March of Dimes Receives Grant from The Home Depot Foundation
Leigh Tenewitz, March of Dimes, (404) 350-9800, firstname.lastname@example.org
Atlanta, GA, November 21, 2011
Through its sixth annual Building Community Day program, The Home Depot® Foundation has awarded $20,000 to March of Dimes. The donation will be used to support the March of Dimes Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Family Support Programs at Atlanta Medical Center and Memorial University Hospital in Savannah.
“We are thrilled to receive this support of both collaboration and funding from The Home Depot Foundation,” said Sheila Ryan, State Director of March of Dimes, Georgia Chapter. “This positive recognition and support will assist us as we expand and enhance our core initiatives and serve the Atlanta community.”
Through its Building Community Day program, sponsored in partnership with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, The Home Depot Foundation connects with some of Atlanta’s most effective nonprofit organizations, which are focused on building communities through innovative programs and collaborative partnerships that fall outside of the Foundation’s usual areas of giving. This year, 20 nonprofits participated in roundtable discussions and workshops focused on the theme of ‘The Coming Transformation of Nonprofit Enterprise’ that addressed the needs nonprofit organizations have to strengthen their ability adapt, and to reinvent approaches for surviving in a changing environment. Each organization received a $20,000 grant at the end of the day to support their work on a broad range of issues facing the Atlanta community.
“We feel it is especially important to support local nonprofits that share our goal of creating and maintaining a healthier and more stable Atlanta,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation. “By creating a partnership with March of Dimes, we believe we have the opportunity to make a significant impact on our hometown.”
About March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Follow the March of Dimes Georgia Chapter online at facebook.com/marchofdimesgeorgia and twitter.com/marchofdimesga.
About The Home Depot Foundation
In 2011, The Home Depot Foundation committed $30 million over three years to nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the homes of economically disadvantaged veterans. Through Team Depot, the company's associate-led volunteer program, thousands of Home Depot associates volunteer their time and talents to positively transform neighborhoods and perform basic repairs and modifications to homes and to the facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs.
Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $270 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities. To learn more and see our associates in action, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org, follow us on Twitter @homedepotfdn, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation.