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As we start the year 2015 with great expectations, we actually see a very small glimmer of light at the end of the dark economic misery tunnel most of us have slogged our way through since 2008.

Unfortunately, here in Rockdale County that sliver of light has not meant that we are in the midst of a great economy recovery that some members of the federal government and national main stream media say we are experiencing.

That is why worthwhile community nonprofits are still important to the social health of a community.

One of those nonprofits, and for sure one of our favorites, is Phoenix Pass, located at Light House Village campus, 541 Sigman Road, in Rockdale County.

Phoenix Pass offers transitional housing for single mothers, with children, who have no place to go. These families are not just given a place to stay but are taught how to position themselves to survive on their own.

We particularly appreciate Phoenix Pass Director Marcie Howington, who has a heart as big as the whole outdoors; Marcie is a bright and upcoming Rockdale Young Professional Leader of Rockdale County. The Phoenix Pass folks are in the middle of a capital campaign needed to raise funds to build more apartments for needy single parent families. Thanks to a grant from an Atlanta foundation they're halfway to their goal.

We ask for your kindness in supporting the efforts of Phoenix Pass. You can do so by calling 770-760-1020 or dropping a note to

Donating to this nonprofit will be a gift that keeps giving year after year after year.