Two Gwinnett nonprofit organizations received funding from Delta Community Credit Union during the company’s 2018 Philanthropic Fund check ceremony June 20.

The ceremony, which took place at the credit union’s Duluth branch, evenly split $22,500 as a philanthropic gift between the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, Rainbow Village in Gwinnett County and the Good News Clinic in Gainesville.

The Gwinnett Children’s Shelter received $7,500 for its Home of Hope, which provides emergency shelter for homeless families in Gwinnett and Fulton counties. Home of Hope Executive Director Maureen Kornowa said the grant will help provide homeless families with life skills, financial literacy training, and transportation to school and work.

Rainbow Village, which is located in Duluth, received a grant for $7,500 to provide services to homeless families throughout Georgia. Rainbow Village offers a safe place to live and training in life skills, such as household budgeting, so that homeless families can become self-sufficient.

The Good News Clinic received a $7,500 grant to support its Green Warren Dental Clinic, which provides free, critically important dental care to low-income, uninsured residents in Hall County.

The Delta Community Philanthropic Fund is an annual grant-making program that supports charities in the communities the credit union serves. Applications for 2019 grants will be accepted from July 1 through Aug. 31, 2018, through the Delta Community website at deltacommunitycu.com.

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