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PABD Helps Homeless

Students hand out sweatshirts and water bottles to the homeless downtown. Photo: Rick Holifield

Students hand out sweatshirts and water bottles in downtown Atlanta. Photo: Rick Holifield

At 10 p.m. on Dec. 2, Pace Academy Board of Diversity (PABD) members gathered three trash bags and two suitcases of jackets, sweatshirts, hats, scarves and socks along with two cases of water bottles and multiple plastic bags of granola bars and bananas. After the home basketball game, 13 students met in the Inman cafeteria to sort all of the food, clothing and hand sanitizers into bags to take downtown.

Director of Diversity Rick Holifield and his wife drove the kids to Grady Hospital and Woodruff Park, where they handed out supplies to homeless people. “I felt like I was really making a difference,” said junior Morgan McCullough. PABD plans to lead more “MidKnight Runs” in the coming months.