Come to a Hot Pink Party to benefit Atlanta’s Cool Girls!

Cool Girls partyOn Saturday night, April 27, at 7:00pm, the annual “Cool Girls Become Cool Women” Hot Pink Party will take place at the Loews Atlanta Hotel.  The party, which benefits Cool Girls, Inc., will raise funds to support their programs for girls living in Atlanta’s low-income communities.

More than 400 Atlanta professionals and Cool Girls supporters will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktails, and fantastic silent auction items.    And there’s still time for you to join them!   Tickets to the event cost $150 per person and can be purchased online through April 23.  If you can’t make the event, but want to support this great organization, you also make a donation on this page or buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win an iPad mini! Continue reading

Hunger Walk 2013 Raises $341,000 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank

The numbers are in!  The Atlanta Hunger Walk/Run, which took place March 10 in downtown Atlanta, raised more than $341,000 to fight hunger.  The funds raised will support the food pantries, shelters, community kitchens, senior centers and child care centers that need it most.

More than 15,000 people walked, ran, volunteered, and raised money to accomplish this important goal.

The ACFB is still accepting online donations through March 31 and cash or check donations through April 5, so it’s not too late to give.

Several Atlanta companies, including Perennial Properties which raised $775 (pictured below), created company teams and encouraged employee participation in the event.

Perennial Properties

Participants are already looking forward to next year’s event.  The date for the 2014 Hunger Walk/Run, which will also be the 30th anniversary of the event, will be announced soon!

Check out these photos from the event and get inspired to give now and participate next year!

Save a life in less than an hour without spending a penny

American Red CrossLast week I was fortunate to participate in a tour of the metro Atlanta headquarters of the American Red Cross.  The purpose of the tour was to educate participants on the Red Cross’s five key lines of service — disaster response, assistance to the armed forces, CPR & first aid training, international services, and, of course, blood services.

The tour walked us through the important work done in all five lines of service, but no area struck me more than the blood donation area.   Specifically, I was continually confounded by the numbers.  In short, the Red Cross is in a constant fight to have enough blood and blood products to meet its needs.  Our speaker mentioned that every two seconds someone needs a blood product — and you really never know when that person could be you or someone you love.   It occurred to me that especially in a down economy, donating blood is the ideal way to give!  It costs nothing but a little bit of your time and can literally save a life. Continue reading

Feed our community and your soul at the 2013 Hunger Walk/Run!

Hunger WalkThe 2013 Hunger Walk/Run, supporting the Atlanta Community Food Bank, takes place March 10, 2013 in downtown Atlanta.   The event provides a great opportunity to give to those who are less fortunate while kicking off spring with a fantastic walk/run through our city.

We want the ATLIntownLiving community to walk with us as part of Team Perennial!   Here’s what you need to do to sign up.   Simply visit the Team Perennial page and select the orange “Join Team” button below the introductory paragraphs.  Then just follow the remaining sign up steps, and you’re off to the race!   Please invite your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to walk with us and help fight hunger. Continue reading

Support Atlanta’s four-legged friends in the new year

DogThis time of year, it’s common to spend some time thinking about ways we can give back to the community.  Last week, we told you about the importance and ease of giving blood.   This week, we’ll talk to the pet lovers, who simply must check all that is happening at the Atlanta Humane Society.  Whether you choose to volunteer, adopt or donate, there are so many ways to give to Atlanta’s furriest residents. Continue reading

Learn about Atlanta’s history while you give the gift of life!

American Red CrossWe at ATLIntownLiving hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas filled with good family memories, delicious food and, of course, lots of presents.  We also hope everyone took some time to think about all we have and hopefully how we can give back in the new year.  But why wait until the new year when you can give back in a big way this very week and explore Atlanta’s rich history at the same time?

December 27, from 11:00am-5:00pm, the Atlanta History Center is hosting a holiday blood drive for the Atlanta American Red Cross.   Giving blood is easy, fast, costs nothing, and could save a life!    Blood can’t be manufactured; it must be donated.  And this time of year, supplies often reach a critical point so donations are especially important. Continue reading