- Becca J. G. Godwin The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A holiday drive has been organized to collect new dolls and other toys for daughters of men incarcerated in the Fulton County Jail.
As part of the annual “Dads, Daughters, and Dolls” drive, daughters will also receive handwritten letters from their fathers, according to a press release.
Commissioner Marvin Arrington Jr., who has hosted the event for the past five years, said he wants daughters “to feel their fathers' love beyond bars, to know whether absent or present, they are loved."
"As the father of four daughters, I understand how deeply important the holiday season is for children as they anticipate both gift giving and sharing the season with those they love,” Arrington said in a statement.
Arrington serves District 5, which includes parts of unincorporated Fulton County, East Point, East Atlanta, Union City and College Park.
The drive takes place from Monday through Dec. 15 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Toys for children between the ages of one and 12 can be dropped off at the following locations:
·Fulton County Government Center, 141 Pryor St. SW, Atlanta
·Oak Hill Family Center, 2805 Metropolitan Pkwy., Atlanta
·Fulton County South Annex, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park
The drive will conclude with a gift wrapping party at Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 18. Guests can RSVP for the event here.