The Jackson EMC Foundation, funded by the donations of the cooperative’s members through the Operation Round Up program, has awarded $32,500 to four agencies that provide services to Hall County residents.
A grant of $10,000 went to St. Vincent de Paul–St. Michael’s Conference in Gainesville to help provide Hall County families and individuals in need with funds for housing assistance, including rent, mortgage payments or temporary housing when needed.
A grant of $10,000 went to Tiny Stitches, Inc. in Suwanee, which uses a network of volunteers to make handmade tote bags filled with a 37-item layette donated to mothers in nine North Georgia counties who have little or nothing for their newborns.
A grant of $7,500 went to For Her Glory, a Gainesville agency that provides breast cancer patients with items that are not covered by insurance, such as wigs, bras, compression sleeves and gloves.
A grant of $5,000 went to Teen Pregnancy Prevention in Gainesville to help fund the "Choosing the Best Journey" program, which takes the messages of healthy futures, decision making and abstinence to ninth grade health classes in Hall County and Gainesville City Schools.
Any individual or charitable organization in the 10 counties served by Jackson EMC may apply for a Foundation grant by completing an application, available online at www.jacksonemc.com or at local Jackson EMC offices. Applicants do not need to be a member of Jackson EMC.