GIRLS ROCK

Taking it outdoors for female empowerment

Through Prissy Tomboy Athletics, Tracey Pearson (left) and Jennifer White are committed to building strong young women.

Through Prissy Tomboy Athletics, Tracey Pearson (left) and Jennifer White are committed to building strong young women.

BY: Mickey Goodman

In 2014, Brookhaven residents Jennifer White and Tracey Pearson decided to launch Prissy Tomboy Athletics to encourage preteen and teenage girls ages 8 to […]

LOCAL HERO

Creating precious memories for cancer families

Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation founder Jon Albert has never turned away a deserving family.

Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation founder Jon Albert has never turned away a deserving family.

BY: Mickey Goodman

Scores of organizations provide support for cancer patients, but the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation (JAJF) is the only nonprofit that offers […]

SOMETHING TO CHEW ON

Local eatery’s monthly special supports various nonprofits

Every month, Mimmo Alboumeh of Red Pepper Taquería donates proceeds from specified items to area charities.

Every month, Mimmo Alboumeh of Red Pepper Taquería donates proceeds from specified items to area charities.

BY: Mickey Goodman

When Mimmo Alboumeh, chef-owner of Red Pepper Taquería restaurants, […]

REMEMBERING CAREY CARTER

A beloved local hairdresser leaves a legacy of giving

STORY: Mickey Goodman

When Carey Carter, co-owner of the Carter- Barnes on Paces hair salon, failed to show up for work Jan. 3, the staff knew something was terribly wrong, because Carter prided himself on never arriving late for a client’s appointment. Equally disturbing, he didn’t answer his cellphone. Fearing the worst, Kyla Edwards, the salon manager; her husband, […]

WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY

Buckhead Coalition provides free legal forms

Glasses and pen with a Last Will and Testament

BY: Mickey Goodman

When pop star Prince died back in 2016 without an estate plan, the six potential heirs to his reported $200 million fortune were left in legal limbo. “We didn’t want that to happen to anyone over 18 living in Buckhead, and decided to come up with a solution,” […]

HELPING TEENS FIND THEIR GROOVE

Coach Foundation sponsors mentoring program for girls

Left to right: Step Up CEO Jenni Luke with Step Up girls Nayai, Autumn and Bryonna at the recent Lenox Square Coach store event.

BY: Mickey Goodman

To kick off the Atlanta Step Up program that helps young girls reach their potential, the Coach store at Lenox Square hosted an event for students from underserved area high schools and […]

LOCAL DENTIST RIGHTS A WRONG

Giving free dental care to Holocaust survivors

Valery Kats (right) is one of the Holocaust survivors who received free dental services from Dr. Michael Friedman.

BY: Mickey Goodman

The number of Holocaust survivors dwindles each year, but those still living continue to face hardships. One of their major issues is a lack of proper dental care, the result of sustained malnutrition during World War II, little […]

VALUING VOLUNTEERISM

Voya employees devote time to helping others

Voya employees Carl Thompson, Christine Hurtsellers and Tania Evans (left to right) are just three of the volunteers who participate in the company’s annual Day of Service.

On May 15, Voya Investment Management in Sandy Springs and Voya Financial offices nationwide will shut their doors for the day so employees can spend time serving others. “In Atlanta, 400 […]

LIVING AND LEARNING CONSERVATION

Providing student hands on study in a cloud forest

Alex Reynolds, executive director of Siempre Verde, leads students out of the classroom and into the cloud forest for hands-on learning.

Twenty-five years ago, The Lovett School in Buckhead purchased 825 acres in the cloud forest of Ecuador to create a protective preserve and research center where students could study tropical conservation. They named it Siempre […]

HELPING HANDS

Knitting blankets for Grady babies

The Lenbrook knitters and sewers include, from left, Adrianne Hill, Kay Martens, Nancy Shurford, Gloria Garrett, Ursula Teeuw and Pat Schneider.

Every Monday afternoon at Lenbrook, a Buckhead retirement community, women ranging in age from 65 to 90 gather to knit, crochet or sew baby blankets and caps for new arrivals at Grady Memorial Hospital. Over the last 20 years, […]