Georgia United Credit Union recently announced the formation of the Georgia United Foundation.
The Foundation will be a charitable nonprofit organization supporting the credit union’s commitment to improving the quality of life of children and families through meaningful programs across the state. The Foundation will provide funding to community projects that will be delivered through the efforts of Georgia United Credit Union team members and community partners.
“The Georgia United Foundation takes great pride in being active in our local communities and believes that giving back is not only the right way — but the only way,” said Debbie Smith, president and CEO of Georgia United Credit Union.
The Georgia United Foundation has already begun its work in the community. On Feb. 17, the Foundation funded 1,200 backpacks of supplies that were assembled by 360 Georgia United employees at their annual team day held at the Classic Center in Athens. Some assembled backpacks will benefit camp participants at Extra Special People of Watkinsville and Camp Sunshine of Rutledge. Other backpacks — those comprised mostly of snack and hygiene items — will benefit individuals at the Gateway Center of Atlanta, an organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Metro Atlanta through therapeutic programs and community collaboration.
“On behalf of Gateway’s staff and clients, we are so thankful for Georgia United’s support and partnership,” said Rebecca Cranford, director of community engagement at Gateway Center. “The delivery of snack and hygiene kit bags today will make someone’s day brighter — and a little less heavy.”