November 03, 2015
The City of Johns Creek will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of Georgia's hospitals serving persons with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs.
For 56 years, cities across Georgia have brought the joy of the holiday season to patients at Georgia’s seven regional behavioral health hospitals through the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade.
The program, begun by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) in cooperation with Governor Ernest Vandiver, relies on citizen participation in each city to donate gifts for the patients, many of who would not receive gifts or be recognized without the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade. According to hospital staff, many of the patients at these hospitals have lived there most of their lives and have little, if any, support or contact with friends and family.
Donated items from the City of Johns Creek will be delivered to Georgia Regional Hospital in Atlanta on Dec. 2. Requested items for donation include: clothing, personal care items, games, movies, gift wrapping items, and individually wrapped snack items. A detailed list of requested items can be found at here.
Donations can be brought to:
Johns Creek City Hall: 12000 Findley Road, Suite 400
Chamber of Commerce: 10475 Medlock Bridge Rd, Suite 122
Fire Station #61: 10265 Medlock Bridge Parkway
Fire Station #62: 10925 Rogers Circle
Fire Station #63: 3165 Old Alabama Road
The deadline for requested items is Monday, Nov. 30. Civic organizations, businesses, churches, schools, scout troops and individual citizens are encouraged to help with the collection of gifts for the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade.
For more information on how groups can participate, please email Edie Damann
or call at 678-512-3321