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Carmel Beta Club creates cards for local nursing homes

Carmel Beta Club creates cards for local nursing homes

The National Junior Beta Club at Carmel Elementary School recently completed their December service project. The 51 members of the club created over 100 cards and posters that will be distributed to local nursing homes. Pictured are President Benjamin Ziemecki and Vice-President Caroline Hayes displaying cards that were made by the club.

Students wish 'happy holidays' to U.S. troops

Students wish 'happy holidays' to U.S. troops

ACWORTH, Ga. -- The children at Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy in Acworth are showing their love and appreciation for troops fighting overseas during the holidays.

The students recently made and signed a banner for local soldiers. They presented it to Christine Schwartz, a specialist with the Kennesaw National Guard Armory's Family Assistance Center, on the school's Career Day.

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The grateful soldiers wrote letters of thanks back to the children.

FACAA gears up for Georgia Gives Day

FACAA gears up for Georgia Gives Day

ATLANTA -- The Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority (FACAA) recently announced Georgia Gives Day, to take place on Thursday, December 6.

According to the FACAA, Georgia Gives Day gives people across the state an opportunity to donate to their choice of a nonprofit organization, an effort in total to help change the lives of people in need.

Those participating can donate to a cause nearby by searching locations, or to a cause for a special reason, where organizations are listed by category.

For a list of the nonprofits taking part, visit www.gagivesday.org.

Police Christmas fund to help needy families

Police Christmas fund to help needy families

KENNESAW, Ga. -- The Kennesaw Police Department is working to help needy families in Kennesaw and Acworth this holiday season.

The 35th annual Jerry Worthan Memorial Christmas Fund accepts donations of money, food and toys for the less fortunate in north Cobb County.

Food and new toys can be delivered to the Kennesaw City Jail. Money can be delivered or mailed to the Kennesaw Police Department. Envelopes should be addressed to Officer Scott Luther, 2539 J.O. Stephenson Lane, Kennesaw, 30144.

Donations will be accepted through Tuesday, Dec. 18.

The police department will also take donations at Adams Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Anyone who donates at the park will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card to LongHorn Steakhouse.

Last year's Jerry Worthan Memorial Christmas Fund helped 86 families, including 242 children. The Kennesaw Police Department is optimistic that this year's movement will be just as successful.

Students write letters to troops

Students write letters to troops

ACWORTH, Ga. -- The students at Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy in Acworth are sending a big "thank you!" to troops serving overseas.

The school partnered with Q100's Big Thank You to send Thanksgiving letters of gratitude to every U.S. soldier who is stationed or deployed in another country.

Participating students include:

Front Row: (l-r) Taylor Boysen, Drew Logan, Sarah Oburu, Ashtyn Pribbenow and Alexis Grant
Back Row: (l-r) Noah Sherman, Thomas Holbird, Keilah Araujo, support staff member Ashley Murphy, Kathy Lam, Emma Yanes and Claire Wright

Second grader makes blankets for nursing center

Second grader makes blankets for nursing center

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Carmel Elementary School student Emmalee Nichols, was challenged in Mrs. Jill Noojin's second-grade class to do a community service project.

Emmalee, age 8, made ten fleece no-sew lap blankets for the Canton Nursing Center.  Emmalee said, "I care about this project because people need our help, especially older people." The challenge was made in the spirit of Community Service Day, also known as Make a Difference Day (10/22/12).

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Emmalee’s parents, Wyatt and Michele Nichols, were very proud of her hard work and desire to help others. Carmel Elementary is nationally known for their character education program; they currently are the State School of Character for Georgia and have also received national acclaim.

Stevi B's Woodstock supports troops

Stevi B's Woodstock supports troops

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Stevi B's Woodstock is once again partnering with Q-100's The Bert Show and their annual Big Thank You initiative. Please help give our troops that much deserved show of appreciation by writing a letter of thanks. We have a box setup in the restaurant where you can drop off letters through Friday, November 2, 2012. 

Stevi B's Woodstock and The Bert Show believe, "Every single soldier stationed or deployed outside the United States deserves to receive a letter of gratitude on Thanksgiving Day. We want to give our troops a “Big Thank You” with a little taste of home this Thanksgiving." As an added incentive, if your child writes a letter, you will receive a coupon for a free buffet on your next visit and you your child will receive 25 tokens, a $5 value.