Throughout the year, we host several events to raise awareness, support and funding for our Children & Family Programs, which includes the Children’s Village Residential Program, Safe Place Runaway & Homeless Youth Program, Thrive Graduate Transition Program, and Crossroads Foster Care & Adoption Program. Community support at these events is vital to our ongoing ministries for abused and abandoned children who heal and thrive at Christian City.

Past Events:

2021 Race for Safe Place Raises $24,797 for Children & Family Programs

The second annual Race for Safe Place on Saturday, June 12, raised $24,797 and involved 84 participants of all ages. The 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk event was held on the 500-acre Christian City campus in south Fulton County.

“With the 2020 Race for Safe Place canceled due to COVID-19, we were very excited for this year’s race to happen in person,” said Mary Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, founder of the Christian City Teen Board, host of the annual Race for Safe Place.

Proceeds benefit Christian City Children & Family Programs, including the Safe Place Runaway & Homeless Youth Program, which provides trusted help and a place of safety for runaway and homeless youth who are on the streets and in danger of human trafficking. “We are grateful to the sponsors and participants who came out to support the important work that impacts many lives,” said LaVann Landrum, Christian City Chief Advancement Officer.

2020 Drive & Dine Raised $223,304 for Christian City Children & Family Programs

Faithful support and a successful online auction raised $223,304 for Christian City Children & Family Programs, even though the third annual Drive & Dine event scheduled for March 28 at Porsche Experience Center was cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Event co-chairs, Randa and Gil Reese, expressed their gratitude to supporters saying, “Because of support from dedicated Drive & Dine sponsors, volunteers and donors, children are living in safety and love at Christian City’s Children’s Village and in Crossroads foster and adoptive homes. Now more than ever, the children and families at Christian City need our help.”

The 2019 Community Champion Awards honors Stephanie Blank, Delta Air Lines and Westside Future Fund and raises more than $120,000 to benefit Christian City’s Children and Family Programs

The inaugural Community Champion Awards presented by Christian City was held on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Georgia Aquarium. Under the leadership of co-chairs Ron Canakaris and Miguel Southwell, Christian City honored individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment toward the betterment of the greater Atlanta community. The Community Champion Awards dinner paid tribute to three special and deserving recipients in three categories: Stephanie Blank in the Individual category, Westside Future Fund in the Nonprofit category and Delta Air Lines in the Corporate category. Renowned broadcast journalist Monica Pearson served as emcee.

2nd annual Drive & Dine event raises $262,194 for Christian City Children & Family Programs

Guests from Buckhead and Midtown to Coweta and Fayette filled the Porsche Experience Center on April 27 to raise in support of Christian City Children & Family Programs. Proceeds from the 2nd annual Drive & Dine event will 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.

Soiree in Senoia Raises Funds for Crossroads Foster Care & Adoption Program

More than 100 people came out to Bistro Hilary on November 12 for Soiree in Senoia benefiting Christian City’s Crossroads Foster Care & Adoption Program. Guests were treated to a warm, inviting atmosphere, delicious food, an online silent auction, and an informative and inspiring message about fostering and adopting children.

2018 Bob Crutchfield Memorial Golf for Kids Tournament

More than 100 golfers and 41 sponsors came together with Dale Cardwell at Chateau Elan to enjoy a day of golf while helping children in need. This year’s tournament raised over $48,200 to support the abused and neglected children who have found safety and love at Christian City.

Drive & Dine event raises $250,147 for Christian City Children’s Village

410 guests joined together on April 28 for the inaugural Drive & Dine event at Porsche Experience Center Atlanta to raise $250,147 in support of Christian City Children’s Village and the Safe Place program. Event proceeds will help provide abandoned, abused, runaway and homeless youth a safe home in a loving family environment to heal their wounded spirits and thrive at Christian City Children’s Village. The South Fulton non-profit serves the entire metro Atlanta area and beyond.

Golf Fore Kids Classic 2017

Over 100 golfers, 41 sponsors, Consumer Investigator Dale Cardwell and the TrustDale team, many hard-working volunteers and many more came together to put on this great day of golf while raising money for kids in crisis on Monday, Sept. 25th at Chateau Elan. With your help, a record setting $42,605 was raised for Christian City Children’s Village.

Renovations Revealed at Christian City Open House

More than 300 people attended an open house on March 16thto celebrate renovations to the main floor of Christian City’s Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and Assisted Living Center. Event attendees enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and guided tours of the renovated main floor of the facilities.

10th Annual Chair-ity Event Raises $200,000 For Victims of Child Abuse and Abandonment

Local artists, sponsors, hosts, community leaders, and volunteers, came together on December 1st for the tenth Annual Chair-ity Event benefitting The Children’s Village at Christian City. This special event is named for the unique chairs – artistically painted and donated by community artists – that are included in the event’s silent auction. A record-setting total of $200,000 was raised to support the ongoing needs of the abandoned, abused, and neglected children who now live safely at The Children’s Village at Christian City.

Golf Fore Kids Classic 2016

It was a great day at the beautiful Eagle’s Landing Country Club in Stockbridge with over 165 golfers, 37 sponsors, and Consumer Investigator, Dale Cardwell (TrustDale) coming together to enjoy a day of golf while having a great impact on the lives of children. This year’s “Golf Fore Kids” Classic featured a record number of golfers and sponsors. We are proud to report that their efforts resulted in a gift of $35,082.78 to provide for children who now live at The Children’s Village at Christian City – children who are no longer able to live with their families and have found a new family where they can experience unconditional love.

12/3/2015 – 9th Annual “Chair-ity” Event

This festive event has become a holiday tradition for young and old alike. The 2015 Children’s “Chair-ity” Event, with its “Winter Wonderland” theme, was held on December 3rd at The Dolce in Peachtree City. Festivities included delicious hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, live holiday music, and of course, the silent auction featuring those one-of-a-kind hand-painted chairs.  Best of all, it’s all about raising money to support The Children’s Village. A very special night!  View the Photo Gallery

10/11/2015 – Griddle Gallop Pancake Breakfast and 5k Run/1-Mile Walk & Roll

October 10, 2015 marked our 4th Annual Griddle Gallop 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk & Roll. Participants in both races enjoyed courses winding through our 500-acre campus. And the pancake breakfast was a hit with everyone.  As always, proceeds supported The Children’s Village.  See some photos on our Griddle Gallop page.

8/31/2015 – “Golf Fore Kids” Golf Classic

Join us along with Dale Cardwell for our Annual Golf Classic to benefit children of abuse at The Children’s Village at Christian City!  It will be a great day of golf and good fun for a really wonderful cause. Visit the Golf Fore Kids page and get more information about participating in and sponsoring this year’s event.  Ready to register or sponsor the event?

2/26/15 – 50th Anniversary Celebration

Over 1,000 people attended Christian City’s 50th Anniversary Celebration on Feb. 26. The Delta Flight Museum was an exciting stage to host the spectacular event and everyone had a great time! The entire program was inspirational and fun, paired with excellent food enjoyed by all.