Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Rainbow House, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (October 23, 2015) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Sherrelle McKinley-Thomas, Executive Director of Rainbow House, Inc., and Keesha Dabney, Developmental Director of Rainbow House, Inc., on October 13, 2015. The $3,260 grant will used by Rainbow House to purchase 20 new mattresses for its residents. According to Ms. McKinley-Thomas, the current mattresses have not been changed in quite a while and replacing them had become one of Rainbow House’s main priorities.

The goal of Rainbow House is to rebuild lives and restore families. The Rainbow House has two main components, an inpatient component (the Shelter) and an outpatient component (the Advocacy Center). Both provide services to children who have been exposed to some type of physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Children are placed with Rainbow House by the juvenile court system and the Department of Family and Children Services. Currently the shelter is home to 20 male and female residents between the ages of 13 and 17. The staff prides itself on providing consistency in each child’s life while they are away from their family and home. In addition to supplying the basic level of care with food, clothing and shelter, the staff becomes counselors, mentors and extended family. Through this love, compassion and support, the children tend to thrive academically and socially while in the care of Rainbow House. Once the children return home to their families or get assigned to other placements, the staff remains available for support while the children adjust to their new environments.

For more information on how to apply for a grant with Heritage Community Foundation, make a donation or volunteer, please visit www.heritagecommunityfoundation.org. You may also contact Rocky Davis, Executive Director, at 770-478-8881.

Heritage Community Foundation (HCF) is a 501c3 organization which provides funding to local nonprofit organizations in Clayton, Henry and Fayette counties. HCF is designed to support Heritage Bank’s first mission, “Committed to those we serve.” The bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to meet community needs.

Heritage Bank, a state chartered commercial bank, has been serving metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent since 1955. The independent community bank has six full-service offices, features a well-rounded offering of commercial and consumer products, and is an active, involved member of the community it serves. The company’s stock is traded under the symbol “CCFH”.

L to R front row:  Sheri Dockweiler, Sherrelle McKinley-Thomas, Executive Director of Rainbow House, Inc., Keesha Dabney, Developmental Director of Rainbow House, Inc., Rochelle Hehir

L to R back row:  Stacy Hammons, Luann Daniels, Jenny Smith, Rocky Davis