Employees of Chart Industries of Ball Ground raised funds for CFVC during the last quarter by preparing meals and selling them to employees. The money collected was matched by Chart Industries and donated to Cherokee Family Violence Center. Together Chart Industries and their employees presented a check to CFVC for over twenty three hundred dollars. We appreciate their hard work and generous donation.
Due to the overwhelming generosity of our community, we are currently unable to accept donations of used goods.
We have partnered with two agencies that will take our donation and provide them to CFVC clients for free of charge. We are thankful for all of your ongoing support and hope you will consider bringing your donations to:
Salvation Army Thrift Store
Action Church (Clothing Only)
Since October 2015, Children’s Restoration Network (CRN) has partnered with Cherokee Family Violence Center to implement Project One on One, an academic mentorship program to assist children who would like to develop academically and professionally. Every Monday evening Project One on One mentors and students met individually or in small groups to focus on homework, projects, or skill building activities. CFVC and CRN would have been able to make this opportunity successful for the children in our program without the help of the 11 mentors who volunteered with us this academic year: Alison Abbot, Barbara Asperger, Christine Basso, Nolan Byrnes, Michele Galloway, Robin Kearney, Ellen Lavey, Nadia Mahmood, Ashley Patton, Madison Pippins, and Natosha Williams. Christine Basso was an extra hit because she brought one of her four dogs as part of the Reading Education Assistance Dog (READ) program where children read to the dog. Many children found this to be more comfortable for them.
We had a total of 24 children attend academic mentoring during our first year of the program! We are hoping to increase the number of mentors which will allow for us to increase the number of students who can participate in Project One on One during the next school year when we resume our program on August 1, 2016. To celebrate the great year our students and mentors had, last night we celebrated with a pizza party, snacks, and board games!
We are excited to see our partnership with CRN, our mentors and, of course, the great young minds in our program continue to develop into next year. If you are interested in becoming an academic mentor at CFVC, please contact Children’s Restoration Network at (770) 649-7117.
Teen volunteer Leia Amos of Ball Ground, along with her friends and family, recently completed a garden upgrade at our shelter. The group built large, raised garden boxes and beautified our garden area, providing us a location to grow feed and plants. Leia completed 100+ hours of volunteer service to earn the Stars and Stripes Award from the American Heritage Girls. She chose CFVC as the beneficiary of her project after a family friend experienced abuse by their partner. We appreciate all of the hard work that Leia and the American Heritage Girls put in on this project, which planted a seed for many more positive things to come out of our garden.
It is Thank You Thursday and we want to highlight our friends from the One Eyed Jacks Riding Club who brought us a donation of food items they collected for us during a recent ride. Yard Bird (aka Matt Owens) and KC of the One Eyed Jacks are pictured here with Cherokee Family Violence Center Executive Director, Meg Rogers along with the club’s donation. Their motorcycle club is also planning to participate in our Poker Run on April 30th. Thank you OEJMC for supporting out programs!