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FMSA Invites Community to Contribute to Shoe Drive

October is a great month to clean out your closet as you prepare for cooler weather. If you've been tossing your shoes on the floor because you're running out of shelf space, why not donate a few pairs to the Soles4Souls shoe drive? First Montessori School of Atlanta, located at 5750 Long Island Drive in Sandy Springs, has drop boxes available around the campus through Monday, Oct. 31, to accept donations from the community.

Soles4Souls is a non-profit organization that collects and distributes shoes to over 125 countries. The group has donated 16 million pairs of shoes to those in need.

Your gift of footwear is important to children and adults around the world. Footwear can help eliminate the spreading of diseases through the foot as well as help children obtain an education since many schools have footwear requirements to attend.

Atlanta Gets Grinched: The Grinch Set to Make Community Appearances October 22-23

Atlanta Gets Grinched: The Grinch Set to Make Community Appearances October 22-23

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch … The holiday-loathing star of “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Musical” is set to make his mark on the city as he prepares for the Atlanta debut of his touring Broadway musical, playing at the Fox Theatre from November 29-December 4. Families will have the chance to get up-close-and-personal with the misunderstood green villain himself during this special visit to Atlanta.

The appearance schedule for The Grinch is as follows.  Unless otherwise noted, The Grinch will be available for autographs, photos and more!

Saturday, October 22

  • Barnes & Noble: Book Reading and Press Conference (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)

The Grinch will entertain little ones with a reading of his story, and he’ll be available for photos after the book reading.

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces Seniors for Seniors Program

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces  Seniors for Seniors Program


Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA) is initiating a Seniors for Seniors program, providing a way for seniors age 65 and older to adopt senior golden retrievers (10 years and older) by waiving the adoption fee or facilitating a permanent foster home arrangement.

In the last few years, Adopt a Golden Atlanta, the largest golden retriever rescue in the Southeast and fourth largest in the US, has seen an increase in the number of older dogs coming into the program – either due to passing of their owner or because of economic reasons.  “We’ve seen a four-fold increase in the number of seniors we’ve taken in,” reports Lauren Genkinger, AGA’s president and founder.  “So we’re announcing this program that is a win-win for both seniors involved – the human and the golden retriever,” she continues.

For many breeds, such as golden retrievers, the average life span has been 10 to 12 years, but with the current a

Operation Isaiah Food Drive

Operation Isaiah Food Drive

 Operation Isaiah to ‘Share Bread’ with Atlanta’s Hungry - Citywide Food Drive benefitting Atlanta Community Food Bank Marks 21st Year

 ATLANTA (September 28, 2011) – Atlanta’s Jewish community is preparing to kick off its 21st annual food drive called Operation Isaiah, collecting nonperishable food items for the Atlanta Community Food Bank during the High Holy Days.  Following in the words of Isaiah, “share your bread with the hungry,” Operation Isaiah brings together thousands of metro Atlanta children, adults and elders from the Jewish faith to help put food on the tables of the hungry each year during the time of Yom Kippur.

”The Operation Isaiah food drive has been a tremendous gift to our community for 20 years,” said Bill Bolling, the Food Bank’s executive director and founder.  “Distribution to our partner agencies was up 34

Author, Educator Jenifer Fox Speaks on Child Strengths

Author, Educator Jenifer Fox Speaks on Child Strengths


Prominent educator Jenifer Fox will talk about identifying and encouraging children’s strengths¬—and how those strengths can create success—at a public event Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at 7 p.m. in the Lodge at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. Fox, author the acclaimed book "Your Child’s Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use Them" (2008, Penguin Group, Inc.), created a strengths-based teaching philosophy designed to bolster a child’s self-esteem, creativity and adaptability.

“My message is about helping children discover their unique purpose in life,” Fox explained. “Too many teachers and parents believe the way to a young person's success is through academic achievement.

Color your way to a college scholarship

Color your way to a college scholarship

ATLANTA -- Coloring is perhaps one of the first activities a child embarks upon in his or her educational journey. It creates a foundation for activity and a lifetime of learning.

This September, coloring can also help create a financial foundation.

One lucky Georgia child will join Kendall Lapinskas of Dunwoody and Taylor Boyd of Covington in winning a college scholarship from the Path2College 529 Plan.

48% off Tickets to Motherhood The Musical at 14th Street Playhouse ($50 value) 8PM shows, Sept 22-29

48% off Tickets to Motherhood The Musical at 14th Street Playhouse ($50 value) 8PM shows, Sept 22-29

There’s nothing better than sharing the trials and tribulations of motherhood with your closest gal pals. Pile into the minivan and treat you and your girlfriends to the perfect Mama’s Night Out. CLICK HERE TO SAVE 48% off tickets to “Motherhood The Musical®” at the 14th Street Playhouse ($50 value)!


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