MACON, Georgia (KBTV)- The employee giving program at Atrium Health Navicent has given out $189,000 to healthcare charities and programs.
The program is known as Healthcare Employees Achieving Tomorrow (H.E.A.T.) and funds central Georgia communities. The grants have been used as scholarships, food and literacy supplies for children, mental health prescription assistance, wheelchair ramps, cancer survivorship services, healthcare support, dental care and more.
The CEO of Navicent Health Foundation, Ellen Johnson says, “Atrium Health Navicent employees know the tremendous work we do each day to touch, change and save lives. Their participation in H.E.A.T. is an extension of this great work and allows us to support other organizations in the central Georgia area working to improve the health of our communities.”
Community organizations awarded grants include:
• American Red Cross • Backpack Ministry Forest Hills United Methodist Church • Depaul USA, Inc. • Family Advancement Ministries • Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia, Inc
• The Mentors Project of Bibb County, Inc • Joshua’s Wish, Inc • Loaves and Fishes Ministry of Macon, inc. • Macon Volunteer Clinic, Inc • Rebuilding Macon, Inc • Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia • River Edge Foundation, Inc. • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia • The Society of St. Andrew, INC. • United in Pink, Inc. • Wesley Glen Ministries, Inc.
More than half of Atrium Health Navicent’s employees participate in the giving program. Since the program have started, more than $9 million has been raised and distributed to healthcare charities and programs.