dsc_0058A wedding party of nine people from various states flew to Atlanta to celebrate one couple’s bachelorette and bachelor party weekend, and as part of their weekend, they wanted to volunteer at a local nonprofit. The bride, Oni Burrell, chose A.G. Rhodes of Atlanta and on October 14, 2016, the wedding party played bingo and a wedding word scramble with residents, enjoyed some music, danced and had refreshments.

Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, WXIA-TV (11Alive), aired a story about the visit, which can be viewed here. The story was then picked up by Essence Magazine online and Huffington Post.

When asked why Oni choose to volunteer at A.G. Rhodes, she said, “My parents raised me to always give and do unto others as I would have them do unto me. I enjoy volunteering and just felt like if I can come to Atlanta to have fun—I can come and give back while there. I took care of my grandmother while I was in school in Louisiana so I have a special place in my heart for the elderly. As a young adult, it’s so important to show that we care too!”

The bride is from and lives in Dallas, Texas and she’s a nurse. The groom, Philip Colston, is from Louisiana and lives in St. Louis as an engineer. The couple, who met in school at Southern University in Baton Rouge, is getting married in March. Members in the wedding party flew in from various parts of the country to celebrate including Texas, Virginia, Florida and Missouri.