By: Carol Niemi
Families at St. Jude the Apostle School gathered Sunday to assemble 98 shoeboxes full of toiletries, snacks and other essentials to deliver to the homeless men’s shelter at Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.
Each box, hand decorated by the children for Valentine’s Day, also contained a handmade Valentine card. In addition to the shoeboxes, each of the 47 families made colorful fleece blankets.
By: Shane Byler
It’s early January, 2015. Your hometown’s professional basketball team — the Atlanta Hawks — is on a winning streak and just clinched a win. Walking away from the stadium, you see a homeless woman and her children on the street. What do you think? Better yet, what do your children think?
Charlie Plyler, of Atlanta, GA, thought he would like to give them Valentine’s Day gifts.
By: Kimberly Richardson
One Atlanta kid may be young, but boy does he have a huge heart.
Charlie Plyler, a sixth grader at The Lovett School, is touching hearts across the state -- and now needs your help.
Last February, Charlie and his father, David Plyler, were walking back to their car after a Hawks game when Charlie saw a couple of homeless people, huddling for warmth outside.
Plyler said Charlie was absolutely heartbroken about the fact that not only did they have nothing -- they wouldn't be receiving a Valentine this month -- or maybe ever.