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Doing Good in the’Hood Lend a hand to local causes

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Alpharetta resident Mackenzie Bearup, who suffers from complex regional pain syndrome, reads a good book to get her mind off of her troubles. When she was 13 years old, she and her brothers, Alex and Benjamin, created Sheltering Books, a charity that collects donated books and sends them to homeless shelters. ShelteringBooks.org

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EnAble Georgia helps

adults with disabilities to live active, healthy, joy-filled lives within their own communities. Its 2016 Beautification Project restores and rejuvenates group homes and day-service facilities inside and out. Pack a snack and lots of enthusiasm and join the organization at its Alpharetta volunteer event on July 16. EnableGA.org—sign up at HandsOnAtlanta.org

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Most veterinarians agree that a rewarding part of their practice is seeing the transformation of an abused or sick animal into a happy pet. Alpharetta veterinarian Dr. Hannis Mize of Little River Animal Hospital works with

Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, which needs caring

foster families for rescued dogs and cats. AngelsRescue.org

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Attachment Parenting International (API) helps take

the guesswork out of parenting. The organization’s support groups, run by trained volunteers, help parents navigate issues from pregnancy, childbirth and sleep to discipline and parental life-balance issues. To volunteer or find out more about Alpharetta’s support groups, visit API’s website. AttachmentParenting.org

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TOP LEFT PHOTO COURTESY OF SHELTERNG BOOKS, INC.

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Kids who volunteer are less likely to engage in unsafe behavior, tend to have a positive self-image, feel connected to their communities and do better in school. TeenHOP (Teens Help Other People), founded by teenaged sisters Gracelyn and Brooke Leath, connects teens in Alpharetta with volunteer opportunities. TeenHop.com

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