Monday, May 20, 2013
Forty-two teams and 536 participants came together Saturday to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.
Hundreds gathered at North Oconee High School Saturday to remember loved ones who've lost their lives to cancers, to honor survivors who continue their battles, and to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. The event netted a whopping $115,390.15, and the Oconee County Relay website states that number may not yet reflect all of the donations. "Thank you to our wonderful community," was the message posted to the Oconee County Relay Facebook Page on Sunday. "We had a great Relay For Life!" The top teams in terms of fundraising this year were: The three individual participants who raised the most money were: See also:
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
More than 31,000 items were collected during the Oconee County Schools two-week Can-A-Thon.
The Food Bank at Area Churches Together Serving (ACTS) is in good shape this holiday season, thanks in part to recent donations from local schools' Can-A-Thons. During a two-week drive at Oconee County Schools, 31,501 items were collected. Additionally $2,715 was raised between the two high schools. The money will be used to purchase rice, spaghetti, flour, corn meal, grits, oil, toilet paper, soap and other necessities. ACTS Chairman Reiny Hiss estimates another 4,000 cans were collected recently by Prince Avenue Christian School. Clothing donations have also been "phenomenal," according to Hiss. In the last month, three individuals reported they found work and are thankful that ACTS provided business attire for them to wear to job …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Goodwill is reminding potential donors to get those donations in this week to qualify for a tax deduction in 2011.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Goodwill is reminding potential donors that the clock is running out for taxpayers to claim deductions for charitable donations for 2011. Dec. 31 is the last day that donations can be applied to the current tax year. As is usual this time of the year, Goodwill of North Georgia is gearing up for what is traditionally their busiest week of the year. “We anticipate serving nearly 67,000 donors this week alone,” said Elaine Armstrong, director of public relations for Goodwill, in a released statement. “We encourage families to gather items now because with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s easy to forget items you intended to donate.” There are more than 100 locations where donors can give clothing, books, furniture and other …
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Donate supplies to storm victims. Blog on Patch. Hear live music on Ashford Manor's lawn. Find out about these and other things to know in Oconee today.
1. Cloudy skies and rain early will make way for sunshine later in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. High 72. 2. The Oconee County Sheriff's Office has volunteered to help a local Girl Scout troop collect supplies for tornado victims. Packaged food, baby supplies and toiletries are among needed items. Read more about how to make a donation. 3. It's the North Oconee High School boys' soccer team's turn to to take the field in round 2 of the Class AA state tournament. The Titans host Gordon Central at 5:30 p.m. 4. Ever thought about blogging? Patch would like to offer you a platform to share your thoughts about life in Oconee County. Check out details about how to have your voice heard. 5. Ashford Manor's Concert…