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Kids Kickin’ for Cancer 2014, Oct. 23, Savannah

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Kids Kickin' For Cancer 2014

Savannah United presents Kids Kickin’ For Cancer, Thursday, October 23 2014 from 6-8pm at the Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex, 7221 Sallie Mood Dr Savannah, 31406

Everyone is invited to attend the family-friendly event to help us raise awareness and find a cure for breast cancer. There will be a silent auction, raffles, games, soccer, food and more.

Spread the word and bring your friends.

Learn more here. 

You’re invited: Family-Friendly Concert Fundraiser with Savannah kids’ band Made to Love, Oct. 3, Savannah

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Made to Love Savannah kids' band Come see this Savannah kids’ band – Made to Love – open for Savannah Christian Church lateChurch Band aka The Modern End & support a great cause.

6:45 PM this Friday Oct. 3 @ The Porch @ 17 E. 31St St., Savannah. Learn more here. 

The live concert is a benefit to help send the McHargue of family of Savannah (Dove, Amber & their identical red-headed triplets Lex, Brody & Collin) to serve with PROeM Ministries in Poland for the month of December. They will be helping to bring Savannah Christian’s The Journey to Poland.

Made to love logoDoors for the benefit open at 6:45pm. There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door(credit cards accepted) and everyone who donates will get a thank you gift.

Snacks and refreshments will be available.

There will also be a silent auction featuring an afternoon Sailing Adventure, Surfing Lessons & goodies from Jumping Jacks.

Learn more about the McHargues’ upcoming mission trip here.

Learn more about Savannah Christian Church’s ministries in Savannah and around the world at and by liking the Savannah Christian Church Global Outreach page on Facebook.

“Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” movie & Pee-wee Herman look-alike contest to benefit ailing Savannah musician & new dad, Lucas Theatre, Sept. 27

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure screening in Savannah to benefit Savannah father, musicianThe Lucas Theatre in downtown Savannah proudly presents famed director Tim Burton’s feature film debut: the beloved, family-friendly comedy Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, starring Paul Reubens as the iconic, perpetually childlike Pee-wee Herman. Rated PG. 92 minutes.

7 PM Sat. Sept. 27 2014
Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Savannah 31401

Special Benefit for Ailing Local Musician Keith Kozel

This special screening is a benefit for area musician, songwriter, new father, and longtime Vinnie Van Go-Go’s employee Keith Kozel (frontman for Savannah rock bands Superhorse and GAM), who, despite an extremely healthy lifestyle was diagnosed five years ago with Type 2 MPGN, a degenerative kidney disease.

After a debilitating stroke and over 20 visits to both the Mayo Clinic and Emory Hospital, both of his kidneys are now in the final stages of failure. Keith has been forced to leave his job and now requires dialysis to survive.

He is in desperate need of a kidney transplant, but insurance will only cover a tiny fraction of the approximately $350,000 required for such a procedure.

This screening is the first in a series of public fundraisers for Keith. 100% of all proceeds from both voluntary donations at the door –you may give whatever you can– and raffle tickets (for valuable items to be given away before the show) will go straight to his ongoing medical expenses.

Keith is the husband of Carrie Christian, owner of Scribble Art Studio in Savannah/Pooler. They have a 1-year-old daughter, Zelia.

Admission is free, with a suggested voluntary donation of at least $5 for kids and $10 for adults — 100% of which goes directly to Keith’s medical fund.

Pee-wee Herman Look-alike Contest

There will also be a Pee-wee Herman Look-alike Contest with a team of judges awarding prizes to three winners (adult male, adult female, and child under 12) with the best Pee-wee costume.

Please make plans to attend this fun night of charity and laughter, and bring some friends. Help pack the Lucas for Keith — a local original!

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure

An unexpected box-office smash when first released, this hilarious and head-scratchingly surreal motion picture has –in the intervening years– become a bona fide cult classic. Unfortunately, many people have never had the opportunity to see it as it was intended: on the big screen.

Co-written by Reubens and the late, great Saturday Night Live star Phil Hartman, and boasting a score by the Oscar-nominated Danny Elfman, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure follows snarky, idiosyncratic man-child Pee-wee Herman on an epic, cross-country quest to find and rescue his most prized possession: his custom-made, fire engine-red bicycle. Along the way, he encounters an endless parade of oddball characters, visits the Alamo, and learns an awful lot about life, friendship, and love.

Please make plans to attend this fun night of charity and laughter, and bring some friends. Help pack the Lucas for Keith — a local original!

Don’t miss Happy Half Hour before every Lucas movie. From 6-6:30 enjoy half price beer and popcorn specials.

Savannah United TOPSoccer Program for children with special needs

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Topsoccer Savannah soccer for children with special needs Savannah United is excited to be offering a TOPSoccer program for children with special needs this Fall 2014.

TOPSoccer is a nationally known program that provides meaningful learning, developmental and physical participation opportunities through the game of soccer.

Registration is open and the first session will be September 27th.

To learn more about the program and to register please click here .

SSA Savannah United – One Vision. One Community. One Club., 912-691-2472 email: Savannah United is a advertiser

Savannah Hope Affiliates offers therapy for children & adults including therapeutic art classes, music therapy, yoga for kids

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Therapeutic Art, Music Therapy Classes, Yoga for Anxiety  at Savannah Hope Affiliates

We’re thrilled to tell you about a new, much needed health service in Savannah: Savannah Hope Affiliates

Savannah Hope Affiliates in partnership with Hope Counseling Center in Savannah provides services & support to children & adults through an integrative approach to wellness. Offerings range from parent training in educational advocacy, counseling, Grief Recovery Method groups or one-on-one sessions, play therapy, music therapy, therapeutic art classes, yoga for anxiety reduction & nutrition consultations.

Their staff is fully licensed and/or certified in their prospective fields & strive to offer hope instilling, uniquely tailored treatment plans and/or life paths that allows each child, family, adult, and/or couple to develop & obtain their goals in a supportive environment.

Learn more about Savannah Hope Affiliates’ therapeutic classes, educational consulting, grief recovery & their team here. 

Learn more about Hope Counseling Center counseling services & their team here. 

Therapeutic Art Classes

Among the services & classes offered by Savannah Hope Affiliates is a therapeutic art class for children of all ages on Fridays after-school Oct. 3-Dec. 5, 3:45-4:45 PM.

Therapeutic art improves well-being and confidence in children. Classes are based on the premise that self-expression can be used to address emotional problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, and increase self-awareness. Children naturally communicate through art and play. Therapeutic art classes can give them a non-verbal way to face challenges.

Savannah Hope Affiliates is partnering with a favorite kids’ spot – Scribble Art Studio – to offer a unique class, giving your child an opportunity to express themselves in a nurturing environment.

Class will run for eight weeks Oct. 3 to Dec. 5. No classes on Halloween October 31st or Thanksgiving break November 28th. Cost $275. Class size is limited to 6 children.

To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025 or

Music Therapy

Music Therapy Classes will be held for ten weeks Wednesdays October 1 – December 3 from 3:45-4:30 (ages 6-9) and4:30-5:15 (ages 10-13). No classes during Thanksgiving break November 26. Cost $250. Class size is limited to 8 children. To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025

Yoga for kids

Yoga Classes will be held for ten weeks Thursday October 2-December 4 from 4:45-5:45 ( ages 7-10) and (11-14). No classes during Thanksgiving break November 27th. Cost $125. Class size is limited to 5. Age groups will alternate every other week for a total of five classes each. To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025

Grief Recovery for adults

Grief Recovery Group for Adults will be held for 10 weeks Tuesdays, September 30-December 9 from 7-9:00pm or Thursdays October 2-December 13 from 10-12:00. No classes during Thanksgiving break November 25 or 27. Cost $250. Class size is limited to 6 adults per class. To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025

Savannah Hope Affiliates, 37 West Fairmont Avenue, Suite 201 Savannah, 31406, email, tel.912.201.3025,

BBQ, Brews & Bluegrass benefit for The Next Generation, Savannah, Oct. 19

Friday, August 29th, 2014

BBQ, Brews & Bluegrass 2014 Savannah The Next Generation The Next Generation, a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center will host its 5th Annual Barbecue, Brews, and Bluegrass fall event on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 3 pm-7 pm at the Villa Marie Center on Isle of Hope.

Barbecue, Brews, and Bluegrass is a family friendly event and will feature activities for kids that include, a pumpkin patch, face painting, dunking booth, rock wall, and more.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door) for adults, kids 12 and under are FREE! Musical entertainment will feature several local bands including, The Jimmy Wolling Bluegrass Band and Connellis.

About The Next Generation

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

Annual Buddy Walk & FREE Family Fun Festival, Oct. 4, Savannah

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society The 2014 Buddy Walk will be Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10AM in Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah.

The ninth annual one-mile fundraiser benefits the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS). About four thousand people attended the walk last year and thousands are expected to attend the event this year. The Buddy Walk raises awareness and funds for local programs, includingCamp Buddy, 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.

Cheerers needed

Calling all zealous kids & high-spirited merry-makers. Organizers of theLowcountry Down Syndrome Society 9th Annual Buddy Walk want YOU to line the corners of the Forsyth Park (Drayton and Gaston; Drayton & Park; Whitaker & Gaston; Whitaker & Park) to encourage & Hi-Five all the walkers @ the 1-mile fundraising walk taking place this Sat. Oct. 4. The LDSS team will be recognizing three cheerers from the crowd, based on: “Most Spirited”; “Puts a Smile on My Face” ; “Unsung Hero”. Group Cheer Squads are welcome,too. For more info, contact Candy Bogardus at 912-663-8573, or Joe Marchese at 912-213-9999,

Family Fun Festival

The walk begins at 10 a.m. 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

The LDSS Buddy Walk is one of more than 300 Buddy Walks taking place across the country this October to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
Online registration is available at until Wednesday, Oct 1 at midnight. Participants can also signup starting at 8:30 am the day of the event. Registration is $12 per person or $40 for a family of four, which includes a T-Shirt, lunch and admission to the festival. For more information, contact Candy Bogardus at 912-663-8573 or, or


The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a non-profit support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership in support, outreach, education and advocacy. Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. We encourage people to bring their children. They are an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. More info here. 

Bring your prince or princess to meet Elsa: Happily Ever After Ball to benefit The Next Generation, Savannah

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Happily Ever After Ball with Frozen princesses Savannah


UPDATE: The Happily Ever After Ball if officially sold out!!


You’re invited to The Happily Ever After Ball
Sunday August 24th, 2-6pm
Brockington Hall, 213 East Hall St. near Forsyth Park

100% of Proceeds benefits The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center
Tickets are $20 each, you can purchase tickets through The Next Generation by clicking here.

Bring your prince, princess or pirate to this fun-filled evening for adults and children with lots of activities featuring all of their favorite fairy tale characters such as Cinderella, Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Tiana, and Merida and new this year: Elsa and Ana. Have your little girl’s hair done at Rapunzel’s Hair Palace, travel under the sea with the Little Mermaid and Prince Eric, and challenge Captain Jack to a sword fight throughout the Brockington Hall mansion in the historic district just off of Forsyth Park.

Meet your favorite princess or pirate, sword fight with Captain Jack, get dolled up at Rapunzel’s hair palace, capture your Tinkerbell adventure with Christine Hall and Snowball fight with Ana, Elsa, and Kristoff.

To purchase tickets click here

After your princess has her hair and make-up done, you can get her photo taken by Christine Hall, Savannah’s most sought-after photographer. Your little ones are more than welcome to bring their favorite costumes (think Belle, Spiderman or Jake) but costumes are not required. There will be an amazing raffle, surprises and treats for moms and little ones, and plenty to eat at the Mad Tea Party. Don’t miss out on all the fun!

Happily Ever After Ball sponsors are Elkins Constructors, Bleu Belle Boutique, Whole Foods, Posh Petals and Pearls and many many more.

The Next Generation is a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. The Next Generation is comprised of young professionals, neighbors, parents, and friends throughout Savannah and the Coastal Empire who are interested in donating their time, talents, and financial resources to the patients and families of The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center.

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Yard sale Aug. 2 to send a Savannah family on a mission trip to Poland

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Poland mission from Savannah Christian Church Chances are you’ve heard of or maybe even attended the impressive The Journey interactive Christmas Story at Savannah Christian Church during the holiday season.

But did you know there’s a similar production modeled on the Savannah Christian Church one that takes place in Poland each Christmas, too?

This upcoming Christmas, lateChurch/Savannah Christian is sending a beloved Savannah family – parents Dove & Amber McHargue along with their identical red-headed exuberant triplet boys (pictured to the right) – to Poland for December with Proem Ministries. This spirited Savannah family will be involved in so many areas while in Poland – participating in camps, music, workshops and anywhere they are needed.

The McHargues will also have the opportunity to serve in the Polish version of The Journey, a re-enactment of the night Jesus Christ was born, called the Journey to Bethlehem. Last year during the 10 nights that it ran in Poland, 5,000 people attended. 

But the McHargues need your help!

You can help send the McHargue Family to Poland by attending a HUGE yard sale/bake sale Saturday, August 2 at 7 AM – 3 PM, 136 E. 64th St., Savannah, 31405. Every penny raised at the sale will go towards the McHargue family’s mission trip to Poland.

If you have any items, yard sale or bake sale, that you would like to donate,  there will be a Donation Drop Off Day Friday, August 1st at the same address (corner of 64th and Habersham) from 2-7pm. If you don’t have anything to donate, please come check out the sale. It is going to be HUGE and for a great cause.

Learn more about the huge yard sale/bake sale via the Facebook event page here. 

Date Night: Band Against Cancer Concert Bash, May 31, Savannah

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Band Against Cancer Savannah Nick Rintye

Help Savannah father & husband Nick Rintye raise money and awareness for the fight against blood cancers @ Band Against Cancer Concert Bash, 4-9 PM May 31 @ Knights of Columbus, 700 Christopher Drive behind Wangs restaurant on Waters Avenue.

All proceeds benefit the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society through the Man of the Year campaign.

Nick Rintye, who is putting on this event, is a Hodgkin Lymphoma survivor. He was only 37 when diagnosed. LLS helped the Rintye family when Nick was sick so he is trying to pay it forward. The Rintye family is living proof that the money raised in our community stays in our community.

The bands, location and other vendors are all volunteering/donating their time and resources for this event so it’s another example of our community coming together for such a great cause. More info here.