Win a $100 IKEA Gift Card – and Support Devereux Georgia

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Remember a while back, I told you about IKEA’s amazing community outreach, both locally and globally?  I’d like to tell you a little about a great organization, which is supported in part by the Atlanta IKEA store:   DEVEREUX GEORGIA, the nation’s largest not-for-profit behavioral health organization. The youth served at Devereux Georgia are considered high risk and require intensive treatment services. As you can imagine, treatment services for such an organization add up and fundraising is the way to keep the doors open.  The Devereux Georgia Treatment Network (Devereux Georgia), is part of the Devereux Foundation, Inc.  Founded in 1912, Devereux is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit behavioral health organizations with 13 centers in 11 states.

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Since 1973, Devereux Georgia has provided new hopes, new dreams, and new choices to youth who are suffering from emotional and behavioral challenges brought on by mental illness, sexual exploitation, abuse, neglect, and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities.  The continuum of care provided by Devereux Georgia includes a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility, community-based treatment programs, Specialty Foster Care program, and a SACS-accredited school.  With Devereux Georgia’s help, youth develop the confidence and competency to achieve once-unthinkable goals such as literacy, graduation from high school, or the acquisition of basic job readiness skills to become successful and productive members of our community.

For further information about Devereux Georgia, please see links at the bottom of this post.

How can you help support Devereux Georgia?

On October 2nd, they will have an art auction fundraiser featuring pieces designed by the youth at Devereux ages 8-21. The evening will also include a jazz trio, dinner, cocktails and a live auction.  The event benefiting Devereux Georgia will be held at the Marietta Country Club, located at 1400 Marietta Country Club Drive in Kennesaw, Georgia. Guests will enjoy dinner, cocktails, and music along with a silent auction showcasing works of art created by Devereux youth. The featured guest speaker of the evening will be Lynn Garson, Esq., mental health advocate and author of the novel “Southern Vapors.”   Ms. Garson will also be joining nationally renowned child psychiatrist, Dr. Yolanda Graham, in a panel discussion on mental health issues and treatment.  To purchase tickets and for more information please visit www.devereux.org/hopeevent or call 770-427-0147.
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--Barbara

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Get Back to School with #PurellLendAHand

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#PurellLendAHand

As a classroom teacher, I recall BEGGING for basic supplies.  Some years, I was fortunate enough to have parents who could send in supplies, and other years, I dug deep in to my own pockets just to provide the basics for my kids.  One year in particular, the administration asked me in the winter how I’d like to spend about $100 I had left in supplies, my simple response?  Facial tissues.  My poor sweet 4th grade boys were blowing their red raw little noses on that rough sand-paper-like paper towels, and I couldn’t bear to watch it any more.  So, as a (former??) teacher, I can appreciate when there is outreach from the community to help with school supplies.

I was recently blessed with an opportunity to help fund school supplies for the school/organization of my choosing.  I quickly thought of one school in particular who could benefit from this program, set up through The Motherhood, in conjunction with Champions for Kids and Purell brand: Dresden Elementary in Chamblee.  Located in one of the most heavily populated and ethnically diverse communities in the DeKalb County School District, the present student body of just over 1000 is composed of students from at least twenty countries.  Dresden offers an array of programs to help support not just the individual student, but the entire family AND faculty as well.  I also know a few teachers there, and could think of no better place to bring school supplies.

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Through #PurellLendAHand, I set out the other day to my local Wal-Mart, and loaded my cart up with school supplies.  Given the great back to school prices currently in place, it was a cinch to stock up on much-needed supplies.  Also, Dresden Elementary provided their supply lists for each grade level, so I had a good idea of what kinds of items were needed/wanted at the school.

It was a seemingly simple task: buy the school supplies they needed.  But even with a $180 budget, I still kept looking around, thinking “this isn’t enough.  I should be doing more.”Purell-Walmart-display

The only major snag I ran into was with couponing.  I carefully pulled out 25 $1.00 coupons for Purell Advanced hand sanitizer I’d been saving from a previous campaign – the coupons had no expiration date, so I thought I’d be able to use them, to help stretch that $180 further.  *sad face*  In any case, I was able to get enough Purell Advanced hand sanitizer to put in each classroom, to help start off the school year on a germ-free note.

All-in-all, I feel I made a good haul, and was able to send over a good amount of supplies to the school.  The front office and the principal, Mrs. Dominique Terrell seemed quite pleased with what I was able to provide.  In the end, this project was all about the kids, and giving them what they need so they can make the most of their time in the classroom.

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Do you have a great fundraising story, or back-to-school supply tips to share?  I’d love to hear about them!

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Private (and Public) School Open Houses – Upcoming Dates

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Is private school an option you’re considering for your little one?  If so, here are some upcoming open houses for some local schools, including a few of local public high schools.  


Public High Schools
North Springs Charter High School: January 9, 2011
Dunwoody High School: Tuesday, November 16 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Private High Schools (9-12)
St. Pius Catholic High School
Blessed Trinity Catholic High School: Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.
Marist School (8th? – 12): Sunday, December 5 1-4 p.m.



Private K-8th (some Pre-K, where noted)
St. Martin’s Episcopal School: Tuesday, November 16 6-8 p.m., or Saturday, January 22, 2011 10 a.m. – noon
The Davis Academy (Pre-K & K): Sunday, November 7 10 a.m. – noon
– Our Lady of Assumption (OLA) Catholic School (Pre-K -8th): Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Wesleyan School: Tuesday, November 30 9:30 a.m.
Cornerstone Christian Academy: Saturday, November 6 10 a.m. – noon
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School: Tuesday, November 16 6 – 8 p.m.
St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School: tours available by appointment
Seigakuin Atlanta International School: tours available by appointment
Eaton Academy (K-12): tours available by appointment


Preschools
– Dunwoody United Methodist Preschool: November 18, December 1, 7, & 9
Montessori School of Dunwoody: tours available by appointment
St. Luke’s Little Saints Preschool and Kindergartentours available by appointment
– Dunwoody Prep (preschool – ages 2 through 5): Jan 7, 19, 28; Feb 9, 18; Mar 5, 18 
– Schiff Preschool of Temple Emanu-El (18 months – Pre-K): Thursday, November 18 10 a.m.
Primrose School of Dunwoody: dates in January TBA
MJCCA Weinstein School: Tuesday, December 14 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Dunwoody Christian Academy (infants – 2nd grade): Saturday, January 29 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
– The Alefbet Program of Congregation Beth Shalom: 


Preschool Informational Fair
presented by the Dunwoody Moms Club – North Chapter
Tuesday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
at Dunwoody Baptist Church (free childcare provided)
Contact Tasha Wolford for more information 770-379-9958



Most of this information acquired from the Dunwoody Crier

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