Heritage Community Foundation Presents a $5,000 Grant to United Food Force

Jonesboro, Ga. (November 7, 2017) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a $5,000 grant to Rhonda Miller, the President & CEO of United Food Force on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The grant purchased a 53-foot trailer used for storing and transporting food and household supplies for those in need in our community.

United Food Force’s mission is to fight hunger through united efforts and partnerships. The non-profit organization distributes a million pounds of food per month to local groups and agencies. These resources are used to support the many churches and non-profit organizations that have ministries focused on meeting the needs of individuals and families struggling with hunger in our area.

“United Food Force is doing tremendous work and they make a real difference in our community,” said Jenny Smith, Board Member and Treasurer of the Heritage Community Foundation. “We are so pleased to continue our partnership with them and support their efforts to combat hunger in our area. This grant for the purchase of a semi-trailer will help them better meet the needs in our region.”

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”.


Heritage Community Foundation Provides $100,000 in Grants to Local Non-Profit Groups in 2017

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Heritage Community Foundation Provides $100,000 in Grants to Local Non-Profit Groups in 2017

 

Jonesboro, Ga. (October 19, 2017) – The Heritage Community Foundation Board of Directors announced today that through September of 2017 it has provided $101,532 in grant awards to 41 different non-profit groups and agencies serving Henry, Clayton and Fayette Counties.  The Foundation was created in 2015 by the employees of Heritage Bank to support and reinforce the good work of local non-profit groups and agencies and has provided over $290,000 in grants to local groups since beginning its work in 2015.

 

“We are excited to report the great success of our Foundation’s success,” said Kerry Arnold, the Heritage Community Foundation’s Board Chairman.  “This charitable organization was formed by the employees of Heritage Bank to invest in the local groups that are doing the hard work day in and day out to make a difference in the lives of people in our community.  The fact that this year alone we have provided over $100,000 in grants to these groups is humbling and very exciting.”

 

The Heritage Community Foundation reports that 100% of donations are used to fund grant awards.  All of the Foundation’s operational costs are paid by Heritage Bank.

 

“The employees of Heritage Bank provide about $30,000 of our funding through payroll deduction donations,” said Arnold.  “In addition, Heritage Bank donates $25,000 and also pays every penny of the Foundation’s operational expenses.  It is wonderful to let people know that 100% of the money donated to the Foundation is used to fund grant awards and no donations go to pay the light bill or salaries.  We are so fortunate to have this extraordinary support from Heritage Bank to help us invest in the good work non-profit groups are doing in our community.”

 

In addition to the support from Heritage Bank, a number of individuals and local businesses support the Foundation through their partnership in the Heritage Society and the HCF Community IMPACT Club.  These business partners 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.

 

“We are grateful for the generosity of individuals and businesses in our area,” said Jenny Smith, Heritage Community Foundation Treasurer.  “These individuals and businesses have pledged to provide nearly $60,000 for the work of the Foundation this year. We couldn’t do our work without their incredible support.”

 

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.

 

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 678-284-3438.

 

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”.

 

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Contact:  Lincoln Parks, Public Relations Contact, Heritage Bank, 770-478-8881.


Heritage Community Foundation Presents a $2,830 Grant to the Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center

Jonesboro, Ga. (October 23, 2017) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant for $2,830 to Nancy Meaders, President and CEO of the Fayette Senior Services Center on Monday, October 23, 2017. This grant provides funding to support the organization’s support for senior citizens in Fayette County through their food services department and their educational outreach programs.

The Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center offers a broad scope of life-enhancing services to Fayette County residents’ age 50 and better. The services include Meals on Wheels, transportation services, homemaker services, in-home respite services, personal-care and care management services and variety of education and wellness activities.

“We are pleased to partner with the Fayette Senior Services Center organization so they can continue their important work in Fayette County,” said Mark Dose, Executive Director of the Heritage Community Foundation. “This is a special organization for our Foundation because the very first grant we provided in 2015 was to this group to help them purchase a van. They continue to offer meaningful services to the seniors in the area and these funds will help them purchase a LCD Projector and also support their food services department.”

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”.


Heritage Community Foundation Presents a $2,500 Grant to Connecting Henry to Support the SWAG Program

Jonesboro, Ga. (October 11, 2017) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant for $2,500 to Susan Crumbley, Executive Director of Connecting Henry on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. This grant provides funding to support the organization’s program focused on assisting at-risk young adults with the skills and academic resources necessary to be successful in the workforce.

Connecting Henry’s “SWAG” (Students Working to Achieve Greatness) program serves Henry County residents aged 16-24 with free personalized GED classes and program services. Last year, the program helped 44 young adults earn their GED.

“This important program provides High School drop-outs the opportunity to further their education in a supportive environment,” said Mark Dose, Executive Director of the Heritage Community Foundation. “These young adults compete this program better prepared to succeed in the workforce because of the focus on job readiness, personal financial literacy, leadership and entrepreneurial development. These program components are all in addition to the GED preparation classes. We are pleased and proud to continue our partnership with Connecting Henry.”

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”.


Heritage Community Foundation Presents a $1,400 Grant to Crosswalk Ministries USA

Jonesboro, Ga. (September 27, 2017) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a $1,400 grant to Crosswalk Ministries USA on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Heritage Bank branch on Eagles Landing Parkway. The grant will be used to fund needed photography equipment and art supplies for the organization’s successful “ARTreach 180” program.

Crosswalk Ministries USA is a non-profit group that works to reduce juvenile crime and address the underlying causes of teen criminal behavior by providing Christ-centered preventative and aftercare programs for at-risk teenagers.

“Crosswalk Ministries USA works hard to make a positive difference in the lives of at-risk teenagers,” said Mark Dose, Executive Director of the Heritage Community Foundation. “We are pleased to continue our partnership with Crosswalk USA so they can expand the impact and influence of the important work they do.”

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”.


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”.


Heritage Community Foundation Presents a $2,650 Grant to A Friend’s House

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”.


Heritage Community Foundation Presents a $2,500 Grant to Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity

Jonesboro, Ga. (August 24, 2017) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a $2,500 grant to Brenda Rayburn, the interim CEO of Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity on Thursday, September 7, 2017. The grant will be used to provide financial educational materials for approximately 50 program participants.

“The Heritage Community Foundation is pleased to support the important work of our local Habitat for Humanity organization,” said Mark Dose, Executive Director of the Heritage Community Foundation. “This non-profit organization continues its tireless efforts to improve the lives of individuals and families in our area through their home ownership program and home-repair program. Habitat’s comprehensive approach includes helping home-owners develop habits that promote financial wellness”.

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”.


Heritage Community Foundation Presents a $3,000 Grant to BLOOM

Jonesboro, Ga. (September 7, 2017) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a $3,000 grant to Becky Davenport, the Executive Director for Bloom Our Youth in Fayetteville, Georgia on Thursday, September 7, 2017. The grant will be used to support their ongoing work with Foster families with the purchase sturdy storage bins for their year-round clothes closet and for the purchase of car seats to loan out to foster families.

“The Heritage Community Foundation is proud to partner with BLOOM and support the important work they do to support children and foster families,” said Mark Dose, Executive Director of the Heritage Community Foundation. “This non-profit organization has an impressive track record of improving the lives of children and supporting foster parents as they navigate the foster care system.”

Bloom Our Youth, Inc., was founded in 1986 and provides safe shelter along with physical, educational and emotional support to children and teenagers who have been the victims of abuse, neglect or other tragic circumstances. BLOOM provides these children an opportunity to achieve their personal best, despite difficult circumstances.

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”.


Heritage Community Foundation Presents a $3,400 Grant to The Joseph Sams School

Jonesboro, Ga. (September 7, 2017) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a $3,400 grant to Amy Murray, the Executive Director for The Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville, Georgia on Thursday, September 7, 2017. The grant will be used to support the school’s internationally recognized success with the MOVE program by providing funds to purchase a Rifton Large Dynamic Pacer. This equipment, also known as a “gait-trainer” is a wheeled device that supports a person who is unable to walk independently.

“The Joseph Sams School’s dedication to the education and life-skills development of children with physical, emotional and intellectual challenges is highly regarded by experts in this field,” said Mark Dose, Executive Director of the Heritage Community Foundation. “Their excellent work in helping children with unique physical needs gain more mobility and independence using the MOVE program model has been held out as a ‘Best Practice Standard’ by similar organizations from the west coast to the east coast of the United States and also noted in countries around the world. They are one of 30 model sites for the MOVE program world-wide. The Heritage Community Foundation is pleased and proud to partner with the school to purchase this equipment that will support and expand their capability to help their students.”

The Joseph Sams School was founded in 1984 and is the only fully-accredited school in the state of Georgia that provides educational and therapeutic services for children from birth through 22 years of age who have mild to severe disabilities. In addition to special education services, the students also have access to speech therapy, music therapy, art classes, life-skills and community-based instruction.

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”.