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Smoothie King raising money for Bert's Big Adventure

Smoothie King raising money for Bert's Big Adventure

ATLANTA -- Smoothie King locations across metro Atlanta are spending the entire month of June raising money for Bert's Big Adventure.

PHOTOS | Bert's Big Adventure 2012

Customers who give $1 to the non-profit will receive a $2 "bounce back" coupon from Smoothie King.

The goal is to raise at least $5,000 by the end of the month.

Bert's Big Adventure, which was founded by Bert Weiss of Q100's "The Bert Show," sends children with chronic and terminal illnesses on an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World.

Metro Atlanta has a number of Smoothie King shops:

Alpharetta
* 12280 Houze Road
* 5530 Windward Parkway, Suite 320

Athens
* 1591 South Lumpkin Street
* 2361 West Broad Street

Home Depot GivesThousands to Author's Youth Center

Home Depot GivesThousands to Author's Youth Center

Several Gainesville, Georiga residents and businesses, including The Home Depot, are chipping in to support Christian author Jackie Gaskins’s nonprofit mission to open a community youth center called The Remnant. They are preparing for a weekend of work and will have teams of people lending their time and goods to finish renovating the old general store building on Keith Bridge Road

The Home Depot Store is donating almost $6,000 worth of materials and two days of labor over Memorial Day weekend to get Gaskins’s nonprofit building ready for public use. Flooring, sheet rock, fresh paint, and landscaping will be provided and installed by the home improvement supply chain. They will also donate a lawn mower, weed eater, grill, and other items to keep the building well maintained.

2012 Free Summer Activities for Kids in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Here is a list of free summer activities for kids and families throughout the Atlanta area. There are plenty of free activities to keep your little ones busy: VBS, movies in the park, educational events, crafts, splash parks and more.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Many churches around Atlanta offer VBS free of charge. Some even include a free meal each day. Sign up fast because spots go quickly. The children will enjoy fun, games, and crafts while learning about Jesus. If any of these churches are charging for VBS, please let us know.

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Children of Conservation Offers Dinner & A Cause Cards Starting June 1

Children of Conservation Offers Dinner & A Cause Cards Starting June 1

Children of Conservation is once again giving Atlanta residents the opportunity to save at some of the city’s top restaurants while also supporting an important cause. The non-profit organization known for providing an otherwise unavailable education to children of wildlife sanctuary workers in Africa is teaming up with over 85 local restaurants in all areas of Atlanta for its second annual Dinner & A Cause Card fundraiser.

Radiance Solar Installs Habitat for Humanity’s First Solar Array on Home in Forsyth County

Radiance Solar Installs Habitat for Humanity’s First Solar Array on Home in Forsyth County

CUMMING, Ga. -- Radiance Solar, Siemens and Habitat for Humanity recently dedicated Habitat’s first solar home built in the state of Georgia. The keys to the Energy-Star-rated home in Forsyth County were given to homeowner Melonie Lingo and her teenage children Madie and Luke after 14 weeks of working side-by-side with Radiance staff, Siemens employee volunteers and Habitat construction crew leaders.

Siemens is the primary sponsor, contributing $100,000 along with employee construction volunteers and Siemens Microinverter System solar technology that converts the sun’s power into safe, affordable electric power to save the family hundreds of dollars annually on their electric bills.

2nd annual Cars for Canines

2nd annual Cars for Canines

 

To enter your special car, a $25 donation required ($15 for each additional car). All car show entrants will receive lunch for two at the show provided by Jersey Boys Pizza and Subs, as well as a highly collectible Cars 4 Canines T- shirt. To enter your special car, please print and complete the registration form below and send it with a check for $25 (payable to: C.A.N.) to: Jim Mitchell at the address that is also listed below. For car show questions please contact Jim Mitchell at 770 883 2316 or at jrs190sl@yahoo.com. If you have something of value that you would like to donate to the silent auction, please also contact Jim Mitchell. 

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

ATLANTA -- All of the Chick-fil-A restaurants in metro Atlanta will host a special mother-son Date Knight on Saturday, Apr. 28.

The Date Knight format will be similar to that of the franchise's massively popular Daddy-Daughter Date Nights. It will give mothers and sons a special chance to enjoy some quality time together.

The event will have a medieval theme, hence the "Knight" part of its title.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage local moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their sons' company over a meal and have fun."