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Gainesville groups included in Wells Fargo Days of Giving

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Wells Fargo presented 13 Gainesville area non-profits with $1,000 grants at a Days of Giving breakfast at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center.
GAINESVILLE – Days of Giving donations to local non-profits will exceed $1 million across Georgia this year, with 13 groups in the Gainesville area receiving $1,000 each this fall.

Wells Fargo also announced that it is using Days of Giving to provide a boost to Georgia Gives Day – a statewide campaign to encourage communities throughout Georgia to support non-profits in the state, climaxing in a 24-hour statewide giving event on Dec. 6, 2012. Wells Fargo is encouraging groups honored through Days of Giving to participate in Georgia Gives Day. It is also helping the effort as a corporate sponsor and by getting the word out to customers through its bank stores.

The focal point of Georgia Gives Day is a comprehensive web site, www.GAgivesday.org that lists and describes hundreds of participating non-profits.

It has widespread support, including from elected officials and radio and TV stations across Georgia. It is being coordinated by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.

Days of Giving event in Gainesville honors 13 groups

Now in its fourth year in Georgia, groups receiving Days of Giving grants were selected by team members at Wells Fargo’s seven bank stores in Gainesville, and by team members in other business lines, for the work they are doing in the team members’ local areas.

The following groups received $1,000 checks:

5th Row Center
Boys and Girls Club of Hall County
Challenged Child and Friends
Eagle Ranch
Family Promise of Hall County
For Her Glory
Gateway House
Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation
Home Resources Development
Interactive Neighborhood for Kids
My Sister’s Place of Gainesville
Our Neighbor
Piedmont CASA

The non-profits were honored and received their checks at a community breakfast on October 24 in Gainesville at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, located at 1545 Community Way.

“Just the names of the groups selected show their passion to help special people who need it,” said JD Mealor, Gainesville market president. “Our non-profits give so much to so many – our business bankers are so pleased to provide help to them in return.”

More than a dozen other events are occurred across Georgia Thursday, with hundreds of groups receiving $1,000 each.


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