Since its inception in 2016, Columbia Residential’s Deck the Halls event has served more than 2,518 youth and more than 1040 parents, providing more than 3600 brand new toys and 1500 brand new coats and winter accessories. Traditionally, this event marked a great opportunity for our community of supporters to come together in person to continue this legacy of giving and service, However 2020 would call for a necessary shift in the program to continue this legacy in the face of a worldwide pandemic.
In order to meet the unique challenges presented by the pandemic, the event pivoted from an in-person festival to an exclusively virtual event. The Adopt a Family mechanism allowed for 100 families to receive “adoptions” from individual donors, foundations and corporations. The event was a huge success as all 100 families received adoptions just in time for the holidays.
Therefore, we are thrilled to build on last year’s success with the launch of our 6th Annual Deck the Halls: Adopt A Family Edition. This year we have 115 families registered from Columbia properties all over the state of Georgia that are ready and waiting to be adopted by a kindhearted donor.