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Celebrating 17 Years of Giving Back to the Community

JOIN US IN GIVING BACK THROUGH OUR 2020 TOY DRIVE

For over 17 years, Mark Carroll & Friends Charity has focused their philanthropic efforts on meeting the needs of Atlanta’s underserved communities with all proceeds benefiting the Atlanta Public Schools, STEM Programs, and Scholarship Programs. Their largest event, their annual Toy Drive, serves The Georgia Foster Care Program and benefits children displaced or awaiting their forever homes.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

TOY DRIVE 2020

Due to this years ongoing pandemic, Mark Carroll and Friends Charity has made the difficult decision not to host our annual Toy Drive Party. Instead, we are excited to share with you our virtual 2020 Toy Drive! With the intention to provide our local communities with safe ways to stay involved, we have organized an online Silent Auction where we will be raffling off lavish items, most notably a 6 month lease for a BMW, and a virtual toy drive that will allow for donations to be made through Amazon and sent directly to the office of Engel & Völkers Atlanta, which is the flagship drop-off location for the 2020 Toy Drive. If you are unable to donate toys or participate in the silent auction but feel inclined to give, our online donation portal is a simple and secure option for monetary contributions. Additionally, we are challenging local businesses, friends, and family to support us in our 100/1,000 challenge to raise 100 toys and $1,000 to continue our efforts to support the children of Georgia. As always, we are overwhelmed with gratitude for your continued support and donations.

OVER

$240,000 RAISED

For Local Charities

OVER

30,000 TOYS DONATED

To Local Charities

OVER

22,000 Children

WITH A SMILE ON THEIR FACE

WE BELIEVE THAT ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD

Our Mission

The Mark Carroll and Friends charity directly supports non-profit organizations responding to an immediate, tangible need to help kids who are unable to help themselves. Our mission is to enhance the lives of those we serve to ensure they will have equal opportunities to the tools and resources that will empower them to become productive and successful members of society.

GALLERY OF GIVING

HOW IT ALL BEGAN WITH MARK CARROLL IN 2003

Our Founder

A social entrepreneur and humanitarian, Mark Carroll followed his belief that one person could make a difference in his community. With the goal of impacting the lives of thousands of children in need, Mark tirelessly worked to gain the support of his friends and local community members to found Mark Carroll and Friends Charity.

During an intimate dinner party in 2003, where Mark requested each guest bring a toy to donate to a local toy drive, the inspiration for Mark Carroll and Friends Charity was planted. Each year the dinner party invitation list got larger and the toy donations multiplied. Quickly, Mark realized the generosity of his community needed to be met with a trusted source for distributing their kindness, hence, the Mark Carroll and Friends Charity was realized and established as a 501(c3) in 2012. Over 17 years now, additional annual events - including a black-tie event to raise monies for after school programs, funding for teachers to apply towards fine arts programs, school supplies, as well as educational scholarships - have been established to expand the charity’s reach within the Atlanta community.

While the charity began with Mark’s vision, the success depends on the support of the community.

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ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Toys Drop-off Location:

Mark and Friends Charity

P.O. BOX 4793 ATLANTA GA 30302 | 404.401.9940 | MARK@MARKANDFRIENDS.ORG