The United Way of Greater Atlanta gathered a melting pot of young professionals for “a night of craft cocktails and dancing under the stars on the rooftop of Ponce City Market”.
The fourth installment of this annual event was held on Friday, May 3rd in the heart of Atlanta’s Old 4th Ward. Night for a Brighter tomorrow merged volunteerism and philanthropy with great music and amazing people. This year’s event raised $220,000 for the Kids Home Initiative– a comprehensive solution to help families avoid or escape homelessness, regain secure and successful futures, and keep their children in school. It was refreshing and inspiring to mingle among some of the city’s most active child advocates. There was no doubt that everyone at the event had their eyes on the prize- protecting Atlanta’s children. Homelessness has an impact on school retention rates, criminal activity and overall well-being. Attendees could donate through an app or participate in a silent auction.
Since its inception, Night for a Brighter Tomorrow has served more than 550 families. Since March, they’ve already assisted 14 families with eviction prevention and/or homelessness/housing services.
With donor support, The United Way opened a new Kids Home Initiative site in South Fulton.