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Help us fight summer hunger through Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Each year, 1 million children right here in Georgia lose access to lunch when school lets out for the summer. Not surprisingly, this food-insecurity is one of the leading causes of ‘summer slide’ which can have a significant impact on a child’s academic success, and it is also why for the 4th summer in a row, Georgia’s Own is partnering with Action Ministries to provide relief. A donation of $5 will feed a child in need lunch for 2 days, and more importantly, send a message to them that they are cared for, loved by many who have never even met them, and that their circumstances can be overcome.

Our goal is to raise $10,000; enough to provide 4,000 lunches to children in our community. Thank you in advance for any amount you can contribute that will allow us to reach this goal! Click here to donate!



Luggage Drive For Jesse’s House Exceeds Goal!

A huge thanks to everyone who contributed to the luggage/teddy bear drive for our friends at Jesse’s House! Through your support, we were able to exceed our goal of providing 50 duffle bags and bears to the emergency shelter for girls and provide them with 60 of each. Now, each girl who leaves Jesse’s House in 2018 is ensured that she will start her new journey with confidence and love.



Georgia’s Own Cumming Location supports local shelter for girls, Jesse’s House

Jesse’s House is a 501(c)(3) organization in Forsyth County that serves as an emergency and long-term shelter for adolescent girls. The goal of Jesse’s House is to provide a safe house until reunification with a girl’s family is possible or until a permanent placement is found. Jesse’s House has been such a shining light in their community, the community our Cumming location is fortunate enough to call home as well! And we recently learned that a critical need the shelter has is luggage, as the majority of girls have no choice but to gather their belongings in a trash bag for their departure, tearing away a bit of the dignity they and the Jesse’s House staff have worked so hard to develop during their stay.

So this week, our Cumming location is raising money to purchase 50 duffle bags and 50 teddy bears (for added comfort on the new adventure!), which will ensure that each girl who is discharged in 2018 will receive one of each. If you’re able to help us reach our goal by contributing here, we would be so grateful! Your gift, at any level, will make an enormous difference in a young girl’s life.

 

Thank you for your support!



John White Scholarship applications open March 1, 2017

The Georgia’s Own Foundation is pleased to announce that the John B. White, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, presented by Georgia’s Own Credit Union, is now accepting applications for the 2017 award.

The $5,000 scholarship is a need-based award that will be granted to a high school senior who will be the first generation in their family to attend college. Eligible applicants must be graduating from an accredited Georgia high school and accepted to attend a public university in the state of Georgia.

John B. White, Jr. served the members of Georgia’s Own Credit Union for 33 years as an insightful, kind and impactful member of its Board of Directors. He was a strong advocate for our members and our employees and left an indelible imprint on our organization.

To honor the legacy of Mr. White, the Georgia’s Own Foundation has established the John B. White, Jr. Memorial Scholarship to be awarded to a graduating high school senior who is as inspired by the world around them and is as committed to making their community a better place as he was. As Mr. White’s belief that education and service in tandem will make our world a better and more harmonious place to live, this scholarship will help fund the recipient’s collegiate tuition as an acknowledgement and thanks for their previous accomplishments and future contributions.

The application acceptance period runs from March 1, 2017 until May 26, 2017. Interested in applying? Click here for more details about the scholarship.





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