Today is National Make a Difference Day, a special time each year when everyone comes together to volunteer, donate, offer support and learn about the many ways each American can make a difference.
As a company that strives to Be A Fuel For Good, making a difference is built into Gas South’s DNA. And as part of that each year, we give back 5% of our profits to organizations that support children in need. Since 2006, our giving has meant more than $12 million dollars and thousands of volunteer hours—all to make a difference for children and families in the communities we serve. Our hope is that these children have access to the tools and resources they need to lead successful lives.
Today, we thought we’d share some information about 10 of our charitable partners—just in case you’re looking for great nonprofits to donate to or get involved with. We call these groups our Fuel For Good Allies, and each focuses its efforts on supporting childhood basic needs, education or health. You can read a brief description of each below or use the links provided to visit their sites.
St. Vincent de Paul
Founded in 1833, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide organization that focuses on serving the poor, the suffering and the deprived.
Based in Atlanta, the Shepherd Center is a hospital that specializes in treating and researching spinal cord and brain injuries, strokes, multiple sclerosis, spinal pain and other neuromuscular conditions.
Serving the Metro Atlanta area through five office locations, Ser Familia offers preventative family services that equip Latinos with the tools, skills and resources needed to successfully navigate crisis.
Junior Achievement of Georgia and Florida
Junior Achievement offers lessons in financial literacy, career readiness and entrepreneurship, all with the hope that they can prepare youngsters for the future and help them better understand the world.
100 Black Men
With early roots stretching back to 1963, 100 Black Men seeks to mentor young men and women to realize their highest potential and find solutions to challenges facing African American communities.
Gwinnett County Schools and Sol System
As the largest public school system in Georgia, Gwinnett County Public Schools serves more than 182,000 students attending 142 different schools—elementary through 12th grade.
The mission of Covenant House Georgia is to provide homeless youth with shelter, food and other support services that will help them reach their fullest potential.
City of Refuge
Established in Atlanta more than 26 years ago, City of Refuge provides help to individuals and families working to transition out of crisis.
Bert’s Big Adventure
Since 2002, Bert’s Big Adventure has worked to provide all-expenses-paid trips to Walt Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families.
At Gas South, we’re proud to support each of these important nonprofits. And we’re thankful to each of our customers who continue to make that support possible. As we continue to grow, so too does our ability to give back. If you’re not already a customer with Georgia’s most-trusted provider, join today and be part of making that difference.