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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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As a premier national women’s community service organization, Classy Living Society’s No. 1 mission and goal is to be present in the community, while partnering with amazing nonprofit organizations and people to make a difference.  CLS was #OntheMove in a number of places this weekend!  Saturday’s activities included:

 

  • Adopt-a-Road Cleanup: As part of DeKalb County’s beautification initiative, Adopt-A-Road allows individuals and groups to adopt a road and help their local community environment by collecting litter and beautifying streets in their neighborhood. This countywide program allows the “You’re the Solution to Litter Pollution” motto to spark awareness among citizens of all ages.   CLS members arrived early to our adopted road to remove trash and litter.  We are proud of our adopted road, and our part in maintaining cleanliness and beauty in DeKalb County, Georgia!  Information about their beautification program can be found at https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/beautification/adopt-road-0
  • The Enchanted Closet:  CLS members were on hand to assist The Enchanted Closet in their 2019 Prom Dress Giveaway.  The mission of The Enchanted Closet is to physically, mentally, and emotionally outfit metropolitan Atlanta high school girls from low-income families through programs that prepare them for social and professional milestones.  Girls attending 79 schools in metro Atlanta Counties were registered for the 17th Annual Prom Dress Giveaway.  It was a joy to work with this worthwhile organization in getting girls ready for one of the most exciting days of their lives.  Find out more information about The Enchanted Closet at http://enchantedcloset.org/
  • Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC): The FODAC Community Thrift Store offers a large variety of clothing, furniture, household goods, jewelry, books and music – and so much more! All proceeds from the thrift store support FODAC’s mission of supplying medical equipment to those with disabilities at little or no cost to the recipients or their families.  CLS volunteers assisted in sorting donated clothing and various items to be placed on the floor for sale to the thrift store patrons.  We were happy to be able to work together with FODAC to make each day a little easier, and a little more affordable, for people in need.  FODAC’s website can be accessed at https://www.fodac.org/
  • Dine and Discuss: Getting together and socializing with like-minded women is probably near the top of the list of great things for women to do.  CLS strives to promote sisterhood bonding and friendship among its members, and Dine and Discuss outings are one of the best ways to encourage this premise.  A few members got together at Grand Lux Cafe, a restaurant housed in one of Atlanta’s most upscale locations, Phipps Plaza.  Good food, good conversation and sisterhood bonding = a great night!

On Sunday, a group of CLS volunteers arose super early(!) to assist Publix with their annual Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K race sponsored by the Atlanta Track Club.  Read about that exciting volunteer activity in a separate post on this week’s #CLSontheMove Blog!

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Hello March! Classy Living Society is joining women around the world in celebrating this month as Women’s History Month 2019 and March 8 as International Women’s Day.  We will honor amazing women who tirelessly contribute and empower by sharing uplifting stories about women and girls who are making an impact in their communities.  All month long, CLS members will share daily posts on social media, providing photos and stories about women they know, admire and support and who are dedicated to helping others reach their full potential.

We are an organization that endeavors to inspire women to be the best that they can be, to themselves, to their communities and to the world.  Join us as we celebrate amazing women and girls this month!

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Born out of her passion to give back to the community and her fondness for socks, Sock Out Poverty is the brainchild of Phyllis Burton’s talented daughter, Princess Jackson. Princess gives the most needed, yet overlooked, item to the less fortunate, and that’s a new pair of socks.  Read all about Sock Out Poverty on the Chronicles Too! Link below:

Phyllis Burton

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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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