We are seeking sponsors for our sought after event, Help Heal A Kid’s Heart by Circle Ranch, presenting the Swingin’ Medallions. All proceeds will be allocated to the first phase of Circle Ranch, The Land.Read more
The 2nd Annual Help Heal A Kids Heart was a table dancing good time…check it out for yourself!!!Read more
Tickets are on sale now!Read more
Join Circle Ranch as we kick off football season with an evening tailgate party at Oconee Brewing Company.
Wear your favorite team apparel and enjoy dinner catered by Lake Country Catering and live music by Ronnie Pittman Duo.
Corn hole tournament, live auction and more. A portion of all beer sales will be donated to Circle Ranch.
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Oconee Brewing Company
Doors Open at 5:30
Appetizers 5:30 - 6:00
Dinner 6:00 - 7:00
Ronnie Pittman Duo 7:00 - 10:00
Ride over Lake Oconee in a WWII airplane
Corn Hole Tournament
50/50 Cash Drawing
Corn Hole Tournament
One of the most fragile things on this earth is the heart of a child. Everyday so many of these hearts are shattered by abuse, neglect and abandonment. Hearts are broken through substance abuse in the home or shattered as a result of domestic violence. Many of these children have suffered trauma that we cannot even imagine.
It is difficult for each of us to fathom who would break the heart of an innocent child although over and oven again it happens right here within our own community. With each passing day the numbers of abuse and neglect continue to rise.
According to a recent article in the Eatonton Messenger Georgia ranks close to the bottom (42) in the nation for child well-being. I often hear, “ Isn’t Foster Care being paid for through our taxpayers dollars? Yes, this is true, although the Department of Family and Children’s Services (Foster Care) simply have too many kids and too few homes.
Our Service area has lost almost 50% of foster homes in the last few years. These children entrusted to us as a community need our help to provide a home and bring hope to these fragile hearts so that healing can begin.
You may help by making a donation on our website or mail to Circle Ranch at 1330 Tal Lewis Road, White Pains, Georgia. For more information visit us at circleranchinc.org or email us at email@example.com. Circle Ranch is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.
CIRCLE RANCH, INC.
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Looking for the perfect gift for the hard to buy person? We have your solution.
All proceeds will go to help build Circle Ranch for abused, abandoned and neglected children in our area who need our help.
TRAVEL PILLOWS for every age group. (All pillows are new with an original pillow case of your choice.) Both pillow and cases are washable.
Car Seat Pillow 8" x 14"- $10.00
Large pillows 14" x 20" - $15.00
Pillow Cases, small and large -$5.00 each
Double Fleece Throws - $25.00
Girls Flirty Ranch skirts - $10.00
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will be Weinberger's Fall Festival at 1010 Commerce Drive, Greensboro on November 11 from 11am to 4pm,
Reynold's Fall Festival (open to public) at Reynolds Lake Club, Reynolds Plantation on November 15 from 10am to 2pm,
Christ Our King Catholic Church Social Hall at 6341 Lake Oconee Pkwy., Greensboro on December 9 from 9am to 2pm.
Mark the dates on your calendar. These pillows will go fast.
SAVE THE DATE
Friday, February 9, 2018 | Eatonton Cotton Warehouse
A Valentines Dance with The Swingin' Medallions
Dinner will be provided by Bone Island Grill. Plan on dancing the night away with the Swingin' Medallions. Doors open at 6:30, cash bar available. Meet & Greet The Swingin' Medallions for select ticket holders.
VIP Tables: Table of 10$500
- Meet & Greet The Swingin' Medallions
- Dinner from Bone Island Grill for all 10 guests included
- 10 Tickets to show
VIP Tables: Table of 4 $200
- Meet & Greet The Swingin' Medallions
- Dinner from Bone Island Grill for all 4 guests included
- 4 Tickets to show
Individual Tickets Available
- $50 Includes Bone Island Grill Dinner
- $35 Concert Ticket Only (Online & In Advance)
- $40 Concert Ticket Only (Door Price)
Holly Lindsey of Lake Oconee Life asked us for an interview and featured our story on July 13, 2017. Jody tells about the birth of the idea for Circle Ranch. If you have never heard Jody's amazing story on how the idea of Circle Ranch came about, you owe it to yourself to take the time to read her story.
Dear Friend of Circle Ranch,
During 2016 and 2017 we have been feverishly raising funds to purchase land suitable for Circle Ranch. Once the land is purchased and we have a physical site, options become available for other monies and grants.
We have come a long way but we still need your help. We are asking you to help make our goal to purchase land by December 30, 2017 a reality. If we could have one donation of $25,000 (First building named in your honor), seven at $10,000, ten at $2,500, fifteen at $1,000, ten at $500 and twenty at $250 we could reach our goal by 12/30/2017. Any amount you can give to help acquire this land for the children in our community who are in desperate need of housing would be deeply appreciated.
With each passing day the need continues to grow as the numbers increase for the children who must be removed from their homes because of neglect, abuse and abandonment.
You may donate by going to our website at www.CircleRanchInc.org, on our Facebook Page, www.gofundme.com/circleranch, or mail your donation to Circle Ranch Inc. 1330 Tal Lewis Road, White Plains, GA 30678.
Thank you for considering Circle Ranch. Circle Ranch is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.
My name is Jonathan. I was five years old when this picture was taken. I am ten now and I have a story I would like to tell you.Read more
Girl Scouts donate cookie proceeds
Girl Scout Troop 60173 at Gatewood Schools recently sold more than $15,000 worth of Girl Scout cookies and donated their earnings to Circle Ranch, Inc.
Still in its initial funding stage, the ranch is a non-profit facility in Greene County to serve foster youth in 12 surrounding counties, including Putnam, Greene and Morgan. Presenting their check to Jody Sandwick are, front row, Addy Alliston, Sara Gray Fuller, Braylee Atkinson, Jordan Knowles, Bela Smith, Lilly Arthur; middle row, Brylie Lundy, Evan Truman, Camille Alvarez, Sophia Hill, Lilly Kent Rainey, Wylder Pinkerton, Willa Gee; and back row, scout leaders Holly Lindsey and Hannah Parham.
If you would like to donate to Circle Ranch Inc. click here.
Circle Ranch Inc, Pecan Corner and Greene County Chamber come together for February's Business After Hours.Read more
Troop 60173 & parents partner with Circle Ranch to help raise money for land puchase.Read more
So thankful to share the Circle Ranch mission with The Ladies of the Landing.Read more
Many thanks to all that made the BBQ & Music Fundraiser such a success!Read more
Online ticket sales are closed. You may contact Jody Sandwick at 706- 467-0004 for more information.
CONTACT: Laura Dent
PHOTO CUTLINE: (L to R) Circle Ranch Executive Director, Jody Sandwick, Rotarian and Circle Ranch Board Member, Robbie McNeill
Circle Ranch Visits Rotary Club
(Greensboro, GA Oct 13. 2016) – Jody Sandwick, Executive Director of Circle Ranch, was the featured speaker at a recent Rotary Club meeting. She presented an overview of Circle Ranch and its mission.
In December of 2014, Circle Ranch was incorporated in Greene County and evolved from a desperate need for the children who have been abandoned or have suffered trauma and must be removed from their homes in their primary service area in Northeast rural Georgia. Their primary service area will be DFCS Region 5. The Counties within this service area are Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Walton and Putnam.
The mission of Circle Ranch is to provide a loving Christ-centered family setting for children in need of a strong and stable family support system by providing a healthy environment where children are encouraged to develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically enabling them to reach their full potential.
Today the state of Georgia and our community are experiencing many problems as is America as a whole: domestic violence in the home, single parent families, poverty, homelessness, teenage pregnancies, drug and alcohol abuse, school dropouts and thousands of children living with aging grandparents. According to DFCS, there are presently 1000 children from Region 5 in foster care. In the last few years, DFCS Region 5 has lost over 43% of its foster homes and 39% of the children who must be removed from their homes must be transported to facilities on the other side of the state where there is a vacancy.
Region 5 has only one private facility which houses 13 children. At present Greene County does not have any foster homes for these children. DFCS simply does not have enough options for alternative housing for children who are in need within our communities.
Sandwick stated, “Children who must be removed from their homes or are abandoned suffer great trauma because of circumstances not of their doing. When these children must be transported hundreds of miles away they must also leave their friends, change schools and adjust to a new family, thus adding even more trauma in their young life.”
Circle Ranch will be a working ranch. The children will help raise and care for animals and raise livestock to help teach them discipline, character, and responsibility. The children will live in traditional housing with loving house parents. Each home will be a family of encouragement and unconditional love. During a child’s stay at the ranch, they will be involved in academic, spiritual, physical, and counseling programs helping them to better prepare as they grown into adulthood.
Circle Ranch is presently in the funding stage to build the ranch. They have also begun a land search within their primary region that would be suitable for the ranch. If you would be interested in partnering with them in any way, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities. To learn more about the Greene and Putnam Club, comprised of local business leaders, please LIKE us on Facebook and visit our web site at: www.GreenePutnamRotary.org.
CIRCLE RANCH YARD SALE
Circle Ranch will be having a yard sale with donated items on Sept 10th, 8:00- 5:00 p.m.
at 172 Little Circle, in Eatonton 31024.
Donated items will be sold to help build the ranch for the children of our community in need of alternative housing.
If you would like to donate items you may drop them off at the Grace Fellowship Church pavilion on Saturday August 20th from 10 a.m.-noon or on Saturday September 3rd from 10 a.m.-noon.
We will accept all items except adult clothing. All donations are tax deductible. If you need further information, please call Jody Sandwick at Circle Ranch 706-467-0004.
Follow yard sale items available on our Circle Ranch Facebook page.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FIRST RUBBER DUCKY ROUND-UP ANNOUNCED A SUCCESS! JUNE 11 TH at HARRIS SHOALS PARK 2077 RACED TO THE FINISH LINE!
Circle Ranch hosted the very first Rubber Ducky Round-up on June 11 from noon to 3 p.m. at Harris Shoals Park in Watkinsville. 2077 Rubber Duckies were adopted, numbered and released, they came over the falls and raced down the shoals to the finish line. The first place ticket holder Pep Stone won the grand prize of a Media Package valued at $1,500. The second prize winners, Jim and Diana Payner won the tailgate package of valued at $1,000 and a third prize winner, Del Philips won the ipad Air valued at $500. There was plenty of food, family fun and entertainment.
This event was made possible by the 61 volunteers, 150 attendees and the many donations and support of the local business community. The main event sponsors were, Rossee Oil, Oconee State Bank, Towable Tailgages, Lake Oconee Dentistry and Big Frog-Athens.
Circle Ranch is a 501c3 organization and is raising money to build a ranch to provide long-term housing for the children within our communities who are in desperate need of alternative housing. Circle Ranch will benefit children in Putnam, Morgan, Greene and Oconee counties.
Jody Sandwick | email@example.com | www.circleranchinc.com
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Jody Sandwick and fundraiser Ellen Wisdon representing Circle Ranch At Bank South Anniversary event