31 College Place Suite D204 Asheville, NC 28801 contact@galabc.org

Image may contain: textNorth Carolina Guardian ad Litem Programs Join Together to Contribute to Food Banks

The North Carolina GAL program is currently collecting jars of peanut butter and jelly to donate to food pantries across the state. Our Buncombe County donations will go directly to Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry and Owen Middle School. We are joining others in North Carolina in a project that honors service to others. We launch our PB&J campaign NOW, and we end on Sunday, January 20, 2019, the National Day of Service (the day before MLK Jr. Day).

This is our 3rd annual statewide service project undertaken by the staff, volunteers, friends and supporters of GAL. This is the 1st year that Buncombe County is participating; we’ll see how many donations we receive, and we hope this helps to further share our name with the greater community, bringing Guardian ad Litem more into the public eye. For 35 years, GALs have represented the best interest of children in court. Much of the work we do is confidential in nature and therefore, our work is largely unknown outside of juvenile court. This project is a way for us to engage our communities in provisioning their Food Banks while at the same time highlighting who we are and what we do.

Encourage your friends, family, local businesses, places of worship, schools and neighborhoods to get involved and participate. We have flyers for the campaign in our office if you’d be willing to post them in your local “hot spots!” Please use the attached logo and spread the word to all of your acquaintances. Post this logo/info. on social media. Feel free to share this in upcoming GALA newsletters through January.

We are pleased to offer our donations to SVCM and Owen Middle in January!

Please drop off all PB&J donations at the GAL office:
31 College Place, 204D
Asheville, NC 28801

We are here Mondays-Fridays and closed for lunch from 12:30-1pm.

If you have a large donation, you can call Dianna Ryel-Lindsey, GAL Program Specialist, to coordinate a pick-up:

Also, please contact our office if you are interested in making this project a success, have ideas, any brainstorming around this campaign- we are open to your creativity!
THANK YOU, dear GALs, we appreciate all that you do!
Happy holidays,

Dianna Ryel-Lindsey, MA
Guardian ad Litem Program Specialist II
District #28
31 College Place, Suite D204
Asheville, NC 28801
North Carolina Judicial Branch
O 828-259-6603
F 828-259-3444

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GAL Fall Thank You Benefit

When:   Tuesday, October 23 at 6 PM – 9 PM

Where:   1863 Hendersonville Road Suite 145, Asheville, NC

Casual Pint on Hendersonville Rd. (across from Earth Fare) is hosting the Guardian ad Litem Fall Social to benefit the GALABC! Invite friends, family and all the GAL’s that you know as 10% of all proceeds will go to Guardian ad Litem that night! OPEN to anyone, not just GAL’s! Also, bring cash for the tip jars- all proceeds go to the vulnerable children we serve. Bring cash for RAFFLE TICKETS! We’ll have some sweet raffle prizes to win.

Casual Pint offers a great beer menu, wines and yummy eats. Non-alcoholic drinks are available! Family friendly! The space is cozy with plenty of seating! We hope to see you there! THANK YOU for your GAL dedication! Happy harvest!

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Posted by Guardian ad Litem - Buncombe County on Tuesday, November 29, 2016