Our all-volunteer, grassroots group started small – and grew quickly.
In 2003, City Councilman Alex Wan and a close circle of friends set out to make a meaningful difference in our community. Their efforts led to the Toy Party, a toy drive aimed at bringing people together to collect toys for Metro Atlanta’s kids in need. This small, private event quickly grew into one of Atlanta’s largest must-see holiday happenings.
In 2006, the nonprofit launched Backpack in the Park, a back-to-school beneﬁt that collects backpacks and school supplies for Metro Atlanta’s kids in need. The calendar of philanthropy expanded again in 2013 with the addition of Kids to Camp, a campaign to send children to summer enrichment camps of their choice.
With your support, we can continue to brighten the lives of Metro Atlanta’s kids in need.
2019 Board of Directors
Jeff Mayhew (President)
Shawn Martin (VP)
Jeff Jerden (Treasurer)
Sean Dunn (Secretary)