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2019
March
18,
2019
For 20 years, Habitat for Humanity of Madison County has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, the worldwide nonprofit that works with families to build affordable homes. Habitat for Humanity International started in 1976 in Ame...
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2018
October
10,
2018
Your Operation Round Up® Dollars Helping Others Since forming 13 years ago, the Jackson EMC Foundation has been helping turn lives around, thanks to Jackson EMC members who round up their bill through Operation Round Up®. The pennies members donat...
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June
19,
2018
Within the walls of a library, there are more than just books. For library patrons, there are DVDs, special programs, ongoing classes for people of all ages, public access to computers and more. And with a library card, patrons can also access online...
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May
09,
2018
One in six Georgians is food insecure – meaning they don’t know where they’ll find their next meal, according to the Georgia Food Bank Association. For the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, eliminating hunger among residents in its 14-county area me...
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March
13,
2018
What started as a personal passion has evolved into an organization that serves thousands of Latinos in North Georgia and prepares hundreds of volunteers to serve other families. Ser Familia, Inc.’s mission is to strengthen, revitalize, and equip ...
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February
21,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Feb. 21, 2018) –With the grants approved by the Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors at their February meeting, the Foundation has now reached the $13 million in grants awarded milestone. In 2008, the Foundation began reaching...
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February
13,
2018
For more than half a century, Action Ministries/Gainesville – with the support of local churches, businesses and individuals – has worked to prevent homelessness by providing emergency funds, food, clothing and services. “Leading people out of pov...
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January
12,
2018
Formed in 1989, Family TIES of Gainesville works to break the cycle of abuse and neglect in families through parenting and intervention programs that teach adults how to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children. “We serve famili...
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2017
December
14,
2017
When a nurse noticed some families taking their newborns home in just a diaper and towel, she gathered a group of colleagues to use their sewing skills to help babies have a better start. Today, Tiny Stitches, Inc. is a non-profit organization tha...
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October
11,
2017
Consider the parents of the bride whose diligence in saving money pays for a beautiful wedding. Or ask the happy couple a few years later when the pennies they’ve stashed away make the down payment on their new home. At Jackson EMC, we know the po...
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August
07,
2017
The Georgia Mountain Food Bank believes that hunger affects an entire community and that it takes a village to bring it to an end, according to Executive Director Kay Blackstock. By supplying the Food Bank with a $13,000 grant for its new Neighbor...
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July
14,
2017
"Ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend?" sings James Taylor. The famous singer-songwriter likely would be a big fan of Legacy Youth Mentoring, a program that pairs school students with adult mentors to form life-affirming and inspiring fr...
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June
16,
2017
The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $105,000 in grants to organizations during their May meeting, including $40,000 to organizations serving Hall county residents. $15,000 to Family Ties-Gainesville for the Parenting 101 ...
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June
08,
2017
Koinonia is a Greek word referring to the idea of fellowship. The 32 churches leading this Homer-based camp believe the action of fellowship produces authentic nurture, love, encouragement, vulnerability, transparency, accountability, and sharing amo...
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April
09,
2017
To better provide safety to the thousands of visitors who enjoy the lake and facilities at Lake Lanier Olympic Park, the Jackson EMC Foundation recently awarded $8,000 for the purchase of automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, for use there. ...
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March
19,
2017
Have you ever visited a buffet or looked into a dessert case and wondered what happened to the remaining food at the end of the night? Unfortunately, in the USA, 30 to 40 percent of the food supply is wasted, according to research from World Resource...
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February
19,
2017
For over 26 years, the Fragile Kids Foundation has assisted families across Georgia with the resources they need to safely care for and transport their medically fragile children living with chronic illnesses, genetic and traumatic disorders, and ort...
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January
12,
2017
On the northwestern shore of Israel’s Sea of Galilee, Tabgha is the location where many of the Bible’s New Testament activities took place, including Jesus feeding the multitude of 5,000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish. The Hebrew word ...
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2016
December
13,
2016
Phillippa Lewis Moss and Major Mark Sizemore have been appointed to the board of the Jackson EMC Foundation. Moss is director of the Gainesville-Hall Community Service Center and succeeds Steve Blair, who was appointed to the Jackson EMC Board of Dir...
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December
04,
2016
Planting gardens at two Lawrenceville Housing Authority neighborhoods resulted not only in fresh vegetables for the residents—but in renewed community spirit and collaboration. Last summer the Lawrenceville Woman’s Club established a sustainable c...
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November
13,
2016
Today, over half a million children are living in foster care because they have been abused or neglected. Every day in the U.S., another 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. Every day. The Hall-Dawson Court...
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October
04,
2016
For 11 years, the Jackson EMC Foundation has provided funding for a multitude of community-based programs throughout the 10 counties served by Jackson EMC. Grants have gone to support food banks and community health clinics, educational initiatives a...
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August
16,
2016
More than 26,300 families and individuals were evicted from their homes in Gwinnett County in 2012, according to Salvation Army of Lawrenceville Major Gift Manager Michelle Watkins. To meet as much of that need as they could, the local Salvation Army...
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July
12,
2016
Decorated with colorfully painted walls, rainbows and stuffed animals, the cheerful classrooms at Rainbow Village’s new community center in Duluth belie the fact that many of its students wind up here because they’ve been homeless. Since 1991, Rainbo...
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June
09,
2016
For two decades, Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry has provided meals, shelter and more to the needy in Lawrenceville and Dacula. The ministry opens Wednesday and Friday for food for and emergency financial assistance those in financial straits, and...
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May
20,
2016
For more than 10 and a half years, contributions from Jackson EMC members have made a positive difference in our community. Through Operation Round Up® and the Jackson EMC Foundation, members have the opportunity to give back by rounding up their e...
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May
05,
2016
While Madison County Senior Center’s Meals on Wheels offers the homebound nutritious meals, the program provides much more than food. With the daily home delivery of meals, it also provides a cheerful check on senior citizens, plus peace of mind for ...
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April
12,
2016
Librarians are busier than ever, according to Beth McIntyre, regional director of Piedmont Regional Library System, which oversees libraries in Banks, Barrow and Jackson counties. Since awarding its first grant to the library system in 2006 for th...
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February
14,
2016
Since 1990, NOA’s Ark, Inc., in Dahlonega, has provided emergency shelter and a comprehensive support program for those in situations involving domestic violence. By meeting their immediate needs, making counseling available and helping victims trans...
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January
14,
2016
When you decide to round your bill up, your spare change becomes powerful in changing the lives of those in need. In 10 years, your donations have exceeded $10 million back into Northeast Georgia. On average, Jackson EMC members contribute $6 a year....
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