Atlanta Kids’ Business Owners Lead Food, Toy & Book Drive
HENRY COUNTY, GA – In an effort to support area families, Henry County Elementary School students Treandos Thornton and Noah Thornton are leading their own food, toy and book drive for the holiday season .
The Thornton brothers are the CEO and President of the kid-run T&N Bow Ties and Apparel, respectively. This year marks the 6th year that young entrepreneurs have led the annual charity campaign, according to a press release. All items collected will go to United Food Force, Inc., which helps thousands of people each year by providing additional food and services. Area businesses, community members and local students are helping Treandos and Noah this year with a good cause.
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“We want to help community members in need this holiday season,” said Treandos, 10. “Children and their families should have food, toys and books to enjoy, even after Christmas. Food insecurity is real and my brother and I want to do our part.
“We are asking community members to help us if they can,” said Noah Thornton, 6. “We want to do what we can because we care about ourselves.”
The annual food and toy drive has collected more than 2,500 non-perishable food items, toys and books in recent years, the statement said. The T&N Bow Ties and Apparel team said they believe the style can have a purpose that can help build the confidence of young men and women in all communities.
Grade 4 student Treandos and Grade 1 student Noah have a personal mission to help people in a variety of ways. The duo were ranked in the “Top 25 Under 25” for Atlanta.
Five community organizations are participating this year as public drop-offs for the kid-inspired food, toy and book drive. The food, toy and book drive now runs through January 7, 2022. Participating businesses in the region are listed below. For more information on the 2021 Community Food and Toy Drive, please email [email protected]
Public deposit places
1) Speaking Pieces Boutique: 226 Jonesboro Road, McDonough, Georgia
2) Minuteman Press of McDonough: 388 McDonough Parkway, McDonough, Georgia
3) 4INKC Therapy: 145 Huntercliff Trail, Ellenwood, GA
4) Alzheimer’s Services of Morrow: 7251 Mt. Zion Circle, Morrow, Georgia
5) SCB TV Video Marketing: 2 Macon Street, McDonough, Georgia