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Georgia United Foundation Grants 1,284 Wishes to Children and Mothers in Need

Dec 22, 2021

DULUTH, GA — The holidays were brighter for children and mothers in need thanks to the generous donations made to Georgia United Foundation’s 31st annual Wish Tree program.

Wish Tree provides gifts to children and mothers in need in Georgia through donations made by members and community partners. This year, 1,284 wishes were granted to deserving children and mothers in 10 counties.

The ongoing challenges of COVID-19 inspired the foundation to continue to offer a virtual donation option so the community could participate from the comfort of their home. Donors were able to select the charity location and the requested gifts from online shopping lists.

Donations were shipped directly to the area branch location and the local Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) and other similar charitable organizations delivered the gifts in time for the holidays.

“Both 2020 and 2021 presented challenges to many of our communities, but we wanted to continue serving children and mothers in need. By continuing the online donation shopping, it allowed members and nonmembers to participate and safely shop from their homes. We’re really thankful for all who donated and made a difference during this holiday season. Thank you for helping us spread cheer throughout this holiday season,” shared Georgia United Credit Union Business Development Officer, Liz Riffert.

Since the program’s inception, over 32,000 gifts have been donated to children and mothers in need, thanks to the generosity of the community.

For more information about the Wish Tree program and how you can get involved, please contact Liz Riffert at



Georgia United Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for children and families in the communities they serve through impactful programs funded through corporate contributions and delivered by way of volunteer efforts from team members and community partners. The foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is the philanthropic arm of Georgia United Credit Union. For details on volunteering or donating, visit



Georgia United Credit Union has had the honor of serving Georgia families and impacting the communities they serve for over 60 years. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with over $1.8 billion in assets and serves more than 170,000 members with innovative digital banking solutions and full-service branch locations. As a leader in the financial industry, Georgia United has been recognized by Forbes as a Best-In-State Credit Union for three consecutive years and an Atlanta’s Top Workplace seven years in a row. As a purpose driven organization, they are passionate about supporting causes and impactful programs that enrich the lives of their members, team members and communities. Visit to learn more.