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Sponsor a Child in PAL Afterschool! Posted On : 08-22-2019

Marietta Police Athletic League, Inc.
Marietta 30060
Sponsor a Child in PAL Afterschool! - a $250 donation sponsors a child for one semester - a $500 donation sponsors a child for the school year - $1,000 sponsors two children for the school year - $5,000 sponsors five children for the school year

Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra (GYSO) Posted On : 08-21-2019

Georgia Symphony Orchestra
Marietta 30064
GYSO will expand to impact more underserved students. Additional ensembles will provide increased musical opportunities for gifted and talented youth. GYSO will support and empower students to reach their full potential by developing life skills such as perceptive listening, discipline, leadership, commitment, and an enhanced desire for excellence.

Program: WestCare Georgia CARES 2 Posted On : 08-21-2019

WestCare Georgia
Atlanta 30339
WestCare Georgia's CARES 2 Outreach, Education and HIV Testing Program provides free HIV education, counseling, and testing to adolescents and young adults age 12 to 27 to increase awareness about HIV and STD risk factors and treatment.

Anti Bullying movie: "Bully Go Home" Posted On : 08-21-2019

Telecom Professionals For Social Responsibility
Austell 30168
Financial need to cover the facility to present movie " Bully Go Home" for district wide elementary students. Bullying continues to be a hindrance in our schools and this organization is dedicated to inform and educate the most vulnerable, Elementary students 6-13. To assist us in meeting our goal any donations can be applied at,a tax deduction statement will be forwarded. Sincerely, Barbara Carrington CEO

One Month of Child Care for a Mother in College Posted On : 08-19-2019

Nana Grants Inc.
Marietta 30068
Nana Grants provides child care funding for low-income, single mothers attending a Georgia Technical College. Your donation of $910 will provide a month of child care for a student mother attending Chattahoochee Technical College.

Sensory Friendly Productions Posted On : 08-19-2019

The Georgia Ballet, Inc
Marietta 30066
Sensory friendly shows are tailored to kids and adults with visual and auditory sensitivities. Opportunities to enjoy live performances are limited for those with disabilities. We want to increase our marketing budget and lower the ticket prices so that our performances are available to those with special needs, and those of a low economic status.

Permanent Home Base Posted On : 08-19-2019

Special Needs Advocacy of Cobb Kids, Inc.
Austell 30168
In addition to the services S.N.A.C.K., Inc. provides, we would like to acquire a permanent home base for the organization. Office space would facilitate the safe storage of donated inventory, the hosting of activities such as awareness building and mentoring, life skill improvement training classes, and a base from which to better serve the Cobb county community.

MDE Special Needs Playground Posted On : 08-19-2019

MDE School
Marietta 30062
MDE needs a new playground. We currently have a small open play area with no equipment. Our special kids need play structures to exercise, practice social skills, build gross motor skills, and fulfill sensory needs. The area will be enlarged and play equipment installed for varying ages and abilities. The grant will provide 2-3 pieces of equipment.

Vision Rehabilitation – Access Technology Training Posted On : 08-19-2019

Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia
Smyrna 30080
Technology advancements has created new and improved opportunities for the visually impaired. Our clients of all ages are demanding more technology training. It is our most requested training program. Our Access Technology Instructors keep up with the latest developments. Our need is to provide a wider variety of tools for training.

Mercy Fund Posted On : 08-19-2019

Right in the Community
Atlanta 30339
This grant will fund emergency daily or weekly respite care for the developmentally delayed. Examples of emergency needs for respite care include necessary travel by the primary caregiver(s) due to a family illness or death, or even the unexpected death of the caregiver without a succession residential plan. We currently average 1 request per week. Our increased Hispanic population has also resulted in an increased need for program literature, and there is also a general need for funding for

Lekotek Family Programs Posted On : 08-19-2019

Lekotek of Georgia, Inc.
Atlanta 30339
Parents of children with disabilities are hesitant to attend community events due to challenges of their child. Lekotek provides family events such as Happy Tails, music, holiday parties, museums, pumpkin patch and more. Knowing that our staff organizes these events lessens the concerns and encourages participation, often for the first time.

Camp Hollywood Posted On : 08-19-2019

Families of Children under Stress, Inc.
Camp Hollywood is a summer day camp in Cobb County for teens and young adults with disabilities. We will elevate this program with activities that promote increased socialization and independence for campers. Expanding the teen and young adult camp will build on the social and recreational activities we currently provide to include activities that foster skills of everyday living, such as self-care, exercise, healthy eating, and following basic instructions. To foster camper engagement, we inco

C.A.M.P On the Green Posted On : 08-19-2019

Cam and Madi's Promise, Incorporated
Smyrna 30081
This is is an initiative to support Cobb County Special Needs families with financial assistance for the successful completion of their disabled children's Medicaid waiver applications. It will provide $300 awards to 25 Cobb County Special Needs families to pay for psychological evaluations, medical evaluations and copies of children's medical records that are required for submission with their children's Medicaid waiver applications. Many families can't afford the costs of these documents so

Family Services and Community Outreach Posted On : 08-19-2019

Autism Speaks
Atlanta 30339
We plan to grow the Autism Response Team to provide personalized support to people across the autism community as well as host town halls and workshops geared toward increasing parents’ and guardians’ knowledge of the tools and resources available in their local community when planning for a child’s future.

The Woman's Place Posted On : 08-19-2019

WestCare Georgia
Atlanta 30339
Transportation Education will teach clients served by TWP how to safely and confidently use transportation. Many women served do not have the skills or cognitive function to figure out how to ride the bus/train/Uber, limiting access to many services and options. With therapy sessions, and small group work, clients will overcome their barriers.