Atlanta and Tampa CLS Societies were on the move during the week of July 8!

On Thursday, July 9, members of the CLS Wine Club got together at the Total Wine & More location in Brookhaven, Georgia.  They attended the Vive-la-france Wine Class, where they explored the greatest wine making regions in France – from the marvelous range of often-overlooked wines of the Loire Valley to the elegant chardonnays and pinot noirs of Burgundy. The ladies enjoyed various French wines as well as learned how to master wine aisles of fine wine shops and any restaurant wine lists with ease.  Cheers!

On Saturday, July 11, CLS members volunteered at  A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab which provides expert and compassionate rehabilitation therapy and residential care to seniors. Volunteers provide activities for A.G. Rhodes residents including Bingo games, arts & crafts, holiday projects, games, parties & socials, and group visitations.

Also, on Saturday, members of CLS’s Tampa Society volunteered at East Hillsborough Habitat ReStore, which is a home improvement store that offers new and gently used appliances, furniture, building materials and more at a fraction of the retail cost. Each Habitat ReStore is locally owned and operated, and proceeds help build Habitat for Humanity homes.  Volunteers assist by processing donations, preparing items for sale, pricing donations, loading/unloading donation trucks, cleaning & organizing, beautifying sales floor and more!

Finally, to wrap up the weekend, CLS members spent Sunday afternoon cheering for our hometown WNBA professional women’s basketball team, The Atlanta Dream!  Since CLS is all about empowering women entrepreneurs, we set aside the day to pay homage to the Atlanta Dream ownership group, comprised of owners Mary Brock and Kelly Loeffler, the only all-female ownership group in Atlanta professional sports!  In addition, the festivities of the afternoon was a fundraising benefit for one of our wonderful nonprofit partners, Friends of Disabled Adults & Children (FODAC)!  FODAC’s mission is to provide durable medical equipment (DME) such as wheelchairs and hospital beds at little or no cost to individuals with disabilities and their families.




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On Saturday, April 20, CLS volunteers gathered for a morning of packing meals for delivery to individuals who would otherwise go without.  Looking Classy in their hairnets and aprons, the ladies managed to put together over 1000 nutritious meals!  Working alongside one another encourages friendship and sisterhood bonding; all while giving back, which is always a win-win situation!

Open Hand prepares, packs and delivers over 6,000 healthy meals each day throughout the metro-Atlanta area and are passionate about building a healthier community.  Through people-centered services and partnerships, they create access to healthy meals and nutrition education, empowering their clients and the community to achieve personal goals for health and wellness.  Open Hand’s mission is: We cook. We deliver. We teach. We care.

“It was wonderful having your group with us! I hope you all truly enjoyed your experience. There is absolutely no way that Open Hand would be able to prepare, package, and deliver 6,000 meals each day without the help of teams like yours who take time out of their day to serve. Your group’s service packing 1,569 meals continues to prove that fact!”- Thank you note from Open Hand Atlanta to CLS Founder LaShanda Pitts

It was an honor and a privilege to partner with Open Hand Atlanta to provide meals to those in need in the Atlanta area!

written by Janine Lattimore


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As reported in last week’s CLS on the Move, Classy Living Society kicked off National Volunteer Week with a very important fundraiser – our Adopt-A-Room Initiative!  Our goal was to raise $5,000 to  adopt a room for one year at the Ronald McDonald House in Tampa, Florida.  

When a child is seriously ill or injured, a family’s main objective is to seek treatment so that the child is well again.  Often, the right treatment facility is miles away and it may be necessary for the child to remain at the faraway facility for days, weeks or even months!  That’s where Ronald McDonald House (RMH) comes in.  Across the U.S., RMH provides resources to these families, including home-cooked meals, private rooms, recreation and a shoulder to lean on and more. https://rmhctampabay.org/

It is with a joyful spirit that we announce – we’ve exceeded our fundraising goal!  We are so grateful for everyone’s assistance in achieving this momentous goal!  Your dollars will count toward helping more families remain close to their child, spend more time caring for their child and less time thinking about a place to stay, food, and other resources.

-written by Janine Lattimore

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In less than a week, CLS will host their member only event, the Mingle Jingle!  In our last giving campaign of the year, CLS is hosting a coat drive for family and friends to support One Warm Coat, by collecting warm coats for children in need, ages 3 months to 5 years in sizes 3mos to 6x.

The Mingle Jingle is scheduled for December 20th and our coat drive will culminate at this event.

We are proud to partner with One Warm Coat, a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need. One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they were collected, to children and adults in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation.  One Warm Coat began in 1992 with a Thanksgiving weekend coat drive at one location in San Francisco. Since then, they have grown to a national organization supporting over 4,000 coat drives each year!  They have worked with volunteers to host more than 31,000 coat drives and have given away more than 5 million coats.

Stay tuned!  Next week we will share the full report from this great event!

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As part of a giving back effort at the 5th Annual Red Dress Gala and in honor of Veteran’s Day, Classy Living Society asked Gala attendees to bring “thank you” letters to be included in its “Operation Gratitude Care Packages.” A makeshift military post office was designed and sat in the alcove of the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Ballroom where the Gala was held on Sunday, November 11.

CLS wishes to thank all who participated in composing letters to encourage our troops.  The letters were bundled into packages for troops, veterans, new recruits, wounded heroes and their caregivers, and first responders for their service to our country and were sent to https://www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks/write-letters/.


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