The Atlanta Chapter of Twelve Days, Inc. began with four members who were interested in
sharing their blessings with others during the holiday season. With support from the
New York Chapter, Atlanta began establishing their group in the last few months of 2014.
Though hosting a full fundraising event in 2014 was not possible, the members decided
to use their dues to buy gifts for two families that included 11 children. Members shopped
for clothing including warm winter items, toys for each child, and a small token for the
parents. After experiencing the joy of giving through Twelve Days, the four members
returned and added two new women to the chapter the following year.
The Atlanta Chapter has continued to grow to 19 members and hostesses who have hosted
their annual “Party With A Purpose” holiday fundraiser. Through support from our sponsors,
the chapter has been able to bring Christmas cheer and provide needed support during the
pandemic to hundreds of children and families in the Atlanta community.
Greetings from the Atlanta Chapter of Twelve Days of Christmas, Incorporated!
“To whom much is given, much will be required.”
It is in reflection of those words that I proudly serve as the President of the Atlanta Chapter. I am humbled to serve alongside a group of women to give of their time, talent and resources each day to help make Atlanta a better place.
Our chapter is comprised of 19 dynamic individuals who are dedicated to service and make being a member of Twelve Days truly feel like family. This year, we are proud to support Oakcliff Traditional Theme School. Oakcliff is a traditional
theme school designed to offer students a comprehensive, interdisciplinary educational program in a highly structured setting. The families of the school’s 600+ students speak 13
different languages, and Oakcliff celebrates the differences among its students. In addition to being a theme school since 1999, Oakcliff became a STEM-certified school in 2017.
Because of the generosity of our sponsors, we were able to provide uniforms for 200 students at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year. We are excited to continue our partnership with Oakcliff as we work to help refresh the school’s library and support the school during the holiday season.
To our amazing community of donors, sponsors and friends of Twelve Days: we thank you. We could not reach the children and families without your support. It is because of you and your generosity that schools and organizations like Jerusalem House, CHRIS 180, Atlanta Unbound Academy, KIPP Ways Academy, Resurgence Hall and The Kindezi School are able to receive the gifts and resources needed to have a happy holiday and provide needed resources for children and families during times of crisis.
To my Twelve Days family: thank you for the laughter, the dancing, the cheers and the sisterhood. Each of you has a special place in my heart and you inspire me to be the change I wish to see. Thank you for being a blessing.
President: Jamee Nelson
Vice President: DelShaun Hudson
Treasurer: Chardina Choate
Financial Secretary: Tanaya Washington
Parliamentarian: Bisi Adeyemo
Events: Bisi Adeyemo and Chardina Choate, Co-Chairs
Marketing: Danaya Lee
Membership: DelShaun Hudson
Partnerships: Paula Smith
The Atlanta Party with a Purpose gathers both young and seasoned professionals to share in an evening of revelry in support of the mission of Twelve Days of Christmas, Inc. VIP guests are treated to increased amenities and all attendees enjoy live music, dancing and other activities that ignite the holiday spirit and encourage philanthropy. The Party with a Purpose is hosted at an attractive location that invites guests, sponsors, and community partners to connect over a common cause. Multiple dates during the month of December we will host our shopping experience, wrapping party and celebration where gifts are distributed!