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Christian City needs donations

Christian City needs donations

UNION CITY, Ga. -- The Children's Village at Christian City is in need of donations.

Money and necessities are warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated. Community members have the option of making monthly monetary donations, which will sponsor the Christian City kids' basic needs.

RELATED | Christian City receives $2,500 donation

Additionally, the Union City children's home always needs:

Kroger raises $232K for Children's Miracle Network

Kroger raises $232K for Children's Miracle Network

(WXIA) -- Kroger customers in metro Atlanta recently showed that they are a charitable bunch.

During the final two weeks in May, shoppers raised $232,000 for the Children's Miracle Network through the Miracle Balloons promotion.

For only $1, a customer could purchase a paper balloon to hang in a local Kroger. All proceeds from the fundraiser went directly to Children's Miracle Network hospitals and health networks, such as Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

"Kroger customers consistently show their care for our communities by constantly going above and beyond with their charitable donations," Glynn Jenkins, spokesperson for Kroger's Atlanta division, said in a release. "Through their support of the Miracle Balloons program, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of children."

Christian City receives $2,500 donation

Christian City receives $2,500 donation

UNION CITY, Ga. -- Pinnacle Credit Union recently presented a $2,500 donation to the Children's Village at Christian City.

The Atlanta-based credit union launched a "Community Challenge Campaign" to raise money for the Christian City kids while helping clients transfer mortgages and refinance their car loans and credit card debt. Pinnacle marketing manager Cynthia Nesbitt called it a "win-win-win for everyone."

"This was a very successful campaign -- a great savings opportunity for members of PCU and additional funds for the Children's Village," Nesbitt said.

Christian City has taken in more than 1,000 abused, abandoned and neglected children, and cared for them on its 500-acre Union City campus. Learn how you can help the Christian City kids.

Teens of Excellence Prom Closet Program needs formalwear donations for Male and Female Teens

Teens of Excellence Prom Closet Program needs formalwear donations for Male and Female Teens

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Housing Authority of Fulton County (HAFC) and the Resident Advisory Board (RAB) want donations of formal wear and accessories for the fifth annual “Teens of Excellence” Prom Closet Program.

HAFC is seeking donations of gently used and clean prom/formal dresses and tuxedoes of all sizes for high school seniors graduating in May 2014. Donations of larger size formal wear are especially needed.

The program seeks to help single parents, grandparents and/or guardians on fixed incomes to provide prom wear without the disappointing choice of saying no to a teen about purchasing formalwear because of limited income.

The formal wear is provided to high school seniors, with priority given to Housing Authority of Fulton County residents. In 2013, more than 250 high school seniors in Fulton County received donated formal clothing to wear to their proms.

As in previous years, items needed for the 2014 Prom Closet include:

Christian City debuts new cottage, recreation center

Christian City debuts new cottage, recreation center

UNION CITY, Ga. -- Christian City recently cut the ribbon on two new additions to its south Fulton County campus.

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Polly's Cottage will house children who come to Christian City through the National Safe Place program, which protects kids who have run away or been removed from their homes. It is named for longtime Christian City trustee Pauline Sparks, who died in 2011.

Christian City also debuted its new multi-court recreational facility. It provides residents with exercise equipment and space to play basketball, badminton and volleyball.

Celebrating MLK Day

Celebrating MLK Day

(WXIA) -- Many metro Atlanta residents and companies chose to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by serving their communities.

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Hosea Feed the Hungry estimates it will feed 10,000 families during its MLK Day meal, which began at 10 a.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

More than 3,000 people rolled up their sleeves to serve with Hands On Atlanta, beautifying such areas as City of Refuge and Chastain Memorial Park.

Georgia Power employees spent the day volunteering at Lutheran Towers, a housing development for seniors in Midtown Atlanta. They also assembled, labeled and distributed collection boxes at Rockdale Emergency Relief in Conyers.

Nominees needed for 11Alive Community Service Awards

Nominees needed for 11Alive Community Service Awards

(WXIA) -- Every year, 11Alive News honors extraordinary metro Atlanta residents who make a daily difference in the community.

The annual Community Service Awards recognize some of the area's unsung heroes.

11Alive is accepting nominees for the 39th annual Community Service Awards. This year's dinner and awards ceremony will be held Saturday, Apr. 22. Proceeds benefit a local charity; the 2014 recipient is the Ron Clark Academy.

To nominate a deserving person, visit 11Alive.com/CSA and click on the nomination form link at the top of the page. The deadline is Jan. 10.