About Us


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)

Stacy Brown

Drew Henderson

Trippe Davis

Doug Roberts

Doug Balyeat

Daniel Wilkerson

Michael Riley

Amanda Watson

David Earle

Samantha Hoard

Devin Barnard

Fabricio Moraes

Christopher Santiago

Rakesh Parekh

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