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An expression of gratitude

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – So often non-profit organizations and churches take their noble missions for granted in expecting businesses and individuals to support their programs. While there is the tax write off incentive and brand marketing exposure for contributions, it takes a special kind of person to weigh the needs of the business against the needs of the organization requesting assistance.

LEAP Executive Director Richard “Reason” Garrett had this to say, “I, myself have been guilty of utilizing media to solicit support for various projects to better our community. Although, it’s for a worthy cause, I recognize that we must do a better job of acknowledging those who make our outreach efforts possible.”

Thank You!

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Loos to be honored with Ambassador’s Choice Award during Unity Day celebration

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University athletics director and basketball coach Dave Loos will be honored with the Ambassador’s Choice Award, Saturday, during the 2011 Celebration of Unity Day at First Assembly of God.

APSU basketball coach Dave Loos (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

APSU basketball coach Dave Loos (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Clarksville Unity Day Celebration

 

Clarksville, TN – Join with Clarksville Area Churches for a Celebration of our Unity at 1st Assembly of God Church on June 4th 2011 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Last year Gospel Music Legend Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones was honored along with several local pastors and non-profit organizations each of whom who strive to positively impact the Clarksville community. Hosts Yolanda Stewart and Kevin Kennedy will return as the hosts for the 2011 Celebration of Unity Day that will be held at 1st Assembly of God Church located at 1186 Fort Campbell Blvd. «Read the rest of this article»

 


2 Students get to Skate to DC

 

Clarksville, TN – On Tuesday, May 17th the LEAP Organization along with the Convenient Shopper Magazine hosted a Skate Night at Magic Wheels. While the tournament was not great, the hearts of those who came out were. The community donations, two LEAP Interns were able to have their $300.00 registration fee sponsored so that they could participate in the trip to Washington DC. «Read the rest of this article»

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Gospel Skate Night to Help Olivia fight Leukemia

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Olivia Hardy is an 8 year old female who has been recently diagnosed on October 21st, 2010 with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Her mother is on a leave of absence to care for her until she is able to return to school. Olivia’s father who was the sole financial provider lost his job 3 weeks before Christmas. Join us in this fundraiser to assist Olivia in receiving treatment. «Read the rest of this article»

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LEAP Helps Single Mom to Secure Housing

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Through a partnership with Millan Enterprises, the LEAP organization helps to  provide housing to low income single parents who find themselves in dire need of housing. Under this program Clarksville, TN  resident Jil Simpson signed a lease to her new home in the offices of Millan Enterprises on March 9th, 2011. She becomes the second single parent assisted under the LEAP Housing Program.

“Me and my kids were kinda homeless having to stay at various friends homes,” Jil said. “I was referred from child protective services to Flourishing Families who connected me to the LEAP Organization. I am very grateful for all that Calendra and Canadra were able to do for my family and I while we waited on LEAP to be able provide this opportunity great opportunity. The apartment is beautiful and exactly what I need to get back on my feet.”

Jil Simpson signing her new lease in the offices of Milan Enterprises

Jil Simpson signing her new lease in the offices of Milan Enterprises

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Unity in the Community Honoring Pastor Robert Harris Jr

 

On Sunday, February 13th, 2011, the Unity in the Community committee led by Treva Gordon of the Convenient Shopper recognized Clarksville native Pastor Robert Harris for his contribution to improving the Clarksville Community.

After a heartfelt speech, a special award was also given by Kevin Kennedy of the Kennedy Law firm for his continued support.

Pastor Robert Harris, Treva Gordon, Kevin Kennedy, Sharon Edwards, Kelvin Braxton, and  Richard "Reason" Garrett

Pastor Robert Harris, Treva Gordon, Kevin Kennedy, Sharon Edwards, Kelvin Braxton, and Richard "Reason" Garrett

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Single mother awarded apartment through the L.E.A.P. housing program

 

Clarksville, TN – On November 19th,2011 Sherry Walcott signed her lease in the offices of Millan Enterprises to be the first single parent assisted under the L.E.A.P.Housing Program.

Through a partnership with Millan Enterprises, L.E.A.P.provides housing to low income single parents who find themselves in dire need of housing. Sherry will receive the first two months of housing free of charge. The 3rd and 4th month will be $225.00. With additional assistance such as job training, resume writing, and interview technique coaching, the goal is to assist Ms Walcott in becoming self sufficient by the 5th month to take care of her family with limited to no assistance so that L.E.A.P.can reach out and help the next family.

Richard "Reason" Garrett shaking hands with Sherry Walcott moments after entering her new home.

Richard "Reason" Garrett shaking hands with Sherry Walcott moments after entering her new home.

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L.E.A.P. ORG Awards Scholarship at 3 on 3 Back to School Basketball Tournament Championship

 

Nonprofit organization and community center provide recreation and supplies for youth

L.E.A.P. Organization On Saturday, July 24th  at 12:00pm the L.E.A.P. Organization awarded April Ogburn with Scholarship for her outstanding performance in the LEAP Intern Program and being accepted into Lane College. Trophies were awarded to winners fo each bracket.

As a result to donations from LEAP and the community we were able to collect over 240 packs of paper and other items for the Back to School Bash. This event also gave our youth a positive outlet to fellowship and build teams in a safe and secure environment.

Participants of the 3 on 3 Back to School Basketball Tournament Championship

Participants of the 3 on 3 Back to School Basketball Tournament Championship

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The Unity Day Celebration was something special

 

Unity is the quality or state of being made one.

That is exactly what happened during the first annual Unity Day Celebration on Saturday night. For at least one evening, our community was made whole. The purpose of Unity Day was to help unite the Clarksville community, it celebrated the accomplishments our community’s leadership, and paid tribute to and recognized the hard work of non-profit organizations in Clarksville, TN; and It more than succeeded in reaching this lofty goal.

The event was the brainchild of Treva Gordon, the Founder and Publisher of the Convenient Shopper an advertising supported bi-monthly magazine. However, during the evenings ceremonies Clarksville Mayor Johnny Piper announced that Unity Day would be officially recognized by the City each year.

Non-profit organizations being recognized at the 2010 Unity Day Ceremonies

Non-profit organizations being recognized at the 2010 Unity Day Ceremonies

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