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Case statement for the master-planned, 720-acre World Children's Center near Atlanta, USA. Now in development, the World Children's Center is designed to support and enrich the lives of 800 children who are in the greatest of need.

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Case statement for the master-planned, 720-acre World Children's Center near Atlanta, USA. Now in development, the World Children's Center is designed to support and enrich the lives of 800 children who are in the greatest of need.

Keywords: orphan,homeless,children,home,child trafficking,poverty,homelessness,solution,atlanta,georgia,foster care,non-profit

We invite you to be
a part of the solution.

If you would like to engage with the World Children’s Center by giving
your time, your talent, your financial support, and/or your prayers, please

contact us for more information about how you can get involved.

[email protected]
1-800-32-WORLD

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Children are a gift from the Lord, they are a reward from Him.
- Psalm 127:3

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. . . And whoever welcomes a child like this in my name welcomes me.
- Matthew 18:5

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Sources Cited

1. 11 Facts About Global Poverty. Do Something. https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-
global-poverty " The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child defines child as "a human
being below the age of 18 years unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained
earlier".

2. Child Poverty. NCCP, 2015. nccp.org/topics/childpoverty.html

3. Child Poverty. NCCP, 2015. nccp.org/topics/childpoverty.html

4. Child Poverty. NCCP, 2015. nccp.org/topics/childpoverty.html

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9. Orphans. UNICEF, 2015. www.unicef.org/media/media_45279.html

10. Trends in Foster Care and Adoption. Children’s Bureau, 2016. www.acf.hhs.gov/cb/resource/trends-in-
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11. The AFCARS Report. Children’s Bureau, 2016. www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/afcarsreport23.
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12. State and National Statistics. The Atlanta Children's Shelter. http://www.acsatl.org/awareness/74-state-
and-national-statistics.html A homeless person is an individual without permanent housing who may
live on the streets; stay in a shelter, mission, single room occupancy facilities, abandoned building or
vehicle; or in any other unstable or non-permanent situation. [Section 330 of the Public Health Service
Act (42 U.S.C., 254b)]

13. State and National Statistics. The Atlanta Children’s Shelter. http://www.acsatl.org/awareness/74-state-
and-national-statistics.html

14. The 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress NOVEMBER 2016. https://www.
hudexchange.info/resources/documents/2016-AHAR-Part-1.pdf

15. National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP). Homeless Children and Youth - Causes and
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trafficking

17. Child Trafficking Statistics. Ark of Hope for Children, 2016. arkofhopeforchildren.org/child-trafficking/
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1. Atlanta Ranked #1 for Sex Trafficking, Conventions to Blame? Buckhead Patch, 2014. https://patch.com/
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FOUNDER

DONALD H. WHITNEY
Founder, President, and Chief
Executive Officer

Don Whitney is the founder, visionary, and developer of the World Children’s Center.
He has a heart and passion to serve the most vulnerable children here in the U.S. and
around the world.

Don shares: “At the age of 13, a television info commercial on the welfare of children
worldwide changed my world and my heart was crushed by the sight of starving and
hurting children. At that moment, I made a commitment to make a difference in the
lives of children and began sponsoring a child that I wanted to provide hope for. Later
in my life, I personally witnessed the suffering of so many children around the world
and decided to actively and faithfully pursue Gods purpose to alleviate this pain for His
children. Today my wife and I are blessed to be able to continue to support children
here in Atlanta and around the world through the World Children’s Center and other
organizations.”

Don is the Founder, President, and CEO of Corporate Sports Unlimited with two divisions:
Corporate Events Unlimited and Corporate Health Unlimited. Corporate Events Unlimited
produces over 400 meetings, team building, holiday and special events for the nation’s
leading companies serving over 2,000,000 people annually. Corporate Health Unlimited
offers design, consulting, and management services to 21 world-class executive health,
wellness, and fitness centers in many world headquartered companies, the finest multi-
tenant Class ”A” office parks, and resorts and hotels in the country. Their client list includes
AT&T, The Coca-Cola Company, CNN, Delta Air Lines, Mercedes-Benz, The Ritz-Carlton
Hotels & Resorts, Gulf Stream, Cox Enterprises, Emory University, Home Depot, Turner
Properties, and many others.

Don is also the Founder, President, and CEO of the “WE Event Series,” formerly known
as the U.S. 10K Classic—a local, national and international sporting event held on Labor
Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia, for over a decade. This annual road-racing event
brings people together (walkers, runners, inline skaters, cyclists and wheelchair athletes)
from around the world in order to help benefit causes addressing child abandonment,
hunger, and neglect. The Series was developed as a vehicle to bring awareness and
funding to children’s charities and the future development of the World Children’s Center.

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Whitney, a former 10-year veteran tennis professional, worked with Sports Illustrated for
RockResort Properties at the Dorado and Cerromar Beach Hotels in the Caribbean. Don
has been or is a member of such organizations as: Society of Incentive Travel Executives,
Meeting Planners International, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta Chamber of
Commerce, Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Cobb Chairman’s Club, Atlanta Convention
& Visitors Bureau, SHRM Atlanta (Society for Human Resource Management). He has
served on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement, United Way, Big Brothers Big
Sisters, Special Olympics and is presently on the board for The WE Event Series and World
Children’s Center.
He has been actively involved with Compassion International, World Vision, World
Help and Save the Children since 1976. Don was honored by the Atlanta Chamber of
Commerce and the Atlanta Business Chronicle as the “1995 Small Business Person of the
Year” and was a finalist in the 2002 Business Division for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the
Year for Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. In December 2010, Whitney was selected as
the Citizen of the Year for the City of Smyrna, Georgia.
Don has been married to Cathy (Executive Vice President of Corporate Sports Unlimited)
for 28 years. They have twin boys who graduated from the University of Alabama in 2015.

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Nelson Mandela Marilyn Monroe

Eleanor Roosevelt John Lennon

Simone Biles Steve Jobs

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Administrative Offices:
8140 Troon Circle • Suite 130 • Austell, GA 30168

Campus Address:
12 World Children’s Center Drive • Tallapoosa, GA 30176

1-800-32 -WORLD
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