Three Loganville-Grayson groups were honored with $1,000 Days of Giving donations recently. This program will exceed $1 million in grants across Georgia this fall, since its beginning four years ago.
According to a press release, 63 groups were honored last week at a community breakfast at the 1818 Club in Duluth. This was one of four breakfasts this fall that awarded 251 grants across Atlanta.
Wells Fargo is encouraging all the groups honored – and others – to take part in Georgia Gives Day, a statewide campaign to encourage people throughout Georgia to support nonprofits. This ends on Dec. 6 with a 24-hour statewide giving event. Wells Fargo is a corporate sponsor in the program.
“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 Scott Asher, area president for Gwinnett.
Recipient in Loganville and Grayson:
- Loganville Community Ministry Village
- Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry
- The Brotherhood - People Helping People
The website, www.GAgivesday.org, that lists all the participating non-profits. Coordinated by Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Georgia Gives Day reportedly has widespread support, including from Gov. Nathan Deal, other elected officials and media outlets across Georgia.
Lynne Norton of the nonprofit center spoke at the breakfast to encourage groups to take part. “Georgians are generous people. We are excited to create an opportunity for everyone, in every corner of the state, to support the causes that make Georgia great,” she said.
The company said that in addition, the Atlanta team members had pledged $1.27 million through its annual United Way and Community Support campaign – 35 percent more than last year.
Days of Giving grant recipient were selected by team members at Wells Fargo’s almost 200 bank stores, and by team members in other business lines.
“This illustrates our desire to be locally focused as America’s community bank,” Asher said. “And just the names of the groups selected show their passion to help special people who need it.”
Eleven other events are reported to be occurring across Georgia outside Atlanta, with 122 additional groups receiving $1,000 each.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) serves every other Atlanta household and has 5,000 team members in the metro area. Wells Fargo is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy.