Macon Community Rally: Brookdale Resource Center Flooded with Support and Donations

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The Brookdale Resource Center has been overwhelmed with support from the community in recent weeks, as multiple businesses and organizations have stepped up to lend a helping hand.

Subaru of Macon kicked off the wave of generosity by collecting and donating winter coats for children at the Center. Following suit, Piedmont Macon employees initiated a ‘Jean Day’ initiative, where employees contributed $5 each Friday of January to wear jeans, with the proceeds directed towards the Center. This effort resulted in the purchase of pillows for the Center’s residents.

Adding to the outpouring of support, Georgia Farm Bureau made a substantial donation of $2,500 to the Center. Meanwhile, the Police Academy at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center donated pillows and blankets to further assist the Center’s residents.

In a heartwarming gesture, former professional football player Adrian Peterson visited Brookdale to offer inspirational words and distribute signed copies of his book, “Don’t Dis My Abilities.” This event was made possible through sponsorship by Bear’s Books of Macon.

Expressing gratitude for the overwhelming support, Charity Lucas, Case Manager at Brookdale Resource Center, remarked, “We are so grateful for all of the donations, the time, and consideration these organizations and people have so graciously given us. This Center is able to run and change the lives of others because of generous donations. We couldn’t do what we do without you.”

Established in January 2021 as a warming center, the Brookdale Resource Center has since evolved into a 90-day transitional housing program, offering individuals of all ages not only a safe place to sleep and eat but also access to resources aimed at helping them regain stability in their lives.

The Center runs on volunteers and donations of all kinds, and you can help! If you’d like to donate, volunteer, or learn more, click here.