Charity & Grassroots in Opelika


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  • Neighbors in Christ
    Endurance Trainer fosters the core-crunching, shoulder-sculpting athletics of pole dancing through instructor Laura Wiggins, an AFAA-certified personal trainer. In Intro to Pole, all-female apprentices acquire essential pole techniques, including a basic spin, a level-one climb, and a top-secret antigravity booster. Intro classes also include mellifluous dance transitions and more traditional floor-based choreography. Laura limits twirling trainees to four to ensure plenty of space and personal guidance. The studio’s wood-shuttered windows and no-observers policy ensure privacy, and also prevent interruptions from any lost firemen trying to slide down to waiting engines. Endurance Trainer recommends that new pole-pivoters bring a yoga mat and bottled water, eschew lotions and oils, and wear comfortable, leg-baring workout gear to best achieve gyroscopic suspension.
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    2101 Eastern Blvd
    Montgomery, AL US
  • RescueCats
    RescueCats, Inc. is a no-kill group dedicated to caring for homeless and owner-surrendered cats. While cats are waiting to be placed in loving, permanent homes, volunteers provide them with shelter and any necessary medical care, including spay or neuter procedures to prevent pet overpopulation and special supplements for those with feline leukemia virus. They also host weekly adoption fairs at PetSmart to increase each cat’s chances of being adopted. During its 13 years of operation, RescueCats, Inc. has found loving homes for more than 5,700 cats and kittens. See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassroots blog.
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    Box 142882
    Fayetteville, GA US
  • Cochran Mill Nature Center
    Shhh . . . if you use your outdoor voice at Cochran Mill Nature Center, you don't know what you'll miss. The 50-acre territory has several pathways for explorers, and keeping your progress at a low volume is the best way to ensure some wildlife sightings. Follow trails from the waterfall, over bridges, and past intricate outcroppings to the center itself, which is flanked by habitats for orphaned and injured animals. Most of these are birds of prey and reptiles who can no longer survive in the wild, or refuse to leave because they've found a reliable bridge partner. Visitors can also participate in the center's hands-on learning activities, and attend events such as family gatherings and day camps.
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    6300 Cochran Mill Rd
    Palmetto, GA US
  • Children's Voice
    The tireless, all-volunteer team of court-appointed special advocates (CASA) at Children's Voice: CASA, Inc. give a voice to the unheard children of Douglas County. A chapter of the National CASA and Georgia CASA, the local outpost advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in juvenile-court deprivation proceedings, speaking up for the needs of children who might otherwise get lost in the overburdened legal and social-services system. The volunteers—each of whom has completed 30 hours of pre-service training and 10 hours of court observation—take on a wide range of responsibilities on behalf of children, including gathering information, appearing in court, seeking solutions, and explaining the process to the child. Conceived in Seattle in 1976, National CASA originated as a way to empower abused and neglected children. Nationwide, advocates have helped more than two million children find safe, permanent homes since the organization’s founding. In the last year alone, volunteers have represented 243,000 children—about half of the children in the country’s child-welfare system at a given time. See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassroots blog.
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    8700 Hospital Dr
    Douglasville, GA US
  • Jeryme Brown & Mitchell Smalls Foundation
    The Passport Program currently serves students at Point South Middle School and is in the process of expanding to an additional 3 middle schools in Clayton County, and plans to sponsor students in the FIRST Robotics Competition, which hosts teams of students who learn from professional engineers to build and program robots. The competition aims to ignite passion for math and science among students and teach them to use sophisticated hardware and software. Successful teams get the chance to compete at the national level and win scholarships. The Jeryme Brown & Mitchell Smalls Foundation requires additional funding to purchase a Lego robotics kit that provides students with the tools necessary to build their competition robot.
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    8495 Thomas Road
    Jonesboro, GA US
  • Sweetwater Mission
    Reservations/Appointments: Optional Established: 1968 Staff Size: 2?10 people Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours Parking: Free street parking Handicap Accessible: Yes Recommended Age Group: All Ages Pro Tip: Fun for all ages. You do not have to be a dog lover to enjoy bluegrass music, a parade, and dachshund races. Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Free event with lots of give aways.
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    6289 Veterans' Memorial Highway
    Austell, GA US
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