Georgianna Smith

 

A pillar of the Hamilton community her entire life, Georgianna helped instill a love of learning for multiple generations of Hamilton residents as a 5th grade teacher at both Wiley and McGalliard schools. As an avid reader with myriad interests, she continued to 'teach' well past retirement as she freely shared her wealth of knowledge with all those interested in learning.

 
 

To ensure your generosity and support are acknowledged - and to help protect you from future solicitations - the Smith Family has requested that memorial contributions be made through IN MEMORY OF to the following

 

 

The Children's Aid Society

The Children's Aid Society was founded in 1853 by Charles Loring Brace and a group of social reformers at a time when orphan asylums and almshouses were the only "social services" available for poor and homeless children. Brace's theory of an organization devoted to helping poor children was radical and his progressive ideas translated into far-reaching services and reforms for poor and homeless children, working women, needy families and disabled boys and girls at a time when services for these groups were few and far between. His theories were grounded in the conviction that institutional care stunted and destroyed children and that to transform them into self-reliant members of society they needed gainful work, education, and a wholesome family atmosphere. He started the Orphan Train, and between 1853 and 1929, more than 150,000 abandoned, abused and orphaned children were rescued from the streets and slums of New York City and taken by train to start new lives with families on farms across the country. 

Today, the Children’s Aid Society helps children in poverty to succeed and thrive by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods. Support begins even before birth, through prenatal counseling and assistance, and continues through the high school years with college and job preparatory training programs. All aspects of a child’s development are addressed as he or she grows, from health care to academics to sports and the arts. And because stable children live in stable families, a host of services are available to parents, including housing assistance, domestic violence counseling and health care access.

 
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Liberty Street Church of Christ

 Liberty Street Church of Christ has been the religious and spiritual community for Georgianna, a long-time and active parishioner,  and her family.  Her kindness and generosity of spirit were experienced by many and in this way, her gifts will live on.

 
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If you would prefer to make your contribution via check, please make payable to In Memory Of, include the dedication name and charity organization and mail to:

IN MEMORY OF
P.O. Box 5472
Charlottesville, VA 22905

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To provide our services, cover credit card processing fees and grow our social organization, we receive six percent of the total contributions and add one dollar to the overall donation that will be charged to your card.

 
 

 

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