On Saturday, May 22, many business in the Honey Creek Village area will be donating a portion of their sales that day or participating in some way to donate to the Mahaffey family, including Honey Creek Wings, State Farm Insurance, Los Charros, Ingles, Honey Creek Hair, Mr. Coin, A Sun Resort Tanning, Puritan Cleaners, and Fancy A Nibble.
Kelly Collins, owner of Sprouts and the Garden consignment store, which will be donating 100 percent of its sales on May 22, said the news of the tragedy broke her heart.
"All his family are regulars here," said Collins. "Personally, I felt that if we did not do something, that's not acceptable."
Fire engines will be at the Village and other attractions may be on site during the fundraiser.
For more information, call 770-761-8845 or visit www.sproutsresale.com
Businesses across the street have also initiated another donation and support campaign by selling blue and black ribbons for businesses to display outside their shops, with all the proceeds after material costs going to Rockdale Baptist for the Mahaffey family.
Richard Leverington, owner of Conyers Discount Caskets, said neighboring businessman Alonzo Hill, of Regency Barber Shop and Salon, had emailed him over the weekend asking what local businesses could do to show support for the family.
Leverington turned to his florist, Sandi Corcoran of April's Rose Garden, who promptly began producing a large blue and black outdoor ribbon.
Those ribbons are selling for $10. They are also selling a smaller $1 blue and black ribbon to pin onto clothing. By Tuesday, they had sold out of the ribbons and were ordering more.
"It's an absolute tragedy," said Leverington. "And it did happen right down the road."
Hill also presented a ribbon to the Board of Commissioners at their Tuesday meeting.
To order the ribbons or for more information, call 770-761-0996.
• Individuals can make contributions to the family at the Brian Mahaffey Memorial Fund c/o Georgia Federal Credit Union, 1381 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012.
• Jim 'N Nick's will be donating 10 percent of sales all day on Thursday, May 27
• Black Ink is printing T-shirts commemorating Mahaffey and donating the proceeds to the Mahaffey Memorial fund. The shirts are $16, and come in black or gray. Sizes range from Youth XS -L and Adult S-5XL. For more information, call 678-873-4789