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.
Our goal of taking back the urban forest from the grip of non-native, invasive weeds came one-day closer to reality on Saturday, November 11th, when 12 volunteers form Trees Atlanta and EACA neighbors gathered in the forested south-side of Brownwood Park.
Neighbor in Need East Atlanta is organizing a Holiday Food Drive to help put a smile on the faces of seniors in our community. Contribute a few sides or a few dollars today!
"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. 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.
Community Farmers Markets (CFM) will be hosting its inaugural Red Clay Soirée fundraising gala on Friday, November 10. This worthwhile fundraiser will not only go back into our farmers market, but also feature the Octopus Bar and honor the late East Atlanta chef Angus Brown of SoBa and Octopus Bar.
Mission for Movement, Inc in association with J Green Productions and Dance 411 proudly present 'BEHIND THE MOVEMENT: "AMERICAN TEEN"' on Sunday, November 19, 2017, 6pm - 9pm.
Thank you to all 23 groups who support the library every day. A special congratulations goes to the system’s Friends groups winning the President’s Volunteer Service Award
Glenwood, between Blake and Clifton, boasts dozens of new crape myrtles; and Clifton, between May and Van Epps, has a new line of sweetbay magnolias!
EACA has initiated contact with the appropriate city of Atlanta departments as well as partner organizations with respect to meeting several maintenance needs in Brownwood Park, to include operational security lights, paved pathway repair, and tree health and hazard inspections.
Tropical Storm Irma wreaked havoc on thousands of residents throughout Georgia and Florida. District 5 also suffered damages in the wake of the storm.
EACA presents... Movies under the stars! A free community event for you, your friends and family. All ages welcome. Concessions for sale or bring your own.
Neighbor in Need East Atlanta is seeking a grant writer to help us obtain money to continue to fund our projects.
East Atlanta Security Patrol (EASP) is offering the month of September free to new and returning members!
With a focus on preserving greenspace in Atlanta, 5th District Councilmember Natalyn Archbong has introduced and the City Council passed two ordinances.
EAV RunFest, benefiting our local elementary school Burgess-Peterson Academy, is coming up on September 3rd. Sign-up to Run or Walk at www.runeav.com.
Join us on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at beautiful Brownwood Park in East Atlanta for another great day of bike racing & other fun festival activities! The Brownwood Bike Rally is a festive event celebrating cycling, fitness and health, for kids and adults.
Come by the EAV farmers market space this Saturday, August 26th, to watch Labyrinth under the stars, right in your own backyard. Admission is free!
The Greatest Show in EAV! Join us under the Big Top for the Neighbor in Need Circus Gala on Saturday, October 21st.
Meet your neighbors and have some fun at the East Atlanta Strut!
BATL’s August Civil War hike on Saturday, August 26th, will begin at the end of the Battle of Atlanta and move towards the beginning of the historic battle.
We are looking for any performers who are willing to donate their time to our event and raise funds for Neighbor in Need at our biggest fundraiser of the year! Fire breathers, fire spinners, flow artists, contortionists, strong man, dancing bear, fortune teller, tarot card reader, belly dancers, and more.
Attend the city's next Zoning Review Board meeting August 10th, 6 pm to have your voice heard in the next step in Heritage Capitol Partner's plans for the property referred to as "Ormewood Forest."
Atlanta Fulton Library System will feature art works by longtime Atlanta Public Schools Principal James Doanes. Most recently in retirement from the school system, Mr. Doanes had returned to assist both Peterson Elementary and Burgess Elementary in meeting student achievement goals and continued to consult with Burgess Peterson Academy
The Hyatt Regency is hosting its 4th annual Good Taste series and EACA found them visiting the EAV farmer's market to select food for the upcoming culinary challenge!
Volunteer at the East Lake PGA TOUR Championship Wednesday, September 20th to Sunday, September 24th and help Ahimsa House care for animal victims of domestic violence while their owners transition to safety.
Will the city's Tree Trust fund purchase urban properties such as Ormewood forest or larger suburban properties? Stephanie Stokes speaks with several people, including East Atlanta residents Grant Dollar and Alex Levy.
We welcome our new families from Reynoldstown and East Atlanta. Come have a hot dog and meet some new friends!
There are going to be many new families at BPA this year. If you see an unfamiliar face, please say hi and welcome them to the BPA family!
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.
September community meeting agenda: "Back to School" update with the Atlanta Board of Education, 770 Shadowridge updates, Project Pabst, and more!
Preview of the August community meeting agenda! East Atlanta Kids Club, Get Fruity, East Atlanta Service Patrol, and more!
Updates from Trees Atlanta, B*ATL and Heritage Capitol Partners regarding 770 Shadowridge Drive (the same property as is being campaigned about by the group "Save Ormewood Forest")
It’s easy to overlook special treasures in plain site. When you're headed north on Flat Shoals Ave. viewing all the eclectic businesses of East Atlanta Village, visit Versus ATL, EACA’s Featured Business of the Month for July.
Learn more about Poke Burri, EACA's Business Partner of the Month!