Charities We Support
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2020 was an exceptionally hard year for most Americans, and 2021 is off to a challenging start, as well. So, now more than ever, it’s important to give back to your local community and offer assistance to those in need.
But, what’s the best way to help? And, how can you find the best charities in the Augusta Georgia Area?
In this article, we’ll answer these questions, help you find a worthy organization, and even offer up a list of charities worth considering. Keep reading for a comprehensive guide on how to give back to charities in the Augusta, Georgia area.
What Are the Benefits of Giving Locally?
Whether you’re a local business owner, a philanthropist or an Augusta resident hoping to get involved – giving to charity within your community is an outstanding way to make an impact!
Giving on a local level helps keep the assistance close to home. And, it may help more money go to the intended cause, with lower program costs and less overhead.
Best of all, giving within your home community allows you to watch your contributions at work!
How to Choose From a List of Charities
Deciding which local charity to support can be a struggle, especially with so many worthy organizations in the area.
Not sure where you’ll be able to do the most good? Not to worry – helpful websites like Charity Navigator can help! Simply look up the charity you’re hoping to support to read objective ratings and learn more about how your money will be spent.
The Top 5 Charities in the Augusta, Georgia Area
Still not sure which local charity to choose? Read more about the charities we support or choose from this helpful list.
- Colombia County Cares
This community food pantry accepts funding andÂ groceries to help support Augusta families facing food insecurity.
Donations help local veterans, wounded or not, and their families with programs and resources to mitigate crisis and improve their lives.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA
Funding this organization provides at-risk youth with guidance and mentorship.
- Fort Gordon Christmas House
Each year, local donations help this groupÂ deliver Christmas joy and toys to military families in need.
- Women In Philanthropy
A conduit between the community and families in need, this group provides grants and scholarships in the greater Augusta area.
How to Give Back to Charities
If you don’t have a ton of room in the budget for charitable giving, relax. Even the smallest of donations can make a big difference when giving locally.
Trying to make your giving dollars stretch further? Business owners can offer to match employee donations for an added boost. Or, consider hosting a charity fundraiser.
You can also consider volunteering your time in support of a local organization. Depending on your personal skillset, this could be nearly as valuable as financial support.
Giving Back to Charities in Augusta
With this article as your guide, you’re ready to step up to help your community and people in need by giving back to these charities in the Augusta, Georgia area. And, by giving locally, you’ll be ensuring a brighter future for Augusta!
Do you have more questions about helping people or how to give back to the local community? Get in touch today to learn more about our philanthropic work and how you can get involved.
Burn Foundation of America
Fort Gordon Christmas House
In 2019 we served approximately 740 children and approximately 370 families with the help of approximately 50 organizations and over 100 individuals who contributed monetary donations and toys. This organization has been helping local military families provide a fun Christmas for their families for over 50 years!
Our faith in Christ inspires us to live out Jesus’ teachings by feeding the hungry in our communities. This mission unites us with people of every creed in a movement of compassion, service and positive change.
We value the health of each person we encounter, and strive to provide safe, nourishing food to those we serve. We believe that healthy lives are not possible without healthy food, a healthy environment, and healthy communities, so we work to build all three to break the cycle of poverty and hunger.
We work with kindness, openness, and joyful generosity to meet the individual needs of each person we encounter. We serve all people without judgement in a spirit of compassion and sensitivity. We listen to the story and needs of each person so that they know they are seen, heard and valued in a world where they may often feel invisible.
We respect the inherent worth and dignity of every person and treat all with justice, equity, and understanding. We honor the lives, ideas, concerns, and stories of those we serve to ensure they are treated with dignity in their time of need. We value our donors’ gifts and honor their intended purpose. We cherish our volunteers, and strive to ensure positive, impactful experiences each time they give their time to our cause.
We collaborate to change our community through strong relationships with individual community members, our partner agencies, community partners, businesses, and local government. Our shared mission of ‘feeding lives together’ drives us to be open, cooperative, and transparent to harness the power of a community in unison.
Our clinic strives to make sure women in our community are given the information and support they need when faced with an unplanned pregnancy and thinking about abortion.
All of our services are free and confidential. Under the direction and supervision of our medical director, Allan Joseph, MD, we are able to provide women with free pregnancy testing, limited OB ultrasounds, and options information.
Be empowered to make an informed decision regarding your pregnancy!
Columbia County Cares Food Bank
Our mission is to provide food, health, and comfort items free of charge to the under-served families in Columbia County.
Since 2002 we have provided 57,600 families with food, health and comfort items.
We are an ecumenical, 501c3 non-profit organization which has been serving the needs of the underserved families of Columbia County since 1996. We have no paid employees: All of our workforce is 100% non-paid volunteers.
How we accomplish our mission
By collecting the food, financial and volunteer resources necessary to feed families in Columbia County and distributing grocery, health, and comfort products to every area of need in Columbia County, we serve over 5,000 families per year. That takes over 900 volunteer hours every month!