One hundred percent of proceeds benefitted Safe Kids Northeast Georgia, led by Northeast Georgia Health System. The tri-chairs look forward to planning an in-person celebration in 2021.
What Your Donation Can Provide
Provides funding for approximately 50 life jackets for children to use through the Safe Kids Northeast Georgia Life Jacket Loaner Stations that are set up in five different beaches on Lake Lanier to promote water safety. Each Life Jacket Loaner Station contains 8-10 life jackets in a variety of sizes for children to enjoy and return to the station at the end of the day.
Provides funding for approximately 175 helmets. Helmets are distributed to children who are in need in partnership with Hall County Schools, Barrow County Schools and Gainesville City Schools to promote wheeled sports safety.
Provides funding for up to 45 convertible car seats which are distributed at monthly Car Seat Safety Classes in partnership with the Hall County Health Department to reach low income families in Hall County. On average, about 20 convertible car seats are distributed at each monthly Car Seat Safety Class to parents or caregivers in need. As a result, this ensures the safety of an average of 20 children per month in Hall County.
Provides funding for up to 10 local schools to be funded for the Signs of Suicide (SOS) Prevention Program. Currently, the SOS Program is funded by Safe Kids which allows for both Hall County and Gainesville City Schools to offer the program to their students. SOS is an evidence-based program that teaches students how to identify the signs of depression and suicide in themselves and their peers.
The NGHS Auxiliary thanks Willis Investment Counsel for partnering as the Premier Sponsor for the 12th consecutive year.
Marketplace 2021 will be led by Volunteer Tri-Chairs Ashley Sliger, Natalie Challen and Brittni Curtis.