The 2016 Bert’s Big Adventure families in the Atlanta-area met each other for the first time at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta for the pre-trip orientation on Thursday, January 14th. Following a warm welcome from the McIntosh High School and Starrs Mill High School dance teams, families enjoyed getting to know one another and playing at the newly renovated museum exhibits. After dinner from Mellow Mushroom and dessert from Nothing Bundt Cakes, parents were given information about the upcoming trip, while the kids enjoyed awesome entertainment by Ken Scott Magic. It was a night to remember and just the start of a magical journey for these very deserving kids and families.

SURPRISE! Mattress Firm generously donated one mattress and box spring to each Bert’s Big Adventure child and one king-sized mattress and box spring to the parents! The reactions when we told them were priceless.

Thank you to The Children’s Museum of Atlanta for once again letting Bert’s Big Adventure host this private party completely free of charge, and for lending us their best staff members to entertain the kids. Last but never least, thanks to our photographers, including Cassandra Young PhotographyDash Photography and The Monarch Studio.


YOU put those smiles on these kids’ faces…So a BIG thank you to everyone who’s helped us on the journey! Whether you can give $5 or $50, every dollar helps us make magical moments. Please donate today!