2015 Designer's Challenge & Top Model Competition sticky icon

Friends of Advantage is excited to announce our partnership with The Morton Theatre in hosting the 4th Annual adDRESS a Need Designer's Challenge & Top Model Event on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7pm. Designers/seamstresses are being sought to participate in this volunteer challenge that was inspired by Project Runway. Tickets will be priced at $25 and will be available in January. All proceeds from this event will assist Advantage Behavioral Health Systems in bridging gaps in funding for Mental Illness, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases.

Many Thanks to our 2014 Friends of Advantage Sponsors! sticky icon

Many thanks to our 2014 Friends of Advantage sponsors: Adams Vending, Athens Banner Herald, Athens Family Dental Center, Athens Infusion & Pharmacy, Bulldog Kia, CCs of Rome, Chapelwood UMC, Classic City Pilot Club, Dressing Dreams, Eaton Corporation, Fairway Outdoor Advertising, Farmer's Prescription Shop, Gamma Sigma Sigma, Georgia Power, Georgia Square Mall, High Maintenance Formal Wear, K&C Properties LLC-Jefferson Drugs, Kohl's, Lindsay Storage & Transfer, Pilot Club of Madison County, Prior, Daniel, & Wiltshire LLC, Power Properties, The Service Fort, University Tire, Dr.

New & Gently Used Formal and Semi-Formal Dresses, Shoes, Jewelry, and Purses to Help Individuals in Need sticky icon

If you have a gently used or new formal or semi-formal prom, wedding, pageant, or cocktail dress, purse, shoes, or jewelry that is taking up space in your closet and no plans to wear it again, consider donating these items to Friends of Advantage for the upcoming adDRESS a Need SALE in March 2015. Charitable contribution forms are available for a tax write off. Children and adult items are needed. Contact number 706-296-8086.

A Nice Day at the Cruise In & Children's Carnival sticky icon

What a nice day we had at the Cruise In & Children's Carnival yesterday. It was very well attended this year and the weather was beautiful. 84 amazing cars registered and many smiling faces graced the children's carnival. Friends of Advantage would like to thank each volunteer, sponsor, attendee, and those who helped in any way. A special thank you to The Varsity for hosting our event, Eaton Corporation as our presenting sponsor, Tommy Landrum for Cruizin to the Oldies, Kohl's CARES volunteers, and Gamma Sigma Sigma for coordinating and working with our children's carnival.

6th Annual Friends of Advantage Cruise In & Children's Carnival sticky icon

We invite you to cruise your antique, classic car, hot rod, rat rod, bike, truck, etc. out to the 6th Annual Friends of Advantage Cruise In & Children's Carnival on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 1-4pm at The Varsity located at 1000 West Broad Street Athens, GA 30606. Free admission with $10 registration fee for each vehicle entered in the show. Many awards to be given to include Top 10, Best Antique, Best Bike, Best Chevy, Ford, Mopar, Rat Rod, Best in Show, Best Truck, and Car Club with the most vehicles present. Music provided by Cruizin to the Oldies.

Afternoon Tea with "Friends" Seeking Volunteers sticky icon

We are currently working on a venue and committee for planning the Afternoon Tea with "Friends" event this year. This event we move around within our communities and change the entertainment yearly to keep it interesting and fun! We personalize or theme tables to suit groups of friends, organizations, families, etc. A light meal of chicken salad croissants and little sandwiches, fresh fruit, and assorted petite desserts, along with tea, both hot and cold are served. We are looking at this year's theme being...A Fashion Show Thru the Ages ....with both fashion and of course a little humor!!!

Thank You for adDRESSing Needs with Us! sticky icon

We appreciate all who came out and adDRESSed needs with us at our adDRESS a Need SALE. It was a very successful event and we would like to thank Georgia Square Mall for hosting us this year. Eleven adDRESS a Need prom scholarships have been awarded, to date, for Cinderella Makeovers to young ladies who were unable to attend prom due to financial hardships. This is a beautiful project in which we would not be able to continue without our many donors and sponsors...Thank you.

adDRESS a Need "Formal Frenzy" 2014 sticky icon

The adDRESS a Need SALE "Formal Frenzy" begins tomorrow, Saturday, March 22nd from 10am-9pm and runs through Sunday, March 23rd from 12-6pm at Georgia Square Mall. We are located on the lower level, near Macy's where The Gap was formerly located. Dresses will be priced at $49.99 and under! If you need a dress for prom, bridesmaids, mother of the bride, a cruise, or an evening out on the town, etc., come out early as you will not want to miss the great selection we have this year!!!

adDRESS a Need "Formal Frenzy" 2014 sticky icon

The adDRESS a Need SALE "Formal Frenzy" begins tomorrow, Saturday, March 22nd from 10am-9pm and runs through Sunday, March 23rd from 12-6pm at Georgia Square Mall. We are located on the lower level, near Macy's where The Gap was formerly located. Dresses will be priced at $49.99 and under! If you need a dress for prom, bridesmaids, mother of the bride, a cruise, or an evening out on the town, etc., come out early as you will not want to miss the great selection we have this year!!!

2014 adDRESS a Need SALE-Georgia Square Mall sticky icon

The 5th Annual Friends of Advantage adDRESS a Need SALE will be held at Georgia Square Mall, lower level, near Macy's. Dates are scheduled for Friday, March 7-Sunday, March 23, 2014. Sale hours will be as follows: Monday-Friday 1-9 pm; Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 12-6pm. NEW and gently used formal and semi-formal dresses, shoes, purses, and jewelry will be available just in time for prom, pageant, and wedding season. Dresses for brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride, and even have little dresses for a night out on the town, are available.

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4th Annual Afternoon Tea with "Friends"
Camp Kiwanis
2613 Old Wildcat
Bridge Road
Danielsville, Georgia
Saturday, August 17th
11am-Shopping with Vendors & Socializing
12pm-Seated Luncheon
Tickets: $20-Adults
$12-children under 12

Contact Information:

Tammy Dalton
250 North Avenue
Athens, Georgia
706-389-6789 x1306
706-296-8086 call