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Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal issued a special holiday greeting for Georgia residents on Friday.

As Christmas nears, I wanted to wish every Georgian a merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.

Christmas has a special way of reminding us what is really important: our faith in God, family and the well-being of our fellow man.

But Christmas is not limited to a single season or date on a calendar. These feelings of peace and love are always with us throughout our lives. For many, Christmas serves as a rejuvenation of these values and ideals.

After the gifts are all unwrapped and the candles begin to dim, our spirits will once again be enriched and fully restored.

As we reflect on all we have been able to accomplish this past year, we will cary this rejuvenated spirit to achieve all the goals that we have set for the coming years.

Jubilant jackpots: Mega Millions $173M, Powerball $125M

Jubilant jackpots: Mega Millions $173M, Powerball $125M

 

ATLANTA – As the holidays near and sugar plum fairies jig, massive jackpots from Mega Millions and Powerball will add to this weekend’s magical moments.

Friday’s $173 million Mega Millions jackpot is especially green, while Saturday’s $125 million Powerball jackpot is merry and bright.

Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing produced four $10,000 winners with tickets purchased in Midland, Columbus, Marietta and Warner Robins. One player, Eddie Hall of Leesburg, won $250,000 in Tuesday’s drawing with his ticket purchased at Lee Pub, 1561 U.S. Highway 195, Leesburg.

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since Nov. 4, rolling 14 times. Powerball has rolled nine times since Nov. 23.

It only takes $1 to play Mega Millions and Powerball for a chance to unwrap an enchanted jubilee. Players can multiply prizes with the Megaplier and Power Play options for an additional $1 per play.

Salvation Army donations dramatically down

Salvation Army donations dramatically down

ATLANTA --  This is the time of year we're used to seeing Salvation Army volunteers ringing their bells and accepting donations. This holiday season, however, their red kettles are turning up low.

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Shoe Soles are Helping Atlanta's Homeless Souls

Shoe Soles are Helping Atlanta's Homeless Souls

 

Homeless Residents Will Benefit from Generosity of Three Atlanta Organizations During the Holiday Season

On Tuesday, December 20th three Atlanta-based organizations will join forces to make it a joyous Christmas for homeless residents of English Avenue and Vine City.

From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 40 Girls and Some Shoes (www.40girlsandsomeshoes.org) will use its office at 19 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. as a distribution site for over 400 pairs of shoes and socks donated by members of Salem Missionary Baptist Church of Lilburn.  Flat Out of Heels LLC, creator of stylish, compact, rollable ballet flats for women with aching fee, will donate $10.00 from every pair of shoes sold all day on www.FlatoutofHeels.com to 40 Girls and Some Shoes. 

Flat Outs come tightly rolled in a disposable box with a shoe bag included.

Coolray Field to Host Toys for Tots Event and Open House

Coolray Field to Host Toys for Tots Event and Open House

Lawrenceville - With the spirit of the holidays in the air, the Gwinnett Braves have teamed up with Venture Sport Shows to host their 13th annual Toys for Tots drive. The event, spanning across three days in December, will bring together athletes and celebrities from the local area in support of a toy drive to benefit the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.

It's not too late to help Operation Christmas Child

It's not too late to help Operation Christmas Child

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Every year, Operation Christmas Child delivers shoe boxes full of toys, candy and other goodies to deserving children across the world.

The charity, which is sponsored by Samaritan's Purse, is accepting shoe box donations through Saturday, Dec. 10. They can be dropped off at 665 Raco Drive NW, Suite C in Lawrenceville or mailed to Operation Christmas Child Headquarters at 801 Bamboo Road, Boone, NC 28607. Learn how to pack a shoe box for OCC.

Boxes can also be built online -- click here to give $35 and customize a box for a child in need.

Operation Christmas Child's Southeast regional office is located at 5755 North Point Parkway, Suite 66 in Alpharetta.

Secret Santas Wanted

Secret Santas Wanted

The Children's Center for Hope & Healing is looking for secret Santas. This wonderful non-profit organization  is dedicated to breaking the cycle of child sexual abuse and preventing the victimization of children.


If you, your office, your Sunday School Class, or your family would like to provide Christmas for one of our

children or one of our families, please call us for a wish list.  Every week, we see children whose shoes are

too small for their feet, whose legs have outgrown their Levi’s, or who greedily devour our snack supply

because they don’t have enough to eat at home.  

 

These families need our help providing clothing—winter jackets, blue jeans, sweaters, and pajamas as well as