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15 Years of Changing Lives & Ending Homelessness:

Drink Beer, Do Good™ is BACK!!! Gateway Center is hosting our annual volunteer appreciation event, but this year we have added a twist. We will have our first Virtual 5K Walk/Run as part of our Drink Beer, Do Good™ Event.

During the week of May 1-May 8, runners and walkers will have the opportunity to complete their personal 5K. Everyone is a winner!! Complete your race at your pace.

On May 8, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., we will host a watch party in collaboration with our event sponsor Bold Monk. The watch party will consist of a live stream of our Volunteer Service Awards and a few messages from our team expressing our appreciation for our wonderful volunteers.

Gateway Center believes in celebrating the commitment of the over 4,000 individuals, groups and corporate volunteers who support our guests annually. Gateway Center will honor an Outstanding Individual and Corporate Volunteer Of The Year for their above-and-beyond service, leadership, employee engagement and commitment to social responsibility. These honorees have assisted Gateway Center in our ability to improve the experiences for our guests, embodied our mantra of #EverybodyVsHomelessness and helped us aid our guests in finding #awayhome.

HERE’S HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VIRTUAL WALK/RUN 5K:

Participants are provided with participant packets while supplies last.

Packets include:

  • A T-shirt
  • Medal
  • Informative Fliers
  • $10 gift card to Bold Monk Brewing Co.

1. Register for the event by clicking here: Run Sign Up – Drink Beer Do Good

1) Choose a 5K route to walk or run
2) Gear up and don’t forget to wear your Gateway Center/Drink Beer Do Good™ t-shirt
3) Take selfies and post to social media using these hashtags: #GatewayCenter #GWC #EverybodyVsHomelessness #DBDG2021 #Run4ACause #Walk4ACause #ChangingLives #AWayHome #EndHomelessness #Atlanta #Homelessness #OurCitizens #OurVillage

Join our live stream celebration via Facebook or attend the watch party recognizing our volunteers on May 8, 2021 from 3 pm-5 pm at

Bold Monk Brewing Co.
1737 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW, Suite D-1.,
Atlanta GA, 30318

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OUR AWARDEES

Outstanding Corporate Volunteer

Presented to The Westminster Schools for outstanding contributions to Gateway Center during the past year by both their students and employees. During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Westminster Schools have provided nutritious meals on a weekly basis for our residential guests at Evolution Center. This award recognizes The Westminster Schools for their courage to assist our guests during the pandemic, excellence in corporate social responsibility, particularly as it relates to Gateway Center and our efforts to ensure our guests have the supports they need, including nutritious food.

 

Outstanding Individual Volunteer

Presented to Payton Prokes for her outstanding contributions to Gateway Center. Payton comes to Gateway Center every day before and after attending classes at Georgia State University. She volunteers in our clothing closet, as a personal shopper for those experiencing homelessness. Payton serves as a Guest Service Ambassador, listening to guests experiencing homelessness. In addition, Payton offers assistance in our Career Resource Center. She remains dedicated to the mission of Gateway Center and to justice issues for all people in the City of Atlanta. This award recognizes Payton Prokes for displaying excellence in serving individuals experiencing homelessness and modeling social responsibility at the highest level, particularly as it relates to Gateway Center and our efforts to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring.

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