The United Way of White County has awarded 2023 funding totaling $80,000 to 14 not-for-profit organizations providing vital human services to the local community. Those receiving funding at a Feb. 23 reception were, in alphabetical order:
- Catalyst Christian Learning Center,
- Circle of Hope,
- Cleveland Care Center,
- Community Helping Hands Clinic,
- Enota CASA,
- Family Promise of White County,
- Habersham Homeless Ministries,
- Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Georgia,
- Rape Response,
- South Enota Child Advocacy Center,
- White County Backpack Buddies,
- White County Caring & Sharing,
- White County Food Pantry, and
- White County 4H.
“Since it was established back in 1983, the United Way of White County has been blessed to furnish a total of more than $3 million to not-for-profit entities enriching lives of people of right here in White County,” Stacy Gray, president of the United Way of White County, said at an awards reception at the Roy Ash Jr. Community Building in Cleveland. “Following careful review of grant requests by a committee of community leaders, allocations are made in efforts to best address the most pressing needs.” The 21st annual edition of the United Way’s leading fundraising endeavor, the Darrel Chaney Invitational celebrity golf tournament, is slated for April 10 and 11 in Helen. This year’s plans also include an Oct. 21 bucket drive and, tentatively, a reimagined holiday Festival of Trees at Unicoi State Park & Lodge.
Photo: Representatives of recipients of United Way of White County 2023 funding include, from left: Jerry Brackett, White County Food Pantry; Fran Parks, Enota CASA; Shirley White, Habersham Homeless Ministries; Jeanne Coates, Rape Response; Gene White, Community Helping Hands Clinic; Nanette Baughman, Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Georgia; Megan Holcombe, South Enota Child Advocacy Center; Valorie Davidson, Cleveland Care Center; Rachel Martin, White County 4H; the Rev. Dennis Turner, White County Caring & Sharing; Kristie Matthews, Catalyst Christian Learning Center; Donna Clark, White County Backpack Buddies; and Marcia Hamil, Circle of Hope.