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