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How We Make A Difference
For 2013 BridgeMill Sixes Service League will help out the following organizations as follows:
MUST Ministries – $1000
MUST Summer Lunch Program – $2400
Lexine Harper Scholarship – $3000
SCAT – $370
Give A Kid A Chance – $5000
Goshen Valley Boys Ranch – $2000
Bethany’s BEATS – $2000
Turn Around Ministries – $1000
Angel House Girls Home – $2000
Cherokee Family Violence Center – $2000
Reinhardt University A-Day Scholarship – $500
Papa’s Pantry – $1000
Senior Luncheon – $120
The HOPE Center – $500
Epilepsy Foundation – $500
American Cancer Society – $500
Misc. Gifts to families – $1300
CASA for Children – $500
The following are small descriptions of a few of the organizations we support to make a difference in our community:
Schools & Communities Acting Together or SCAT
We have established the SCAT (The “Schools & Community Acting Together”) program to assist our local schools in meeting the needs of disadvantaged families. Frequent items such as school supplies and winter coats are collected as well as other items on as needed basis.
Cherokee Family Violence Center
The mission of Cherokee Family Violence Center is to enhance the safety of Cherokee County’s victims of domestic violence by providing emergency shelter and crisis intervention services while fostering affordable housing; offering longer term education and support services; developing community partnerships and institutional awareness of domestic violence issues; and promoting a community standard of zero tolerance for violence in the home. www.cherokeefamilyviolence.org
Lexine Harper Memorial Book Scholarship Program
Dedicated to the memory of our friend and fellow BSSL member, Lexine Harper. This program recognizes two exemplary seniors graduating from local high schools who have committed themselves to service of others in the community. This scholarship awards $1500 to each qualified graduating student from Woodstock and/or Cherokee High Schools in Cherokee County, Georgia.
BEATS Bethany’s Equine & Aquatic
Therapy Services Bethany’s Equine and Aquatic Therapy Services, Inc. (BEATS) was established in 2003 to raise money and awareness of hippotherapy and aquatic therapy for children with a variety of special needs.
Cherokee County Give A Kid A Chance
To help low-income families equip their children for each new school year. For the past 4 summers the BSSL has given out over 500 hygiene kits to the families participating in Cherokee County’s Give A Kid A Chance Program. www.giveakidachance.org
MUST Ministries Summer Lunch Program
The BSSL also established the Barb Nugent Summer Lunch Program in memory of one of our founding members who held this program close to her heart. We provide the food and pack the bags for 2,500 lunches each summer to participate in Cherokee County’s Ministry for Service and Training (MUST) summer lunch program. This has provided thousands of summer lunches for local disadvantaged children who otherwise would not have a meal without the subsidized school lunch program.
Community Food Drive
Community Food Drive Every Fall the BSSL organizes a community-wide food drive to fill the pantry at Cherokee County’s MUST Ministries.
In February the BSSL partnered with our local elemetary schools to collect teddy bears given to kids in times of crisis.