Businessman Gives 6 Atlanta Families a Christmas Shopping Spree
ATLANTA – Christmas will be much brighter for six Atlanta public school families thanks to businessman Willie A. Watkins.
Ten kids made their way to Cascade Road Walmart on Thursday morning with big eyes and a lot of impatience. Six families were selected as those who needed help for Christmas.
The longtime funeral director gave each family a $ 500 shopping spree. The kids filled their carts with everything from Barbie dolls to bikes.
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“I actually have six kids, but these are my oldest three. I was worried about how I was going to make this work, but I see God has a blessing,” commented mom Ciera Ketchup.
Mr. Watkins says he has always recognized the importance of helping others.
âIt’s giving back to the community. You never know who needs help. And that’s why we are in the community to serve, not only when people pass by, but serve them when they live, ânoted the business owner.
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The families of M. Ages Jones Elementary and Herman J. Russell Academy are grateful.
“He does an amazing job. A lot of people can’t afford to give presents to their children. It’s a good thing,” said mum Shakeri Dukes.
The families left with big smiles on all faces.
In addition to the toys, Mr. Watkins also decided to donate a Christmas turkey to all the families.
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