(BRUNSWICK, GLENNVILLE, AUGUSTA, GA) The Glennville and Augusta chapters of Rotary presented $2,250.00 to MAP International in Brunswick to supply over 200 Disaster Health Kits (DHK) to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
Dr. Hamsa Thota, District Governor of Rotary District 6920, presented a check for $2,000.00 from the Augusta Rotary Club to MAP International President and CEO, Steve Stirling. The donation will supply 200 DHK’s to Puerto Rico citizens.
“Our desire to aid hurricane victims has tied in nicely with our recent collaboration with MAP International,” said Dr. Thota. “MAP is the perfect partner for us to provide relief to people in Puerto Rico who are in dire need right now.”
MAP International and Rotary launched a program last Tuesday to provide life-saving medicines to uninsured or underinsured low-income people in surrounding areas. At the launch event, Margaret Jacobs, District Governor Elect, and Mike Muldowney, Assistant District Governor, presented an additional $250.00 given by the Glennville Rotary Club and Virginia Ellis, of the St. Simons Rotary Club, to provide 25 DHK’s to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.
“MAP is profoundly grateful for the generous support from Rotary,” says Stirling. “Their support through this partnership will save lives here in Georgia.”
About MAP International
MAP International is a Christian organization providing life-changing medicines and health supplies to people in need. MAP serves all people, regardless of religion, gender, race, nationality, or ethnic background. For more information, visit map.org
About Rotary International District 6920
Rotary International is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Our guiding principles have been the foundation of our values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Rotary District 6920 consists of 63 clubs with a membership of over 3200 Rotary members scattered throughout southeast Georgia including Macon, Augusta, Valdosta, Brunswick, Camden, Tift, and Savannah.
(SAVANNAH, Ga.) A program presented Tuesday, June 21 as part of the four-part Encourage Health Education series designed to promote healthy living, included a $1,000 check presentation to Urban Hope, a non-profit organization that helps inner city children create better lives for themselves.
Ellen Blossman’s presentation, “Eat Well and Boost Your Energy With Phytochemicals,” addressed the role of chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants and help prevent cancer and their relation to our overall health.
According to Blossman, current research has demonstrated that phytochemicals can protect and defend humans and animals from many diseases. “Phytochemicals in the vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds and teas help us overcome our present health deficiencies,” said Blossman.
Urban Hope, 1601 Bernard St., is a Christian ministry that provides children with hope and a sense of future. Their programs offer spiritual and educational development through after-school programs and summer camps.
Paula Kreissler, executive director of Healthy Savannah and Matt Clements, director of marketing at enmarket, presented the check to Doug Carroll, Urban Hope Board Member, and Cassie Beckwith, Executive Director of Urban Hope.
The 2016 enmarket Encourage Health Education Series is also sponsored by Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9.
The third lecture in the series, “10 Ways Buildings Affect Your Mission to Healthy Life,” will be presented Tuesday, Aug. 30, in the auditorium of the Savannah Morning News, 1375 Chatham Parkway. It will be presented by Denise Grabowski, president and CEO of Symbioscity in Savannah.
This session will introduce the idea of the WELL Building Standard, which is grounded in medical research and based around seven main factors: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.
During this presentation, the Savannah Tree Foundation nonprofit will be presented with a $1,000 check. The Savannah Tree Foundation creates awareness of trees as vital environmental resources and an important part of our culture.
For more information on the Encourage Health Series, visit http://enmarket.com/EncourageHealthSeries
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Enmarket’S 2016 series of wellness lectures is sponsored by Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9.
The series features four presentations throughout the year from respected experts sharing insights on nutrition, fitness and general tips for healthy living. Selected 501©3 nonprofit organizations are awarded a $1,000 grant from Encourage Health Education Sponsors and allotted an enmarket Dollar Day, along with a chance to win a grand prize at the end of the series.
For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/EncourageHealthSeries
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which recently rebranded as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products.
Today, the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 61 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
Enmarket’s mission is to Enrich Life! Stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, high quality double filtered gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using the company’s Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump.
Coupons, promotions, and a location finder are available on the free mobile app.
For more information on enmarket, please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarket.com. Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.
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(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is pleased to announce the convenience store company raised $91,530 though sales of paper icons and “Full-Service Friday” events in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2016 Light The Night Walk.
This was the fifth year enmarket, formerly Enmark Stations, Inc., has raised money in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and help patients and their families.
The paper icons were sold in all 61 of enmarket’s retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina during May at a cost of $1 each. Each purchased icon could be personalized with the donor’s name and was displayed inside the store. Members of enmarket’s management team also pumped gas for donations to the cause on several Full-Service Friday events at participating stations.
“Enmarket may have provided the means, but it was our customers who put this year’s campaign over the top,” said Houstoun Demere, VP/General Manager of enmarket. “I can’t thank them enough for all of the support they have provided to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.”
In 2011, during its first campaign to support the work of LLS, enmarket raised $8,411. Subsequent years brought in $65,993 (2013), $76,097 (2014) and $90,234 (2015). Combined with the $91,530 raised this year, the company has now contributed a total of $332,265 in the fight against leukemia and lymphoma, and is well within sight of the half-million dollar mark.
Savannah’s Light The Night Walk will take place on Friday, October 14 in Forsyth Park. During the event, walkers carry an illuminated balloon along the walk route. Cancer patients and survivors will carry white balloons as “lights of hope,” supporters carry red balloons and those walking in remembrance of someone carry gold balloons. For more information, visit www.lightthenight.org/ga or call 912-436-3280.
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which recently rebranded as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today, the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 61 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Enmarket’s mission is to Enrich Life! Stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, high quality double filtered gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using the company’s Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. Coupons, promotions, and a location finder are available on the free mobile app. For more information on enmarket, please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarket.com. Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.
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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Corvette Association donated $500 to SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services and Kicklighter Resource Center. The presentation took place at the Shell House Restaurant. Club president, Mike Goodling presented the check to Cheryl Branch, executive director of SAFE Shelter, and Stacey Davis, executive director at Kicklighter Resource Center.
This year, SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services is celebrating their 35th anniversary in assisting victims of domestic violence in the greater Savannah area. Branch said, “This donation will support our array of comprehensive services for victims at the shelter, those who have exited the shelter and for those who do not require shelter but need legal advocacy.”
The club raised the money through a car show in Bluffton, SC. Goodling said, “My wife had come across SAFE Shelter years ago and mentioned to me that they needed more recognition in the community. After Charlotte passed away and our club was looking for a group to give donations to, I explained her point that battered women and families who have faced abusive situations, don’t get enough support in Savannah. The Corvette Club felt that this would be one of the best places we could make a donation.”
ABOUT THE COASTAL CORVETTE ASSOCIATION
The Coastal Corvette Association is a group of Corvette Enthusiasts located in Southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. Founded on March 31st of 1993, six friends assembled in a parking lot to establish one of the most enjoyable clubs in Savannah. The idea in forming the organization was to provide an avenue where members could plan events and keep each other updated on upcoming shows and events. The purpose of the club is to have fun and learn about the great American sportscar. Cars in the club range from the 1950’s up to the most current models and many of our members cars have been featured in numerous shows around the country. For more information on the Coastal Corvette Association, visit http://coastalcorvetteassociation.com .
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Founded in 1979, SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization committed to preventing domestic violence, protecting victims and promoting positive change for families in need in our community. SAFE Shelter operates a 48-bed emergency shelter for victims of intimate partner violence and their children. All services are provided at no cost to the victim regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, immigration status, culture or religion. Leading to safe and stable lives, services include courtroom advocacy, counseling services and case management. In the shelter’s long history, no one who has been actively involved with our services or programs has been killed by his/her abuser. For more information on SAFE Shelter, visit safeshelter.org or call 912.629.0026. To reach the 24-hour crisis line, call 912.629.8888.
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In 1951, five parents whose children were not receiving school services joined together to start a one room school at Forsyth Park. In 1955, the Chatham Chapter of Georgia ARC was chartered. The purpose was to provide education to children with developmental disabilities while advocating for them in the community. In 1982, the Chatham Association for Residential Services, Inc. opened its first residential project consisting of ten semi-independent apartments and a six bedroom group home. Over the next eight years, Kicklighter opened an additional ten room apartment complex and three more group homes. In 1996, the Legends Learning Center was established to provide education for children of all ability levels. In 2005, the name was changed to Kicklighter Academy in honor of Mrs. Lilla Mae Kicklighter. The mission of Kicklighter Resource Center, Inc. is to approve the quality of life of children and adults with autism and other developmental and physical disabilities through advocacy, community awareness, family support and direct programs.
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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Next Generation was presented a $500 check from Robyn Shirley, Independent Trunk Keeper & Team Leader with Matilda Jane Clothing, in support of Next Generation’s Angel Wings campaign, for a special neonatal unit transport ambulance for The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. Participants attending Shirley’s inaugural Derby Day Mother Daughter Chari-TEA, held in May, made this donation possible.
The Next Generation is a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Its mission is to foster a positive healthcare experience for children and to further educate parents on children’s healthcare matters through fundraising, volunteer service and educational outreach.
The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center provides care for approximately 65,000 children each year, with more than 6,500 inpatient admissions. The facility also houses the only Level III neonatal intensive care nursery in the region and is the only one in southeast Georgia equipped to treat the most critically ill and premature newborns. Services include a specially trained emergency transport team and an ambulance outfitted with customized newborn equipment to transport premature newborns and critically ill infants to the facility. The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center currently transports more than 350 infants to its neonatal intensive care nursery (NICN) each year from a 24-county region throughout southeast Georgia. A new neonatal transport ambulance is needed to provide a critical upgrade in the Hospital’s ability to meet those needs.
“I was so pleased that mothers and grandmothers and their little girls joined my daughters and me in showing support for those precious babies who desperately need our help, while also recognizing all mothers with a tea in their honor,” said Shirley, “This new neonatal transport ambulance will greatly expand The Children’s Hospital’s ability to offer emergency care for premature newborns and infants in need of special medical or surgical attention.”
The Next Generation has committed to raising $50,000 each year for the next five years for a total commitment of $250,000 for the Angel Wings project, The organization is currently in its second fundraising year. For more information about Next Generation, visit http://www.nextgenerationsavannah.com
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Matilda Jane Clothing (MJC) was founded by Denise DeMarchis in 2006 as a kitchen table startup that has quickly grown into a national children’s clothing business. Available in girls and adult sizes with designs that are youthful, playful and expressive, the brand’s whimsical approach to texture, pattern and color results in designs that capture the spirit and imagination of childhood. MJC sales are made directly though a Trunk Keeper, a representative who gets to know her customers personally. The exclusive sale of clothing by Trunk Keepers is a direct selling model allowing business opportunities for entrepreneurial women driven by creativity and relationship building. For more information, visit www.matildajaneclothing.com
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The Next Generation strives to brighten the everyday lives of children and their families during their stay at The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. The organization seeks to create a warm and cheering atmosphere in the hospital to bring comfort to sick children and their families during such a difficult time. Its mission is to provide 100% of net funds raised through events and corporate and member contributions to support The Children’s Hospital’s equipment needs, services, and programs. In addition to fundraising, The Next Generation is dedicated to volunteer service and meeting the community’s pediatric educational needs.
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