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​Delta Community Credit Union donates to GA foster children


  • By Kandice Bell
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  • Feb. 19, 2016 - 1:55 AM

​Delta Community Credit Union donates to GA foster children

The Newnan Times-Herald

Pictured from The Joseph Sams School are, left to right, Andrea Nelson, Katie Lauter and Amy Murray, DCU CEO Hank Halter and the Bloom Closet’s Becky Davenport, Jack Middleton and Normer Adams.

The Delta Community Philanthropic Fund awarded a total of $14,500 to two Fayette County-based organizations that serve young people throughout metro Atlanta last week.

Bloom Our Youth received $7,000 to support The Bloom Closet, which provides free clothing and other necessities to foster children in Georgia. Since most children arrive in foster care with only the clothes they are wearing, The Bloom Closet offers foster families a location where they can find everything they need for children from birth to 18 years of age. Last year, The Bloom Closet served more than 1,000 foster children in 60 Georgia counties.

The Joseph Sam’s School was awarded $7,500 to support its Vocational/Life Skills Program, which provides education and life management training to teens and young adults with disabilities. Students with intellectual, developmental or physical challenges are taught interpersonal communication, money management and mobility skills, all of which help them achieve greater independence, rely less on family and community support and live productive lives.

Throughout 2016, the Delta Community Philanthropic Fund will distribute a total of $80,000 to 17 metro Atlanta nonprofit organizations that benefit the communities the credit union serves.