Posted: Thursday, March 21st 2013 at 4:40pm
Jackson EMC Foundation awards $26k four Hall Co. non-profits
By Ken Stanford Staff
JEFFERSON - During a recent meeting, the Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $78,621 in grants, including $68,691 to organizations and $9,930 to individuals. Among the grants awarded were $26,500 to four agencies that provide programs or services to the residents of Hall County:
*9,000 to Eagle Ranch, a Chestnut Mountain home for boys and girls in crisis, to help build a secure outdoor fitness area that will enable children to two group homes to participate in regular exercise and recreational activities to help them develop self-discipline and establish a healthy lifestyle.
*7,500 to Choices Pregnancy Care Center in Gainesville to purchase parenting videos and literature, and incentive baby items for its My Baby Counts program, which provides pregnant women, mothers and fathers of babies and toddlers with crucial parenting skills to break the cycle of inadequate parenting, neglect and abuse.
*7,500 to Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, a non-profit organization that provides a long-term residential recovery for young men 14-20 years of age who are struggling with addiction, to help purchase a passenger van used for character building activities.
*2,500 to the Gainesville/Hall Community Food Pantry to purchase food supplies.
The Jackson EMC Foundation has put more than $7.3 million back into local communities since it was founded in 2005, funding 720 grants to organizations and 256 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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