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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Soul Food Junkies: Film Screening for the Southwest Community

Join Cascade Civic Alliance, BLKHLTH, and the Southwest Atlanta community in a FREE film screening of "Soul Food Junkies" - a documentary about the history of soul food in African-American culture.

The evening will also include: 1) A townhall discussion on nutrition, health, and food justice in Southwest Atlanta. 2) A healthy food cooking demonstration.

Make sure to register for the event on our website at

Monday, August 21, 2017

Atlanta Mission Day: Presented by National Church Residences

National Church Residences provides housing and supportive services for seniors and vulnerable individuals, and enables them to live healthier and more satisfying lives.  On Friday, August 25, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., National Church Residences will host its’ annual Atlanta Mission Day, a special day for residents, families, businesses, and the community.

Atlanta Mission Day is the largest fundraiser event organized by National Church Residences. The event benefits residents of their seven senior affordable housing communities and one permanent supportive housing community. Each property will champion fundraising efforts for their seniors’ property needs.
Mission Day has been a grassroots fundraiser that takes place in National Church Residences communities across the country,” said National Church Residences Executive Vice President of External Affairs and Strategic Initiatives Michelle Norris. “It is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness and donations to support future programs, improvements and initiatives.”

All eight National Church Residences properties in metro Atlanta will participate in Atlanta Mission Day include:
  • Baptist Gardens, 1901 Myrtle Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
  • Baptist Towers, 1881 Myrtle Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
  • Betmar Village, 345 Ashwood Avenue, SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
  • Big Bethel Village, 500 Richard Allen Boulevard, SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
  • Commons at Imperial Hotel, 355 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308
  • Lakewood Christian Manor, 2141 Springdale Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
  • Panola Gardens, 5710 Snapfinger Woods Drive, Lithonia, GA 30058
  • Trinity Towers, 2611 Springdale Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
At 11:00 a.m. National Church Residences staff at Trinity Towers, located at 2611 Springdale Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30315 will host a special program featuring key elected officials, and residents who have been true advocates for seniors, affordable housing, and healthcare.

Although festivities at the properties will vary, invited guests will enjoy a variety of fun activities such as: vendors, games, walk-a-thons, fish fry, pizza party, bake sales, music, giveaways, speeches by city, county, and state officials and citywide candidates, and much more. 
Community partners for the event include Monarch Private Capital and JenCare.
For more information, please contact Sojourner Marable Grimmett, Director of External Affairs, Atlanta Region for National Church Residences at (404) 783-3522 or       
About National Church Residences
National Church Residences serves more than 42,000 seniors through its array of housing and health care services. The not-for-profit organization is driven by a vision of advancing better living for all seniors, enabling them to remain home for life. With 340 communities in 27 states and Puerto Rico, it is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and the largest employer of service coordinators. It also offers residential senior communities, home and community-based services, and permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled.



Sunday, February 26, 2017

BMW Pay It 4Ward Brunch Celebrates Atlanta Honorees #PayIt4WardBMW

I am truly honored and humbled to be recognized for my digital public engagement work and stand among such amazing women who are making an impact in their industries, communities, and the lives of others at this year's Pay It 4Ward Honors Ultimate Brunch. This years brunch benefited Enchanted Closet, a 501c3 that provides tools for enhancing the self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-sufficiency of girls.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

**CLOSED** Win 4 Tickets to the World of Coca-Cola & View the #ShareACokeWithAtlanta Gallery! #Giveaway

The World of Coca-Cola unveiled a new temporary gallery called "Share a Coke with Atlanta" on January 12. The #ShareaCokewithATL gallery features photographs captured by 12 local Instagram influencers. 

Alyssa – @atl_bucketlist

Alyssa who blogs at ATL Bucket List has a photo featured in the gallery. She knew exactly where she wanted to capture her #ShareaCokeWithATL with locations like Piedmont Park, the Jackson Street Bridge and the BeltLine in the background of her photo. 

Hopefully you're inspired to #ShareaCokewithATL too! Enter to win 4 FREE tickets to the Word of Coca Cola. Here's what you need to do: 

1. Like this blog post!
2. Share this blog post on Facebook and tag me (/MarriedWithTwoBoys). 
3. Leave a comment on this post along with your email address. 

Read more about the gallery here.

Deadline to enter this giveaway is on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Noon. *CLOSED winner has been notified.*