Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Essentials Drive benefits homeless babies and their mothers through a community-wide effort to collect “essential” baby products such as diapers, pull-ups, baby food, formula, baby wipes, and baby hygiene products. Everything collected through the drive will be distributed by HomeAid to local nonprofit organizations serving homeless families and young children in the metro Atlanta area. Of the estimated 10,000 people in Metro Atlanta who are homeless on any given night, 40 percent are women and children. Thanks to the support of many businesses, community organizations, and individuals, more than 160,000 essential baby items were collected through the Essentials Drive in 2015, assisting hundreds of moms and babies in metro Atlanta.
The Woodruff Arts Center will receive Essentials Drive donations on April 24 & May 1 in conjunction with our Sunday Family Fun events.