The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $41,000 in grants to organizations serving Hall County during their April meeting.
Funds donations included:
- $15,000 to Exodus Outreach, a Buford nonprofit serving people in all walks of life who are hurting and in need of support. Money will be used for a summer program offering at-risk students in kindergarten through eighth grade with a learning and development curriculum that readies the students to succeed in school in the fall.
- $10,000 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. The funds will help children in Jackson EMC’s 10-county service area attend its state-of-the-art, fully accessible campsites.
- $6,000 to the Gwinnett Public Library to purchase books for its Summer Reading Book Giveaway. The program provides a free book to every child, from toddler to teenager, who completes the summer reading goal.
- $5,000 to Camp Kudzu, a year-round camping program for children with diabetes. Camp shows families how to teach diabetes management skills that will reduce the risk of diabetes-
- related complications and improve their attitude about living with the disease.
- $2,500 to the Gainesville First United Methodist Church Urban Ministry to fund a soccer camp for at-risk elementary school-aged children in the Baker and Glover neighborhood.
- $2,500 to the Cross Pointe Church Food Pantry to purchase food.
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.