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Police officers to take local children shopping for holidays

Police officers to take local children shopping for holidays

AUSTELL, Ga. -- The 24th annual Cops & Kids holiday shopping event will be held Wednesday, Dec. 14.

The program, formerly known as Shop with a Cop, will begin at 8 a.m. at the Austell Target. Officials hope to help at least 150 local children and their families through the event.

Learn more about the Shop with a Cop program

For more information about the program, including how to sponsor a child, call the Cobb County Police Department at 770-499-3910.

The participating Target is located at 4125 Austell Road.

LOCAL PROFILE: A Charitable Thanksgiving

ATLANTA -- This week, the Where U Live team spoke with representatives from the Salvation Army and Hands On Atlanta about ways Atlantans can be charitable, this holiday, if they want to dedicate their holiday to others in need.

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

ATLANTA, Ga. – Thanksgiving is traditionally a holiday reserved for fellowship with family and friends. Most of us enjoy a huge meal, fight through the subsequent stomachache, hang with your favorite cousins and watch football, however, everyone doesnt enjoy turkey day in the same fashion. Some families have unique traditions that may not be consistent with, what we would call an average Thanksgiving. So, if you’re looking to change-up your routine, check out some of the ideas the “Where U Live” team put together.   

Six Flags employees to perform day of service

Six Flags employees to perform day of service

AUSTELL, Ga. -- The roller coasters have stopped and the smell of funnel cake no longer lingers in the air, but Six Flags Over Georgia employees are still working for others in a big way.

On Friday, Nov. 11, staff members from Six Flags and White Water will participate in Project 6, the company's annual day of service. They will venture away from their respective parks and into Atlanta, where they will volunteer at a number of worthwhile nonprofits, including:

* Compassion Atlanta
* MedShare International
* Atlanta Day Shelter
* MUST Ministries
* C.A.M.P. Ministries

RELATED: Join 11Alive for a celebration of kindness and service on 11-11-11

Honoring those who take the risks

Honoring those who take the risks

The Cobb Chamber of Commerce honored Cobb County’s finest Oct.

Veterans Day: Boys & Girls Clubs of America Marks 20 Years of Serving Children of U.S. Military

Worldwide Programs Now Serving 460,000 Youth in 15 Countries

 

For 20 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (www.bgca.org) has been providing the children of American military families’ vital services and programs – wherever they are stationed around the world.  Since 1991, children have had access to on-base Youth Centers that offer the same guidance and proven programs - focusing on academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy living - provided by traditional Boys & Girls Clubs across the United States.

 

“Children of military families face more than the usual challenges of growing up, from moving and re-establishing friendships every few years to worrying about family members who have been deployed,” says Terrill Wicks, vice president, Military Services & International Projects for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 

 

BEST SPOTS: Trick or Treating

BEST SPOTS: Trick or Treating

ATLATNTA – I’m sure we all remember the days Halloween and Trick-or-Treating was more of a sport than a spectacle. And when everyone wanted to know in which neighborhood you could find king-sized Snicker bars or full-sized bags of M&M’s. Well, according to a survey conducted by Zillow, not much has changed.