On Friday, November 2, 2018, the Atlanta Children’s Shelter (ACS) hosted its 16th Annual Achievers’ Celebration at the City Winery Atlanta honoring formerly homeless families who have, with the support of ACS programs and services, achieved self-sufficiency through stable employment and permanent housing.
Every year the Achievers’ Celebration honors families that have successfully overcome homelessness as well as a Legacy Honoree that has maintained stable employment and housing for at least 5 years. This year, ACS would like to thank our courageous honorees who shared their personal journeys from homelessness to stability including Tania Graham, Diamonia Hadley, Odell Wheaton, Carrie Williams and the Legacy winner, Thomasine Mungo. Their stories of how they overcame domestic violence, family loss, job loss, eviction, and achieved stable employment and permanent housing touched the hearts of everyone in attendance. They inspire all of us.
With the support of its founders, the North Avenue Presbyterian Church and Junior League of Atlanta, Community Partners, and 150 registered guests, the Atlanta Children’s Shelter raised over $134,000 and can continue to provide free, high-quality services to homeless families with young children.
The Atlanta Children’s Shelter would like to give a special thank you to our Sponsors KBP Foods, Primerica, Georgia Power Company, The Suzuki School, The Home Depot, Catamount Constructors, Paul and Kristen Fancher, Margaritaville Enterprises, LLC, Crowe, LLP, State Bank & Trust Company, King & Spalding, Cameron and Krista Fowler and Christine Hopkinson, and In-Kind Sponsors AspireTv, Paul Mitchell Schools, La Fête Chocolat, Anthony Wallen Photography, Daily Freshness and John Vaught and Karen Gentry.