GFWC Georgia members,

GFWC President Mary Ellen Brock charged our organization with seven Grand Initiatives. Our state has embraced those challenges by donating books and other events. For the MLK "Day of Service", Becky Bolden and I would like to invite club women to "Pack the Pantry" at Ronald McDonald Houses.

Becky has visited and has received a list of the most urgent and ongoing needs of the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House. This list is as follows: laundry detergent, paper towels, Clorox wipes, individually wrapped snacks, individual packages of macaroni and cheese and ramen, coffee grounds/k cups, and queen sized neutral fleece blankets.

Becky and I will be at the Ronald McDonald House on Monday, January 21, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. collecting those items to "Pack the Pantry". Clubs are invited to come at this time to drop off items. We will also bring cookies (these must be store bought) to leave for the house guests. The address is 5420 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Sandy Springs 30342. The phone number is 404-847-0760. For those in the other areas, please see the list of Ronald McDonald Houses in Georgia to "pack the pantry" in your location.

RONALD McDONALD HOUSES (6)

Ronald McDonald House of Augusta
1442 Harper Street
Augusta, Georgia 30901 USA
Phone: (706) 724-5901
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Atlanta Ronald McDonald House (GWH)
795 Gatewood Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30329 USA
Phone: (404) 315-1133
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Atlanta Ronald McDonald House (PDH)
5420 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA
Phone: (404) 847-0760
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Ronald McDonald House of Columbus, GA
1959 Hamilton Rd
Columbus, Georgia 31904-8924 USA
Phone: (706) 321-0033
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Ronald McDonald House - Macon
1160 Forsyth St.
Macon, Georgia 31201 USA
Phone: (478) 746-4090
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Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire
4710 Waters Avenue
Savannah, Georgia 31404 USA
Phone: (912) 356-5520
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This is a great MLK Day of Service project for our clubs. Please click the button below to download a flyer to distribute to your club members. Send and post pictures of your Day of Service event. Please email those statistics to me and to your District President as well to include number of members, hours, and total of items given/in kind donations.

And no matter what you do for your MLK Day of Service, please send statistics and post pictures. Becky and I thought this was a worthwhile project and an idea for clubs. Watch for other ideas coming January 1 from your officers and CSP chairs.

Thanks for serving our communities!

In Federation,

Tina Daniel
State President

Tina's Pearl of Wisdom: " I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” Martin Luther King
Download your flyer below and distribute to your club members today!