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Leadership Training on Domestic Violence, June 27th

Join other spiritual leaders within the Athens area for a free training about the dynamics of domestic violence, barriers to those in need, and victim services and community resources. Learn how service providers increase the safety of victims of domestic violence and develop techniques on responding to both parties involved. Lunch will be provided.

To RSVP, please contact April Byrne, by June 20th at (706)-549-0922 or abyrne@project-safe.org. You will receive a confirmation email with the location of the event.

When: Saturday, June 27th 2015

Time: 10AM to 12PM

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Thrift Store Has a New Partnership

Thrift Store Has a New Partnership

The Project Safe Thrift Store has a new partnership with Atlanta Recycling Company, LLC (ARC). (www.ATLrecycle.com). Thanks to Joe Dunlop and Suki Janssen from the Clarke County Solid Waste Division, as well as the members of the Solid Waste Dept.’s Sustainable Industries Roundtable group, Project Safe was introduced to ARC for help with the sustainable disposal of items the store is unable to sell. Single shoes, soiled textiles, broken toys and other items past repair are now collected by ARC for recycling and reuse.

In our first month of working with ARC, the Project Safe Thrift Store has diverted approximately 5,750 pounds of material from the local landfill! As we continue to refine our collection system, we anticipate an even greater return on our landfill diversion efforts!

Thanks are due to Joe Dunlop, ACC Landfill’s Commercial Recycling Manager; Suki Janssen, ACC Landfill Solid Waste Manager, as well as Allan Goldberg and Chris Childers from ARC for helping us set this incredible program in place.

http://www.atlrecycle.com/

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People’s Choice Contest Underway for Dancing with the Athens Stars

Between July 7 and August 31, the public can help select the line up for the 8th Annual Dancing with the Athens Stars to be held April 18, 2015. Six community standouts have been selected as People’s Choice finalists: Susan Bogardus, Eddie Gliken, Tiffany Hudak, Jan Kozak, Morgan Power and Marchelle Sandoval. Vote for your choice (or choices) by clicking on the Dancing with the Athens Stars page. Each vote is $1 contributed in honor of one of the finalists, and votes may be cast in any amount (i.e. $50 equals 50 votes). Winners are determined by a combination of dollars raised and number of people voting for each finalists.

Shiraz owner Emily Garrison (left, with her dance coach Oonagh Benson) won the People's Choice contest in 2012 and took home both Judges' Favorite and Audience Favorite honors in the 2013 show.

Shiraz owner Emily Garrison (left, with her dance coach Oonagh Benson) won the People’s Choice contest in 2012 and took home both Judges’ Favorite and Audience Favorite honors in the 2013 show.