Why give through SCCP? • State employees raised over $1.4 million for 2013. Every little bit adds up when combined with all other state employees • Payroll deduction makes giving simple • Charities receive money throughout the year and can plan the activities accordingly • It’s your choice! Choose 3 ways to give to any of the over 1,300 charities on our official listing STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM Recently Added Charities STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM Action Ministries STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM Atlanta Habitat for Humanity STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM Our Mission Atlanta Habitat for Humanity partners with working families, sponsors and communities to build affordable, green, quality homes and to provide support services that promote successful home purchase and ownership. Impact Built over 1,250 energy-efficient homes, serving over 4,700 family members in over 160 Atlanta neighborhoods in our 30-year history Homebuyer Qualifications • Be a 1st time homebuyer • Have a household size of 2-8 people • Meet income and credit guidelines • Meet savings requirement • Be a citizen or legal resident of the U.S. who has lived or worked in the City of Atlanta or surrounding counties for at least 1 year Homebuyer Requirements & Benefits • Complete 250 sweat-equity hours • Attend 12 homeowner education classes • 30-year, no-interest mortgage managed by Atlanta Habitat • Monthly payment of $550-$650 includes property taxes, pest control, homeowner’s insurance, and a maintenance savings account • Save $35,000-$40,000 on the cost of their home thanks to labor provided by 13,000-14,000 volunteers per year. How does your donation help? • Supports our homeowner education program and general operating costs, such as: • $25 buys a light fixture for a home • $50 buys exterior doorknobs for a home • $125 buys a tree for the yard of a home • $500 buys paint for an entire home Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption Saving dogs and cats since 2000 APRA’S MISSION Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption has saved over 16,500 animals since 2000. We are dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs and cats so they can be adopted to their forever homes. We receive no government funding. APRA strives to educate the public on responsible pet ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering your pet. All APRA dogs and cats are spayed and neutered before adoption. SHELTER FACTS Did you know that 6-8 million dogs and cats enter shelters each year in the United States alone? An estimated 2.7 million healthy adoptable animals are euthanized each year. Each year in the Atlanta area, approximately 90,000 pets are euthanized each year. 25% of shelter dogs are purebred. Just 21% of owned dogs and cats were adopted from an animal shelter. HOW APRA RAISES MONEY Since we receive no government funding, there are specific ways we raise money to help keep our operation going. Adoption fees, which only cover a portion of our costs per animal Sponsorships, either individual animals or for an entire dog pen or cat room for up to one year Individual giving Special Events Corporate Gifts Employee Giving, including matching gifts APRA FAQS We pull 75-80% of our adoptable dogs and cats from animal control to give them a second chance at life All of our animals are spayed/neutered and given proper medical care before adoption We educate adopters on responsible pet ownership We adopt out an average of 25 dogs and cats per week We train dogs and enrich the lives of cats to enhance their shelter stay and make them more adoptable VOLUNTEERS Volunteers help us with so many aspects of our adoption center! Become a foster parent Help us open and close the shelter Be a kitty buddy Be a dog walker Train to be an adoption counselor Help with special events Join the dog training team Become a front desk greeter Deep cleaners to help the animals stay healthy Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM Georgia State Charitable Contributions Program Teresa W. Borcheck Director of Development September 18, 2013 www.BarbaraBushFoundation.com Vision & Mission Our Vision…100% Literacy in America First Lady Barbara Bush established the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy with one primary goal: Eliminate the intergenerational cycle of illiteracy in America. For 24 years, the Foundation has funded the start-up or expansion of over 1,200 family literacy programs, investing $50 million in communities across the United States. Today, Jeb Bush and Doro Bush Koch serve as Co-Chairs, while Barbara Bush serves as Honorary Chair and remains actively engaged in our work. Our Mission…to advocate for and establish literacy as a value in every home Our Challenge 33 million American adults cannot read. Even worse, America is losing its place as a world leader in education. According to Harvard University economists, throughout American history almost every generation has had substantially more education than that of its parents. Unfortunately that is no longer true, and the economic ramifications are crippling. Family Literacy Success Stories Help Us End Illiteracy With more than 33 million adults in America who are functionally illiterate – there is a tremendous need for literacy programs across the nation. There are many ways you can make a lasting impact on multiple generations of Americans. Even the smallest donation can make a huge difference in the lives of children and families. Here are some examples that illustrate the power of your contribution: • • • • • • $25 pays for one hour of instruction for 10 adult learners in reading or math $100 provides 25 families with a hot, nutritious meal during class time $250 builds a home library of books for a family $1,000 funds one child's preschool tuition for a school year $2,500 sponsors a family through a literacy program for an entire year $5,000 grants a Teen Trendsetters Reading Mentor program for a full school year Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM Who we are . . . • Founded by Robin Ferst in 1999, mailed our first book in April of 2000 • To date, we have mailed over 3.5 million books • Currently we have programs in 71 counties and communities across Georgia, and mail more than 25,000 books every month. • In 2012, Ferst Foundation became a stand-alone literacy initiative and now two-thirds of our books are published in Georgia. • In 2012 alone, Ferst Foundation put back more than $800,000 in Georgia’s economy through the administration of its program Our Program • Promotes literary by providing books to children aged birth to five. • Encourages parents to read to their children with monthly newsletters and local activities/events. • Has positively impacted kindergarten readiness test scores. • Costs only $36 per child for a full year (12 books and newsletters). Best Friends Animal Society STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM Best Friends Animal Society Best Friends Animal Society Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education Logan J. Kirsch, MPH, CHES Community Relations & Development Specialist September 18, 2013 Mission Enhance the quality of cancer care in Georgia through research and education. Vision Georgia CORE will drive improvements in cancer outcomes, contributing measurably to the state’s distinction as a national leader in cancer care and research and to better health for Georgians. Key Programs & Results • State-wide Research Network • 29 affiliates provide care to 67% of newly diagnosed cancer patients • Clinical trial availability doubled between 2008 and 2012 • ~25% minority accrual • GeorgiaCancerInfo.org • Profiles of treatment sites and physicians, clinical trials, and resources • Currently over 580 clinical trials and 780 oncologists • Nearly 2,500 unique visitors each month Key Programs & Results • Georgia Breast Cancer Genomic Consortium • Genetic risk assessment of HBOC for high risk, minority women • B-RST online screening tool • 1,591 women screened in 6 public health departments representing 24 of Georgia’s 159 counties • More than 75% identify as racial/ethnic minorities • Cancer Patient Navigation & Survivorship • Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia • Cancer Survivorship Center H.E.A.T. – Heating Energy Assistance Team STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM H.E.A.T. Overview Helping low-income Georgians meet their energy needs H.E.A.T. Overview What is the Heating Energy Assistance Team (H.E.A.T.)? H.E.A.T. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides energy assistance for Georgians in need Began as a program of Atlanta Gas Light Company in 1983 Established as a nonprofit in 2000 H.E.A.T. Overview Program Advantages Oldest fuel fund in the state Only fuel fund to partner with the State of Georgia Provides only energy assistance Statewide – available to every county in Georgia Helps with energy costs regardless of the energy source – natural gas, electricity, propane, wood, coal, oil, or other H.E.A.T. Overview Getting Assistance Funds distributed by the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) through local Community Action Agencies Applicants must meet eligibility requirements Qualified households may apply at agency that serves their county More Information: Visit www.heatga.org or call 678-406-0212 Call DHS information and referral line at 1-877-423-4746 H.E.A.T. Success Story Mildred Peeks “I never used to think about how contributions to programs like H.E.A.T. help so many people,” she says. “But when I became disabled, I understood more than ever the importance of putting myself in other people’s shoes. You have to give help when you can, and you have to ask for help when you need it.” Jay’s HOPE STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM Providing DIRECT support to children with cancer and their families in Georgia. Jay’s HOPE And The Bowen Story Fund HOPE in Action Gas Cards and Travel Assistance Hot Meals and A Face of Experience Give HOPE KiDsGyM USA STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM Other New Charities: Fort Valley State University Foundation Georgia Radio Reading Service Habitat for Humanity – DeKalb Hephzibah Ministries Reach Out and Read Georgia University of West Georgia Foundation Woodruff Center STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM GASCCP Touching lives and improving communities across the state. STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM Hemophilia of Georgia’s Camp Wannaklot giving children with blood disorders an opportunity to meet others who share their struggles. - July 2013 Will-A-Way playground build with Foresters and KaBOOM! to create an accessible playground for all their campers. - June 2013 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Atlanta Walk to Cure Diabetes will be held October 19, 2013 The United Methodist Children’s Home celebrated 13 graduates in 2013 including two who won college scholarships. Bikers Battling Breast Cancer – 7th Annual Ride, October 2012. The 8th Annual Ride will be October 12, 2013. In March 2013, a new playground at the Marcus Autism Center opened to provide safe play for children at the center. Adopted out over 10,000 dogs and cats in 2012. Distributed over 37 million pounds of food or grocery items to over 600 direct service partners in the 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties. Hosts rain barrel workshops to promote preservation of the watershed with barrels donated by Coca-Cola. For 2013, 37 UNCF/Merck Science Initiative fellowships were awarded for undergrad, graduate and postdoctoral students. $225,000 was given out in 2012 for families of Georgia National Guard soldiers. “Generosity consists not in the sum given, but the manner in which it is bestowed.” Mahatma Gandhi Give online at: www.gasccp.org/ Or ask your local coordinator about giving options. Thank YOU! Give TODAY. Change TOMORROW.