As a baby, Rodney Atkins was adopted from Holston Home in Greenville, TN by Margaret and Allan Atkins. Now the staff, children and Director Charles Hutchinson call him “Our poster boy for Hope.”
Atkins returned home to Greenville this week to help celebrate Holston House’s newly renovated campus. He spent part of the day performing an acoustic concert, signing autographs and getting to know the children one on one. He also participated in the official ribbon cutting ceremony in which the “Rodney Atkins Youth Home” was named and dedicated. He wrapped up the day’s events with a tour of the new buildings.
“This is absolutely one of the greatest things of my life,” says Atkins. “This isn’t a career achievement. This is a life achievement. Just to have the opportunity to try and positively affect those kids’ lives is wonderful. I am so thankful for the folks at Holston Home and their hard work. ”
Atkins has been a strong supporter of the children’s home for some time. He became a major spokesperson for the Greeneville-based home that serves children unable to live with their families as well as becoming the celebrity spokesperson for the National Council For Adoption.
You can catch the Holston Home tour with Atkins’ airing on CMT Insider August 29 and 30th.