Two non-profit agencies serving Cobb County and nearby counties were recently awarded a total of $6,500 from the Delta Community Philanthropic Fund.
In a ceremony at Cobb-based Delta Community Credit Union’s Vinings Branch, CEO Hank Halter awarded $4,000 to Cobb County-based Kidz2Leaders, which works to end generational incarceration by providing stability and opportunity to the children of prison inmates.
“Our mission is critical because, statistically speaking, up to 70% of the children of prisoners will one day face incarceration themselves,” said Tina Jones, director of development at Kidz2Leaders. “We want to break this cycle by offering families a faith-based path, with the long-term goal of producing adult Christian servant leaders who contribute to their communities in positive ways.”
Kidz2Leaders serves more than 300 children in Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties.
Halter also awarded $2,500 to YMCA of metro Atlanta to support its Backpack Program, which provides nutritious food to students eligible for free and reduced cost lunches in schools throughout metro Atlanta.
Backpack Program organizers say many children who are eligible for the free lunch program go hungry during weekends. Each Friday, the Backpack Program provides easy-to-prepare meals for those children to take home.
This year, the Delta Community Philanthropic Fund will award $100,000 to 24 organizations which share the credit union’s mission to support financial and physical health.
For more information, visit www.DeltaCommunityCU.com.