The $25,000 in donations is part of 234 that the company awarded during its third annual Days of Giving in Atlanta and part of $1.5 million that the corporation and its employees have pledged or given this year.
The DeKalb groups are Atlanta Junior Bridge, Beverly Cunningham Outreach Program, Camp Sunshine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Clarkston Community Center, Community Achievement Center, Community Health Charities of Georgia, Cure Childhood Cancer, DeKalb County Police Alliance, DeKalb Library Foundation Inc., East Lake Foundation, Frazer Center, Friends of Refugees, Healing Hearts of Families USA Ministries, Jerusalem House, Jewish Family and Career Services, Leadership DeKalb, Mack’s Miracles, Mainstreet Community Scholarship Fund, National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Atlanta, Project Uplift, Saint Vincent dePaul Society, Senior Connections, Unconditional Love for Children and YMCA – Decatur.
The donations are being distributed at five community breakfasts across Atlanta. Several were honored at a Nov. 9 breakfast at Clayton State University.
Quincy Sampson, Wells Fargo’s market president for DeKalb, said just the names of many groups say so much.
“We are proud to reach so many groups and people through this,” he said.
Wells Fargo Atlanta team members also pledged or gave $937,000 through its annual United Way and Community Support campaign, an increase of 10 percent over last year.
In a Nov. 10 statement, the company said that it is also making a $600,000 corporate contribution to the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta.
In the Days of Giving celebration, Wells Fargo team members from almost 200 bank stores in Atlanta, along with those in other business lines, selected and recognized groups that were delivering important services in their communities.
Alan Dishman, the bank’s business banking manager, said that Wells Fargo has a long, proud history of community involvement and local decision-making.
“Days of Giving is the ideal representation of that and we look forward to celebrating our communities in this way for years to come,” he said.