Laona M. Kitchen Foundation: Community Involvement

Community Involvement

We believe in helping everyone, including other charities.

  • December 2013: the LMK Foundation provided volunteers for the annual Hiram, GA Christmas tree lighting on December 6, 2013.
  • March 2014: On Saturday, March 8th, the Paulding Education Fund held a Casino Royal event to raise funds for Paulding County School District.  The LMK Foundation once again provided volunteers to insure a successful and profitable evening.
  • July 2013, January 2014 and July 2014: Alzheimer's Music Festival - the LMK Foundation supports Vince Zangaro and the Alzheimer's Music Festival in raising funds for home Community Involvementhealth care.
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  • 2014-2015: LMK Foundation participated along with Family Private Care in a support group meeting every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Benton House of Woodstock assisted living care home.
  • The Foundation works closely with the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), ANA Agency on Aging and other county agencies.
  • The Foundation is a Member of the following organizations: Atlanta Senior Care Network Niche (ASCNN), Cobb Elderly Services, Cobb Community Collaborative, Senior Sevices of North Fulton and the NAIPC (National Aging in Place), and Gwinnett Senior Care Providers.

 Community Involvement

Girl Scout Gold - Sydney Oden, while she was a Junior at Allatoona High School, she was working towards her Girl Scout Gold Medal Award. The Gold Medal Award is the highest award given to a Girl Scout. In order to receive this award a Girl Scout has to present an 80 hour sustainable project approved by the Girl Scout Council. Sydney was approved to write a children's book about her grandfather who had Alzheimer's. The LMK Foundation supported Sydney by publication of her book. In return the book proceeds will benefit the LMK Foundation. *The book is available at Authorhouse.com, Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, through e-Books - Kindle and Nook as well as contacting Gary Kitchen at [email protected]org.* UPDATE: Sydney was awarded her Gold Medal Award, was named "Young Woman of Distinction 2013" by the Greater Girl Scout Council of Atlanta. She was also awarded a $3,000 scholarship and now attends Shorter College where she is studying early childhood education.


Community Involvement
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