2017 Grants Awarded

May 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total of $105,000 in grants to organizations during their May meeting.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

  • $15,000 to Family Ties-Gainesville for the Parenting 101 program that teaches effective communication, discipline and positive reinforcement skills that prevent and break the cycle of child abuse and neglect, for counseling services for children and their parents and for parenting instructors.
  • $15,000 to Gwinnett Children’s Shelter to provide 120 homeless children and their mothers with the Home of Hope program, which provides a 3-12 month transitional living experience where children can regain a sense of security and mothers can work with a life coach to develop a customized plan to help them achieve financial security and permanent housing to prevent future homelessness.
  • $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity—Gwinnett County for the “A Brush With Kindness” program, which provides minor home repairs, painting, landscaping and weatherization to low-income seniors, the disabled and low-income homeowners who financially struggle to maintain their home in decent and safe condition.
  • $15,000 to Hope Clinic, in Gwinnett County, which specializes in internal medicine and chronic care management for low-income patients to help them avoid costly hospitalizations, for one year of care in the Chronic Care Management Program for diabetic patients who qualify as extremely low income per federal guidelines.
  • $15,000 to Lindsay’s Legacy Mentoring in Jackson County to help fund the coordinator’s position for a program that recruits and trains adult mentors to work with students kindergarten through 12th grade in all three school systems within the county, helping to ensure those young people become healthy, educated and employable.
  • $11,000 to Camp Kudzu, a year-round camping program for children with diabetes and their families, to teach diabetes management skills that will reduce their risk of diabetes-related complications, as well as improve their attitude about living with the disease, to help children from the 10 counties served by Jackson EMC attend a one-week overnight summer camp.
  • $10,000 to Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville to enable 80 underserved students with exemplary artistic skills entering 1st-8th grades at Title I schools in Barrow, Hall, Jackson, Gwinnett and Lumpkin counties to attend one-week Art Camp sessions. 
  • $5,000 to Positive Impact Health Centers in Duluth to help provide transportation assistance for medical appointments at the Center’s Gwinnett Clinic, which provides client-centered care for the HIV community.
  • $4,000 to Nuci Phillips Memorial Foundation in Athens, a nonprofit organization working to prevent suicide, to enable young people from low income families to participate in Camp Amped, a summer day camp for northeast Georgia youth ages 11-18 focusing on positive mental health and music education.

April 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $111,850 in grants to organizations during their April meeting, including $107,350 to organizations and $4,500 to individuals. 

Organizational Grant Recipients:

  • $15,000 to Extra Special People in Watkinsville to provide an opportunity for special needs or seriously ill children from low income or financially distressed families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Jackson and Madison counties to attend an eight week camp experience where they can explore nature, discover their own abilities, master new skills and make new friends.
  • $15,000 to Gwinnett Student Leadership for its two-year student leadership program serving high school juniors and seniors in 23 public schools, providing practical leadership skills and training to return to their home high school to facilitate the core leadership principles with groups there to increase the capacity to develop student leaders.
  • $15,000 to the Summer Scholars Institute, a three-year academic enrichment program held at the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus to help at-risk middle and high school students in Hall County prepare for college and careers by concentrating on the basic areas of reading, writing and mathematics, along with science for third-year students.
  • $13,000 to Camp Koinonia in Homer to provide 60 Banks County underprivileged third through sixth grade students referred by Family Connection and DFACS with a five-day camping experience that provides positive learning experiences to establish strong character, leadership and teambuilding skills and build personal relationships.   
  • $12,100 to Camp Twin Lakes, a not-for-profit organization which offers year-round recreational, therapeutic and educational programs for children facing serious illness and other challenges, to help children in Jackson EMC’s 10-county service area attend its state-of-the-art, fully accessible campsites.
  • $12,000 to Spectrum Autism Support Group, a parent-run non-profit group in Suwanee that provides support, education and resources for the entire spectrum of autism disorders to families in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties, to enable disadvantaged autistic individuals ages four to 22 to attend the organization’s weeklong summer camp program where daily activities are used to teach social skills lessons.
  • $10,500 to Young Women’s Christian Organization (YWCO) in Athens to help girls from low income families attend the Girls Club, a structured recreational and educational summer program targeting young girls ages 5-14 from low-to-moderate income families, and to help defray bus transportation expenses.
  • $10,000 to Muscular Dystrophy Association to help children and young adults with neuromuscular diseases from the counties served by Jackson EMC attend Camp Walk N’ Roll, a week-long summer program with no boundaries for physical disabilities where campers can build confidence and independence while their caregivers have a break from the demands of constant care.
  • $2,000 to Camp To Belong, a free summer camp that reunites brothers and sisters living separately in foster care or other out-of-home care to strengthen relationships, increase self-esteem, create healthier attitudes and childhood memories, to enable children in the 10 counties Jackson EMC serves to attend the camp.
  • $1,650 to Urban Ministry-Gainesville First United Methodist Church to help fund a summer soccer camp for at-risk elementary school-aged children in the Baker and Glover neighborhood.
  • $1,100 to Camp Twitch and Shout to support camper scholarships for two children from Jackson EMC’s service area living with Tourette Syndrome for a week-long overnight summer camp at Camp Will-a-Way at Fort Yargo State Park in Winder. 

Individual Grant Recipients:

  • $3,500 to help a disabled individual purchase dental work.
  • $1,000 to help a disabled, older couple pay for a handicapped accessible bathroom.

March 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $112,450 in grants to organizations during their March meeting, including $108,950 to organizations and $3,500 to an individual.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

  • $12,450 to Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, a non-profit organization that provides a 10-month residential recovery for young men 14-19 years old from Banks, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties who are struggling with destructive behaviors, to provide 200 family counseling sessions. 
  • $12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Flowery Branch for its Aid Hot Line program, which provides emergency aid to South Hall and North Gwinnett families in crisis for rent, mortgage and temporary housing to prevent homelessness and disrupted lives.
  • $12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Gainesville to help fund direct aid for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage and temporary housing for Hall County families in crisis.
  • $12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Jefferson for its financial assistance program that provides funds to Jackson and Banks families in crisis for rent, mortgage, food, transportation, gas, car repair and insurance premiums, and medical assistance.   
  • $12,000 to Step by Step Recovery, a Lawrenceville community-based grassroots addiction recovery organization which provides a safe and structured environment for both men and women over 6 months to 2 years as they complete a 12-step program to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, to assist with rent for men’s and women’s units.
  • $12,000 to YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont in Winder for its Summer Day Camp to enable 20 children ages 5-13 from economically disadvantaged families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties to attend a 10-week day camp that provides a safe environment and nurturing quality programs for youths that might otherwise be “latchkey” kids during their schools’ summer break. 
  • $10,000 to Gainesville Housing Corp., which provides affordable living environments, improved quality of living, economic opportunities and fair housing to working poor families of Hall County, to provide quality programming through the RISE Summer Program for low-income and at-risk youth of Gainesville and Hall County.
  • $10,000 to YMCA of Athens, to provide scholarships to 45 children for its Summer Day Camp project, which serves more than 1,000 young people by offering supervised sports and other activities, as well as teaching values and responsibility that help kids feel good about themselves, enjoy life and avoid the dangers of drugs or gangs.
  • $7,500 to Hope for the Journey, Inc., a compassionate community cancer outreach program in Lawrenceville that works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide support, meals and educational materials to children and adult cancer victims and their families in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.
  • $5,000 to Books For Keeps, an Athens nonprofit organization sponsoring the Stop Summer Slide program to improve children’s reading achievement, providing books for summer reading to children in Clarke County elementary schools where 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches, for the Cleveland Road Elementary School. 
  • $2,500 to Gainesville/Hall County Food Pantry to purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank for distribution to those in need in Hall County.
  • $1,500 to Cozy Quilters in Winder to buy materials and supplies to make quilts for distribution to the sick, injured or terminally ill in Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties.

Individual Grant Recipients:

  • $3,500 to help a single mom purchase a handicapped accessible van for her child who has cerebral palsy.

March 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $112,450 in grants to organizations during their March meeting, including $108,950 to organizations and $3,500 to an individual.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

$12,450 to Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, a non-profit organization that provides a 10-month residential recovery for young men 14-19 years old from Banks, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties who are struggling with destructive behaviors, to provide 200 family counseling sessions. 

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Flowery Branch for its Aid Hot Line program, which provides emergency aid to South Hall and North Gwinnett families in crisis for rent, mortgage and temporary housing to prevent homelessness and disrupted lives.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Gainesville to help fund direct aid for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage and temporary housing for Hall County families in crisis.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Jefferson for its financial assistance program that provides funds to Jackson and Banks families in crisis for rent, mortgage, food, transportation, gas, car repair and insurance premiums, and medical assistance.   

$12,000 to Step by Step Recovery, a Lawrenceville community-based grassroots addiction recovery organization which provides a safe and structured environment for both men and women over 6 months to 2 years as they complete a 12-step program to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, to assist with rent for men’s and women’s units.

$12,000 to YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont in Winder for its Summer Day Camp to enable 20 children ages 5-13 from economically disadvantaged families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties to attend a 10-week day camp that provides a safe environment and nurturing quality programs for youths that might otherwise be “latchkey” kids during their schools’ summer break. 

$10,000 to Gainesville Housing Corp., which provides affordable living environments, improved quality of living, economic opportunities and fair housing to working poor families of Hall County, to provide quality programming through the RISE Summer Program for low-income and at-risk youth of Gainesville and Hall County.

$10,000 to YMCA of Athens, to provide scholarships to 45 children for its Summer Day Camp project, which serves more than 1,000 young people by offering supervised sports and other activities, as well as teaching values and responsibility that help kids feel good about themselves, enjoy life and avoid the dangers of drugs or gangs.
 
$7,500 to Hope for the Journey, Inc., a compassionate community cancer outreach program in Lawrenceville that works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide support, meals and educational materials to children and adult cancer victims and their families in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.

$5,000 to Books For Keeps, an Athens nonprofit organization sponsoring the Stop Summer Slide program to improve children’s reading achievement, providing books for summer reading to children in Clarke County elementary schools where 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches, for the Cleveland Road Elementary School. 

$2,500 to Gainesville/Hall County Food Pantry to purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank for distribution to those in need in Hall County.

$1,500 to Cozy Quilters in Winder to buy materials and supplies to make quilts for distribution to the sick, injured or terminally ill in Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties.

Individual Grant Recipients:

$3,500 to help a single mom purchase a handicapped accessible van for her child who has cerebral palsy.

March 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $112,450 in grants to organizations during their March meeting, including $108,950 to organizations and $3,500 to an individual.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

$12,450 to Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, a non-profit organization that provides a 10-month residential recovery for young men 14-19 years old from Banks, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties who are struggling with destructive behaviors, to provide 200 family counseling sessions. 

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Flowery Branch for its Aid Hot Line program, which provides emergency aid to South Hall and North Gwinnett families in crisis for rent, mortgage and temporary housing to prevent homelessness and disrupted lives.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Gainesville to help fund direct aid for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage and temporary housing for Hall County families in crisis.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Jefferson for its financial assistance program that provides funds to Jackson and Banks families in crisis for rent, mortgage, food, transportation, gas, car repair and insurance premiums, and medical assistance.   

$12,000 to Step by Step Recovery, a Lawrenceville community-based grassroots addiction recovery organization which provides a safe and structured environment for both men and women over 6 months to 2 years as they complete a 12-step program to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, to assist with rent for men’s and women’s units.

$12,000 to YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont in Winder for its Summer Day Camp to enable 20 children ages 5-13 from economically disadvantaged families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties to attend a 10-week day camp that provides a safe environment and nurturing quality programs for youths that might otherwise be “latchkey” kids during their schools’ summer break. 

$10,000 to Gainesville Housing Corp., which provides affordable living environments, improved quality of living, economic opportunities and fair housing to working poor families of Hall County, to provide quality programming through the RISE Summer Program for low-income and at-risk youth of Gainesville and Hall County.

$10,000 to YMCA of Athens, to provide scholarships to 45 children for its Summer Day Camp project, which serves more than 1,000 young people by offering supervised sports and other activities, as well as teaching values and responsibility that help kids feel good about themselves, enjoy life and avoid the dangers of drugs or gangs.
 
$7,500 to Hope for the Journey, Inc., a compassionate community cancer outreach program in Lawrenceville that works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide support, meals and educational materials to children and adult cancer victims and their families in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.

$5,000 to Books For Keeps, an Athens nonprofit organization sponsoring the Stop Summer Slide program to improve children’s reading achievement, providing books for summer reading to children in Clarke County elementary schools where 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches, for the Cleveland Road Elementary School. 

$2,500 to Gainesville/Hall County Food Pantry to purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank for distribution to those in need in Hall County.

$1,500 to Cozy Quilters in Winder to buy materials and supplies to make quilts for distribution to the sick, injured or terminally ill in Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties.

Individual Grant Recipients:

$3,500 to help a single mom purchase a handicapped accessible van for her child who has cerebral palsy.March 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $112,450 in grants to organizations during their March meeting, including $108,950 to organizations and $3,500 to an individual.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

$12,450 to Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, a non-profit organization that provides a 10-month residential recovery for young men 14-19 years old from Banks, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties who are struggling with destructive behaviors, to provide 200 family counseling sessions. 

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Flowery Branch for its Aid Hot Line program, which provides emergency aid to South Hall and North Gwinnett families in crisis for rent, mortgage and temporary housing to prevent homelessness and disrupted lives.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Gainesville to help fund direct aid for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage and temporary housing for Hall County families in crisis.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Jefferson for its financial assistance program that provides funds to Jackson and Banks families in crisis for rent, mortgage, food, transportation, gas, car repair and insurance premiums, and medical assistance.   

$12,000 to Step by Step Recovery, a Lawrenceville community-based grassroots addiction recovery organization which provides a safe and structured environment for both men and women over 6 months to 2 years as they complete a 12-step program to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, to assist with rent for men’s and women’s units.

$12,000 to YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont in Winder for its Summer Day Camp to enable 20 children ages 5-13 from economically disadvantaged families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties to attend a 10-week day camp that provides a safe environment and nurturing quality programs for youths that might otherwise be “latchkey” kids during their schools’ summer break. 

$10,000 to Gainesville Housing Corp., which provides affordable living environments, improved quality of living, economic opportunities and fair housing to working poor families of Hall County, to provide quality programming through the RISE Summer Program for low-income and at-risk youth of Gainesville and Hall County.

$10,000 to YMCA of Athens, to provide scholarships to 45 children for its Summer Day Camp project, which serves more than 1,000 young people by offering supervised sports and other activities, as well as teaching values and responsibility that help kids feel good about themselves, enjoy life and avoid the dangers of drugs or gangs.
 
$7,500 to Hope for the Journey, Inc., a compassionate community cancer outreach program in Lawrenceville that works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide support, meals and educational materials to children and adult cancer victims and their families in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.

$5,000 to Books For Keeps, an Athens nonprofit organization sponsoring the Stop Summer Slide program to improve children’s reading achievement, providing books for summer reading to children in Clarke County elementary schools where 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches, for the Cleveland Road Elementary School. 

$2,500 to Gainesville/Hall County Food Pantry to purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank for distribution to those in need in Hall County.

$1,500 to Cozy Quilters in Winder to buy materials and supplies to make quilts for distribution to the sick, injured or terminally ill in Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties.

Individual Grant Recipients:

$3,500 to help a single mom purchase a handicapped accessible van for her child who has cerebral palsy.

March 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $112,450 in grants to organizations during their March meeting, including $108,950 to organizations and $3,500 to an individual.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

$12,450 to Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, a non-profit organization that provides a 10-month residential recovery for young men 14-19 years old from Banks, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties who are struggling with destructive behaviors, to provide 200 family counseling sessions. 

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Flowery Branch for its Aid Hot Line program, which provides emergency aid to South Hall and North Gwinnett families in crisis for rent, mortgage and temporary housing to prevent homelessness and disrupted lives.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Gainesville to help fund direct aid for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage and temporary housing for Hall County families in crisis.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Jefferson for its financial assistance program that provides funds to Jackson and Banks families in crisis for rent, mortgage, food, transportation, gas, car repair and insurance premiums, and medical assistance.   

$12,000 to Step by Step Recovery, a Lawrenceville community-based grassroots addiction recovery organization which provides a safe and structured environment for both men and women over 6 months to 2 years as they complete a 12-step program to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, to assist with rent for men’s and women’s units.

$12,000 to YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont in Winder for its Summer Day Camp to enable 20 children ages 5-13 from economically disadvantaged families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties to attend a 10-week day camp that provides a safe environment and nurturing quality programs for youths that might otherwise be “latchkey” kids during their schools’ summer break. 

$10,000 to Gainesville Housing Corp., which provides affordable living environments, improved quality of living, economic opportunities and fair housing to working poor families of Hall County, to provide quality programming through the RISE Summer Program for low-income and at-risk youth of Gainesville and Hall County.

$10,000 to YMCA of Athens, to provide scholarships to 45 children for its Summer Day Camp project, which serves more than 1,000 young people by offering supervised sports and other activities, as well as teaching values and responsibility that help kids feel good about themselves, enjoy life and avoid the dangers of drugs or gangs.
 
$7,500 to Hope for the Journey, Inc., a compassionate community cancer outreach program in Lawrenceville that works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide support, meals and educational materials to children and adult cancer victims and their families in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.

$5,000 to Books For Keeps, an Athens nonprofit organization sponsoring the Stop Summer Slide program to improve children’s reading achievement, providing books for summer reading to children in Clarke County elementary schools where 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches, for the Cleveland Road Elementary School. 

$2,500 to Gainesville/Hall County Food Pantry to purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank for distribution to those in need in Hall County.

$1,500 to Cozy Quilters in Winder to buy materials and supplies to make quilts for distribution to the sick, injured or terminally ill in Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties.

Individual Grant Recipients:

$3,500 to help a single mom purchase a handicapped accessible van for her child who has cerebral palsy.March 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $112,450 in grants to organizations during their March meeting, including $108,950 to organizations and $3,500 to an individual.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

$12,450 to Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, a non-profit organization that provides a 10-month residential recovery for young men 14-19 years old from Banks, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties who are struggling with destructive behaviors, to provide 200 family counseling sessions. 

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Flowery Branch for its Aid Hot Line program, which provides emergency aid to South Hall and North Gwinnett families in crisis for rent, mortgage and temporary housing to prevent homelessness and disrupted lives.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Gainesville to help fund direct aid for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage and temporary housing for Hall County families in crisis.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Jefferson for its financial assistance program that provides funds to Jackson and Banks families in crisis for rent, mortgage, food, transportation, gas, car repair and insurance premiums, and medical assistance.   

$12,000 to Step by Step Recovery, a Lawrenceville community-based grassroots addiction recovery organization which provides a safe and structured environment for both men and women over 6 months to 2 years as they complete a 12-step program to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, to assist with rent for men’s and women’s units.

$12,000 to YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont in Winder for its Summer Day Camp to enable 20 children ages 5-13 from economically disadvantaged families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties to attend a 10-week day camp that provides a safe environment and nurturing quality programs for youths that might otherwise be “latchkey” kids during their schools’ summer break. 

$10,000 to Gainesville Housing Corp., which provides affordable living environments, improved quality of living, economic opportunities and fair housing to working poor families of Hall County, to provide quality programming through the RISE Summer Program for low-income and at-risk youth of Gainesville and Hall County.

$10,000 to YMCA of Athens, to provide scholarships to 45 children for its Summer Day Camp project, which serves more than 1,000 young people by offering supervised sports and other activities, as well as teaching values and responsibility that help kids feel good about themselves, enjoy life and avoid the dangers of drugs or gangs.
 
$7,500 to Hope for the Journey, Inc., a compassionate community cancer outreach program in Lawrenceville that works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide support, meals and educational materials to children and adult cancer victims and their families in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.

$5,000 to Books For Keeps, an Athens nonprofit organization sponsoring the Stop Summer Slide program to improve children’s reading achievement, providing books for summer reading to children in Clarke County elementary schools where 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches, for the Cleveland Road Elementary School. 

$2,500 to Gainesville/Hall County Food Pantry to purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank for distribution to those in need in Hall County.

$1,500 to Cozy Quilters in Winder to buy materials and supplies to make quilts for distribution to the sick, injured or terminally ill in Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties.

Individual Grant Recipients:

$3,500 to help a single mom purchase a handicapped accessible van for her child who has cerebral palsy.March 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $112,450 in grants to organizations during their March meeting, including $108,950 to organizations and $3,500 to an individual.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

$12,450 to Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, a non-profit organization that provides a 10-month residential recovery for young men 14-19 years old from Banks, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties who are struggling with destructive behaviors, to provide 200 family counseling sessions. 

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Flowery Branch for its Aid Hot Line program, which provides emergency aid to South Hall and North Gwinnett families in crisis for rent, mortgage and temporary housing to prevent homelessness and disrupted lives.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Gainesville to help fund direct aid for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage and temporary housing for Hall County families in crisis.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Jefferson for its financial assistance program that provides funds to Jackson and Banks families in crisis for rent, mortgage, food, transportation, gas, car repair and insurance premiums, and medical assistance.   

$12,000 to Step by Step Recovery, a Lawrenceville community-based grassroots addiction recovery organization which provides a safe and structured environment for both men and women over 6 months to 2 years as they complete a 12-step program to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, to assist with rent for men’s and women’s units.

$12,000 to YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont in Winder for its Summer Day Camp to enable 20 children ages 5-13 from economically disadvantaged families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties to attend a 10-week day camp that provides a safe environment and nurturing quality programs for youths that might otherwise be “latchkey” kids during their schools’ summer break. 

$10,000 to Gainesville Housing Corp., which provides affordable living environments, improved quality of living, economic opportunities and fair housing to working poor families of Hall County, to provide quality programming through the RISE Summer Program for low-income and at-risk youth of Gainesville and Hall County.

$10,000 to YMCA of Athens, to provide scholarships to 45 children for its Summer Day Camp project, which serves more than 1,000 young people by offering supervised sports and other activities, as well as teaching values and responsibility that help kids feel good about themselves, enjoy life and avoid the dangers of drugs or gangs.
 
$7,500 to Hope for the Journey, Inc., a compassionate community cancer outreach program in Lawrenceville that works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide support, meals and educational materials to children and adult cancer victims and their families in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.

$5,000 to Books For Keeps, an Athens nonprofit organization sponsoring the Stop Summer Slide program to improve children’s reading achievement, providing books for summer reading to children in Clarke County elementary schools where 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches, for the Cleveland Road Elementary School. 

$2,500 to Gainesville/Hall County Food Pantry to purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank for distribution to those in need in Hall County.

$1,500 to Cozy Quilters in Winder to buy materials and supplies to make quilts for distribution to the sick, injured or terminally ill in Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties.

Individual Grant Recipients:

$3,500 to help a single mom purchase a handicapped accessible van for her child who has cerebral palsy.

March 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $112,450 in grants to organizations during their March meeting, including $108,950 to organizations and $3,500 to an individual.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

$12,450 to Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, a non-profit organization that provides a 10-month residential recovery for young men 14-19 years old from Banks, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties who are struggling with destructive behaviors, to provide 200 family counseling sessions. 

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Flowery Branch for its Aid Hot Line program, which provides emergency aid to South Hall and North Gwinnett families in crisis for rent, mortgage and temporary housing to prevent homelessness and disrupted lives.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Gainesville to help fund direct aid for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage and temporary housing for Hall County families in crisis.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Jefferson for its financial assistance program that provides funds to Jackson and Banks families in crisis for rent, mortgage, food, transportation, gas, car repair and insurance premiums, and medical assistance.   

$12,000 to Step by Step Recovery, a Lawrenceville community-based grassroots addiction recovery organization which provides a safe and structured environment for both men and women over 6 months to 2 years as they complete a 12-step program to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, to assist with rent for men’s and women’s units.

$12,000 to YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont in Winder for its Summer Day Camp to enable 20 children ages 5-13 from economically disadvantaged families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties to attend a 10-week day camp that provides a safe environment and nurturing quality programs for youths that might otherwise be “latchkey” kids during their schools’ summer break. 

$10,000 to Gainesville Housing Corp., which provides affordable living environments, improved quality of living, economic opportunities and fair housing to working poor families of Hall County, to provide quality programming through the RISE Summer Program for low-income and at-risk youth of Gainesville and Hall County.

$10,000 to YMCA of Athens, to provide scholarships to 45 children for its Summer Day Camp project, which serves more than 1,000 young people by offering supervised sports and other activities, as well as teaching values and responsibility that help kids feel good about themselves, enjoy life and avoid the dangers of drugs or gangs.
 
$7,500 to Hope for the Journey, Inc., a compassionate community cancer outreach program in Lawrenceville that works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide support, meals and educational materials to children and adult cancer victims and their families in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.

$5,000 to Books For Keeps, an Athens nonprofit organization sponsoring the Stop Summer Slide program to improve children’s reading achievement, providing books for summer reading to children in Clarke County elementary schools where 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches, for the Cleveland Road Elementary School. 

$2,500 to Gainesville/Hall County Food Pantry to purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank for distribution to those in need in Hall County.

$1,500 to Cozy Quilters in Winder to buy materials and supplies to make quilts for distribution to the sick, injured or terminally ill in Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties.

Individual Grant Recipients:

$3,500 to help a single mom purchase a handicapped accessible van for her child who has cerebral palsy.March 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $112,450 in grants to organizations during their March meeting, including $108,950 to organizations and $3,500 to an individual.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

$12,450 to Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, a non-profit organization that provides a 10-month residential recovery for young men 14-19 years old from Banks, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties who are struggling with destructive behaviors, to provide 200 family counseling sessions. 

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Flowery Branch for its Aid Hot Line program, which provides emergency aid to South Hall and North Gwinnett families in crisis for rent, mortgage and temporary housing to prevent homelessness and disrupted lives.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Gainesville to help fund direct aid for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage and temporary housing for Hall County families in crisis.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Jefferson for its financial assistance program that provides funds to Jackson and Banks families in crisis for rent, mortgage, food, transportation, gas, car repair and insurance premiums, and medical assistance.   

$12,000 to Step by Step Recovery, a Lawrenceville community-based grassroots addiction recovery organization which provides a safe and structured environment for both men and women over 6 months to 2 years as they complete a 12-step program to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, to assist with rent for men’s and women’s units.

$12,000 to YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont in Winder for its Summer Day Camp to enable 20 children ages 5-13 from economically disadvantaged families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties to attend a 10-week day camp that provides a safe environment and nurturing quality programs for youths that might otherwise be “latchkey” kids during their schools’ summer break. 

$10,000 to Gainesville Housing Corp., which provides affordable living environments, improved quality of living, economic opportunities and fair housing to working poor families of Hall County, to provide quality programming through the RISE Summer Program for low-income and at-risk youth of Gainesville and Hall County.

$10,000 to YMCA of Athens, to provide scholarships to 45 children for its Summer Day Camp project, which serves more than 1,000 young people by offering supervised sports and other activities, as well as teaching values and responsibility that help kids feel good about themselves, enjoy life and avoid the dangers of drugs or gangs.
 
$7,500 to Hope for the Journey, Inc., a compassionate community cancer outreach program in Lawrenceville that works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide support, meals and educational materials to children and adult cancer victims and their families in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.

$5,000 to Books For Keeps, an Athens nonprofit organization sponsoring the Stop Summer Slide program to improve children’s reading achievement, providing books for summer reading to children in Clarke County elementary schools where 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches, for the Cleveland Road Elementary School. 

$2,500 to Gainesville/Hall County Food Pantry to purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank for distribution to those in need in Hall County.

$1,500 to Cozy Quilters in Winder to buy materials and supplies to make quilts for distribution to the sick, injured or terminally ill in Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties.

Individual Grant Recipients:

$3,500 to help a single mom purchase a handicapped accessible van for her child who has cerebral palsy.March 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $112,450 in grants to organizations during their March meeting, including $108,950 to organizations and $3,500 to an individual.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

$12,450 to Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, a non-profit organization that provides a 10-month residential recovery for young men 14-19 years old from Banks, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties who are struggling with destructive behaviors, to provide 200 family counseling sessions. 

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Flowery Branch for its Aid Hot Line program, which provides emergency aid to South Hall and North Gwinnett families in crisis for rent, mortgage and temporary housing to prevent homelessness and disrupted lives.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Gainesville to help fund direct aid for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage and temporary housing for Hall County families in crisis.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Jefferson for its financial assistance program that provides funds to Jackson and Banks families in crisis for rent, mortgage, food, transportation, gas, car repair and insurance premiums, and medical assistance.   

$12,000 to Step by Step Recovery, a Lawrenceville community-based grassroots addiction recovery organization which provides a safe and structured environment for both men and women over 6 months to 2 years as they complete a 12-step program to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, to assist with rent for men’s and women’s units.

$12,000 to YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont in Winder for its Summer Day Camp to enable 20 children ages 5-13 from economically disadvantaged families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties to attend a 10-week day camp that provides a safe environment and nurturing quality programs for youths that might otherwise be “latchkey” kids during their schools’ summer break. 

$10,000 to Gainesville Housing Corp., which provides affordable living environments, improved quality of living, economic opportunities and fair housing to working poor families of Hall County, to provide quality programming through the RISE Summer Program for low-income and at-risk youth of Gainesville and Hall County.

$10,000 to YMCA of Athens, to provide scholarships to 45 children for its Summer Day Camp project, which serves more than 1,000 young people by offering supervised sports and other activities, as well as teaching values and responsibility that help kids feel good about themselves, enjoy life and avoid the dangers of drugs or gangs.
 
$7,500 to Hope for the Journey, Inc., a compassionate community cancer outreach program in Lawrenceville that works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide support, meals and educational materials to children and adult cancer victims and their families in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.

$5,000 to Books For Keeps, an Athens nonprofit organization sponsoring the Stop Summer Slide program to improve children’s reading achievement, providing books for summer reading to children in Clarke County elementary schools where 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches, for the Cleveland Road Elementary School. 

$2,500 to Gainesville/Hall County Food Pantry to purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank for distribution to those in need in Hall County.

$1,500 to Cozy Quilters in Winder to buy materials and supplies to make quilts for distribution to the sick, injured or terminally ill in Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties.

Individual Grant Recipients:

$3,500 to help a single mom purchase a handicapped accessible van for her child who has cerebral palsy.March 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $112,450 in grants to organizations during their March meeting, including $108,950 to organizations and $3,500 to an individual.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

$12,450 to Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, a non-profit organization that provides a 10-month residential recovery for young men 14-19 years old from Banks, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties who are struggling with destructive behaviors, to provide 200 family counseling sessions. 

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Flowery Branch for its Aid Hot Line program, which provides emergency aid to South Hall and North Gwinnett families in crisis for rent, mortgage and temporary housing to prevent homelessness and disrupted lives.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Gainesville to help fund direct aid for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage and temporary housing for Hall County families in crisis.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Jefferson for its financial assistance program that provides funds to Jackson and Banks families in crisis for rent, mortgage, food, transportation, gas, car repair and insurance premiums, and medical assistance.   

$12,000 to Step by Step Recovery, a Lawrenceville community-based grassroots addiction recovery organization which provides a safe and structured environment for both men and women over 6 months to 2 years as they complete a 12-step program to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, to assist with rent for men’s and women’s units.

$12,000 to YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont in Winder for its Summer Day Camp to enable 20 children ages 5-13 from economically disadvantaged families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties to attend a 10-week day camp that provides a safe environment and nurturing quality programs for youths that might otherwise be “latchkey” kids during their schools’ summer break. 

$10,000 to Gainesville Housing Corp., which provides affordable living environments, improved quality of living, economic opportunities and fair housing to working poor families of Hall County, to provide quality programming through the RISE Summer Program for low-income and at-risk youth of Gainesville and Hall County.

$10,000 to YMCA of Athens, to provide scholarships to 45 children for its Summer Day Camp project, which serves more than 1,000 young people by offering supervised sports and other activities, as well as teaching values and responsibility that help kids feel good about themselves, enjoy life and avoid the dangers of drugs or gangs.
 
$7,500 to Hope for the Journey, Inc., a compassionate community cancer outreach program in Lawrenceville that works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide support, meals and educational materials to children and adult cancer victims and their families in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.

$5,000 to Books For Keeps, an Athens nonprofit organization sponsoring the Stop Summer Slide program to improve children’s reading achievement, providing books for summer reading to children in Clarke County elementary schools where 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches, for the Cleveland Road Elementary School. 

$2,500 to Gainesville/Hall County Food Pantry to purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank for distribution to those in need in Hall County.

$1,500 to Cozy Quilters in Winder to buy materials and supplies to make quilts for distribution to the sick, injured or terminally ill in Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties.

Individual Grant Recipients:

$3,500 to help a single mom purchase a handicapped accessible van for her child who has cerebral palsy.

March 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $112,450 in grants to organizations during their March meeting, including $108,950 to organizations and $3,500 to an individual.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

$12,450 to Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, a non-profit organization that provides a 10-month residential recovery for young men 14-19 years old from Banks, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties who are struggling with destructive behaviors, to provide 200 family counseling sessions. 

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Flowery Branch for its Aid Hot Line program, which provides emergency aid to South Hall and North Gwinnett families in crisis for rent, mortgage and temporary housing to prevent homelessness and disrupted lives.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Gainesville to help fund direct aid for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage and temporary housing for Hall County families in crisis.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Jefferson for its financial assistance program that provides funds to Jackson and Banks families in crisis for rent, mortgage, food, transportation, gas, car repair and insurance premiums, and medical assistance.   

$12,000 to Step by Step Recovery, a Lawrenceville community-based grassroots addiction recovery organization which provides a safe and structured environment for both men and women over 6 months to 2 years as they complete a 12-step program to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, to assist with rent for men’s and women’s units.

$12,000 to YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont in Winder for its Summer Day Camp to enable 20 children ages 5-13 from economically disadvantaged families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties to attend a 10-week day camp that provides a safe environment and nurturing quality programs for youths that might otherwise be “latchkey” kids during their schools’ summer break. 

$10,000 to Gainesville Housing Corp., which provides affordable living environments, improved quality of living, economic opportunities and fair housing to working poor families of Hall County, to provide quality programming through the RISE Summer Program for low-income and at-risk youth of Gainesville and Hall County.

$10,000 to YMCA of Athens, to provide scholarships to 45 children for its Summer Day Camp project, which serves more than 1,000 young people by offering supervised sports and other activities, as well as teaching values and responsibility that help kids feel good about themselves, enjoy life and avoid the dangers of drugs or gangs.
 
$7,500 to Hope for the Journey, Inc., a compassionate community cancer outreach program in Lawrenceville that works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide support, meals and educational materials to children and adult cancer victims and their families in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.

$5,000 to Books For Keeps, an Athens nonprofit organization sponsoring the Stop Summer Slide program to improve children’s reading achievement, providing books for summer reading to children in Clarke County elementary schools where 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches, for the Cleveland Road Elementary School. 

$2,500 to Gainesville/Hall County Food Pantry to purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank for distribution to those in need in Hall County.

$1,500 to Cozy Quilters in Winder to buy materials and supplies to make quilts for distribution to the sick, injured or terminally ill in Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties.

Individual Grant Recipients:

$3,500 to help a single mom purchase a handicapped accessible van for her child who has cerebral palsy.March 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $112,450 in grants to organizations during their March meeting, including $108,950 to organizations and $3,500 to an individual.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

$12,450 to Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, a non-profit organization that provides a 10-month residential recovery for young men 14-19 years old from Banks, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties who are struggling with destructive behaviors, to provide 200 family counseling sessions. 

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Flowery Branch for its Aid Hot Line program, which provides emergency aid to South Hall and North Gwinnett families in crisis for rent, mortgage and temporary housing to prevent homelessness and disrupted lives.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Gainesville to help fund direct aid for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage and temporary housing for Hall County families in crisis.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Jefferson for its financial assistance program that provides funds to Jackson and Banks families in crisis for rent, mortgage, food, transportation, gas, car repair and insurance premiums, and medical assistance.   

$12,000 to Step by Step Recovery, a Lawrenceville community-based grassroots addiction recovery organization which provides a safe and structured environment for both men and women over 6 months to 2 years as they complete a 12-step program to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, to assist with rent for men’s and women’s units.

$12,000 to YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont in Winder for its Summer Day Camp to enable 20 children ages 5-13 from economically disadvantaged families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties to attend a 10-week day camp that provides a safe environment and nurturing quality programs for youths that might otherwise be “latchkey” kids during their schools’ summer break. 

$10,000 to Gainesville Housing Corp., which provides affordable living environments, improved quality of living, economic opportunities and fair housing to working poor families of Hall County, to provide quality programming through the RISE Summer Program for low-income and at-risk youth of Gainesville and Hall County.

$10,000 to YMCA of Athens, to provide scholarships to 45 children for its Summer Day Camp project, which serves more than 1,000 young people by offering supervised sports and other activities, as well as teaching values and responsibility that help kids feel good about themselves, enjoy life and avoid the dangers of drugs or gangs.
 
$7,500 to Hope for the Journey, Inc., a compassionate community cancer outreach program in Lawrenceville that works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide support, meals and educational materials to children and adult cancer victims and their families in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.

$5,000 to Books For Keeps, an Athens nonprofit organization sponsoring the Stop Summer Slide program to improve children’s reading achievement, providing books for summer reading to children in Clarke County elementary schools where 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches, for the Cleveland Road Elementary School. 

$2,500 to Gainesville/Hall County Food Pantry to purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank for distribution to those in need in Hall County.

$1,500 to Cozy Quilters in Winder to buy materials and supplies to make quilts for distribution to the sick, injured or terminally ill in Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties.

Individual Grant Recipients:

$3,500 to help a single mom purchase a handicapped accessible van for her child who has cerebral palsy.March 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $112,450 in grants to organizations during their March meeting, including $108,950 to organizations and $3,500 to an individual.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

$12,450 to Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, a non-profit organization that provides a 10-month residential recovery for young men 14-19 years old from Banks, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties who are struggling with destructive behaviors, to provide 200 family counseling sessions. 

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Flowery Branch for its Aid Hot Line program, which provides emergency aid to South Hall and North Gwinnett families in crisis for rent, mortgage and temporary housing to prevent homelessness and disrupted lives.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Gainesville to help fund direct aid for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage and temporary housing for Hall County families in crisis.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Jefferson for its financial assistance program that provides funds to Jackson and Banks families in crisis for rent, mortgage, food, transportation, gas, car repair and insurance premiums, and medical assistance.   

$12,000 to Step by Step Recovery, a Lawrenceville community-based grassroots addiction recovery organization which provides a safe and structured environment for both men and women over 6 months to 2 years as they complete a 12-step program to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, to assist with rent for men’s and women’s units.

$12,000 to YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont in Winder for its Summer Day Camp to enable 20 children ages 5-13 from economically disadvantaged families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties to attend a 10-week day camp that provides a safe environment and nurturing quality programs for youths that might otherwise be “latchkey” kids during their schools’ summer break. 

$10,000 to Gainesville Housing Corp., which provides affordable living environments, improved quality of living, economic opportunities and fair housing to working poor families of Hall County, to provide quality programming through the RISE Summer Program for low-income and at-risk youth of Gainesville and Hall County.

$10,000 to YMCA of Athens, to provide scholarships to 45 children for its Summer Day Camp project, which serves more than 1,000 young people by offering supervised sports and other activities, as well as teaching values and responsibility that help kids feel good about themselves, enjoy life and avoid the dangers of drugs or gangs.
 
$7,500 to Hope for the Journey, Inc., a compassionate community cancer outreach program in Lawrenceville that works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide support, meals and educational materials to children and adult cancer victims and their families in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.

$5,000 to Books For Keeps, an Athens nonprofit organization sponsoring the Stop Summer Slide program to improve children’s reading achievement, providing books for summer reading to children in Clarke County elementary schools where 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches, for the Cleveland Road Elementary School. 

$2,500 to Gainesville/Hall County Food Pantry to purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank for distribution to those in need in Hall County.

$1,500 to Cozy Quilters in Winder to buy materials and supplies to make quilts for distribution to the sick, injured or terminally ill in Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties.

Individual Grant Recipients:

$3,500 to help a single mom purchase a handicapped accessible van for her child who has cerebral palsy.March 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $112,450 in grants to organizations during their March meeting, including $108,950 to organizations and $3,500 to an individual.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

$12,450 to Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, a non-profit organization that provides a 10-month residential recovery for young men 14-19 years old from Banks, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties who are struggling with destructive behaviors, to provide 200 family counseling sessions. 

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Flowery Branch for its Aid Hot Line program, which provides emergency aid to South Hall and North Gwinnett families in crisis for rent, mortgage and temporary housing to prevent homelessness and disrupted lives.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Gainesville to help fund direct aid for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage and temporary housing for Hall County families in crisis.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Jefferson for its financial assistance program that provides funds to Jackson and Banks families in crisis for rent, mortgage, food, transportation, gas, car repair and insurance premiums, and medical assistance.   

$12,000 to Step by Step Recovery, a Lawrenceville community-based grassroots addiction recovery organization which provides a safe and structured environment for both men and women over 6 months to 2 years as they complete a 12-step program to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, to assist with rent for men’s and women’s units.

$12,000 to YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont in Winder for its Summer Day Camp to enable 20 children ages 5-13 from economically disadvantaged families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties to attend a 10-week day camp that provides a safe environment and nurturing quality programs for youths that might otherwise be “latchkey” kids during their schools’ summer break. 

$10,000 to Gainesville Housing Corp., which provides affordable living environments, improved quality of living, economic opportunities and fair housing to working poor families of Hall County, to provide quality programming through the RISE Summer Program for low-income and at-risk youth of Gainesville and Hall County.

$10,000 to YMCA of Athens, to provide scholarships to 45 children for its Summer Day Camp project, which serves more than 1,000 young people by offering supervised sports and other activities, as well as teaching values and responsibility that help kids feel good about themselves, enjoy life and avoid the dangers of drugs or gangs.
 
$7,500 to Hope for the Journey, Inc., a compassionate community cancer outreach program in Lawrenceville that works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide support, meals and educational materials to children and adult cancer victims and their families in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.

$5,000 to Books For Keeps, an Athens nonprofit organization sponsoring the Stop Summer Slide program to improve children’s reading achievement, providing books for summer reading to children in Clarke County elementary schools where 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches, for the Cleveland Road Elementary School. 

$2,500 to Gainesville/Hall County Food Pantry to purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank for distribution to those in need in Hall County.

$1,500 to Cozy Quilters in Winder to buy materials and supplies to make quilts for distribution to the sick, injured or terminally ill in Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties.

Individual Grant Recipients:

$3,500 to help a single mom purchase a handicapped accessible van for her child who has cerebral palsy.March 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $112,450 in grants to organizations during their March meeting, including $108,950 to organizations and $3,500 to an individual.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

$12,450 to Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, a non-profit organization that provides a 10-month residential recovery for young men 14-19 years old from Banks, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties who are struggling with destructive behaviors, to provide 200 family counseling sessions. 

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Flowery Branch for its Aid Hot Line program, which provides emergency aid to South Hall and North Gwinnett families in crisis for rent, mortgage and temporary housing to prevent homelessness and disrupted lives.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Gainesville to help fund direct aid for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage and temporary housing for Hall County families in crisis.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Jefferson for its financial assistance program that provides funds to Jackson and Banks families in crisis for rent, mortgage, food, transportation, gas, car repair and insurance premiums, and medical assistance.   

$12,000 to Step by Step Recovery, a Lawrenceville community-based grassroots addiction recovery organization which provides a safe and structured environment for both men and women over 6 months to 2 years as they complete a 12-step program to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, to assist with rent for men’s and women’s units.

$12,000 to YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont in Winder for its Summer Day Camp to enable 20 children ages 5-13 from economically disadvantaged families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties to attend a 10-week day camp that provides a safe environment and nurturing quality programs for youths that might otherwise be “latchkey” kids during their schools’ summer break. 

$10,000 to Gainesville Housing Corp., which provides affordable living environments, improved quality of living, economic opportunities and fair housing to working poor families of Hall County, to provide quality programming through the RISE Summer Program for low-income and at-risk youth of Gainesville and Hall County.

$10,000 to YMCA of Athens, to provide scholarships to 45 children for its Summer Day Camp project, which serves more than 1,000 young people by offering supervised sports and other activities, as well as teaching values and responsibility that help kids feel good about themselves, enjoy life and avoid the dangers of drugs or gangs.
 
$7,500 to Hope for the Journey, Inc., a compassionate community cancer outreach program in Lawrenceville that works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide support, meals and educational materials to children and adult cancer victims and their families in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.

$5,000 to Books For Keeps, an Athens nonprofit organization sponsoring the Stop Summer Slide program to improve children’s reading achievement, providing books for summer reading to children in Clarke County elementary schools where 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches, for the Cleveland Road Elementary School. 

$2,500 to Gainesville/Hall County Food Pantry to purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank for distribution to those in need in Hall County.

$1,500 to Cozy Quilters in Winder to buy materials and supplies to make quilts for distribution to the sick, injured or terminally ill in Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties.

Individual Grant Recipients:

$3,500 to help a single mom purchase a handicapped accessible van for her child who has cerebral palsy.March 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $112,450 in grants to organizations during their March meeting, including $108,950 to organizations and $3,500 to an individual.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

$12,450 to Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, a non-profit organization that provides a 10-month residential recovery for young men 14-19 years old from Banks, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties who are struggling with destructive behaviors, to provide 200 family counseling sessions. 

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Flowery Branch for its Aid Hot Line program, which provides emergency aid to South Hall and North Gwinnett families in crisis for rent, mortgage and temporary housing to prevent homelessness and disrupted lives.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Gainesville to help fund direct aid for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage and temporary housing for Hall County families in crisis.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Jefferson for its financial assistance program that provides funds to Jackson and Banks families in crisis for rent, mortgage, food, transportation, gas, car repair and insurance premiums, and medical assistance.   

$12,000 to Step by Step Recovery, a Lawrenceville community-based grassroots addiction recovery organization which provides a safe and structured environment for both men and women over 6 months to 2 years as they complete a 12-step program to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, to assist with rent for men’s and women’s units.

$12,000 to YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont in Winder for its Summer Day Camp to enable 20 children ages 5-13 from economically disadvantaged families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties to attend a 10-week day camp that provides a safe environment and nurturing quality programs for youths that might otherwise be “latchkey” kids during their schools’ summer break. 

$10,000 to Gainesville Housing Corp., which provides affordable living environments, improved quality of living, economic opportunities and fair housing to working poor families of Hall County, to provide quality programming through the RISE Summer Program for low-income and at-risk youth of Gainesville and Hall County.

$10,000 to YMCA of Athens, to provide scholarships to 45 children for its Summer Day Camp project, which serves more than 1,000 young people by offering supervised sports and other activities, as well as teaching values and responsibility that help kids feel good about themselves, enjoy life and avoid the dangers of drugs or gangs.
 
$7,500 to Hope for the Journey, Inc., a compassionate community cancer outreach program in Lawrenceville that works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide support, meals and educational materials to children and adult cancer victims and their families in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.

$5,000 to Books For Keeps, an Athens nonprofit organization sponsoring the Stop Summer Slide program to improve children’s reading achievement, providing books for summer reading to children in Clarke County elementary schools where 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches, for the Cleveland Road Elementary School. 

$2,500 to Gainesville/Hall County Food Pantry to purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank for distribution to those in need in Hall County.

$1,500 to Cozy Quilters in Winder to buy materials and supplies to make quilts for distribution to the sick, injured or terminally ill in Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties.

Individual Grant Recipients:

$3,500 to help a single mom purchase a handicapped accessible van for her child who has cerebral palsy.

March 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $112,450 in grants to organizations during their March meeting, including $108,950 to organizations and $3,500 to an individual.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

$12,450 to Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, a non-profit organization that provides a 10-month residential recovery for young men 14-19 years old from Banks, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties who are struggling with destructive behaviors, to provide 200 family counseling sessions. 

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Flowery Branch for its Aid Hot Line program, which provides emergency aid to South Hall and North Gwinnett families in crisis for rent, mortgage and temporary housing to prevent homelessness and disrupted lives.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Gainesville to help fund direct aid for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage and temporary housing for Hall County families in crisis.

$12,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society in Jefferson for its financial assistance program that provides funds to Jackson and Banks families in crisis for rent, mortgage, food, transportation, gas, car repair and insurance premiums, and medical assistance.   

$12,000 to Step by Step Recovery, a Lawrenceville community-based grassroots addiction recovery organization which provides a safe and structured environment for both men and women over 6 months to 2 years as they complete a 12-step program to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, to assist with rent for men’s and women’s units.

$12,000 to YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont in Winder for its Summer Day Camp to enable 20 children ages 5-13 from economically disadvantaged families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties to attend a 10-week day camp that provides a safe environment and nurturing quality programs for youths that might otherwise be “latchkey” kids during their schools’ summer break. 

$10,000 to Gainesville Housing Corp., which provides affordable living environments, improved quality of living, economic opportunities and fair housing to working poor families of Hall County, to provide quality programming through the RISE Summer Program for low-income and at-risk youth of Gainesville and Hall County.

$10,000 to YMCA of Athens, to provide scholarships to 45 children for its Summer Day Camp project, which serves more than 1,000 young people by offering supervised sports and other activities, as well as teaching values and responsibility that help kids feel good about themselves, enjoy life and avoid the dangers of drugs or gangs.
 
$7,500 to Hope for the Journey, Inc., a compassionate community cancer outreach program in Lawrenceville that works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide support, meals and educational materials to children and adult cancer victims and their families in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties.

$5,000 to Books For Keeps, an Athens nonprofit organization sponsoring the Stop Summer Slide program to improve children’s reading achievement, providing books for summer reading to children in Clarke County elementary schools where 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches, for the Cleveland Road Elementary School. 

$2,500 to Gainesville/Hall County Food Pantry to purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank for distribution to those in need in Hall County.

$1,500 to Cozy Quilters in Winder to buy materials and supplies to make quilts for distribution to the sick, injured or terminally ill in Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties.

Individual Grant Recipients:

$3,500 to help a single mom purchase a handicapped accessible van for her child who has cerebral palsy.

February 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $81,572 in grants during their February meeting, including $75,737 to organizations and $5,835 to individuals.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

  • $15,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens to hire part-time staff that will provide instruction at both club locations for its Mind Blowers Program, a targeted supplemental math education program that teaches essential problem-solving and quantitative skills students will use in the classroom, work world and every-day life.
  • $10,000 to Athens Urban Ministries, a grassroots organization dedicated to assisting those who need a hand up, to help provide instruction, technology and materials for GED training to help 85 individuals in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Jackson, Madison and Oglethorpe counties achieve their potential through education and employment, with a goal of becoming self-sufficient.
  • $9,604 to Gwinnett Special Forces, a community-based volunteer organization accredited under Special Olympics of Georgia that provides adults with intellectual and development disabilities in Barrow, Gwinnett and Hall counties the opportunity to play sports with a goal of promoting personal growth and athletic development, to purchase necessary equipment and uniforms.
  • $8,000 to the Gainesville/Hall County 96 Roundtable, a non-profit organization formed to oversee operations and programs at the Lake Lanier Olympic Center for rowing, canoeing and kayaking, to purchase Automated External Defibrillators for the venue’s boathouse and Olympic Timing Tower that will provide emergency medical treatment in cases of cardiac arrest.
  • $7,633 to the Choices Pregnancy Center in Gainesville to purchase parenting videos, literature and incentive baby items for its My Baby Counts program, which provides crucial parenting skills to pregnant women and new parents in Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties, and to conduct middle and high school sexual integrity programs in Gainesville City and Hall County schools.
  • $7,500 to Judy House, a faith-based transition home for homeless men who have been incarcerated or under community supervision in Barrow, Gwinnett and Hall counties, to provide necessary personal expenses, transportation, food, household supplies and rent while they seek jobs and reconnect with their families and the community.
  • $7,500 to the North Gwinnett Arts Association to provide art education, such as Drawing & Painting, Hand building with Clay, Pottery on the Wheel, Beginning Photography, Cartooning, Watercolor Painting, Acrylic Painting and Writing to students ages 5 to 90 who demonstrate financial need.
  • $5,000 to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America to help 13 children from Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties attend Camp Oasis, a six-day camping experience at Winder’s Camp Will-A-Way, that takes campers’ physical and social needs into consideration, provides dietary and medical support, and allows campers to interact with other children who face the same challenges of Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis.
  • $3,500 to Guest House, a Gainesville non-profit senior day care center serving Banks, Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson and Lumpkin counties that offers therapeutic activities, socialization, and professional medical services to frail seniors and those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia in the safest, most affordable and loving environment possible, to fund an art therapy program that can help enhance communication, brain function and social interaction in dementia patients.
  • $2,000 to Casa de Amistad, an Athens non-profit providing social services, referrals, translation, education and advocacy to Latino and Hispanic families living below the poverty line in Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Madison and Oglethorpe counties, to provide free GED instruction in Spanish to help them achieve their potential through education and employment, with a goal of becoming self-sufficient.

Individual Grant Recipients:

  • $2,800 to help replace the HVAC unit of an elderly disabled couple who have faced serious health issues and medical bills over the past two years.
  • $3,035 to purchase a set of dentures for a diabetic senior citizen living on a fixed income.

January 2017

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $103,750 in grants to organizations during their January meeting.

Organizational Grant Recipients:

  • $15,000 to Gainesville Action Ministries, a network of 25 Hall County congregations that work to prevent homelessness by providing emergency financial, food and clothing assistance, and children’s services, to provide rent assistance that enables clients to stay in their homes as well as case management for those clients and financial literacy training to help them break the cycle of poverty.
  • $15,000 to ACTION, Inc., an Athens based organization serving Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Madison and Oglethorpe counties, for the Full Plate Food Program, which collects surplus food donated by Athens area restaurants and redistributes it to homeless shelters and other human service agencies, and for the Opportunities Now Program, which supports students seeking to improve their lives by completing a higher level of education.
  • $15,000 to the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, a multi-use science, history, culture, heritage and environmental facility located on a 700-acre campus in Buford, to allow students from low-income families in Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties to attend interpretative, hands-on field studies and educational programs.
  • $15,000 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Georgia Chapter to help cover copayments for qualified blood cancer patients in the 10 counties Jackson EMC serves. The society provides copay assistance from $2,500 to $10,000 per year per patient, depending on their diagnosis, and assisted 84 patients in Jackson EMC’s service area during the first three quarters of 2016.
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  • $15,000 to The Tree House, a children’s advocacy center working to reduce child abuse in Banks, Barrow and Jackson counties, for the Family Services Supervised Visitation Program, which provides a neutral, child-friendly environment for visits between children in foster care and their parents to enable them to maintain and enhance family bonds and provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children when reunited.
  • $12,000 to Mercy Health Center, an Athens ministry using a community of professional and lay volunteers to provide primary and specialty medical care, dental and pharmacy services for low income uninsured patients in Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Madison and Oglethorpe counties, to provide “Whole Person Care” that meets patients’ physical, spiritual and emotional needs to improve health outcomes and manage resources more efficiently and effectively.
  • $10,000 to Angel House of Georgia, a Gainesville recovery residence for women with alcohol and/or drug addiction, to enable indigent women with no financial resources or support in Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Hall, Jackson and Madison counties to participate in the twelve-month program by covering their program fees and living expenses, offering these women a second chance at life so they can become productive members of society.
  • $6,750 to Prevent Child Abuse Athens, a grassroots organization focused on ending neglect and abuse of children in Clarke, Madison and Oglethorpe counties, to offer the First Steps primary prevention program that offers support, parenting education and community referrals to new parents to help them with the challenges of parenting.