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eNewsletter - May 2019

Devereux Georgia Highlights

Circle for ChildrenThe Circle for Children

Over the past year we have received incredible support from The Circle for Children, the oldest women’s charitable organization that benefits Georgia’s children. The women of the Circle have supported our clients through monthly yoga classes, serving holiday meals, and donating new plants for our gardens. The support continued as they presented a donation of $14,500 to our organization at their most recent general meeting!

Captain Devereux & Hope Breaks Through

In preparation for the 2019 M2R Trailfest, hosted by the Marietta Arts Council, Devereux clients created “Captain Devereux” and panels of mixed media artwork titled “Hope Breaks Through.” Captain Devereux and the panels are both collaborative pieces of artwork created by our clients, and represent all of the challenges they have worked to overcome. Some of the struggles sighted were depression, relationships, and self-esteem. Captain Devereux represent the client’s inner self and the hope they have for the future. We want to extend a huge thank you to Advisory Board Member, Cec Dunn, Advisory Board Member Donna Kruger and staff members Dolly Fehd, Dawn Simpson, and Sharmathy Selwin for working tirelessly with our clients to create and display this work of art.

Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors

For the past three years, Devereux Georgia has been the beneficiary of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors annual Spring Fling. Over the years, their contribution has directly impacted our clients and helped us to increase our capacity to serve. It is because of partners in the community like ACBR that we can continue to serve the community the way we do.

Volunteer Highlights

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Ebenezer class, continued their tradition of volunteering and sprucing up our campus through the church’s “Share the Blessing” community service day. The volunteers, along with our adolescent boys, potted and planted flowers and assisted with binding books in the media center. This is the fifth year Johnson Ferry Baptist Church has volunteered on our campus. We appreciate their dedication to service and look forward to next year.

Devereux Georgia Advisory Board Announcements

Board News

Tom Burnside - Devereux Georgia would like to recognize Advisory Board Member and LendingPoint CEO, Tom Burnside. Mr. Burnside was selected as a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year Southeast by EY. Entrepreneur of the Year Southeast is a program that recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate success and commitment to their business and community. This selection is quite an accomplishment, and we are very proud of Tom. He has always been a supporter of our community, our clients, and our Annual Hope Event. We wish him the best of luck. Award winners will be announced at the EY Gala in June.

 

Lance Askildson - Devereux Georgia would like to give a heartfelt farewell and thanks to Dr. Lance Askildson for his service to our organization. As an Advisory Board Member, Lance was instrumental in connecting Devereux to the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) fellows from Southeast Asia through Kennesaw State University. His contribution and dedication to our organization will not be forgotten. Lance has accepted a Provost position at Chaminade University in Honolulu, HI. We are saddened by Lance’s departure from our Advisory Board, but we feel fortunate to have had him as a devoted board member for so long, and we wish him all the best in Hawaii. Please join us in thanking Lance for his years of service to our organization.

Ways to Give

Amazon Wish List

Are you an Amazon Prime member? Do you order everything from coffee to new tech gadgets to be delivered right to your door? Well, then what's the harm in adding another item to your cart to support Devereux kids? We could always use socks, underwear, body wash, etc.! Check out our Wish List!

Become A Fundraiser

Are you looking for a unique and impactful way to help, but don’t quite know how? You can become a fundraiser and build awareness and support for Devereux Georgia! We have launched an innovative crowdfunding campaign that allows you to create your own Devereux Georgia online fundraising page. The fundraising page allows you to create a targeted fundraising campaign where you set goals and giving levels to share with your network. For more information on how you can become a fundraiser.

Stay in the Know

Save the Date - 9/19/19

StoryMuse

Our Annual Hope Event: Painting a Picture of Hope will be held on September 19, 2019 at the Marrietta Country Club in Kennesaw. Each year, Devereux Georgia host a fundraiser event that celebrates the art created by the youth we serve. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Liz Bunder at elizabeth.bunder@devereux.org.

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