Georgia United Foundation provides $22K media center makeover

East Laurens Elementary School was named a 2019 School Crashers recipient

DULUTH, GA (October 1, 2019) — On August 25, 2019, East Laurens Elementary officially opened its media center doors to its 600 students after receiving a “mini-crash” from Georgia United Foundation’s sixth annual School Crashers® program.

Out of 300+ entries submitted across the state, East Laurens Elementary was selected to receive a media center makeover that included new carpet, fresh paint and fun, flexible furniture including whiteboard tables. The “mini-crash” grant totaled over $22,000.

Georgia United Business Development Officer, Ken Chrzanowski stated, “It was a pleasure working alongside Principal Kelly Dean, the faculty and staff to provide a refreshed and inspiring learning space for the students. The media center is now a bright and happy place for students to spend time in.”

East Laurens Elementary is a Title 1 school, located at 960 Highway 80 in East Dublin, Georgia and has an enrollment of 600+ students.

East Laurens Elementary School received a media center makeover from Georgia United Foundation’s sixth annual School Crashers program. Superintendent Dan Bringman (far left), Pricipal Kelly Dean (center) and Georgia United Credit Union Busines Development Officer, Ken Chrzanowski (right).

About Georgia United Credit Union

Georgia United Credit Union is anaward-winning financial leader and partner in education. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with over $1.5 billion in assets, 168,000members 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.

About the 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 by way of corporate contributions and delivered through volunteerism from the credit union and community partners. The Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is the philanthropic arm of Georgia United Credit Union. Visit to learn more.

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.


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