Horizons Savannah Hosts its Seventh Annual Grab a Bag for Kids Luncheon and Purse Auction

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Horizons Savannah Hosts its Seventh Annual Grab a Bag for Kids Luncheon and Purse Auction

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announces its seventh annual charity luncheon and purse auction, Grab a Bag for Kids, will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at The Plantation Club at the Landings.

The auction will include gently-used, vintage and new designer handbags, bags from local designers, and special new silent auction packages that include trips, tickets to events and other local and regional items. Pop-up shops from vendors Kendra Scott, J. Parker Ltd. and Charleston Shoe Company will also be at the event, with a portion of all sales donated back to Horizons.

The silent auction will begin at 11 a.m. with lunch and a live auction to follow at noon. Guest speaker Lorna Smith, Horizons National CEO, will share more about Horizons’ national effort to close the opportunity gap for low-income students. Tickets are $40 apiece or $350 to reserve a table of ten.

“This annual event is a wonderful opportunity for guests and supporters to shop for unique items, enjoy the good company of friends and learn more about our work—all while giving back in a big way,” said Christy Edwards, Horizons Savannah executive director, “This is a great way to get together with friends over lunch and be a part of something positive in our community.”

Grab a Bag for Kids offers sponsorship opportunities for businesses as well. The levels include $250, $500, $1,000 and $2,000. Horizons is still accepting donations of new and lightly used designer handbags, as well as gift cards or other experiences for the silent auction.

For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction, or to learn more about sponsorships and donations, visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org or call 912-961-8854.

ABOUT HORIZONS SAVANNAH
Recognized as one of America’s best summer learning programs, Horizons Savannah at Savannah Country Day School, Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Bethesda Academy and St. Andrew’s School welcomes over 250 low-income students each summer to a six-week summer enrichment program that helps prevent “summer slide”: the loss-of-learning that occurs during the summer. By providing a safe and nurturing environment, recreational and cultural activities, nutritious meals and snacks, caring professional teachers and creative, challenging instruction, we unlock a student’s potential to achieve. During the program, students gain an average of two months’ growth in reading and three months’ growth in math. For more information, please contact Horizons Savannah Executive Director Christy Edwards at 912-961-8854 or info@horizonssavannah.org. You can also visit our website at http://horizonssavannah.org/, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/horizonssav/.

CONTACT
Christy Edwards
Executive Director
Horizons Savannah
912-961-8854
cedwards@savcds.org
info@horizonssavannah.org

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912-856-9075
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com

Horizons Savannah Announces Grab a Bag for Kids Event, Charity Luncheon and Purse Auction

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Horizons Savannah Announces Grab a Bag for Kids Event, Charity Luncheon and Purse Auction

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announces the 5th annual charity luncheon and purse auction called, Grab a Bag for Kids, will take place on Friday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah Golf Club, located at 1661 E President St.

Featured at the auction, both silent and live, are designer handbags, from gently used to new, including premier brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Saint Laurent, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors to name a few.

A silent auction will kick off the event at 11 a.m. with lunch being served at noon. The tickets are $35 per person or $350 for a table of 10.

“This event allows guests an opportunity to purchase high-end designer bags in an effort to support Horizons Savannah,” said Christy Edwards, Horizons Savannah Executive Director. “It’s a win-win for everyone. You’ll leave with a beautiful new purse, and know that your donation went to help the summer learning program for at-risk children in Savannah.”

Grab a Bag for Kids offers sponsorship opportunities for businesses as well. The different levels include Prada at $250, Dior at $500, Chanel at $1,000 and Hermes at $2,000. Donations are also still being accepted for the bag auction. For more information on sponsorship or donations, contact Alexis Shin at 912-665-3715 or alshin63@gmail.com.

For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction, visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org or call 961-8854.

ABOUT HORIZONS SAVANNAH
Recognized as one of America’s best summer learning programs, Horizons Savannah at Savannah Country Day School, Bethesda Academy and St. Andrew’s School welcomes over 200 low-income students each summer to a six-week summer enrichment program that helps prevent “summer slide”: the loss-of-learning that occurs during the summer. By providing a safe and nurturing environment, recreational and cultural activities, nutritious meals and snacks, caring professional teachers and creative, challenging instruction, we unlock a student’s potential to achieve. During the program, students gain an average of two months’ growth in reading and three months’ growth in math. For more information, please contact Horizons Savannah Executive Director Christy Edwards at 912-961-8854 or info@horizonssavannah.org. You can also visit our website at http://horizonssavannah.org/, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/horizonssav/.

Contact:
Christy Edwards, Executive Director
912-961-8854
info@horizonssavannah.org

Media Contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.665.0005
info@crussomarketing.com

Cinnamon Bear Presents Check to MARNE

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Cinnamon Bear Presents Check to MARNE

The Cinnamon Bear Stores Presents Donation of More Than $1,000 to Marne Community and Spouses Club of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Cinnamon Bear Stores, a family-owned group of high-end gift markets serving the Southeast for more than 20 years, has donated $1,040 to the MARNE Community and Spouses’ Club of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, a 501©3 non-profit, social and welfare organization that supports the military community through social outreach, academic scholarships and welfare grants.

The donation came from proceeds raised during the Cinnamon Bear Stores grand opening celebrations for their new location in the Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn St.

“Opening our store in this new destination location offering more upscale merchandise is exciting, but having the opportunity to partner with a local organization that helps our military and their families is truly an honor,” said co-owner Michael Snaid. “We were blessed by the turnout for our grand opening celebrations, and we are so excited to share this good fortune with the Marne group.”

The Cinnamon Bear offered an additional 15 percent discount during the grand opening to those with a valid military ID.

“This is huge for our group,” said Nina Elison, president of the Marne group. “The only way we can make a difference in this community is with the help of local businesses and our partners. Michael and Lynne have been very supportive of our mission, and we are most thankful that they chose to celebrate their grand opening by giving back to us.”

This is the first of a series of events planned by Cinnamon Bear to support the Marne Community and Spouses’ Club. The retailer also plans to launch a holiday writing contest for families of Marne.

During the past two decades, The Cinnamon Bear Stores have become a frequent stop for families vacationing along the Georgia, South Carolina and northern Florida coasts with locations at Harbour Town on Hilton Head, City Market and River Street in Savannah and at Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island.

Along with other Cinnamon Bear stores, the new location offers award-winning gourmet products, gifts, toys and books. The new store also offers luxury brands including Brighton, Vera Bradley, Life is Good, Spartina, Lampe Berger Paris, Baggallini and Beatriz Ball.

For more information on The Cinnamon Bear Stores, visit https://cinnamonbearstores.com. To contact the new store, call 912-228-8721.

For more information on the Marne Community and Spouses’ Club, visit http://www.marnecommunityclub.com/

Cinnamon Bear presents check to MARNE

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Janis Snaid, Lynne Snaid and Michael Snaid from the Cinnamon Bear Stores presents check to Jenny Petersen, First Vice President of the Marne Community and Spouses Club of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

ABOUT THE CINNAMON BEAR STORES
The Cinnamon Bear Stores is a family-owned group of upscale gift markets serving the Southeast for more than 20 years. With locations in Hilton Head Island, Savannah and Amelia Island, The Cinnamon Bear Stores feature award-winning gourmet products, gifts, toys and books; along with a variety of ice creams, coffees and slushies. For more information, contact Michael Snaid at 912-492-6046 or Michael@CinnamonBearStores.com; Lynne Snaid at 912-484-0695 or Lynne@CinnamonBearStores.com; or visit online at https://cinnamonbearstores.com

ABOUT THE MARNE COMMUNITY AND SPOUSES CLUB
The Marne Community and Spouses Club is a non-profit social and welfare organization whose mission is to support Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield families and the greater Marne community. Each year the club contributes to the local community and military families in the form of community outreach, academic scholarships and welfare grants. For more information, visit http://www.marnecommunityclub.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Cecilia Russo Marketing
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com 
912.856.9075

Horizons Savannah hosts Grab a Bag for Kids

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Horizons Savannah hosts Grab a Bag for Kids
A charity luncheon and purse auction

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah will be hosting the 4th annual charity luncheon and purse auction called, “Grab a Bag for Kids.” The event will take place on Friday, Sept. 30 starting at 11 a.m. at the Savannah Golf Club.

The silent auction will begin at 11 a.m. and lunch begins at noon. The tickets are $30 per person or $300 for a table of 10.

“This event is a unique opportunity for people to support Horizons Savannah, spend time with friends and shop for high-end designer bags,” said Christy Edwards, Horizons Savannah Executive Director. “Some brands offered this year are not usually locally available, and all our handbags are special in some way. This is a fun way to support kids in our community.”

This event offers sponsorship opportunities for businesses as well. The different levels include Prada at $250, Dior at $500 and Chanel at $1,000. All of these levels give the businesses name on promotional items with tickets, up to VIP treatment that includes a special gift. For more information on sponsorship, contact Alexis Shin at 912-665-3715.

Horizons is still seeking donations of gently-used vintage and new designer handbags, clutches, evening bags, totes, beach bags, leather backpacks and other nice bags. Contact Horizons to schedule a donation collection.

For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction, visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org or call 961-8854.

ABOUT HORIZONS SAVANNAH
Recognized as one of America’s best summer learning programs, Horizons Savannah at Savannah Country Day School, Bethesda Academy and St. Andrew’s School welcomes over 200 low-income students each summer to a six-week summer enrichment program that helps prevent “summer slide”: the loss-of-learning that occurs during the summer. By providing a safe and nurturing environment, recreational and cultural activities, nutritious meals and snacks, caring professional teachers and creative, challenging instruction, we unlock a student’s potential to achieve. During the program, students gain an average of two months’ growth in reading and three months’ growth in math. For more information, please contact Horizons Savannah Executive Director Christy Edwards at 912-961-8854 or info@horizonssavannah.org. You can also visit our website at http://horizonssavannah.org/, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/horizonssav/.

Contact:
Christy Edwards, Executive Director
912-961-8854
info@horizonssavannah.org

Media Contact:

Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.665.0005
info@crussomarketing.com

Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
http://www.carriagetradepr.com
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Mother Daughter Derby Day Chari-TEA Raises $500 for Local Children’s Hospital

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Next Generation was presented a $500 check from Robyn Shirley, Independent Trunk Keeper & Team Leader with Matilda Jane Clothing, in support of Next Generation’s Angel Wings campaign, for a special neonatal unit transport ambulance for The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. Participants attending Shirley’s inaugural Derby Day Mother Daughter Chari-TEA, held in May, made this donation possible.

The Next Generation is a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Its mission is to foster a positive healthcare experience for children and to further educate parents on children’s healthcare matters through fundraising, volunteer service and educational outreach.

The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center provides care for approximately 65,000 children each year, with more than 6,500 inpatient admissions. The facility also houses the only Level III neonatal intensive care nursery in the region and is the only one in southeast Georgia equipped to treat the most critically ill and premature newborns. Services include a specially trained emergency transport team and an ambulance outfitted with customized newborn equipment to transport premature newborns and critically ill infants to the facility. The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center currently transports more than 350 infants to its neonatal intensive care nursery (NICN) each year from a 24-county region throughout southeast Georgia. A new neonatal transport ambulance is needed to provide a critical upgrade in the Hospital’s ability to meet those needs.

“I was so pleased that mothers and grandmothers and their little girls joined my daughters and me in showing support for those precious babies who desperately need our help, while also recognizing all mothers with a tea in their honor,” said Shirley, “This new neonatal transport ambulance will greatly expand The Children’s Hospital’s ability to offer emergency care for premature newborns and infants in need of special medical or surgical attention.”

The Next Generation has committed to raising $50,000 each year for the next five years for a total commitment of $250,000 for the Angel Wings project, The organization is currently in its second fundraising year. For more information about Next Generation, visit http://www.nextgenerationsavannah.com

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Neilie Dunn, President of Next Generation, accepts donation from Robyn Shirley, Independent Trunk Keeper & Team Leader with Matilda Jane Clothing(LEFT TO RIGHT) Neilie Dunn, President of Next Generation, accepts donation from Robyn Shirley, Independent Trunk Keeper & Team Leader with Matilda Jane Clothing 2

MORE INFORMATION ON MATILDA JANE CLOTHING
Matilda Jane Clothing (MJC) was founded by Denise DeMarchis in 2006 as a kitchen table startup that has quickly grown into a national children’s clothing business. Available in girls and adult sizes with designs that are youthful, playful and expressive, the brand’s whimsical approach to texture, pattern and color results in designs that capture the spirit and imagination of childhood. MJC sales are made directly though a Trunk Keeper, a representative who gets to know her customers personally. The exclusive sale of clothing by Trunk Keepers is a direct selling model allowing business opportunities for entrepreneurial women driven by creativity and relationship building. For more information, visit www.matildajaneclothing.com

MORE INFORMATION ON THE NEXT GENERATION
The Next Generation strives to brighten the everyday lives of children and their families during their stay at The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. The organization seeks to create a warm and cheering atmosphere in the hospital to bring comfort to sick children and their families during such a difficult time. Its mission is to provide 100% of net funds raised through events and corporate and member contributions to support The Children’s Hospital’s equipment needs, services, and programs. In addition to fundraising, The Next Generation is dedicated to volunteer service and meeting the community’s pediatric educational needs.

For more information, contact:
Robyn Shirley
Team Leader & Trunk Keeper
Matilda Jane Clothing
843-384-3842
robyns@matildajaneclothing.com

Media inquiries, contact:
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
912-844-9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

Mother Daughter Derby Day Chari-TEA to Raise Funds for Local Children’s Hospital

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Matilda Jane Clothing is pleased to announce the inaugural Derby Day Mother Daughter Chari-TEA to be held on Saturday, May 2 at the Savannah Golf Club. Drinks and refreshments will be served from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $25, with proceeds benefiting The Next Generation. Keeping in the tradition of Derby Day, guests are invited to wear their favorite hats.

The Next Generation is a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. The Next Generation’s mission is to foster a positive healthcare experience for children and to further educate parents on children’s healthcare matters through fundraising, volunteer service and educational outreach.

“I wanted to invite mothers and grandmothers and little girls to join me and my daughters for tea,” said Robyn Shirley, Matilda Jane Clothing’s Independent Trunk Keeper and a Team Leader for the Southeast, “I love meeting other families in town and I feel like opening up Matilda Jane’s trunk is the perfect way to honor all Mothers.”

During the Chari-TEA, a trunk full of clothes and fun hats will be available for guests to dress up in and take snapshots at a Matilda Jane photo area. Professional photos will also be available the next day. To purchase a ticket, contact Cecilia Russo at 912.665.0005 or info@crussomarketing.com.

Invitation

Robyn Shirley & her two daughters

Robyn Shirley & her two daughters

MORE INFORMATION ON MATILDA JANE CLOTHING
Matilda Jane Clothing (MJC) was founded by Denise DeMarchis in 2006 as a kitchen table startup that has quickly grown into a national children’s clothing business. Available in girls and adult sizes with designs that are youthful, playful and expressive, the brand’s whimsical approach to texture, pattern and color results in designs that capture the spirit and imagination of childhood. MJC sales are made directly though a Trunk Keeper, a representative who gets to know her customers personally. The exclusive sale of clothing by Trunk Keepers is a direct selling model allowing business opportunities for entrepreneurial women driven by creativity and relationship building. For more information, visit www.matildajaneclothing.com

MORE INFORMATION ON THE NEXT GENERATION
The Next Generation strives to brighten the everyday lives of children and their families during their stay at The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. The organization seeks to create a warm and cheering atmosphere in the hospital to bring comfort to sick children and their families during such a difficult time. Their mission is pursued by providing 100% of our net funds raised through events and corporate and member contributions to support The Children’s Hospital’s equipment needs, services, and programs. The Next Generation is dedicated not only to fundraising, but to volunteer service and meeting the community’s pediatric educational needs.

For more information, contact:
Robyn Shirley
Team Leader & Trunk Keeper
Matilda Jane Clothing
843-384-3842
robyns@matildajaneclothing.com

Media inquiries, contact:
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
912-844-9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com