Gates County Community Partnership (GCCP) recently garnered prestigious recognition as a Burt’s Bees Greater Good Award Winner, a noteworthy accolade bestowed by The Burt’s Bees Foundation. The award was accompanied by a $1,500 grant.

Chante Jordan, Director of Gates County Community Partnership, gratefully acknowledged the recognition by saying, “We deeply appreciate The Burt’s Bees Foundation for honoring us with the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Award. This recognition is of immense importance to us, and the grant will be judiciously utilized to enhance the lives of our local youth.”

Grant funding serves as a powerful catalyst, enabling youth serving organizations to launch and sustain programs addressing the intellectual, emotional, and physical developmental needs of students. These initiatives encompass comprehensive support, including after school academic assistance, athletics, arts programs, mental health resources, and leadership cultivation. In rural communities like Gates County, essential resources and access to high-quality educational and enrichment programs can be scarce due to geographical and socioeconomic factors.

“The Burt’s Bees Foundation investment signifies the importance of nurturing the potential that lies within rural communities,” said Sandra Jordan Branch, Director of Gates County Community Partnership. “It’s a thriving testament to how, with the right resources and encouragement, we can foster a more successful and empowered generation of young people.”

The Burt’s Bees Foundation envisions a world in balance, where all people see their place in the natural world and are champions to protect it. Since its inception, The Burt’s Bees Foundation has issued nearly 5 million in grants.

Gates County Community Partnership is a 501(c)(3) public charity that works to inspire and increase community engagement by the citizens of Gates County for the educational and social development of its youth.