The 8th annual Toy Party & Silent Auction, hosted by For The Kid In All of Us, a 100 percent volunteer-run charitable organization, was an even bigger blessing this year due to the rough economic climate.

On Wednesday, organizers announced proceeds from the event. Over 4,000 people came out on Dec. 5 to AmericasMart 3 for this special event which brought in 4,500 toys and gift cards. The silent auction, which consisted of diverse items that were donated, raised $37,000.

President of For the Kid in All of Us Jorge Esteban said that “while the economy is still recovering, a number of children and families are going without this season. We are very proud that For the Kid in All of Us is able to provide some joy and happiness for children who would otherwise have nothing to celebrate during the holiday season.”

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Esteban noted, “It’s another banner year! Each year, our board of directors and countless volunteers are amazed at the results from The Toy Party & Silent Auction.”
This comes as an early gift to 20 non-profit organizations in Georgia, including:

•    AGAPE
•    AID Atlanta
•    All About Developmental Disabilities
•    Atlanta Children’s Shelter
•    CHRIS Kids
•    Community Welcome House
•    Cool Girls
•    East Lake Foundation
•    Easter Seals
•    Hillside
•    Jerusalem House
•    Lake Forest Elementary School
•    Lutheran Services of Georgia
•    Nicholas House
•    Rainbow House
•    Safe Path
•    Sheltering Arms
•    St. Patrick’s Emergency Food Pantry
•    Housing Authority of DeKalb County
•    Youth Pride