Glenwood Park Residents Wrap Gifts for the Carrie Steele Pitts Home

Glenwood Park residents gathered to assist Santa in wrapping gifts to be delivered to the children at the Carrie Steele Pitts Home.  Organized by Santa's helpers, Cathy Woolard and Karen Geney, the group enjoyed coffee drinks, chocolate, and the warmth of community on a chilly night.

The Carrie Steele Pitts Home is an historic home for children in need. Carrie Steele was a maid, at Atlanta's railroad station, during the nineteenth century.  While working, she began to see children being abandoned at the station and took the children in, keeping them in an empty box car by day and then taking them to her home at night.  Eventually, she sold her own home in order to create the Carrie Steele Orphan Home.   Now located at 667 Fairburn Road, the Carrie Steele - Pitts home has made an incredible difference in the lives of children and adholescents, creating a living legacy:  children who have grown to become successful, productive adults.  Visit their site online at http://  While still with the Atlanta City Council, Cathy Woolard established "A Family Christmas at Home" which is a traditional Christmas feast for the residents of the home.