Less than a year ago, we were used to seeing our friends, classmates, and coworkers regularly during our day, at the store, at social gatherings, and on lunch break. Now, over the last nine months, most of our relationships exist strictly in the virtual realm. We have lost our familiar ways of spending time with others. For me, this was most apparent as I began my journey as a last semester college student – through the virtual realm of classes, an internship with LLPR, gradu
This Thursday, Chanukah will celebrate the small-but-mighty band of Jews, led by Juda Maccabee, who scored victory over the most powerful army on earth during the second century B.C. Referred to as the "Festival of Lights," it marks the miracle of the Maccabees who only had enough oil to light candles for one night, while they held their stronghold of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, but instead, it lasted eight. Yes, we enjoy the Adam Sandler song, presents, fried potato panc
SOCIAL ADVOCACY/NONPROFIT/COVID-19 RELIEF Chick-Fil-A donates $10 million to University of Georgia leadership program (Red and Black) The University of Georgia’s Institute for Leadership Advancement, a skill development program in the Terry College of Business, has been gifted $10 million by the Georgia based fast-food chain. Clayton County continues to keep children fed through December (CBS 46) In partnership with the Atlanta Food Bank, the Clayton County School District wi
Facebook Live or YouTube TODAY - Sunday, December 6 If you miss live theater as much as we do, you're going to love this! Our pal, Kelundra Smith turned us on to “Interface: An Evening of New Virtual Plays,” on Facebook Live or YouTube THIS Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy six new, 15-minute plays written, directed and performed by Atlanta-based artists. Each play is set in a different time during the 21st century and the
Tune in TODAY at 4 p.m. on Instagram Interested in learning more about Helping Mamas? Join us THIS Thursday for another "Moms Helping Moms"Instagram Live, featuring Taylor Mobley, motherhood, beauty and lifestyle blogger and founder of Blonde & Ambitious. We're looking forward to hearing how these women have pivoted during the pandemic to continue doing great work in the community.
Happy Giving Tuesday, y'all. If you're wondering why your social feeds are filling up with #GivingTuesday, it's because for nearly 20 years, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has marked a moment of global generosity.
Born out of a Chicago theater company (because all cool things come from the arts), Giving Tuesday is a direct response to the commercialization of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Yes - you should shop early and often (Community Farmers Markets, Twelve, Tootsies an
SOCIAL ADVOCACY/NONPROFIT/COVID-19 RELIEF How to spread joy in Atlanta this holiday season (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Volunteering and regular holiday giving may look different this year. Several non-profits and organizations offer ways to safely volunteer, donate, and give assistance this year. FDA approves first coronavirus at home test (Axios) Tuesday, The Food and Drug Administration announced an issued emergency use authorization for the first COVID-19 rapid result t
Tune TODAY on Helping Mamas Instagram Interested in learning more about Helping Mamas? Join us TODAY for another "Moms Helping Moms"Instagram Live, featuring our fearless leader, Liz! We're excited about this one! You already know we celebrate the great work of Helping Mamas every day. On Thursday we'll tell you why. We're looking forward to hearing how these women have pivoted during the pandemic to continue doing great work in the community.
For the first time since the start of the pandemic, our entire team met in person for a socially distanced community service project. And it felt amazing!! Inspired leadership and community service are important to me. So is providing hands-on, instructional and meaningful experiences for my team. Yet since the start of the pandemic, our day of volunteering was one of just a handful of times I've been with my full-time team and the very first time I met our interns in person
As we settle into fall and prepare for winter, I find myself yearning for festivities. This year has been filled with disappointment, from canceled events and ruined plans, but I remain optimistic that we can "gather” with as much normalcy as possible. With packed in-person activities off the table, many of our favorite brands have pivoted with fun alternatives that fit their mission and comply with COVID-19 measures. Virtual Events Some groups have done a great job of moving