Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Keeping Atlanta warm: Geek Squad collects coats for Atlanta Mission

For a new year’s resolution of charitable giving, the Geek Squad Agents of Atlanta conducted a cold weather clothing drive with Best Buy store employees in support of the Atlanta Union Mission.

The Geek Squad estimated it would be able to collect approximately 200 cold weather items, but exceeded that goal by collecting over 400 items These items included coats, hats, blankets, scarves, and gloves of all sizes, shapes and colors.

“In the past we have worked with many community organizations like Relay for Life, Going Green Environment Seminar, Girl Scouts of America and Boys and Girls Clubs of America, to name a few.” said Brian Adamson, “We are very excited to be able to give back to our community, and we look forward to additional opportunities in the future.”

The Atlanta Mission, established in 1938, provides emergency shelter, residential discipleship, job attainment, and transitional housing to more than 950 homeless men, women and children daily.

With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, China, Mexico and Turkey, Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services with a commitment to growth and innovation. Community partnership is central to the way we do business at Best Buy. In fiscal 2010, we donated a combined $25.2 million to improve the vitality of the communities where our employees and customers live and work. For more information about Best Buy, visit

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