Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta Partners with Creative Community Services for a School Supply Drive

DULUTH, GA – August 17, 2015 – Continuing to exemplify the Sonesta Culture of Caring and give back to the local community, Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlantadonated more than 200 back-to-school items to the children in the Therapeutic Foster Care program run by Atlanta-based Creative Community Services (CCS).
 
In just a week’s time, employees accumulated hundreds of school supplies for the foster children in the Therapeutic Foster Care program and hand delivered the donations to CCS on Thursday, August 6. The supplies will enhance the learning environment for the children and ensure that they are prepared for school this fall.
 
CCS created the Therapeutic Foster Care program to create a better living environment for children with behavioral challenges and/or developmental disabilities. Most of the children who enter CCS’s Therapeutic Foster Care program have already lived through 15 to 30 unsuccessful foster placements. Without CCS, these children usually have only two options: hopelessness or a psychiatric care facility. CCS prides itself on providing a safe, nurturing, home environment with a strength-based, solution-focused approach to care.
 
In addition to its Therapeutic Foster Care program, CCS offers individualized care including services for adults with developmental disabilities, respite care, help for teens transitioning into adulthood, help for pregnant and parenting teens in foster care, and comprehensive behavioral intervention for children and adults with complex developmental and emotional issues.
 
“CCS provides children with the opportunity to be successful, and we’re honored to be able to assist the children in the Therapeutic Foster Care program,” said David Kohlasch, General Manager. “Our employees were excited donate school supplies and provide the children with a better opportunity to achieve success this school year.”

All Sonesta hotels, including Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta, take pride in fostering a Culture of Caring. This culture resonates with a welcoming and warm spirit to all guests, employees and community members. As a result, Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta actively strives to seek out community service initiatives for employees and client involvement.

Individuals interested in contributing to CCS’s services are encouraged to visit www.ccsgeorgia.org.

Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta is located at 1775 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth, GA. For more information on Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta, visit www.Sonesta.com/GwinnettPlace.

Located in Duluth, GA, in the greater Atlanta community, Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta is in the heart of Gwinnett County. This recently updated 17-story hotel is the largest in the county and its 426 guest rooms include 15 suites and the preferred level floor. The hotel features 18 function rooms offering more than 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space and the hotel’s 8,000 square foot Georgia Ballroom accommodates up to 1,000 guests, the largest in the area. In addition, the hotel offers ArtBar, a gastro pub ideal for cocktails and dinner, Grapevine Restaurant which is open for breakfast and lunch, and a private dining room for small groups and intimate special events, plus an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool* (the whirlpool is currently out of service due to renovation) health club, sundeck and free parking. Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta is located near major entertainment venues including the Infinite Energy Arena (formerly the Gwinnett Arena), the Performing Arts Centre and the AAA Gwinnett Braves Coolray Field. Other attractions like Lake Lanier, World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta and the CNN Center are located nearby. Local shopping options include Gwinnett Place Mall, Sugarloaf Mills Mall and the Mall of Georgia.

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