May 2020
Going Virtual: Join The Fun with PRCA on Instagram
May is Older Americans Month:
Here's How You Can Engage Virtually with Loved Ones
May is Older Americans Month. The theme for 2020 is "Make Your Mark."  The Administration of Community Living selected this theme to encourage and celebrate countless contributions that older adults make to our communities. Their time, experience and talents benefit family, peers and neighbors every day.

Communities, organizations and individuals of all ages also are making their marks. This year’s theme highlights the difference everyone can make – in the lives of older adults, in support of caregivers and in strengthening communities.

You can find way to honor your loved ones and engage with them virtually. Click here to get ideas on how to connect, unwind, socialize and explore with your older loved ones to make sure they are not forgotten during these tough times.
190 Children Need Mentors in South Fulton
Join the 60-for-60 Mentoring Challenge
Did you know there are nearly 200 children in South Fulton who are waiting to receive a match for a mentor? Mayor William "Bill" Edwards issued a call to action to residents in January to learn about what it takes to become a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta.

Listen as Mayor William "Bill" Edwards explains the value of mentorship in this livestream conversation with Kwame Johnson, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta; honorary Big Brother John Collins, power forward for the Atlanta Hawks; Juliet Udeochu, volunteer recruitment manager for BBBSATL; and District 1 Councilwoman Dr. Catherine F. Rowell .

The city's goal is to reach 60 matches in celebration of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta's 60 Anniversary. Thank you to the 27 individuals who signed up to become a mentor. 33 spots are left. Click here to sign up to mentor a child today.
Playgrounds Closed at Parks an Recreational Facilities
The City of South Fulton Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department wants to remind everyone that for the health and safety of residents, all playgrounds are closed.

"We have 17 parks and 15 playgrounds that we have closed in response to COVID-19," said Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Deputy Director Chapin Payne . "We have communicated this through signs placed at all city parks and playgrounds.

Thank you to all who are practicing social distancing and following CDC guidelines to wear face masks and stay at least six feet apart from others when outside the home.
Back The Bank: Help the City Celebrate its Anniversary
The City of South Fulton turned three years old on May 1. You can help us celebrate our birthday by giving back to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlanta Community Food Bank has been there when City of South Fulton residents needed it most. The food bank has provided tens of thousands of pounds of food and thousands of meals.
 
Now, it’s our turn to give back.
 
The city is launching Back the Bank – a fundraiser for the Atlanta Food Bank. Residents are encouraged to make donations to the food bank. The first 100 people to send verification of a donation of $10 or more to the will receive a limited-edition third anniversary T-shirt. To enter, send a screenshot of your donation confirmation code along with your shirt size and mailing address to  info@cityofsouthfultonga.gov .
Feeding South Fulton: Community Drive-Through
Food Giveaway
Parks and recreation professionals have worked hard with other city staff and volunteers to help distribute food to residents in need. Each week, they pack food items provided by the Atlanta Community Food Bank into 2020 Census bags in preparation for the drive-through giveaway.

Click here to complete your #2020Census form today.

The next Community Drive-Through Food Giveaway will take place at Welcome All Park located at 4255 Will Lee Road in South Fulton in District 3 on Thursday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Since April, hundreds of residents have received items like milk, yogurt, meat, vegetables, and grains to help make healthy meals for their families.

Thank you to our community sponsors, State Farm, Renaissance Church of Christ, Coca-Cola and the Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
Download New App and Stay Connected: Find City News and Real-Time Updates
The city started development of its ItsMyTown app as a diverse collection of information – from local restaurant listings or community events to city meetings or recreation and arts programs. The goal was to create one source for such content that would be available on any smart device in real time.
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