Robins Financial Credit Union recently contributed more than $156,000 to eight organizations as part of its annual Community Project.
The winning organizations were selected by a board committee based on their reputation and the work they do for the community.
“Robins is committed to the communities we serve and give back whenever possible,” according to a statement from the credit union. “The funding from this year’s Community Project will fill a specific need for the selected organizations as follows:
Cafe Central serves the hungry residents of Milledgeville. They serve a weekly free meal to residents along the providing fellowship. The group received $11,000 to purchase a storage building.
Georgia Industrial Children’s Home has been a place of nurturing, healing and skills training for youth since 1897. Currently, the Home works with children in the foster care system and provides a home for up to 60 men and boys between the ages of 11 and 21. Georgia Industrial received $10,000 to be used on the recent construction of its school and gym.
Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc. is making history by being the first transitional housing facility in the state of Georgia to house homeless female veterans. Genesis Joy offers empowerment programs, life skills, computer training and job readiness. Upon graduating, the veterans will have a career and a permanent residence. The shelter received $10,000 to further the renovations on its transitional home.
J.O.Y. Clinic is a Christian , volunteer based, nonprofit mission of the Laurens Baptist Association that provides health care at no cost to the residents of Laurens County. Patients must be employed and without health insurance or have been unemployed for six months or less and actively seeing work. The J.O.Y. Clinic offers medical, dental and vision care as well as spiritual support. The clinic received $7,000 to use to update office equipment and continue to provide services to the community.
Make-A-Wish Georgia creates life-changing wishes for children facing critical illness. The group received $60,000 to grant the wishes of six children in the Middle Georgia area.
Ronald McDonald House is a home for families to stay when their children are patients at the children’s hospital. The group believes that families are stronger when they stay together, which helps the healing process. Ronald McDonald House received $25,000 for the reception area and furnishings in the new home facility that’s currently under construction.
The Cottage raises awareness and facilitates the healing of individuals, families and communities affected by sexual violence and child abuse. They provide therapy for these victims as they begin their journey to healing. The group received $5,500 to pay for therapy session for 10 victims.
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