Clark's Christmas Kids

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Over 7,000 children in foster care need your help!

Each year, the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Family & Children Service (DFCS) operates a program called "Clark’s Christmas Kids" to help make the holidays brighter for children and youth in Georgia's foster care system. This year so far, requests have been received for more than 7,000 children in 100+ Georgia counties. For the last few years, Clark’s Christmas Kids has allowed children to ask for three items with a cumulative value of no more than $150.


For 31 years in a row, DFCS has partnered with Clark Howard, WSB-Radio and St. Vincent de Paul to operate Clark’s Christmas Kids to ensure that children and older youth in Georgia’s foster care system have at least one gift on Christmas morning. This year, our home-team Atlanta Braves and their non-profit arm, the Atlanta Braves Foundation, are also supporting this important initiative.

In 2020, the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Braves Foundation gave a generous monetary gift, donated their time to help sort and pack gifts in our warehouse and provided Braves gear to youth in foster care. In addition to their previous support, the Braves Foundation will run an internal fundraiser this holiday season for which they will match funds in support of Clark’s Christmas Kids.

We thank all who are associated with the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Braves Foundation for their ongoing support and partnership.

Last year, with the help of Clark Howard, WSB News Talk-Radio, and Chris 180, we provided gifts to over 8,000 foster children in 130+ counties. All events were held virtually from the studio of WSB-Radio. Unfortunately, due to restrictions imposed by COVID-19, the program will be virtual again this year and there will be no in-store Walmart events. All events will be held virtually from the studio of WSB-Radio; however, we still need your help! Your donation will allow us to purchase gifts, transport them to our distribution facility, and get them into the hands of Georgia’s foster children on Christmas morning. Any contribution you make will get us closer to meeting our goal of three gifts per child.

These are children who have experienced major traumatic events early on in their lives due to no fault of their own. Because of abuse and/or neglect by adults, they will be away from their families, their pets and familiar surroundings during the holiday season. Please consider donating now to make their Christmas morning a bit happier.

Community members who would like to fulfill wish lists for Georgia’s youth in foster care can make a donation on our website OR by visiting our new virtual shopping website.

The Clark’s Christmas Kids program is just one of the ways that our child welfare system partners with local communities to help improve the lives of youth who may have suffered trauma, as well as support children who are away from their families during the holiday season. Thank you in advance for your support of this important initiative!

Make a child's wish come true

Donating by check? Make your check payable to:
DFCS Secret Santa
Division of Family and Children Services
2 Peachtree Street, NW Suite 19-488
Atlanta, GA 30303

For more information contact
Santrissa Johnson
[email protected]

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