For the month of August, our Miles Supply staff in Elberton, GA chose these WINNING Youth Organizations – everyone wins. (Learn about each program by scrolling down below.)
August: VOTE for top donation in Miles Supply GIVES BACK to go to:
- Elberton Sister City Program (47%, 71 Votes)
- Elbert County 4H (32%, 48 Votes)
- Elbert County Little League (21%, 32 Votes)
Total Voters: 151
Voting closed on September 4 @ 8:30am
Our MILES SUPPLY GIVES BACK program permits YOU to vote for the Youth Program that you wish to receive the top donation of $500!
Every month, Miles Supply staff from one of our locations chooses 3 Youth Organizations
–This is also where you can help. Do you have a suggestion for an organization? Talk to an employee to get it nominated!
YOU vote for the Youth Organization to receive the first prize.
First prize donation: $500
Second prize donation: $250
Third prize donation: $100
Each Youth Organization will receive a donation from the Miles Supply Gives Back program!
Winners were notified and posted in this Blog and on our Facebook page.
(view results of votes throughout the year)
Elberton Sister City Program
The Elberton Georgia/Mure Japan Sister City Program began in the early ’80s. The Elberton Sister City Program is a nonprofit group of local citizens that works to create and strengthen relations between Elberton Georgia and Mure-cho Japan. The program is to enable citizens to become directly involved in international relations in a unique and meaningful way, bringing long-term benefits to both the community and its partner abroad. The Sister City relationship allows citizens to exchange ideas, gain an international prospective and increase understanding of global issues as well as development of economic growth to both parties. The Sister City relationship also builds the foundation for increased tourism, reliable business contacts, cross cultural awareness, and builds a personal bridge to world peace.
The Elberton program is guided by a committee of 30 members of local government, business, civic, and educational community. It’s funded by 25% from local government, 50% from the community through fundraising, and 25% from the participants in each annual exchange.
• Six Students will home-stay with another student and their family during a two-week summer exchange.
• The cost of the trip will be approximately $2200.00 per participant, and each participant will be responsible for $800.00 of the total cost.
Elbert County Little League
Character. Courage. Loyalty.
Founded in 1939, Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with millions of players and more than one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 other countries. Each year, millions of people follow the hard work, dedication, and sportsmanship that Little Leaguers® display at our seven baseball and softball World Series events, the premier tournaments in youth sports.
We, Elbert County Little League, are a community-based organization that desire to see our kids reach their full potential in life. Through sports, we believe that kids of all ages and color can learn many life lessons to better themselves for the future.
Photo: the Elbert County Little League (from Elberton GA) in Michigan, for the Junior League Baseball World Series! | see facebook page
Elbert County 4H Youth Development
The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished, through “hands on” learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.
Elbert County 4-H’ers have enjoyed activities of all kinds including: swimming, geocaching, listening to music, tubing, hiking… } | see facebook page