Wow ~ what a fun and exciting local community event! Colgate was proud to once again sponsor the 2017 Furniture Bank of Atlanta "Race for Rest" 5K & Bed Race that raised over $17,000 for Atlanta families transitioning out of homelessness, felling domestic violence, and living with HIV/AIDs. What can $17,000 do for them?
- 270 twin beds for children
- 42 fully-furnished homes
- 148 forklift certification scholarships for previously homeless veterans
In its seventh year, the 2017 Atlanta Bed Race is a fund-raising event that benefits The Furniture Bank, the only agency in metro Atlanta whose mission is to provide free furniture to people in need. The Furniture Bank, in partnership with homeless shelters and other partner non-profits, is able to assist over 4,000 people, more than 1,000 families, every year.
Here are a few photos of Team Colgate taking 2nd place during the annual Bed Race event. Colgate is thankful to be a part of community initiatives that are making a difference!