T’is the season for Atlanta’s favorite consumer advocate, Clark Howard, to kick off the 21st annual “Clark’s Christmas Kids” program for WSB AM 750 Radio. Once again, Clark and WSB have joined forces with the Georgia Dept. of Family & Children’s services to provide gifts for children in foster care across Georgia. Because of the generosity of Clark’s listeners, the “Christmas Kids” campaign collects about half of all the Christmas gifts that DFACs gives to children in foster care.
Here’s how “Christmas Kids” works. The Clark Howard broadcast team sets up shop at Atlanta-area Walmart stores. They bring with them information sheets on children in foster care describing the children and what they would like for Christmas. Howard fans then show up and look over the sheets describing these children in need, choose one and head to the toy department. After buying the gifts, they head back to the “Christmas Kids” tables, where the gifts are bagged and sent on their way to put a smile on a child’s face.
The annual “Christmas Kids” toy drive is a wonderful way to teach kids about the importance of giving, not just receiving, during the holiday season. Simply stop by a North Atlanta Walmart on one of the dates below, buy a toy for a deserving child and WSB Radio will make sure it gets to a foster child in Georgia in time for Christmas 2011.
Clark’s “Christmas Kids” kicks off this week at the following Atlanta-area Walmart stores and runs through December 10th.
- Roswell: Friday, December 2nd from 2-7 p.m. Walmart address: 970 Mansell Rd., Roswell, GA 30076.
- Marietta: Saturday, December 3rd from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Walmart address: 210 Cobb parkway, Marietta, GA. 30060.
- Alpharetta: Sunday, December 4th from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Walmart address: 5200 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA. 30004.
- Dunwoody: Thursday, December 8th from 2-7 p.m. Walmart address: 4725 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA. 30338.
- Duluth: Friday, December 9th from 2-7 p.m. Walmart address: 2635 Pleasant Hill Rd., Duluth, GA. 30096.
- East Cobb: Saturday, December 10th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Walmart address: 3100 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta, GA. 30062.
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