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An essentials drop-off at the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association.

HomeAid Atlanta is asking for donations of diapers and baby wipes for homeless families with infants and toddlers.

HomeAid Atlanta’s 20th annual Essentials Drive is collecting diapers, baby wipes and other essentials now through May 5.

About 5,500 people in metro Atlanta experience homelessness on any given night and almost 50% are women and children, according to HomeAid Atlanta.

The nonprofit is asking for new, unwrapped packages of diapers, pull-ups and overnights in all sizes, as well as unscented baby wipes.

There are over 20 drop-off locations for the drive around metro Atlanta, including McMichael & Gray, PC at 105 Towne Lake Parkway in Woodstock. Donations will be accepted there from April 29 to May 7, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Donors can also give online to baby registries at Target and Amazon. Gift cards and cash donations are also accepted and will be used to purchase diapers and wipes.

All donations will be sorted and packed by volunteers on May 6, and delivered on May 7 to metro Atlanta service providers helping moms and babies in need just in time for Mother’s Day, including 4Sarah, Action Ministries/HOPE Atlanta, Atlanta Children’s Shelter, Ceek To Fulfill, City of Refuge, Crossroads Community Ministries, The Drake House, Family Promise and more.

For more drop-off locations and other information, visit www.homeaidatlanta.com.

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