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Georgia Historical Society praised for sound management

Charity Navigator, an organization that evaluates nonprofits across the country, has awarded the Georgia Historical Society its four-star rating for the sixth consecutive year.

The rating, which is Charity Navigator’s highest, puts the historical society in the top 3 percent of charities in the United States.

“This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates GHS from its peers and demonstrates to the Public it is worthy of their trust,” said Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator.

Todd Groce, president and CEO of the historical society, said his organization is committed to sound fiscal management and responsible stewardship of its funding.

“To receive this recognition from Charity Navigator six years in a row not only acknowledges good governance and oversight, but demonstrates to our donors our level of commitment to financial responsibility as we fulfill the educational mission of the society,” Groce said.

To view the historical society’s rating, go to Charitynavigator.org.

 

Real estate firm holding holiday food drive

Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is having a holiday food drive to help Emmaus House through Dec. 18. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at the firm’s office at 17 West Charlton St.

Suggested nonperishable food items are canned meat, fish and vegetables; canned and dried fruit; 100 percent fruit juices; dried pasta; dried and canned beans; canned soups and spaghetti sauces; peanut butter and jelly; and mustard, ketchup, syrup, tea bags, coffee and cereal.

Toiletry items such as soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste are also appreciated.

Emmaus House provides food and day services to the homeless and needy of Savannah.

“There are a lot of hungry people in our community,” said David Acuff, executive director of Emmaus House. “Everybody’s stomach growls — that’s a common denominator.”

For more information, call 912-234-3323 or go to www.celiadunnsir.com.

 

Sandpiper Supply to donate portion of sales

Sandpiper Supply will donate part of its sales to help global sanitation and clean water initiatives on World Toilet Day, Nov. 19,

One in three people around the world still have no access to a working toilet, and in 2013, Nov. 19 was globally recognized as World Toilet Day to raise awareness about the need for all human beings to have access to sanitation.

“Sanitation for All” is this year’s slogan, and Sandpiper Supply will be help by donating 10 percent of its toilet sales on that date to Water.Org, an international nonprofit organization that provides access to safe water and sanitation. 

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