After-School All-Stars Atlanta will collect presents for families in need this holiday season through its annual Angel Tree project, which begins Nov. 13.
The Angel Tree supports City of Refuge and My Sister’s House, both of which provide transitional housing for homeless women and their children. Most of these children are elementary- or middle school-aged and all of them attend the After-School All-Stars Atlanta program.
To participate, take a name off of the tree in the CEHD lobby (which includes family members’ names, sizes, ages and genders) and purchase, wrap and place names on the gifts. Then, call After-School All-Stars at 404-413-8355 and the staff will pick up the gifts. You can also drop your gifts off at the ASASA office (1042 One Park Place South, Atlanta). All gifts must be picked up or delivered to the ASASA office by Dec. 7.
The project’s goal is for every child and their mother on our list to receive a gift this holiday season. Gifts donated for this project are considered charitable donations, so please retain the receipts if you wish to claim them on your taxes.
For questions, please contact:
Dr. Walt Thompson
The Kilgore Music Foundation is partnering with Zipcar Atlanta to raise money for music education at its charity jam session on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, from 12-3 p.m. at Ebrik Coffee Room (16 Park Place N.E., Atlanta).
The charity jam session will feature Ryan Kilgore, saxophonist for Stevie Wonder and founder of the music foundation, which mentors and supports aspiring instrumentalists to become life-long musicians. The music foundation is being incubated at the College of Education and Human Development’s Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence.
Donations collected at the jam session will be used to purchase music equipment for Atlanta area schools. Also, $1 of all Zipcar reservations between Dec. 1-15 will be donated to the foundation. Go to www.zipcar.com/holiday, select “Atlanta” and then select “Kilgore Music Foundation.”