Foundation Gives Grant to Empty Stocking Fund
Amerigroup Foundation Presents Grant to Empty Stocking Fund
Donation Benefits Children in the Greater Atlanta Area
ATLANTA, Ga. (Tuesday, December 20, 2011) – The Amerigroup Foundation announced today that it has provided a $20,000 grant to the Empty Stocking Fund in Atlanta, Ga.
Since 1927 the Empty Stocking Fund has provided gifts for children, living at or below the poverty level, in the greater Atlanta area. The $20,000 grant along with other community donations will help the Empty Stocking Fund provide Christmas gifts to 50,000 children in need this year.
“We are so appreciative to have received this grant from the Amerigroup Foundation,” said Manda Hunt, executive director of the Empty Stocking Fund. “With this grant we will be able to provide gifts to thousands of children in the Atlanta area. It is because of the support of organizations like the Amerigroup Foundation that we are able to sustain and flourish and help those in need.”
In addition to the grant, more than 20 Amerigroup employees volunteered at Santa’s Village, the Empty Stocking Fund’s toy distribution center, which allows parents and guardians to select gifts for their children.
“The Empty Stocking Fund strives to ensure that every family in need has the best possible Christmas,” said John E. Littel, chairman of the Amerigroup Foundation. “We are pleased that the Foundation was able to play a role in making the Christmas season a little brighter for many children in the Atlanta metro area.”
About The Empty Stocking Fund
The mission of The Empty Stocking Fund is to raise funds in sufficient quantities in order to give each child (ages birth to 13 years old), qualifying under standards set by the Department of Family and Children Services, a variety of high quality new toys for the holiday season.
About the Amerigroup Foundation
The Amerigroup Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Amerigroup Corporation (NYSE:AGP), a multi-state managed health care company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Foundation works to create healthy communities by fostering access to health care, encouraging safe and healthy children and families, and promoting community improvement and healthy neighborhoods.