From Special Reports

The Coweta Community Foundation hosted its first collection day for the By Kids, For Kids program recently.

The event was held at Blue Fern Merchant in Downtown Newnan and resulted in $110 in donations from young philanthropists.

“I’m pleased to see the young people of Coweta County get involved in learning about philanthropy at an early age,” said Will Conoly, Coweta Community Foundation board chair. “As a banker, I’m well aware that it’s never too early to learn the values of saving and giving, and it’s great that our Foundation has made this program available to local youth. I look forward to seeing how the program grows.”

Last fall, the Foundation first announced its new program designed to promote philanthropy among Coweta’s youth. The Foundation began providing piggy banks for kids under the age of 14 (through eighth grade) to fill with change. Several dates will be available this year for kids to drop off their deposits, and they even get their own passbooks to help them keep track of the amounts they are depositing and the total balance of how much money they have given throughout the year.

In October and November later this year, five nonprofits will be selected that will work with children. The children themselves will vote on a recipient, and a grant for the total amount given by the kids this year will go to the organization of their choice.

Banks, passbooks and further information about this program may be obtained by contacting the Foundation at 770-253-1833 or emailing


Photo Cutline – Erin Marsh, special events and programs coordinator for the Coweta Community Foundation, accepts a By Kids, For Kids donation from young philanthropist Marli Duncan.