Warner Robins, GA – Robins Financial Credit Union shows their support to local teachers by “granting” their classroom wish lists through their 2nd Annual GRANTED Program.
This program was created with the purpose of alleviating some of the financial burden on local educators and provide them with the tools they need to help educate and engage their students. Those who teach K-12 at schools located within one of Robins Financial’s 45 counties of membership were eligible to apply to receive classroom supplies or monetary donations to purchase items from their classroom wish lists. This year, Robins Financial is proud to have granted the wishes of 20 local teachers with educational tools and donations totaling over $37,000.
2023 GRANTED Recipients:
- Amber Arnold, Burney Harris Lyons Middle School in Athens
- Breana Gay, Southfield Elementary School in Macon
- Christon Givens, East Laurens Primary in Dublin
- Eric Mimbs, Northwest Laurens Elementary School in Dudley
- Erick Holmes, Weaver Middle School in Macon
- Jackie Mack, Mattie Wells Elementary School in Gray
- Jennifer Coggins, Matt Arthur Elementary School in Kathleen
- Kayla Conley, Edwards Middle School in Conyers
- Kerby Layfield, Byron Elementary School in Byron
- Kristen Wang, Byron Middle School in Byron
- Latresa Harris, Skyview Elementary School in Lizella
- Lindsay Baldino, Telfair County Elementary School in McRae
- Marquita Self, Samuel E. Hubbard Elementary School in Forsyth
- Rachel Smith, Houston County High School in Warner Robins
- Salina Patterson, Veterans High School in Kathleen
- Sharon Malcom, Sims Elementary School in Conyers
- Shekita Shinholster, Oak Hill Middle School in Milledgeville
- Stephen Edwards, Feagin Mill Middle School in Warner Robins
- Suneetha Panda, Northeast High School in Macon
- Wendi Pitts, Oconee County Elementary School in Watkinsville
“We understand that a bright future starts in the classroom”, says Christol Clymer, Marketing Manager at Robins Financial Credit Union. “We believe in the power of education and the incredible dedication of local teachers. Our commitment to the community goes beyond just providing financial services; it’s about making a meaningful impact and this program is just one of the many ways we aim to make a difference. Together, we can help provide the tools teachers need to inspire, educate and empower our students to succeed.”
The interest in this program has grown substantially in the two short years since it was created, and Robins Financial hopes to continue this growth and help even more teachers.
Caption: Amy Etheridge and Chelsea Crawford with Robins Financial Credit Union present learning tools to Stephen Edwards at Feagin Mill Middle School in Warner Robins.
Caption: Brandy Newman with Robins Financial Credit Union presents books and learning supplies to Kerby Layfield at Byron Elementary School in Byron.
Caption: Chelsea Crawford and Amber Leskis with Robins Financial Credit Union present Meta Quest virtual reality headsets to Erick Holmes at Weaver Middle School in Macon.
Caption: Katie Andrews with Robins Financial Credit Union presents Lego learning tools to Eric Mimbs at Northwest Laurens Elementary School in Dudley.
Caption: Stephanie Reed with Robins Financial Credit Union presents a check to Sharon Malcom at Sims Elementary School in Conyers.
Robins Financial Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with twenty-three branches in the state of Georgia. Robins Financial currently provides financial services to over 267,900 members, with assets exceeding $4.3 billion.