The Gift of Giving

When you think about the holiday season, spending time with your family and shopping may be a few of your priorities in the coming weeks. Or maybe you’re helping plan a holiday party at your place of employment. The holiday season though can be so much more.

There are ways that you, your family or your coworkers can help promote awareness, inclusivity and giving during the holiday season.

Below are some events around Atlanta that you can partake in.

  1. Sleighbells on the Square – The 16th annual Sleighbells on the Square 5K/1K/Tot Trot will take place on the Marietta Square in Marietta on Saturday, Dec. 10. Sponsored by the Cobb County Bar Association, the festive event will help raise money for the Cobb Children’s Emergency Fund. The money raised from the event will support households in Cobb County facing financial emergencies or crises.
  2. 2016 YCR “Casino Royale” – Roll up your sleeves and take a gamble during the Young Council’s “Casino Royale” on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at The Ivy Buckhead. Proceeds from the even will benefit Andee’s Army – a charity which provides financial assistance to families of children receiving medical treatment or care for non-traumatic, acquired brain injuries.
  3. Reflection 25 for Charity – You can walk 1 or 25 miles with “Blind” Pete from Georgia Obstacle Racers and Mud Runners in Lawrenceville on Saturday, Dec. 17. All funds raised during the event will be donated to More Heart Than Scars, I Am Adaptive and Operation Enduring Warrior.

NACDD encourages YOU to find a charity event in your area or volunteer. Take some time this holiday season to really give back to your community.

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