The Largest Gathering of the Sheltering Arms Community of the Year!

Embrace Early & Create the Future Street Party

Sponsor, Bid, Dance & Donate

You are invited to join us for Sheltering Arms' Annual Signature Event

The Embrace Early Street Party!

This event will include music, dancing, food trucks, live & silent auctions & fun; all in support of instilling a love of learning in each child we serve.




Photos from This Year's Event

Purchase Individual Event Tickets

Your ticket purchase supports our early literacy programming and makes a big difference in the lives of our children. Tickets are sold out. Thank you.

Support Equity in Education

When you Sponsor, win a bid or make a donation at Embrace Early & Create the Future you are supporting equity in education, and the highest level of early childhood education and family services available for nearly 3,000 young and their families this year

Three Ways to Support

Join The Auction Fun!

Win a Trip to St. Thomas!

Win a Trip to a Tuscan Villa Resort!

The Live Auction

Open the night of the event (Sept. 15th) Don’t miss out on our Live Auction the night of the EECF Street Party! You can bid on an array of items. Stay tuned for live auction items!

The Silent Auction

Early bidding opens up online in August 
You can bid on many different items like jewelry, vacations, signed memorabilia and much more! You can also bid in person at the night of the EECF Street Party.

Donate to "Fund a Need"

We view and approach our work through an equity lens, and provide early childhood education and care to the most vulnerable families in Atlanta. More than 90% of our kids meet or exceed the developmental milestones for their age by the end of the school year.
Your donation today changes the future of every child in our program. Please make the biggest, most generous impact you can make today!

More Info About the Event

Don't Miss The Event of the Year!