BI-LO awarded $220,000 in grants on Wednesday, to 33 Chattanooga and North Georgia area charities. The event was one of the first in a series of annual grant presentations that will give back millions of dollars to communities within the BI-LO footprint in the Carolinas, Georgia and Tennessee.
The distributed funds were raised by the 2012 BI-LO Charity Classic golf tournament held in June.
Over the next three months, BI-LO Charities will donate the rest of the funds to more than 300 nonprofit organizations dedicated to enhancing the lives of children, improving education and nourishing the hungry.
“BI-LO is proud to partner with such diverse and impactful organizations dedicated to bettering our communities,” said BI-LO President Michael Byars. “This year’s Charity Classic was a success and enabled our team to provide needed resources for local non-profits to continue efforts in addressing hunger relief, education and children’s issues across the Southeast.”
Organizations receiving grants from BI-LO Charities include:
Bethel Bible Village
Calvin Donaldson School
Battlefield Elementary School
Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Inc
Chattanooga Room In the Inn, Inc
Chattanooga-Hamilton County Public Education Fund
Children’s Home/Chambliss Shelter
East Ridge Needy Child Fund
Etowah Area Senior Citizen Center
Flat Rock Community Center, Inc.
Friends of Greenhouse, Inc.
Gilbert Elementary School
Helping Hands Food Pantry, Inc.
Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department
Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation
Howard High School
Junior Achievement of Chattanooga
Make-A-Wish Foundation of East Tennessee
Missing Children’s Foundation
Mose and Garrison Siskin Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Mountain Education Foundation
Ninth District Opportunity, Inc.
Orchard Knob Elementary School
Red Bank Elementary School
Rhea County Girl Scouts
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga, Inc.
Rossville Elementary School
Signal Centers, Inc.
Soddy Daisy Food Bank
Spring Creek Elementary School PTA
The Salvation Army
Tri-State Food Pantry, Inc.
YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga
“BI-LO Charities’ goal is always to give funding for projects that provide meaningful and sustainable change in our communities,” said BI-LO Charities Executive Director Carol Browning. “We are honored to partner with organizations that help address critical needs at the local level.”
To learn more about funds granted to local charities or find out how to participate in the 2013 BI-LO Charity Classic, please visit www.BI-LOCharities.org. Become a fan of BI-LO Charities on Facebook or follow @BILOCharities on Twitter.