Duluth, GA (May 8, 2020) – Georgia United Credit Union is excited to announce Mohawk Industries will donate Mohawk Group commercial carpeting to three deserving schools as as part of the Georgia United Foundation 2020 School Crashers® program. Mohawk’s generous donation will provide carpeting for media centers at Avondale Elementary School in Avondale Estates and Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta. Additionally, New Hope Middle School in Dalton will receive carpeting as part of a new sensory room for students with autism and special needs.
“When the new school year begins, hundreds of students will take pride in their learning spaces, thanks to Mohawk’s generosity,” shared Kim Wall, director of business and community development at Georgia United.
“Having had the opportunity to volunteer at one of the crashes last year and see the difference that this program is making in our communities, it’s exciting to watch this partnership continue to grow,” said David Dembowitz, senior vice president of education and government for Mohawk Group. “The learning environment plays a crucial role in the development of the students and faculty it serves, and we are honored to be able to lend our expertise in education design once again.”
In total, seven schools will receive facility improvements as part of the 2020 School Crashers Program.
• Hillcrest Elementary, Dublin – Playground Makeover • New Hope Middle School, Dalton – Sensory Classroom including Mohawk Group Carpet • B.B. Harris Elementary, Duluth – Playground and Outdoor Classroom Makeover • Jolly Elementary, Clarkston – Playground Addition • Walnut Grove Elementary, Suwanee – Pre-K Inclusive Playground Makeover • Booker T. Washington, Atlanta – Media Center Carpet by Mohawk Group • Avondale Elementary, Avondale Estates – Media Center Carpet by Mohawk Group
“Over the last six years, School Crashers has provided 43 makeovers with improvements valued over $1,300,000. We look forward to our seventh year of serving our communities and strengthening our school systems by providing inspiring learning spaces for students to experience when they return to school this fall,” stated Debbie Smith, Georgia United CEO and president.
The schools will work with Georgia United this summer to complete their requested improvement projects. Georgia United team members, local communities, donors and business partners, look forward to volunteering to help improve the learning environments for the students and faculty. All volunteer efforts will follow current CDC guidelines. Visit gucufoundation.org/schoolcrashers to learn more about the program and follow the credit union on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to watch the schools transform over the summer.
About Georgia United Foundation Georgia United Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for children and families in the communities they serve through impactful programs funded by way of corporate contributions and delivered through volunteerism from the credit union and community partners. The Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is the philanthropic arm of Georgia United Credit Union. Visit gucufoundation.org to learn more.
About Georgia United Credit Union Georgia United Credit Union is an award-winning financial leader and partner in education. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with over $1.5 billion in assets, 168,000 members and 19 branch locations. As a full-service financial institution, they offer competitive products and services for every stage of life. Visit gucu.org to learn more.