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Sawnee EMC foundation donates $42,688 to local charities

Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation recently awarded $42,688 to 12 local charities through its Operation Round Up program. The local charitable organizations receiving funds are:

St. Vincent de Paul Society Christ Redeemer Conference — grant will assist at risk families in Dawson County.

Act Together Ministries — grant will purchase items needed for Foster children during the winter months.

North Fulton Community Charities — funds will purchase meat, hygiene products and other items needed that are not covered by SNAP.

Sawnee Ballet Theatre — the grant will purchase costumes needed for the spring productions.

Mill Springs Academy — the grant will be used to purchase a tutoring program that will be used by the entire student body.

Senior Services North Fulton — funds will help homebound seniors with emergency assistance.

Reaping Nature Educational Outreach Foundation Inc. — funds will be used to purchase reusable bags that will be given out at two (2) elementary schools for the Read Across America Day.

Sawnee Woman’s Club — funds will be used to purchase age-appropriate books for grades K-5th for Read Across America Day.

Champion Community Foundation Inc. — the grant will help purchase the lighting for the new facility for disabled young adults.

Hall-Dawson CASA Program Inc. — this grant will be used to recruit new CASA’s primarily in Dawson County.

Fill Ministries, Inc. dba Meals by Grace — this grant will be used to purchase containers that will keep food at a safe temperature while being delivered into the community.

The foundation board also awarded several donations to local schools in classroom grants. They are:

Cumming Elementary — Cumming Elementary teachers won three grants.  The projects are: PreK-5th Grade Team Building & Fitness, Physical Education – Heart Health and Fitness Tracking and Adaptive Playground Shade for Special Education Students.

Little Mill Middle School — Cameras for Digital Photography Class at LMMS.

DeSana Middle School — Bolder Broadcasts: Take Our Videography to the Next Level.

Blacks’s Mill and Kilough Elementary — funds will be used to purchase 3-tier baskets to be used in the lunchrooms to hold fresh fruits and vegetables for students.