ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Six South Georgia businesses received more than $14,000 in donations from the Albany Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Thursday evening.
For the last 10 months, minority juniors and seniors have been raising funds as apart of their 2018 Beautillion Club.
Donations were made to Horizon Community Solutions, Challenger League, Open Arms, National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Flint River Habitat receiving a $3,000 grant to go toward building affordable housing for those in need.
The program is designed to be a learning and leadership development program for teens to get involved.
"We're teaching them how to go out and be leaders and we are teaching them that part of that stewardship is actually developing their community and giving back to their community. That to us is a strong part of being a man," said Beautillion Chair Charlice Dukes.
The Beautillion is once every two years and next one will be in 2020.