December 5th kick-started the 29th year of Clark’s Christmas Kids at the Walmart on Ashford Dunwoody! This would be St. Vincent de Paul Georgia’s fifth year of partnership with Clark Howard, WSB, DFACS, and Walmart.
Volunteers wore their light blue Clark’s Christmas Kids t-shirts and brought their Christmas spirit as they helped with Christmas lists, shopping, and the bagging and tagging of toys for hundreds of children in Georgia’s foster care system.
The initial goal for this years inaugural event was to shop for 386 kids. Just hours into the event, the goal was surpassed and three gifts for over 600 kids each were purchased and sent off to bring Christmas joy to their hearts for the holiday!
Governor Brian Kemp even stopped by the event to broadcast live with Clark Howard on 95.5 WSB Radio. The Governor will be teaming up with Christmas Kids this year to provide gifts for 1000 children in Georgia’s foster care system.
This year, over 9,000 children are in the Clark’s Christmas Kids program and will receive three presents purchased by the generous people of Georgia. Last year, over 10,000 children were provided Christmas gifts through the program.
There are many ways that you can help make Clark’s Christmas Kids a success this year. One way is by shopping for a kid or kids at one of the ten live remotes that will be held at various Walmart’s throughout Georgia.
Stop by and share in the Christmas joy with us this weekend and next!
Here are the remaining Walmart locations hosting this year’s Christmas Kids Toy Drive:
- Friday, December 6: 2-7 p.m. – 970 Mansell Road, Roswell, GA 30076*
- Saturday, December 7: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. – 12182 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA 30188*
- Saturday, December 7: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. – 135 Willow Lane, McDonough GA
- Friday, December 13: 2-7 p.m. – 5200 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30004*
- Friday, December 13: 2-7 p.m. – 3250 Sardis Church Road, Buford, GA 30519
- Saturday, December 14: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. – 2635 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, GA 30096*
- Saturday, December 14: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. – 1500 Market Place Boulevard, Cumming, GA 30041
- Sunday, December 15: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – 210 Cobb Parkway S, Marietta, GA 30060*
- Sunday, December 15: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – 4004 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn, GA 30047
*Clark Howard will be onsite at these locations.