Each year, one million children in Georgia lose access to meals when school lets out for the summer. Of course, this environment presents even greater demands as these affected students have been out of school since March, and many parents in our community are struggling with job security as well. Our friends at Action Ministries are especially equipped to serve those in need right now, delivering food directly to their neighborhoods and removing at least one stressor for these families during this difficult time.
A $5 donation will feed a child lunch for two days, and any amount will go a long way to help our neighbors fight hunger. If you’re able to give, please click here. Thank you for helping us improve what matters!
We’re all searching for ways to help our community right now, whether it’s championing our heroes fighting on the frontlines of the pandemic or supporting our local businesses who need us now more than ever. Georgia’s Own Foundation is striving to do both by delivering meals to healthcare workers in Northeast, Metro, and Southwest Georgia- prepared by some of our favorite local restaurants. To help us lift up both of these hard-hit industries, please consider making a donation in any amount here. Thank you!
Throughout the past year, Georgia’s Own Foundation and Georgia’s Own Credit Union have teamed up to bring 85 Acts of Kindness to the community in celebration of our 85th Anniversary. The initiative kicked off in January by surprising TSA employees affected by the government shutdown with 8.5 gallons of free gas. Other favorite ‘acts’ include planting in the organic vegetable garden at Camp Twin Lakes, surprising students at Green Acres Elementary School with a pizza party featuring Dansby Swanson, and delighting the community with free King of Pops on Tax Day, along with last-minute filing tips.
We capped off the year with a social media contest encouraging our followers to nominate their favorite non-profit for a chance to win an $8,500 grant from the Foundation. Miracle at KSU, a student-run non-profit at Kennesaw State University focused on raising money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, was declared the winner and we know that this gift will go a long way toward spreading even more kindness in the energetic and capable hands of these future leaders!
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!