HomeAid Atlanta will host its 20th Annual Essentials Drive later this year. Taking place from April 1 to May 5, 2021, the fundraiser is HomeAid’s annual community-wide drive held to collect “essentials” for families with infants and toddlers who are experiencing homelessness. Essential items include diapers, baby wipes and more.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Essentials Drive, which is conducted in conjunction with Mother’s Day. The drive provides a great opportunity for the community to help mothers and babies in need. An estimated 5,500 people in metro Atlanta experience homelessness on any given night and almost 50% are women and children. Thanks to the support of the metro Atlanta community and local home building industry, the Drive has collected over 1,350,000 essential baby items, assisting hundreds of moms and babies since 2002.
Last year’s Essentials Drive provided diapers and wipes, plus COVID19-related cleaning supplies and PPE for 23 metro Atlanta organizations helping families struggling through the pandemic. The 2021 Drive is vital to these organizations’ continuing ability to serve families, as many continue to struggle with low volunteer turnout and fewer supplies due to the lingering effects of the pandemic.
This April, HomeAid Atlanta invites you to help metro Atlanta mothers and children by joining the 20th Annual Essentials Drive. There are many ways to get involved:
- Host an Essentials Drive drop-off site at your place of business (open to the public)
- Coordinate a drive among your friends and coworkers at your office, church, school, or civic organization
- Donate unopened packages of diapers and wipes in person or online via HomeAid registries at Target and Amazon
- Donate gift cards
- Volunteer to sort, count, and pack donations
- Sponsor the Essentials Drive
For a How-To Kit and an Essentials Flyer, and to learn more about all of these opportunities, visit www.homeaidatlanta.org or contact Karen McLane, HomeAid Atlanta Director of Community Outreach at 678.775.1450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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