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2014 Holiday Party Reminder and a Giving Opportunity

by Ernie Evangelista, 2014 SLA Georgia President-Elect

It’s not too late! If you haven’t replied yet to attend next Tuesday’s holiday party with the Atlanta Law Libraries Association (ALLA), the time to act is NOW! Details and an RSVP form at: http://georgia.sla1.org/2014/11/felices-fiestas-from-allasla-georgia/.

2014 ALLA President-Elect Richelle Reid has a direct connection to this year’s ALLA/SLA Georgia holiday party charity, Truancy Intervention Project, in that she’s a former employee and witnessed first hand their work and results. TIP is a non-profit organization that “strives to decrease chronic absenteeism by pairing trained volunteers with children and their families to provide them with the advocacy, resources and services necessary to ensure good attendance and success in school.” There are two ways of supporting this very worthy cause: Adopt a Child/Family Gift Giving or an online donation.

Gift Giving
Review the adoption list at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1STV8OgGS5u7yfGhzqG76joZg1XtDV74HvZQ0IDMZUoc/edit

  1. Select the person or persons you’d like to adopt.
  2. Add your name and affiliation in the column marked “ALLA/SLA Member.”
  3. Bring your wrapped gifts with you to the ALLA/SLA Georgia holiday party at Eclipse di Luna Tuesday, December 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

TIP guidelines for adopters:

  • Do not purchase more than three gifts for each child you adopt.
  • Do not exceed more than $75.00 for each child you adopt.
  • If you purchase a bike, please leave it UNASSEMBLED in the box.
  • Please purchase uniform type clothing, i.e. solid color polo tops, khaki or black pants, sweat shirts, and undergarments.
  • Wrap each gift individually and put a gift tag with the child’s name and number (ex. 1A-SW) on each individual gift and place them all in one bag.  Securely attach the Holiday Gift Tag on the front of the one large bag.
  • If you adopt a parent or guardian, please purchase gift certificates, such as Kroger, Wal-Mart, Target, etc.
  • Please be sensitive to religious differences and refrain from purchasing religious items.

Sample Holiday Gift Tag
Note:  To preserve confidentiality, only the group # and children’s initials have been provided on our list.  Please use the group # (numbers and letter) and adoptee’s initials on the main gift tag) as shown below.

TM
82-B


Online Donations
Begin at: http://www.truancyproject.org/index.php/donate

You can contribute any amount and be sure to include ALLA/SLA Georgia in the comments/notes box so that TIP knows that your donation is part of our gift drive.

Please contact Richelle Reid at (404) 727-4322 or rlreid@emory.edu with any questions and advanced thanks for your generosity!

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