Pay It Forward Friday: Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc.
Our Mission at Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc.
The mission of Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc. is to provide educational scholarships to the children of Georgia workers who have been seriously, catastrophically or fatally injured in work-related accidents.
Since 1988, Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc. has been helping the children of injured workers reach their educational goals. More than 600 students have benefited from the Kids’ Chance organization.
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Our families include…
A police officer injured in the line of duty resulting in quadriplegia.
A manufacturing employee who suffered a traumatic amputation of the hand.
A professional who was fatally injured in an automobile accident.
These are just some of the families that Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc. has helped for more than 20 years.
History of Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc.
Robert Clyatt, a workers’ compensation attorney from Valdosta, Georgia, founded the first Kids’ Chance organization in 1988. Through his work, he had witnessed the life-shattering impact that a serious workplace injury had on the children of seriously or fatally injured workers, who were now faced with the difficulty of having to fund their own education.
With the assistance of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Georgia Bar, Bob Clyatt incorporated Kids’ Chance of Georgia and began raising money to fund educational scholarships for the children of injured Georgia workers, so that they could pursue their educational goals.
Kids’ Chance of Georgia began reaching out to other states and encouraged and assisted them in establishing their own Kids’ Chance organizations. Thanks to their efforts, twenty-five states have organized Kids’ Chance programs that are actively providing need-based scholarships to the families of seriously injured workers, and new Kids’ Chance organizations are being formed each year
Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc. has been recognized for outstanding service by Georgia Governor Roy E. Barnes and both Houses of the Georgia Legislature. Kids’ Chance has also been featured in “The Wall Street Journal,” on local and statewide television stations in Georgia and has been highlighted on ABC’s “Peter Jennings Special.”
Scholarships are supported by donations from individuals, groups, organizations, companies & foundations. Also, from special activities organized by volunteers such as our annual Kids’ Chance tennis, golf and bowling tournaments, celebrity roasts and Fun Run/Walk events. All funds raised support the children of Georgia workers.
Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc. welcomes and appreciates your involvement, commitment and partnership to our organization through donations and/or volunteer service. Kids’ Chance cannot accomplish its mission without the support of people like YOU! Here’s how you can help!
Make an online donation or pay for an event by clicking here
Or you can mail your donation to:
Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc.
2024 Powers Ferry Rd., Ste. 225
Atlanta, GA 30339
Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc. is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity #58-1827365
For volunteer opportunities please contact our office at: 770.933.7767 or email us.
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