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Santa will visit children from Camp Sunshine and Kate’s Club at Rhodes Hall in Atlanta on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The event is part of the Georgia’s Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual “Santa at Rhodes Hall” and kicks off with the “VIC Night,” a free event for the Very Important Children and families of Camp Sunshine and Kate’s Club.

 

Since 2009, children from Camp Sunshine and Kate’s Club and their families have enjoyed a special evening featuring holiday entertainment, music, arts and crafts, storytelling, refreshments and best of all, personal appointments with Santa.

The “Santa at Rhodes Hall” event will continue on weekends, Dec. 3-18. A $40 family admission covers entertainment, refreshments, and a 5×7 photo with Santa. Families may also bring their own camera or video recorder for an additional $20. Proceeds from “Santa at Rhodes Hall” support the activities of The Georgia Trust.

 

To make your child’s reservation with Santa or for more information, visit http://www.georgiatrust.org or contact The Georgia Trust at 404-885-7812, specialevents@georgiatrust.org. Rhodes Hall is located at 1516 Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309.

 

About Camp Sunshine

Camp Sunshine enriches the lives of children with cancer and their families through recreational, educational and support programs. The Camp Sunshine programs allow them to share similar experiences and to participate in activities that promote normal childhood development as they cope with the challenges of childhood cancer. Since 1983, Camp Sunshine has served children and families throughout the state of Georgia. For more information, visit http://www.mycampsunshine.com or call 404.325.7979.

 

About Kate’s Club

Kate’s Club empowers children facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. Founded in 2003, Kate’s Club has served over 1000 children and teens. Kate’s Club provides a variety of social, recreational, and therapeutic activities including clubhouse days, holiday programs, support groups, family nights, and camp. Kate’s Club also serves more grieving kids in the community through support groups in schools and other community organizations and offers grief education to both children and adults as well as crisis response. Kate’s Club’s vision is “A world in which it is okay to grieve.”

 

About Rhodes Hall

One of the last remaining mansions that once lined Peachtree Street, Rhodes Hall was designed for furniture magnate Amos Giles Rhodes and his family. Rhodes Hall is now the headquarters for The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and is operated as a historic house museum.

 

About The Georgia Trust

Founded in 1973, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is one of the country’s largest statewide, nonprofit preservation organizations.

 

The Trust generates community revitalization by finding buyers for endangered properties acquired by its Revolving Fund and raises awareness of other endangered historic resources through an annual listing of Georgia’s “Places in Peril.” The Trust helps revitalize downtowns by providing design and technical assistance in Georgia Main Street cities; trains Georgia’s teachers in Georgia school systems to engage students in discovering state and national history through their local historic resources; and advocates for funding, tax incentives and other laws aiding preservation efforts. To learn more, visit http://www.georgiatrust.org.

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