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Flute Soloist – Feb. 1 America Vol. 6 Concert Posted On : 08-06-2019

Georgia Symphony Orchestra
Marietta 30061
On Feb. 1, 2020, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra continues its multi-year presentation exploring the wide diversity of American music with its America, Vol. 6 concert at the Marietta Performing Arts Center. We are seeking donors to help defray the $500 cost to feature Principal Flute Jeanne Carere as guest soloist. Concert ticket sales typically account for only 15-18 percent of total operating expenses, which is typical of orchestras across the country. The cost to produce a GSO Masterworks cla

Santa for Dec. 7 Holiday Pops Concert Posted On : 08-06-2019

Georgia Symphony Orchestra
Marietta 30061
Tis the season for fun-filled music and the Georgia Symphony Orchestra is seeking donors to defray the $200 cost of having Santa join us at our annual Holiday Pops concerts at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at the Marietta Performing Arts Center. Concert ticket sales typically account for only 15-18 percent of total operating expenses, which is typical of orchestras across the country. GSO’s Holiday Pops is a favorite way for friends and family to enjoy time together in a festi

Roof for Grindle House Posted On : 07-23-2019

Right in the Community
Marietta 30060
Right in the Community has been Cobb County's Developmental Disabilities Resource since 1956. We operate 22 Group Homes and 1 Respite House for special needs individuals. The Grindle House, one of our oldest homes, was built in 2003 and is in need of a new roof. For more information on RitC's commitment to the special needs community, please visit our website,

Flooring for our Respite House Posted On : 07-23-2019

Right in the Community
Smyrna 30082
Right in the Community established Cobb County's only facilities-based respite home in 2001 as a weekend getaway for special needs children and adults. Providing a period of relief for both the developmentally disabled and their caregivers, the clients enjoy a warm, home-style atmosphere and a private bedroom. Due to the special requirements for this population, the current flooring presents both a health and a safety issue. Replacing the current flooring with luxury vinyl planks is a long-ter

Industrial Shredder for Special Needs Vocational Program Posted On : 07-23-2019

Right in the Community
Atlanta 30339
Industrial shredders are needed (7) to equip the vocational training program we established in 2009 for developmentally disabled individuals.This program provides on-the-job training and basic skills such as getting to work on time and acting appropriately. It builds self-confidence and self-sufficiency so that these individuals can add to the community, be less dependent, and contribute to society. For more information on our organization and how we address the needs of the special needs popula

Project Lift Posted On : 06-18-2019

Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre
We will install a motorized lift that will allow wheelchair access to all three levels of the Strand stage. We have been approached in the past by groups that would like to perform here, but we were unable to accommodate them because some or all of them were in wheelchairs. With this lift, we will be able to accommodate handicapped performers.

2019-2020 ArtsBridge Field Trip Program Season Posted On : 06-18-2019

ArtsBridge Foundation
Field Trips expose students to high-quality, educational performances that directly connect to Georgia Standards of Excellence and the Common Core. Because some students miss lunch due to timing of the Field Trips or based on income, expansion of the program now includes Snack Packs, which are given to every attending student.

Luckie Street Heart Health & Wellness Program Posted On : 06-18-2019

The Luckie Street Project
A significant portion of our current revenue is spent on monthly preventatives dispersed to the animals of the families we assist. We would like to expand this to be able to support an additional 65 animals for no less than 3 months each at a calculated $92.00 per animal, Excess monies would be used to cover HW treatments for up to 16 dogs.

Widow Strong Posted On : 05-15-2019

Widow Strong
Marietta 30068
Funding for our monthly widow outreach program hosted at the Widow Strong: Widows Empowerment Center

Homeless Outreach Care Bags Posted On : 05-14-2019

Village Connection Inc.
Kennesaw 30144
With this initiative, our goal is to provide essential care items for those in need. Homeless Outreach is something that we take seriously, and our team is working to make a positive impact. Care bags will be provided to those who are homeless. Bags will include toiletry items, food gift card, blanket, and a list of resources. We plan to provide 50 Homeless Outreach Care Bags. Each bag will cost approximately $18.25.

Foster Care Love Bags Posted On : 05-14-2019

Village Connection Inc.
Kennesaw 30144
$1,000 is needed for Foster Care Love Bags. This amount will provide 50 Love Bags for kids in foster care. With a passion to help kids in foster care, this initiative lets them know that someone cares. We want to make a difference in their lives by allowing them to carry their belongings in duffel bags instead of trash bags. Each duffel bag, known as a love bag, will include toiletry items, a play toy, a learning toy and a poem. Each bag will cost approximately $19. Imagine you are a young

Funds for Family Gas Cards Posted On : 04-17-2019

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia
Kennesaw 30152
Funds are being requested to purchase gas cards to support families who have a financial barrier to attending and being involved in their child's treatment. The success of a client's treatment is highly dependent on the family also understanding the work at hand. Gas cards break down that barrier of paying for gas to participate in therapy and visitation. Gas cards are purchased in increments of $25.00. $200.00 would assist 8 families.

Multi-Use Sports Field Support Posted On : 03-27-2019

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia
Kennesaw 30152
We will be complete with phase one of our multi-use sports field project this spring. This phase will include grading, a new track for walking/running, and laying new sod. We have funding for backstops, bases, etc for equipment, but we do not have funding for 4 sets of bleachers for spectators to cheer on our clients.

Playground Updates Posted On : 03-07-2019

Brookwood Christian School for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities
Our playground needs updating, sprucing up, and additional equipment. Our students have learning disabilities and ADHD. They need to get outside several times a day and blow off steam.

AFTH Senior Citizen Programs Posted On : 02-22-2019

Artz for the Harp
Clarkdale 30080
The AFTH Senior Program provides harps for lessons, and group harp music enrichment and music therapy programming to Cobb county facilities that serve senior citizens. We will provide a one month program to each site. Each program will include once a week 60 minute music enrichment programming with therapeutic benefits to seniors at: 6 Assisted Living Facilities 2 Senior Recreation Centers We will serve up to 15 seniors per location for each of the 8 sites. This will be a total of 120 sen