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Love is in the Air!hearts 2
Would you like to help make Valentine’s Day special for the kids at CCYA? We need donations of treats and gifts. This can include gift cards, books, DVDs, makeup, socks, hair accessories, body spray/cologne, Valentine’s cards, etc.  

You can also bring in a special meal or dessert for one or more of the homes on campus. For more information, please contact Merrill Baker at, (770) 485-1659.
Looking for a special way to celebrate the holiday? CCYA is the beneficiary of an upcoming Valentine Gala hosted by The Chattahoochee Plantation Women’s Club. The theme is “A Date to Cherish” and will be held on February 8th at the Atlanta Country Club. There will be cocktails, dinner and dancing, as well as a silent and live auction. One lucky guest with the winning raffle ticket will take home a cash prize!
Tickets are $100 and include dinner, two drink tickets, and dancing. Black tie optional.
The Chattahoochee Plantation Women’s Club is a non-profit women’s organization founded in 1970 and based in Marietta. They are “dedicated to community service, conserving our natural resources and maintaining a strong social network in our neighborhood.” For more information on the Chattahoochee Plantation Women’s Club, please visit their website at
If you have questions about the Valentine Gala, please contact Danna Vach at


How You Can Help in the New Yearmoney 2
As a private, nonprofit organization, we rely on community support from people like you. If you are looking for a way to help out, here are some of our current needs:
  • Help with Activities for Weekends & School Holidays
The kids have two week-long breaks coming up, one February 13-18 and then Spring Break March 31-April 4. We like to keep our kids having fun and learning during these school vacations, but the high cost to take out 35 boys and girls can make that difficult! You can help by purchasing tickets, passes, or gift cards for different venues and restaurants. Some popular spots include:
- Movie Theatres (AMC, Regal Cinemas, NCG)
- Six Flags, White Water
- Brunswick Bowling, Sparkles Skating, Dave & Busters
- Restaurants (McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A, Golden Corral)
  • Birthday Celebrations
To celebrate, each birthday boy/girl gets a $25 gift card and a cake, and then they get to choose a special outing. You can help by donating:
- $25 gift card (Visa, AmEx, Target, Walmart)
- Gift cards to Publix, Sam’s Club, Baskin Robbins, etc. where we can purchase cakes
- Passes for special outings. Some previous picks have been: Fork & Screen Movie Theatre, a Chinese buffet restaurant, the Georgia Aquarium, Dave & Busters, tickets to sporting events and concerts
  • Bedrooms
In order to make this place feel like “home”, we like for the kids’ bedrooms to be colorful and welcoming. You can help by donating NEW:
- Twin Sheet Sets
- Comforter/Bedding Sets
- Pillows
- Shower Curtains
- Bathmats
- Curtain Rods
- Trash Cans
  • Fundraiser Events
We have several fundraisers throughout the year. You can support these events by:
- Purchasing Tickets
- Donating items for our silent auction
- Having your business sponsor
- Purchasing ad space in our Fashion Show program
  • Monetary Donations
As always, individual donations are a vital resource for The Center. Donations may be made online at:
Or by mailing a check to 2221 Austell Rd. Bldg. 1 Ste. 100 Marietta, GA 30008
Please consider making a regular monthly donation. Any amount helps, and these dollars add up to allow us to continue serving youth in need.
For more information, please contact Merrill Baker at

Volunteers Needed!Helping Hands Photo 2
We have opportunities throughout the year for individual and group volunteers. If you would like to lend a hand, here are some of our upcoming and current needs:
May 9th Fashion Show at the Fox Theatre:
Volunteer Roles:
General Set-Up and Unloading of Auction Items (afternoon)
Registration Table & Auction Check-Out (evening)
Silent Auction Tables (evening)
Serving Food (evening)
Seating Guests (evening)
Tear Down/Load-Out (end of the night)
To sign up for the Fashion Show, please email
We are also looking for:

- Groups to hold a cookout, Fish Fry, or Game Night for the kids
- Cooking Instructors
- Someone to lead a Bicycle Club
- Professionals who will allow a youth to shadow them at work
- Groups who have opportunities for our kids to volunteer out in the community
For more information on volunteering, please contact Kimie Tinsley at


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The kindness and generosity of individuals and organizations continue to make a difference in the lives of the kids we serve. Thanks to those who gave in December 2013.

Steve Hightower Hair Artists Linda Petkus
Michael Burton Colors Tina Piper
Atlanta Hawks Barbara Pisano
Atlanta Parent Magazine Katy Pittman & Wellstar
T.P. Alexander Pajama Program
Tom Alexander Fred Post
Kay & Larry Anderson Sharon Price
Rose Andrews Dan Prows
Anonymous Printpack
Charles Bailey John & Carole Rafferty
Gay Baldasare Lynne Ragan
Dough in the Box Nancy Ramaglia
Karley Barber NW Christian Church
Martha Bechtel Sally Rich-Kolb
Vera Bellman Ridley International, Inc.
Joan Bennett Julia Roberts
Barbara Berman Cobb Co. Sheriffs Dept.
Julie Bizzoso Mary & Earl Rogers
Lindsay Blankenship Barbara Rowe
Diane Bowman Cindy & James Samples
Michael Brennan Robert Sanders
Marsha Brenner Debi Sapp
Rebecca & Kevin Brewster Merle Schectman
GA Hospital Association Tim & Christine Schneller
Bernadette Brown Mt. Zion Church
Robin Bruton Beth Scott
Ruth Buck Christal Seller-Smith & Small Group
Tom & Kathryn Burgher Donna & Moe Shafer
Polly Burson Farris Shaheen
Linda Burton Larry Shuler
Rosemary Candler Karen & Martin Slack
Gary Ingram Suzanne Smalley
Peggy Cannon Janet Smith
Suzette Carney Gerry Smith
Carol & Jim Carr Van der Lande Industries
Circle for Children Sean Spitzer
Suzi Carson Shelia Stevens
Jodi Cary Medieval Times
Kathy Caycee Misty Stuart
Sheri Clarke Melinda Stuck
Gary Coggins Barbara Thomas
Gene Coker Lynn Thompson
Gloria Courtemanche Soul Sisters Group North Metro
Genuine Parts Co. Dave & Joey Toensmieir
Tracy Croxton Faye Towe
Ann Cumberledge Tamara Townsend
Willie Daniely Marie Uden
Sally Davis Sandi Urbano
EMD Group Doris Van Wagenen
Ruth Dingler Jennifer Venker
Bea Dreese Deerland Enzymes, Inc.
Gerald & Barbara Dyck Karen Wade
Dianne Eble Kathy Wagner
Angela Eby Marie Ward
Bert Eckerman Calvin & Karen Sue Waters
Heather Edens Marie Claire Webber
Katie Edfeldt Jan Welborn
J Michael & Pamela Elledge Judi West
Scott Emley Debbie Westray
Beryl Everett Susan Whittpen
Betts Fisher Freedom Power Motor Sports
Daniel Fletcher Recyclers R Resources
Jeanne Foley Cindy & Rick Williams
Flowers Bakery Carol Williams
Alex Gallagher Verizon Wireless Wholesale
Christ & Mindy Gentry Bess Zappa
North River Church Alacia Zehmer
Rick Gibbons National Charity League
Elaine Gill Southern Billiards
Hilde Gilroy Woodstock Construction
Suzi Goodman Children’s Restoration Network
Valerie Green Home Depot Foundation
Mary Greenway Michael Burton Colors
Jack & Venies Halseth Fidelity Bank
Morrison Hershfield Co. Childress Klein Properties
Paul & Prudence Hanna Mary Allen Lindsey Branan Foundation
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Cobb Co. Friendship Club
The Wilhelmina D. & John H. Harland Foundation East Cobb Civitan Foundation
Rhonda Harris Mt. Zion UMC: Susanna Circle
Jack Haynes Lot One Homes, Inc.
Charles Henderson Sun Trust
Marsha Holcomb The Konnichiwa Club
Dr. Aprile Holland Rotary Club of Marietta
Anna Holt IBM Employees
Merle Horwitz Hampton Lake Women’s Club
Talley Hultgren Jinpeng Xie & Tina Q Li
Kristen Lee & David Ingmire Community Care Food Bank
Tamiko & Ponchellis Jackson Angie Evert
William Jeffers Brenda Tasker
Cheryl Jimenez Wendy Davis
Nillas Jinglov Jane Haverty
Sandy Johnston David & Lisa Baker
Ty Jordan Susan Tauber
Katie Jumper Lori Krinsky
Pat Kaminski Celeste Bottorff
Mike Khalil Dorothy Edwards
Jan Labriola Cheryl Gelder
NW Christian Church Lottie Stefanis
Cornerstone Baptist Church Susie Deyo
Dorothy Summerour Circle Joan Stevenson
Marsha Leban Jack & Ann Craig
Tracy Leonard Mary Doffermyre
Mitch Lewis Vicky Mooney
R Dale Lewis Mike & Jodi Gross
Papa John’s Austell Rd. Mollie Sloan
Jeff Loftin Brenda Bracken
Maureen Lok Beth Beskin
Amy Longo Nancy Friedberg
Jerry & Marty McAtee Becca Harrell
John McCarthy Doris Muir
Ruth McLaulin Linda Alexander
Candace McNair Sarah Irle
Sherry Meltz Vickie Scaljon
Elke Monahan Mary Beth Epperson
Toni Moore Kate McEnroe
Sara Moore Jim & Tracy Winchester
Robert Morris Anne Skae
Elizabeth Nabors Sheryl Hills
Gary & Dorothy Naylor Cecilia Wright
Ida Newman & Lockheed 1808 Lisa Horne
W. Frank Newton Stephanie Reeves
Karen Nissanbam Mollie Winston
Ron Nowak Nora Sites
Suzy Olszeski Melanie Leeth
Linda Pace Sandra Strickland
Kim Pappas Ann Woodruff
Fidelity Bank Risk Management Dept. Lisa Webb
Melinda Paris Linda Christman
Cheryl Parsel Natalie Marmer
Coca-Cola Company Nancy Wilen
Gail & Paul Martin Deborah Wingate
Mt. Zion United Methodist Women Marsha Bryant
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Larry & Cathy Shuler
Schwab Charitable Fund Kathryn & James McGowan



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2221 Austell Road
Bldg. 1, Suite 100
Marietta, Georgia 30008