Charities We Support

Proceeds from our efforts and events go to the John Jarrard Fund administered by the North Georgia Community Foundation to benefit deserving causes in our community.  the beneficiaries of a portion of the fund will include the following:

Good News At Noon Shelter

Founded in 1988 by retired school teacher and principal Gene Beckstein, and his late wife Margie, Good News at Noon Shelter has been feeding, clothing and teaching the poor and homeless of Gainesville, Georgia, for fourteen years with no funds from the government. A Bible-based ministry, the mission of GNAN is, in part, “to help people help themselves through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; to give hope to those who have no hope in the eyes of the world.” A tenet of the Good News at Noon Shelter ministry is to never ask anyone for funds or other provisions except God. Nevertheless, GNAN serves some 40,000 free meals per year through the donations and volunteer assistance from many area churches and individuals. Founder: Gene Beckstein, Fletcher Law (Director), and Thomas Ramirez (Academy Director).

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Georgia Chapter

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The Society's mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, the Society has invested more than $360 million for research specifically targeting blood cancers.

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The Good News Clinics

The Good News Clinics , established in 1993, provides over $4 million in medical and dental services each year, at no charge, to the medically under-served, indigent people of Hall County. A volunteer staff of 28 physicians, 40 dentists, 20 nurses, 28 dental hygienists, eight pharmacists, two medical technicians, 17 receptionists, 10 interpreters and four nursing assistants alternate on regular shifts to make the center a success.

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County was initially founded as the Boys Club in 1954, and in 1998 merged with Girls Incorporated. The Boys & Girls Clubs' mission is to help youth of all backgrounds, with a special concern for those from disadvantaged circumstances, develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. This is accomplished through many diverse programs offered at the four Club locations, impacting over 300 children and teens daily. Members range in age from 6 to 18, and over 2,000 total children have been served in the past year. The need and demand for local Boys & Girls Club services are extremely high, and the support of the entire community is critical to successfully impact the future for thousands of kids.

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The Georgia Mountain Food Bank

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank Fund, at the North Georgia Community Foundation, was established to address the issues of food insecurity and hunger in Northeast Georgia.

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