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YOUR COMMUNITY INVESTMENT
 

Here are just a few examples of where your United Way donation is going, and the impact you are making on our community. Last year:

  • Red Cross assisted 21 families in the face of disaster, connected 239 elderly residents with transportation to appointments, and trained 168 students in first aid, life guarding, babysitter training and more.
  • YWCA served 68,467 meals through their Lunch with Friends program throughout all of Fulton County, whether it be at the congregate sites or home delivery meals. They also provided care and educational services to 201 children, enabling their families to work or attend school to increase their ability to earn adequate incomes for their families.
  • Camp Big Sky hosted over 2,000 campers at no cost, to any person of any age with any disability that limits or restricts their access to the outdoors.  Their program provides all accommodations and activities are totally accessible, including trail-ways, restrooms, picnic tables, boats, campfire areas, swings, cabins, and tents.
  • Habitat for Humanity built a home for a Fulton County Family and gave them the help and resources they would need to be effective homeowners
  • Youth Acres hosted 2.850 campers to provide camping and outdoor experiences that develop character and self esteem. 
  • The Salvation Army served 8,353 people throughout Fulton County by providing food resources through their food pantry.  On average the Salvation Army serves 250 families each month.
  • 665 Boy Scouts were served throughout Fulton County, through programs that educate in Scout values, cooperative and life skills, leadership, and teamwork skills.
  •  522 Girl Scouts in Fulton County benefited from their Uniform Assistance program, Lock-in event, and Outdoor Skills Day programs.  These events teach girls independence, self-esteem and self-respect. 
  • Fulton-Mason Crisis Service provided Crisis Intervention services for 440 adults and 177 children last year to offer safety and planning options for victims of domestic violence.  They also provided 35 forensic interviews for children who have endured abusive situations.
  • At the YMCA 46 Preschoolers were provided scholarships on a need based evaluation, to attend their preschool program, 183 students utilized the School Age Center for the social, educational, and recreational program, and more than 4,000 individuals were served in their Cooperative Program. 
  • 310 hours of counseling services to 16 seniors and their families throughout Fulton County to continue to be able to live independently and address any concerns they may have, all provided through Center for Youth and Family Solutions.
  • K.A.R.E. hosted their annual Winter Camp which allowed 46 physically and mentally challenged campers an experience of a lifetime to participate in activities that may not otherwise been available to them.
 
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