Posted: Sunday, October 14th 2012 at 8:37am
Jackson EMC Foundation awards $32k
L-R: Jackson EMC Gainesville District Manager Bill Sanders presents a $10,000 check to St. Vincent de Paul- St. Michael's Conference member Norma Macias, President Joanna Capies, member Jack Capies and Treasurer Charles O'Conner. The grant funds will be used to provide Hall County residents with emergency housing assistance.
JEFFERSON - The Jackson EMC Foundation, a charity funded by the donations of the cooperative’s members through the Operation Round Up program, has awarded $32,500 to four agencies that provide programs or services to Hall County residents.
*$10,000 to St. Vincent de Paul – St. Michael’s Conference in Gainesville to help provide Hall County families and individuals in need with funds for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage payments or temporary housing when needed.
*$10,000 to Tiny Stitches, Inc. in Suwanee, which uses a network of volunteers to make handmade tote bags filled with a 37-item layette that are donated to mothers in nine North Georgia counties who have little or nothing for their newborns.
*$7,500 to For Her Glory, a Gainesville agency that provides breast cancer patients with items that are not covered by insurance, such as wigs, bras, compression sleeves and gloves.
*$5,000 to Teen Pregnancy Prevention in Gainesville to help fund the “Choosing the Best Journey” program, which takes the messages of healthy futures, decision making and abstinence to ninth grade health classes in Hall County and Gainesville City Schools.
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