The Kid's Corner
At each of our Holiday Dinner Events we setup an area that is devoted to families with children, where they can receive all of the benefits that we have to offer.
Our volunteers seat each family in a ballroom style setting, and then we serve them their meals. Each dinner comes complete with an entrée, two sides, bread, beverages and dessert. Families, that may not be able to have the traditional holiday meal, can enjoy it free of charge.
The Kid’s Corner has everything the families we serve need to enjoy their Thanksgiving or Christmas Day; live entertainment all-day, face painting, arts & crafts, games and more. It’s amazing watching children get to make new friends and lose themselves in the holiday spirit.
At each of our Holiday Dinner Events, each family that we serve can sign up for or renew food stamps, and see if they’re eligible for public benefits like Medicaid and Medicare. We also screen each family to see if they’re eligible for our homeless prevention program.
Barbers and beauticians from all over Atlanta donate their holidays to cutting and styling little boys and girls’ hair at no charge. We provide hair washing and personal grooming stations for each family so that they can get clean, get styled and go on enjoying their day.
Kid’s get to eat, pick out some clothing, wash their hair and groom themselves, get their hair styled, and then spend the rest of the day enjoying themselves. For the parents, there is a different story about kids going back to school after the holidays and needing school clothes.
Every child who attends our Holiday Dinners has free access to a team of doctors who will see them and their families on site. The families get free screening for medical conditions, medical consultation and the peace of mind they need to continue the school year.