Community Champion awards to be held Sept. 28

Christian City, a local non-profit that provides life-changing hope for children and families in crisis. is honoring individuals and businesses that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment towards the betterment of the Atlanta community with an awards ceremony. The 2nd Annual Community Champion Awards dinner will pay tribute to special and deserving recipients in three categories: Individual, Nonprofit and Corporate, according to a press release.

Individual: Dan Cathy, Chairman and CEO of Chick-fil-A, is recognized for his life-long commitment of giving to others. Dan’s dedication to helping metro Atlanta communities is exemplified by his many years of volunteer work and philanthropic efforts. His involvement with numerous ministries and nonprofits has changed the trajectory of thousands of lives.

Nonprofit: 100 Black Men of Atlanta is recognized for dedication to supporting and enhancing economic and educational opportunities for African Americans in our communities. The group’s focus on public policy, social and health issues has had a lasting impact on youth in metro Atlanta.

Corporate: The Home Depot is recognized for the company’s immense impact through programs that have touched hundreds of thousands of lives by funding community impact projects, providing veteran housing grants, responding to areas devastated by natural disasters, and supporting front-line workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

The gala takes place at Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta on Tuesday, Sept. 28. There will be a social hour and silent auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and the program beginning at 7 p.m.

Proceeds support Christian City’s Children and Family programs which include: Children’s Village Residential Program, Crossroads Foster Care and Adoption Program, Safe Place Runaway and Homeless Youth Program and Thrive Graduate Transition Program.