Georgia Highlands College (GHC) recently partnered with Open Door Home to help provide school supplies and personal hygiene products for boys and girls through a donation drive at each of GHC’s locations.
Dean of Library Services Julius Fleschner said the donation drive was a way for GHC to extend its community impact and partner with a well-established area non-profit to enhance the college’s commitment to social equity.
“Charitable giving and non-profit partnerships are about more than just the actual act of giving,” Fleschner said. “It is about acting as a community to serve others – commonly the most in need.”
Coordinated through Administrative Assistant for Human Resources Sarah Ozment, the college collected enough school supplies to get all residents at the home started for the new school year and provided nearly double the number of personal hygiene products. This includes around 30 spiral notebooks, 10 packets of pencils, several packages of glue sticks and 10 boxes of markers and colored pencils.
Fleschner said charitable giving and non-profit partnerships are about more than just the actual act of giving. It is about acting as a community to serve others – commonly the most in need.
“I’m particularly proud that GHC selected Open Door Home as our first in-service community partner. The populations they serve match very well with our educational mission,” Fleschner said. “Ultimately this is about GHC doing what it does best – enhancing our local communities through meaningful action.”
The mission of Open Door Home is “Providing for the needs of the dependent, neglected and/or abused children of Northwest Georgia and helping them to live a healthier, happier and more productive life.”