A successful “Count Me In” fundraising campaign led to the purchase of a 2016 Honda Odyssey minivan from BMW of South Atlanta, a faithful supporter, and friend of Christian City. The vehicle was unveiled and presented to Christian City Children & Family Programs on Friday, May 24. Financial contributions from senior residents and staff members raised a total of $24,000 to purchase the newer and more fuel-efficient vehicle. Houseparents at Christian City Children’s Village will use the van to transport children to and from school, doctor appointments and extracurricular activities.
Celebrating the vehicle presentation with residents and staff, LaVann Landrum, Chief Development Officer, said, “I’m so excited that I was able to join my gift with your gifts to purchase this vehicle. A great response across our Christian City campus helped to make this minivan possible.”
Quentin Stephens, BMW of South Atlanta’s Pre-Owned Car Director, presented the minivan keys to George Martin, Interim CEO at Christian City. “When we heard about this need, we came running,” said Stephens. “Our motto is ‘family driven.’ We want to do what we can for the younger generation because it makes for a healthier community,” Stephens commented.
About Christian City
Christian City was established 54 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, both children, and senior adults, living at Christian City, a nonprofit organization that depends on the generosity of donors for financial support. The 500-acre campus, located 15 minutes south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and adjacent to the border with Fayette County, includes the Children’s Village Residential Program, Crossroads Foster Care & Adoption Program, Safe Place Runaway & Homeless Youth Program, Thrive Transitional Living Program, active senior living patio homes and apartments, thrift store, assisted living center, skilled nursing & rehab center, memory care, home health and hospice care. Christian City’s Children & Family Programs help provide abused and abandoned children a safe home in a loving family environment to heal their wounded spirits and thrive. The non-profit serves the entire metro Atlanta area and beyond from its 500-acre campus in south Fulton County. For more information, visit www.christiancity.org or call 770-703-AMEN.