Community Service

New Jack Jingle Jam and Toy Drive

Something happens when we take a moment to give especially to children.  

Real Chicks Rock!™ was honored to collaborate this past weekend with Shuffle and Repeat for their New Jack Swing Toy Drive.  It was rescheduled due to snow in Atlanta 2 weeks ago, which made it more exciting as the event was held with only 2 days before Christmas.  The room was filled with good music, good vibes and good times.  At the end of the event, several toys were collected and some sacrificed coming out when they were not feeling their best.  We appreciate that kind of dedication and support to help others, especially during this time of year. 

Thank you to everyone that came, gave toys, made a donation and had a good time with us. The box was filled with toys that will be donated to children of domestic violence survivors from the Powerful Beginnings organization. 

Remember...


No matter how small the gift is, if it comes from a good place it will make a BIG difference.
Enjoy the REASON for the season and continue to... #ROCKon

 


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Empowering Our Young Girls

Our Young Girls Have The Power... 


This past Sunday, on RCR! Presents Real Discussions, we identified some of the challenges and opportunities in dealing with our young girls.

 

The Topic: Empowering Our Young Girls


My guests Lynda Lee Osbourne and Katina Cunningham were filled with ideas, solutions, and programs that could help our young girls navigate through this thing called life. 


Feel free to check out part 1 and 2 of the show on my Facebook timeline and/or the Real Chicks Rock!™ YouTube Channel.


Thanks to Instinct Radio letting us have the dialogue.

 

Thank you, Lynda and Katina, for being so passionate about what you do, developing programs that promote character building and technical skills. We look forward to hearing more about your upcoming programs and supporting it any way we can. 

Until next time...


Don’t give our children a lot of responsibility and take it back when it’s convenient for you. 


Have conversations with your children on a regular and/or daily basis.


Create the change you want to see not only for your own children but for others as well. 


And remember to continue to...#ROCKon

7th Annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival 2017

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream! 

Ice Cream is one thing that most people enjoy and can't seem to get enough of it. For the past 7 years, the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival has been held in downtown Atlanta at The Meadows at Piedmont Park and this year's event was a great success. 


This free family fun event is always open to the public. The festival was an all day event from 11 am to 6 pm with every possible style and flavor of ice cream you could think of. Over 120 vendors and sponsors participated. There were amazing Live entertainment and lots of activities were going on for kids to the adults; Wellness Activities like Yoga, Exercise routines, and the kid's zone were available. It was a nice day and the best time to get out and have some fun in the sun. 


We give thanks to the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival for allowing Real Chicks Rock! to come on board as a sponsor this year.  It was a wonderful opportunity and experience of connecting with the many facets of people (close to 20,000 people) who participated.  We look forward to joining forces with AICF in 2018. 


#ROCKon

RCR! Presents Real Discussions - Life After Incarceration ~ A Woman's Story

RCR! Presents Real Discussions

Topic: Life After Incarceration ~ A Woman's Story

Air date: March 19, 2017

Often times, people immediately tend to judge others who have spent time in prison.  It's not taken into account, that people don't always make the best decisions. Also, the motives that drive them to make those choices can be deeply rooted.

Breaking the law in areas or cities where the smallest of crimes can provoke long jail time, is the never the right thing to do.  However, some people break the law to be seen as cool and to have a sense of belonging is what some inmates have done to be accepted.

Being sexually violated and finding a way to lash out by way of stealing and forging checks became an outlet for 'Christy'. Christy knew what to say to get her 11-year sentence reduced down to 9 months. However, she knew what to say,  do, get the time reduced, be let out and continue to do it again.

Having an addiction is what she said about her struggles with the law.  She was in denial about the fact that she even had a problem. As time went on, instead of her leaving a life crime, she had criminal problems in 2 states now, instead of just one.

She knew that she was meant to do more with her life than this. Her dream of becoming a Registered Nurse and being able to help people, never left her imagination. Christy realized that she had a problem and that a change would have to come soon. She began to see changes come in her life and opportunities became available to her only by the grace of GOD.

Christy was very transparent with us as she shared how, why and when it all started for her. Life in the prison system is far from cool, but for Christy, she thought it was.

Being able to turn her life around by making better decisions is why she's been out of the prison system for 20 years. Christy was able to get her LPN and RN while in and out of the prison system and now is a mom, an author working on becoming a minister.

Christy's journey consists of helping other people, especially women to stay out of prison by being equipped to make better life choices and decisions. Being able to reach and connect with young people as well is another goal on Christy's list to achieve.

To keep yourself in a posture that's always learning...

~ Forgive yourself for any mistakes, you've made
~ Learn from your mistakes
~ Share with others so that certain cycles are not repeated

...and as always, continue to #ROCKon

 

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Special Guest: Christy Cooks author of Never Giving Up: The Power of True Deliverance

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Keep Grinding Clothing & Toy Drive UPDATES

We would like to take the time to thank EVERYONE who donated clothes and toys at our last Keep Grinding event. Here are some photos of the donations from the event and us giving them to the Manager of Partnerships - Don Wilkinson at the Atlanta Mission. It was a wonderful experience. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving fro us to YOU! This Season of Giving, we want you to share your moments of gratitude and giving back! Please visit our submissions page to send us a photo of you doing something good in your community!