The Central Georgia EMC Foundation presented a check for $1,000 to Ferst Readers of Monroe County (formerly known as Monroe Reads) on July 25. The money will be used to buy and send age-appropriate books to children ages birth to 5 in Monroe County each month; materials for parents and caregivers to use to encourage reading are also included.
Henry County Cancer Services, Inc. (HCCS) received a grant for $2,500 from the Central Georgia EMC Foundation to help fund medication for cancer patients.
Project Linus received a grant for $1,000 from the Central Georgia EMC Foundation to purchase blanket making supplies.
“We are so grateful for the continued support of the CGEMC Foundation participants.” said Chapter Coordinator Denise Varnadoe, ”This grant will help make a lot of blankets! We are always in need of volunteers. Sewing ability is not required to make a difference!”
Play Hard Elite received a grant for $3,000 from the Central Georgia EMC Foundation to secure warehouse storage for household items for veterans transitioning to civilian life.
Jackson High School Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) received a grant for $1,000 from the Central Georgia EMC Foundation to help offset the costs of sending students to the FCCLA National Leadership Conference.
“Attending the conference last year taught me time management skills,” said Chapter Leader Lauren Maddox. “Also, the speakers were very inspirational, encouraging us to push through failures and keep moving forward.”
Flint River Council Boy Scouts received a grant for $1,500 from the Central Georgia EMC Foundation to purchase tools and materials for woodworking.
During the summer, the Scouts host a five-week camp that offers many handicraft skill-building activities, including woodworking. The tools and materials purchased will help the Scouts to earn their Woodworking Merit Badges.
Prevent Child Abuse Henry County received a grant for $3,800 from the Central Georgia EMC Foundation to support education and provide resources for new parents.
Monroe County Habitat for Humanity received a grant for $1,000 from the Central Georgia EMC Foundation to support their project goals of constructing one new home and repairing three additional homes in Monroe County
The Monroe County Habitat for Humanity program brings volunteers together to work side-by-side with citizens in need of housing, to build pride of home ownership and promote a greater sense of community.
Brave Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center received a grant for $2,500 from the Central Georgia EMC Foundation for their special needs rider's scholarship fund.
The mission of Brave Meadows is to provide horse-assisted therapy services to the special needs community.
Communities in Schools of Henry County, Inc. (CIS) received a grant for $2,500 from the Central Georgia EMC Foundation to support their mentoring programs in Stockbridge and Henry County High School students.
CIS of Henry County focuses on dropout prevention and student achievement. Their goal is to support youth, improve graduation rates, promote academic achievement, and prepare students for both college and career pathways.
Henry County Outdoor Partnership received $4,000 in grant money from the Central Georgia EMC Operation Round Up Foundation.