clear
Wednesday September 2nd, 2015 8:56AM

Two Gainesville non-profits included in latest round of Jackson EMC Foundation grants

By Staff
Related Articles
JEFFERSON - The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $96,250 in grants during a recent meeting $89,250 to organizations serving area residents.

*$15,000 to Challenged Child and Friends, a Gainesville non-profit organization providing educational, therapeutic, nursing and family support services to children with disabilities, to support the Early Intervention Program that provides special needs children with classroom instruction, individualized therapy and nursing services.

*$15,000 to the Gwinnett Tech Accelerating Opportunity Program which pairs English as Second Language and Technical Education instructors in the classroom to advance students in both basic and professional/technical skills, working toward degrees and/or certificates, and preparing them for employment to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty.

*$15,000 to Rainbow Village, a Duluth long-term, transformational housing program that provides fully furnished apartments and comprehensive support for homeless families with children in North Metro Atlanta, to help provide residents of its transitional housing with early childhood development facilities at the organization's newly build community center.

$12,500 to the Ark of Jackson County, a community outreach effort by area churches that assists individuals who have experienced a loss of income due to circumstances beyond their control, to help fund emergency housing assistance for rent or mortgage, and prescription medicine assistance.

*$10,750 to Creative Enterprises, a Lawrenceville agency serving the disabled, to help provide 50 weekly therapeutic sessions for 12 clients at DreamQuest, an equine-facilitated psychotherapy and therapeutic riding program that offers a unique counseling approach to personal growth and wellness.

*$10,000 to the Georgia Children's Chorus, an organization that provides vocal and choral training to young people who wish to pursue that field, to help 29 students from low-income families participate in the training program and concerts.

*$10,000 to L.A.M.P. Ministries in Gainesville for its Community Youth Outreach program, three-month sessions that combine group counseling and community activities to provide high risk youths with a positive alternative to gangs and other delinquent behavior.

*$1,000 to the Jackson County Arts Council to purchase art supplies for the middle and high school participants in its second annual Celebrate the Arts show, which allows serious art students to display their work and receive recognition for their achievements.

The Jackson EMC Foundation has put more than $8.3 million back into local communities since it was founded in 2005, funding 819 grants to organizations and 283 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.



© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
US stocks post sixth straight year of gains
U.S. stocks ended a strong 2014 with moderate declines Wednesday.
4:43PM ( 8 months ago )
Palestinians push ahead in pursuit of war crimes charges against Israel
Stung by a resounding defeat in the U.N. Security Council, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they joined the International Criminal Court to pursue war crimes charges against Israel.
1:57PM ( 8 months ago )
Business News
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 8 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 8 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 8 months ago )
Local/State News
World stocks unsteady on dim world growth outlook
HONG KONG (AP) — Global stock markets recovered their poise Wednesday but confidence remains fragile amid ongoing concerns over the global economy in the wake of the volatility in Chinese markets, and...
7:46AM ( 1 hour ago )
China leads Asian stock markets lower after poor factory data reinforce investor nervousness
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks extended a global market sell-off Wednesday as poor manufacturing data from the world's two biggest economies dampened investor sentiment.KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Comp...
11:03PM ( 9 hours ago )
Gainesville City Council has short fuse on new fireworks law
The Gainesville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to exercise the limited influence left under their jurisdiction by the General Assembly in the spectrum of consumer fireworks.
10:26PM ( 10 hours ago )
HEMC in negotiations to acquire broadband provider
While no official announcement has been made, Habersham Electric Membership Corp. officials confirmed the electric cooperative is in negotiations to purchase an area Internet provider.
1:52PM ( 19 hours ago )
Survey: Growth in US manufacturing slows again in August, slips to lowest level since May 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong dollar and China's economic slowdown dragged growth at U.S. factories to the lowest level since May 2013.The Institute for Supply Management reported Tuesday that its manufa...
12:29PM ( 20 hours ago )