Annual Membership Meeting

Annual Membership Meeting

When: May 20, 2014, • Where: 931 Hamilton Blvd, Griffin, GA. 30224, • Time 5:30

Become a member today: Suggested Annual Membership fees are listed below. 

Single – 25.00, Joint – $50.00, Family – $75.00, Business – $100.00

GARC is griffin’s best kept secret and is is time that everyone knows about us. Come and join us. We need you!!! We will serve food and drinks.

Any and all donations are greatly appreciated!

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World Down Syndrome Day 2014: Dear Future Mom video reassures expectant parents

A message to an expectant mother from young adults who have grown up with Down syndrome is promising to challenge the fears and perceptions surrounding the condition.

An email received by the National Association of People with Down Syndrome from a pregnant woman worried about the quality of life a child with Down syndrome will have was met with a reassuring message from young people who have the condition.

The message is simply: “Dear future mum, your child can be happy. Just like I am. And you’ll be happy too.”

The video, Dear Future Mum, was made ahead of World Down Syndrome Day, which aims to raise awareness and advocate for rights, inclusion and wellbeing of those with the condition.

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GARC is honored to be a proud recipient of proceeds from the Kiwanianne Korn Dawg Booth.


kiwannianeThe Griffin Area Resource Center, Inc. is proud to receive a check from the Kiwanianne Club of Griffin. The Kiwanianne Club of Griffin and their project , the Korn Dawg Booth,  has become one of the highlights of the Kiwanis County Fair.  Each year, with much hard work from many dedicated people, a sizable amount of sales are generated making and selling their famous Korn Dawgs. The proceeds of the Korn Dawg sales are given back to the community through various projects, charities and scholarships.   Accepting the check for the Griffin Area Resource Center are from left to right, Michelle Burnham, Lisa Sassaman and Leslie Nichols.

Dreams Do Come True

After eight years of asking, David’s life- long dream finally came true.  David has been asking for a vacation to Florida to visit Walt Disney World and Mickey.  Finally, Cindy listened to David and began the process of helping David’s dream come true.  David invited Michelle to come along and Cindy and Wanda, who are GARC staff member’s planned the trip with a full itinerary of visiting the four theme parks and a special invitation of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Breakfast with Mickey too.

David will always be a dreamer.  He now is dreaming of a cruise……….A Disney cruise at that!

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Griffin Area Resource Center adopts a Soldier


chopperThe Griffin Area Resource Center, Inc. has adopted a soldier who is serving our country and is now deployed to Afganistan.
Ryan Cutcliffe, is 26 years old. He is a First Lieutenant (Pilot) in the Untied States Army. Ryan is from Augusta, Georgia and graduated from Georgia Southern University, did his pilot training at Fort Rucker, in Enterprise Alabama. He is stationed at Fort Campbell Kentucky. He will be in Afganistan for one year.

Some of the things Ryan would like to have are:

  • Prayers
  • Mail
  • Hard Candy
  • Crystal Light packets (Lemonade)
  • Febreeze
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Protein bars
  • Other items might include beef jerky, magazines, envelopes, hand held games and personal hygiene products such as toothpaste, tooth brushes and deodorant.

If you are interested in joining us in our soldier adoption, please call Connie Moody at (770) 228-9919, Ext. 11.