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Atlanta Girls' School to Receive $50,000 from Coca-Cola

The Buckhead school will receive the money as part of $26 million the Coca-Cola Foundation is giving away in the first quarter of 2012.

Buckhead's , Inc., Financial Aid Program, which is set to provide financial assistance to 70 students recruited through A Better Chance, United States, will receive $50,000 from the Coca-Cola Foundation.

The Coca-Cola Foundation — the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company —awarded $26 million in grants to 85 community organizations, including the Atlanta Girls' School, during the first quarter.

The grants support the Foundation’s global priority areas, including: $9.7 million for water stewardship; $3.6 million for fitness and nutrition; $7.4 million foreducation (including $5 million for first generation college scholarships); and $4.9 million for community recycling, and otherlocal priorities, such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, youth development, and civic initiatives.

“We measure the success of our commitments by the impact these grants will have inpeople’s lives, in their neighborhoods and in their communities all over the world,” said Ingrid Saunders Jones, Chairperson of The Coca-Cola Foundation. “Seeing the tangible results ofpartnership and innovation inspires our continued investment to help build sustainable communities around the world.”

These grants will make a powerful difference and will benefit:

  • 2 million people worldwide with improved access to clean water or sanitation;
  • 3.1 billion liters of water will be conserved;
  • 48 tons of debris will be collected;
  • 8.9 million people will benefit from increased water conservation and education;
  • 2.3 million youth and adults will participate in fitness or nutrition programs;
  • 255,000 students will benefit from education programs;
  • 32,639 will be awarded scholarships;
  • 169 colleges and other schools will receive grant support

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