Cresswind Community Fund News

October 19, 2021

3rd Annual Cresswind Golf Tournament Successful

Over 100 players and sponsors once again enjoyed an opportunity to play golf, support our local first responders and contribute funds to the Cresswind Community Fund mission of supporting Hall County Seniors, raising almost $30,000.

May 25, 2021

Cresswind Community Fund Supports Gainesville Housing Authority Meals for Seniors. 

Your donations continue to support Hall County seniors with a $3,000 grant to GHA to provide weekly meals for 10 months. The check was delivered to Maria Calkin,  Resident Services Coordinator, Gainesville Housing Authority at Melrose Apartments. Maria talked about her plans for the meals and getting the seniors out of their apartments and socializing together. Their goal is to give them a quality life while aging in place. Click here for picture of check being delivered.

May 10, 2021

9 Foodbanks awarded $1,125 each
  • Georgia Mountain Foodbank
  • Family Promise
  • Sunshine Seniors
  • Good News at Noon
  • Good Samaritan
  • South Hall Community Pantry
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Northeast Georgia Foodbank
  • Meals on Wheel

August 14, 2020

The Cresswind Community Fund was just awarded the prestigious Ann Thomas Award, as Volunteer of the Year of Good News Clinics for 2020.

Bill Papciak  received calls from both Liz Coates, Director, and Ron Stowe Board Member of GNC yesterday afternoon informing me of this award to The Community Fund.

This annual award is given at a GNC  major fundraising event and dinner usually at this time of year, with Award recipients honored with their own table of recognition. That event will not be held this year due to COVID 19, they are doing their fundraising virtually.

The CWCF has been invited to have a table of recognition at next year’s event along with the 2021 winner. 

Visit the Good News Clinic Awards announcement here.

July 31, 2020

Cresswind at Lake Lanier community members delivered meals and snacks to Gainesville Police Department, Hall County Fire Station No. 4 and Gainesville Fire Station No. 4.

Doug Geganto, member of the 55-year-old and up housing development, said this summer marks the fourth time the neighborhood has held a first responder appreciation event. 

“They’re (law enforcement) getting such a bad rap around the country today,” Geganto said. “We want the Gainesville community to know that we appreciate everything they do, not only for Cresswind, but for the entire city.”

Lois Ehlers, who lives in Cresswind, said the neighborhood raised $4,000 through its residents to purchase meals from Long Street Café and Johnny’s BBQ. They also offered raffle prizes to the first responders through the help of Chick-fil-A, Culver’s, Honey Baked Ham and Longstreet Café.


April 20, 2020

CRESSWIND MEDICAL WORKERS FOOD PROGRAM DONATIONS DOUBLED!  $10,000.00 of your donations DOUBLED to $20.000.00 with help from a North Georgia Medical System Foundation (NGMS-F) anonymous matching funds donor. The Community Fund’s discussions last week with NGMS lead to gaining matching funds for $10,000.00 of your total $16,000.00 of donations to date. In addition the Community Fund established a “Partnering” relationship with NGMS-F which helps the current Food Program get your donations to move quickly and support exclusively Medical Workers Lunches/Meals in multiple departments. Also it continues to benefit our growing list of designated local restaurants-small businesses. The Community Fund Thanks You for your generosity

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