Jonesboro, Ga. (September 21, 2017) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a $2,650 grant to Nan Jenkins, the Director of Development for A Friends House on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The grant will be used to purchase clothing and supplies for children temporarily placed at the facility.
A Friend’s House operates as a home for children in the custody of the Department of Family and Children Services. The children stay for an unspecified period of time until the best course of action is determined based on a child’s needs. The organization has served over 2,000 children since opening its doors in 1998.
“The Heritage Community Foundation is excited to support the important work of A Friend’s House,” said Mark Dose, Executive Director of the Heritage Community Foundation. “This local non-profit organization continues its tireless efforts to improve the lives of children placed with the agency by actively addressing the child’s physical and emotional needs. They provide a loving, caring and safe home environment for children that are abused, abandoned or neglected.”
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.” Heritage Bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to meet community needs.
In addition to the support from Heritage Bank, a number of other local businesses support the HCF through their partnership in the HCF Community IMPACT Club. These businesses include Harding Plumbing, Brent Scarbrough & Co., C & C Fence Co., Heritage Cadillac, Lincoln Insurance, Paragon Alarm Systems, Central Station Monitoring, The Dockery Group, Waldrop & Trite, LLC.,, JR Davis Tools, Griffin Insurance, New South Package and Emmett J. Arnold Law, P.C., and David Curry.
For more information on how to apply for a grant with Heritage Community Foundation, to make a donation or volunteer, please visit www.heritagecommunityfoundation.org. You may also contact Mark Dose, Heritage Community Foundation Executive Director, at 770-478-8881.
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”.