Georgia (GA)

Local kids needing eyeglasses have a new opportunity.

Vision To Learn, a national nonprofit providing FREE eye exams and FREE eye glasses for children, will be offering its services at Cobb County Public Libraries for June appointments.

Vision To Learn is scheduled to visit the Switzer Library, 266 Roswell St. in downtown Marietta, Georgia and South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road in Mableton, Georgia to serve children ages 5-18 on select dates this month.

The June visits are scheduled for Wednesday, June 12 and Monday, June 24 at the South Cobb Regional Library and Friday, June 14 and Friday, June 21 at Switzer Library. T

The visits will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., pre-registration is required, and slots are expected to fill up quickly.

Parents can fill out a registration form at

Group to offer FREE eye exams, glasses for kids:

Northside Hospital is hosting a skin cancer screening June 13, 2019.

The screening is FREE, but you have to register by calling 404-531-4444.

The hospital recommends wearing a T-shirt and shorts.

The facility’s address is 3400-A Old Milton Parkway, Suite 130, in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Northside Hospital to offer FREE skin cancer screening in Alpharetta
Atlanta Journal Constitution

For the next 6 months, if you want to get around Savannah’s Historic District, you can do so for FREE through the city’s partnership with a company called Downtowner.

This effort stems from the Parking Matters study where city staff heard loud and clear, especially from downtown business owners and workers, that they need more ways to get around downtown with limited parking near work.

That’s the case for Savannah Professional Maintenance, a company with employees who regularly work in the downtown Savannah area.

According to Kris Duncan, with Savannah Professional Maintenance, “A lot of our employees don’t have parking. As a company, we can’t even purchase parking for them.”

That’s because city garages fill up, leaving their workers to find off-street parking wherever they can find it, so having a FREE, ride share-like option at their disposal for at least the next six months will be a relief.

“I think it’s an excellent idea. I think a lot of people can benefit from it, especially from a safety standpoint. We worry about our people who have to get off-street parking, and walk after-hours. This would be great for them.”
– Kris Duncan

City of Savannah partnering with Downtowner to offer FREE ride pilot program