ACCA Volunteer, and Senior Leadership Academy graduate, Linda Kelly presented a check to staff members on behalf The Kelly Family Cuidiu’ Foundation of Menands, NY. We are extremely grateful to Linda for her work as a Take Out Tuesday volunteer, and to the Foundation for this generous donation.
Now in its third year, the “Athens Says Thank You” campaign is an opportunity for the citizens of Athens to recognize the contribution of our local Police and Fire Departments.
On September 11th Volunteers from ACCA and Evoshield delivered over 400 letters of thanks from elementary school students, senior volunteers, and clients of ACCA to 16 police and fire stations throughout Clarke County.
Thank you to our friends at Barnett Shoals Elementary, Fowler Drive Elementary, Gaines Elementary, JJ Harris Elementary, Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary, members of the Center For Active Living Plus program, and the volunteers of Senior Corps for helping us recognize all that our police and firefighters to for our community.
This initiative of the Senior Corps program would not have been possible without help of community volunteer and Marine Corps Veteran Lamar Hughston, Elise North, and the great team from Evoshield!
ACCA is honored to be one of four organizations awarded a service grant for the What A Waste™ program from the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH). “Through our partnership with the UGA Office of Service Learning’s Campus Kitchen project we recognize the significance of food waste in the fight against senior hunger. This is an opportunity to look at food waste within our operations” said Eve Anthony, ACCA Chief Operating Officer, “We are excited to work with NFESH on this innovative initiative and are grateful to welcome NFESH as a new partner in the Athens Senior Hunger Coalition and our local efforts to end senior hunger.”
“The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger has awarded the Athens Community Council on Aging a service grant to bring NFESH’s innovative anti-hunger, anti-waste program called What A Waste™ to Athens,” said Enid Borden, NFESH Founder, President and CEO. “We selected ACCA because of its passion and commitment to ending senior hunger. Now through the support of the Walmart Foundation, NFESH and ACCA will work together to ensure healthful food goes to the bellies of those in need instead of the landfill.”
The What A Waste™ program will build on, and complement, existing senior hunger and food waste initiatives at ACCA, and will create a customized waste reduction plan that includes menu planning, composting, and gardening programs. See the video below for more information on What A Waste™.
The United Way Day of Caring is in full swing here at ACCA. Since early this morning volunteers from Caterpillar have been unearthing old train tracks and railroad ties to clean up our property. Meanwhile volunteers from Noramco have been working to beautify our courtyard garden with new plants and mulch, and putting up new trim and paint to make our building sparkle inside. This is all part of United Way’s Campaign Kick-off, #Powerof10. ACCA wants to give a big thanks to today’s volunteers for supporting United Way and helping to make our facility a beautiful place for community members to come to.
Athens Community Council on Aging
Bentley Adult Day Health
135 Hoyt Street, Athens, GA 30601
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Athens Community Council on Aging
Winder Adult Day Health
63 Lee Street, Winder, GA 30680
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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