Mailbox Brigade

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Since 1990, the annual Mailbox Brigade has been one of Atlanta’s most beloved and successful holiday fundraising traditions! Each holiday season, Friends groups across the city recruit volunteers to join the brigade, spreading festive cheer and raising money for Children's. Decorations of fresh holiday greenery and a festive, handmade bow are installed on mailboxes around the city by volunteers.

Additionally, for every mailbox purchased, a patient at Egleston, Hughes Spalding or Scottish Rite will receive a “Holiday Hug” sign for their hospital door.

The Mailbox Brigade was created 29 years ago by Brookhaven resident, Toni Rhett, after her 9 month old daughter, Alix, had a one-week stay at Scottish Rite Hospital (now part of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta). Because the hospital made such an impact on Toni and her family, she decided to find a way to give back and created the mailbox brigade in her neighborhood. Today, Alix is a fourth grade teacher and looks forward to decorating mailboxes each year with her mom and aunt!

Any other questions? Contact us at madeline.keb@choa.org.
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