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Two local organizations — Choices Pregnancy Care Center and North Georgia Christian School — each received $2,000 donations from Gainesville Spherion Staffing Services.
The move was part of the national community giveback program of the company, which is a recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions provider.
Spherion has been a partner of both organizations for 20 years, providing funding, fund-
raising support, volunteer time and board leadership.
The pregnancy care center provides health care services and access to affordable baby clothing as well as teaching parenting skills to women with unplanned pregnancies. It also provides training to local schools on sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies.
“We are so excited to contribute to Choices Pregnancy Care Center,” said Spherion co-owner Al Gainey. “It is a great way to further our commitment to our local community and partner with our neighbors to make North Georgia a better place to live and work. The more often we are involved with organizations like the Choices Pregnancy Care Center, the better we understand the needs of our local communities.”
Each Spherion owner picked one or more organizations to give back to. Gainey’s wife, Ann, is executive director of the pregnancy care center.
“The Community Give Back program provides us with another opportunity to support organizations that are making a real difference in North Georgia,” added Stacey Reece, Choices Pregnancy Care Center board chairman and Spherion co-owner. “We support this organization because it is helping to put an end to a serious issue in North Georgia that negatively impacts our workforce, business community and school system.”
The other beneficiary, North Georgia Christian School, is developing a leadership institute to train young people to be moral and ethical members of the community. Spherion’s funding will go toward that initiative.
“We are so excited to contribute to North Georgia Christian School,” said Al Gainey, who serves as chairman of the school’s board. “The school is helping to grow future community leaders that have the potential to positively impact our community and citizens.”
“By supporting North Georgia Christian School, we are also helping to grow future workers and business leaders,” Reece said. “We are honored to be able to give something back while also helping to make tomorrow better for all the communities in which our students become significant citizens.”
The company nationwide has donated $126,000 to local organizations.