Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation recently awarded $62,311 to 11 local charities through its Operation Round Up program. The local charitable organizations receiving funds are:
• Habitat for Humanity North Central Georgia — will use their grant to purchase heating, ventilations and AC for a new home in north Forsyth.
• Bald Ridge Lodge Inc. — will use their grant to update the kitchen and laundry areas.
• Lekotek of Georgia Inc. — will use their grant to purchase customized toys to meet the standards of their clients.
• Mentor Me North Georgia Inc. —will use their grant to purchase educational tools for students in K-5 that are going through the program.
• For Her Glory/Glory, Hope & Life Inc. — Will use their grant to purchase wigs, compression garments and Ensure for cancer patients.
• Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk Inc. — the funds will be used to assist with the completion of the first phase of installation to the “Walls That Heals” located in Johns Creek to honor our Vietnam veterans.
• No Longer Bound Inc. — Funds will be used to purchase four new computers for the NLB studios.
The foundation board also awarded several significant donations to local schools in classroom grants. They are:
• Whitlow Elementary — Whitlow had seven teachers to win a grant for classroom projects. The projects are: S.T.E.A.M, Music and Art Collide, All the Places We Will Go STEM, Garden Heroes, Animal Toobs for Kinders Supporting ARC Reading, STEM and Harry Potter, Take Our Learning Outside, STEM in Sports.
• Chestatee Elementary — Growing the Love of Reading
• Denmark High School — Electrathon Vehicle E-Car
• West Forsyth High School —Promotion of Hands-On Inquiry Experience for Motion concepts Using Smart Technology
• North Forsyth Middle School —Going Off Script: Integration of Social Emotional Learning into Classroom Instruction and Activities
• Forsyth Central High School —Forsyth Central Telescopes
• Mashburn Elementary teachers won three grants. The projects are: Fab Lab, MakerSpace Magic, Fab Lab with Ozobots,
• Cumming Elementary teachers won two grants: The projects are: Dual Language Immersion, and kindergarten math and science.