The Augusta Bar Foundation awarded grants Thursday to groups dedicated to help those in need in the community.
The foundation uses resources to support programs that enhance the lives of children who may be at-risk, disadvantaged or under-served in the Augusta Judicial District, which is composed of Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties.
At a luncheon Thursday, a total of $24,000 in grants were awarded to the following groups or organizations:
The Boys & Girls Club of the CSRA was awarded $5,000. The money will be used for a program called Shifting Habits to Intentionally Forge Transformation. It will provide early preventative programming and academic support for 225 children.
Hope House was awarded $4,000. The funds will help fund the Therapeutic Childcare Center. The center is for children of woman taking part in substance abuse recovery. It will have computer rooms and areas for teens, a nursery and day care services, after school tutoring, and services designed to break the cycle of addiction.
Communities in Schools of Augusta Richmond County was awarded $4,000. The funds will help keep at-risk students in school and increase the schools’ graduation rates by providing individual mentoring, coaching and tutoring.
SafeHomes was awarded $3,000. SafeHouse strives to transform domestic violence victims into survivors.
Augusta Urban Ministries was awarded $3,000. The money will help buy bicycles and helmets for underprivileged children.
Camp IVEY was awarded $3,000. Its mission is to provide summer camp to empower children with developmental disabilities.
ReStart Augusta was awarded $2,000. The money will be used to buy raw materials to build beds for children and their families.