Commissioner Arrington Reaches Out to Area Homeless with “Blanket Atlanta With Love” Drive | Print |
Fulton County District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr., in cooperation with the Fulton County Department of Housing & Community Development, will sponsor a drive to collect winter coats, clothes and blankets to help those who are in need during the holiday season.  
As part of the “Blanket Atlanta with Love” initiative, bins will be placed around Fulton County to gather blankets, coats, ponchos, and other cold weather clothing for those in need from November 7th  through November 18th, 2016. The Drive will culminate with the distribution of the new and gently used goods collected at the Fulton County Government Center, 141 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 on November 22nd from 5pm to 7pm.  
“While there are entities that offer more sustainable initiatives and programs, we want to do our part in reaching out to Atlanta’s invisible citizens, those in need,” says Commissioner Arrington.  “To whom much is given, much is required.”
The collection bins will be placed at the following locations in Fulton County:  
 
            Fulton County Government Center
            141 Pryor Street SW
            10th Floor
            Atlanta, GA 30303
 
            Fulton County District 5 Offices
            5440 Fulton Industrial Boulevard
            Atlanta, GA 30336
 
            Oak Hill Family Center  
            2805 Metropolitan Parkway
            Atlanta, GA 30315
 
            Fulton County South Annex
            5600 Stonewall Tell Road
            College Park, GA 30349
 
The collected goods will be distributed to clients of the Atlanta Recovery Center, Jefferson Place, and other area charities serving the homeless and others in need.  
 
Those seeking more information on this event can reach the office of District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. at www.fultoncommission5.com.  The event can be shared on social media via the hashtag #BlanketAtlantaWithLove.