HR 801 - Allison, Ollivette and the Carrie Steele-Pitts Home; commend

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A RESOLUTION commending Ollivette Allison and the Carrie Steele-Pitts Home; and for other purposes.

McKinney, J. E (51st) Brooks, Tyrone (54th)
Status Summary HC: SC: LA: 01/14/98 H - Passed/Adopted
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House Action Senate
1/14/98 Read 1st Time
1/14/98 Passed/Adopted

HR 801                                             LC 11 9414 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                             A RESOLUTION 
 
  1- 1  Commending Ollivette Allison and the Carrie Steele-Pitts 
  1- 2  Home; and for other purposes. 
 
  1- 3  WHEREAS, Ollivette Allison has been the executive director 
  1- 4  of the Carrie Steele-Pitts Home for neglected and abused 
  1- 5  children since 1976; and 
 
  1- 6  WHEREAS, she has been associated with that home since she 
  1- 7  and her siblings were abandoned by their parents 62 years 
  1- 8  ago and she and her brothers came to live there; and 
 
  1- 9  WHEREAS, the home was founded in 1888 by Carrie Steele, an 
  1-10  African-American maid at the downtown railroad station who 
  1-11  rescued and took to her own home children who had been 
  1-12  abandoned at that station; and 
 
  1-13  WHEREAS, the Carrie Steele-Pitts Home has been located since 
  1-14  1963 on a 23 acre campus on Fairburn Road in Northwest 
  1-15  Atlanta; and 
 
  1-16  WHEREAS, Ollivette Allison became the home's first 
  1-17  professional social worker in 1950 after graduating from 
  1-18  Spelman College and Atlanta University; and 
 
  1-19  WHEREAS, she considers her primary mission in life to make 
  1-20  sure "her" 84 children, who are legal wards of the state, 
  1-21  are happy; and 
 
  1-22  WHEREAS, she and the staff go all out each Christmas to have 
  1-23  Christmas trees in the main buildings and the home's five 
  1-24  cottages and to make sure that plenty of presents for the 
  1-25  children are loaded under their trees; and 
 
  1-26  WHEREAS, she has been an integral part of helping at least 
  1-27  9,000 children who have lived at the home during her time 
  1-28  there. 
 
  1-29  NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF 
  1-30  REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body commend 
  1-31  Ollivette Allison and the Carrie Steele-Pitts Home for their 
  1-32  many years of providing a caring and loving place to 
  1-33  thousands of abandoned and neglected children. 
 
 
 
 
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  2- 1  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of 
  2- 2  Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an 
  2- 3  appropriate copy of this resolution to Ollivette Allison. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98

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