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Random Acts of Kindness: Kimberly Brenowitz

Random Acts of Kindness: Kimberly Brenowitz

ATLANTA -- Today's random act of kindness is for Kimberly Brenowitz. 

Kimberly Brenowitz is the founder and president of a non-profit called Animals Deserve Better. Kimberly's organization rescues animals all over Georgia, and then works to find them forever homes. 

Another focus of Animals Deserve Better is "Paws for Life," a program where rescued dogs are trained to become therapy and assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities. All aspects of Kimberly's non-profit rely solely on volunteers and donations. 

Kimberly's close friend Carolyn told us all about Kimberly's hard work and dedication, and we realized she was overdue for a special surprise. 

Fulton's Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility to Celebrate 11 Years of Fellowship and Fun

Fulton's Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility to Celebrate 11 Years of Fellowship and Fun

The Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility will celebrate 11 years of fellowship and fun for Fulton County Seniors.  The Friends of Mills will host a luncheon on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Hall. Following the luncheon, participants will enjoy trivia games and cake. The Fulton County facility, named for Atlanta native and community activist Helene S. Mills, opened on Tuesday, September 17, 2002.   The Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility is located at 515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Open from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, the facility offers a low cost breakfast and lunch, classes and social activities, aerobics/arthritis therapy, aquatics and other services that enrich the minds, bodies and spirits of seniors age 55 and over.  All Fulton County seniors are eligible to use the facility regardless of where they live.

5,000 Fulton residents eat their veggies in 2013 thanks to Fulton Fresh

5,000 Fulton residents eat their veggies in 2013 thanks to Fulton Fresh

ATLANTA -- The Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market marked the end of its successful third season on August 28 with a community celebration attended by more than 200 residents.

“This has been our most successful year so far,” said Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “We were able to provide nutrition education and fresh produce to approximately 5,000 residents living in communities with limited access to mainstream grocery stores.”

Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market ends third season Aug. 28

Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market ends third season Aug. 28

ATLANTA -- On Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m., Fulton County Cooperative Extension will celebrate the successful third season of the Fresh Mobile Farmers Market. This year alone, the program provided 19.2 tons of fresh produce to more than 4,800 residents in 16 Fulton County communities. . 

The celebration will take place at Mount Vernon Baptist Church located at 441 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, and is open to all residents.

Fulton Fresh was founded in 2011 as part of Fulton County’s continuous effort to address health disparities. Communities served by the seasonal program benefit from the delivery of fresh produce, nutrition education and were taught how to prepare tasty, healthy meals with the produce they receive. 

Information about Cooperative Extension and other county services will be available as well as healthy treats and fresh produce from the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market.

For more information, call 404-332-2400.

Random Acts of Kindness: Cindy and Ken Demme

Random Acts of Kindness: Cindy and Ken Demme

ATLANTA -- Today's Random Act of Kindness is for Cindy and Ken Demme. 

Cindy and Ken recently moved back to Atlanta and are avid Braves fans. Even when they lived in Florida, both followed the team enthusiastically.

Unfortunately due to a medical condition, Cindy is bound to her wheelchair and must take an oxygen tank with her for any kind of outing. 

With these kind of parameters, Cindy feels limited and it's difficult for them to go out and enjoy themselves as a couple. Thanks to a generous gift from the Atlanta Braves, 11Alive was able to help change that with a special surprise.

America's 'Night Out' against crime

America's 'Night Out' against crime

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Police Department, in partnership with Fulton County agencies and local neighborhoods are joining forces with thousands of communities across the nation to celebrate and participate in the 30th annual National Night Out, a crime and drug prevention event.

Fulton County residents are invited to join the Fulton County Police Department at their National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 5495 Old National Highway, College Park.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime awareness and support for crime and drug prevention efforts sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods are working together and fighting back against crime.

Buckhead Jaycees Beer & Wine Carnival 2013

Buckhead Jaycees Beer & Wine Carnival 2013

The IVY Buckhead hosted the Buckhead Jaycees Beer & Wine Carnival benefitting the Shepherd Center on Saturday August 3.

The event featured over 30 different types of beer and a selection of wine.

The Buckhead Jaycees is an Non-Profit organization of young professionals who cultivate leaders in the local community through philanthropy and education.

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