About Us


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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.

2021 Board of Directors


Shawn Martin – President

Stacy Brown – President Elect

Earl Fields – Treasurer

Amanda Watson – Secretary

Devin Barnard – Member at Large

Chess Britt

Dave Cashman

Brian Chant

William Duffee-Braun

David Earle

Mikkel Hyldebrandt

Brian Isbell-Garcia

Fabricio Moraes

Rakesh Parekh

Michael Riley

Christopher Santiago

Wes Seabolt

Christen Steigerwalt

Enrique Vellon

Advisory Board


Lynn Barfield

Kent Finley

Jarrad Howard

Travis Brookshire

Josh Noblitt

Brian Isbell

Tom Dinkleman

Frank Bragg

Jonathan Jones

Kevin Garcia

Scott Wolfson

Bill Kaelin


Alex Wan