DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson is preparing for his 20thAnnual Tree of Love Event. Over the years, this event has helped impact thousands of children living in foster care, single-parent and low-income households to have an enjoyable Christmas.
Johnson said the holiday event is one that he looks forward to every year.
“I want to be able to ensure that children can wake up surrounded with family, love and gifts. This is my way of helping contribute to that moment,” said Johnson.
“The community and various organizations have always poured out their hearts to help make this a memorable occasion each year.”
This year, Johnson has set an even higher goal to help provide for at least 1,000 children as he celebrates his 20thyear of the event.
The community is invited to come out and adopt a child’s name from the Tree of Love. People can begin participating by calling the office of Commissioner Larry Johnson at 404-371-2425.
The Tree of Love Kickoff will be held Nov. 17, noon to 2 p.m. at The Gallery at South DeKalb Mall, 2801 Candler Road, Decatur.
The Tree of Love: Share the Love Day will be held Dec. 1, noon to 2 p.m. at the Wal-Mart Super Center, 3580 Memorial Dr., Decatur.
The 20thAnnual Tree of Love Closing Ceremony will be held Dec. 15, noon to 3 p.m., at The Gallery at South DeKalb Mall, 2801 Candler Road, Decatur.