ELECTRONIC DOLLAR - How to Donate to The Craddock Center
Most banks offer a complimentary Bill Payment service with their online banking service. Direct EFT deposit to a Craddock Center bank account can be established through these electronic bill pay services without incurring any charges for the payment. However, to avoid transaction charges, this MUST BE established using the “Pay a person” payee. DO NOT set up The Craddock Center through “Add a charity” as this service usually attracts fees and results in a paper check which we are trying to eliminate.
These instructions are general in nature and may vary according the particular bank service you are using. Below is an example of how you might go about setting this up.
T: Good morning! The Craddock Center… IG: Tammy, it’s Ima Given. Please explain this "electronic dollar" business I saw in the January Milk and Honey.
T: Oh, hello, Mrs. Given! Thank you so much for asking. That’s our new way to support The Craddock Center right from your bank account. IG: Well, I make my contribution every week, like most people. Walk me through it. T: Sure! Are you on your online banking website? IG: Yes, and I’ve selected Pay A Person, just like it says in the newsletter. It’s asking me for the phone number… T: Great! Just type in 706 632 1772. Your system may automatically find us using the phone number, but if it doesn’t, you can enter the other information yourself. Where it asks for a name, type in first name: THE CRADDOCK last name: CENTER, INC. If you’re asked for an address, please use P.O. Box 69, 947 Cher-ry Log St., Cherry Log, GA 30522. If you’re asked for an email address, please use email@example.com.
IG: Now it’s asking me for a "keyword." What’s a key-word? T: Please just type in children. That just helps me on my end. IG: …D-R-E-N. OK, I’m done. T: Great! Now you can set up your automatic donation as you would any other payment. IG: I’ll do that. Now you know Mr. Given likes to use his credit card for his donation each week. Does this "electronic dollar" business mean he can’t do that on The Craddock Center website anymore? T: Not at all! Mr. Given can keep using the Click & Pledge link on our web page at www.craddockcenter.org. IG: Tammy, you’re a dear. Thank you for your help. T: Nice speaking with you, Mrs. Given. Hello to Mr. Giv-en, and call back anytime. Bye-bye! — Julie Jabaley
HEARD YOUR VOICE
I am happy to introduce the next Executive Director of The Craddock Center, Julie Jabaley. You may recall in the December Milk & Honey Dr. Craddock suggested the next Executive Director might be someone around the corner or within the sound of his voice. But the Search Committee hadn’t met Julie then. There were many strong applicants from both near and far, but Julie’s experience and education proved to be just what the Search Committee was looking for. She has degrees in French, Instructional Technology, Public Health and teaching certificates in Early Childhood Education and Reading (endorsement). Julie worked at Emory University in Development as a technical writer and training specialist for database technical support and reporting. At Georgia State University Julie served as technology instructor research assistant and Assistant Director of Technology, Research and Curriculum in the Public Health Department.
When she taught first and second graders, she said she saw how critical the preschool foundations for reading are. She is very excited about the role The Craddock Center’s Children’s Enrichment Program plays in helping prepare students for kindergarten. After observing the impact hunger, poor health care and homelessness have on learning, Julie was led to get a Master’s in Public Health. Julie said, “Education shifts a person, but education plus health work together to lift folks out of cyclical poverty.”
Julie looks forward to leading The Craddock Center through the coming years and getting to know all who support the Center as well as who benefit from its services.
Julie said, “Who’d have ever thunk it? I got my cabin in Cherry Log as a retreat — but a job? Who wouldn’t love this job — helping deliver happy & hope?”
I know you will join the Board and staff in welcoming Julie as she begins April 1! — TLS