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Dekalb County Ministers Declare January 8th Community Peace Day

Dekalb County Ministers Declare January 8th Community Peace Day

Dekalb County, GA--  (submitted by Edward Gates Bey)

This year, a Dekalb county ministry has said that “enough is enough” and has declared January 8, 2011 as a time to stop the violence and give peace a chance. On that day, members of Moorish

Science Temple of America, Temple #21, along with several other local organizations and human service professionals want to dedicate a total of 24 hours to reflect on the possibility of life without violence. The aim of Peace Day 2011 is to stop the violence, eliminate poverty and promote national pride.

Regardless of race, creed, nationality or sexual preference, the moratorium on violence is a call for action from within the community. The planned truce on January 8, is a deliberate attempt to prevent any occurrence of violence on that day and replace it with collective participation in a day of family friendly activities designed to educate and entertain.

Salvation Army Concludes its 2010 Angel Tree Toy Distribution Today

Salvation Army Concludes its 2010 Angel Tree Toy Distribution Today

Dekalb County, GA--  (submitted by Lafeea Watson)

Salvation Army Concludes its 2010 Angel Tree Toy Distribution Today

What: December 21, The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta will wrap up its 2010 Angel Tree program with toy distributions to the families of over 892 Dekalb County children from low-income households.

Throughout the day, The Salvation Army staff and volunteers will distribute unwrapped new holiday toys, clothing and other gift items donated by local residents and businesses to local children in need.

The parents of the registered children will arrive at pre-scheduled times to receive their holiday gift items that range from new bikes, dolls and doll-houses, to hats, scarves, and other warm-weather items.

In 2010, The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command has distributed more than 30,000 gift items to local children and elderly through its Angel Tree Program.

Falcons pitch-in to help Dekalb County Children fight Obesity & Diabetes

Falcons pitch-in to help Dekalb County Children fight Obesity & Diabetes

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by the Chauncey Davis Foundation) 

Atlanta Falcons Defensive End Chauncey Davis (#92), Atlanta Falcons Harry Douglas, entertainment mogul Devyne Stephens, Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders, Atlanta Falcons mascot Freddie Falcon and more will donate new bikes for youth this holiday season to promote exercise and healthy lifestyles 365 days a year.

Party in Stone Mountain on the 19th for a Cause

Party in Stone Mountain on the 19th for a Cause

Stone Mountain, GA--  On Sunday, December 19th, world renowned celebrity disc jockey DJ Nabs will Spin for the Cause at Hairston’s Dinner Club, located at 1273 South Hairston Road, Stone Mountain, GA.

Berean Christian Church to pass out 1200 Food Boxes to needy families

Berean Christian Church to pass out 1200 Food Boxes to needy families

Stone Mountain, GA--  (Submitted by Beream Christian Church)    

The holiday season is upon us and Berean Christian Church, in partnership with local churches, businesses and families, is planning to show families in need just how much the community cares.  The goal is to demonstrate godly love by providing 2,010 families with food boxes for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. 

This effort began with the distribution of 1,200 boxes of food for Thanksgiving under the leadership of Senior Pastor Kerwin B.

Commissioner Connie Stokes Celebrates 16 years of Service

Commissioner Connie Stokes Celebrates 16 years of Service

Stone Mountain, GA-- On December 17th, Commissioner Connie Stokes will celebrate 16 years of service to the community and county.  She would everyone that she has touched or worked with/for over the years to come out and enjoy a great dinner and fellowship.

 

Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan Rolls into Stone Mountain Loaded with Gifts

Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan Rolls into Stone Mountain Loaded with Gifts

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Judith Fouts) The Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan, illuminated by 25,000 red and white sparkling lights, will roll into Stone Mountain and spread the spirit of the holidays on December 8 stop at the local Walmart Supercenter.  The stop is part of the Caravan's 15 day metro Atlanta visit, and encourages visitors to donate their My Coke Rewards Points and unwrapped gifts to Toys for Tots while also testing out the new Playstation 3 and its new Move motion controller.

This year, the Caravan will help celebrate Coca-Cola’s national partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program by collecting gifts and toys for children in metro Atlanta.

In the spirit of giving, Coca-Cola will make a $20,000 donation to the local Toys for Tots organization to help provide underprivileged kids with gifts this holiday season.