Circle & Shield

Image for South Georgian finds niche to serve his community

South Georgian finds niche to serve his community

Author: Team CMC
The Gateway Center's services include counseling, sexual assault examinations and victim advocacy. Malcolm King started out as an English major, but it didn't take him...
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Businessman's promise continues to help middle Georgia

Author: Team CMC
Perry Volunteer Outreach helps beyond an immediate crisis, working with other local organizations to provide more than money to pay a past due bill. In 2000, middle...
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A year later, pop-up market evolves to feed thousands

Author: Team CMC
Solidarity Sandy Springs holds weekly market days to feed families in need. About a year ago, Jennifer Barnes woke up "with panic in my gut," stressed about the impact...
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Teen's senior project brings defensive driving course to Augusta

Author: Team CMC
The death of three teens in a single-vehicle accident highlighted the need for local resources. Three years ago, Braden Lewis followed in his older brother's path,...
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Church program connects bikes to job transportation

Author: Team CMC
Marietta ministry provides refurbished bicycles to people who need reliable, safe transportation. Growing up in Chicago, bikes were an everyday part of Doug Wils life....
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Program leads women to sobriety and financial independence

Author: Team CMC
Grace House of Brunswick provides women with a safe place to recover from addiction, regain stability.Four years ago, at age 28, Caroline Kittle was fighting her own demons,...
Image for Warner Robins nurse practitioner calls on volunteers to provide medical care to homeless, uninsured

Warner Robins nurse practitioner calls on volunteers to provide medical care to homeless, uninsured

Author: Team CMC
The work of Hands of Grace, founded in 2017, has become even more critical in a time of COVID-19. Now it's busier than ever. It was one of the hottest days of the summer, a...
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Marietta ministry helps women, children find stability

Author: Team CMC
As 2020 comes to an end, Cingo is honored to share the story of The Table on Delk, this month's Circle & Shield award recipient. The Table on Delk offers food and...
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Innovative project helps teens with needed supplies

Author: Team CMC
Augusta-area foundation provides discrete assistance to those in needIt's hard to feel safe and secure when you're worried about being ridiculed for something out of your...
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Alpharetta Teens Create Nonprofit that Helps Women Globally

Author: Team CMC
Three high school seniors in metropolitan Atlanta are creating change globally through their foundation that addresses healthcare needs of young womenWhen you ask a high school...
Image for ‘Porch Portraits’ Give Neighbors an Opportunity to Help

‘Porch Portraits’ Give Neighbors an Opportunity to Help

Author: Team CMC
Wedding photographer memorializes pandemic while supporting domestic violence shelter.When the COVID-19 lockdown began in March, Ashley Marks, a wedding and portrait...
Image for Dublin friends create masks to keep folks far and near safe during pandemic

Dublin friends create masks to keep folks far and near safe during pandemic

Author: Team CMC
Terrie Starley, a grandmother of four, keeps friends engaged and supplies in the pipeline. What began in March as a group making masks for friends quickly exploded into a...
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Good Deeds of Coffee County Rallies the Community to Help

Author: Team CMC
Local lawyer leads volunteers to provide everything from mattresses to food for those in need.What started as one law office filling a big need for local children has evolved...
Image for River of Life Dublin brings teens and adults together to keep homes safe and secure

River of Life Dublin brings teens and adults together to keep homes safe and secure

Author: Team CMC
If you're looking, you'll find the need. And just as importantly, you'll find the people to help.For Pine Forest United Methodist Church assistant pastor Josh Echols, it was...
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Shelter Will Be Security For Homeless Female Veterans

Author: Team CMC
A childhood experience instills purpose in founder of Warner Robins Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter.Margaret Queen-Flowers was 12 years old when her grandmother took her...
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Non-profit helps ‘enlarge the safety zone’

Author: Team CMC
Effingham County Navigator Team provides friendship, support and recreation to families with children with disabilities.When a child has a disability, fear can isolate the...
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Neighbors, volunteers provide healthy choices to food pantry

Author: Team CMC
Our Giving Garden partners with other non-profits to provide organic vegetables and a safe space.Neighbor helping neighbor is a tradition throughout the ages. It's an idea that...
Image for Adaptive Expeditions puts competitive sports in reach for those with disabilities

Adaptive Expeditions puts competitive sports in reach for those with disabilities

Author: Team CMC
Charleston native Joe Moore created what he couldn't find — a safe way to return to the water sports he loved as a child.Joe Moore spent much of his childhood on the...
Image for Savannah charity helps bereaved students complete their education

Savannah charity helps bereaved students complete their education

Author: Team CMC
Charitable Hearts for Children Savannah provides scholarships to students who have lost a parent or guardian and bereavement training to educators.Finishing high school can be...
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"We believe Miller had a purpose here"

Author: Team CMC
All In For Miller helps families with financial burdens associated with coping with a child's illness. It was a horribly tragic situation no family wants to...
Image for Ministry based in Middle Georgia offers safe space for women to heal

Ministry based in Middle Georgia offers safe space for women to heal

Author: Team CMC
With locations in Perry and Dawsonville, Abba House opens its doors to women and children in need. Twenty-seven years ago Jim and Chris Sharp were living in Macon...
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Emanuel County child provides refreshments for first responders

Author: Team CMC
Lyndsi Hatfield of Swainsboro operates a lemonade and hot chocolate stand to raise money forfirst responders. She buys snacks and drinks for every public safety department in...
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Bluffton Mayor is committed to helping people make better decisions behind the wheel

Author: Team CMC
Partnering with the Lutzie 43 Foundation, Mayor's goal is to eliminate distracted driving — first in Bluffton, then across South Carolina. As the mayor of...
Image for Charleston Hope invests in the next generation

Charleston Hope invests in the next generation

Author: Team CMC
As a teenager, Emily Kerr watched and learned from her older sister, Brittany, an elementary school teacher. Brittany's passion for her young students inspired Emily to pursue...
Image for Volunteers at the J.O.Y. Clinic create safe space for medical services

Volunteers at the J.O.Y. Clinic create safe space for medical services

Author: Team CMC
Walking through downtown Dublin, GA, you might not notice the modest building at 410 Academy Avenue. Yet for many, the J.O.Y. Clinic inside is a medical and spiritual...
Image for Years in foster care fuels mission to help youth thrive

Years in foster care fuels mission to help youth thrive

Author: Team CMC
Growing up wasn't easy for Whitney Gilliard. Her mother abandoned her, her father died, and her life was a series of moving from home to home. And then a random...
Image for Troubled life leads Augusta man to help those fighting addiction

Troubled life leads Augusta man to help those fighting addiction

Author: Team CMC
It is easy to give when you have so much, but what about after you've lost it all? Matt Lever describes his life in vivid detail — binge drinking as a...
Image for Middle school students turn slime into a money-maker for local homeless shelter

Middle school students turn slime into a money-maker for local homeless shelter

Author: Team CMC
When Lawrenceville middle schoolers Noelle Gorinas and Anna Hardy learned that 3,000 children in Gwinnett County face homelessness, they pulled out the slime and got to...
Image for Equestrian Center ‘more than a pony ride’ for those with special needs

Equestrian Center ‘more than a pony ride’ for those with special needs

Author: Team CMC
As a child, Bonnie Rachael fell in love with horses. As a teenager, she credited horses with getting her life back on track. And now as an adult, she's changing lives through...
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‘Officer Bobby’ helps 5th graders make better choices

Author: Team CMC
The fifth-graders call him Mr. Bobby or Officer Bobby. Some in the Laurens County schools even call him Uncle Bobby. The affection for Sheriff's Deputy Bobby Brantley is real,...
Image for ‘Rites of Passage’ pairs young men with mentors

‘Rites of Passage’ pairs young men with mentors

Author: Team CMC
As a young man in his 20s, Domonic Purviance found himself struggling with a pretty profound question: What does it mean to be a man? Surprisingly stumped by this...
Image for A child’s success starts with early investment of time, love

A child’s success starts with early investment of time, love

Author: Team CMC
Imagine the frustration and hopelessness when everyday experiences that should be safe and comfortable are not. Consider the mother who resorts to a delivery...
Image for Rocky path leads to safe space for abuse victims to share their story

Rocky path leads to safe space for abuse victims to share their story

Author: Team CMC
Life has taken some rocky turns for Barbara Ross — a bad marriage (two, actually), poor health, and bouts of depression over the years. But she's determined...
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Commitment to help others drives Vidalia business owner

Author: Team CMC
We are proud to honor Junior Elkhatib with Cingo's Circle & Shield Award for his tireless efforts raising money for those in need. Junior's dedication to the safety and...
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Cingo's Circle & Shield award honors community heroes

Author: Team CMC
Two sisters who together provide a safe space for teenage girls. An elderly man who builds handicap access ramps for homes in his community. A high school student working to...
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Sheriff's leadership increases community safety

Author: Team CMC
We appreciate the innovative work Sheriff Alfonzo Williams is doing to make his community a better place, a safer place. We are privileged to present him with Cingo’s Circle...
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Fund-raising, personal commitment help bring orphans to safe homes

Author: Team CMC
Adoption advocate Beth Drafts raises money to help families overcome the high cost of adoption. Her relentless efforts to help orphaned children makes us proud to honor Beth...
Image for Loving childhood motivates sisters to create a safe space for girls

Loving childhood motivates sisters to create a safe space for girls

Author: Team CMC
Ginger Horne and Becky Greene's selfless commitment to creating a safe space for girls captured the attention of Cingo. We are proud to award Ginger and Becky our Circle &...
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Cingo honors Lyle Gordon of Douglas

Author: Team CMC
Lyle Gordon has given much of his time since retirement keeping people in his community safe and secure. His endless passion to help others makes us proud to honor Lyle with...
Image for Teen tackles tough issue to help keep others safe

Teen tackles tough issue to help keep others safe

Author: Team CMC
Effingham County teenager Darius Scott's drive to raise awareness of human trafficking makes a difference. We are proud to award Darius our Circle & Shield award, the Cingo...
Image for Cingo honors Dublin’s Jay Bailey

Cingo honors Dublin’s Jay Bailey

Author: Team CMC
Jay Bailey's selfless commitment to improving lives of children captured the attention of Cingo. We are proud to award Jay our Circle & Shield award, the Cingo way to honor...

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