FOX 5 Atlanta — A former Parkland, Florida teacher, who recently moved to Atlanta is this year's national winner of the Our Town America New Mover Survey contest. Amy Kleinman-Kenny was randomly chosen from thousands of surveyors to win a $3,000 check.
Kleinman-Kenny was teaching at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School on the day of the tragic mass shooting in 2018. Unfortunately, she lost friends and students in the horrible tragedy that killed 17 people.
Following the shooting, Kleinman-Kenny quickly became a leader in the community by offering her yoga expertise to the victims. She started the nonprofit 'Yoga 4 MSD' to help people heal.
Once the Freshman class of MSD graduated, she moved to the Atlanta area to start a new life and continue her path forward after that horrific day. Shortly after moving into her Woodstock, GA home, Amy received the Our Town America (OTA) New Mover Welcome Package loaded with free welcome gifts from local businesses and a letter from the local franchisee, Chris Beer.
Woodstock Furniture & Mattress Outlet, Vingenzos & Vintage Barrel, Woodstock Car Wash, and Buffalo's Cafe were among the many local businesses to extend housewarming offers within the OTA package. "I was really excited to try all the new places! There was so much money to be saved from this package!," Kleinman-Kenny said.
OTA has been welcoming new movers and helping businesses find new, loyal customers for over 50 years. "We love the sense of community our program helps facilitate," said Beer, the Atlanta OTA franchise owner. "Not only do we offer free one-time offers within our new mover package, we now also give businesses the option to welcome customers in via digital advertising as well - further extending the invite and strengthening these B2C relationships".
Woodstock Furniture & Mattress Outlet has been advertising via Our Town America's New Mover Welcome Package for 24 years and counting — gaining new customers monthly.
FOX Atlanta met Kleinman-Kenny and Beer at Woodstock Furniture Outlet to hear more about this heartwarming and inspiring story. Amy was presented with her $3,000 prize. Kleinman-Kenny is currently teaching part-time at Woodstock Middle School, continuing to inspire students through yoga and plans to allocate some of her winnings to her non-profit.
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