The Giving Guide 2017

As you complete your holiday lists, please consider gifts to the following local charities that offer worthwhile and much needed services to our community. Whether in honor or in memory of a loved one or simply as a part of your annual charitable giving, a gift to one of these worthy organizations will help enhance the lives of many less fortunate residents of the CSRA.

Christ Community Health

Affordable, quality health and dental care for the community

Imagine not being able to go to the doctor or dentist for basic care. That’s the reality for thousands of our neighbors who have limited access to medical and dental services. Christ Community Health Services provides affordable, quality care to the uninsured and the under-insured of our area.

Your donations impact the lives and health of families all across the CSRA.

“Your support makes it possible for us to keep families healthy and out of the emergency room. Please send a gift today.”

-Jeff Drake, Executive Director

Our Mission: To proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and to demonstrate His love by providing affordable, quality primary health care to the underserved.

To help provide affordable medical and dental care to the uninsured and the under-insured, please send a donation today.
Visit and click “Donate Now” or mail your tax-deductible gift to P.O. Box 2344, Augusta, GA, 30903.

Learn more about Christ Community Health

To learn more or for a tour of our clinic in the Historic Widows Home, call (706) 396-1462.

PO Box 2344, Augusta, GA  30903  |  Phone 706.922.0600  |


Click here to give to Christ Community Health |

Empty Stocking Fund

Helping families during the Holiday Season

Since 1930, The Augusta Chronicle has sponsored The Empty Stocking Fund, which collects money from the community, then distributes gift certificates for food and clothing to families who need assistance during the holiday season.


Attend our annual Empty Stocking Fund Concert at 3 pm on Sunday,  November 19th at First Baptist Church of Augusta. The concert is free to attend and a voluntary donation offering will be collected to benefit the Empty Stocking Fund. You can also donate online at or via mail at P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA  30903.

Would you like to donate? Send your donations here! or via mail at P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA  30903.

P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA  30903  |


Click here to give to Empty Stocking Fund |


Golden Harvest Food Bank

Feeding Lives Together

Golden Harvest Food Bank is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization that provides quality food and other grocery products to those in need. We do this with local community support through direct service programs, food pantries, and community education about hunger.

Last year, Golden Harvest distributed more than 17 million pounds of food to the hungry through Food Pantry Services, BackPack Program, Senior Food Box Program, Mobile Food Pantries, and our daily soup kitchen The Master’s Table.  Nearly 200,000 people received food assistance in their time of need through our network of 300 partner agencies.


Every dollar donated turns into $9 worth of food distributed locally. You can help provide meals to those in need by donating online at To make an impact year round, select ‘monthly recurring donation.’ You can also contact us at 706.736.1199.

3310 Commerce Dr, Augusta, GA 30909  |  Phone 706.736.1199  |


Click here to give to Golden Harvest Food Bank |



Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA

Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA provides education, job training, and career services in 35 counties in Georgia and South Carolina.

During the past five years, Goodwill has placed more than 15,000 individuals in jobs, creating more than $375 million in estimated annual new payroll economic impact. In addition, Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA operates Helms College, providing post-secondary education in high-demand career fields with Associate Degree and Diploma programs at campuses in Augusta and Macon, with federal financial aid and GI Bill funding available for those who qualify.

Goodwill’s career services, including Helms College, are funded in part through the sale of generous donations of gently used clothing, household goods and vehicles. Donated items, financial contributions and patronage of Goodwill’s business enterprises, including Hire Grounds café, Edgar’s Grille and the Snelling Center, help Goodwill change lives and families, one career at a time.


To help Goodwill put people to work:

Monetary donations are accepted at  For a complete list of where to donate clothing and other household goods, go to

For vehicle donations, call 1-866-LET IT GO.

3145 Washington Rd, Augusta, GA 30907  |  Phone 706.650.5760  |

Click here to give to Goodwill |


Greater Augusta Arts Council

We Bring Arts and Augusta Together.

Through exciting community events such one of the South’s favorite festivals, Arts in the Heart of Augusta, and new projects like the Public Art Program being developed for Augusta’s River Region, we are proud to play a significant role in elevating the Arts for all Augustans since 1968. To keep up with all the arts events in Augusta, visit our online calendar at Your donation makes these and so many other art programs possible. Thank you for your support!


As a non-profit organization, the Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care is funded in part by donations from individuals, professionals, businesses and corporations. Contact us if you would like to make a tax- deductible contribution.

1901 Central Avenue, Augusta, GA 30904  |  Phone 706.738-5039  |

Click here to give to Greater Augusta Arts Council |


Jud C. Hickery Center

Providing direct care for those with Alzheimer’s and support to their families

The Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care is a non-profit organization providing specialized care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. The Center also provides relief, support and education to the caregiver.

The Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care provides a safe, nurturing and attentive environment for those that need supervision while their families are working, running errands or taking a break. The Center provides a structured, comprehensive program that abides by government standards and provides a variety of health, social and related support services in a protective setting.


As a non-profit organization, the Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care is funded in part by donations from individuals, professionals, businesses and corporations. Contact us if you would like to make a tax- deductible contribution.

1901 Central Avenue, Augusta, GA 30904  |  Phone 706.738-5039  |

Click here to give to Jud C. Hickery Center |


Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation

Boost the Healing Power of Family With Your Gift To Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation

Nothing heals people like people and your gift ensures no burn patient must ever fight their injuries alone. The Chavis House welcomes burn victims’ families for the duration of their loved ones’ treatment at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center, placing them at the center of their patients’ recovery.  Since hospitalization is just the beginning of healing, your generosity also provides the necessities for successful aftercare including transportation to follow up doctors’ visits, prescription assistance, and anti-scarring garments. Thank you for supporting our families as they unite to overcome burn trauma and rejoin our community.


Your online donation of $25 provides transportation to medical appointments following discharge from the hospital.

For more information please contact:

Southeastern Firefighters’ Burn Foundation Call 706.650.BURN or

3614 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Building C, Augusta, GA. 30909 | Phone 706.650.2876 |

Click here to give to Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation |


United Way of the CSRA, Inc.

Why United Way?

United Way of the CSRA unites people and mobilizes community resources to create opportunities that transform lives.  We provide funding for 45 local health and human service programs with a focus on early childhood development, youth success, health, and financial stability.  These vital programs make a difference in the lives of local people every day, helping them to thrive and not just survive.  But, we don’t stop there… 

United Way also secures grants and provides numerous special initiatives and programs that further expand our community impact.  Through all these efforts, we are able to provide assistance to over 200,000 residents of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) yearly who find themselves in need of assistance.  They are men, women and children you may never meet and whose needs you may never know; nevertheless, the success of every individual and family benefits us all. 


By giving to United Way, be it your time, talent, or a donation of $5, $10, $50, or more – YOU can help to transform lives and create change that will endure, and grow, and lift up people across the CSRA.  Please give through your workplace campaign, donate online at, use the QR code, mail a check to the address below, or call 706-724-5544 to make a donation using your credit card. 

1765 Broad Street (30904), P.O. Box 1724 Augusta, Georgia 30903  |  (706) 724-5544  |

Click here to give to United Way of the CSRA, Inc. |


Walton Foundation for Independence

Offering programs and services that create an inclusive lifestyle for people with disabilities in our community

Persons with disabilities are ordinary people who share the same need to feel included, empowered and respected by those around them. An inclusive lifestyle is important to a person’s self esteem and physical well-being after a disability occurs.

Walton Foundation for Independence is a 501©3 non-profit organization that has been providing programs and services in our community for those with disabilities since 1998.  Sports programs include bi-monthly adaptive golf and weekly wheelchair tennis clinics,  two spend-the-night camps for children with traumatic brain injury or physical disabilities, accessible and affordable housing for those who wish to continue living independently and a fund that assists people leaving area rehab facilities after a life altering accident or illness.


Every dollar donated will support Walton Foundation’s free programs and services in our community.

Visit and click “Donate Now” or contact us at (706)823-8584 to find out more. 

523 13th Street, Augusta, GA 30901   |   Phone 706.823.8584  |

Click here to give to Walton Foundation for Independence |


Child Enrichment Inc.

Consider a Forever Gift – The Gift of Healing and Recovery

Will you help a child… when they need it most? Children can and do survive severe physical and sexual abuse, but they need professional help to recover from the traumatic experience.

Your help gives a child a therapy experience which begins the understanding that they are not alone… and that the abuse was not their fault.


Each gift helps a child to recover from abuse! Your gift of $50 provides a professional therapeutic session… Your gift of $500 provides an entire year of CASA services to a child or sibling group

P. O. Box 12036, Augusta, GA 30914  |  Phone 706.737.4631  |

Click here to give to Child Enrichment Inc. |

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