Dads, Daughters, Dolls collectionCouncil President Ceasar C. Mitchell and members of the Atlanta City Council presented dozens of dolls Thursday to local nonprofit, Outside Looking In – which is hosting its first Dads, Daughters, and Dolls collection this holiday season.

During the end of the year holiday season, members of the Atlanta City Council and staff hold a collection drive for a worthy cause in the city.

This year new toys were collected for Outside Looking In. The nonprofit’s goal is to collect 200 new dolls for daughters of fathers who are incarcerated. The dolls will be mailed and some hand-delivered locally by Santa to young girls by Christmas.

“The members of the Atlanta City Council, our staff and I could not have found a more perfect collection drive to support and contribute to this holiday season,” said Council President Mitchell. “Too many young daughters will be without their father’s presence this holiday season. To know that that such a small gesture can warm a young child’s heart and help them feel the love of their father even from a distance, means more than words can express.”

If you’d like to support this non-profit, drop-off locations for dolls are located at the Arrington & Phillips Law Office, 2200 Fairburn Road, S.W., Atlanta, GA 30311 and at the City of Atlanta Municipal Court Public Defender’s Office at the Lenwood A. Jackson, Jr. Justice Center, 150 Garnett Street, S.W., first floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Dolls will be collected until December 18.

“We are certainly grateful to the Atlanta City Council and its staff for this wonderful donation,” said Artis Brunson, Executive Director and Founder of Outside Looking In. “It shows you that individually, we can accomplish little; when compared to the heights that we will ascend to collectively as a community.”

(Photo: (from left to right) Atlanta City Councilmembers C. T. Martin; Attorney Marvin Arrington, Jr.; City Councilmember Joyce Sheperd; Public Defender’s Office Interim Director Rosalie Joy; City Councilmember Felicia Moore; Outside Looking In Founder Artis Brunson; City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell and City Councilmember Ivory Lee Young, Jr.)

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