"This final bit of support will help women and children who need a fresh start, starting with the simplest thing: a safe place away from abuse," said Christy Rosell, a member of the YWCA of Northwest Cobb's Academy of Women Leaders and a past honoree of the Y's annual Tribute to Women of Achievement fundraiser. "A donation with any amount will be a huge help."
Full disclosure: I was honored at the YWCA of Northwest Georgia's Tribute fundraiser in 2010 and have supported the organization as I've been able to over the years. I mailed a gift last week. If you'd like to consider doing so, the link for online donations is bit.ly/1h4mRWS and the address if you'd like to send a donation is 48 Henderson St., Marietta, GA 30064.
Summertime and the living is busy, for Atlanta's filmmaking community. Cop drama "Triple Nine" with Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Norman Reedus, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck and Chiwetel Ejiofor; mean-girl teen flick "The D.U.F.F." with Bella Thorne, Mae Whitman and Robbie Amell; "Insurgent," the second in the teen sci-fi "Divergent" trilogy, with Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller and the aforementioned Winslet; and "Selma" with Cuba Gooding Jr., David Oyelowo, Common (and producer Oprah Winfrey in a cameo role) are among the projects rolling in metro Atlanta.