by Patch Staff
Wells Fargo & Co. awarded 63 groups — including 13 from East Atlanta and Virginia-Highland patches — $1,000 Days of Giving grants Thursday at a Duluth community breakfast.
The bank's Days of Giving initiative, launched four years ago, has awarded more than $1 million in such grants statewide to date.
The east Atlanta area groups honored through the program were:
- American Cancer Society
- Atlanta Victim Assistance
- Boys 2 Men Home
- Center for Pan-Asian Community Services
- CHRIS Kids
- Equality Foundation of Georgia
- Fulton County Court Appointed Special Advocates
- Image Programs, Inc.
- Restoration Service Center
- Senior Connections - DeKalb Atlanta Senior Center
- The Frazer Center
- Trees Atlanta
- Zoo Atlanta
San Francisco-based Wells Fargo also announced that it is encouraging all the groups honored — and others — to take part in Georgia Gives Day.
That is a statewide campaign to encourage people throughout Georgia to support nonprofits, climaxing in a 24-hour statewide giving event on Dec. 6, 2012. Wells Fargo is helping the effort as a corporate sponsor and by getting the word out to customers through its bank stores.
“It’s great that Days of Giving has surpassed the million-dollar mark – and supporting Georgia Gives Day is a way to provide even more help,” said Scott Asher, Wells Fargo's area president for Gwinnett County.