Cobb EMC Community Foundation Helps Brookwood Christian School With Additional Technology

Acworth, Georgia (June 16, 2021)​ –​ Brookwood Christian School has received 3 previous Cobb EMC Community Foundation sponsorships, and now a 4th! They have graciously helped fund the 3rd phase of the expansion of our chromebooks. ​Existing devices are several years old and not compatible with current software updates.

The recent COVID-19 situation has impacted our regular budget by creating $25,788 COVID related expenses such as sneeze guards, training, PPE, thermometers, etc. Our annual fund-raising and charitable giving was drastically reduced by approximately $90,000 as a result of COVID.

“​The recent COVID -19 closure showed we ca”​The COVID -19 situation made clear that we need dedicated devices for each student,” said principal,Kim Wigington, “​We did not have enough internet devices for each student to have access at their homes and this helped ensure our upper school students have the access they need.”

This sponsorship will ensure our technology is further upgraded so that all of our students can have access to their own devices.

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About Brookwood Christian

Brookwood Christian School is a private, non-profit, non-denominational Christian school that serves students who have not been successful in public or private schools due to their unique learning needs: individual or multiple learning diso rders such dyslexia, reading & language processing disorders, auditory processing disorders,attention deficit disorder, neurological disorders, and other specific learning disabilities.

Most of our operating budget comes from tuition payments augmented by the Georgia SB-10 scholarship program. Eighty-six percent of our students receive some sort of financial assistance. Recognition such as this helps with our fundraising which helps keep our operating costs and tuition low.

About Cobb EMC Foundation

Many generous Cobb EMC members round their bills up each month, through Operation Round Up, to donate to charitable organizations in our community. The Cobb EMC Community Foundation is a third-party foundation, separate from Cobb EMC employees and directors, set up to administer and distribute the funds collected through Operation Round Up. Decisions made by the ​volunteer board​ are based on funds available and the community impact of requests.

Contacts:

Tammy Urban
Development & Communications Director
Brookwood Christian School
404-428-8960
first.last@brookwoodchristian.com

Helen Wilson
Admin Asst II ‑ Marketing & Corporate Communications
Cobb EMC
678‑355‑3271
first.last@cobbemc.com