A GOOD EGG

Veteran volunteer takes helm of food driven nonprofit

Dedicated volunteer Andrea Jaron is the new executive director of Second Helpings Atlanta.

Dedicated volunteer Andrea Jaron is the new executive director of Second Helpings Atlanta.

BY: Mickey Goodman

Andrea Jaron, the new executive director of Second Helpings Atlanta, brings a rich legacy of volunteerism to the organization. In college, she manned a suicide prevention hotline, and while in […]

CANCER SLAYER

Raising funds for research

Jenn Hobby is all smiles over the success of the inaugural Ring the Bell fundraiser.

Jenn Hobby is all smiles over the success of the inaugural Ring the Bell fundraiser.

BY: Mickey Goodman

The words “your child has cancer” are daggers in the hearts of parents. “When it’s stage IV sacrococcygeal teratoma, a rare germ cell tumor, it’s even more devastating because little […]

PLENTY TO CROW ABOUT

The Atlanta Hawks’ Million Meal Pack event surpasses its lofty goals

STORY: Mickey Goodman
Photos: Kat Goduco Photo Crew

When a professional Atlanta sports team, a civic minded corporation and area citizens join hands, great things happen. Case in point: The Atlanta Hawks, State Farm and 5,000 volunteers came together at the Million Meal Pack event at State Farm Arena last October to pack 1,020,672 meals to help combat food […]

ANSWERING THE CALL

Area first responders honor Buckhead resident

Buckhead Coalition president Sam Massell (right) salutes Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation honoree Jacques Murphy.

Buckhead Coalition president Sam Massell (right) salutes Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation honoree Jacques Murphy.

BY: Mickey Goodman

When Buckhead resident Jacques Murphy walked into the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation’s (AFRF) 10th annual Breakfast With Our Bravest last year, he had no idea he would be recognized as […]

A HOME OF THEIR OWN

Giving disabled persons the gift of independence

Mari Doyal (second from right) and friends peruse the brochure for the annual golf tournament that raises funds for “Just” People.

BY: Mickey Goodman
PHOTO: Jennie Helderman

As parents of a child with developmental disabilities, Buckhead residents Mari and Larry Doyal worried what would happen to their daughter, Julie, as they aged. Although Julie and others with issues such as […]

FOR THE LOVE OF ART

Helping unleash creativity in kids

Under the leadership of Lydia Mays, teens at the Covenant House center for homeless youth paint a mural to beautify their residence.

BY: Mickey Goodman

Children’s book author and illustrator Lydia Mays of Buckhead has been volunteering with Paint Love for the last five years. The local 501(c)(3) partners with Title I schools […]

MILITARY MENTORS

Encouraging entrepreneurship among veterans

Former Air Force captain Jason Smith helps lead Bunker Labs’ efforts to assist returning veterans in starting their own businesses.

BY: Mickey Goodman

“Twenty-five percent of veterans and spouses transitioning from the military want to start their own businesses but don’t know how to begin,” says Jason Smith, a former Air Force captain and one of three Atlanta leaders of Bunker Labs, […]

MAKING MAGIC

Fun for young surgical patients

Scottish Rite patients Lexie and Malachi Delaney pose with Lego character Emmet at the hospital's new Magic Mobile Unit.

Scottish Rite patients Lexie and Malachi Delaney pose with Lego character Emmet at the hospital’s new Magic Mobile Unit.

BY: Mickey Goodman

Lexie and Malachi Delany are all too familiar with pre-surgery routines at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital. The […]

SPREADING CHEER

Local company turning 85 performs 85 acts of kindness

Georgia's Own Credit Union celebrated its 85th birthday by doing 85 good deeds, from handing out free popsicles to rewarding public school teachers.

Georgia’s Own Credit Union celebrated its 85th birthday by doing 85 good deeds, from handing out free popsicles to rewarding public school teachers.

STORY: Mickey Goodman

As the 85th anniversary of Georgia’s Own Credit Union […]

PROVIDING MOBILITY

Orthopedic surgeon volunteers at home and abroad

Dr. Mark Hanna, shown with his family at the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis, was one of the event’s top fundraisers.

BY: Mickey Goodman

For his philanthropic work with Operation Walk USA, Mercy Care Atlanta and the Arthritis Foundation, Resurgens Orthopaedics surgeon Mark Hanna was named a Medical Honoree for the Arthritis Foundation’s May 2019 Walk to Cure […]