The Atlanta chapter of Speedway Children's Charities distributed $140,000 in grants to 29 metro Atlanta non-profit and children's charitable organizations on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
"The Atlanta Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities continues to grow," said Ginger Moats, the Director of the Atlanta Chapter. "We have significantly increased the amount of grant money we have distributed and increased the number of organizations that have received funds from the charity over last year."
Throughout the year, The Atlanta Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities collects donations from area businesses, individuals and through fundraising efforts at Atlanta Motor Speedway and throughout Georgia. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Labor Day weekend serves as a catalyst to the charities' fundraising efforts with more than a dozen events serving as the anchor to the organizations activities.
In addition to the monetary donations distributed by the Atlanta Chapter, the charity helped organize more than $70,000 of in-kind donations during the past year. The Charity also hosted Feed the Children in Henry and Spalding Counties that helped feed 800 families for a week, organized the Driving out Hunger Can Drive in Henry County and secured 40,000 pounds of hot dogs from Smithfield Foods that was donated to local area food banks. Volunteers also donated over 2,900 hours of service throughout the year
The mission of Speedway Children's Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded upon in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives.
SCC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and provides funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the nation that meet the direct needs of children. Our vision is that every child has the same opportunities no matter what obstacle they are facing.
2014 Speedway Children's Charities Grant Recipients:
A Friend's House
Camp to Belong- Georgia
Carrie Steele-Pitts Home,Inc.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Communities in Schools of Henry County
Crosswalk Ministries Usa,Inc
Cure Chilhood Cancer
Feed My Lambs
Ferst Foundation For Childhood Literacy,Inc
Flint River Council
Fragile Kids Foundation
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta
Henry County Parks & Rec. (Special Olympics)
Honey Creek Youth Ranch Inc.
Sara Harp Minter Elementary School PTO
Motor Racing Outreach
Prevent Child Abuse -Henry County
Southwest Christian Care
Spalding County Jr. Deputy Program
Visiting Nurse Health System
YMCA of Georgia
For more information about Speedway Children's Charities, visit http://atlanta.speedwaycharities.org or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or call Atlanta Motor Speedway at or (770) 946-4211.