A Ton of Clothing Collected at 2016 Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K
ATLANTA – January 17, 2017 – Some of Atlanta’s homeless are a little more comfortable this winter thanks to the generosity of the participants of the 2016 Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K. One ton of clothing was collected in connection with the event and donated to Atlanta Mission.Atlanta Track Club encouraged participants to bring gently used clothing and shoes to the start line or race number pick-up for the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K. An estimated 2,000 lbs., or one ton, of clothing was collected for Atlanta Mission, which provides emergency shelter, rehab and recovery services, vocational training, services and transitional housing for homeless men, women and children.“Thanksgiving can be a hard time for our clients,” said Peter Flaaen, Atlanta Mission’s manager of partnerships. “Thank you for showing that you’re with them!”Additionally, Atlanta Track Club donated $4,000 to Atlanta Mission, which was half of the proceeds from will call race number pick-up at the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K.Registration for the 2017 Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K will be available in March at atlantatrackclub.org.