Thanksgiving: Donations Still Open? (Contact Info. Included)

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator

Happy Thanksgiving!

As announced in our Oct. 20 entry, How is GCSS “Giving Thanks” this Thanksgiving?, we are still collecting donations for our Thanksgiving baskets, which are being designed by members of the Excitement Committee.

We recently received the “Heavy Duty Storage Boxes” that will be used as material for the baskets, so construction will begin today. Volunteers from our Art and Food program have come to the main office to work on the project – we may have pictures soon!

And, as stated in the earlier entry, the cutoff date for donations is Monday, November 15, so there’s less than a week left!  Donation containers are still available at our main office; our Art and Food program in Marietta; the Marietta Enrichment Center (MEC); the Gwinnett Enrichment Center (GEC); Our Place; and the Georgia Adult Autism Program.

Your help is appreciated!  Thank you.  Here is the contact info. for the above programs, in case you need it:

Georgia Community Support & Solutions (Main Office)
1945 Cliff Valley Way NE
Suite #220
Atlanta, GA 30329

Adult Autism Day Program
1955 Cliff Valley Way NE
Suite #120
Atlanta, GA 30329

The Marietta Enrichment Center (MEC)
1395 S. Marietta Pkwy.
Building 700, Suite #700
Marietta, GA 30067

Art & Food
2060 Lower Roswell Rd.
Suite 150
Marietta, GA 30068

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About gcsscommunity

My name is Eric Pudalov, and I work as Community Events Coordinator with Georgia Community Support and Solutions, whose mission is to provide creative, life-enriching solutions to people with developmental disabilities and their families. I became interested in this field, however, due to having a disability myself; namely, I had brain surgery in 1996 at age 14, to remove a benign tumor. Following this, I had many difficulties with short-term memory, loss of strength, confusion, and emotional control. Fortunately, at present, I've recovered much of what I'd lost. Despite some setbacks, I graduated high school with honors, and received an academic scholarship to Adelphi Univ., where I earned a BA in Communications. Since then, I've held a number of different jobs and internships, among them a TA position at Sylvan Learning Center, and work as a "Service Leader" with Hands on Atlanta. Since living in GA, I've also been involved with two programs (including GCSS) that serve people with disabilities. My experience has included sharing apartments with adults with autism and other disorders. Though my so-called "limitations" may differ from those of others in the program, these experiences have helped me to realize that people, overall, are capable of much more than we may at first perceive. Search Engine Submission - AddMe
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