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Trail of Hope Pajama Run to support adoption @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Nov. 12

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

PJs race Skidaway Is. State Park Trail of Hope 2016

Pajama Run…Pajamas not required, but highly encouraged!

The 7th annual Trail of Hope 5K, 1 Mile and Tot Trot on Sat. Nov. 12 – presented by Dentistry for Children and Adolescents – benefits the non-profit organization Covenant Care Adoption Services. It is a ministry for women who experience unplanned pregnancies.

In 27 years of non-profit adoption ministry, Covenant Care has served nearly 6,000 pregnant women and built over 550 families through adoption.

Some of the women choose to parent and some choose to place their children for adoption through Covenant Care, but either way, the organization provides support and long-term counseling at no cost to the women.

Come support the work of adoption!

Even if you aren’t a runner you can be part of the event as a walker or through donations. Please visit or to learn more.

Strollers are allowed at the back of the 1 Mile race pack.
5k is timed, 1 mile and Tot Trot are not timed.
No bikes or pets, please.


Register for the race online here. 

For more info

Questions can be directed to Race Director Megan Sullivan at

Sat. Nov. 12 at 9-11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, Ga 31411

Learn more here. 

Fundraiser for Savannah child battling leukemia: Wiffle Ball for Wyatt

Thursday, October 20th, 2016


Wiffle Ball for Wyatt Savannah boy leukemia

Wyatt Rath of Savannah is a 10-year-old boy fighting an aggressive form of leukemia called T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (T-ALL).

His mom – Savannah native Amy Douglas Rath – is a scientist and educator who moved her children, Wyatt and Jaiden, 15, back to Savannah from Alaska four years ago to be close with her family and friends again.

Wiffle Ball for Wyatt Rath Leukemia Savannah Fundraisers, GoFundMe donations are the Rath family’s primary means of financial support since Wyatt’s diagnosis this past April as Amy Rath is unable to work throughout this year of treatment. Amy Rath was teaching middle school science at Charles Ellis Montessori Academy in Savannah at the time of Wyatt’s diagnosis on April 1.

Wyatt is undergoing a three-year treatment plan at The Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health. The treatment plan is intensive for the first year and becomes less intensive during the following two years. 

Wiffle Ball for Wyatt

The community is invited to a fundraiser Wiffle Ball for Wyatt, Saturday, Nov. 5 at Miner League Baseball and Softball Academy (Macomber Ball Park), 201 Commercial Ct., Rincon, GA. 31326

Sign up at 1PM, play at 2PM.

Donations $10 per person/$50 per team.

To register, email Stephanie Miner with subject “Wiffle Ball for Wyatt.”

Learn more about the fundraising event here.

How to help

Donations to the Raths’ GoFundMe page are the Rath family’s primary means of financial support as Amy Rath is unable to work throughout this year of Wyatt’s treatment for leukemia.

Donations can be made at:

Old Fort Jackson Family-Friendly Annual Auction & Lowcountry Boil, Savannah

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Old Fort Jackson auction family-friendly lowcountry boil Savannah The family-friendly Old Fort Jackson Annual Auction will be Sat. Nov. 5, 6-10PM.

Guests can enjoy beautiful views of the Savannah River, a silent auction, artillery and musket demonstrations by costumed historical interpreters and delicious cuisine provided by Creative Catering. Savannah Children’s Museum will also be on-site with fun, glow in the dark activities and crafts for the younger set of event participants.

Old Fort Jackson is the oldest standing brick fort in Georgia and one of only five remaining Second System coastal brick fortifications in the United States. The site is solely reliant upon operational incomes and donations from community supporters. Due to recent damages sustained from Hurricane Matthew, community support is even more important this year than most.

The Annual Auction will have dozens of highly sought after items for guests to bid on, including JetBlue airline tickets, a paddleboard valued at $1,500 from North Island Kayak, four tickets to Walt Disney World, a deluxe one-night hotel stay for 2 guests at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Atlanta and an $100 gift to card to Pacci Italian Kitchen & Bar plus a one-night stay at The Brice Hotel in Savannah.

Free admission

Admission to this event is free of charge. The Annual Auction is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome. Food and beverages are available for an additional fee. This event is made possible by generous support from: Creative Catering, Port City Logistics and Savannah Pilots Association.

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Movie in the Pink @ Grayson Stadium, Savannah

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Movie in the Pink Savannah Grayson Stadium 2016Come to the first annual Movie in the Pink at Grayson Stadium in Savannah.

Watch the movie on the field at this family-friendly event. Bring a blanket, bring a friend, bring your PINK, and bring your support for Breast Cancer. This is way to kick off the month of October and Breast Cancer/Breast Reconstruction Awareness.

The night will feature a 3-inning celebrity kickball game followed by a full-feature movie in the stadium. Everyone will enjoy treats like pink lemonade from Parker’s, pink ice cream from Leopold’s, and many other delicious treats. The concession stand will be open as well.

Sat. Oct. 1, 6-10 PM
Grayson Stadium
1401 E Victory Dr, Savannah, Georgia 31404
Find tickets at

2016 Fall TOPSoccer program for children with disabilities, Savannah

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

TopSoccer Savannah

The TOPSoccer program in Savannah provides young players with disabilities an opportunity to discover a love for soccer.

Registration for Fall 2016 TOPSoccer is now open. Sessions start on Sept. 24 and take place at the Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex in Savannah.

Register now here. 


About TOPSoccer

US Youth Soccer, the nation’s largest youth sports organization, started The Outreach Program for Soccer or TOPSoccer in 1991 to provide young players with different abilities an environment filled with meaningful learning, developmental and physical participation opportunities through the game of soccer.

Coaches and volunteers will work on simple coordination, ball familiarity, listening skills, teamwork and hopefully plant the seed for a lifetime of soccer enjoyment. With one session a week, TOPSoccer is a safe, caring, and fun environment which focuses on the fundamentals of the ’beautiful game’.

For questions, contact Program Director Ciara Thomas at To register, click here. 

Pee Wee Rodeo 2016, Savannah

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Pee Wee Rodeo 2015 Savannah Urban Hope

Save the date for the 3rd Annual Pee Wee Rodeo, Nov. 19, 2016 @ The Old Dairy Farm, 2500 Tennessee Ave.
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Purchase tickets at

Grab your cowboy hat, boots, spurs and chaps and come for a fun filled day of cowboy/cowgirl activities.

Your child will enjoy the chance to participate in stick horse rodeo events!

There will be other fun activities, such as pony rides, wagon rides, mechanical bull, face painting, archery, and farm animal petting zoo. Food & beverages available for purchase.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Urban Hope, a free after school program for inner city and at risk children.



Statts Fest 2016 @ Grayson Stadium, Savannah, Sept. 17

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Statts Fest Savannah 20167th Annual Statts Fest will be Sept. 17 @ Grayson Stadium in Savannah & includes kids’ activities, live music, food trucks & silent auction.

Friends of Jason Statts have planned a benefit to help subsidize the medical assistance that Statts, a quadriplegic as a result of violent crime, requires.

Statts Fest fundraiser
Sat. Sept. 17
3 PM – 8 PM
Grayson Stadium
1401 E Victory Dr
Savannah 31404

On Facebook here.

This fundraiser will feature food trucks, a silent auction, lots of kids’ activities and Savannah’s best local bands throughout the event including: Joe Nelson and James Pittman, City Hotel, Damon & the S***Kickers, Waits & Co., The Train Wrecks and Bottles & Cans.

Kids’ events include a book nook tent sponsored by Savannah Children’s Museum. The Savannah Derby Taunts will be on hand to helping with kids races.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 at or the day of the event for $20. Children 12 & younger are free with adult.

About Jason Statts

On June 28, 2008, Jason Statts, a professional graphic designer, local musician, 1996 SCAD graduate and overall amazing guy, was a victim of a violent crime in Ardsley Park. Statts was shot in the neck and suffered irreparable damage to his spinal column.

Since then, he has relied on government assistance to cover his mounting medical costs, and the support of his friends and family to keep him smiling. His family and friends host fundraisers to help fill in the gaps in his finances so that he can receive the benefits and medical assistance he requires.

For more information, please visit or email



2016 Buddy Walk & FREE Family Fun Festival, Oct. 1, Savannah

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society The 2016 Buddy Walk will be Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10AM in Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah.

The 11th annual one-mile fundraiser benefits the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS).

Last year’s event welcomed over 5,000 participants and this year LDSS is hoping to have even more community members come out and raise awareness and funds for local programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families.

The Buddy Walk Program encourages participants of all ages and abilities. Carriages, strollers, wheelchairs, little red wagons and pets are all welcome. The goals are to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome and to positively influence local and national policy and practice. Past Buddy Walk events have raised millions to benefit education, research, and advocacy initiatives nationally, as well as the Night of Champions, Camp Buddy and many other services here in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire.

Family Fun Festival

The walk begins at 10AM with a Family Fun Festival being held immediately thereafter. A wide range of activities including face painting, bouncy houses, other games, as well as music and refreshments will last until 2pm.

Register for the Buddy Walk

Online registration is available here. Participants can also signup starting at 8:30 am the day of the event. Registration is $15 per person or $50 for a family of four, which includes a T-Shirt, lunch & admission to the festival. For more info, contact Candy Bogardus at (912) 728-8505 or, or visit

Find more information here.



Surfers for Autism 6th Annual Coastal Empire Beach Festival, Oct. 15

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Surfers for Autism 2016 Savannah Tybee Here’s a chance for Savannah-area children with special needs to be introduced to the sport of surfing: Surfers for Autism 6TH ANNUAL COASTAL EMPIRE BEACH FESTIVAL 2016.

At a Surfers For Autism event, children and young adults within the autism spectrum are provided a safe, fun, judgement free environment where highly skilled surf instructors carefully guide them into waves.

Participants enjoy a day filled with a range of activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, live music, face-painting, games, fire engine tours and much more. Lunch is also provided, all at no cost to registered participants,their families & volunteers.

9AM-4PM Sat. Oct. 15 2016
Tybee Beach Pier
Tybee Is. GA

For registration info, click here. Registration opens 10AM Aug. 31.

On Facebook here. 

BBQ, Brews & Bluegrass 2016 benefit for The Next Generation, Savannah (Postponed to postponed to Nov. 20)

Sunday, August 14th, 2016


BBQ Brews Bluegrass Savannah 2016

UPDATE: Postponed to Sunday, November 20 from 2-6 p.m. due to Hurricane Matthew Recovery. 

You’re invited to the 7th Annual BBQ, Brews, and Bluegrass benefit for The Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health University Medical Center.

Sun. Oct. 16, 2016,  Savannah

The Next Generation, a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center will host its 7th Annual Barbecue, Brews, and Bluegrass fall event on Sun. Oct. 16, 2016, 2-6PM at the Villa Marie Center on Isle of Hope.

Barbecue, Brews, and Bluegrass is a family friendly event and will feature activities for kids including a close-up look at the Isle of Hope Fire Truck and Memorial’s Angel Care 1 Children’s Ambulance, several inflatables and slides, face painting, arts and crafts, a rock wall, and much more.

Proceeds will directly benefit the neonatal, pediatric and teen patients who rely on the critical care and services of the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah

For sponsorship opportunities, email

$25 for adults | $5 for ages 5-17 | Free for ages 4 & younger

For tickets, click here.

BBQ, local craft brews, and beverages will be available for purchase.

Villa Marie Center, 6 Dolan Drive, Isle of Hope, Savannah, 31406



Become a foster parent with Georgia MENTOR to help Savannah children in need

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016


You have long wanted to help children in need in Savannah.

Here’s your chance.

Become a foster parent. Georgia MENTOR is an agency that partners with the Department of Family and Children Services to place both foster children in care.

Foster parents are called Mentors because they do so much more than simply house children – they change lives.

Georgia MENTOR is always looking for foster parents to open both their hearts and homes in the Savannah area. As a Mentor, you show through your actions that we all matter and we all deserve to live life to the fullest.

Savannah foster parent information sessions:

5-6PM July 6
5-6PM July 20

Call 912-234-6853 or  Learn more here.

Georgia MENTOR Foster Families Parents Savannah Who can be a Mentor?

You don’t need to be a superhero—just a regular person who’s ready to bring a child into your home and help give them a better life by sharing yours. It doesn’t matter if you’re a stay-at-home mom looking to earn money at home or a working family with children of your own. There’s no magic formula—you just have to be you.

Georgia MENTOR will be with you with you every step of the way. And you’ll become part of a whole network of people who, just like you, want to change a child’s life and make a difference at home.

When you’re ready to take the first step toward becoming a Mentor, please submit the Become a Mentor inquiry form.

Georgia MENTOR,, 912-234-6853 or On Facebook here.  Georgia MENTOR is a advertiser 

Free month of Kindermusik Savannah for a child with special needs

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Special needs Kindermusik Savannah

Special needs scholarship!

Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano is offering one free month of Kindermusik (including the @Home materials) for one child with special needs this June 2016.

This is a $64 value! Email for an application to this scholarship or visit for more info – 912.988.KEYS.

Learn more here

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

Kindermusik Savannah,, email, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a advertiser

Runway in Bloom fashion show to benefit children’s garden @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Runway in Bloom Savannah Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens You are invited to “Runway in Bloom” – a fashion show at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah, on May 29, 2016.

Proceeds help fund the future children’s garden at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens.

Supporters of the children’s garden believe in the importance of teaching our children about our beautiful environment through hands on learning experiences, which will be a vital part of our children’s garden.

The concept,” Runway in Bloom” is to inspire and showcase the creativity of local designers. It will include collections from Savannah College of Art and Design fashion designers, fine retail apparel and small boutiques.

The theme for the show and collections are designs inspired by nature and flowers.

Featured collections will be made from botanicals and flowers found at the gardens designed by Stephanie Tedder and Hayley Larson, the event producer and co-producer of “Runway in Bloom”.


RSVP- 912-921-5460

Sunday, May 29, 2016

VIP Tickets: $50 includes private tour of the gardens, terrace seating, gift bag.

General Admission: $20

To RSVP and purchase a general admission or V.I.P. ticket, please call (912) 921-5460.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419., On Facebook here

Lead actor of “Where Hope Grows” joins Night of Champions, May 12, Savannah

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

David DeSanctis Where Hope Grows Savannah Lead Actor of “Where Hope Grows”, David DeSanctis, will join Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society as they present their 7th annual Night of Champions in Savannah.

The event will be Thurs. May 12 at 6PM at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Hotel Grand Ballroom located at 1 Resort Drive.

This community event celebrates differently abled adults, including these with Down Syndrome, and recognizes the local businesses that employ them.

Special screening @ Savannah Arts Academy

David DeSanctis will also be present for a special screening of “Where Hope Grows” on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Savannah Arts Academy.

For more information on this years Night of Champions, click here. 

Matilda Jane Clothing to Host Charitable Trunk Show @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Matilda Jane Savannah Children's Museum Matilda Jane Clothing will host a special “Janes Give Back” trunk show @ Savannah Children’s Museum, with a percentage of proceeds benefiting the museum.

The event will be this Sat. April 23, 11AM-1PM @ 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, 31401.

The trunk show is open to the public and is included in the cost of regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum, $7.50 for all guests ages 18 months and older. Free for Coastal Heritage Society members.

The colorful and whimsical fashion line carries clothing for babies, ages 3 to 24 months, girls age 2 to 10, tweens age 8 to 14 and designs for ladies sizes XS-XL. Gift cards will also be available for purchase at the event. The “Janes Give Back” program has raised more than $180,000 for 849 organizations.

Coastal Heritage Society is a advertiser

Girls on the Runway fashion show to benefit Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Girls on the Runway Fashion Show Fund Raiser Girls on the Runway!

Hosted by Mercer University School of Medicine, Girls on the Runway is a Fashion Show event that will celebrate strong, confident girls on Sunday, April 3 from 1-3PM.

Purchase tickets here. 

Girls on The Runway will feature great new looks from Runway Seven, Matilda Jane, Kendra Scott, and Fleet Feet Savannah for girls and women of GOTR of all ages and sizes.

*all proceeds will go to the Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia Scholarship fund-to expand access of running and mentor programs to Savannah girls who need them most*

The show takes place at the Memorial University Health Center- Hoskins Center 1250 E 66th St Savannah, GA 31404.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy fashion, refreshments and music while celebrating the healthy, joyful girls and women of our community!

Not only will your ticket give you access to our fashion show but also to inspiring female speakers, local vendors and designers, wellness information, a raffle and a silent auction boasting items from Stella and Dot, Savannah Day Spa, Lululemon Athletica, Pure Barre, 40 Volume Salon, Hairport Salon, Glow Medical Spa, Lovin’ Spoons, Kendra Scott, Thirty One Gifts, Hester Zipperer and Beetnix Juice Bar, to name a few.

The show takes place at the Memorial University Health Center- Hoskins Center 1250 E 66th St Savannah, 31404.

Tickets are limited, so purchase yours now by clicking here.