Georgia United Foundation’s School Crashers Program Donates Facility Makeovers to Five Georgia Schools

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Georgia United Credit Union Foundation is excited to announce the recipients of their seventh annual School Crashers® program. School Crashers is the Foundation’s largest community service program that offers schools across the state the opportunity to apply for a school facility makeover. The program brings together communities by supporting local school systems with the end goal of improving the learning environment for the students, faculty and staff.

Georgia United Foundation has named Walnut Grove Elementary School in Suwanee, GA, one of five recipients to receive facility improvements this summer through their 2020 School Crashers® program.

"Over the last six years, School Crashers has provided 43 makeovers with improvements valued over $1,300,000. We look forward to our seventh year of serving our communities and strengthening our school systems," stated Debbie Smith, Georgia United CEO and president.

Georgia United Credit Union Foundation is excited to announce the recipients of their seventh annual School Crashers® program. School Crashers is the Foundation’s largest community service program that offers schools across the state the opportunity to apply for a school facility makeover. The program brings together communities by supporting local school systems with the end goal of improving the learning environment for the students, faculty and staff.

Georgia United Foundation opened the School Crashers program nominations in March to all accredited K-12 schools in Georgia. Interested schools were asked to include a photograph along with a 250-word essay explaining why their school should receive a makeover. Though schools were unexpectedly ordered to close mid-March due the coronavirus pandemic, over 200 nomination submissions for this year’s program were received. After a rigorous judging process, the following schools have been named to receive facility improvements over the summer:

  • Hillcrest Elementary, 1100 Edgewood Dr., Dublin, GA 31021 - Playground
  • New Hope Middle School, 1111 New Hope Rd., Dalton, GA - Sensory Room
  • B.B. Harris Elementary, 3123 Claiborne Dr. NW, Duluth - Playground
  • Jolly Elementary, 1070 Otello Ave., Clarkston - Playground
  • Walnut Grove Elementary, 75 Taylor Rd., Suwanee - Pre-K Accessibility Playground

“Over the last six years, School Crashers has provided 43 makeovers with improvements valued over $1,300,000. We look forward to our seventh year of serving our communities and strengthening our school systems by providing inspiring learning spaces for students to experience when they return to school this fall,” stated Debbie Smith, Georgia United CEO and president.

The schools will work with Georgia United this summer to complete their requested improvement projects.Georgia United team members, local communities, donors and business partners, look forward to volunteering to help improve the learning environments for the students at these schools. All volunteer efforts will follow current CDC guidelines. Visit gucufoundation.org/schoolcrashers to learn more about the program and follow the credit union on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to see the schools transform over the summer.

About Georgia United Foundation
Georgia United Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for children and families in the communities they serve through impactful programs funded by way of corporate contributions and delivered through volunteerism from the credit union and community partners. The Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is the philanthropic arm of Georgia United Credit Union. Visit gucufoundation.org to learn more.

About Georgia United Credit Union
Georgia United Credit Union is an award-winning financial leader and partner in education. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with over $1.5 billion in assets, 168,000 members and 19 branch locations. As a full-service financial institution, they offer competitive products and services for every stage of life. Visit gucu.org to learn more.

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