Macon, Ga. – A semester’s worth of fundraising culminated this month, with CGTC’s Cosmetology program presenting a check for $1,115 to the Macon Homeport Home for Homeless Veterans.
“We are very proud of this department because they know we are fixing lives,” said Homeport president, George M. Brown. “Because they stepped up to the plate we know that their profession and program is on board to assist us in helping lives and accomplishing something of good favor for our veterans.”
Semester fundraising efforts by the program included a yard sale at the veterans’ home, a bake sale, car wash, and a hot dog sale. A military boot seeking a donation from campus faculty, staff and students also made its rounds on all three of the College’s campuses throughout the month of October, and a final push for funds was made through barbecue plate sales in the last week.
Last fall, the program hosted similar fundraising activities throughout the Colleges’ three main campuses and a yard sale in Milledgeville, raising $3,386.00 in support of the Georgia War Veteran’s Home in Milledgeville. The program has raised more than $23,000 for local charities and organizations in the last seven years.
Program chair Jolie Martin and instructor Leslie Davenport led the decision to raise support for Homeport. Each of them felt inspired to increase awareness and encourage support of the homelessness concerns for local veterans.
Homeport thanked the students and faculty for their support.
Representatives from the Homeport Home including, site manager, Mac McAfee, office manager, Irene Blankenship, and founders, George Brown and John Davis were on hand to receive the check.
Watch the video of the presentation here:
Video: Cosmetology program chair, Jolie Martin, and instructor Leslie Davenport present a $1,115 check to the Homeport Home representatives in the Cosmetology lab on the College’s Macon Campus. Martin says, “We would like to present this check from Macon’s Cosmetology department, who worked so hard and put together this effort to raise the money for homeless veterans. Would you like to know the amount? Rep: Yes. Martin: $1,115. And now this is the real money.