JUNE 2, 2001


The 1st Annual Stand For Children Day was sponsored by the East Point Community Action Team in collaboration with DFACS, East Point Housing Authority, Alpha Phi Alpha Center, Teens At Work, Operation Weed And Seed, Women's Employment Opportunity Project (WEOP), East Washington Neighborhood Association, and other area agencies.

The event was held at the playground across from the Alpha Phi Alpha Center, a Weed and Seed Safe Haven in the East Washington target area.  The event was held from 1 P.M. until 4 P.M., it included entertainment for children, playground activities, African Dancers, voters registration booth, food and clothing booth to give away to area residents.  Statement were also given by Fulton County District 7 Commissioner Bill Edwards, City Council member Pat Langford who co-chair the event, and Capt. Patricia Boyce of the East Point Police Department.

The first Stand for Children Day in the US was held in 1996.  Every year since 1996, on and around June 1 local communities in every state have celebrated Stand for Children Day.  Stand for Children Day continues to grow because of the dedication and passion of volunteers who use the day to celebrate and create change for children in their community.

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