The Douglas Health Futures Foundation (DHFF) Board, in partnership with the Douglasville Police Department, hosted more than 80 Douglas County officials and local business leaders Tuesday morning for their 3rd annual breakfast. The event focused on promoting awareness of the Foundation and its mission to provide financial, fundraising, and advocacy support for Douglas Public Health and – with the support of their partners – to improve outcomes for children’s health.
Douglas Health Futures Foundation Board Chair Greg Williams, Manager of Large/Strategic Accounts, Kaiser Permanente Georgia Region, spoke to the group and outlined the ways dollars received by DHFF are used. “$3,000 can go toward hearing aids for children in need. $1,000 can assist families dealing with the needs of children related to chronic conditions such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, and other disorders. $250 can purchase 25 bike helmets to keep Douglas kids safe,” said Williams, “and $100 purchases a portable crib and a safe place for a baby to sleep.”
During the breakfast, the Douglas Health Futures Foundation Board of Directors presented Safe Kids Douglas, Children 1st, Children’s Medical Services and Babies Can’t Wait programs with a commemorative check pledging $5,000 in undesignated funds from the generous donations of community leaders and local establishments.
A highlight of the event was DHFF Board Member Nadia Faucette, Area Manager, Georgia Power, sharing an inside glimpse of the positive experience her family had with the Children’s 1 st program in Douglas County.