Georgia Festival of Trees benefits Atlanta nonprofit
The Georgia Festival of Trees, going on now through Saturday, Dec. 4, features a dazzling display of holiday trees and other items available for auction along with live entertainment and children’s activities. Sponsored by natural gas provider Atlanta Gas Light, the event is being held at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta. Proceeds from the event and holiday tree sales will go to Wellspring Living, a nonprofit organization that supports Metro Atlanta survivors of human trafficking.
Along with trees, the winter wonderland features centerpieces, wreaths and nativities that are designed, decorated and donated by individuals and organizations. Attendees can buy and take home the one-of-a-kind holiday décor. Included in the children’s activities are games, crafts and photos with Santa and his sleigh.
Beneficiary of the event Wellspring Living provides specialized recovery services for sex trafficking survivors and those at risk. The organization’s residential and community-based programs aim to help provide a path to a successful life.
Because Atlanta Gas Light employees are often working within homes and businesses, they are trained to identify potential human trafficking situations and report them to authorities for help. As a result, the company is uniquely positioned to support the fight against human trafficking.
Additional event sponsors include Amerimed medical services, Chick-fil-A, payment processor Elavon and healthcare company Humana. Tickets to the Georgia Festival of Trees are $15 and children under two years old are admitted free.