Kangaroo Express Launches Kash For Kids Junior Achievement Fundraiser

Friday, November 08, 2013

Kangaroo Express Friday announced it will invite customers in 103 Kangaroo Express convenience stores throughout the Chattanooga, Cleveland, Nashville, Huntsville and North Georgia areas to donate to its second-annual Kash for Kids campaign in support of Junior Achievement, a non-profit organization that brings the real world to students through hands-on curriculum delivered by a trained classroom volunteer.

From Nov. 1-Dec. 31, Kangaroo Express will asky store guests to make donations in support of the Kash for Kids fundraiser, encouraging the local community to help young people learn the importance of staying in school and develop the competitive skills and confidence needed to succeed in the 21st-century global marketplace, officials said.

Junior Achievement USA is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people to own their economic success.  The volunteer-driven programs inspire work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills and impact 4 million U.S. students in more than 176,000 classrooms.  

“As a community store, Kangaroo Express is dedicated to supporting its local communities through truly dedicated organizations like Junior Achievement,” said Chris Hughes, regional director, Kangaroo Express. “The funds raised through Kash for Kids will continue to provide students right here in the Chattanooga, Cleveland, Nashville, Huntsville and North Georgia areas the opportunity to benefit from real life, hands-on experience and encourage them to dream big and reach their fullest potential.”

Donations raised in Hamilton, Catoosa, Walker, Marion, Rhea and Sequatchie counties will directly benefit Junior Achievement of Chattanooga. Donations raised in Rutherford, Williamson, Sumner, Wilson, Coffee and Davidson counties will directly benefit Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee. Donations raised in Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Polk and Monroe counties will directly benefit Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region. Donations raised in Madison, Marshall, Dekalb, Morgan, Jackson and Lauderdale counties will directly benefit Junior Achievement of North Alabama. 

“With the steadfast support of Kangaroo Express, Junior Achievement offices throughout the region will be able to provide our kindergarten through 12th grade students with the opportunity to prepare for their future,” said Renee Penney, special events director, Junior Achievement of Chattanooga. “We are elated for the impact to be experienced by a greater number of students in our local schools as a result of this ongoing partnership.”


Attorneys Batts And Taylor Elected To Lead State Drug Court Association

The Tennessee Association of Drug Court Professionals has elected attorneys Kevin Batts and Richard Taylor to leadership positions in the statewide group. Mr. Batts will serve as president and Mr. Taylor will serve as vice president of the association in 2015. Mr. Batts is director of the Drug Court in the 23rd Judicial District, serving five counties of Middle Tennessee. He ... (click for more)

Karen Tindell And Kelly Still Join Southern Community Bank

Robert Stahl, Chattanooga city president of Southern Community Bank, announced Karen Tindell and Kelly Still have joined the Chattanooga branch. “Karen joins the staff as assistant vice president and Kelly joins the staff as a commercial lender,” said Mr. Stahl.  “Together Karen and Kelly collectively have over 50 years’ experience in the financial industry with regional ... (click for more)

2 Suspects Sought In Armed Robbery At Highway 153 Long John Silver's

Police are searching for two suspects in an armed robbery that happened Friday morning. At approximately  8:10  a.m. the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 5317 Highway 153 for a robbery at the Long John Silver's.  Officers discovered that two black men, wearing hoodies and masks, entered the Long John Silver's and forced the assistant manager ... (click for more)

Fire Causes $30,000 In Damages At Scenic City Concrete

Chattanooga firefighters responded to a reported structure fire shortly after  10 p.m. Thursday  at Scenic City Concrete Pumping, at 2903 South Orchard Knob Ave. Captain Donny McMillian with Engine 9 said smoke was visible when the first firefighters arrived. Captain McMillian said the firefighters had to force their way through a locked gate and into the building, ... (click for more)

Please Don't Close The Piccadilly Cafeteria At Hamilton Place - And Response

Oh, no. The Piccadilly Cafeteria at Hamilton Place is closing.  Its last day is Christmas Eve.  I will miss the great food they have there but most of all I will miss their servers, cashiers and waitresses.  They are all so friendly and accommodating.  They make it like it’s a home-style restaurant. I sure wish there was some way that Hamilton Place and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: God Bless Cathy & Co.

The secret to the whole thing is not getting caught but somebody at the Toys R Us store in Framingham, Mass., had a camera when Cathy O’Grady was very quietly paying off all the layaway balances at the popular location last week. The picture snaked its way onto social media sites and her friends quickly recognized the area’s most famous “layaway angel.” Then somebody in nearby ... (click for more)