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2005 Grants Awarded


November 2005

The Operation Round Up board awarded grants in November 2005 totaling $76,575. Organizational grants totaled $75,500, while individuals received a combined $1,075.

Organizational grant recipients:

  • $10,000 to Center Point, Gainesville, to assist with a counseling and mentoring program
  • $15,000 to Family Promise, Snellville, for a portion of the down payment for permanent day center
  • $15,000 to Gainesville State College for the Summer Scholars program to provide scholarships for underprivileged students
  • $5,000 to the Gainesville/Hall County Alliance for Literacy to provide basic literary skills and GED testing
  • $15,000 to the Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry to help fund the emergency rent/mortgage assistance program
  • $3,000 to the Lilburn Cooperative Ministry to help fund the emergency rent/mortgage assistance program
  • $7,500 to NOA's Ark, Inc., in Dahlonega, to provide assistance with parenting classes that promoted effective parent-child interaction and prevent child abuse
  • $5,000 to the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry to help fund the emergency rent/mortgage assistance program

Individual grant recipients:

  • $350 to a Jackson County resident for emergency rent assistance
  • $725 to a Gwinnett County resident for emergency rent assistance

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October 2005

The Operation Round UpĀ® board awarded its first round of grants in October 2005, totaling $54,383. Organizational grants totaled $49,500, while individuals received a combined $4,883.

Organizational grant recipients:

  • $15,000 to The Good News Clinics, formerly named Good News Community Health Center, to cover one month's operating expenses for the medical, dental, eye care and pharmaceutical needs of its patients.
  • $5,000 to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, Athens, to help provide Mobile Pantry Programs in five counties
  • $4,000 to the Friends of the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia for an environmental education program and scholarships for underprivileged children
  • $3,000 to the Guest House, Gainesville, to provide lunch and snacks for impaired older adults
  • $13,000 for the Gwinnett County Association for Retarded Citizens to assist in construction of a new group home in Snellville
  • $6,500 to Mercy Tree Ministries, Buford, to help provide job training for unemployed or underemployed individuals
  • $3,000 to the Special Needs School of Gwinnett, Lawrenceville, to provide a music therapy program for children with special needs

Individual grant recipients:

  • $550 for special shoes for adult with cerebral palsy
  • $975 for installation cost for wheelchair lift for child with cerebral palsy
  • $3,358 for a new furnace for single-income family

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