We would like to give a special thanks to our in-kind donors: Bombas, RefrigiWear, KIND, Gordini, and Cheeky Maiden Soap Co.
Homeless Heroes Day wouldn’t have been nearly as educational without our wonderful guest speaker, Julia Kelly from the United Way. Julia delivered an inspirational & informative talk about her experience overcoming homelessness and how she now has devoted her career to empowering homeless veterans in finding stability, employment, and housing.
Every event needs a cohesive bond, and we were lucky enough to have Gil Eplan-Frankel and John Henry Ward as ours. Thank you Gil & John Henry for hosting Homeless Heroes Day and incorporating your experience, proactive thinking, and dedicated planning to ensure that the event ran smoothly and lived up to its potential.
Thank you to our incredible photographer, videographer, and our entire PR team from Talking Dog. Your efforts in documenting the spirit, energy, and impact of Homeless Heroes Day will empower us to continue to grow both this event and The Backpack Project in the years to come.
Finally, this event could not have happened without the support of Butch Goldi (QTS), Kate Tioaquen (QTS), Darrell Giannotti (USHA), Hope Hefner (State Farm), Quateese Knox-Gunthrop (State Farm), Kat Reynolds (Mercedes-Benz), Monica Garrett (LexisNexis Risk Advisors), and the entirety of TBP’s staff. We extend a wholehearted thanks to each of you for the integral role you played in serving 1,250 people experiencing homelessness in Atlanta and serving our nation’s heroes on Veterans Day.