February 2022 Newsletter
To give aid and encouragement in promoting the education and welfare of at-risk children in the state of Georgia.
Annual Event
The lovely ladies pictured here are busily preparing for a wonderful evening of dinner, dancing and auction bidding at the Moonlight Soiree!

Becoming a gala sponsor is a meaningful way to make this fundraiser a huge win for our beneficiaries, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health and the Linda Gross Memorial Scholarship Fund.   Platinum sponsors ($5,000.00) receive 6 tickets to Moonlight Soiree and 4 tickets to our patron party, "Cocktails and Comedy".  Gold sponsors ($2,500.00) receive 4 gala tickets and 2 patron party tickets.  Silver sponsors ($1,000.00) receive two tickets to both the gala and the patron party.  Reach out to businesses, corporations or individuals  asking if they would be interested in sponsoring our event.  Sponsorship packets are available from Cindy Formica or click here: www.circle4children.org/gala.

Our patron party, Cocktails and Comedy, is sure to be a great time, featuring two of Atlanta’s premier comedians, plus a bourbon tasting, hors d’oeuvres by Tomas and a panoramic view of the city!

As the Gala approaches there will be many ways to help beyond sponsorships.  Committee signups will be sent out soon.  Please pitch in!
****Auction Sign up Deadline: NOW****
Sign up for an Auction Basket if you haven’t already. Consider being a sponsor or secure a sponsor. Let’s have a fabulous fundraiser at the Moonlight Soiree!!! THANK YOU
Upcoming Events
The Circle is desperately seeking purses! Please help us by going through your Gently used handbags and consider donating one or two to the Circle to be auctioned off at our Purse Auction in April. 

You can help even more by asking friends and neighbors if they have a purse or two to donate. The money we raise through this endeavor will go towards assisting the children at Deveraux. The more valuable the handbag, the better!!

We will also accept new purses, so if you happen by the hand bag department (or Prada!!) and see a sale, keep The Circle in mind!

Please contact Danielle Houret-Lam at Daniellehouretlam@gmail.com and I will arrange a pick up of the purse for you. 
Devereux Update
A huge THANK YOU for the generous donations of men and women underwear and no show socks to help the needs of the youth at Devereux that were collected at the January 26 Winter meeting. A huge success! BJ's SUV trunk was filled. The amount collected and delivered to Devereux was $875.80.

The staff at Devereux were so thankful to get these much needed items. Special thanks to Heather for always helping me with the SignUpGenius for the events at Devereux. I need all the tech support I can get. A big thanks to Heather for being the drop off location for the donations of socks and underwear and also for the items for the Valentine dance. Valentine items that still need to be dropped off at Heather's house. If you need to reach Heather, heatherrees27@gmail.com. Drop off dates are February 2 - 6.

Joscelyn Paine, Senior Communication Specialist, recently wrote an article on Devereux Georgia’s partnership with the Circle for Children has been posted.

The article was featured in the Marietta Daily Journal that was picked up by Yahoo News for syndication. Check out the article here!
Donations for Devereux for the 2021 – 2022

Now is a great time to start looking for items for Devereux Donations! Our next collection of items for Devereux will be Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at the Spring General Meeting

We will be collecting these items for the students at Devereux. Please bring these items to the Spring General Meeting Tuesday May 3, 2022: Brand name shampoos, body washes, conditioners and deodorants containing little or no alcohol (Dove and Axe are particular favorites) Puzzles (the harder the better) and card games. If you are unable to to attend the meeting, there will be a drop off box at the home of Heather Rees, 4461 Club Lake Circle, Marietta SE 30067 Drop off dates at Heather's house will be April 27 - May 1

If you have any questions about these collections, please contact our Devereux Liaison 
BJ Wooldridge at either 678-571-1459 or bjwooldridge@bellsouth.net.

Valentine 's Day Dance, Thursday February 10, 2022 Set-Up Time 2:30 - 4 Dance 4 - 6
Drop off dates for Valentine items, cookies and brownies at Heather Ree's house February 2 -6 
(NOTE: Kendall at Devereux can refrigerate the cookies and brownies dropped off at Heather's house)
Membership Updates
Winter General Membership Meeting
Thank you to Dillard’s, our models, Shureen Richards, volunteers and to Brandy for a wonderful Fashion Show. Our ladies did a fabulous job modeling the beautiful clothing from Dillard’s. Brandy McClammy help fit the ladies with clothing and emcee the event for us. She did a great job and worked so hard helping us. 

Shureen Richards from Channel made our ladies makeup look perfect and can help you in the future at Dillard’s. The manger of Dillard’s, Carlos Guerra, donated a handbag to us that we raffled off for additional money. We thank him for his generous support. If you want to make appointments with Brandy or Shureen I have listed their contact info below. Texting them is best.

Brandy McClammy 770-899-6804 the best in under garments
Shureen Richards 404-625-8792 Channel Makeup Perimeter 
Scholarship Update
The Scholarship Committee welcomes Junior members Kalyn McDonald and Kristen Graham to our team. Thank you for volunteering, we look forward to working with you!
Access the Directory online with new Password! The new 2020-2021 directory of active Circle members can now be viewed on our website. For the privacy of all members, the directory is password protected. You can access the directory under the membership tab on the website.
February 2        Jan Giles
February 8        Janie Kissling
February 9        Gina Villnow
February 10      Pam Jordan
February 15      Denise Pont
February 19      Debbie Cohan
February 20      Jeanne Berry
February 25      Sheri Reed
February 28      Belinda Vogel
If your birthday (month and day) is not in the new Circle directory, please email that information. We would love to acknowledge that special day.
Happy Holiday Party
Circle Celebration Fund
Can't think of a gift for a friend? Consider donating to the Circle Celebration Fund in their name. A lovely acknowledgment will be sent to the honoree informing them of the donation you made in their name. Please contact thecircle4children@gmail.com if you would like to donate.
Circle Correspondence
Please send any Circle Correspondence to thecircle4children@gmail.com for announcements of births, loss of loved ones, outstanding events or illnesses. Please include the individual's address so the corresponding secretary can send the appropriate correspondence. Also, indicate if the information should be posted in the newsletter.
What is Amazon Smile?
Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Circle for Children every time you shop at no cost to you.  When you shop at smile.amazon.com you'll find the exact same low prices and vast selection as amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the Circle. smile.amazon.com uses your current Amazon account.

How Do I Get Started?
Click the button below to get started or on your first visit to smile.amazon.com you will be asked to select a charity. Type in The Circle for Children. Click the "select" box next to it. Click "agree" to confirm you have been informed that you must go to smile.amazon.com every time you make a purchase in order for the Circle to receive the charitable donation from Amazon.
Kroger Community Rewards will donate a portion of your grocery purchase total to The Circle for Children.

Please sign up for a Kroger Card the next time you're grocery shopping and link it to The Circle for Children.

To link your Kroger card go to www.kroger.com and login to access "My Account". Under "Community" select "Community Awards" then click the "link card" button. Then, search for "The Circle for Children" or enter number, CX636. You can also call Kroger at 1-800-562-4438 and they will sign you up over the phone.