We are pleased to announce the dates and location:
Preview Party: February 25 6-9
(Guests are invited to wear RED, WHITE AND BLUE)
$30 in advance
$35 at the door
(on sale for the public February 16)
Sale dates: February 26 and 27 10-6
6337 Roswell Rd
1 mile north of 285
Sandy Springs North Shopping Center
February 8, 9, 11, 15, 16, 18, and 22
TOT does not have any storage space for donations prior Feb. 8. We ask that donors bring their donations to the Show Floor during drop-off dates.
Donated clothing must be in good condition.
Make sure clothing for men, women, and children is clean, pressed, and hung on hangers.
Clothing needs to be free from tears, stains, missing buttons, and moth holes.
Men's suits must display the size.
Note: We cannot accept pajamas and underwear.
Kitchen and Barware:
Make sure that pots, pan, dishes, glasses, and mugs are clean.
We do not accept chipped glassware and mugs.
Towels, aprons, and books need to be free of stains.
Computers: Laptops only; must be in working condition
Monitors - flat screen only
Small appliances must be clean and working.
Linens should be in good condition and unstained.
For fabric remnant donations, attach dimensions.
Please contact: Stephanie Nelson
Friends of the Elves Program 2015
Thank you to our 2016 Friends!!
Valerie Love, Past President and Advisor to The Elegant Elf, presents a plaque to Jennifer Cruce, Executive Director of Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism, in recognition and appreciation for five years of outstanding support of The Elegant Elf Marketplace.
Special thanks to IBM for providing marketing training to our members, so we can better promote our cause. Brenda Toan gave an excellent presentation to Board Members involved with our website, promotion and social media. For participating in the training, The Sandy Springs Society received a $2,000 grant from IBM! Thank you IBM for all you do for our community!
The Society has also been awarded our first ever grant of $2500 from the City of Sandy Springs, to assist in staging the Tossed Out Treasures event March 3-5, 2016. This is a widely supported community event in Sandy Springs serving a diverse group of citizens, all who enjoy finding and purchasing gently used items from our homes to add to their family's collections and household needs. Having the City's financial support recognizes all of our hardworking volunteer efforts (and hours!) to improve the qualify of life in Sandy Springs. Recognition should go to Elizabeth Kelly for single-handedly applying for the $4000 grant this year and to the leadership of Kate Dalba, Lib Thompson, Jan Collins, Gail Cohn and others who worked tirelessly in April 2014 to change the City's not-for-profit policy. This was necessary so that our 27 year old organization serving Sandy Springs would not be excluded from eligibility to apply for an award from the City. Thank you to the City of Sandy Springs!
On Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at 1:30pm, a children’s sextet from Franklin Pond Chamber Music performed a free concert for participants of the Horizons Student Enrichment Program in Porter Hall of Holy Innocents School. The Horizons program, which attempts to eliminate the academic gap so frequently experienced by the low-income children who participate in the program, hopes that the performance will allow program participants to see other children achieving through hard work and dedication and in turn establish goals for themselves. Yet the program also benefits Franklin Pond performers, as they learn a sense of community service and hone important skills such as discipline, public speaking and the ability to convey their passion for music through their performance. “As we enter our 25th anniversary year,” noted Kate Dalba, President of The Sandy Springs Society, “it’s gratifying to know we’ve made a difference in the Sandy Springs community and wonderful to see two of our long standing grant recipients working together to further some of the Society’s goals by enriching the lives of children at academic risk through the arts.”
Here is just a sample of some of the organizations that have benefitted from the Society's commitment to improve the lives of those in our community.
Since 1999, The Sandy Springs Society has awarded multiple grants to the Community Action Center, the only agency in Sandy Springs that focuses on the prevention of homelessness and the provision of basic needs to individuals and families. Funds from the Society have enabled the Community Action Center to purchase commercial freezers, to install technology upgrades and to provide food, clothing, toys, holiday baskets and emergency assistance to families undergoing life or economic challenges.
The Society helped the women of the Mary Hall Freedom House, a comprehensive residential recovery program, to reclaim their lives. Donations from the Society to Mary Hall Freedom House provided MARTA transportation cards for residents and supported work training programs, after school programs and day care programs.
Grants to the Sandy Springs Mission funded transportation for children to an after school enrichment program and helped to support summer programs for underprivileged children.
Senior Services North Fulton used grants from The Society to purchase equipment to launch a program to provide meals for elderly Sandy Springs residents recently discharged from the hospital. Other grants funded in-home services and transportation for elderly residents who are home bound.
Each year, grants are awarded through The Sandy Springs Society’s Philanthropic Committee to charities that have a significant impact on quality of life of the residents of Sandy Springs.