Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303
|Sonji Jacobs, Director
|Reese McCranie, Deputy Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 07/13/12
City of Atlanta Partners with Starbucks,
Boys & Girls Club to Revamp Recreation Center
Volunteers to paint Thomasville Recreation Center; deliver furniture, school supplies and food
|Amy Phuong, City of Atlanta Chief Service Officer
Representatives from Starbucks Coffee Company
Representatives from Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta
On Saturday, Starbucks Coffee Company and the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta will spruce up the Thomasville Recreation Center with painting and new furniture. With the help of more than 100 volunteers, Thomasville will receive new sofas, chairs, tables, televisions and a projector. Volunteers will be on hand all day to paint and make deliveries. Additionally, Target and Staples have donated school supplies and book bags for more than 300 kids.
Starbucks has donated approximately $50,000 in improvement projects for the City of Atlanta’s recreation centers including previous projects at Pittman and Anderson recreation centers in April.
Thomasville Recreation Center is one of two pilot programs for Mayor Reed’s Centers of Hope initiative. The Centers of Hope program is designed to provide Atlanta’s youth with safe, structured environments where young people can bolster their academic skills, engage in robust physical activities and develop character-building traits.
||Saturday, July 14, 2012
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
(media interviews at 10 a.m.)
Thomasville Recreation Center
1835 Henry Thomas Drive S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30315
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