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Vineyard Johns Creek donates to JCPD
Annette Fields, Executive Director, Vineyard Johns Creek, presented Sgt. Debbie Kalish from the Johns Creek Police Department with a basket of goodies to show Vineyard's appreciation for all our officers do for the community.
Residents donate protective gear to Autrey Mill
Johns Creek residents Henry Ding and Dario Liu donated 120 masks, as well as goggles and protection hats to the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve last week. Autrey Mill is training their counselors and preparing for their summer camps.
Siblings give back to the community
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Chattahoochee High School students Medhini Anand and Dhruv Anand have spent their time raising money, feeding the hungry and focusing their efforts towards paying it forward. In March, Dhruv participated with a local urgent care in Johns Creek to record a PSA about COVID-19. Both of them have since focused their efforts on providing food and supplies to the hungry. They delivered food to North Fulton Community charities as part of a food drive and also are part of an ongoing initiative to prepare 60 nutritious meals every week to feed the hungry in downtown Atlanta. The brother and sister, who are both members of Student Leadership Johns Creek, used their time during quarantine to record a music video for the Music For Life program of Access Life America, and helped raise more than $800 towards childhood cancer research. This summer, both of them plan to continue their efforts and volunteer at the Red Cross.
Local pharmacist helps spread joy
In an effort to comfort elderly patients during COVID-19, Johns Creek resident Dr. Jennifer Shannon asked her pharmacy community to help spread joy and lift patients’ spirits. She requested her pharmacy customers’ children, friends, and community members to create art or handmade cards, which she then attached to the elderly patients’ prescription bags. Our Johns Creek community delivered – her pharmacy has collected more than 2,000 cards and pictures, brightening the day of thousands of seniors! Thanks to all who participated!
Student pens book to help others
Findley Oaks Elementary student Sheehan Banka wrote and illustrated a book, “Inside My Head,” while at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. With help from his parents, Banka self-published the book to help others with their emotions and feelings during the pandemic, and hopes it will comfort readers of all ages.
'Hooch student creates 3-D printed ear savers
Chattahoochee High School student Julia Scott, used a 3D printer to create “ear savers” for masks for medical professionals. Julia, a member of Student Leadership Johns Creek, delivered 150 ear savers to Emory Johns Creek Hospital this week. She plans to continue to 3D print ear savers and donate to additional medical facilities.
Johns Creek siblings make 'swag bags' for essential workers' children
Johns Creek residents Liam and Amelia Donnelly made 300 “swag bags” for essential workers’ children who are in special daycare situations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bags include fun activities for kids including stickers, stamps, small toys, and more. Liam, age 16, and Amelia, age 14, delivered the bags to local hospitals, grocery stores, a police station, fire station, and the Ed Isakson YMCA childcare location.
Local resident donates 500+ 'ear savers'
Johns Creek resident Sarika Jaswani has donated more than 500 “ear savers” to several Atlanta-area hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jaswani’s non-profit organization, ArtinCrochet, donates various crocheted items such as hats and scarves to various orphanages, medical facilities, and other non-profit organizations serving those in need.
Chattahoochee sophomore crochets 'ear savers' for medical professionals
Chattahoochee High School sophomore Aditi Mohan recently crocheted more than 200 “ear savers” for medical field personnel. The crocheted ear savers are attached to masks worn by medical professionals in an effort to relieve ear discomfort when wearing masks for extended periods of time.
Aditi, a Girl Scout and Student Leadership Johns Creek member, donated the ear savers to workers at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, as well as other hospitals and medical facilities in the Atlanta region and Florida.
Chattahoochee High student collects, donates masks
Chattahoochee High School student Praneeth Kota has been collecting masks for healthcare providers and the Johns Creek community. Kota, a Student Leadership Johns Creek member, and his dad have been picking up masks created by local residents and distributing them to those in need.
“Giving back to the community, especially in a situation like COVID-19, is a moral that I value and cherish in my heart,” said Kota.
Johns Creek fire, police lead vehicle parade for 6 year-old’s birthday
Johns Creek resident Sheilah Cane contacted the city to express her gratitude to the Johns Creek Fire and Police departments for their part in celebrating her daughter Alexys’ sixth birthday.
The fire and police departments led a parade followed by nearly 100 people including school teachers, friends, and teammates.
Cane said, “Not only do our first responders protect our community, they genuinely care about the citizens and are day-makers!”
ACCCNP, local resident donate to personal protective equipment to Autrey Mill
The Atlanta Chinese Christian Church North Philemon Fellowship Group and Johns Creek resident Hao Wang recently donated protective masks to Autrey Mill Nature Preserve.
Autrey Mill staff continue working in shifts on site overseeing the safety and security of the animals.
JCHS students create ‘Covid Care’
A group of Johns Creek High School students created a non-profit organization, Covid Care, to donate face masks, hand sanitizer, soap, and other supplies to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The students have distributed items to various non-profit organizations and homeless shelters in the Atlanta metro area.
Two Student Leadership Johns Creek students perform acts of kindness
Two Student Leadership Johns Creek students have been working on acts of kindness during COVID-19.
Student Leadership Johns Creek member David Hsi, along with his parents, wanted to help others during COVID-19. They started a Facebook page, Atlanta Asian Community Acts of Kindness, and the group has organized efforts of feeding meals to frontline workers in local hospitals as well as donated surgical and N95 masks.
And, Student Leadership Johns Creek member Janice Nam has started a fundraiser to help City Hope, a non-profit that serves refugee families in Clarkston, GA. Nam’s fundraiser aims to provide basic necessities to families through the non-profit.
Grace Zhang helps donate KN95 masks
A big shout-out to Johns Creek resident and Recreation & Parks Advisory Committee member Grace Zhang, who recently coordinated the donation of hundreds of KN95 masks to Johns Creek first responders.
With help from her relatives, a local Chinese community group, and the Seven Oaks neighborhood, Zhang facilitated the donation of 600 protective masks to Johns Creek Fire and Police departments as well as local hospitals.
Aditi Mohan's community service project brings COVID-19 safety awareness
Thanks to Aditi Mohan, a Chattahoochee High School student and senior Girl Scout, who shared a recent community service project with us. She made posters about what the public can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, following CDC recommendations. She distributed the posters to local grocery stores and pet stores to remind the community to remember and practice safety guidelines.