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Donate diapers, baby wipes to OVER THE MOON’s Community Diaper Drive, Savannah

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

diaper donation Savannah Richmond Hill Rincon

Diapers are essential to keeping a baby healthy. Often, families in need must choose between diapers or food for their children.

Help the Savannah-Richmond Hill-Rincon community provide basic necessities to their families by donating now to the Over the Moon Diaper Drive.

See locations below.

COASTAL CARE PARTNERS Coastal Care Partners, LLC
4 Village Walk, Skidaway Island

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH First Baptist Church of Savannah
400 N Columbia Ave, Rincon, GA

JEWISH EDUCATION ALLIANCE Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance
5111 Abercorn St.

ONCE UPON A CHILD Once Upon A Child Savannah
1100 Eisenhower Dr.

SAVANNAH POWER YOGA Savannah Power Yoga
7360 Skidaway Road, Sandfly,
461 Johnny Mercer Blvd., Wilmington Is.

SEA, SALT & SUGAR NAIL SALON Sea Salt & Sugar
1800 E. Victory Drive

THE 5 SPOT The 5 Spot Midtown
4430 Habersham St., Habersham Village

TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE SHOP Twinkle Twinkle Little Shop
10471 Ford Ave, Richmond Hill, GA See Less

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Scary in the Dairy 2021 Halloween Festival & Haunted Trails, Savannah

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Pegasus Halloween 2021 event Scary Dairy hayrides Farm

Pegasus Riding Academy in Savannah hosts Scary in the Dairy 2021 & Haunted Trails

Halloween fun for the whole family! Haunted Hay Rides, horse rides, pumpkin carving, cake walk, bubble factory and games. Plus a pumpkin carving contest at 6PM. Schools can compete. All of the above  and more @ Scary in the Dairy 2021, Sun. Oct. 24, 4-8PM.

Proceeds benefit Pegasus Riding Academy Veteran’s Program.

After the Scary in the Dairy Sunday festival, Haunted Trails @ Pegasus Riding Academy will be later that night 8-9:30PM Sun. Oct. 24 as well as Oct. 25-30 2021, 6:30-8:30PM.

Learn more here.

Pegasus Riding Academy
2500 Tennessee Ave.
Savannah, GA 31404
info@prasav.org

Donate diapers, baby wipes to OVER THE MOON’s Community Diaper Drive, Savannah

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Community Diaper Drive Savannah Pooler Over the Moon

“OVER THE MOON” Community Diaper Drive Sept. 22- Oct. 6, 2021

OVER THE MOON (Coastal Georgia’s only diaper bank) is holding a Community Diaper Drive Sept 22 through Oct. 6 throughout the Savannah area. You can help by dropping off diapers, training pants, or unscented baby wipes at any of the donation barrel sites listed online here.  OTM’s donation wish list is available through Target and the items ship directly to OVER THE MOON.

1 in 3 families’ health is threatened because they cannot afford to buy basic hygiene essentials. Safety-net programs, such as WIC and Food Stamps awarded through SNAP, do NOT cover the cost of diapers – taxed items in the state of Georgia.

OVER THE MOON’s Diaper Drive coincides with National Diaper Bank Awareness week which draws attention to the issue of diaper need in the U.S.

Savannah’s OVER THE MOON is a volunteer-run 501(c)3 nonprofit in Coastal Georgia which provides diaper bundles, period supplies, and other hygiene necessities through partner agencies, community events and directly to families as-needed. OVER THE MOON aims to end “diaper need” and “period poverty” because they believe in dignity for all, no matter how big or small.

You can help OVER THE MOON meet their 2021 goal to collect over 50,000 diapers (wipes, too!) by contributing to this Community Diaper Drive 9/22-10/6. Public Donation Barrel locations throughout the Savannah area include:

CELIA DUNN SOTHEBY’S REAL ESTATE
17 W Charlton St., Downtown

COASTAL CARE PARTNERS
4 Village Walk, Skidaway Is.
7070 Hodgson Memorial Drive

DUCK DONUTS
7127 Hodgson Memorial Drive

JEWISH EDUCATION ALLIANCE
5111 Abercorn St.

ONCE UPON A CHILD
1100 Eisenhower Dr.

POOLER POLICE DEPARTMENT
100 US Hwy 80., Pooler

PURE BARRE
5521 Abercorn St. Midtown
10 Whitaker St. Downtown/City Market
461 Pooler Parkway, Pooler

SAVANNAH POLICE DEPARTMENT
201 Habersham St., Downtown

SAVANNAH POWER YOGA
7360 Skidaway Road, Sandfly
461 Johnny Mercer Blvd., Wilmington Is.

SEA, SALT & SUGAR NAIL SALON
1800 E. Victory Dr.

SOUTHERN MOTORS DEALERSHIPS
102 Park of Commerce, Chatham Parkway
10300 Abercorn St.
1500 GA Hwy. 21, Springfield

THE 5 SPOT
4430 Habersham St., Habersham Village

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If you would like an OVER THE MOON yard sign to promote the Diaper Drive, visit otmdiaperbank.org and let them know. OVER THE MOON will place a sign on your lawn at no expense to you and collect again by Oct. 8. (while supplies last).

Visit OVER THE MOON’s website for more details on the Diaper Drive, and please note that all sizes of diapers and training pants are needed, and open packs are accepted. Thank you for your support in this very special mission.

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Support OVER THE MOON’s Community Diaper Drive, Savannah

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Over Moon Diaper Bank Savannah Drive Community Chatham County

“OVER THE MOON” to Hold Community Diaper Drive Sept. 22- Oct. 6, 2021

OVER THE MOON (Coastal Georgia’s only diaper bank) is holding a Community Diaper Drive Sept 22 through Oct. 6 throughout the Savannah area. You can help by dropping off diapers, training pants, or unscented baby wipes at any of the donation barrel sites listed online here.  OTM’s donation wish list is available through Target and the items ship directly to OVER THE MOON.

1 in 3 families’ health is threatened because they cannot afford to buy basic hygiene essentials. Safety-net programs, such as WIC and Food Stamps awarded through SNAP, do NOT cover the cost of diapers – taxed items in the state of Georgia.

OVER THE MOON’s Diaper Drive coincides with National Diaper Bank Awareness week which draws attention to the issue of diaper need in the U.S.

Savannah’s OVER THE MOON is a volunteer-run 501(c)3 nonprofit in Coastal Georgia which provides diaper bundles, period supplies, and other hygiene necessities through partner agencies, community events and directly to families as-needed. OVER THE MOON aims to end “diaper need” and “period poverty” because they believe in dignity for all, no matter how big or small.

You can help OVER THE MOON meet their 2021 goal to collect over 50,000 diapers (wipes, too!) by contributing to this Community Diaper Drive 9/22-10/6. Public Donation Barrel locations throughout the Savannah area include:

CELIA DUNN SOTHEBY’S REAL ESTATE
17 W Charlton St., Downtown

COASTAL CARE PARTNERS
4 Village Walk, Skidaway Is.
7070 Hodgson Memorial Drive

DUCK DONUTS
7127 Hodgson Memorial Drive

JEWISH EDUCATION ALLIANCE
5111 Abercorn St.

ONCE UPON A CHILD
1100 Eisenhower Dr.

POOLER POLICE DEPARTMENT
100 US Hwy 80., Pooler

PURE BARRE
5521 Abercorn St. Midtown
10 Whitaker St. Downtown/City Market
461 Pooler Parkway, Pooler

SAVANNAH POLICE DEPARTMENT
201 Habersham St., Downtown

SAVANNAH POWER YOGA
7360 Skidaway Road, Sandfly
461 Johnny Mercer Blvd., Wilmington Is.

SEA, SALT & SUGAR NAIL SALON
1800 E. Victory Dr.

SOUTHERN MOTORS DEALERSHIPS
102 Park of Commerce, Chatham Parkway
10300 Abercorn St.
1500 GA Hwy. 21, Springfield

THE 5 SPOT
4430 Habersham St., Habersham Village

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If you would like an OVER THE MOON yard sign to promote the Diaper Drive, visit otmdiaperbank.org and let them know. OVER THE MOON will place a sign on your lawn at no expense to you and collect again by Oct. 8. (while supplies last).

Visit OVER THE MOON’s website for more details on the Diaper Drive, and please note that all sizes of diapers and training pants are needed, and open packs are accepted. Thank you for your support in this very special mission.

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OVER THE MOON is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

You’re invited: Caroline Cares! Wear a helmet fundraiser

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Caroline Cares Bike Helmet Safety Savannah fundraiser

Photo by Anthony Justin Lewis

Caroline Cares! Real Bikers Wear Helmets! fundraiser, Oct. 2, 2021

Bicycle helmets reduce the risk of head injury and brain injury.

You’re invited to come support this kid-friendly, nonprofit event – Caroline Cares! Wear a helmet! fundraiser, on Sat. Oct. 2, 4-7PM @ Coastal Beer Empire in Savannah.

This event will include games, root beer floats, food trucks, tap specials.

Come see:
Indian Motorcycle of Savannah
Wolfpack Club
McCall Honey

Location:
Coastal Beer Empire Co
79 Ross Road Savannah
Date: Sat. Oct. 2 2021, 4-7PM

Remembering & celebrating Jason Statts of Savannah

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Jason Statts 2021 fest Savannah SCAD

Jason Statts of Savannah died Sept. 17 at Hospice Savannah.

Jason Statts, a 1996 SCAD graduate, was seriously wounded when an armed robber shot him in the neck on June 28, 2008, causing irreparable damage to Statts’ spinal column. Statts was a well-known and beloved professional graphic designer and local musician.

For years, Friends of Jason Statts have held an annual Savannah benefit to help subsidize medical care that Statts, a quadriplegic as a result of the shooting, requires.

This year the 12th Annual Statts Fest will be a celebration of Jason’s life 3-7PM Oct. 10 2021 at Starland Yard in Savannah. Learn more here.

There will be live music from Joe Nelson and James Pittman, Damon and the Sh*tkickers, and Bottles & Cans. There will also be food trucks, a raffle and Statts merchandise for sale. The celebration of life event will feature remarks by dear friends, a moment of remembrance and a slideshow of photos of Jason throughout the years.

Donations will be accepted at the door with a suggested donation of $10+/person. All money raised will go to Jason’s end of life care and outstanding medical bills.

The brainchild of longtime peers (through Statts’ many associations as a 1996 alumnus of SCAD, a professional art director, illustrator, and local musician), the inaugural Friends of Statts event was held at The Jinx in 2009. Over the years FOS has rallied in various venues and formats, but the essence is always the same: On this occasion in Savannah, we’re all Friends of Statts.

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SouthCoast Health pediatricians on helping your child with mental illness

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

SouthCoast Health Savannah Richmond Hill pediatricians

Savannah pediatricians: Helping Your Child with Mental Illness

For the 17.1 million children in the United States estimated to have a mental illness, back-to-school season can be a time full of anxiety and worries.

“Mental illness still has a lot of stigma surrounding it, especially when it comes to children,” SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. Nelson Elam stated. “And yet, that number of children with a mental illness is more than the number of children with cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. It’s time we stop being hesitant to talk about mental illnesses that are potentially harming our children.”

If the school season is full of worries with how your child will balance their mental illness, you are not alone.

SouthCoast pediatricians are offer these mental health tips to help both you and your family manage this school season and beyond, help give your children a positive and fulfilling life.

Learn more here. 

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SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations

Savannah: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah
Eisenhower Drive Medical Center
310 Eisenhower Dr, Bldg 16
912.303.3500

Richmond Hill: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Richmond Hill
St. Joseph’s / Candler Medical Office Park
10055 Ford Ave,Ste 4A
912.527.5352

Rincon: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Rincon
814 Towne Park Dr East
912.826.4866

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Volunteers ages 14+ needed @ Pegasus Riding Academy, Savannah

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Pegasus Riding Academy Savannah

Just a reminder of this great way for your teens to get in some volunteers hours and outside, too.

The Pegasus Riding Academy (Summer Adventure) sessions are looking for 14YO (and older) volunteers for week-long camps Mondays-Friday from 8:30AM-12:15PM. Peggi Noon is the contact for the camp. They are looking to fill four volunteer spots each week.

Final weekly camp sessions are camps this week (July 12) and next week (July 19).

If your child ages 14+ is interested in volunteering, please email: peggi@prasav.org

Pegasus Riding Academy is a therapeutic riding program providing equine assisted activities for individuals with physical, mental or emotional disabilities. Summers at PRA include equestrian instruction, ground lessons with horse and equestrian themed art projects. Sessions are conducted by Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors.

The equestrian center is located at The Old Roberds Dairy, 2500 Tennessee Ave., Savannah, GA 31404.

Wanted: Summer Camp Junior Counselors at Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Friday, June 4th, 2021

junior camp counselor opportunities jobs Savannah Cultural Arts summer 2021

Have older kids at home looking for a local volunteer opportunity? The Savannah Cultural Arts Center is looking for Junior Camp Counselors to join them this July!

What are Junior Counselors? Counselors assist with summer art camps in a volunteer capacity. Responsibilities include assisting teachers with projects and staff with logistical tasks such as camper drop off and lunch.

Who? This opportunity is open to ages 14 to 18.

When? Camps run all four weeks in July, daily, 8AM-4PM.

Do I need to be available that whole time? No! Indicate your availability during July on the application form.

Learn more and apply online here. 

All camps will be masked and reduced capacity for social distancing.

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Free interactive, outdoor theatre: Georgia Storytelling Roadshow, Savannah

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Georgia Storytelling Roadshow Free event Savannah Treasure Map

Treasure Maps pop-up, interactive, outdoor theatre, 7:30PM June 25 2021 @ Old Roberds Dairy Farm, Savannah

Treasure Maps is a pop-up, interactive, outdoor theatre taking place in six cities across Georgia.

The Treasure Maps show will include live-local hosts, film screening, installations, and interactive activities, all under safe social distancing practices. The roadshow feature is the film screening of Treasure Maps on the big screen.

Treasure Maps showcases a collage of ten Georgia storytellers’ experiences with an up-close and personal viewpoint into what it’s like navigating the complex webs of life in our communities as a person with a developmental disability.

Themes include:
starting your own business
friendship
going to college
alienation & acceptance
dealing with the physical aspects of disability
and how transformative living a full inclusion life can be.
This show is proudly presented by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and L’arche Atlanta. Local partners include the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society and Savannah-Chatham County Parent Mentors.

NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved to an online format.

Register online for this free event here. 

Location
Old Roberds Dairy Farm
2500 Tennessee Avenue
Savannah, GA 31404

Autism Awarness 5K & Children’s Dash to support Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton

Saturday, May 29th, 2021

Ignite the Senses Children's Gym Autism Awareness Run Bluffton 2021

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym Autism Awareness 5K

You’re invited: Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym AUTISM AWARENESS 5K Bubble Run & Children’s DASH on Sat June 26, 2021 in Bluffton, SC. Register online here.

There will be two children’s dashes at 8AM – one for ages 2-4 & one for ages 5-10.

The 5k race starts and ends at LowCountry Community Church off of Buckwalter Parkway. It is a fast flat course and will be chip timed by Grounded Running. There will be one water station on the course approximately at the halfway point. The race will start promptly at 8AM with the Children’s DASH followed by the 5k run. Parents are welcome to run with their child(ren) if necessary. All participants will be welcomed back to the finish with a shower of bubbles (representative of special needs) and a finisher’s medal. NOTE: Each participant MUST turn in their timing chip to receive a medal.

Register by June 15 to receive T-shirts.

Registrations accepted until 7:45AM on race day.

Packet Pick up is Friday June 25 9AM-6PM at Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, 163 Bluffton Road, Suite C-1 and race day morning from 7-7:45AM at the race start.

**Proceeds from this event will be used to provide support groups, special events and activities like art, music, yoga and fitness opportunities for our local special needs population.

Register online here.
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Ignite Senses Children's Gym Autism Bluffton Lowcountry Hilton Head

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton, SC 

Ignite the Senses Gym is a gym for ALL kids…

At Ignite the Senses, we ignite each child’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships. Ignite the Senses gym is a fun, clean and safe place for kids to play, learn and party.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, we intend to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with Autism in and around the Lowcountry. We will provide a safe and fun indoor environment where autistic and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Ignite the Senses also has a new half day preschool program where children do active learning.

The gym’s motto: It’s OK to be DIFFERENT!

Check out the difference Ignite the Senses can make in your family’s life.

Learn more about Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym in Bluffton here.

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym
163 Bluffton Road, Suite C1
Bluffton, SC 29910

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You’re invited to donate one item a month to Trinity Lutheran Church Savannah Homeless Outreach

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

homeless Savannah Chatham County Help

Trinity Lutheran Church Hearts of Compassion Helping Hands Ministry in Savannah invites the public to participate in their year-long 2021 drive to help the homeless and families in need.

“Year of Giving Hope.”
Each month during the year, a new needed item will be listed. All you have to do is drop off your item in the bin outside the church’s Clothes Closet @ 12391 Mercy Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31419.

The item for the month of February 2021 is hand wipes. (Please see below list for each month.)
If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Wolfe at (912) 507-4990.

January – Hand lotion or sanitizer
February – Hand wipes
March – Toothpaste and toothbrushes
April – Bar soap and deodorant
May – Sunscreen
June – Shampoo and conditioner
July – Nail clippers and files
August – Band aids, Neosporin, insect repellant
September – Underwear
October – Blankets
November – Backpacks
December – Hats, scarves and gloves

Savannah memorial to honor lives lost to COVID-19

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Savannah memorial COVID-19

The City of Savannah is inviting houses of worship, businesses and individuals to join in a national memorial for the lives lost to COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 5:30 p.m.

The City Hall bells will ring once for every 10 deaths in Chatham County at 5:30 p.m., and the building will be illuminated in red. Anyone wishing to participate is invited to ring bells, illuminate homes or businesses, hold a socially distant candlelight vigil and document their remembrance on social media using #SavannahRemembers and #SavannahStrong.

Savannah’s memorial will coincide with ceremonies in Washington, D.C., that will include a lighting ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. To date, more than 10,000 Georgians, including more than 240 Chatham County residents, have died from COVID-19.

Kid-friendly films in family program of Mountainfilm on Tour-Savannah 2021 Virtual Film Festival

Saturday, January 2nd, 2021

Mountainfilm Savannah family movies films 2021 festival virtual

The Mountainfilm on Tour – Savannah 2021 Virtual Film Festival – a nonprofit organization working in partnership with Mountainfilm in Telluride, Colo.- is January 22-25 2021.

The 2021 event will feature a virtual screening of a feature film as well as a documentary short films program and a special family program, which consists of 8 inspiring short, kid-friendly films.  Find the film descriptions here.

Family Program tickets as well as tickets for the feature film Public Trust and the Adventure Shorts Program are currently on sale at mountainfilmsav.org. The virtual family program is available beginning at noon on Fri. Jan. 22 and will be available until noon on Mon. Jan. 25 2021.

Public Trust/Adventure Shorts Program tickets are $20 per individual and $35 per family. Family Program tickets are $10 per individual and $15 per family. This event is a fundraiser for Mountainfilm on Tour – Savannah

All Mountainfilm on Tour – Savannah 2021 virtual film programs will be available on-demand from January 22-25, 2021.

Learn more here. 

Help a Savannah mom of 5 whose story reflects local increase in first-time homelessness due to the pandemic

Friday, December 18th, 2020

This 28-year-old single mom and her five kids, ages 2 to 10, were forced to move from their Savannah rental home this past spring when Robinet’s hours were cut at her housekeeping job at the Courtyard Marriott and she could no longer afford rent.

Since then, she and her children have lived in roughly 15 Savannah hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Her story is heartbreaking and reflects the increase in first-time homelessness in Savannah due to the pandemic.

Read this mom’s story here. 

Help this mom and her kids by donating here. 

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Bethany’s Happy Bags for the Homeless

Savannah’s number of people who are homeless for the first time is increasing. Here’s a way to get your children involved with volunteering to help.

Bethany’s Happy Bags for the Homeless in Savannah – started by Colleen Moultry and her daughter Bethany, a home-schooled first grader-  distributes care packages, which include a variety of supplies and a kind note for people who are homeless, to Savannah shelters and hand out on the street.

To volunteer, visit Bethany’s Happy Bags Facebook page or email Bethanyshappybags@gmail.com

How to help abused/neglected children in Savannah, Chatham County

Friday, November 13th, 2020

 

CASA Savannah Chatham County volunteer sessions 2020 virtual

You can change an abused or neglected child’s story.

Savannah/Chatham County’s nonprofit CASA program, part of a national program which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, is in need of more volunteers to represent the best interests of abused or neglected children in the court system.

This week’s SouthernMamas.com newspaper article spotlights how a Savannah CASA volunteer helped save a teen who ran away with a man she met online. Read it here. 

You, too, can become a CASA volunteer. Online CASA volunteer info sessions are held regularly.

Virtual informational sessions for volunteers
Thurs. Nov. 19 2020, 5:30pm
Thurs. Dec. 10 2020, 5:30pm

Register for the online info sessions on how to be a CASA volunteer here. 

CASA trains volunteers to serve as the eyes and ears of judges in child abuse and neglect cases. A newly trained volunteer is appointed one case at first to research in depth. This involves talking to the children, relatives, teachers and others, attending court hearings, completing court reports and more. The volunteer then reports back to the judge with information gathered about what would be in the best interest of the child.

Abused or neglected children in the court system who have a CASA volunteer are more likely to find a safe, permanent home, more likely to get more help while in the system, and more likely to do better in school.