Georgia News

Holiday Season ‘Thank You’ letter to State Employees from Governor Deal


DFCS and Clark’s Kids need your help this Christmas

Let’s demonstrate how we can rally to help a sister agency serve their small customers!

The Division of Family and Children Services, in partnership with Clark Howard, needs our help to make Christmas special for foster children throughout Georgia. Currently, Santa will be short on his visits to 3,000 children by Christmas morning.

How can you help? Visit one of these three metro-Atlanta Walmarts this weekend, choose a child’s name to sponsor, and purchase a toy:

  • December 12: 5200 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta | 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • December 13: 2635 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • December 14: 210 Cobb Parkway South, Marietta | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

You can click on this link for more information! That’s it! Someone will wrap and deliver the toy on your behalf on Christmas morning.

Or, you can make a donation online at by clicking on the “Please Donate Today” button. If you don’t have a PayPal account, simply select the Credit Card option near the bottom of the page.


Holiday Tours at the Governor’s Mansion

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First Lady Sandra Deal invites you and your families for a holiday tour of the Governor’s mansion.

When: Sunday, December 14, 2pm until 4pm
Where: 391 West Paces Ferry Rd, NW Atlanta

There will be no cost for the tour and you will have a photo opportunity with the First Lady.

Please note that the mansion is also a drop off site for Toys for Tots.

Click here for First Lady Deal’s Holiday message.