2017 Neighbor in Need in Need Gala is a Wrap!
Neighbor in Need East Atlanta and East Atlanta Community Association want to extend a sincere and hearty thanks to those who attended the recent gala and donated generously. Those contributions guarantee that we can continue to provide our low-income seniors with emergency home repairs.
"The Greatest Show in EAV" was a spectacular evening filled with an abundance of delicious food and cocktails, lively music, and sparkling talent that lit up the Big Tent. We are proud of our volunteers for putting on this memorable event in such a short amount of time. Occasions such as this demonstrate the genuine sense of community in East Atlanta, and we thank you for your dedication and support to a worthy charity such as Neighbor in Need.
“The Greatest Show in EAV” raised over $16,500 in financial donations and an additional $10,150 which included both ticket and raffle sales for the gala. In addition, $5,500 of in-kind donations were made including marketing, social media, electrical and technical equipment, food, beverage, print, banners, and entertainment. We are truly humbled by the support we received from our friends and businesses in and around East Atlanta.
To our generous Financial Sponsors:
The Big Top Financial Sponsors ($2500+)
- East Atlanta Strut
- Atlanta City Council Member Natalyn Mosby Archibong
- (The East Atlanta Foundation who hosts the East Atlanta Beer Festival (EABF).
The Fire Eater Financial Sponsors ($1000)
- David Garrison: Origins Real Estate & Jeffrey Heckman: Shelter Lending Services formerly Fairfield Mortgage.
- Rob Downs: Downs Capital and Dawn Porras: Nest Atlanta Real Estate Group & Joe's East Atlanta Coffee Shop
The Human Cannonball Financial Sponsors – ($500)
- Marc Takacs: In Atlanta - Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Midtown
- Kati Heller - McManamy McLeod Heller LLC
- Ormewood Animal Hospital
- Tibbets Workshop Andrew Tibbetts
- Lynne Garton: Nest Atlanta Real Estate Group
The Lion Tamer Financial Sponsors - $250
- Alexander Technical Resources
- Extraface Dave Coustan
- Park Pet Supply
- Emily Joy Hickman (Cook): Fidelity Bank Mortgage
- Eastlake Pharmacy
To our in-kind sponsors:
Thank you for covering a large percent of up-front and necessary expenses of putting on the event.
Pallookaville, Tito's Handmade Vodka (Office Vodka Sponsor), Argosy (VIP reception and Mixology Master Armando Celetano), Cal's Tree Service (wood for fire pits and a silent auction donation), East Atlanta Copy Center (printing posters and collateral), The Elder Tree Public House (VIP reception), The East Atlanta Foundation East Atlanta Beer Festival (craft beer), The Glenwood (VIP reception), IFO Signs & Graphics (outdoor banners), Joe Price Design (design), Lyle Photos (photography), @Kommune Inc. (technical and electrical equipment), The Midway Pub (VIP reception bites and liquor), Kevin Spigener and Steve Devore (wine), ScreenFixing.com (media/electronics), Marc Takacs, In Atlanta, Traci Sampson: Traci with an Eye Graphic Design, LLC (social media), East Atlanta (Coca-Cola products and straw), Matthew Denine (Ring Master and Master of Ceremony), Kylee Mayer (chalkboard frames). AM 1690 (Radio Spot), and all of those who created baskets for our raffle contest.
To our performance artists:
Thank you for providing the marvelous entertainment that made the Big Top magical.
Liquid Sky (Performance Artists, Aerialists, Tumblers), Metropolitan Studios (Burlesque Dancers), A Tribute to the King” (Tim Elvis Ritzka) an Elvis Impersonator), Mary Strawberry (Side Show Acts), Nicolette Emanuelle (Stilt Walker, Performance Artist), Logan La Juggler (Juggler), Zada and Ynni (Tarot Card and Psychic Readings, Fire on the Midway (Fire Pinball Machine), Grant Park Collective (Jazz Trio), Galish Group, Insurance Solutions (High Striker), Uncle Daddy & The Kissin' Cousins (Hillbilly Jug band)
And to all of our volunteers:
Thank you for spenting countless hours to put this together. We cannot thank you enough. You should be very proud of what your timeless efforts helped us achieve. We made a miracle come true in EAV! Betsy, Joe, Stacia, Jeanne, Nate, Johnathan, Marc, Sinead, Mary, Traci.
Year to date 2017, Neighbor in Need East Atlanta has completed over 34 repair projects costing over $31,000. Since its inception in 2010, Neighbor in Need has completed over 170 repair projects, costing over $148,000. Thanks to your support, we can continue our mission of keeping low-income seniors safe and comfortable in their homes. Keep a look out for our 2018 Gala “Save the Date” coming early 2018!
With warm thanks,
Nancy Carpenter & Marc Takacs
Neighbor in Need East Atlanta
Neighbor in Need East Atlanta would like to offer sincere apologies to David W. Garrison - Origins Real Estate, Jeffrey Heckman Shelter Lending Services formerly Fairfield Mortgage, and Lynne Garton - Nest Atlanta Real Estate Group for clerical mistakes on our banner present at the event. We regret the errors.
You are invited to attend EACA’s July meeting on Tuesday, July 9 at 7pm. During the meeting attendees can hear updates from EACA committees, hear about the latest development projects, details on neighborhood events, and members will vote on land use, zoning, and alcohol license applications.
Keep your Independence Day celebration close to home. The East Atlanta Strut is bringing a professional fireworks show to the village on the Fourth of July at 9:30 p.m. There will be a viewing area set up on Glenwood Avenue in front of Holy Taco, 1314 Glenwood.
Mayhem on Milton Place has a new date - Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 2 pm to 8 pm! Come meet your neighbors, bring some food for the potluck, and enjoy the unique culture of East Atlanta.
NPU-W unanimously passed two resolutions concerning the proposal to exchange about 50 acres of Entrenchment Creek Greenspace for privately owned, partially cleared land. These resolutions outline the community's concerns and contain links to the deeds and documents cited. EACA members are encouraged to make their opinions about this proposal known to our DeKalb County Commissioners.
EACA's Land Use and Zoning Committee is hosting an information session about the Bouldercrest Triangle historic small business district - current status and proposed zoning changes. Please RSVP.
EACA's Transportation Committee will be meeting soon after a lengthy hiatus, and we need you! Are you concerned about pedestrian safety? More and better bike lanes? Do you have ideas about upcoming road projects in East Atlanta? Do you want those metal plates paved over? Together, we are more effective advocates. If you are interested in working towards solutions to East Atlanta's transportation issues, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Atlanta Business Association is hosting an information session about the Neighborhood Commercial Zoning (NC-2) that governs East Atlanta’s retail mix, development and paid parking to name a few. Everyone is welcome to attend this presentation and Q&A session, but please RSVP.
Eastside Church is hosting a blood drive on Sunday, June 23 from 9 am to 2 pm, and looking for blood donors within the community to help reach their goal of 59 participants. Schedule your appointment today!
Join your neighbors at Marbut and McWilliams for the 1st Annual Block Party on Saturday June 15 from 4pm to 8pm. Yard games, water slide, low country boil, home brew and DJ! This is a free event, but all donations are welcome. We are excited to meet all of our local neighbors. This program is supported in part by the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs. A City of Atlanta grant to your East Atlanta Community Association provides funding for this event.
N. H. Scott Park formerly known as Mark Trail Park is having its 2nd annual community day on June 22, 2019. Enjoy the day of family fun!
Join the East Atlanta Community Association for Drag Queen Bingo featuring the East Atlanta Strut Queens. Enjoy a fun day with your neighbors, drink specials, fun prizes and music by DJ DeWayne Morgan. A $5 donation requested for bingo to benefit EACA Community Outreach.
Learn more about Thrive! a new program in Atlanta seeking youth host homes to provide supportive, short-term housing for youth ages 18-24 experiencing homelessness and/or leaving the foster care system, with a focus on youth who identify as LGBTQ
East Atlanta Security Patrol (EASP) is increasing patrols in East Atlanta for the summer months and would like to extend a special offer to new members. Join before May 24 and your membership will begin in time for extra patrols during the Memorial Day holiday. That’s over 1 month of free membership! EASP employs off-duty Zone Six police officers to perform additional patrols within the East Atlanta community. All patrol officers are armed, in uniform, with full arrest powers.
East Atlanta's original block party is back for 2019! Come meet your neighbors, bring some food for the potluck, and enjoy the unique culture of East Atlanta. May Ave neighbors will be providing a taco bar for your gustatory amazement. This program is supported in part by the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs. A City of Atlanta grant to your East Atlanta Community Association provides funding for this event.
It’s time to clean out your closets and get rid of your unwanted shoes while making a Global Impact! The Maynard Jackson High School PTSA is collecting gently worn shoes in all sizes for a Shoe Drive where they will earn money per pound collected and shoes will be distributed to developing nations. Find a drop off location or schedule a shoe pick up today.
Neighbor in Need is partnering with ASW Distillery for our first Whiskey Giveback event hosted on April 18th where a percentage of all alcohol and ASW product sales will be donated to Neighbor in Need East Atlanta! Get into the "spirit" of charity and sample some fine Atlanta whiskeys at ASW Distillery while supporting long-term, low-income neighbors in EAV.
You are invited to attend EACA’s March meeting on Tuesday, April 9 at 7pm. During the meeting attendees can hear updates from EACA committees, hear about the latest development projects, details on neighborhood events, and members will vote on land use, zoning, and alcohol license applications.
Buy local at EAV’s Community Farmers market happening every Thursday evening starting on April 11. Enjoy activities for the kids, live music, chef demonstrations and ATL's freshest veggies, fruits, bread, eggs and more at the farmers market. Will we see you there?
EACA is excited to host another fun meet & greet at the Burgess-Peterson Academy’s orchard birthday party taking place this Friday, April 12. The Georgia Organics event officially at 3:30pm with a free fruit tree class led by Ranger Robby. EACA will be providing free mocktails using herbs grown in the BPA Garden for a 5 pm to 7 pm ‘happy hour’ and there will be activities for all age levels; including a mural painting and seed-bomb making for the kiddos, a community potluck, and of course, birthday cake.
Hop into the Spring season with the annual East Atlanta Easter Egg Hunt & Festival hosted by East Atlanta Kids Club on Saturday, April 13 from 10am - 12:30pm at Brownwood Park. This is a fun community-wide event for kids of all ages with the egg hunt, egg decorating, crafts, games, and lots of sweet treats! Many ways to help, either as a volunteer or make a monetary donation.
East Atlanta Kids Club is offering a Sci-Tech Fun & Fitness Camp at Brownwood Park in East Atlanta which offers hands-on activities including science experiments, technology and robotics, arts and crafts, music and beat making, and cooking and healthy eating to campers aged 7 to 14. Learn more about this fun camp option.
Join EACA Parks and Greenspace Committee on Saturday, April 6, as we continue our partnership with Trees Atlanta's 2019 Greenspace Guardians to rescue Brownwood Park's forest form the grip of non-native invasive weeds and restore native shrubs and wildflowers.
The Midway Pub is hosting a fundraising event for employee Taylor Corley on April 6. They are raising money to help with Taylor’s living expenses and medical bills while she is recovering from a motorcycle accident. All are welcome.
East Atlanta Strut has donated $40,000 to more than 40 worthy causes in the East Atlanta community through its Neighborhood Good Grant program. With funds going to early childhood organizations, elementary schools, high schools, senior citizen groups and a historic cemetery, the Strut is quite literally supporting East Atlanta residents from the cradle to the grave.
The City of Atlanta's Department of Public Works will be performing an extensive clean-up of the hoarding situation outside the home located at 1533 Van Epps Ave SE. This activity will occur no earlier than April 29th and will result in a large exodus of rodents, which will be looking for new places to call home. EACA is working with a private pest control company and the City to determine what rodent mitigation efforts may be done on the property to limit the impact to neighbors during and after the clean-up.
CHaRM (1110 Hill Street SE) will accept tires from Atlanta residents without any fee on April 13th from 9 am to 12 noon. This event is sponsored by the City Council, Department of Public Works, and the America the Beautiful Commission. To report scrap tires or volunteer, please call 404.330.6240 or email email@example.com.
Join EACA at the first neighborhood meet and greet of the year this Saturday March 23 at Midway Pub. Meet new neighbors, hang with old friends, grab some nibbles and maybe even win a free drink in our raffle. We look forward to seeing you there!
Bring your old electronics to the 3rd Annual EAV Electronics Recycling event taking place this Saturday, March 23 10am-1pm at the EAV Farmers Market spot. Presented by In Atlanta Realtors, the event will feature snacks for the kids, some puppy love with Paws Atlanta and a prize drawing. All are welcome!
Neighbor in Need is hosting its Annual Spring Poker Tournament taking place on March 23 at The Midway Pub. Your first 300 chips are free, but registration is limited to 50 people. All proceeds benefit Neighbor in Need of East Atlanta, who provides emergency home repairs for low-income elderly homeowners in East Atlanta, allowing them to stay safe and comfortable in their homes.
April Community EACA meeting taking place on Tuesday April 10. All are invited to attend. Hear committee updates, review land use and zoning applications and hear from special speakers.
March Community EACA meeting taking place on Tuesday March 13. All community members are invited to attend to hear committee updates and hear from special speakers.
February Community EACA meeting taking place on Tuesday February 13. All are invited to attend. Hear committee updates, review land use and zoning applications and hear from special speakers.
January Community EACA meeting to hear committee updates, review land use and zoning applications and hear from special speakers.
November community meeting agenda: special guest Parish Underwood, Director of the YMCA, updates about Santafest, big news from the Transportation committee, several land use and zoning items including 770 Shadowridge (aka "Ormewood Forest"), and more!
Overview of November LUZ meeting and summary of items up for review at EACA's November community meeting.
They started out our business by delivering fruit salads. Get Fruity has been around for 19 years as a hustle in college. For five months, their business has been in East Atlanta.
September community meeting agenda: "Back to School" update with the Atlanta Board of Education, LUZ items to discuss, and more!
Participate in the conversation of the Project Pabst festival application by attending the upcoming NPU-W meeting on the 27th, 7:30 at Village Church. View the application here.