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Teens of Excellence Prom Closet Program needs formalwear donations for Male and Female Teens

Teens of Excellence Prom Closet Program needs formalwear donations for Male and Female Teens

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Housing Authority of Fulton County (HAFC) and the Resident Advisory Board (RAB) want donations of formal wear and accessories for the fifth annual “Teens of Excellence” Prom Closet Program.

HAFC is seeking donations of gently used and clean prom/formal dresses and tuxedoes of all sizes for high school seniors graduating in May 2014. Donations of larger size formal wear are especially needed.

The program seeks to help single parents, grandparents and/or guardians on fixed incomes to provide prom wear without the disappointing choice of saying no to a teen about purchasing formalwear because of limited income.

The formal wear is provided to high school seniors, with priority given to Housing Authority of Fulton County residents. In 2013, more than 250 high school seniors in Fulton County received donated formal clothing to wear to their proms.

As in previous years, items needed for the 2014 Prom Closet include:

Celebrating MLK Day

Celebrating MLK Day

(WXIA) -- Many metro Atlanta residents and companies chose to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by serving their communities.

RELATED | Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

Hosea Feed the Hungry estimates it will feed 10,000 families during its MLK Day meal, which began at 10 a.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

More than 3,000 people rolled up their sleeves to serve with Hands On Atlanta, beautifying such areas as City of Refuge and Chastain Memorial Park.

Georgia Power employees spent the day volunteering at Lutheran Towers, a housing development for seniors in Midtown Atlanta. They also assembled, labeled and distributed collection boxes at Rockdale Emergency Relief in Conyers.

Nominees needed for 11Alive Community Service Awards

Nominees needed for 11Alive Community Service Awards

(WXIA) -- Every year, 11Alive News honors extraordinary metro Atlanta residents who make a daily difference in the community.

The annual Community Service Awards recognize some of the area's unsung heroes.

11Alive is accepting nominees for the 39th annual Community Service Awards. This year's dinner and awards ceremony will be held Saturday, Apr. 22. Proceeds benefit a local charity; the 2014 recipient is the Ron Clark Academy.

To nominate a deserving person, visit 11Alive.com/CSA and click on the nomination form link at the top of the page. The deadline is Jan. 10.

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

ATLANTA -- Children and families in need and outstanding students will be the focus of a “Community Cares” Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 20, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  The event will feature distribution of toys, clothing, non-perishable items and recognition of students who have demonstrated academic excellence and perfect attendance.  Community partners supporting the event with entertainment, food, resources and giveaways include Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth, V103 FM, Music Education Group (MEG), Treasure Chest, Inc., and other caring sponsors.

Eat at Chili's to support Wounded Warrior Project

Eat at Chili's to support Wounded Warrior Project

(WXIA) -- In honor of Veterans Day, Chili's is giving customers an easy way to support the Wounded Warrior Project.

On Sunday, Nov. 10, Chili's diners have the option of donating 10 percent of their checks to the charity, which supports injured military personnel and veterans.

Simply download the flyer from the Chili's website and present it to a server to make a donation.

Vets and military members who eat at Chili's on Veterans Day -- Monday, Nov. 11 -- will be treated to free entrées.

Visit chilis.com to find your nearest Chili's.

Commissioner Pitts Joins Seniors in Halloween Celebration

Commissioner Pitts Joins Seniors in Halloween Celebration

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- H. J. C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility participant Sallie Clemmons joins Fulton County District 2 At-Large Commissioner Robb Pitts for a photo as Commissioner Pitts greeted seniors during Bowden’s Annual Halloween Line Dance Jamboree.

The celebration included some seniors wearing costumes as they proved that Halloween is not just for kids. The celebration also included a pumpkin-carving contest.

The Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Aging works to help seniors to age-in-place and maintain a high quality of life. For more information about Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities and senior centers, call the Fulton County STARline at 404-613-6000.

 

Fulton County observes Fire Prevention Week

Fulton County observes Fire Prevention Week

ATLANTA -- Fulton County’s Fire Rescue Department is holding several events in the community as a part of Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, 2013. This year’s theme is “Prevent Kitchen Fires!”

According to the National Fire Protection Association, two of every five home fires start in the kitchen. Residents are encouraged to learn more about how they can prevent kitchen fires.

Join Fulton Fire Rescue at one of the following events:

  • Monday, October 7 – 10 a.m. - 1p.m., Harriet G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility.  Event will include the Fire Engine, Information Booth, and Fire Safety House Demonstration. 

 

  • Tuesday, October 8 – 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.-  Southwest Regional Library, Information Booth Fire Truck Demonstration.