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22nd AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run Raises $850,000 and Counting

22nd AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run Raises $850,000 and Counting

ATLANTA -- Atlanta’s support for AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run has resulted in $850,000 raised and counting. The 2012 AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run on Sunday, October 21 in Piedmont Park has grown to be the largest AIDS-related fundraising event in the Southeast with more than 10,000 participants, including over 1,000 runners. Donations will continue to be accepted through Friday, November 30.

"Donations are still coming in from teams as well as individuals who can give at www.aidswalkatlanta.com,” says Mark B. Rinder, Chairman of the Board of AID Atlanta. “We are on track, based on last year's pace, to achieve our goal of raising $1 Million."

Container Store grand opening to benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Container Store grand opening to benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Join The Container Store for the Grand Opening Weekend Celebration of their newly located store in Buckhead Triangle (corner of Peachtree Road and Wieuca Road) and shop the world’s most celebrated collection of storage and organization products!  
 
The Container Store will give away prizes every hour, on the hour, including $1000 elfa® Space Makeovers on both days!  They'll amaze you with their legendary customer service and inspire you with new ways to organize your life.  

It’s a one-of-a-kind experience – you have to see it to believe it!  The Container Store is proud to donate a percentage of proceeds of Grand Opening Weekend Sales from the new location of our Buckhead store – Saturday and Sunday, November 10th and 11th – to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
 

Ocean Prime to serve drinks to Buckhead voters

Ocean Prime to serve drinks to Buckhead voters

ATLANTA -- Voters at the Buckhead Library will be able to take advantage of hot drinks while they stand in line Tuesday afternoon.

Ocean Prime will provide coffee, hot chocolate and other drinks to residents who come out to vote.

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Ocean Prime will begin serving the drinks at 11:30 a.m., and will continue until they run out.

Belk donates $100K to Sandy relief

Belk donates $100K to Sandy relief

ATLANTA -- Belk Inc., operator of Belk department stores, has committed $100,000 to the American Red Cross to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

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"Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who suffered and continue to struggle as a result of this devastating storm," Belk Inc. chairman and CEO Tim Belk said in a statement. "The American Red Cross is at the forefront of disaster relief efforts, providing much-needed resources and support to those who lives have been impacted by the storm."

Belk's contribution will support efforts both in New York and throughout the company's footprint.

There are several Belk locations throughout metro Atlanta. Visit belk.com to find your closest store.

Look for JROTC cadets collecting for the Empty Stocking Fund Nov. 3-4

Look for JROTC cadets collecting for the Empty Stocking Fund Nov. 3-4

More than 2,000 JROTC cadets from 30 metro Atlanta high schools
to participate in historic fundraising effort

On Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th, visitors to metro Atlanta Kroger stores are likely to be met by a smiling, uniformed JROTC cadet with an Empty Stocking Fund logo, as more than 2,000 cadets representing 30 metro Atlanta high schools’ JROTC programs will be working outside metro Kroger stores to raise awareness of and contributions for The Empty Stocking Fund, an Atlanta-based, Atlanta-serving non-profit organization that has been providing holiday gifts to Atlanta’s neediest children since 1926. 

50 Ga. schools 'Mix It Up' to promote tolerance

50 Ga. schools 'Mix It Up' to promote tolerance

ATLANTA -- Fifty schools in Georgia were represented at this year's Mix It Up at Lunch Day.

The event, which is part of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project, encourages children to step outside their comfort zones and sit with someone new at lunch.

"When people step out of their cliques and get to know someone, they realize just how much they have in common," Teaching Tolerance director Maureen Costello said in a statement. "Mix It Up is a positive step that can help create schools where students see each other as individuals and not just as members of a separate group."

Nearly 3,000 schools across the country took part in Mix It Up at Lunch Day on Oct. 30.

Participating Georgia schools include:

Atlanta
Galloway School
North Atlanta HS
School of Health Sciences and Research at Carver

Bibb County
Stratford Academy

Shoe Drive at FMSA: Community invited to participate

Shoe Drive at FMSA: Community invited to participate

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- If you're running out of shelf space to store your shoes, consider donating a few pairs to the Soles4Souls shoe drive. Through Friday, Nov. 2, First Montessori School of Atlanta, located at 5750 Long Island Drive in Sandy Springs, has a drop box available in the school pavilion to accept donations from the community.

Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) organization that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. Since 2005, the organization has delivered over 19 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes to people in more than 125 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States.