FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Artiffany Stanley 478-277-5059
Kesla Holder 478-277-1404
City of Dublin Participating in Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade
The City of Dublin will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of Georgia's hospitals serving persons with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs.
For 59 years, cities across Georgia have brought the joy of the holiday season to patients at Georgia’s regional behavioral health hospitals through the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade.
The program, begun by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) in cooperation with Governor Ernest Vandiver and his wife Betty Vandiver, relies on citizen participation in each city to donate gifts for the patients, many of who would not receive gifts or be recognized without the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade. According to hospital staff, many of the patients at these hospitals have little, if any, support or contact with friends and family.
Donated items from the City of Dublin will be delivered to Central State Hospital on December 4th. Civic organizations, businesses, churches, schools, scout troops and individual citizens are encouraged to help with the collection of gifts for the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade. For more information on how groups can participate, please call Artiffany Stanley at 478-277-5059 or Kesla Holder at 478-277-1404. Donations can be dropped off at Dublin City Hall upstairs in Teen Court located at 100 South Church until December 3rd.
Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and technical consulting services to its 521 member cities.
A list of items can found on the https://www.facebook.com/cityofdublin.org/.