Columbia Residential, in Partnership With Core Connect, Inc., Presents Annual Adopt-A-Family Holiday Initiative

Columbia Residential, In Partnership With Core Connect, Inc., Presents the 4th Annual Adopt-A-Family Holiday Initiative. Donors Needed To Provide Joy and Hope For 100 Metro Atlanta Families.

November 15, 2023

Donors Needed To Provide Joy and Hope For 100 Metro Atlanta Families During Annual Adopt-A-Family Holiday Campaign

ATLANTA, GA – The holiday season has arrived! While this time of year sparks joy for many, there are also families in Georgia that will not be able to purchase gifts for their little ones due to underemployment and a volatile economy. For those families, the holiday season brings on added stress to make their children’s holiday wishes come true.

For the past three years, Columbia Residential, a leader in the affordable housing industry, has rallied community support for its residents in need by mobilizing a regional Adopt-A-Family holiday campaign spanning the metro Atlanta area. Since its inception, the initiative has served more than 754 children, granting parents the opportunity to select gifts for their children and donors the opportunity to provide financial support.

In 2020, the program went virtual with online wish lists and was a huge success, with 100 families sponsored by generous individuals, foundations, and corporate donors from across the country, bringing joy and hope to several children by fulfilling more than $55,000 worth of wish lists.

Columbia Residential will again present this time-honored tradition to fulfill holiday wishes for 100 Georgia families through December. Monetary donations will be collected through the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Core Connect. Donors and sponsors will have the ability to receive a charitable donation tax deduction for their contributions. To make it easy and convenient for generous donors, funds will be collected online and text-to-give. To learn more and to donate, visit

“Columbia Residential’s Adopt-A-Family program represents an exclusive opportunity to give back this holiday season by spreading cheer, joy, dreams, and peace,” said Justin Linder, Regional Resident Services Manager for Columbia Residential. “This year, we hope to reach our goal of $30,000 in tax-deductible monetary donations, which will be used to shop for each family’s wish list. Every dollar of every donation will go directly to those families.”

To learn more about how you can participate as an Adopt-A-Family sponsor and make holiday dreams come true for deserving families, visit

About Columbia Residential

Founded in 1991 by the late Noel Khalil, Columbia Residential is an award-winning Atlanta-based developer, owner, and manager of affordable and mixed-income housing. Having just celebrated its 32nd anniversary, the company manages just over 10,000 affordable and mixed-income housing apartments in Georgia, Texas, Florida, and Louisiana. Columbia also maintains an active development pipeline, building, preserving, and delivering high-quality, sustainable developments. In 2023, this includes the completion of four (4) new or renovated communities totaling over 511 apartment homes, and beginning two (2) new communities starting construction by the end of the year totaling 211 apartment homes. Columbia Residential makes a lasting commitment to each community it plans, builds, and manages by providing a continuum of stewardship that powers long-term investments. The company’s unique approach to property management includes an innovative model for resident services, including comprehensive on-site programming along with additional resources provided through strategic partnerships with local entities that foster a strong home life and growth mindset for every resident. For more information, please visit

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