HOW TO GET INVOLVED
TOY DRIVE 2022
The 2022 Mark Carroll and Friends Toy Drive Party will be Atlanta’s most highly sought-after part of the holiday season. Get ready to party among the best dressed and donate the night away on December 15th at Guardian Works, 775 Echo St NW Atlanta, GA 30318
The exclusive event will be open to only 250 ticket holders. Snag your ticket and support this epic event by spreading the word and collecting as many new toys as possible. If you are unable to make the event, please feel free to make a monetary or toy donation.
For Local Charities
30,000 TOYS DONATED
To Local Charities
WITH A SMILE ON THEIR FACE
WE BELIEVE THAT ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD
The Mark Carroll and Friends charity directly supports non-profit organizations responding to an immediate, tangible need to help kids who are unable to help themselves. Our mission is to enhance the lives of those we serve to ensure they will have equal opportunities to the tools and resources that will empower them to become productive and successful members of society.
GALLERY OF GIVING
HOW IT ALL BEGAN WITH MARK CARROLL IN 2003
A social entrepreneur and humanitarian, Mark Carroll followed his belief that one person could make a difference in his community. With the goal of impacting the lives of thousands of children in need, Mark tirelessly worked to gain the support of his friends and local community members to found Mark Carroll and Friends Charity.
During an intimate dinner party in 2003, where Mark requested each guest bring a toy to donate to a local toy drive, the inspiration for Mark Carroll and Friends Charity was planted. Each year the dinner party invitation list got larger and the toy donations multiplied. Quickly, Mark realized the generosity of his community needed to be met with a trusted source for distributing their kindness, hence, the Mark Carroll and Friends Charity was realized and established as a 501(c3) in 2012. Over 17 years now, additional annual events - including a black-tie event to raise monies for after school programs, funding for teachers to apply towards fine arts programs, school supplies, as well as educational scholarships - have been established to expand the charity’s reach within the Atlanta community.
While the charity began with Mark’s vision, the success depends on the support of the community.