COMMUNITY HEADLINES – NOVEMBER 9, 2020

By November 9, 2020Local NewsWIRE
NATIONAL RUNAWAY PREVENTION MONTH
(SAVANNAH,GA) Park Place Outreach is partnering with National Runaway Safeline during the month of November to spotlight resources available to support youth in crisis throughout the nation. As part of the campaign, individuals, organizations and communities across the nation are encouraged to work together to prevent youth homelessness. https://www.facebook.com/ParkPlaceOutreachInc/
COMMUNITY PARTNERS
(WSAV) In the Phase 3 hybrid plan, SCCPSS safety protocols include the disabling of water fountains in the schools. Each student was issued a refillable water bottle donated by
community partners. Healthy Savannah and Enmarket sponsored and delivered 200 bottles to A.B. Williams Elementary School Wednesday morning. https://www.wsav.com/community/local-businesses-donate-over-50000-water-bottles-to-students-returning-to-in-person-learning/
Enmarket and Healthy Savannah sponsored and delivered 200 bo
GEORGIA EMPLOYMENT NEWS
(ATLANTA, GA) The Georgia Department of Labor reported Oct. 15 that Peach State jobs were up 20,200 in September to reach a total of 4,461,400. Among the job increase, the private sector saw a positive jump of 28,000 jobs, according to a report in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. There were nearly 175,000 jobs listed online at EmployGeorgia which, according to the Georgia Department of Labor, had more than doubled since the beginning of this pandemic from the April 2020 listing of just 73,000 jobs. https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2020/10/19/here-are-25-employers-in-georgia.html
THANKSGIVING MEAL VOLUNTEERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) In the spirit of the holidays, Union Mission will serve 300 free Thanksgiving dinners, provided by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation with the support of Sodexo, to local families and individuals in need. Volunteers will have the opportunity to help pass out to-go boxed meals or assist with the free donations through the clothing closet. Volunteer opportunities are available on Wednesday, November 25 at Grace House (120 Fahm Street) from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Register to volunteer at https://unionmission.volunteerhub.com
GIVING TUESDAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Each year, on the Tuesday immediately following Thanksgiving, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. This year, Union Mission is seeking donations to remodel the Grace House kitchen and cafeteria that provides over 88,000 meals to men, women and children who reside at Grace House, Beyond Grace and Magdalene House. This kitchen also provides all Starfish Catering orders. Renovations are estimated to cost roughly $10,000 for new floors, ceilings and paint. Donate at https://unionmission.ejoinme.org/Givingtuesday
#WATERCOOLER PODCAST
(SAVANNAH, GA) In this podcast, we have a panel discussion with the Savannah Women in Business Group on tips to grow your small business. Stacey Jennings, Head of Communications with Savannah/ Chatham Public schools systems, discussed the water bottle project. Kylie Carrico updates us on Park Place Outreach and more on CASA Savannah Dancing With Savannah Stars.
CENTER PARC CREDIT UNION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Center Parc Credit Union was so proud to support the Pennsylvania Avenue Resource Center’s (P.A.R.C.) Drive Through Trunk or Treat last week! The neighborhood kids enjoyed driving through to enjoy the festivities and get sweet treats.
FUNDRAISER FOR SANDFLY FIRE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sandfly Five Oaks Restoration fundraiser was held on Saturday to help restore nine of the businesses impacted by the devastating September 8th fire. If you were unable to attend or still wish to support, contact the fundraiser leader, Kristi Como of NonStop Fitness, at Sandflystrong@gmail.com. Donation checks can be made out to Nonstop Fitness and mailed to 8511 Ferguson Ave Suite A Savannah, GA 31406.
LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s the season of giving and Amazon makes it easy to donate to Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. Kick start to your holiday shopping and Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to LDSS.
HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Union Mission will host its “Hunger and Homelessness Month” presentation at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 10, 2020, with Kim Barnhill, chief development officer at America’s Second Harvest. Registration is not required. https://www.unionmission.org/events
SAVE THE DATE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Tune in LIVE at 1 p.m.for the Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series on January 7th, “Activity Friendly Routes to Everyday Destinations”, on Healthy Savannah’s facebook page sponsored by Enmarket in partnership with Healthy Savannah.
STARS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 13th Annual Dancing with Savannah Stars will be held Friday, April 9, 2021
at 7pm – www.savannahcasa.org/dwss. The goal is to raise $150,000 to sustain programming needs and resources for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. The 2021 participating dancers include: Amanda Meyer, Ambria Berksteiner, Averil Hull, Blair Beasley, Camille Russo, Cori Williams, Liza DeMarco, Pete Randall, Samantha Oughtred and Steve Candler.
GOODWILL DONATION DRIVE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Step Up Savannah is partnering with Goodwill to host a donation drive on Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the parking lot of Little Bryan Missionary Baptist Church, 509 E. Gwinnett Street 31401. https://www.facebook.com/events/396405925131603
#WATERCOOLER LIVE: FUNDRAISING DURING COVID AND BEYOND
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the conversation LIVE on SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES, Monday, November 9, 2020 from 9-10am. Join a few of Savannah’s fundraising leaders as they discuss what it takes to lead their organizations through a pandemic. Join Laura Lane McKinnon, Nicole Berman and Royceann Friedman to hear their best practices during these difficult times.
LEITH NEEDS A HOME
(COASTALPETRESCUE.ORG) Leith is a good and gentle boy who looks serious but enjoys affection. He enjoys playing with his toys and he gets along with his roommates. Purrfect combination of mellow & playful. He would be quite the ray of sunshine in a kind & loving home.
COASTAL PET RESCUE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Twinkle Bark Stroll adoption nights begin on Black Friday. For a minimum $5 donation per person, visitors can meet potential pets while walking through the outdoor lighted wonderland. The dates are November 27-28, December 5-6, and December 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Coastal Pet Rescue’s Camp Pawsawhile Retreat shelter, 7430 Thomas Ave, Savannah. Admission will be limited hourly to provide for social distancing. Advance reservations are available online at twinklebarkstroll.org. 
SOCKS FOR THE HOMELESS
(SAVANNAH,GA) It’s the annual fundraiser turned VIRTUAL for Divine Rest, a 501-C3 non profit organization which serves the overlooked needs of the Homeless community in Savannah, Georgia, founded by Georgette Jackson. Shop on Amazon for socks and more to help others this fall.
STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 8th Annual STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN CHATHAM COUNTY will be presented LIVE online, Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The event will go LIVE from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. on SCORE SAVANNAH’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SCORESavannah. This will be a landmark event as the benchmarks to be presented will go down in the history books due to the pandemic. The benchmarks will be given to the Georgia Historical Society for their Covid-19 gallery collection.
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