MARIETTA (Oct. 15, 2013) – Nine South Cobb and Smyrna non-profits were honored by Wells Fargo team members with $1,000 Days of Giving donations today.
Wells Fargo also announced that its employees gave or pledged $1.46 million this fall in the United Way and Community Support campaign – 13 percent more than last year.
In all, 68 groups received $1,000 checks today at a community breakfast at the Mansour Center in Marietta. Three additional breakfasts will occur in the next two weeks and some 240 groups in all will receive the same gift.
With the program in its fifth year, giving in Atlanta will exceed $1 million this fall.
All the groups were selected by frontline team members in bank offices in the West Atlanta area for the work they are doing locally.
“Just read the names to get a sense of the great work these groups are doing,” said Jim Lawrence, West Atlanta area president.
“We are doing our best to be a great local bank, and this is a cornerstone of our local giving and volunteerism,” said Michael Knowles, business banking area manager for West Atlanta.
The following South Cobb and Smyrna groups received $1,000 grants today.
40 Girls and Some Shoes
Calvary Children’s Home
Divas with a Cause
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta
Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Metro Atlanta
OFH Clothing For A Cause
Reachout America NPO
Top of the Line Residential Care
Similar events are taking place this fall across Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi.
(L-R): Bill Chafin with Reachout America NPO stands with Susan Butler Allison with Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Andrea Schoeffler with Wells Fargo, Maryline Blackburn with Divas with a Cause, Torrey Williams with Operation P.L.A.Y., Sylvia Webb with 40 Girls and Some Shoes, Camille Cordak with Northwest Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and Carrie Catapano with Wells Fargo during the Wells Fargo Days of Giving event held at the Mansour Center in Marietta.