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Atlanta Children's Shelter holds annual "Holiday House"

Atlanta Children's Shelter holds annual "Holiday House"

In 1986, the Junior League of Atlanta created the Atlanta Children’s Shelter to serve homeless families.

Doraville Participates in Mayors' Christmas Motorcade

Doraville Participates in Mayors' Christmas Motorcade

DORAVILLE, GA -- Once again, the City of Doraville is doing its part to make the holidays special for residents of Georgia's mental health and retardation hospitals.

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, items generously donated by the citizens of Doraville were delivered to Georgia Regional Hospital of Atlanta as part of the 2010 Mayors' Christmas Motorcade.

For 50 years, cities across the state have brought the joy of the holiday season to patients at Georgia's seven regional mental health and retardation hospitals through the Mayors' Christmas Motorcade.

Dream Scholarship Essay Contest Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

ATLANTA -- The Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce the call for essays in its annual Dream Scholarship Essay Contest: A Call for Tomorrow's Leaders.

The writing contest focuses on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and challenges youth to reflect on his ideals.

The essay contest is open to high school juniors and seniors in public schools in Atlanta and DeKalb County. Students must be U.S. citizens to be eligible to participate.

For the 2011 contest, students who participate will be asked to write on one of the following topics:

Option A: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. worked toward nonviolent social change during his leadership of the civil rights movement. If he were alive today, what social issue would you recommend that he address, and why?

Doraville Library Honors Veterans

DORAVILLE, GA -- Veterans Day is right around the corner, and the Doraville Library (3748 Central Avenue, Doraville, 30340) will be honoring World War II veterans on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Everyone who is interested in World War II stories and events is invited to come and join veterans and citizens alike as they share their memories of the tumultuous time in history.

Dessert will be served during the event. There will also be a special recognition of the veterans in attendance.

Doraville Educators to Volunteer at Food Bank

DORAVILLE, GA -- On Monday, Oct. 11, faculty and staff of Northwoods Montessori School in Doraville will take a day off to give back to the city, help those in need -- and have a little fun in the process.

The educators will work in the community garden of the Atlanta Community Food Bank (732 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard NW, Atlanta, 30318). This day of service will help both the needy and the teachers, who hope to gain knowledge from the experience to bring to their personal fall classroom gardens. Students at Northwoods Montessori have already been hard at work at the food bank, packing food for Atlantans who need support.

Classes will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 12; Northwoods teachers plan to bring back newfound expertise and enthusiasm for giving to share with their students.

Thousands to Participate in Hands On Atlanta Day

ATLANTA -- More than 10,000 people, including Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, will join together on Saturday, Oct. 2 for the 20th anniversary of Hands On Atlanta Day, one of the largest days of service in the country.

The volunteers will participate in more than 100 different service projects around the city, including cleaning up neighborhood parks, collecting trash in local communities, planting flowers at area schools, organizing food bank pantries, various painting projects and more.

"We are humbled by Atlanta's unwavering commitment to volunteer service and financial contributions from our supporters over the past 20 years," said Gina Simpson, president of Hands On Atlanta. "Hands On Atlanta honors these volunteers and reminds the community that, while we have done great work, there is much left to do."

Hands On Atlanta Day 2010 will start with an 8:30 a.m.

Making DeKalb Beautiful One Volunteer at a Time

DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer, Keep DeKalb Beautiful program and board members recently acknowledged community volunteers with a volunteer appreciation luncheon.

This year’s theme, Making DeKalb Beautiful One Volunteer at a Time, celebrated the volunteers’ true commitment and dedication to the development of the Keep DeKalb Beautiful Program.  

This year, more than 4,000 Keep DeKalb Beautiful volunteers spent more than 14,500 hours cleaning and maintaining 207 miles of DeKalb County.  A total of 53,040 pounds of litter and 356 tires were collected by KDB volunteers and dedicated adoption groups.  Every volunteer group was honored with a certificate for their achievements.

This year’s first place award winners were: Adopt A Road, Individual Volunteer Service, Adopt A MARTA Bus Stop, Martin Luther King, Jr. High School, The Parkview Civic Club, The Kiwanis Club of Northlake, Mrs.