ATLANTA, GA -- New Acquisitions' National and Regional Directors, Zachary Schuch and Adam Gerald, teed off with international non-profit charity, Camp to Belong, at their 10th annual Swing for Siblings charity golf tournament. The tournament was held on October 21, 2016 at Bear's Best Atlanta golf course in Suwanee, GA and was held to raise money for the foundation's main purpose: to reconnect siblings separated by the foster care system.
According to the charity's website, more than 400,000 children are currently in foster care in the United States. Data obtained from the 2012 AFSCARS Report, distributed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, states that between 65 and 85 percent of those children have siblings also in the foster care system and over half of them are placed in separate homes from their siblings. Statistics from the same report also show that the number of youth aging out of the system is increasing and of those, 75 percent do not have or maintain strong sibling connections.
Camp to Belong wants to change that. By hosting events like Swing for Siblings, they are able to raise enough money to fund summer camp programs that allow siblings separated by the foster care system to reunite for a week of fun.
"Siblings may not have the opportunity to read bedtime stories together at night, have breakfast together, cheer for each other at school functions or share precious holidays – all the things that typical siblings get to do each day. Siblings are often taken for granted. Yet, the sibling relationship can be our longest relationship in life," states Camp to Belong's website. "Our primary goal is to provide a sense of belonging to youth as individuals, and as siblings, giving them opportunities to share childhood memories together and among other youth in the same situations."
Schuch and Gerald, both having siblings of their own, were touched by the foundation's mission and jumped at the chance to participate. The pair donated $300 together to attend the tournament and invited other New Acquisitions affiliates to join them, bringing their donation to about $600 total.
"It was humbling to learn more about the charity's mission," said Gerald, "It's easy to take things for granted, like having your siblings around. You can tell just by talking to the hosts that this is something they're really passionate about and I'm happy we got to be a part of it."
ATLANTA, GA - Last Thursday, October 20, 2016, popular Brookhaven restaurant, The Haven was host to a Ronald McDonald House charity event and the New Acquisitions team was proudly in attendance. The team had the opportunity to dine at the restaurant as well as participate in a raffle that the charity had set up outside.
One of the country’s most well-known charities, the Ronald McDonald House Charity foundation helps house families with sick children near the hospital or treatment center where their child is receiving care. The families are able to stay at one of the houses for little to no cost while also receiving home-cooked meals, private bedrooms, and playrooms for other children in the family.
To learn more about the Ronald McDonald House Charity foundation and how to get involved, please visit their website at www.rmhc.org or www.armhc.org for their Atlanta chapter.
The raffle prizes included a $500.00 Macy’s shopping spree for third place, two round-trip tickets (location to be determined by winner) courtesy of Southwest Airlines for second place, and a 2017 BMW 428i Convertible as the grand prize. The winners will be announced in the beginning of December.
“It’s exciting to see how many people are participating, not just for the prizes, but because it’s going to a good cause,” said Amber Abrams, office manager at New Acquisitions. “Even if you don’t win, you know that you were a part of something that helps families in their time of need.”
The New Acquisitions team was able to donate a total of $1,100.00 to the cause by participating in the raffle. Each raffle ticket cost $100.00 and went towards the foundation’s Atlanta chapter.
Abrams received recognition from the team for discovering the charity event and coordinating the corporate outing.
“I’m glad Amber heard about this event and I’m proud of my team for jumping at the chance to participate,” said Zachary Schuch, National Director of Operations at New Acquisitions. “We try to acknowledge our team for their hard work as much as we can, so it’s great that we were able to hang out with them outside of the office while also giving back to the community in the same night.”
Please visit the New Acquisitions website, www.newacquisitionsinc.com, in order to learn more about past charity events and to suggest any upcoming events in the Atlanta area.
ATLANTA, GA -- Promotional, advertising and marketing firm, New Acquisitions, is a company that prides themselves in their philanthropic ventures, especially during the holiday season. Their tradition of giving back to the community has continued through their most recent donation to Meals on Wheels' Atlanta chapter.
According to the charity's website, their mission is to support senior independence through providing meals, shelter, education, and a community where they feel welcome and supported. The Meals on Wheels program is designed by nutritionists and are meant to assist seniors 60 years of age and above that are unable to prepare or afford their own meals. In Atlanta alone 200,000 meals are delivered annually and over 130 seniors are currently on a waiting list for the program.
The New Acquisitions team came together to donate a total of $252 to the cause, which equates to 6 weeks of home delivered meals for seniors in the Atlanta area. With their donation, the team was given hand written letters from seniors thanking them for their generosity.
"It was great to get those thank you notes," said Office Manager, Amber Abrams, "When you donate, you know what cause the money is going to but sometimes you don't get to see how it directly affects the people that it's meant to help. The thank you notes were a wonderful surprise and I love that we got to indirectly communicate with the people that we helped."
The donation to the charity hit home for Human Resources Coordinator, Morgan Wright, whose grandfather was a recipient of the program while he lived with her as a child. Wright's grandfather lost his left eye due a work accident in his twenties. Years later, his right eye contracted a retinal disease that caused him to slowly lose the rest of his sight over time leaving him blind.
Since Wright and her brother were both in school and her parents both worked during the day, her grandfather was left alone to prepare his own lunch which proved to be difficult. Her grandfather luckily was chosen to be a recipient of the program shortly after a neighbor had suggested the charity.
"It was so much easier for him to get meals delivered straight to him that were ready to eat, instead of him trying to cook [meals] for himself," said Wright, "Knowing that we are going to help other people like my grandpa was an awesome way to kick off the holiday season. I hope that us donating inspires other companies to do the same."
The New Acquisitions team is excited to start their season of giving and plan to donate to other local charities both during the holidays and into the next year.
To read about other charities New Acquisitions has supported and to learn more about their website, please visit www.newacquisitionsinc.com.
To learn more about Meals on Wheels and how to get involved, please visit their website at www.mealsonwheelsatlanta.org.
ATLANTA, GA — On Thursday, April 24, 2016, the For a Day Foundation’s Atlanta Chapter held their 4th Annual Fundraiser at The Greystone Park at Piedmont Park. New Acquisitions’ directors and team members were in attendance to support the foundation’s cause.
The For a Day Foundation’s goal is to give children suffering with cancer a day to forget their conditions and to remember what it’s like to be a kid again. By hosting events such as “Queen for a Day” or “Hero for a Day,” the foundation’s volunteers assist the children in playing dress up and even invite local heroes, such as policemen, fire fighters, and local athletic figures to the events to raise the children’s spirits and create an experience for them that they will never forget, according to the foundation’s website.
By hosting these events, the foundation hopes to boost the children’s self-esteem and self-image, not only while they overcome their conditions, but also while they are in remission as well. Even the teenager’s are welcome, as Monica Louise, a cancer survivor and For a Day veteran, mentioned as she recounted her first time attending one of the foundations’ events in front of a crowd of fundraiser attendees.
To learn more about the For a Day Foundation, visit their website at www.foradayfoundation.org/
Thursday’s fundraising event began with a silent auction and hors d'oeuvres being served to the guests. Among the prizes were signed sports memorabilia from local Atlanta teams such as The Falcons and The Hawks. Guitars with various signatures from local musicians like the Zac Brown Band were also on display, as well as packages from local vendors, including restaurant deals and sight-seeing adventures in the Atlanta area.
The night concluded with a live-auction for more exclusive packages, such as hotel deals and complementary nights on the town provided by local vendors as well. Afterwards, the attendees were welcome to take home their winnings, knowing their money had gone a good cause.
New Acquisitions’ team, as a whole, donated over $2,500.00 at the event. Director, Zachary Schuch personally took home a basketball signed by the broadcasters of Inside the NBA on TNT, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson, and Kenny Smith. Schuch also took home a framed poster signed by the band members of The Fray. Another team member took home a necklace from Jewels with a Purpose, an organization dedicated to donating high end jewelry to silent auctions that benefit charities. Other members of the New Acquisitions team took home restaurant vouchers and tickets to local events.
The team at New Acquisitions have set a goal for 2016 to keep their involvement in the Atlanta community high by attending similar fundraisers and events in the upcoming months.
ATLANTA, GA -- On Monday, October 31st, Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity of Oglethorpe University hosted their annual Trick or Treat in Traer event for the local Boys and Girls Club, local churches, as well as other children from their community. New Acquisitions team members, Trisha Miller, Lauren McDonald, Brandon White, and John Wilson were able to attend the event and participate in the festivities along with the students and the children. The team was also able to assist in running multiple stations at the event.
All children that attended the event were treated with food, crafts, a student-sanctioned haunted house, cookie decorating, illusion stations, and of course, trick-or-treating at the college's freshman dorm, Traer Residence Hall at Oglethorpe University.
From 4:00PM to 6:00PM on Monday night, the team handed out candy, small toys, and other treats to the children as they trick-or-treated through the campus dorms alongside members of Alpha Phi Omega. McDonald, Human Resources intern at New Acquisitions and member of the fraternity, exhibited her creativity by making a pumpkin display with cups and tissue paper for the kids to poke through and find Halloween surprises. New Acquisitions was able to create another inclusive station with clementines and markers where the children were able to create mini Jack-O-Lanterns.
"I was really happy that the 'Poke-A-Pumpkin' was a hit with the kids!," said McDonald on her Halloween project, "Trisha [Miller] was there to help me put it all together, so we had a ton of fun making it and then even more fun watching the kids go at it for their candy and toys."
To learn how to make your own "Poke-A-Pumpkin" for next Halloween, visit http://www.thriftyfun.com/Making-a-Poke-A-Pumpkin-Game.html for ideas.
According to McDonald, the fraternity hosts this event in the tradition of bringing a fun and safe trick-or-treating environment for children in the Atlanta community that may not otherwise have the opportunity to Trick-or-Treat.
"Our hope as an organization is to make sure that the kids are having fun while being safe at the same time," explained McDonald, "It's a win-win because the kids get to have a good time and the parents can relax knowing they're in a safe place."
As their clients and partnerships have grown, New Acquisitions enjoys giving back to the community and helping those in need. As an expanding Atlanta, GA based marketing firm, New Acquisitions enjoys knowing that they are able to help out those less fortunate in the local community.
New Acquisitions represents a broad range of industries including Home Entertainment, Satellite Television and Consumer Electronics. Currently one of the fastest growing firms in Atlanta, GA the team at New Acquisitions has just recently expanded into Seattle, WA, Orlando, FL and Tampa, FL in the last few months. With all of their growth, New Acquisitions attended Urban Recipe’s silent auction and charity event.
Urban Recipe is a food co-op designed to promote food security for families in and around the Atlanta area. Founded in 1991, Urban Recipe’s business model is being replicated and now providing meals for over 300 people a week. Some of their concepts include: No standing in line for hours to get food, strategic ordering of the foods that members really want, seniors don’t have to forgo medicine just to eat and struggling families have a steady supplement towards food security.
Daniel, one of New Acquisitions' managers says, “Here at New Acquisitions we have a firm philosophy in hiring all different walks of life and not basing our decisions on someone solely on their work experience but more so on their ability to work hard and what they can do for a company. We believe that someone’s worth to a company should not be based necessarily on how many degrees you have but more based on your ability to provide results. We feel that giving back to the community correlates directly to our philosophy of promoting from within without seniority and helping find and develop the next generation of entrepreneurs.”
The New Acquisitions team attended the recent charity event and was able to meet like-minded individuals while raising money for a good cause. The event was a huge success for Urban Recipe. “New Acquisitions looks forward to supporting the local community at upcoming charity events,” states Amber, one of New Acquisitions’ Human Resources Managers. Be on the lookout for the New Acquisitions team at future community events!