Georgia United Foundation provides $19K makeover to Cousins Middle School

The Newton County school is a School Crashers® recipient and received a music room makeover

DULUTH, GA (October 8, 2019) — On October 4, 2019, the students, faculty and staff at Cousins Middle School celebrated the opening of their upgraded music room, thanks to Georgia United Foundation’s sixth annual School Crashers® program.

Out of 300+ entries across the state, Cousins Middle School was selected to receive a music room “mini-crash” which included new carpet, courtesy of Mohawk, a Guitar Center brand sound system, Wenger risers, posture chairs, 40 new music stands, five electronic keyboards and three boomboxes.

The makeover grant totaled over $19,000.

Georgia United Business Development Officer, Leigh Gant, stated, “It was an honor to help improve the school’s music room. We know it’s imperative for students to have an outlet that encourages self-expression and we hope the new musical instruments and equipment inspires their creativity and supports their social development.”

Cousins Middle School is a Title 1 school, located at 8187 Carlton Trail NW, in Covington Georgia and has an enrollment of 800+ students.

Cousins Middle School was named a 2019 School Crashers® recipient and received new instruments, equipment and carpet for their music media room. Pictured in front, Georgia United Business Development Officer, Leigh Gant (left), Principal Atosha Logan (center) and choir teacher Krista Firkus (right).

About Georgia United Foundation

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

About School Crashers

School Crashers is Georgia United Foundation’s largest community service program that offers schools across the state the opportunity to apply for a school facility makeover. The nomination period is typically open in March and anyone can nominate a deserving school by submitting a 250-word statement explaining why their school should receive a makeover along with supporting photos of the areas in need. Over the last five years, the program has provided 33 makeovers totaling over $1MM in improvements. Visit for details and photos of previous school recipients.

About Georgia United Credit Union

Georgia United Credit Union is an award-winning financial leader and partner in education. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with $1.3 billion in assets, 163,000 members and 19 branch locations.  As a full-service financial institution, they offer competitive products and services for every stage of life Visit to learn more and follow the credit union on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


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