Tags: Community & Outreach
Two Milton groups received $1,000 Days of Giving grants from Wells Fargo. From left are Ben Cucuzza with Wells Fargo, Tib Holland and dog Disney with Canine Assistants and Ginger Foster with the Tee It Up Foundation. (click for larger version)
November 07, 2012MILTON, Ga. – Two Milton nonprofits were honored with $1,000 Days of Giving donations Oct. 31, as the Wells Fargo program will exceed $1 million in grants to groups across Georgia since its beginning four years ago.
Receiving checks were Tib Holland of Canine Assistants and Ginger Foster of the Tee It Up Foundation.
In all, 62 groups received $1,000 each at a community breakfast at Founders Hall in Roswell.
Wells Fargo is also encouraging all the groups honored – and others – to take part in Georgia Gives Day. That is a statewide campaign to encourage people throughout Georgia to support nonprofits, climaxing in a 24-hour statewide giving event on Dec. 6. Wells Fargo is helping the effort as a corporate sponsor and by getting the word out to customers through its bank stores.
"It's great that Days of Giving has surpassed the million-dollar mark – and supporting Georgia Gives Day is a way to provide even more help," said Mike Donnelly, Atlanta regional president.
The company also announced that its Atlanta team members had pledged $1.27 million through its annual United Way and Community Support campaign – 35 percent more than last year.
"Georgians are generous people," said Lynne Norton of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. "We are excited to create an opportunity for everyone, in every corner of the state, to support the causes that make Georgia great."
For more on Georgia Gives Day, visit www.GAgives.org.