Sandy Springs women’s group donates $258,000 to nonprofits

Rickey McCray (left) checks out with Gretchen Lehane during the 25th annual Sandy Springs Society Tossed Out Treasures sale at Marshall's Plaza in Sandy Springs in 2016. Proceeds from the sale support nonprofit organizations within the community. JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL
Rickey McCray (left) checks out with Gretchen Lehane during the 25th annual Sandy Springs Society Tossed Out Treasures sale at Marshall's Plaza in Sandy Springs in 2016. Proceeds from the sale support nonprofit organizations within the community. JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL

Credit: Jonathan Phillips

Credit: Jonathan Phillips

A philanthropic organization in Sandy Springs has donated nearly $258,000 to 30 nonprofits this year.

Sandy Springs Society, an organization of more than 300 women, has raised the money through its annual spring and winter marketplace fundraisers. Local charities and nonprofits apply for grants through the society.

Recipients this year include nonprofits that support people in financial need, education and arts and culture.

Sandy Springs Society has donated more than $4.3 million since 1988, members said.

We were particularly thrilled to be able to fund the social service organizations that are helping so many Sandy Springs residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic,” President Susan Sutterfield said in a statement.

Most of the award winners are located in Sandy Springs. This year, Horizons Atlanta at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School received $20,316 for its online summer education program and food gift certificates. Another recipient, the Community Assistance Center, received $47,000 for its Emergency Relief Fund that provides financial support and food to the needy.

Below is a full list of recipients.

Education 

$20,316 Horizons Atlanta at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School for its online summer education program and food gift certificates

$15,000 Los Ninos Primeros for transportation to program activities for students and adults.

$20,000 Sandy Springs Charter Middle School for tech items for the visual arts program

$12,000 Sandy Springs Education Force for funding for an after-school program located at Sandy Springs Charter Middle School

$9,000 Sandy Springs Education Force for scholarships for the after-school program at the Sandy Springs Charter Middle School

$12,000 Sandy Springs Mission for the organization’s science, technology, engineering, arts and math program for children from low-income households

$10,000 Spartan Nation Foundation for an outdoor classroom at North Springs Charter High School

$10,000 LaAmistad for its English as a second language program and after-school tutoring

$5,000 Spalding Charter Middle School for its Arts for Learning initiative

$3,500 Leadership Sandy Springs for scholarships youth from or economically challenged households

$3,000 National Council of Jewish Women for the children’s literacy program

Supports families in need

$47,034 Community Assistance Center for its Emergency Relief Fund

$10,000 Senior Services North Fulton for medical transportation for senior citizens

$10,000 Second Helpings Atlanta for technology improvements to help volunteers

$4,000 transportation expenses for food delivery

$2,200 Family Promise North Fulton for in-take kits

$2,000 Ser Familia for family services

Environmental

$5,000 Sandy Springs Conservancy for outdoor education space Marsh Creek Trail

$2,500 Environment Sandy Springs for phase 2 restoration of the Marsh Creek tributary

Arts and culture 

$10,000 City Springs Theater Company for the scholarships for the Conservatory training program workshops (The theater company was founded by residents)

$6,500 Act 3 Productions for lobby and box office renovations

$5,000 Am Yisreal Chai for support of the Holocaust Education and Awareness Project

$1,500 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival for middle school field trips to the event

More nonprofits 

$7,500 Every Woman Works for an employment program

$7,000 Prevent Blindness Georgia for vision screening for preschool students

$5,000 Bring the Voice Campaign at two Sandy Springs schools

$5,000 Friends of Benson for website enhancements for online classes at the Dorothy C. Benson Multipurpose Center

$5,000 Sandy Springs Tennis Association for scholarships

$5,000 Healthy Youth USA Foundation for after-school cheerleading and basketball programs

$4,500 Cancer Support Community Atlanta for support programs and classes

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