The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors recently awarded $96,300 in grants, including $16,500 to organizations serving Hall County residents.
*$9,000 to Hall-Dawson CASA Program, Inc., which trains and supervises community volunteers who serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in Juvenile Court proceedings in Hall and Dawson counties, to train new volunteers, cover costs for family visitation, and provide funding for children’s food and clothing.
*$7,500 to CHRIS 180 (Creativity, Honor, Respect, Integrity and Safety) Gwinnett Counseling Center, which serves Banks, Gwinnett and Hall counties with a mission to heal children, strengthen families and build community, to support mental health services and trauma counseling for uninsured and underinsured clients in an effort to end the intergenerational cycles of poverty and abuse.
Click here to see a list of all the recipients of October grants.
Jackson EMC Foundation grants are made possible by the more than 189,808 participating cooperative members who have their monthly electric bills rounded to the next dollar amount through the Operation Round Up program. Their “spare change” has funded 1,344 grants to organizations and 369 grants to individuals, putting more than $13.5 million back into local communities since the program began in 2005.
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 https://www.jacksonemc.com/foundation-apply or at local Jackson EMC offices. Applicants do not need to be a member of Jackson EMC.
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Photo: A $9,000 Jackson EMC Foundation check to the Hall-Dawson CASA Program will help provide training for new volunteers. At the check presentation are (left to right): Janet Walden, executive director of the Hall-Dawson CASA program; Christy Moore, Jackson EMC Foundation board member; and David Lee, Jackson EMC district manager.