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Phoenix Pass offers donor opportunties to honor dads
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For those who are searching for the perfect gift this Father’s Day, Phoenix Pass is offering a chance to honor those who put others needs before their own.

The community-based nonprofit is inviting residents to become a member of the Phoenix Pass First Thousand Family donors group to help fund a transitional housing program for homeless women an children. The cost of enrollment is $10 per month for 12 months or $120 annually.

“Your gift will be used to help empower the most vulnerable individuals in Rockdale County, so that they can become independent, productive members of our community,” said Phoenix Pass Board Chairman Ron Simpson. “By enrolling your father in the First Thousand Family, you will help provide homeless women and children with the resources they need to regain self-sufficiency. I can’t think of a more meaningful way to honor a man who provided his children with the support, guidance, encouragement and love they needed to become successful, self-reliant adults.”

Sadly, not everyone grew up with the selfless dedication of a good father and role model, noted Simpson, as is the case with many of Rockdale’s homeless. Without a foundation upon which to build and succeed, it is difficult to navigate the many challenges of life. One too many obstacles can result in a downward spiral that leads to homelessness, he said.

To enroll in the Phoenix Pass First Thousand Family, visit , call 770-760-1020 or email

Each honoree will receive a letter from Phoenix Pass notifying him of the very generous gift made in his name. He also will receive a First Thousand Family membership certificate, a window decal and a limited-edition print of an artist’s rendering of the Phoenix Pass resource center, which is designed to resemble a lighthouse.