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Infiniti of South Atlanta Raises $5,700 for The Children’s Village

Photo (L to R): The Children’s Village’s Program Director Anna Aycock, Infiniti of South Atlanta’s General Manager David Watts, The Children’s Village’s Chief Operating Officer Philip Kouns along with Heidi Becker

(Union City, GA)  Infiniti of South Atlanta held a campaign to raise money for children in the community who have been victims of abuse, abandonment or who are otherwise homeless.  With every new or used car sold during the months of March and April, Infiniti made a generous donation to The Children’s Village at Christian City.  With a goal of $5,000, the Infiniti team, led by General Manager David Watts, surpassed their goal to raise a total of $5,700!!

“We’re so grateful for the support of Infiniti of South Atlanta” said Phil Kouns, Chief Operating Officer of The Children’s Village.  “With partners in the community like Infiniti of South Atlanta, we can provide children who come to us in need a safe place to live, nutritious meals, medical and dental care, and educational opportunities that prepare them for success.”

Located in Union City, Infiniti of South Atlanta is the highest rated Infiniti dealer in Georgia and the fastest growing Infiniti dealership in Atlanta.  They offer a variety of value added benefits on all new, used and Certified Pre-Owned Infiniti models. General Manager David Watts stated, “We are committed to being involved in the community and doing as much as we can to see that children get every opportunity possible, and have a place to live free from abuse. I personally took a tour of The Children’s Village and saw firsthand the way our donation would be used to help change lives”. To learn more, visit infinitiofsouthatlanta.com or call 888-645-3226.

The Children’s Village at Christian City is a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Union City that offers a safe haven to once abandoned, abused and neglected children, ages 5-17. It also operates a Safe Place Project Program for runaway and homeless youth.  To learn more, visit christiancity.org or call 770-703-2636.

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Christian City Commended for 50 years Commitment to Community

PHOTO: At the State Capitol (from l-r): Heidi Becker; Judi Crutchfield; Bob Crutchfield, Christian City President/CEO; Ashley Bonner with State Representative, Virgil Fludd.

One month after its golden birthday, Christian City continues to receive praise for its long-term service ministering to the needs of children and senior adults. Recognitions over the past weeks include proclamations from both the Fayette and Fulton County Commissions, and a Community Catalyst Award from the 13th Annual South Metro Development Outlook. At the State Capitol, Christian City garnered yet another notable achievement from The House of Representatives. State Representative, Mr. Virgil Fludd, saluted Bob Crutchfield, Christian City President/CEO for his 22 years of leading the life-changing ministries.

Bob Crutchfield remarked, “With God’s help and the help of the community, we’ve been able to do the work that we have been called to do. We look forward to another 50 years of being a community of faith serving those in need.” Mr. Crutchfield was also presented with the CornerStone Award from the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce for his commendable years of service. In 2014, the U.S. World News and Report boosted Christian City with a five-star rating as being among the ‘Best Nursing Homes’ in the nation.

Christian City is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit located in Union City. The 500-acre campus is home to a full continuum of care for seniors including multiple housing options, a nursing and rehabilitation center, and an Alzheimer’s unit. The Children’s Village at Christian City offers life services and a safe haven to once-abandoned, abused and neglected children, aged 5-17. It also harbors a Safe Place Project program, for runaway and homeless youths. To find out more, visit www.christiancity.org or call 770-703-2636.

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Batson Cook Construction Raises $177,000 For Kids And Cancer

PHOTO 1: (Left to Right) Christian City Fund Development Specialist Ashley Bonner, Batson-Cook Marketing Coordinator Che Ziebarth, Batson-Cook President and Christian City Board Member Randy Hall, and Christian City Chief Operating Officer Phil Kouns

On Friday, March 13th, Batson-Cook Construction Company hosted their annual “Clays For A Cause” Clay Shoot Fundraiser to help raise funds for children and cancer. The event was held at the beautiful Cherokee Rose Sporting Resort in Griffin, GA where they had over 400 in attendance. The event raised $177,000 and was divided amongst three charities; The Children’s Village at Christian City, Loving Arms Cancer Outreach, and Twin Cedars Youth And Family Services. The Children’s Village received $88,500 which will help to provide children who have been abused, neglected or who are otherwise homeless to have a safe place to call ‘home’. “This will go a long way in helping the children on our campus,” stated Phil Kouns, Chief Operating Officer of The Children’s Village. Phil continued, “We are so blessed to have the support of our friends at Batson-Cook”.

The Children’s Village at Christian City is a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Union City. Since 1965 it has offered life services and a safe haven for children in crisis, aged 5-17. The majority who come to the program are victims of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Some are placed through State custody, others come through private placements, and some come through the Safe Place program for runaway and homeless youth. Christian City offers them a welcoming home environment, loving house parents, and a chance to heal and grow.

For more information about The Children’s Village, please visit www.christiancity.org or call 770-703-2636. For information about the Annual “Clays For A Cause” Event please visit www.claysforacausebc.com or call Che Ziebarth at 706-643-2511.

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Christian City’s 50th Anniversary Celebration an Unforgettable Night

Union City – The skies were finally clear on Thursday night, February 26 as supporters gathered to celebrate Christian City’s 50 years of service to children and seniors. “We were thrilled that over 1,000 guests braved the cold weather to attend the event,” said Bob Crutchfield, President and CEO. ”That kind of dedication is indicative of the support Christian City has received throughout its long history.”

The celebration was the culmination of months of planning and preparation, and the hard work truly paid off. “So many people worked on this event – sponsors, volunteers, staff – and all that hard work really came together into something special,” said George Martin, Chief Administrative Officer for Christian City.

The evening was hosted in the Delta Flight Museum at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Guests enjoyed gourmet hors’ d’oeuvres as they toured the museum and mingled with other long-time supporters of Christian City. The program featured a multi-media presentation, guest speakers, and performances by a 70-piece orchestra and 200-voice mass choir. Major sponsors for the event included Chick-Fil-A, Georgia Power Foundation, Delta Air Lines, Kroger, Pruitt Health, Post Properties, and the John and Polly Sparks Foundation.

“We were overwhelmed by the turnout,” continues Martin, “and the evening was a huge financial success for us. We’re so grateful to all the individual donors, corporate sponsors, and especially the John and Polly Sparks Foundation. For a limited time, they have offered a 1-1 match for all donations made to Christian City.” (To find out more about this special opportunity, call 770-703-2636.)

The 500-acre Christian City campus is located in Union City, just south of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport – and offers services for seniors and a residential home for children. Facilities for seniors represent the second largest active retirement community in the metro Atlanta area. This includes the largest assisted living facility, plus a 5-star nursing and rehab center, recognized in US News & World Report as one of the best in the nation. The Children’s Village offers life services and a safe haven for children in crisis, aged 5-17. The majority who come to the program are victims of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Christian City offers them a welcoming home environment, loving house parents, and a chance to heal and grow. All services at Christian City are 501(c)3 not-for-profit. To learn more, call 770-703-2636 or visit www.christiancity.org.

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8th Annual Chair-ity Event Benefits Christian City Children

PHOTO: Volunteers, hosts, sponsors, artists and staff gather at this year’s 8th Annual Chair-ity Event fundraiser benefitting The Children’s Village.

Sponsors, hosts, community leaders, artists, and volunteers, came together in early December for the 8th Annual Chair-ity Event benefitting The Children’s Village at Christian City. This year’s celebration was the most successful to date, with over $100,000 raised to support the ongoing needs of the abandoned, abused, and neglected children who make their home at Christian City.

“We’re overwhelmed by the show of support for our kids,” said Phil Kouns, COO of The Children’s Village at Christian City. “The hours worked by the Volunteer Committee, auction items donated by businesses and individuals, and the financial support of our sponsors – we’re so grateful for all of it!” The Children’s Village also registered some new monthly sponsors at the event. “Monthly support is vital to the work we do,” continued Kouns. “Without those donations, we would not be able to provide the quality of care these children need.”

This year’s sponsors included Nestle Purina, Pruitt Health, GreyStone Power, Communication Cabling Specialists, Inc., Georgia Power, Delta Air Lines, Saben Inc., BB&T and many more. Hosts for this year’s event included Mayor & Mrs. Gary Laggis, Senator & Mrs. Marty Harbin, Michael & Amy Burnett, Congressman Lynn & Joan Westmoreland, Representative & Mrs. Matt Ramsey, Chris Allessio, Mayor & Mrs. Vince Williams, and many others.
The drop-in event took place at The Dolce in Peachtree City and featured hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, live jazz by the Rick Massengale Trio, and holiday shopping in a magical Winter Wonderland setting. “It was such a great night,” said Ashley Bonner, Fund Development Specialist for Christian City. “We’re so grateful for this show of support from the community.”
The Children’s Village at Christian City is a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Union City. Since 1965 it has offered life services and a safe haven for children in crisis, aged 5-17. The majority who come to the program are victims of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Some are placed through State custody, others come through private placements, and some come through the Safe Place program for runaway and homeless youth. Christian City offers them a welcoming home environment, loving house parents, and a chance to heal and grow.
“It’s hard to overstate how important fundraisers like these are to our ministries,” said Christian City President & CEO, Bob Crutchfield, also in attendance at the event. “Because of the dedication of the Hosts, Sponsors, Volunteers and Artists, children in need will receive the care they deserve.”

Plans are already in the works for next year’s event. “Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Chair-ity Event on December 3, 2015,” continued Bonner. “You won’t want to miss it!”

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Over $36,000 Raised for The Children’s Village at Christian City

PHOTO: From left: Ashton Pellicano, Brent Shearer, Collin Ho, and Tommy Forrestal – the foursome from Mauldin & Jenkins – this year’s First Place Overall Tournament Winners.

Union City – It was a great day at beautiful Eagle’s Landing Country Club in Stockbridge with over 100 golfers, sponsors, and Consumer Investigator, Dale Cardwell (a Gold Sponsor) coming together to have fun while helping children in need. This year’s “Golf Fore Kids” Classic raised over $36,000 to support the abandoned, abused, and neglected children who make their home at The Children’s Village at Christian City.

“We were thrilled with the turn-out,” said Christian City President/CEO Bob Crutchfield. “We’re so grateful to Dale Cardwell and all of our sponsors and golfers. Without them, our children could not receive the care they deserve. We hope everyone had a great time while helping support this important ministry.” First Place Overall Tournament Winners were the Mauldin & Jenkins Foursome: Ashton Pellicano, Brent Shearer, Collin Ho, and Tommy Forrestal.

Winners of this year’s Church Challenge were the First Christian Church of Stockbridge Foursome: John Clabby, George Whitley, Dean Cowan, and Joel Johnson. More event details and photos can be found under the Events tab on our website. Tom DiGregorio, of Aquaguard Foundation Solutions (a Signature Sponsor) was on hand, as was Duncan McRae of Willis Insurance Solutions of Georgia (a Gold Sponsor).

Breakfast was provided by Senior Helpers, Shane’s Rib Shack delivered boxed lunches, and dinner was served in the Eagles Landing dining room. Snacks and beverages were provided throughout the day, compliments of the Midwest Food Bank and Pepsi. Silent auction items and free giveaways helped complete this full – and fun – event.

The Children’s Village is a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Union City. Since 1965 it has offered life services and a safe haven for children in crisis, aged 5-17. The majority who come to the program are victims of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Christian City offers them a welcoming home environment, loving house parents, and a chance to heal and grow. For more information call 770-703-2636.

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Owens Corning Makes Generous Donation to The Children’s Village at Christian City

Photo: Owens Corning staff gather to present a $3,500 donation to Bob Crutchfield, Christian City President/CEO (center, with check) and Ashley Bonner, Christian City Fund Development Specialist (red sweater).

Union City – Owens Corning recently provided a tour of their Fairburn facility for Christian City’s President and CEO, Bob Crutchfield, and Fund Development Specialist, Ashley Bonner. While there, the two were also presented with a generous donation of $3,500 in support of The Children’s Village. Owens Corning is a leading producer of building materials and glass-fiber reinforcements. They are also long-time supporters of The Children’s Village. “Through both monetary contributions and in-kind donations, Owens Corning has been a valued partner in the work we do for children in need,” said Crutchfield. “If it weren’t for the generosity of businesses like these, The Children’s Village could not operate. We’re very grateful for this gift and for Owens Corning’s continued support.” The Children’s Village is a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Union City. Since 1965 it has offered life services and a safe haven for children in crisis, aged 5-17. The majority who come to the program are victims of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Christian City offers them a welcoming home environment, loving house parents, and a chance to heal and grow. For more information visit www.christiancity.org, or call 770-703-2636.

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Christian City Arts Alliance Hosts “Coffee & Classics” Events

Union City – Last month, the first in a series of Coffee & Classics events at Christian City was well attended by residents and guests. The evening, hosted by The Christian City Arts Alliance, included live music performed by vocalists and the Peachtree Pops String Quintet. Gourmet coffee and desserts were served to patrons of the arts who filled the Welcome Center.

The response was overwhelmingly positive, as represented by these quotes from attendees: “A highly entertaining first time event. Coffee & Classics at Christian City is a real arts dream come true!” and “Coffee & Classics made my heart leap…I could not hold back the tears. Simply beautiful!” This month, the second event in the series will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 pm on Thursday evening, July 24 at the Welcome Center. Guests can once again enjoy live music performed by the Peachtree Pops String Quintet and vocalists.

Refreshments will be a light gourmet meal served as the evening begins. RSVPs are requested for residents of Christian City and their guests. “Coffee & Classics is designed to bring all of our campus, friends, and relatives together to share in a ‘red carpet moment’. As we enjoy symphony-level entertainment with great food and coffee, we also have a chance to share some quality time together,” explains Ken White, Resident Relations Director at Christian City. “It’s a must-see event that promises to be an enjoyable evening for all!”

To reserve your spot, or to find out more, contact Ken White at 770-703-2683. The event will be held on the Christian City campus, located at 7345 Red Oak Road, Union City, GA 30291. Christian City is a 501(c)3 non-profit. The 500-acre campus is home to a full continuum of care for seniors including multiple housing options, a nursing and rehab center, and an Alzheimer’s unit. The Children’s Village, a home for abused and abandoned children, is also on campus. To find out more, visit www.christiancity.org or call 770-703-2636.

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8th Annual Chair-ity Event Set for December 4, 2014

PHOTO: Volunteers and staff at this year’s kick-off meeting for the 2014 Chair-ity Event. Back row (l-r): Phil Kouns, COO of The Children’s Village; and Bob Crutchfield, President/CEO of Christian City. Front row (l-r): George Martin, CAO at Christian City; volunteers Carla Waters, Anna Marie Hendry, Janet McGregor Dunn, Renie Cochran, Debi Lenox, Donna Johnson, Vicki Turner, and Brenda Cox; and Ashley Bonner, Fund Development Specialist at Christian City.

Union City – Volunteers and staff gathered recently on the campus of The Children’s Village at Christian City for this year’s “Chair-ity Event” kick-off meeting. Plans are already underway for this annual holiday fundraiser, now in its 8th year. Proceeds from the event support the abandoned, abused, and otherwise homeless children who live in the cottages at The Children’s Village. “Last year we raised over $79,000 dollars for our kids, and this year we’re hoping to raise even more,” said Ashley Bonner, Christian City’s Fund Development Specialist.

Hosted by dedicated volunteers, community leaders, and the local arts community, this year’s Chair-ity Event will be held from 5:30 – 7:30pm on Thursday, December 4th at The Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree in Peachtree City. Tickets are $25 in advance, and can be purchased online at www.christiancity.org. Dress is casual for this drop-in event and ticket prices cover both food and drink. “We hope you’ll stop by for delicious hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, a live performance by the Peachtree Pops Jazz Ensemble, and some holiday shopping in our magical Winter Wonderland setting,” says Bonner. “It’s a great place to find something for that special someone on your list.” This year’s silent auction will include donated items such as getaway trips, themed baskets, collectibles, and more.

Local artists, plus the children at The Children’s Village, are already working on handcrafted, one-of-a-kind chairs which are always the highlight of the “Chair-ity” event. “We’re so lucky to have such a great group of hosts, volunteers, and artists who are already working hard to help make this year’s event, the best one yet. Our kids are truly blessed to have such amazing support,” said Bonner. For more information, or to find out about becoming a sponsor for this year’s event, contact Ashley Bonner at 678-466-1093.

To learn more about The Children’s Village (a 501c3 providing residential care for children who are victims of abandonment, abuse, or neglect) visit www.christiancity.org or call 770-703-2636.

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Pinnacle Credit Union Donates to The Children’s Village at Christian City

Union City – This year’s “Community Challenge Campaign” sponsored by The Pinnacle Credit Union (PCU), raised funds for displaced children while helping clients save on loan interest rates and fees. “This was WIN-WIN-WIN for everyone!” says Cynthia Nesbitt, Marketing Manager for Pinnacle. The majority of savings came as members refinanced auto loans and credit card debt or transferred mortgages from other financial institutions. Recently, Nesbitt paid a visit to the Christian City campus to present a $2,500 check to The Children’s Village. The funds will help provide for the ongoing needs of children who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected. “This was a very successful campaign – a great savings opportunity for members of PCU and additional funds for The Children’s Village,” added Nesbitt. Christian City is a 501(c)3 non-profit located at 7345 Red Oak Drive in Union City. The 500-acre campus is home to a full continuum of care for seniors including multiple housing options, a nursing and rehab center, and an Alzheimer’s unit. The Children’s Village residential home for children is also on campus. To find out more, visit www.christiancity.org or call 770-703-2636.

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