Doing Good For Those In Need Made Easier In 2017

Community Foundation And Maclellan Foundation To Launch Philanthropic Portal Tuesday

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

There are nearly 48,000 students in Hamilton County Public Schools and approximately 47 percent of these students live below the poverty line. Every day, school administrators are faced with meeting emergency needs of these students and their families. Such needs include winter coats, school uniforms as a result of kids outgrowing their clothing from the start of the school year, space heaters to heat their homes, beds, and more.

Two of Chattanooga’s largest foundations, The Community Foundation and The Maclellan Foundation, are joining forces to connect the community who have specific needs with other people in our community who can help meet the needs through a user friendly, community wide philanthropic portal. 

Officials will launch this new portal on Tuesday and demonstrate how anyone and everyone can be a philanthropist in 2017. 

Starting with needs vetted by school guidance counselors and expanding, soon, to helping Chattanooga’s homeless and low-income neighbors, the philanthropic portal will enable donors to purchase gifts of love while having the opportunity to experience of knowing the story of the individual child or family they are helping. No personal identification information, such as the gift recipient’s names, will be shared.  

The launch will be held Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. at Dalewood Middle School, 1300 Shallowford Road. 

 



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