ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A simple tie meant more than just a part of men's fashion for 100 boys and men today.
Fifty boys paired up with 50 men in the community for "Ties that bind."
The men gave the boys ties and taught them how to tie properly.
For many of these boys, who may lack an important male figure, the tie was a symbol of power, employment and a positive future.
Phoebe Community Benefits Coordinator Darrell Sabbs took part in the event.
"For a man to stop in his day and say to a young guy, 'I believe in you, I believe in your future, I believe in the possibilities of you,'" said Sabbs. "That's what happens when we exchange this tie."
This was the second year that Phoebe Putney hosted the event.