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True Blue Do This Saturday!

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The 2016 True Blue Do: Night Visions is this Saturday, May 7th – and it’s a party you won’t want to miss! You can still purchase individual tickets or become an event sponsor using the True Blue Do website.
 
We have an amazing array of auction items for bid, from a Napa Valley Wine Getaway Package including round-trip airline tickets and a two hour tasting experience at Darioush Khaledi’s private cellar in Napa, CA, to Grandstand Tickets for Four to the Macy’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade; from a Chef’s Table for Eight at Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar featuring an exquisite five-course meal with wine pairings, to Seven Days / Six Nights at a Blue Ridge Mountain Home!
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Click here to preview some of our incredible auction items. We are looking forward to a fun-filled celebration and we hope you will be able to join us! 

STARS Transition Retreat

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The STARS Transition Retreat took place the weekend of April 9th at Camp New Dawn in Chickamauga, GA. Held each year, the goal of the Transition Retreat is for students ages 14 and up to enjoy a retreat from everyday life, share in team building activities and make goals for the future, while enjoying the support and encouragement of their peers.
 
Seventeen people attended the retreat, including eight students. All enjoyed rustic cabin accommodations and days full of engaging activities that fostered team-building and independence. Students got to visit a working farm where they fed baby goats and held chickens, and they enjoyed a Saturday night campfire where they roasted marshmallows and played a group storytelling game. Throughout the weekend, students were responsible for tasks like meal preparation and packing, reinforcing the retreat’s focus on independence.
 
Thank you to the staff and volunteers who made this special weekend possible for the students! 

CVI's VisAbility Store Sale:
Celebrate Christmas in May

 
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‘Tis the season to save! 50-75% off *
Celebrate Christmas in May with the VisAbility Store!
All Christmas items are 50% off
Save 50% on selected toys and kitchen items
Don’t wait! The sale ends May 31, 2016
*Exclusions apply. All sales are final. Quantities limited.
 

Swing by the store or visit
www.visabilitystore.org for more information.

Volunteer Appreciation Brunch  

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At CVI, our volunteers are passionate about helping our clients to achieve their goals – and we would not be able to achieve our mission without their dedicated support. On April 16, CVI held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch to say “thank you” for all of their hard work. Individual volunteers and representatives from several corporate volunteer groups – including AT&T, Cricket Wireless and Intellum – attended this special event. Volunteers enjoyed a breakfast taco bar, fresh fruit, pastries, coffee and juice. In gratitude for their dedication to CVI, each volunteer received a single long stemmed rose along with an insulated lunch bag, CVI mug, keychain and more. CVI client Robert Swain spoke about the volunteer that helps him and the importance of the assistance provided by all volunteers, and CVI volunteers of the quarter were honored.

Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers who help CVI to achieve its mission every day! 
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Upcoming Events


Saturday, 5/7
True Blue Do: Night Visions

Sunday, 5/8
Mother's Day

Saturday, 5/21
STARS Strawberry Picking Event at Mercier Orchards

Thursday, 5/26
Open House for Prospective Clients and Families

Monday, 5/30
Memorial Day-CVI Closed

Click here for a list of upcoming events!

Planned Giving Corner: You Can Honor
Someone Special

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Estate planning is an ideal opportunity for you to support the organizations that you love. It’s also a great way to honor someone close to you in the form of a tribute or memorial gift. Your gift becomes a lasting, tangible expression of the values in which that person believes.
 
There are many different ways to honor a friend or loved one with a gift to CVI. To learn more, visit our Planned Giving website, or contact Helene Erenberg
at 404-602-4275 or herenberg@cviga.org.

MAKE A GIFT TODAY!

It's easy and secure to make a gift online on our Donate Now page.

CVI in 30 Seconds
or Less — Now Showing on a TV Near You!

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CVI’s first-ever Public Service Announcements (PSAs) began airing during the month of April, and will continue to air throughout May on a variety of networks in various zones served by Comcast and AT&T U-verse. Cable zones where the spots are airing include DeKalb, Cobb, Fulton, and areas of Roswell and Sandy Springs, on networks such as AMC, HGTV, HLN, Sport South, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, The Weather Channel, The History Channel, and more! In addition, the spots are running online in corresponding zones, increasing the overall reach.
 
To view the spots from your computer, please visit CVI’s YouTube page!
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