is sponsoring “Mentoring a Girl in Construction” Summer Camps in Bartow County. This is a free, one-week, day camp designed to introduce high school girls to exciting careers in construction. Girls will gain marketable skills and experience the exhilaration of successfully performing difficult tasks which builds self-confidence and boosts self-image. For more information or to register contact Janet Queen @ JALQueen@southernco.com.

WinShape will host a four-daylong camp for 1st-6th graders June 24-28, 2013 @ Excel Christian Academy. Students will have the opportunity to engage in Bible study, worship, recreation and a skill class. For more information contact Lisa Bandy at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 770-382-1977 or visit http://www.winshapecamps.org/communities.

BlazeCamp will be held from May 28-June 1, 2013 for youth 8-18 with physical disabilities, 5 day/4 night residential camp in Warm Springs, GA. For more information contact http://www.blazesports.org/programs/blazecamp or email gsharp@blazesports.org.

Camp Bartow hosted by Bartow County Recreation Department will begin in June. Camp hours are Monday-Friday 8-5 for $75 per week. Camp includes Field Trip Fridays. For more information call 770-387-5149 or visit http://www.bartowga.org and click on the Parks and Recreation Tab.

Cartersville City will be hosting football, aquatics, gymnastics, tennis, football and football cheer camps beginning in June. For more information call 770-387-5626 or visit http://www.cityofcartersville.org. Fees vary according to the camp.

United Ways and FamilyWize Have Helped 5 Million People

United Way of Bartow County and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, the nation’s leading provider of free prescription drug discount cards, along with 1,000 other local United Ways today announced the milestone achievement of having helped more than 5 million people get medicine they otherwise would not have been able to afford. Locally, 981 people have been directly helped by this program.

“Saving people money on necessary prescriptions is vital to the health and well-being of our families and our community,” said Brenda Morehouse, President, United Way of Bartow County. “Too often, not taking medicine you need because you can’t afford it begins a series of consequences that could start with disease progression and end with large medical bills or even bankruptcy.”

“United Way is focusing on creating opportunity for all by improving health, education and financial stability,” said Stacey Stewart, U.S. President of United Way Worldwide. “Our partnership with FamilyWize helps us advance that cause, and 1,000 United Ways across America are helping people be healthier and more productive.”

Since 2005, FamilyWize, United Ways and pharmacies around the country have helped people stay healthy and productive in more than 95 percent of all U.S. counties. The partnership has provided free prescription discount cards that help people get the medicine they need, accounting for more than $500 million in direct savings on prescriptions. Patients in our area have saved $87,431 since the program began.

Dan Barnes, president and CEO of FamilyWize, noted the significance of reaching the $500 million milestone, explaining that, “We set an ambitious goal for our partnership – to help families save $1 billion on the cost of medicines by the end of 2015. Now we’re halfway there.”

Studies show the partnership addresses a critical need. According to Consumer Reports, Americans who are financially strapped tend to skip medicine or lower their dosages. A New England Journal of Medicine article reported that the cost of medicine not taken exceeds $100 billion each year on avoidable hospitalizations and $177 billion on additional healthcare costs. And a Harvard University/CVS Caremark study shows that taking medicine as prescribed can save as much as $7,800 per patient annually, money that otherwise would be spent on emergency rooms, hospitalizations, tests and other procedures. Financial complications that often arise when necessary medicine isn’t taken as prescribed include absenteeism, job losses, mortgage forfeitures and bankruptcies.
“The United Way – FamilyWize partnership demonstrates how a grassroots initiative can help individuals and communities avoid such consequences,” Morehouse added. We provide these free prescription discount cards to local social service agencies, faith-based organizations, schools, community centers, local government and healthcare providers so everyone can get the medicine they need.
Many local pharmacists and physicians also assist by providing cards or making their patients aware of how to get a card, either through United Way of Bartow County, the FamilyWize.org site or even via text by sending the word “family” to 700700 to receive a Rx discount card via text.
Savings are often as high as 75% off the price charged without the card, which can be used for any FDA approved medicine at most pharmacies. With average savings of about $20 per prescription, the FamilyWize card often means families can avoid an unpleasant choice between getting medicine or buying food.
“People’s need for such assistance will not diminish with the Affordable Care Act and Healthcare Reform,” Barnes said, adding that “the Congressional Budget Office’s recent report on the “Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage” estimate anywhere from 29-44 million will remain without insurance over the next ten years.”

For more information about the free prescription cards, call United Way of Bartow County at (770) 386-1677. To compare discounted prices of prescriptions at nearby pharmacies or for more about the program, visit FamilyWize.org