Heritage Community Foundation Presents a $3,500 Grant to The Raise Me Up Foundation

Jonesboro, Ga. (September 27, 2017) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a $3,500 grant to Priti Griffin, the Executive Director for the Raise Me Up Foundation on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Heritage Bank branch on Eagles Landing Parkway. The grant will be used to support the organization’s education program designed to help adults recognize the signs of and impact of child sexual abuse and human trafficking. In addition, the grant will provide funds to provide local educators with supplemental supplies for their classrooms.

The Raise Me Up Foundation is a new non-profit group in Henry County. Their mission is to provide awareness, education for adults as well as collaborative resources for raising children in a safe and healthy environment.

“We are pleased and proud to support the work of the Raise Me Up Foundation,” said Mark Dose, Executive Director of the Heritage Community Foundation. “This new local non-profit organization is working to improve the lives of children by providing focused resources for parents and educators.”

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”.