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SCAD Honeybees to perform next weekend for Habitat
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SAVANNAH – The SCAD Honeybees, the executive singing ensemble of the Savannah College of Art and Design, will perform a program of holiday music on behalf of Savannah’s Habitat for Humanity at the Gift Wrap Booth in Belk Court, Oglethorpe Mall, from Dec. 12-14. The SCAD Honeybees will perform as follows:
Dec. 12: 6 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 13: noon, 12:45 p.m., 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 14: 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

“Savannah’s Habitat is delighted to welcome the SCAD Honeybees for this special holiday treat,” said Virginia Brown, executive director of the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity. “These talented musicians exemplify the true giving spirit of the holidays by not only sharing their musical gifts with the public, but also volunteering their time to help a Savannah family reach their dream of a safe, affordable home.”  

The gift wrap booth is a fundraiser benefiting Savannah’s Habitat for Humanity. Proceeds from the gift wrap booth will be used to purchase land needed to build a home for a Chatham County family. The SCAD Honeybees will be assisting Savannah’s Habitat for Humanity during its Gift Wrap fundraiser by performing and also by volunteering their gift wrapping talents in the booth.  

Savannah’s Habitat for Humanity volunteers are providing gift wrapping services for as little as $3 to holiday shoppers from Dec. 12-24 at a booth located between Belk’s and Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Oglethorpe Mall.

Shoppers do not need to purchase their gifts at Oglethorpe Mall, and are encouraged to bring purchases from any source for gift wrapping by Habitat for Humanity volunteers. For more information, call the Habitat Savannah offices at (912) 353-8122.

About Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity:
The Savannah Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a non profit Christian organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat for Humanity brings together people with resources and people in need to build simple, decent, affordable houses. The houses are sold to those in need at no profit, through no-interest loans.

Savannah’s Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1983 and has built 100 houses in the Savannah community. Anyone interested in volunteering or offering donations is encouraged to call Savannah’s Habitat for Humanity at (912) 353-8122 or visit the Web site at

About the SCAD Honeybees:
The SCAD Honeybees is the executive singing ensemble of the college. Comprised of six talented students, the Honeybees evolve each year after an intense audition process. Each accepted student receives a scholarship and is required to maintain high academic standing.

All six students are gifted artists from a variety of backgrounds and majors within the college. The current incarnation of the SCAD Honeybees include Chase Arrington, a freshman film and television major from Dallas, Texas; George Hamilton, a sophomore performing arts major form Baltimore, Md.; Maggie Haren a sophomore performing arts major from Stillwell, Kan.; Derrick Parks, a senior industrial design major and music performance minor from  Durham, N.C.; Jenna Paulette a sophomore visual communications major and music performance minor from Dallas, Texas; and Jasmine Richardson a sophomore performing arts  major from Albany.

The SCAD Honeybees act as student ambassadors for the school. In addition to college events, the Honeybees have performed for a number of community outreach programs including the Make a Wish Foundation, Hands Across Atlanta, and the Atlanta Midtown Alliance. Most recently they were seen in the 2008 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas parade.