Georgia Power employees and Georgia Power Foundation partner to contribute $740,000+ to Georgia non-profits in 2017
More than 80 unique organizations benefit from joint effort throughout state
ATLANTA, Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power employees and The Georgia Power Foundation Inc., through a special partnership, together contributed more than $740,000+ to Georgia non-profit organizations in 2017. Employee donations were made through the Citizens of Georgia Power, the company's statewide volunteer organization with more than 4,000 employees involved in 48 chapters statewide. The Georgia Power Foundation, the third-largest corporate giving foundation in Georgia, then provided matching funds for non-profits in many communities.
"The Georgia Power Foundation is honored to enhance and amplify the efforts of our Citizens volunteers by providing matching funds for non-profits across the state," said Rita Breen, director of charitable giving. "Every year, the Foundation gives to hundreds of organizations that directly impact residents in the community and help improve quality of life."
Every year though the matching program, each Citizens chapter is eligible to receive up to $5,000 matching fund allocation from the Georgia Power Foundation that can be used to support up to two non-profits of the chapter's choice. Non-profits were chosen collectively by members of each chapter, included those supporting child services, literacy, cancer and medical research, animal care, STEM education, housing services, the arts, senior citizens, food banks and family resources.
Matching contributions were made throughout the state to more than 80 unique organizations such as Midtown Assistance Center, Inc. in Atlanta, Homefirst Housing Resource Services, Inc. in Macon, Savannah Area Family Emergency Shelter in Savannah and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee Valley, Inc. in Columbus.
A commitment to citizenship is at the heart of Georgia Power's culture. Every year, Georgia Power and the non-profit Georgia Power Foundation contribute millions of dollars to local Georgia non-profits and community organizations around the state with employees contributing thousands of hours of service locally. To learn more about how Georgia Power is working to make Georgia an even better place to live and work, visit https://www.georgiapower.com/community.html.
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