Monday July 13th, 2020 1:10PM

Jackson EMC Foundation awards $60K to agencies serving Hall County

By AccessWDUN Staff

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $119,889 in grants during its August meeting, including $59,889 to organizations serving Hall County.

*$15,000 to Atlanta Community Food Bank to provide up to 60,000 meals to food-insecure families in Gwinnett, Hall and Lumpkin counties through partner agencies, eliminating the need for the agencies to store the food and allowing the Food Bank to distribute food at a fraction of the cost. 

*$15,000 to Mosaic Georgia, formerly known as Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center & Children’s Advocacy Center based in Duluth, to provide assistance for family aftercare and counseling for clients in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson, and Lumpkin counties.

*$14,800 to Boys and Girls Clubs of Lanier, in Hall County for its Triple Play program that helps 1,300 youth increase their knowledge of healthy habits, good nutrition and physical fitness with the primary goal of reducing childhood obesity.

*$7,089 to North Hall Lions Club to purchase a spot vision screener for its Eyes for Education program, which provides trained volunteers to administer vision screenings to first and third-grade students in Hall County schools.

*$5,000 to H.O.P.E (Helping Other People be Empowered)  in Duluth to help low-income single parents in Gwinnett and Hall counties with childcare and housing, enabling them to attend classes and earn a college degree.

*$3,000 to Georgia Center for Civic Engagement to help students throughout the Jackson EMC service area participate in Georgia Youth Assembly, a model state legislature for grades 6-12 where students learn the legislative process.

Click here to read about grants awarded to non-profit agencies in other areas served by Jackson EMC.

Jackson EMC Foundation grants are made possible by the 192,422 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 1,432 grants to organizations and 382 grants to individuals, putting more than $14 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.




  • Associated Categories: Business News, Local/State News, Submitted News
  • Associated Tags: Jackson EMC, Jackson EMC Foundation, nonprofits
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Jackson EMC Foundation awards $60K to agencies serving Hall County
The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $119,889 in grants during its August meeting, including $59,889 to organizations serving Hall County.
10:00AM ( 6 seconds ago )
Hall County property tax statements to be mailed Sept. 13
The Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office is preparing to issue approximately 89,000 tax statements for real and personal property.
6:44PM ( 15 hours ago )
Cornelia adding Brunch Bill to city's Nov. 5 ballot
Cornelia voters will decide later this year whether they want the city’s restaurants to be able to serve alcohol 90 minutes earlier on Sundays.
10:42PM ( 3 days ago )
Business News
Brenau students enjoy professor's extracurricular workshop on honeybees
A group of students from Brenau University's Rudi Kiefer’s science classes got a rare treat recently when Kiefer took them to Wauka Mountain for a workshop in beekeeping.
10:00AM ( 6 seconds ago )
Investigation continues into Labor Day BUI accident on Lake Lanier
An Atlanta woman suffered serious injuries while on Lake Lanier on Labor Day and investigators are still trying to determine exactly what happened.
9:45AM ( 15 minutes ago )
DNR: Summer may be over, but there's still plenty of boating to be done on area lakes
Labor Day is in the rear view mirror now, but just because summer is figuratively finished, doesn't mean the traffic on Lake Lanier will die down any time soon.
8:00AM ( 2 hours ago )
Local/State News
GDOL: Georgia Mountains region sets jobs records in July
The Georgia Mountains region set records for labor force and employed residents in July, according to a report released Thursday morning by Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.
6:31AM ( 1 week ago )
Flowery Branch meeting to focus on planned mixed-use project
An open house will be held in Flowery Branch later this week seeking public comment on a proposed mixed-use project.
2:00AM ( 1 week ago )
Two northeast Georgia schools partner on intern program
A new partnership with Piedmont College adds support to the Tallulah Falls School Advancement Team with the addition of an internship program.
8:00PM ( 1 week ago )
Submitted News
Jackson EMC releases contractors to assist with potential outages in North Carolina
With Hurricane Dorian approaching coastal North Carolina, Jackson EMC has released 84 contractors to help with the anticipated power restoration efforts in the area.
By AccessWDUN Staff
12:08PM ( 2 days ago )
Jackson EMC urges people to cut back on electricity while temperatures soar
The warm temperatures and climbing heat index has people turning down their thermostats, which caused a record-breaking demand in electricity Tuesday.
5:50PM ( 3 weeks ago )
Jackson EMC Foundation awards $45K to non-profits serving Hall County
The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $77,000 in grants during its June meeting, including $45,000 to organizations serving Hall County.
By AccessWDUN Staff
3:00PM ( 1 month ago )
Jackson EMC: Over 1k customers without power after early morning storms
After early morning thunderstorms swept across the region, Jackson EMC officials are reporting some members may be without power.
9:22AM ( 2 months ago )
Jackson EMC sending assistance to to storm-damaged Dallas-Fort Worth
Tropical storm-type winds Sunday knocked out power to more than 270,000 homes and businesses in that part of Texas.
By AccessWDUN Staff
10:30AM ( 2 months ago )