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BJ’s Wholesale to Host Holiday Food Drive in East Point and Newnan

BJ’s Wholesale to Host Holiday Food Drive in East Point and Newnan

Atlanta - BJ’s Wholesale Club is making it easy to spread holiday spirit this holiday season by inviting the community to participate in the BJ’s Holiday Food Drive to benefit area food banks.

What:              BJ’s Wholesale Club Holiday Food Drive invites the public to donate non-perishable, non-glass food items to benefit local Feeding America food banks and help ensure those in need receive well-balanced, nutritious meals this holiday season.


When:              November 28 through December 12, 2011

Where:            All BJ’s Wholesale Clubs Nationwide.

Local Clubs include

331 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan, GA 30265

College Park Mayor lights up the Christmas tree on November 28th

College Park Mayor lights up the Christmas tree on November 28th

College Park -  The public is invited to join College Park Mayor Jack P. Longino and Council for “Light Up College Park” on Monday, November 28th at 7PM on the front lawn of City Hall.  

Mayor Longino will flip the switch for the illuminating of the grand Christmas tree at city hall.

There will be refreshments, seasonal music by the Philharmonic Orchestra and Choral Group, romantic horse and carriage rides to kick off the holiday season.

For more information call:  404.669.3773.

Students participate in sandwich charity

Students participate in sandwich charity

HAPEVILLE, Ga. -- Students at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School are using sandwiches to make some people's day a little brighter.

The children and their parents will prepare over 2,000 sandwiches for families who are aided by the Atlanta Mission. SJE principal Karen Vogtner has a long-standing relationship with the charity, whose goal is "to transform, through Christ, the lives of those facing homelessness."

Students participating in the event will also decorate paper lunch bags to hold the sandwiches, along with fresh fruit and healthy snacks. This annual event allows SJE families the opportunity to put their faith in action by helping people right here in the community.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic School is located at 240 Arnold Street in Hapeville.

College Park Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Luncheon at Hugh C. Conley Rec Center Nov. 17th

COLLEGE PARK - The College Park Recreation Department will sponsor the annual Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon Thursday, November 17 at noon (12:00pm) at the Hugh C. Conley Recreation Center – 3636 College Street, College Park.

Seniors are asked to bring a side dish. There is no cost for this event. Entertainment will be provided by Frankie Lovett Righteous Ministries.

Seniors are encouraged to RSVP to: 404.669.3773

LOCAL PROFILE: A Charitable Thanksgiving

ATLANTA -- This week, the Where U Live team spoke with representatives from the Salvation Army and Hands On Atlanta about ways Atlantans can be charitable, this holiday, if they want to dedicate their holiday to others in need.

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

ATLANTA, Ga. – Thanksgiving is traditionally a holiday reserved for fellowship with family and friends. Most of us enjoy a huge meal, fight through the subsequent stomachache, hang with your favorite cousins and watch football, however, everyone doesnt enjoy turkey day in the same fashion. Some families have unique traditions that may not be consistent with, what we would call an average Thanksgiving. So, if you’re looking to change-up your routine, check out some of the ideas the “Where U Live” team put together.   

This Weekend is The Empty Stocking Fund’s Annual JROTC Drive

This Weekend is The Empty Stocking Fund’s Annual JROTC Drive

More than 2,500 JROTC cadets from 30 metro Atlanta high schools
to participate in fundraising effort.

On Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th, more than 2,500 cadets representing 30 metro Atlanta high schools’ JROTC programs will take to the street to raise awareness of and contributions for The Empty Stocking Fund, an Atlanta-based, Atlanta-serving non-profit organization that provides gifts to more than 50,000 metro area children living in poverty each year. 

“The JROTC Drive is important in several ways,” said Manda Hunt, executive director of The Empty Stocking Fund.  “In addition to increasing visibility and raising contributions for our cause, it encourages students to get involved in their communities by helping others and, in return, hopefully gives them a sense of pride in their contributions.  This is a very important fundraising campaign for a grassroots organization