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Charities
Martinez Evans Little League
Established in 1967, Martinez-Evans Little League Little League is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball."

Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Little League program assists children in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Little League Baseball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes."

After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.
www.mellbaseball.org
Project Wish
Child Life Specialist are specially trained in child development, child life specialists are skilled at working with children and their families. Through one-on-one interaction, child life specialists help children deal with emotional issues and uncertainties that may arise from their medical conditions or from their hospital stay. Child life specialists are important resources for parents as well, ready to help address any needs they may have within the medical environment, which can be affected by a child's hospitalization.

Child life specialists provide activities for children while they are at our facilities. Whether it is a visit from Santa for those children in the hospital during the holidays or therapeutic interventions for children during their chemotherapy treatment, play therapy plays a critical role in the healing process and helping a child feel normal.
Safe Homes of Augusta
We believe that every person has the right to live without fear and that no one deserves to be abused. Through advocacy, we respect the intrinsic value of each client, regardless of where they are in their journey. Through education, we help end the cycle of violence, one family at a time. And through awareness, we empower our community to take a stand against domestic violence and support victims as they transform their lives into survivors.
www.safehomesdv.org
Project Wish
ReStart Augusta furnishes the foundation for a good start on the day and a healthy life by providing a new or gently used bed and bedding for children, families, and veterans in the Augusta area. The delivery of these beds brings a smile to the faces of children and adults alike, and is one step on the road to conducting a normal, self-sufficient life. With a bed comes a sense of comfort, rest, and peace, and at ReStart Augusta we work with local volunteers and donors to build up our community and the lives of people who live in it. Find out how you can help.
Link to Restart Augusta website
The Healthy Grandparents Program was established at Augusta University's College of Nursing in January of 1999 to provide physical, emotional, and social support to grandparents and great-grandparents raising their grandchildren ages 0-17 living in parent-absent homes. The program serves both Richmond and Columbia Counties. The primary goal is to strengthen these extended families so children can experience a stable and supportive environment without having to enter the formal foster care system. The program's services are designed to increase family empowerment and independence, increase family stability, enhance parenting skills, and support family ties and culture. The program works to improve the health and well-being of the family as a whole, while building on the strengths of the entire family.
Augusta University Healthy Grandparents/
Easter Seals
If you would like for the Merchants Association of Columbia County to consider making a donation to your Charitable Group click here for an application.