The AJC sat down with former and current residents of the shelter to document their stories and share how their lives were shaped by the Pine. (Video and photos by Hyosub Shin/AJC. Edit by Erica A. Hernandez/AJC.)

How to donate housewarming gifts for Peachtree-Pine shelter clients

Two nonprofits are asking the community to donate household starter gifts to 196 people who have recently transitioned from the Peachtree-Pine shelter into permanent housing. 

The downtown Atlanta homeless shelter was purchased by Central Atlantic Progress and entered a transition period in late August. The shelter is now fully closed; every resident who accepted assistance was moved into “permanent supportive housing (or) rapid rehousing, depending on their needs and circumstances,” a spokeswoman said Friday.

CAP and Partners for Home, a group that has helped facilitate the transition, are collecting kitchen wares and cleaning supplies for the clients’ new housing. All housing units are located in and around metro Atlanta. 


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Donors may purchase items from about $1 to $50 from the Amazon.com wish list by clicking here. The list includes items such as hand soap, dryer sheets, laundry baskets and dishes. 

Donations can also be made in-person, by dropping off purchased items at the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency building, 818 Pollard Blvd.

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Wilbert Kyles came to the Peachtree-Pine shelter since in 2011. Before he came to the shelter, he was a loner. He did not know anyone. (HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM)
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

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