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Center Point needs your help to successfully wrap up the ongoing fundraising campaign for our facility improvement and expansion program.
We are so close (yet so far!) to raising the remaining money to meet our $1.1 million goal thanks to an anonymous donor who is pledging $200,000 in return for another $200,000 in matching funds toward our expansion campaign. If successful, the total donation amount of $400,000 would bring our campaign to a successful close.
Fundraising for our ongoing expansion campaign was launched nearly two years ago to help us open a new 5,600 square-foot location on Atlanta Highway in Oakwood in addition to improving our longtime location across from the Gainesville High School campus. Donations will go directly toward enhancing our services to area high school youth and their families while creating a safer environment at both of our sites.
We are currently operating in about one-third of the new South Hall facility, where our counselors and interns share office space. The remainder of our Center Point South building remains to be built out to provide additional space for counseling, education, training and community meetings. Upon completion of the expansion campaign, Center Point projects reaching and serving another 3,000 youth for an annual total of more than 10,000 students throughout Hall County.
To donate and help us meet the challenge grant, please mail us a check to 1050 Elephant Trail, Gainesville, GA 30501. Or simply visit our website at Centerpointga.org to contribute online.
Center Point supporter Becky Gurr recently passed away.
A career educator, Becky taught students throughout Southwest Georgia before coming to Gainesville High in 1986 as assistant principal. She held that role until her retirement in 2000.
Becky was a strong supporter of Center Point, serving on the Board of Trustees for 19 years. In 2014, Center Point established the Rebecca Gurr Fund in recognition of her dedication to its religious education program.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Center Point in her memory.
Center Point was featured in the August 17th edition of the The Times. Under discussion was the agency’s current expansion into South Hall County. You can read it here.