Focused Community Strategies (FCS) started Pride for Parents with one simple belief –families would prefer to provide for themselves at Christmas rather than receive a hand out. Pride for Parents is a program designed to provide the families in their neighborhood the opportunity to shop for their families at greatly reduced cost. They’re about powering joy, generosity, and community!
Through the support of Transit students and others who are generous, FCS sets up a Pride for Parents toy store at their South Atlanta location for the two weeks leading up to Christmas. Families from the neighborhood get to shop for that perfect toy for their loved one!
In the process, they are able to provide quality jobs for residents of South Atlanta – one of the key ingredients to making their neighborhood healthy again.
Pride for Parents is a unique giving opportunity at Christmas because it provides three gifts in one:
- The gift of a toy at Christmas for a child.
- The gift of pride for the parents who are able to provide for their families.
- The gift of a job for South Atlanta residents.
All toys should be shipped by November 29.