The Atlanta Children’s Shelter (ACS), community partners, sponsors and supporters gathered in the Historic Fourth Ward Park for the “Bury Poverty” 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 27, 2019 to support ACS’ programs serving homeless children and families in Metro Atlanta. Photos from Bury Poverty can be viewed here and race results here.

This family-friendly event began with a Pep Rally and continued with a 5K and 1K Run for children. They were joined by Georgia State University’s Mascot, Pounce. Trophies were awarded for Men and Women’s Overall, Men and Women’s Master Overall, and the top 3 winners in 7 age groups.

The Atlanta Children’s Shelter would like to thank all the participants and sponsors: Humanitarians: KBP Foods and Georgia Power, Benefactors: Accent DécorUPS The Suzuki SchoolNurturers: Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation, Innerface Architectural Signage, Inc., MargaritavilleMontlick & Associates and Community Partners: PublixThe Fresh MarketKFC CateringBig Peach Running Co. – MidtownCoca-ColaLove’s Travel Stops & Country StoresKing of Pops, Tori Danielle Stevenson Photography, and media partner WSB-TV Family 2 Family.
To learn more about the Atlanta Children’s Shelter, event sponsorship, in-kind donations, or programs please contact the Executive Director, Sandra or visit us online at