Heart For Africa
Heart for Africa is a Christian non-profit 501(c)3 public charity. Working alongside churches and children's homes in Swaziland, we are providing care and hope for a future for children in this small African nation. Through short term service trips, child sponsorship, and large fund raising programs, we are working to deliver quality care, shelter, food, water, clothing, health care, and education to the orphaned and vulnerable children of Swaziland.
In the past five years, have had had over 5,000 people travel to Africa as part of our program. These volunteers, people just like you, have taken 11 days to go to Swaziland and see for themselves the challenges of this country have made a commitment to making a change in the lives of those they have encountered. We believe that while we may not be able to save every life in Africa, that one person at a time, the people of the United States and Canada can have a serious impact on the lives of thousands in Swaziland.
-From Heart for Africa's website
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Hire Heroes USA
"Those who sacrificed themselves for our freedom; our brothers, sisters, daughters and sons; we owe them the chance to be first in line for a job and an new life in this country, the greatest country in this world."
-Chairman and CEO MedAssets, Inc. - John Bardis
Hire Heroes USA's mission is to provide career placement assistance to all of our returning service men and women. The HHUSA program focuses on the career placement of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans, specializing in the placement of those injured or with any level of disability. HHUSA serves veterans from all branches of the military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Reservists and Coast Guard."
-From Hire Heroes USA's website
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Stick It To Cancer
The third annual hockey benefit for cancer will be taking place Saturday June 11th, from 4:00 - 6:30. Come watch a Red vs Blue hockey game to help support the fight to find a cure for cancer. Afterwards there will be a public skate as well! Children 10 and under are $5 and Adults are $10! Help Support Roswell Firefighter Gorden Decker, a 26 year veteran of RFD, with Stage 4 Prostate Cancer.
Make Donations Payable to:
Metro Atlanta Police Fire Foundation.
3892 Oak Lane, Marietta, GA 30062
If you cant make it to the skate but would still like to donate, you can call 770.649.6600 with a credit card or bring cash or a check to The Cooler.
Contact Shane Dorfman with any questions at 404.667.4850.
Below is a picture of The Cooler staff after last year's benefit.
Childerns Restoration Network
For the past 6 years, The Cooler has adopted shelters from the Children's Restoration Network for the holiday season. There are many homeless children in the Atlanta area that need your help and support! Visit their website and donate $10 an month for 10 months and make a huge difference in some local child's life!
Help The Roberts Family
On December 8, 2009, Ken Roberts was coaching from the bench of the Roswell high school team. He admitted to some of the parents that he was "not feeling 100%" and was planning a visit to the doctor to get it checked out the next day.
24 hours later, Ken was admitted to Northside Hospital. After undergoing a myriad of test, and countless visits with doctors for the two weeks that followed, Ken was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma (or kidney cancer).
There is never a good time to get cancer, but it has struck the Roberts with unusual force. The father of 3 boys, Ken is also self employed. Joey, their middle son, is a goalie for the Roswell High School team and the Atlanta Fire.
Hockey's small world is closing ranks around the Roberts Family. Hockey moms, dads and players all over the area desire to do something, anything to help. If you have wanted to help and just haven't known how, here is an easy way. Just click on the donate button on this website. Donations can be made with a credit card or through paypal. The donations go directly to the Roberts family and you will receive a receipt for tax purposes. The Roberts family will know that you have donated and will be able to use the funds immediately to help them during this time. Because whatever happens on the ice, when it comes to things that matter, hockey families stick together.
*Update: Ken Roberts passed away on May 4, 2010. Concurrent surgeries and aggressive chemotherapy treatments have left the family in distinct financial distress on top of their great personal tragedy of dealing with Ken's battle with cancer. If you can help to ease their burden with any financial contribution, you would be assisting in lifting up a family that truly deserves our help.*
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