What: Berry College received an $8,700 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to participate in the Georgia Young Adult Program.
Benefits: The Georgia Young Adult Program focuses on peer education to combat alcohol abuse, underage drinking and impaired driving. Its long-term goal is to create safer campus environments. The grant will be administered by the Campus Police Department.
What: For the Love of Dogs in Soddy-Daisy is one of 150 shelters and rescue groups nationwide to receive a donation from the Pedigree Foundation in partnership with the Petfinder Foundation.
Benefits: The $1,000 is an operations grant given to assist organizations in funding basic expenses such as facility/structure, medical, transportation, spay/neuter and other needs to help make dogs more adoptable.
Eligibility: To be eligible for a grant, animal welfare organizations must be members of Petfinder.com.
What: Thirty-three clubs, organizations and individuals at Berry College in Rome, Ga., entered the annual Soup-Off contest sponsored by the college's chapter of Sponsorship of Orphans in Uganda Project. In conjunction with Soup-Off, Rome High School sophomore Becky Matthews organized The Rome Soup-Off.
Benefits: The college competition raised $2,418. The Matthews' event raised $863. All proceeds benefit SOUP, an organization founded by Berry graduate Brin Enterkin in 2009, to provide basic necessities, education and health care for orphaned children in Uganda.