Dream Weavers will host it’s annual movie night this coming Saturday evening at the Methodist Youth Center, AFUMC downtown Alpharetta, GA. We are proud to put on this event with the generous donations from Willy’s Mexicana Grill, who will provide the evening meal. We are also excited to have the Magical Entertainment of Mr. Rick Silver, who has donated his services as well. It appears that the children are in for a blast of fun.
Local Girl Scout Troup 10479 from Crabapple Crossing Elementary organized a month long toy drive and raises money for Dream Weavers of Georgia.
Supply Management Services, Inc. located in Atlanta, GA made a very generous donation of $10,000. Mr. Daryl Still, President of SMS, Inc. presented Fred Moeller, Founder of Dream Weavers of GA with the check last month. The funding will be utilized to meet the needs of foster children while in family home care. It is gestures like this that make it possible to accomplish the mission that Dream Weavers of GA strives for each year!! A big thank you to the SMS, Inc. team that made this possible!!
In March, the Clorox Foundation, the charitable arm of the Clorox Corporation gave more than $4,000 to Dreamweavers of Georgia.
“We recognize and appreciate Clorox for the children Dreamweavers supports,” said Dreamweavers’ Executive Director, Fred Moeller.
The Clorox Foundation tries to make an impact in the local communities where we live and work,” said Andy Mowery, Vice President of Supply Chain for Clorox’s Alpharetta office, which is located on Old Milton Parkway.
He said the company’s employees give money to charities every year. The company solicits suggestions for large contributions from its employees and Dreamweavers was suggested.
“This is a chance to connect with the community,” he added. “There are a number of suggestions every year, and we try to pick one or two charities a year.”
This year was a lucky one for Dreamweavers.
“A lot of people have the heart to give but don’t know where to give,” said Mowery. “This will help put Dreamweavers on the radar for our employees.”
“What they want to do matches our mission,” said Moeller. “Kids come into the foster care system traumatized, vulnerable and neglected.
State funding is not adequate to meet the demands of those in foster care, Moeller said. It falls to private groups to pick up the slack. Dreamweavers helps several hundred children each year with improved services.
“This is a huge shot in the arm for the kids,” Moeller said. “It’s wonderful. We can do marvelous things with this money.”
(Pictured are the BB&T staff at the Alpharetta Branch)
BB&T believes in giving back to local communities through their Lighthouse Project. For the third year, BB&T has allowed each of its 1,850 branches to choose a charity in their local market. The Alpharetta BB&T Main branch chose DreamWeavers of Georgia this year. The BB&T employees went on a shopping spree & bought supplies and clothing to help when children first come into care. The remaining funds will be donated to DreamWeavers to sponsor a few foster children in summer camps. BB&T hopes their efforts encourage others in the community to volunteer their time and support organizations such as DreamWeavers.
Alpharetta/Johns Creek Kiwanis honored DreamWeavers of Georgia with a $1,500 check. Alpharetta/Johns Creek Kiwanis held a Wine Tasting & Silent Auction for the benefit of DreamWeavers of Georgia on March 24th at Hinton’s Wine Store in Alpharetta. The Kiwanis mission is the belief that the most effective way to enhance a community is to enhance its children. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great things will happen. Thank you Alpharetta/Johns Creek Kiwanis!
Chipper Jones, the major league baseball player for the Atlanta Braves, who has spent most of his career as a third baseman, gives back to his community. The Chipper Jones Family Foundation donated $1,000 to DreamWeavers of Georgia and a jersey signed by “Chipper” himself for our upcoming annual fundraiser “One Night of a Thousand Dreams!”