The Heery International Foundation received 10 submittals from members of the Heery staff around the country for organizations to consider for this year’s grants. Each of the submitted organizations is doing charitable work and reaching out in very creative ways to help in their community.
The organizations chosen to receive the 2015 Heery International Foundation Grants were selected because they either promote the well-being of young people, improve the environment, or promote safe and affordable housing for the poor and elderly.
We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients, and we think that you will agree that helping these organizations reflects the core values of our company. Our goal is to grow the foundation so that we can fund more organizations that are filling important needs in their communities.
Dream Weavers of Georgia (Giving Children a Chance)
Dream Weavers of Georgia is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of foster children. Their goal is to create opportunities and provide resources that promote educational, emotional and social well-being of Georgia’s foster children.
Make a Wish Foundation of Georgia
Founded in 1995 as a 501c3 non-profit organization, Make-A-Wish Georgia works diligently every day to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions across the state. Heery staff has supported this organization for the past few years by raising money individually and participated in the annual Walk for Wishes in May.
Generosity Feeds is an initiative of the Replenish Community Foundation, a 501c3. Generosity Feeds is a catalyst for mobilizing hundreds of people to package and feed children in their community who go hungry outside school hours. Their experienced team works to mobilize people in their school, business, church, or club to package 10,000 or more meals in just a couple hours. Through these efforts, their team and community work to decrease the debilitating effects of food insecurity on children in their area by packaging and providing nutritious and delicious meals for those children in need.
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Hope-Hill Elementary School PTA
For several years, the Heery staff in Atlanta has partnered with Hope-Hill Elementary School on fund raising efforts, and volunteer opportunities. Hope-Hill serves 438 students. All receive free and reduced lunch. The school has outgrown its space and needs to utilize any outside area for outdoor learning and cafeteria areas.
Unlike most schools, Hope-Hill operates on a PTA budget of $6230 annually. The parent’s ability to help invest financially is much lower here than the other area schools. And this school is growing quickly—serving over 50 homeless families and many who live in section 8 homes, over 80% of our population come from single parent homes. This school needs our help for additional space so the kids can have the best environment to learn.
Raven Roost #18
The Council of Ravens Roosts is the ORIGINAL and premier Fan Club of the Baltimore Ravens NFL football team. They are fully fan supported and dedicated to football in the Baltimore area. Since 2007, The Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts & its member Roosts have donated over $2,891,665 to charity.
Last year they donated over 100 Back Packs and school supplies to Elementary School children in Anne Arundel County. They worked with Anne Arundel County Social Services and adopted 4 families and 2 Senior Citizens and supplied them with a Thanksgiving meal. These families also receive food and gifts for Christmas. They donated over 100 Easter Baskets filled with personnel care products to a local Nursing Home. Every year they donate $500 to a Local Area High School Sports Program to help students that cannot afford to play, as well as donating $500 to a local area Sports League for the same reason.
Last, but not least, they send care packages to our troops and help out members in their club that have fallen on hard times or have had a love one pass away unexpectedly and need financial assistance.
Early Learning Property Management
Early Learning Property Management (ELPM) was incorporated in 1999 as a 501c3 organization with a mission to build high quality early learning centers, primarily in disadvantaged neighborhoods, which provide high quality education and nurturing programs birth through five years old. ELPM collaborates and works closely with funders, grant makers and philanthropists who share a common goal and commitment to address the issues facing early childhood learning, especially the at-risk. By coordinating and aligning resources through public and private partnerships, young children have access to quality, affordable early education critical for a successful educational journey.
Through the support and commitment of dedicated funding partners, ELPM has successfully implemented its mission to address the issue of quality education facilities and make a difference in the lives of thousands of young children and their families. ELPM raises the private dollars required to construct or renovate quality licensed and NAEYC accredited, or equivalent, early learning facilities and leases the facilities to non-profit early learning providers at below market rates. ELPM then utilizes the funds to handle the maintenance and capital expenditures for the centers which allows the providers to focus on the development of children and delivering quality early learning programs rather than focusing on raising additional funds to handle building maintenance or capital expenditures.
CMAA South Atlantic Chapter – Lithonia Women’s Club
The Chapter participates in a group of Design, Engineering and Construction volunteers to provide pro-bono design services to develop projects, such as the Lithonia Women’s Club project, that a Community group is planning to provide a service to the community. They have been volunteering for the past 4 years and provided sustainable design ideas for organizations that do not have the financial resources but with the plan that is developed they can use the information to get funding to realize their dreams.
Army Emergency Relief
Army Emergency Relief (AER) was incorporated as a private nonprofit organization on 5 February 1942 under the laws of the District of Columbia for the purpose of collecting and holding funds to relieve distress of members of the Army and their dependents.
Upon merger of Army Relief Society (ARS) with AER on 2 July 1976, AER assumed the ARS mission of providing financial assistance to widows/widowers and orphans of deceased Regular Army personnel. The AER National Headquarters is located in Alexandria, Virginia. Its primary mission is to provide financial assistance to Soldiers, Retirees, and their Families.