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Kids Yule Love: Day 4 of 13 Days of Giving

Kids Yule Love: Day 4 of 13 Days of Giving

Kids Yule Love is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 and its mission is to provide Christmas presents and a message of hope to the less fortunate children in the Middle Georgia area.

Kids Yule Love partners with businesses in the Middle Georgia area who either want to become a sponsor or a  Kids Yule Love drop point.  Kids Yule Love also serves people throughout the year with Baskets of Joy at Easter, Kids School Tools during the school year & the Smoke Detector Program. 

You can help by donating Christmas toys, volunteer or give donations for other programs throughout the year.

Learn more at http://www.kidsyulelove.com or call 478-741-3032.

We'll have more on 13WMAZ Eyewitness News.

13 Days of Giving Spotlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters

13 Days of Giving: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Heart of Georgia serves children in Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Greene, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Monroe, Peach, Twiggs, Washington, and Wilkinson Counties.  

They have been providing help for community kids since 1953.   Children who have mentors go to school more often, get higher grades, get along with others better, and have higher levels of self esteem.

To help with this project you can volunteer to be a mentor, or donate holiday items for families.

For more information on how you can help with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, call 478-745-3984, e-mail agency@bbbsheartga.org or visit www.bbbsheartga.org

We'll have more on 13WMAZ Eyewitness News.

Today's 13 Days of Giving Spotlight: Project Giving

From December 1-13 we're highlighting a different local organization on 13WMAZ Eyewitness News.
We'll show how you can volunteer, donate or give back to make the holidays a little brighter.

Today, we're highlighting Project Giving, an all-volunteer, organization building "Bridges of Hope" for families who are suffering from chronic medical illnesses.

To help with Project Giving during the holiday season, join the family Christmas adoption project.

To learn more: visit www.projectgiving.net, e-mail info@projectgiving.net or call 478-224-HOPE.


Chamber Announces Eye Care Ribbon Cutting

The Jones County Chamber of Commerce will welcome new business and new Chamber member, Cathy's Eye Care on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. during a ribbon cutting.

Cathy's Eye Care is located at 4288 Gray Hwy.


Old Friends Christmas Sing

Immanuel Baptist Church will host a performance featuring Ann Downing, South Georgia Quartet, Ginny Porter, Becky Hataway, Sharron Kay King, Pure Heart, Darryl Wilson, Abbigail Fisher, Mary Cone, Sandra and friends on Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.

For more information, call Jonathan at 478-918-7800.


Energy Assistance Program to Open

Georgia’s regular Energy Assistance Program will open on Dec. 1, 2010 for all eligible households. 

The program provides financial assistance to low-income, elderly and handicapped households to help pay their home heating costs.

Households participating in the program must meet income criteria and be responsible for the cost of heating their homes.  To be eligible, households must have an income equal to or less than 60 percent of the state median income guidelines - $21,940 for a one-person household, $28,691 for two people, $35,442 for three people, $42,193 for four people, $48,944 for five people, $55,695 for six people, $59,961 for seven people, or  $58,226 for eight people.

Payments will be made primarily by checks to home energy suppliers for gas, electricity, wood, coal, or kerosene used in heating a home.

The one-time payments will average about $345 per household.

Grand Opera House Upcoming Events

Come check out the events at the Grand Opera House at 651 Mulberry Street, Macon, Ga. Events such as:

The Diary of Anne Frank Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, 7:30 p.m. and with the Educational performance Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, 10 a.m.

Christmas at the Grand Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia Wednesday-Saturday, Dec. 8-11, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 11-12, 2:30 p.m., 

Scrooge Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

John Tesh featuring Friday, December 17, 2010, 8 p.m.

John Berry – The Christmas Concert featuring Sunday, December 19, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

For tickets and more information visit http://www.thegrandmacon.com/events/home.php or call (478) 301-5460.