Posts tagged with "Nonprofits"

Clarkston Farmers Market draws to a close next Sunday

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 20, 2013

Our friends at Columbia Presbyterian Church in Decatur send word that the last day of the Clarkston Farmer’s Market is Oct. 27. The market, which runs April through October,  “Builds community by connecting neighbors to locally-grown, nutritious and affordable foods and celebrates our city’s diverse cultural traditions.” The final day will feature a food drive and […]

(VIDEO) Bill Bryson draws crowd to FBC Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 14, 2013

A half dozen of us sat on the steps of First Baptist Church of Decatur on Friday, Oct. 11, leaning against its monumental columns and enjoying a quiet moment with books in our hands. A young couple approached. The woman set her backpack down on the sidewalk. “So is this the Bill Bryson overachievers club,” […]

re:loom featured guest at sustainability forum

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 3, 2013

The nonprofit re:loom will be one of the featured guests at this Friday’s Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable event. Full disclosure: I volunteer for re:loom, providing assistance with press releases and marketing. The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable meets on the first Friday of each month and focuses on environmental issues, tackling topics like urban planning and government policy. re:loom […]

re:loom featured at trunk sale, arts festival

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 1, 2013

re:loom, the nonprofit group I volunteer with, has a busy calendar this week. As some of you may know, the re:loom program provides full time jobs for homeless adults referred by the Decatur-based Initiative for Affordable Housing. They get a full time job turning recycled material into woven objects like rugs and table runners. On […]

Eat with your heart out: Charity, wellness on October menus

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 30, 2013

There’s good eating in Decatur this month. October offers foodies a chance to support a service project helping low-income seniors and take some bites toward getting healthy.

Career expo today

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 26, 2013

Live around Decatur? Need a job? Start spell checking those resumes. There’s a job fair in town. According to Cross Roads News, there will be Career Expo today (Sept. 26) at Mount Welcome Missionary Baptist Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The church is located at 581 Parker Avenue, Decatur, GA 30032. More than […]

City Schools of Decatur clarifies “The Talk” sex education event

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 25, 2013

As a reporter, I’m trained to keep an eye out for things that seem a little unusual. Yesterday, I received a copy of an email that City Schools of Decatur Spokeswoman Heather Borowski sent to parents at the 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue, with the eye-catching subject line “Special Message Regarding Newsletter.” Here email message […]

Weaving is believing

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 24, 2013

I tell people I do volunteer public relations work for re:loom, but if you want to know the truth of the matter, I doesn’t take too much effort on my part. The nice thing about re:loom is the story sells itself and once people hear about it, they want to know more. We offer tours […]

Spanx you very much

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 29, 2013

So the other day I went to visit Lisa Wise, Executive Director of the Initiative for Affordable Housing in Decatur. For the last few months I’ve been doing some volunteer PR consulting work for the Initiative’s re:loom project. Lisa told me she had some exciting news and that I had to keep it a secret. […]

Church mission trip supports re:loom’s mission

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 15, 2013

There’s something so uplifting about working with re:loom. If you could do anything for them, even make a small contribution, it’d be a big help. Full disclosure, I’m an unpaid volunteer with re:loom but I’m also a huge fan of their work. They’re helping homeless people find a job and get back on their feet. […]

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