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Horizons Savannah Calls for Support on Giving Day, May 12th

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SAVANNAH, Ga. - eTradeWire -- Horizons Savannah is calling on the entire community to continue supporting Savannah's youth during this period of recovery by participating in its annual Horizons Giving Day on Wednesday, May 12th.

How prolonged school closures will affect students is yet to be seen, but it is nonetheless evident that this is a challenging time to be a school-aged child. Throughout, Horizons Savannah has adapted to provide innovative ways to engage students in educational activities, help build social and emotional resilience, and deliver resources to the community with the goal of closing gaps that are ever widening in the wake of the barriers schools have faced for over a year.

After a virtual experience in 2020, Horizons Savannah will resume traditional in-person programming for the summer of 2021 in adherence with CDC and local guidance.

Two Savannah businesses have partnered with Horizons in offering give-back specials to encourage participation in this day of giving. These exclusive opportunities include:
  • Papa Murphy's will donate 25 percent of every carry-out order made on Wednesday, May 12th, by customers who say they support Horizons Savannah;
  • Ghost Coast Distillery will host a "Ghost Coast Gives Back" benefit concert for Horizons Savannah on Saturday, May 15th, from 4 - 7 p.m. featuring live music from the Mandrakes and a BowTie Barbecue food truck. A dollar from every drink sold will be donated to Horizons Savannah. For more information, visit Ghost Coast's Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/491358328541514
This year's Giving Day is proudly supported by our corporate sponsors, Parker's, Savannah Toyota and The Collins Quarter. Additionally, through the generosity of an anonymous donor, the first $25,000 raised this year will be matched dollar for dollar.

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"Our mission is more relevant now than ever. While COVID-19 might have set some students back, we are determined that it will not define their futures. We have a huge opportunity this summer to give youth the attention, resources and support they need," said Christy Edwards, executive director of Horizons Savannah. "Horizons is busy preparing a summer program that will be our best yet. We can't wait to see our students again and gradually return not entirely to normal, but to a place where we as a program are stronger and more resilient than ever."

In Chatham County, the program typically serves over 300 students from local public schools each summer and partners with local institutions Bethesda Academy, St. Andrew's School, Savannah Christian Preparatory School and The Savannah Country Day School.

For more information, or to make a gift please visit https://www.horizonsgivingday.org/organizations/horizons-savannah

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https://www.horizonssavannah.org, or follow @horizonsav on social media.

Source: Cecilia Russo Marketing
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