Georgia United Foundation’s School Crashers Program Donates Facility Makeovers to Five Georgia Schools

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Georgia United Credit Union Foundation is excited to announce the recipients of their seventh annual School Crashers program. School Crashers is the Foundation’s largest community service program that offers schools across the state the opportunity to apply for a school facility makeover. The program brings together communities by supporting local school systems with the end goal of improving the learning environment for the students, faculty and staff.

Georgia United Foundation opened the School Crashers program nominations in March to all accredited K-12 schools in Georgia. Interested schools were asked to include a photograph along with a 250-word essay explaining why their school should receive a makeover. Though schools were unexpectedly ordered to close mid-March due the coronavirus pandemic, over 200 nomination submissions for this year’s program were received. After a rigorous judging process, the following schools have been named to receive facility improvements over the summer:

Hillcrest Elementary, 1100 Edgewood Dr., Dublin, GA 31021 - Playground

New Hope Middle School, 1111 New Hope Rd., Dalton, GA - Sensory Room

B.B. Harris Elementary, 3123 Claiborne Dr. NW, Duluth - Playground

Jolly Elementary, 1070 Otello Ave., Clarkston - Playground

Walnut Grove Elementary, 75 Taylor Rd., Suwanee - Pre-K Accessibility Playground

“Over the last six years, School Crashers has provided 43 makeovers with improvements valued over $1,300,000. We look forward to our seventh year of serving our communities and strengthening our school systems by providing inspiring learning spaces for students to experience when they return to school this fall,” stated Debbie Smith, Georgia United CEO and president.

The schools will work with Georgia United this summer to complete their requested improvement projects.Georgia United team members, local communities, donors and business partners, look forward to volunteering to help improve the learning environments for the students at these schools. All volunteer efforts will follow current CDC guidelines. Visit to learn more about the program and follow the credit union on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to see the schools transform over the summer.