Posted on 17 November 2011.
Get your festive red dress shirts and black velvet pinstripe jackets ready! FTK’s Annual Toy Party is right around the corner. For the Kid in All of Us proudly presents the 9th Annual Toy Party & Silent Auction, Atlanta’s premier holiday cocktail party and toy drive, on Sunday, December 4, 5:30-9pm.
Each year, the annual toy drive is the must-attend party of the holidays, bringing together our entire diverse community. If you’ve ever attended this event in the past you know not only is it a festive and fun cocktail party, it is also for an incredible, crucial cause.
Admittance to the party is one unwrapped new toy or gift card with a value of $25.00 or more. The toys are then collected by the thousands and donated to over twenty non-profit organizations or agencies. These agencies then personally donate the toys to less fortunate children and families.
This year’s benefiting agencies include: Agape Community Center, Aid Atlanta, All About Development Disability, Atlanta Children’s Shelter, CHRIS Kids, Community Welcome House, Cool Girls, Easter Seals Foundation of North Georgia, Hillside, Jerusalem House, Lutheran Services, Nicholas House, Our House. Safe Path Children’s Advocacy, Sheltering Arms, Youth Pride, Lithia Spings Elementary, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Malachi’s Storehouse, East Lake Foundation, No One Alone, Families First, Devereux Georgia, and Pride For Parents/ FCI Ministries.
Last year’s Toy Party was no different. Over 4000 attendees donated over 4,500 toys and gift cards. The silent auction also generated $37,000.00 for the different groups in need.
If the items up for bid this year are any indication, the silent auction is sure to raise plenty of much needed cash. Some of the featured items available include a 5 night stay in Puerto Vallarta for twelve donated by No Mas Cantina, tickets to the Grammys for two, and a Le Cordon Bleu Paris Culinary Experience for two.
The Toy Party will be returning to the same fabulous venue, AmericasMart 3. The venue is located downtown, just a few blocks south of W Atlanta Downtown, which will host the Official After Party presented by Chris Coleman Enterprises.
For The Kid in All Of Us current president and 2011 Fenuxe 50 member, Christopher Bess, emphasized the increasing need for The Toy Party. “We are very much looking forward to this year’s event. This marks the 9th year for the Toy Party and Silent Auction, and we are hoping to make it our biggest and best year yet. The need in our community is greater this year than possibly any time in recent memory. We have partnered with 23 beneficiary organizations and we are counting on the continued support we have had over the past years to make the holiday season a bright and hopeful one for all the children we are working to serve.”
For the Kid in All of Us has racked up quite a tally since starting in 2003. 31,500 toys and gift cards, 5,100 backpacks filled with school supplies, and over $450,000 has been donated to organizations serving Georgia’s less fortunate.
We look forward to seeing you there!
9th Annual Toy Party
For The Kid In All Of Us
December 4, 5:30-9PM