NORCROSS, Ga., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashworth College (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu) will help make the holidays brighter for many local homeless youth this year by participating in the Atlanta Children's Shelter Holiday House.
The Georgia based online school will be helping to sponsor the annual event which provides a place where homeless parents can 'shop' free of charge for warm clothing, gifts and family necessities. Ashworth will be donating a holiday stocking table where the children will be able to decorate and fill their new stockings.
"The holidays are a special time at Ashworth and the staff always takes great pride in its efforts to share and give back to the local community," said Cerise Lake, Ashworth's Human Resource Administrator. "It's a great opportunity to get into the spirit of the season by spending time with co-workers, meeting new people, and giving back to the community."
In addition to donating the stockings and decorating materials, the administration and staff will also be collecting donations for the stocking stuffers. Representatives from Ashworth College will staff the event December 14 - 16 and hope to reach out to 250 or more children.
Throughout the year, Ashworth makes a concentrated effort to support a number of worthwhile causes, including Habitat for Humanity, Atlanta Community Food Bank, The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and March of Dimes.
Atlanta Children's Shelter, Holiday House
Founded by the Junior League of Atlanta in 1986, the Atlanta Children's Shelter has been the only free childcare service in the city of Atlanta for homeless families. The Shelter is a model program whose programs are oriented around: 1) the care of children, 2) support of families, and 3) advocacy and networking. Its staff, social workers, and volunteers service up to 40 children a day with the goal of helping families achieve long term self-sufficiency and break the cycle of homelessness permanently.
About Ashworth College
Ashworth College, a leading online school, has built a tradition of excellence spanning 25 years, offering students worldwide more than 115 online college degrees, online certificate programs and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth also offers military education online as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Norcross, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. James Madison High School is further accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). For more information, visit http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/.
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