ATLANTA – November 27, 2018 – Giving Tuesday served as the perfect backdrop for Tucker Summit CID (TSCID) to officially donate a collection of $1,000 to Tucker High School’s The Giving Closet today.
Carl Deckers, president and COO – gatc LP and an active member of the Tucker Summit CID developed the idea to collect funds at TSCID’s owners meeting this fall after seeing an article about The Giving Closet pop up in his news feed. “I believe that it’s important to support the local community whenever possible, and with a little effort, I thought the business community could make an impact. It’s a great thing when we can make a small but positive difference in our own backyard,” said Deckers.
The Giving Closet helps Tucker High School students in need through donated items – from clothes and school supplies to food. “The donation brought tears to my eyes. I really appreciate the Tucker Summit CID donating the money as it will go a long way in purchasing new coats, hats, gloves, and blankets for the kids. With it being so cold now, they really need it,” said Carolyn Collins, custodian at Tucker High School and founder/manager of The Giving Closet. She has requested the following items that are still needed.
- Winter coats for teenagers/pre-teens
- Gift cards for Target, Kroger/Publix and Walmart are also welcome
Tucker High School has 1,800 students, but a percentage of them are homeless. Collins founded The Giving Closet four years ago after two students came to school early to wash up before class began – as they were living out of their mom’s car.
Tucker Summit CID is asking the community to give more through donated goods, gift cards or cash. Tucker Summit CID board member and senior property manager for NAI Brannen Goddard, Rebekah Coblentz, has established her office at 2724 Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Suite 203, in Tucker as a collection point for people interested in donating through December 20.
About Tucker Summit Community Improvement District
Tucker Summit CID exists to deliver the planning and leadership needed to reach new levels of success for its commercial property owners. The primary objective of the CID is to grow property values and enhance the district’s prominence as a primary choice for business growth and development.
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Emory Morsberger, President
Tucker Summit Community Improvement District
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GivingCloset1 – The Giving Closet founder and manager Carolyn Collins shows off a jacket in the closet available to students in need at Tucker High School.
GivingCloset2 – Pictured left to right: Rebekah Coblentz, NAI Brannen Goddard, Carolyn Collins, founder and manager of The Giving Closet, Carl Deckers, president and COO – gatc LP and Emory Morsberger, president of Tucker Summit CID, give Ms. Collins a collection of $1,000 from the Tucker Summit CID owners meeting.
GivingCloset3 – Pictured left to right: Rebekah Coblentz, NAI Brannen Goddard, Carolyn Collins, founder and manager of The Giving Closet, Carl Deckers, president and COO – gatc LP and Emory Morsberger, president of Tucker Summit CID, give Ms. Collins a collection of $1,000 from the Tucker Summit CID owners meeting.