Atlanta, GA, December 21, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- A team of volunteers from Aya Academy of Excellence, led by Johns Creek resident Stephanie Hunte, reached out to the Atlanta Children’s Shelter to assist in their annual Holiday House event. Each year, the shelter galvanizes volunteers to provide toys, books, clothes and household goods for over one hundred homeless families in the metro Atlanta region. On Monday, December 12th, the team provided onsite service to the shelter by sorting donations and decorating the facility in anticipation of the visitation of the families later in the week.
Weeks prior to the Holiday House event, Aya’s ACES, Academic Enrichment Coaches, visited Friendship Baptist Church in Duluth and Imhotep Academy, a private school located minutes from the Georgia Dome in the historic community of Vine City. In both locations, they led children in a gingerbread craft activity to create art to pepper the walls of the facility housing the Holiday House event. Their festive decorations were used as tabletop displays and wall décor to accompany a series of live trees, bright holiday lights and a winter-themed inflatable.
About Aya Academy of Excellence
Aya Academy of Excellence, an outreach organization with an ardent commitment to youth development and community upliftment, provides tutoring, mentoring and family workshops. Its presence in the community is supported by a network of local volunteers and civic organizations.
About the Atlanta Children’s Shelter
With a mission to “provide loving, quality child development and support services for homeless families striving to become self-sufficient,” The Atlanta Children’s Shelter has provided a safe haven for children and their families since 1986. With the aid of social workers, child care providers and volunteers they assist families with a range of services including customizable educational opportunities, well-child checks and family counseling.