Community Involvement Archive
MACON RESCUE MISSION DONATION
2017 PROJECT GIVING RETRO NIGHT GLOW FUN RUN
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION DONATION
Members of the Employee Relations Committee are pictured with supplies for the Macon Rescue Mission. Food and sundries were donated by GFB employees during a week-long drive. Pat Chastain, CEO and President of the Rescue Mission, said the donated supplies filled the shortfall the Mission experienced for their Christmas meal, saying “the Mission was very thankful for GFB’s faithfulness and we love you guys with all our hearts.”
Several GFB employees participated in the 8th annual Project Giving Retro Night Glow 5K/10K/1 Mile Fun Run on Sept. 16th. Project Giving, Inc. is a non-profit organization that “builds bridges of hope” for people in need in the Middle Georgia Community. Project Giving is 100% volunteer-driven and volunteers work from their homes.
A check for $5,000 was presented to the Alzheimer’s Association. The funds were raised by the Employee Relations Committee through a Casual Day Sale. The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, relies upon community-based fundraising efforts in order to serve families that need its support.
AUTISM CENTER NAVICENT HEALTH DONATION
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL NAVICENT HEALTH DONATION
RESCUE MISSION OF MIDDLE GEORGIA FREEZER DONATION
A check for $5,000 was presented to the Autism Center, Navicent Health. The donation was raised through casual day sales by the Employee Relations Committee and will help cover services from the Therapeutic Learning Center and the cost of treatment not covered by insurance (co-pay and deductibles).
Georgia Farm Bureau presented a check for $10,000 to Children’s Hospital Navicent Health on March 21st. The hospital has provided the highest quality, personalized, child-friendly pediatric care in middle Georgia for almost 30 years. Serving primarily 29 counties, they provide services that include pediatric physician coverage 24 hours a day, a pediatric intensive care unit staffed by physicians specializing in pediatric critical care and the region’s only Level III neonatal intensive care unit. The hospital also features specially certified nurses and Child Life Specialists trained in patient care and the psycho-social needs of their families.
Georgia Farm Bureau donated a re-purposed outdoor walk-in cooler to the Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia to aid in their outreach program. Since 1952, with the help of its generous donors, the Rescue Mission has provided residential shelter and meals to those in need in the Middle Georgia community, changing the lives of thousands of men, women, and children for over 60 years. These donors have helped the Mission “provide a path of hope, redemption, and empowerment through Jesus Christ.”
2016 KIDS YULE LOVE DONATION
2016 PROJECT GIVING RETRO
NIGHT GLOW FUN RUN
ALL ABOUT ANIMALS DONATION
The Georgia Farm Bureau Employee Relations Committee collected toys for Kids Yule Love. The committee also presented the group with a $400 gift card. Kids Yule Love provides toys to needy Middle Georgia families at Christmas.
To learn more about Kids Yule Love or make a donation visit www.kidsyulelove.com.
Several GFB employees participated in the 7th annual Project Giving Retro Night Glow 5K/10K/1 Mile Fun Run on Sept. 17th. Project Giving, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Lance and Toni Henson Slade decided to “build bridges of hope” for people in need in the Middle Georgia Community by establishing Project Giving in 1997. Project Giving is 100% volunteer-driven and volunteers work from their homes.
A check for $5,000 was presented to All About Animals. The funds were raised through casual day sales by the Employee Relations Committee. Mary Crawford, founder of All About Animals, accepted the check from Andy Lucas, Director of Public Relations.
PROJECT GIVING DONATION
Georgia Farm Bureau presented a check for $10,000 to Navicent Health Foundation on April 8. Formerly Medcen Community Health Foundation, the group provides support to the Central Georgia Health System including the charitable efforts of Navicent Health, The Children’s Hospital Navicent Health, Cancer Life Center and Central Georgia Rehabilitation Hospital. The foundation also funds charities that address community health needs and focuses on disease prevention, health promotion and wellness education.
Georgia Farm Bureau presented a check to Toni Henson-Slade of Project Giving, a non-profit local charity that helps support people who are going through difficult financial times due to medical issues. The money was raised through casual day sales.
2015 KIDS YULE LOVE DONATION
2015 UNITED IN PINK CHECK DONATION
2015 PROJECT GIVING RETRO
NIGHT GLOW FUN RUN
Georgia Farm Bureau made a $1,500 donation to Kids Yule Love, which provides Christmas gifts to children and senior citizens in 24 Middle Georgia counties.
A check for $5,000 was presented to United in Pink in November. The funds were raised by the Employee Relations Committee during casual day sales.
Several GFB employees participated in the 6th annual Project Giving Retro Night Glow 5K / 10K /1 Mile Fun Run on Sept. 12th. Project Giving, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. It was created by Lance and Toni Henson Slade in 1997.
JAY'S HOPE DONATION
METHODIST HOME FOR
MEDCEN FOUNDATION DONATION
A check for $5,000 was presented to Jay’s Hope on July 21st. The money was raised by the Employee Relations Committee through casual day sales.
A check for $4,000 was presented to the Methodist Home for Children on April 9th. The money was raised through a casual day sale.
A check for $10,000 from GFB corporate was presented to MedCen Community Health Foundation.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY DONATION
A check for $7,500 was presented Feb. 9 to the American Cancer Society. The funds were raised through the sale of raffle tickets for a gift basket, along with a donation from Georgia Farm Bureau.
TOYS FOR TOTS DONATION
HARVEST FOR ALL
December 7, 2014
UNITED IN PINK CHECK DONATION
Toys and a check for $2,000 were presented to U.S. Marine SSgt. Joshua Colantonio for Toys for Tots.
Georgia’s 158 county Farm Bureau chapters and home office contributed $20,000, which was presented to Georgia Food Bank Director Danah Craft during Georgia Farm Bureau’s 77th Annual Convention on Jekyll Island.
A check for $3,230 was presented to Laura Paxton of United in Pink. The money was raised through casual day sales and raffles for a wreath and gift basket.
CAMP LITTLE SHOT CHECK DONATION
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BANDAGE DRIVE
ASSOCIATION CHECK DONATION
The Georgia Farm Bureau Employee Relations Committee raised $2,787 through casual day sales for Camp Little Shot. Camp Little Shot provides a free summer camp for diabetic children from the ages of 6 to 18 to play and have fun with others who face the same challenges they face
GFB recently held a bandage drive for the Children’s Hospital at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.
Georgia Farm Bureau presented a check for $2,345 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The money was raised by the GFB Employee Relations Committee through casual day sales.