Members of the Atlanta City Council and staff from Sheltering Arms
ATLANTA -- On Thursday, some Atlanta City Council members and staff gave holiday gifts to the local early childhood program, Sheltering Arms.
According to Michael Tyler of city council, Sheltering Arms is the oldest nonprofit organizations for children in Georgia. They offer childcare, schooling and support to more than 3,600 local children. Across Atlanta, there are 16 Sheltering Arms locations.
Tyler said that a holiday luncheon and toy drive was held, and each district office, and communications and research workers came out. A space was donated for the event at 200 Peachtree, as well as food for those who attended.
Sheltering Arms employees came out to accept the toys and hand them out to children.
"I am pleased that the council members and the council staff came together to donate to such a worthy cause," said Council President Mitchell. "The toy donation captures the true meaning of the holiday season."