Georgia Magazine - December 2011 - (Page 14)

Feeding the hungry As a part of Electric Cooperative Week of Volunteerism, employees from Central Georgia Electric Membership Corp. (EMC) in Jackson, Snapping Shoals EMC in Covington and Tucker-based Georgia System Operations Corp. and Oglethorpe Power Corp. joined volunteers from Tuckerbased Georgia EMC at the Atlanta Community Food Bank on Sept. 28. The volunteer group, along with another local group, sorted 6,352 pounds of food during their threehour shift. Their sorting effort provided 4,234 meals to people in need. Co-op volunteers pose for a photo after their shift at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The spirit of holiday giving The Carroll County Foster Parents Association is very special to Susan Lester, vice president of member services at Carroll EMC in Carrollton. Lester, a foster parent, has been involved with the organization for many years. She even adopted two children. Thanks to Lester’s close connection to the Foster Parents Association, Carroll EMC has assisted this group through Angel Tree, a project where Carroll EMC employees donate Christmas gifts to foster children. In 2010, co-op employees posted a list of items on foster children’s wish lists that could be purchased. Also, at the employee Thanksgiving lunch in November 2010, Carroll employees raffled off four sports team-themed baskets, raising $400, which was added to their Angel Tree donation. This year, Carroll EMC employees will again give back to their community through the Angel Tree program, making it easier for foster children to have a happier Christmas. Carroll EMC employees raffled off four sports team-themed baskets at last year’s Thanksgiving lunch. 14 COURTESY JACKSON EMC Jackson EMC Foundation board member Beauty Baldwin, far left, and Jackson EMC Gwinnett District Manager Randy Dellinger, second from right, present a $15,000 check to Rainbow Village CEO Nancy R. Yancey, second from left, and Rainbow Village Chief Development Officer Sandra Cathy. Jackson EMC awards grant Rainbow Village in Duluth, a transitional housing community for homeless families with children, recently received a $15,000 grant from Jefferson-based Jackson EMC through the electric cooperative’s Operation Round Up program. Operation Round Up allows co-op members to voluntarily round up their electric bills to the next highest dollar for charitable purposes. The grant will be used to support the financial counseling component of the Rainbow Village program. Rainbow Village expressed appreciation to Jackson EMC, the Jackson EMC Foundation and all Jackson EMC members for supporting their mission to break the vicious cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence. GEORGIA MAGAZINE More online at www.georgiamagazine.org KELLY HESTER / CARROLL EMC COURTESY GEORGIA EMC http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - December 2011

Georgia Magazine - December 2011
Contents
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Georgia News
Picture This?
Calendar of Events
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Magical Nights, Holiday Lights
Between the Covers
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Georgia Cooks
Snapshot

Georgia Magazine - December 2011

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