Posted: Thursday, August 9th 2012 at 9:11am
JEMC Foundation awards $46k to Hall Co. agencies
Jackson EMC Gainesville District Manager Bill Sanders (r) presents a $15,000 Jackson EMC Foundation grant check to Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County's Chief Professional Officer Steven Mickens and Vice President of Development & Marketing Joyce Wilson. Grant funds will be used for Project Generation D, a creative digital arts curriculum for club members.
JEFFERSON - The Jackson EMC Foundation, a charity funded by the donations of the cooperative’s members through the Operation Round Up program, has awarded $46,600 to four agencies that provide programs or services to the residents of Hall County.
*$15,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County for computers and software, instructor training and course instructor for Project Generation D, a creative digital arts curriculum which teaches club members 12-18 years old how to use technology to create digital content that effectively communicates their ideas and vision, and apply what they learn to their future careers.
*$12,000 to the United Methodist Children’s Home of North Georgia for its Financial Aid Program, which assists low income families with temporary family housing, medical bills and other related needs, such as transportation and child care, that impact their quality of life.
*$10,000 to the Vision and Hearing Care Program, a service of the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, to help provide surgical procedures to restore sight, eye exams, and prescription eyewear for low-income residents in the 10 counties Jackson EMC serves, using Lighthouse medical equipment, volunteer doctors, staff and volunteers.
*$9,600 to Our Neighbor, a Gainesville grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to assisting young adults with special challenges, to provide two developmentally disabled women with room, board, transportation, life skills training and social activities at Terrie’s House for Women, the organization’s first independent living facility for females.
The Jackson EMC Foundation, founded in 2005, has put nearly $6.8 million back into local communities, funding 660 grants to organizations and 239 grants to individuals. Cooperative members participating in Operation Round Up have their monthly electric bills rounded up to the next dollar amount, with the “
spare change” going to the Foundation.
Any individual or charitable organization in the ten counties served by Jackson EMC (Clarke, Banks, Barrow, Franklin, Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison and Oglethorpe) may apply for a Foundation grant by completing an application, available online at http://www.jacksonemc.com/foundation-guidelines or at local Jackson EMC offices. Applicants do not need to be a member of Jackson EMC.
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