PHOTO: On behalf of Fayette County Publix stores’ customers, Art Durden (center), manager of Publix-Tyrone, proudly presented $11,009 to The Children’s Village at Christian City with the proceeds from the 2015 Food For All Campaign. Accepting the donation are (left) Philip Kouns, COO of The Children’s Village, and Len Romano, President/CEO of Christian City.
Union City, Ga – Customers at Fayette County Publix stores gave hope to abused children in our area by donating a total of $11,009 to The Children’s Village at Christian City during the annual “Food For All” campaign in December 2015. The Children’s Village at Christian City is home to children who have been abused or abandoned. They now live safely in family-centered homes with full-time house parents on the campus located between Fairburn and Fayetteville.
Accepting the generous donation, Len Romano, President & CEO of Christian City, praised Publix Super Market’s commitment to raise money to help fight hunger in our area. “Ongoing support from annual fundraising campaigns like “Food For All” has a great impact on The Children’s Village at Christian City and on the community,” Romano said. “Thanks to generous support from individuals, churches, businesses, civic groups and foundations, we are able to care for the abused and abandoned children who are healing, growing and thriving on our campus.”
Christian City was established 51 years ago when the first cottage for abused and abandoned children opened on Valentine’s Day, 1965. Today, there are more than 1,000 residents living on the 500-acre Christian City campus, which includes The Children’s Village, a thrift store, independent living homes for seniors, a 200-bed rehabilitation and nursing center, a 200-bed assisted living/personal care home, and two specialty units for victims of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. For more information or to learn how you can help, call Ashley Bonner at 678-466-1093 or visit christiancity.org.