The Atlanta Children’s Shelter will host its annual Women’s Giving Luncheon on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The luncheon connects, empowers, and inspires executive leaders in Atlanta’s business community to make an impact through philanthropy.

The year 2021 marks a milestone service anniversary for the shelter and a commemorative theme of “Mission in Action – 35 Years of Impact” has been assigned to the event. The 2021 Women’s Giving Luncheon is sponsored by KBP Foods (Humanitarian), King & Spalding (Champion), The Home Depot (Champion), Georgia Power (Champion), Delta Community Credit Union (Nurturer), and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (Nurturer).

“Celebrating the Shelter’s 35 years of service to the Atlanta community gives us the opportunity to thank all of our partners, supporters, and donors that have built the Shelter into the community cornerstone that it is today,” said Sandra Holiday, the executive director of the shelter. “It is also a reflection point for commemorating the thousands of homeless families for which the Shelter has broken the cycle of poverty. And finally, it is a moment to challenge ourselves to do more in these difficult times. The Women’s Giving Luncheon is an invitation to all women to join us in lifting women and children out of poverty.”

This year, the event will again be held virtually out of an abundance of precaution due to the global pandemic. Registration for the event is now open at www.acsatl.org, and there is no cost to attend. Guests can enjoy their lunch at home or in the office while hearing personal testimonials from the Achiever and Legacy Honorees about their journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency with the assistance of the Atlanta Children’s Shelter. Guests will also hear a keynote address, a Shelter update, and more.

The Atlanta Children’s Shelter has a mission is to break the cycle of poverty for families facing homelessness by building pathways to long-term self-sufficiency and providing quality early childhood education. Since its opening in 1986, the Atlanta Children’s Shelter has cared for nearly 8,000 children and helped guide more than 5,000 formerly homeless families to self-sufficiency.

2019 honoree Shannon Pinkney attends the 2019 Atlanta Children’s Shelter Giving Luncheon. (Photo: ACS)

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