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(Savannah private schools) Veritas Academy guest writer blog spotlights adoption

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Adoption Savannah Veritas Academy


Veritas Academy in Savannah has a new guest writer blog & you will appreciate the moving piece on it about adoption by pastor David Cleland of Savannah’s Hope Bible Church.

Pastor Cleland & his wife have adopted five children. FIVE. That is simply beyond impressive. Read it here.

More about Veritas Academy

Veritas Academy in Savannah offers a distinctive combination of substantive academics, genuine Christ-centered culture, and a format that tangibly engages the family.

Interested? Come find out how Veritas Academy’s classical, Christian, and covenantal education model is right for your children. During this open house you will get a chance to:
-Tour the campus
-Sit in and experience the classroom atmosphere
-Have a Q & A session with the Headmaster
-Receive curriculum & admissions information

Veritas Academy Open House 2018 PreK-2nd grade
Thurs. Nov. 15 2018, 9-11AM
25 W Oglethorpe Ln
Savannah, GA 31401-3971

Stay connected with Veritas Academy by liking their page on Facebook here.  On Instagram here.

Veritas Academy , Pre-K through 12th grade,  25 W. Oglethorpe Lane., Savannah 31401, 912-238-1222,  email Veritas Academy is a advertiser

Savannah Urban Garden Alliance benefit to help grow Public School Garden Manager Program

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

SUGA Savannah school gardens

SUGA Savannah Urban Garden Alliance fundraiser to support the school garden manager program to help get kids in the gardens and help SUGA grow into another public school in 2019. Kid-friendly.

Learn more here.

Sat. Nov. 3, 6-9 PM
Two Tides Brewing Company
12 West 41st St.
Savannah GA 31401

Free Election Day childcare to allow parents to vote @ YMCA of Coastal Ga branches; free Election Day Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Free Election Day Childcare YMCA of Coastal Georgia branchesThe Y is making it easier for parents to vote!

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia knows how important it is to cast your vote- and the Y wants to make it easier for parents!

On Nov. 6 2018, the YMCA of Coastal Georgia is offering free childcare to allow parents time to visit the polls. You can visit any participating YMCA to take advantage of their Election Day childcare.

Taking kids to the polls may add stress for busy parents and caregivers; the Y is committed to doing its part to help remove barriers to voting so that all Americans can vote.

Effingham YMCA: 1224 Patriot Dr, Rincon, GA 31326 8:45AM -12PM and 4:30PM – 8PM
Golden Isles YMCA: 144 Scranton Conn, Brunswick, GA 31525 8AM – 10:30PM and 5PM – 7:30PM
Habersham YMCA: 6400 Habersham St, Savannah, GA 31405 8AM – 1PM and 4:15PM – 7:30PM
Islands YMCA: 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah, GA 31410 8AM – 1PM and 4PM – 8:30PM
Liberty County/ ASYMCA: 201 Mary Lou Dr, Hinesville, GA 31313 8:30AM – 12PM and 4:30PM – 8PM
McIntosh County YMCA: 1111 Magnolia Bluff Way, Darien, GA 31305 9AM – 12PM and 5PM – 7:30PM
Richmond Hill YMCA: 154 Thunderbird Dr, Richmond Hill, GA 31324 8:15AM – 12:15PM and 4PM – 8PM
Statesboro YMCAL: 401 Clairborne Ave, Statesboro, GA 31458 8AM – 12PM and 4PM – 7:30PM
West Chatham YMCA: Isaac G. LaRoche Dr, Pooler, GA 31322 8:45AM – 1PM and 4:15PM – 7:30PM

Parents will need to complete a registration form and sign a waiver upon arrival at Childwatch if not a YMCA member.

YMCA of Coastal Georgia is a advertiser


Election 2018

Learn more about the candidates? Check out Voters Guide at

Find your polling place:

VOTE EARLY:  Find early voting hours & locations here. 


Free Ben & Jerry's ice cream Savannah Election Day Georgia Voter sticker

Free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for voters

Keep those “I’m A Georgia Voter” peach stickers after you vote.

Show your Georgia Voter sticker on Election Day Nov. 6 @ Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream on Broughton Street in Savannah to receive a free scoop of ice cream. Open 11AM-11PM on Tuesdays.

UPDATE: This offer is no longer being offered as Ben & Jerry’s said they cannot offer any special treat for voting, saying it’s illegal according to Secretary of State. 

Ben & Jerry’s Savannah
25 E Broughton Street, Suite 1B
Savannah, GA 31401


More Election Day Treats 

Show your “I’m A Georgia Voter” peach sticker on Nov. 6 to get these Election Day discounts:

Duck Donuts
99 cent coffee and free basic donut
7127 Hodgson Memorial Dr.

Free 22 oz. iced tea (all 5 Savannah area locations)
29 West DeRenne Ave.
4401 Ogeechee Rd.
1021 East U.S. 80, Pooler
7111 GA-21, Port Wentworth
130 Carter St., Hinesville

Sentient Bean
10% off all drinks
13 East Park Ave.

Ben and Jerry’s
Free scoop of ice cream
25 E. Broughton St.

Leopold’s Ice Cream
Upgrade your single scoop cone to a double scoop cone
212 East Broughton St.

The Coffee Fox
10% off your order
102 West Broughton St.

Henny Penny Café
10% off your order
1514 Bull St.

Blowin’ Smoke
Complementary peach-themed dessert or drink
1611 Habersham St.

B. Matthews
Complementary peach-themed dessert or drink
325 East Bay St.

East End Provisions
Complementary peach-themed dessert or drink
420 East Broughton St.

The 5 Spot
Complementary peach-themed dessert or drink
4430 Habersham St.

Early Voting through Nov 6th

Civvie’s on Broughton
10% your purchase
14 East Broughton Upstairs

10% off your purchase
2438 Bull St.

The Book Lady
20% off one regular stock used book
6 Liberty St.

Duck Donuts
99 cent coffee
7127 Hodgson Memorial Dr.

Salacia Salts
10% off your purchase
208 West Hall St.

The League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia and 9to5 Georgia have arranged for local businesses to give incentives for voting in the midterm elections on Nov 6 2018. Some businesses also are offering incentives during the Early Voting period as well. 

KATMA 2018 Kick-A-Thon Fundraiser, Savannah

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Kick-a-thon KATMA

Sponsor a KATMA student or provide a team to test how many kicks you can do @ the KATMA Kick-a-Thon Fundraiser in Savannah. How many kicks can you do? Each kick is $0.05 per kick.

Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts in Savannah is initiating their Skills for Life, community outreach mission. The mission is to provide affordable self-defense training to those who seek it.

Training will be provided at a reduced cost and free to others and will be based on financial need.

Skills for Life, is open to children and adults who normally would not have the opportunity to take part in martial arts, personal safety or safe-defense training.

The goal is to provide training the following groups of willing and qualified participates:
-Children and adults that have been bullied.
-Individuals that are victims and survivors of molestation and sexual assaults.
-Children and adults that have disabilities and are physically able to participate in training.
-Children that are currently in foster care. As well as children adopted with families in a financial need.
-Children and spouses of first responders and deployed military if qualified.

Sat. Nov. 10, 2018, 11:30AM-3PM
Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts – KATMA
210 W Victory Dr.
Savannah, GA 31405

Old Fort Jackson 37th Annual Silent Auction 2018, Savannah

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Old Fort Jackson Savannah Annual Auction 2018

Save the date for Old Fort Jackson 37th Annual Silent Auction fund raiser Sat. Nov. 3 2018, 5-9PM.

Guests can enjoy beautiful views of the Savannah River, a silent auction featuring many unique luxury items, observe artillery and musket demonstrations by costumed historical interpreters and eat delicious Lowcountry cuisine provided by Creative Catering.

The money raised from this fundraiser will directly support Old Fort Jackson in Savannah and will help support daily educational programming as well as special events.

The Annual Auction will have dozens of highly sought-after items for guests to bid on, including a 2-night stay at Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals valued at $600, an inflatable paddleboard from North Island Surf and Kayak valued at $625, 4 tickets to Atlanta Zoo valued a $104, a makers workshop for 6 to Salacia Salts valued at $240 and an Old Fort Jackson Soldier’s experience to learn how to fire the cannons valued at $750.

Old Fort Jackson in Savannah is the oldest standing brick fort in the state of Georgia and one of only five remaining Second System coastal brick fortifications in the United States. The site is solely reliant upon admissions and donations from community supporters to continue operating as a public historic site.

Admission to this event is free of charge.

The Annual Auction is a family event and all ages are welcome.

A Lowcountry boil and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.

This event is made possible by generous support from: Savannah Hardscapes, Dunn Foundation Inc, and Creative Catering.

Coastal Heritage Society is a advertiser 

Old Fort Jackson Auction 2018
Sat. Nov. 3, 2018
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31404

Early Voting 2018 in Chatham County

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Early Voting Chatham County Savannah 2018

Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams face off in the race to become Georgia’s next governor. The election is Nov. 6 2018.

Learn more about the candidates? Check out Voters Guide at

Find your polling place:

EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING: Oct. 15, 2018-Nov. 2, 2018

Early in-person voting is available 21 days prior to the General Primary and Nonpartisan Election. Any
eligible registered voter desiring to vote in advance during this period may do so in-person at the Voter

Registration Main Office, 1117 Eisenhower Dr, Suite E, Savannah, GA 31406, Mon-Fri, 8AM-5PM
No reason is required for absentee early voting.

Learn more here.


Oct. 27, 2018 Main Office 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E 9AM-4PM.
Oct. 28, 2018 Main Office 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E Noon-5PM

Additional voting locations around the county will be opened for your convenience. See locations and
times below.
Main Office 1117 Eisenhower Drive, Suite E 8AM-6PM
Civic Center 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave 9AM-4PM
Mosquito Control 65 Billy B. Hair Drive 9AM-4PM
Islands Library 50 Johnny Mercer Blvd 10AM-4PM
Southwest Library 14097 Abercorn St 10AM-4PM

Important dates

Oct. 15-Nov. 5: Early voting

Oct. 27: Saturday voting

Nov. 2: Request for absentee ballot

Nov. 6: Absentee ballot deadline

Nov. 6: Georgia General Election, including for governor

Opening in Savannah: Bitty & Beau’s coffee shop that employs people with disabilities

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Bitty & Beau’s coffee shop – which gives people with disabilities the chance to work – is opening in Savannah this month.

Founder Amy Wright named the shop after her two children who have Down syndrome.

The mission of the Wilmington-NC based organization is to employ those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities including Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and more.

The Savannah shop will be at 319 West Congress St. and is expected to open in October.

Wright anticipates hiring approximately 20 employees with disabilities, along with a small support staff at the Savannah coffee shop, which is the third Bitty & Beau’s location. The second location is in Charleston, SC @ 159 Church St.

Wright, recipient of the CNN Hero of the Year Award for 2017, said in her acceptance speech, “My children are not broken. My employees are not broken. 200 million people across the world living with an intellectual or developmental disability are not broken. What is broken is the lens through which we view people with disabilities. Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is a new lens, one that changes the way that people see other people.”

Bitty & Beau’s employees launched a new social media campaign titled #notbroken.

Learn about hiring opportunities here.

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2018) Pee Wee Rodeo 2018

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Pee Wee Rodeo 2015 Savannah Urban Hope

Save the date for the 5th Annual Pee Wee Rodeo, Nov. 17, 2018 @ The Old Dairy Farm, 2500 Tennessee Ave.
Time: 10AM-1PM
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.

10th Annual Statts Fest Savannah

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

10th Annual Statts Fest will be Sept. 29 2018 @  in the yard @ the Rail Pub in Savannah & live music & 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. 29 2018
4PM – 7PM

Learn more @ .

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



2018 Buddy Walk & FREE Family Fun Festival, Savannah

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society

The 2018 Buddy Walk will be Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10AM in Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah.

The 13th annual one-mile fundraiser benefits the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS).

Past events 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.



(Savannah Summer Camps 2018) FREE camp @ The Fresh Air Home, Tybee Is.

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Fresh Air Tybee Summer Camp 2018

For over 120 years, The Fresh Air Home on Tybee Is. has served as a summer camp for children of Savannah & surrounding areas.

The Fresh Air Home – located on the beach on Tybee Island – provides a camp for children whose family could use a little help.

The Fresh Air Home offers a loving, secure and nurturing environment. For many, attending camp is an experience of a lifetime. The organization that runs the camp is a non-profit group of 50 women who are all volunteers.

Thanks to many generous donors, there is no charge to attend this 11-day, overnight camp.

The Fresh Air Home on Tybee Is. accepts campers ages 4-11. The typical child who attends may be from a single parent home, a family that is in financial crisis, one dealing with an illness or other family issues.

The camp is for a child who could benefit from time at camp but the parent can not afford this luxury.

Registration packages are mailed out as requests from the hotline are processed.

To request an application, please call the voicemail hotline at 912-786-4886. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week beginning April 23rd.

Camp Dates 2018

Session II: Mon. June 18 – Fri. June 29
Session III: Tues. July 2 – Fri. July 13
Session IV: Mon. July 16 – Fri. July 27

Learn more here. 

Fundraiser for family of “Kate the Great” @ Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market, Savannah

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Kate Great Fundraiser Savannah 2018 Wilmington Island Farmers Market

The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market  will host a fundraiser for the family of nine-year-old dancer Kate McKay, also known as “Kate the Great,” who was diagnosed with leukemia and passed away on April 26.

Donations will be collected to help the McKay family, who live in Thunderbolt, pay for medical bills and funeral expenses. Funds will also be raised via a silent auction featuring over 70 items, including a Yeti cooler, a round of golf at the new Savannah Country Club, jewelry by SCAD alumna, original artwork, beauty packages, gift cards to Savannah businesses and more.

Highlights of this family-friendly event include a guest appearance by 97.3 Kiss FM, free information sessions with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Savannah, a water slide, a soccer skills demonstration from Savannah United, Father’s Day crafts, giant yard games with Mathnasium and Leopold’s famous ice cream. The market will offer its customary variety of food, including $1 hot dogs, and handcrafted items for purchase from local vendors.

Admission to this special market, co-hosted by Gretchen Greene School of Dance, is free and open to the public. Parking is available on-site.

Learn more here. 

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Leopold’s Ice Cream: 10AM- 1PM
Savannah United Soccer Skills Demonstration: 10:30 – 11:30AM
97.3 Kiss FM Radio Appearance: 11AM-Noon
$1 Hot Dogs: 11AM-12:30PM

Wilmington Is. Farmer’s Market
Islands High School
170 Whitemarsh Island Road
Savannah 31410

Free school supplies, haircut, uniform for kids @ Back to School Bash 2018, Savannah

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

free back to school bash

Families are invited to visit Compassion Christian Church East Campus in Savannah for a FREE Back to School Bash.

This is a chance for children to receive free uniforms, school supplies, toiletries, and a haircut before going back to school.

This event is offering each child: a free bag of school supplies, a free bag of hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, bars of soap, shampoo, deodorant) and an opportunity to pick out a free, gently-used uniform and shoes (while supplies last); plus a free haircut.

There will be games, prizes & fun

Sat. July 21, 2018
Compassion Christian Church East Campus
9150 Old Montgomery Rd.
Savannah, GA 31406

Giveaway: Free month of Kindermusik Savannah to two children with special needs.

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

kindermusik savannah toddlers mommy & me

Imagine…an entirely free month of Kindermusik Savannah for your child in June.

Imagine…a place where your special needs child is welcomed, integrated, and treated just like everybody else- the uniquely special individual that she is!

At Kindermusik Savannah , every child has a special need- the need to be himself – in a comfortable, affirming and joyful learning environment.

This June,  Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano is giving away a free month to two children with special needs. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2018. For more information, email or text “FREEJUNE” to 912-432-5885.

Musical playdates for ages 0-7

There is still limited space left in our May musical play dates- “This is My Dance!” Open to ages 0-7 and their caregivers. Play dates will be May 19; May 23 & May 26 at 10AM. Enroll at

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

Savannah dentists: Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry creates sensory quiet room for patients with special needs & ages 1-3.

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Savannah dentists Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Krista special needs autism

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry in Savannah is doing even more to help put your child at ease when visiting the dentist.

The practice is building a sensory quiet room for those with special needs and for younger ones, age 1-3.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry accepts most insurance including the following insurance: Amerigroup, CareSource, PeachState and Well Care (these are all Georgia Medicaid) The other main ones accepted @ Dogwood are United Concordia/Tricare (military), Ameritas, MetLife and Cigna.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry in Savannah is accepting new patients and you can request an appointment online by visiting their Web site here.  


If you’re the parent or guardian of a child with disabilities, you’ll appreciate the support, skill and compassion found with Dr. Krista and our office.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry can help put your child on the path of good oral health with a preventative dental care plan customized to fit your child’s needs.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry
4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101
Savannah, GA 31405
912-298-KIDS (5437)

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry,, 4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101, Savannah 31405, 912-298-KIDS (5437), email Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry is a advertiser

(Savannah Summer Camps 2018) Kids Fashion Bootcamp @ House of Strut

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Kids Fashion Bootcamp Summer Camps Savannah 2018 House of Strut

House of Strut in Savannah’s Kids Fashion Bootcamp 2018 is a week long, hands-on fashion workshop camp for children ages 5 to 11 years. Camp concludes with a runway show!

Children design, create and have fun.

Camp will be June 25-June 29 or July 9-13 2018.

Camp hours are 10AM-3PM, Monday through Thursday and Friday 10AM-6PM with the runway show at 5PM on Friday.


The Kids Fashion Bootcamp 2018 focuses on educating these creative students on personal style, vintage versus fast fashion and fashion history lessons.

The hands-on projects include designing and creating their own fashions for the runway show at the end of the week. Fashion projects include: up-cycling denim, creation of jewelry, natural dying, screen-printing, styling and runway practice and education.

At the end of the week, the children will put on a runway show for parents, friends and the public.


To submit an application for your child, please click here.

The camp supports the Savannah non-profit, Loop It Up Savannah. 


House of Strut,, 17 West 41st St. (Lower Unit), Savannah 31401, (912) 712-3902, email House of Strut is a advertiser