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Organization: Georgia Symphony Orchestra
Marietta 30061
The Georgia Symphony's is seeking donors to help defray a $1,000 stipend to be paid to guest artist Francisco Vila, an Ecuadorian cellist, at its annual Sensory Friendly concert on March 7, 2020 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. With limited seating and carefully crafted (but not watered down) selections of music, this unique performance is great
Organization: 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

Roof for Grindle House

Posted On : 07-23-2019
Organization: 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
Organization: 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
Organization: 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
Organization: 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.
Organization: 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.
Organization: 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
Organization: Widow Strong
Marietta 30068
Funding for our monthly widow outreach program hosted at the Widow Strong: Widows Empowerment Center
Organization: Village Connection Inc.
Kennesaw 30144
Homeless Outreach is something that we take seriously, and our team is working to make a positive impact. We provide essential care items for those who are homeless. Care bags include toiletry items, food gift card and a list of resources to help with their needs. Our goal is to provide 175 Homeless Outreach Care Bags in 2020. Each bag costs approximately $18.25.
Organization: Village Connection Inc.
Kennesaw 30144
Imagine you are a child at home with your family and there is a knock at the door. A DFCS caseworker enters your home with police in tow to remove you from your home and your belongings are put in a trash bag. As you move from foster home to foster home all you carry with you is a trash bag. Village Connection Inc. is requesting $3,325.00 to provide 175 children in DFCS's care a Foster Care LOVE bag. LOVE bags are duffel bags with toiletry items, a play toy, an educational toy and a poem. Ea
Organization: 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
Organization: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia
Kennesaw 30152
We need funding for grading, a new track for walking/running, and laying new sod and 4 sets of bleachers for spectators to cheer on our clients.

Playground Updates - $5,000

Posted On : 03-07-2019
Organization: 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.
Organization: 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