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For over 18 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.

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.

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?

Mark and Friends Charity

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