How We Make A Difference
BridgeMill Sixes Service League supports the following Cherokee County organizations:
- MUST Ministries
- MUST Summer Lunch Program
- Lexine Harper Scholarship
- SCAT (Schools and communities acting together)
- Give A Kid A Chance
- Goshen Valley Boys Ranch
- Bethany\'s BEATS
- Turn Around Ministries
- Anna Crawford Children\'s Center
- Cherokee Homeless Veterans
- Angel House Girls Home
- Cherokee Family Violence Center
- Papa\'s Pantry
- The HOPE Center
- Relay for Life
- Misc. Gifts to Cherokee County families
- CASA for Children
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.
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 [slideshow id=12]
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. [slideshow id=11]