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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.