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Cresswind LL Community Fund donates more than $20K to various local groups
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The Cresswind LL Community Fund nonprofit group handed out $20,723 in grants and awards from January through July.

Here’s a summary of the money given:

  • $5,000 to the Community Council on Aging to help furnish a library in the renovated Senior Life Center
  • $3,000 to the Cresswind Association for a sound system in the ballroom to support performing arts
  • $2,473 to the Cresswind Association for two automated external defibrillators
  • $2,376 to The Guest House for a scholarship to fund one participant
  • $2,100 to The Guest House to support the music program
  • $2,000 to the Cresswind Association to assist with handicapped access to the clubhouse
  • $1,000 to ITN Lanier to supplement ride-sharing costs
  • $1,000 to ITN Lanier to support outreach and social media intern
  • $774 to the Cresswind Association for a stretching table for the Fitness Center
  • $500 to Quinlan Visual Arts Center to help support a senior art program
  • $500 to Georgia Senior (Golden) Olympic Games

Part of the money for these efforts came from a “Help Me Please” project where residents volunteered to perform services for other residents for free and the money that would have been paid to a service provider was donated to the Cresswind LL Community Fund. This accounted for $1,400.

The fund also received donations from various clubs, individuals and outside groups.

Fall projects include another “Help Me Please” event and a “Personal Care Products Drive.” For more information, contact Cathy Hoskinson, president of the group. The next quarterly Cresswind LL Community Fund membership meeting is at 4 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Cresswind Ballroom. Find more information on the group's website.

The Cresswind LL Community Fund is “a nonprofit organization that receives and administers funds to make a positive difference in our community and the surrounding area,” according to its website.

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