#MyGivingStory for #GivingTuesday

Please go vote for our story here.  You can vote for as many stories as you want, but only once per story per day through Nov 30.  15 finalists will be chosen to be judged with 1st place receiving $10,000, 2nd receiving $5,000, and 3rd receiving $2,500.

Feel free to write your own #MyGivingStory and name our nonprofit as the award recipient!

 


Our #MyGivingStory for #GivingTuesday is to give back to a business that supports our fundraising endeavors, Lake City & Acworth Animal Hospitals. We will have #GivingTowelTuesday on the last Tuesday of the month to collect gently used towels and blankets to use for boarding and transport for Road Trip Home Animal Rescue, another cause they support.

We are a private school that serves students who have not been successful in public or private schools due to their unique learning needs. Many of our students are diagnosed with a language based learning disability such as dyslexia.

The current campus was established in 2008 by current Principal/Director, Kim Wigington, in order to better serve her two daughters’ reading comprehension concerns, one with dyslexia and the other an English language learner, adopted from Latvia.

While we are extremely proud of the achievements of our students, we would like to be able to help more students in need of the same services. We have outgrown the current building and are in the process of expanding our campus, costing approximately $675,000, which is why we are eternally grateful to Lake City & Acworth Animal Hospitals for their support in our continuing fundraising efforts.

GuideStar Platinum Seal Recognition!

Great news! Brookwood Christian just earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from
GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.

By sharing these metrics, we’re helping the sector move beyond simplistic financial ratios to assess nonprofit progress.
We chose to display quantitative metrics such as:

  • Number of Students Showing Improvement in Test Scores,
  • Number of Students Graduating,
  • Number of Students Planning Post-Secondary Education,
  • Per Pupil Expenditures, and
  • Administrative Costs, 

to represent how hard Brookwood Christian is working toward achieving our mission.

Tracking and sharing this information gives not only us, but also potential donors, relevant information on the results we are getting, for what cost, and how funds are allocated.

We’re proud to use GuideStar Platinum to share our full and complete story with the world. To reach
the Platinum level, we added extensive information to our Nonprofit Profile: basic contact and
organizational information; in-depth financial information; quantitative information about goals,
strategies, and progress toward our mission.

GuideStar Gold Seal Recognition!

Brookwood Christian was recently recognized for our transparency with a Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile!

GuideStar USA is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits.

In order to get the Gold Seal, Brookwood Christian shared important information with the public using our profile on www.guidestar.org. Now our community members and potential donors can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make helping students with dyslexia and other language based learning differences.
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Check out our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and tell us what you think: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/20-8499098

Thank you for a Wonderful Tour!

We would like to thank everyone for making this year’s tour a wonderful success. We had 93 guests touring the homes, more than twice the previous two years COMBINED! 

Thank you all SO much for your support. We also extend a big thank you to all the homeowners & Center Street Tavern, without their gracious generosity, this tour would not be possible.

If you would still like to purchase any of the art we had for sale, you can contact us via social media or contact the school (678) 401-5855, call or text.

If you are a homeowner and did not receive a complimentary copy of the “Doors of Acworth” print, and would like one, just let us know.

Again, thank you, and we look forward to another wonderful tour next year and also our Acworth Preservation Bike Ride in May!

Doors of Acworth” ~ 12 x 18 photo print – $15
Main Street” ~ 11 x 14 Giclée Print by local artist Valerie Gaudemer-Maker –  $30
The Little Red Schoolhouse” ~ 11 x 14 Giclée Print by local artist Valerie Gaudemer-Maker –  $30
Acworth Landmarks” ~ 8 x 8 canvas collage print by North Cobb High School Students – $35
Scenes Around Acworth” ~ 24 x 30 canvas collage print by Brookwood Christian Students – $250

Buy your tickets!

Less than a week until the History & Southern Charm Tour!  If you have not already purchased your tickets, you can do so here.

Click HERE for more details about the houses.

You can pick your tickets up in the office M-F between the hours of 9-3, or on the day of the tour at the first stop (see Map).  You can also purchase tickets in the office or at the tour.

Houston Donations Update

The gift card shipment that we planned to send Friday, September 8th was postponed until this Friday, September 15 as a result of not only our weather, but the fact that Houston is still working on their infrastructure and we wanted to be sure they wouldn’t get there and be delayed/misplaced/lost. Continue reading “Houston Donations Update”

3rd Annual History & Southern Charm Tour

This year’s tour is Sunday, October 29 and it is the biggest one ever, sponsored by Anchor Realty!

It will start at 2PM with a Wine & Cheese reception and tour of the J.L McMillan(Parks) house, and then take a casual stroll to the following houses for an inside tour: Continue reading “3rd Annual History & Southern Charm Tour”

Help us Help Houston!

Please help if you can!!

We are adopting a school in Houston, Friendswood Junior High.  So many many in the affected areas have lost everything! 🙁

Brookwood Christian will be sending these store specific (Walmart, Winn Dixie, Piggly Wiggly, Target, Home Depot, Lowes), or generic (AMEX, VISA, MasterCard), gift cards to assist these families.

If you would like to help us, Continue reading “Help us Help Houston!”