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Teens of Excellence Prom Closet Program needs formalwear donations for Male and Female Teens

Teens of Excellence Prom Closet Program needs formalwear donations for Male and Female Teens

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Housing Authority of Fulton County (HAFC) and the Resident Advisory Board (RAB) want donations of formal wear and accessories for the fifth annual “Teens of Excellence” Prom Closet Program.

HAFC is seeking donations of gently used and clean prom/formal dresses and tuxedoes of all sizes for high school seniors graduating in May 2014. Donations of larger size formal wear are especially needed.

The program seeks to help single parents, grandparents and/or guardians on fixed incomes to provide prom wear without the disappointing choice of saying no to a teen about purchasing formalwear because of limited income.

The formal wear is provided to high school seniors, with priority given to Housing Authority of Fulton County residents. In 2013, more than 250 high school seniors in Fulton County received donated formal clothing to wear to their proms.

As in previous years, items needed for the 2014 Prom Closet include:

Heros4Heros Fun Run and Healthy Heroes Festival

Heros4Heros Fun Run and Healthy Heroes Festival
A Benefit for the Atlanta Fire Foundation
Centennial Olympic Park: 10am-3pm April 26, 2014; Setup from 8am
*Required Commitment by March 31, 2014 for logo inclusion on Cape
 
Join us for the Heros4Heros Family Fun Run and Festival April 26, 2014!
Your participation will benefit the Heros of Atlanta Fire and Rescue with proceeds to benefit the Atlanta Fire Foundation.
 
The Fun Run is accompanied by the “Healthy Heroes” Health Fair and Community Safety Festival which will feature our wellness and healthy lifestyle sponsors, home services and especially the Atlanta Fire Department!

Celebrating MLK Day

Celebrating MLK Day

(WXIA) -- Many metro Atlanta residents and companies chose to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by serving their communities.

RELATED | Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

Hosea Feed the Hungry estimates it will feed 10,000 families during its MLK Day meal, which began at 10 a.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

More than 3,000 people rolled up their sleeves to serve with Hands On Atlanta, beautifying such areas as City of Refuge and Chastain Memorial Park.

Georgia Power employees spent the day volunteering at Lutheran Towers, a housing development for seniors in Midtown Atlanta. They also assembled, labeled and distributed collection boxes at Rockdale Emergency Relief in Conyers.

Nominees needed for 11Alive Community Service Awards

Nominees needed for 11Alive Community Service Awards

(WXIA) -- Every year, 11Alive News honors extraordinary metro Atlanta residents who make a daily difference in the community.

The annual Community Service Awards recognize some of the area's unsung heroes.

11Alive is accepting nominees for the 39th annual Community Service Awards. This year's dinner and awards ceremony will be held Saturday, Apr. 22. Proceeds benefit a local charity; the 2014 recipient is the Ron Clark Academy.

To nominate a deserving person, visit 11Alive.com/CSA and click on the nomination form link at the top of the page. The deadline is Jan. 10.

Random Acts of Kindness: Grady Hospital Burn Center

Random Acts of Kindness: Grady Hospital Burn Center

ATLANTA -- Today's random act of kindness is for the patients in Grady Hospital's Burn Center. 

Last week, we joined Microsoft as they surprised patients with a special random act of kindness. Microsoft donated nine Xboxes to the Burn Center for patients to enjoy during their stay at the hospital.  

Atlanta-based Cupcake Mafia keeps on giving

Atlanta-based Cupcake Mafia keeps on giving

ATLANTA -- This past Sunday, Mz. Skittlez along with pop artist Eryn Woods and owner of My Fair Sweets Kandace Marie chose to serve the women and children of the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence (In hiding) for the holiday.

There were makeovers for the mothers provided by volunteer hair Stylists and makeup artists, and “play” stations set up for the children, including face painting, arts and crafts, Play-Doh creation station, painting and coloring. A full day of giving, laughing and loving ended with Mz. Skittlez sharing her story "Better Days Ahead." For the finale, the children were able to open at least 6 presents apiece!

"I never want another child to feel like there is no God, no one cares, nor do I want them to feel unloved. If it is in my power to impact the youth, I am here with open arms," Mz. Skittlez said.

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

ATLANTA -- Children and families in need and outstanding students will be the focus of a “Community Cares” Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 20, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  The event will feature distribution of toys, clothing, non-perishable items and recognition of students who have demonstrated academic excellence and perfect attendance.  Community partners supporting the event with entertainment, food, resources and giveaways include Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth, V103 FM, Music Education Group (MEG), Treasure Chest, Inc., and other caring sponsors.