2014 STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS CAMPAIGN KICKOFF
On October 22nd, the Department of Juvenile Justice hosted the 2014 state Charitable Contributions Campaign Kickoff at its Central Office in Decatur, Georgia.
Led by DJJ Commissioner Avery D. Niles and the State Charitable Contributions Campaign volunteers, the goal for this year's campaign is for the Department of Juvenile Justice to raise more than $12,000 agency wide. This goals was based on the generous totals raised by DJJ during last year's campaign.
In front of a large crowd, DJJ's Melody Stanfield and Toni Driskell introduced representatives from local charities that would be among the beneficiaries of this year's charity campaign. Some of the speakers included:
Marla Poe, Genesis House
Karen Parsley, Community Health Charites
Monica Hammond, United Way of Greater Atlanta
Sarah Durry, The Cool Girls
Gerald Mansfield, The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia
Sharon Thompson-Young, Atlanta Community Food Bank
Bob Boyd, Habitat for Humanity
Stephanie Campbell, KidsGym
Brenna Stickland, Best Friends Animal Society
Attendees were also treated to a stirring rendition of "The Greatest Love of All" and door prizes throughout the presentation.
To learn more about the 2014 Annual Campaign for Charitable Contributions and to pledge support, visit http://www.giveattheoffice.org/_sccp.
The State Charitable Contributions Campaign ends on November 30th, but you can keep up with the campaign as DJJ pushes forward to meet this year's goal via the News and Views page of the DJJ website.
Thank you again for your support as we Give Today to Change Tomorrow.