ATLANTA, GA – Several organizations in the Metro Atlanta area are giving kids some much-needed joy this holiday season with toy gifts, a food distribution, and breakfasts with Santa on Saturday.
The MARTA Employee Charity Club organized a drive-thru gift card offer for children ages 2-10 at MARTA headquarters at 9 a.m. Families had to register in advance to participate in the 30-year-old tradition.
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The South Fulton Police Department is hosting a Christmas breakfast and toy gift for 125 kids at Welcome All Park. The event runs 9-12 and features live music, food, games, a magician, and appearances from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. The event is free for all who register for tickets.
The Home Depot hosted a surprise breakfast with a Santa Claus event at the Westside Future Fund headquarters on Saturday morning. The families invited have been selected to attend.
Pastor Troy is hosting a 4:30 to 7 p.m. toy drive at Fairburn Town Hall. The rapper distributes over 1,000 toys to children across the Atlanta metro area. The event also accepts donations and new toys.
Hosea Helps holds their annual Christmas food distribution and toy gift a week early. The event is typically held on Christmas Day, but this year will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Marshaling Lot at the Georgia World Congress Center.
“This historic pivot enables parents facing financial challenges to deliver a merry and dignified Christmas filled with warm, healthy food and toys to their children on Christmas Day!” said the organizers.
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DeKalb County holds its annual holiday food distribution on Saturdays starting at 9 a.m. at the following locations:
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church – 6400 Woodrow Rd., Stonecrest, GA 30038
• Shy Temple CME Church, 2030 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur, GA 30035
• Big Miller Grove Baptist Missionary Church, 3800 Big Miller Grove Way, Stonecrest, GA 30038
• Berean Christian Church, 2201 Young Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30088
• Rehoboth Baptist Church, 2997 Lawrenceville Hwy., Tucker, GA 30084
• Covenant Church, 1700 Corey Blvd., Decatur, GA 30032
• Saint Phillip AME, 240 Candler Rd. SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
Excel Church also distributes hundreds of boxes of groceries from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 1151 Flat Shoals Road in Conyers. The boxes contain fresh meat, fresh fruits and vegetables, and household products.
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