Make memories that matter. On Feb. 8, the Chattahoochee Plantation Women’s Club presents its 2014 Valentine’s Gala, “A Date to Cherish.”
The Gala, benefiting The Center for Children & Young Adults, will be at 7 p.m. at the Atlanta Country Club in Marietta.
The evening features cocktails, dinner and dancing as well as a silent and live auction and raffle drawing.
The Chattahoochee Plantation Women’s Club, a nonprofit women’s organization founded in 1970 and based in Marietta, is dedicated to community service, conserving natural resources and maintaining a strong social network in the neighborhood.
“Chattahoochee Plantation Women’s Club surveys their members annually to see what charity they would like to work with. This year, there was an overwhelming response to assist the Center for Children & Young Adults,” said Heather Brogdon Rees, a past president of the club who is in charge of communications.
Started as an emergency shelter for Cobb County Department of Family and Children Services, CCYA provides shelter and comprehensive services to young adults ages 13 to 21. The non-profit serves multiple counties throughout metro Atlanta, providing a home for youth who have been abused, neglected, su th ev li ch co and/or abandoned by their caregivers.
“While we don’t like to think about such horrible things in our everyday life, there are children in our community who have been and continue to be abused, neglected and/or abandoned. These children need a safe place to grow and heal with people who care for their mental and physical wellbeing. The Center for Children and Young Adults saves these children and allows them to thrive,” she said.
CCYA has three buildings on their campus, offering a dormitory setting for up to 37 youth at one time in need of shelter, treatment, care and guidance. The center operates three shelter programs as well as onsite individual, family and group counseling through Northside Psychological Services.
“In 2010, the center hired a new CEO, and the changes and progress they are making to expand their reach and their programs is something we very much wanted to be a part of,” Rees said.
CCYA’s helps youths get a permanent home or, where no placement is available, transition them successfully to independence.
“When our community pools our energy and resources, we can sustain and in some cases help heal those in need within our community. It is a vital part of keeping our community alive and strong,” Rees said.
The country club is at 500 Atlanta Country Club Drive, Marietta.
Tickets are $100 each. For reservations visit chattahoochee plantationwomensclub. org. To learn more about CCYA visit ccyakids.org.