GAGOP’s Friendly Competition Among Counties For A Good Cause

May 4, 2014 8:58 am

by Nathan · 3 comments

The Georgia Republican Party’s Community Service Committee is encouraging county Republican parties across the state to participate in this quarter’s community service project by helping out the Bowen Story Fund:

The Community Service Committee has been hard at work bringing Ronald Reagan’s message of Republican optimism to our friends and neighbors in Georgia. For this quarter’s community service project, we are assisting the Bowen Story Fund. The Fund, started by “Bo” Story’s parents, honors his memory by providing much-needed food, shelter, transportation and other assistance to families who travel more than 50 miles from home to receive treatment at Children’s Healthcare in Atlanta. For more information about the Bowen Story Fund, click HERE.

Since all families’ needs are different, the Fund often provides gift cards for particular items – Atlanta restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations. To enhance participation, there will be a friendly competition between the county parties for contributing the highest amount of gift cards.

The gift cards should be in the amounts of $10-$25 and from vendors in the area of Children’s Healthcare in Atlanta. Examples include restaurants like Chili’s, McDonalds, Zaxby’s, Subway, etc; drugstores such as Walgreens and CVS; grocery stores, including Publix and Kroger; big box stores such as Wal-Mart and Target; and gas stations including Shell, RaceTrac and Quick Trip.

The competition will be from May 1st through June 15th, and counties will be placed in categories based on population (under 80,000, 80,000-200,000, 200,001-300,000, over 300,000). Each winning county party in each category will receive recognition by the Georgia Republican Party, and the individual winners in each category will receive two tickets to the Fall Victory Dinner and will also receive a private reception before the dinner, a photo with elected officials, and recognition in the program and during the dinner.

Contact your county’s Republican Party chairman for more details on how to get involved.

saltycracker May 4, 2014 at 9:09 am

Very nice. How is the link to Children’s managed ?
(The click here for more info, doesn’t)

Michael McNeely May 4, 2014 at 11:49 am

The link on the announcement takes to you to the Bowen Story home page (http://www.jayshope.org/named-funds/the-bowen-story-fund/), but this project is being conducted through our county GOP Parties.

saltycracker May 4, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Couldn’t find the answer but did see:
“Jay’s HOPE proudly returns $0.90 of each $1.00 raised to our family support programs. ”

There will be a special spot in heaven for the Children’s Hospital group but why not donate the money directly to them to see 100% of the money put to use ? 10% to distribute to individual families seems steep or outside what the GOP needs to get into. I give to Children’s but rarely to ad hoc situations. Apologize if I’m just flat ignorant on the “named” causes.

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