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Family Connection Ferst Readers Campaign. 

Book Character Contest

Did you know having access to books in the home is one of the top predictors of school success? During the month of October, Ferst Readers of Emanuel County will have a virtual fundraiser to provide more books to children in Emanuel County. This fundraiser will enable us to send quality, age-appropriate books to children under the age of 5 in our community.  We currently provide books to our Early Learning Center. Over 100 children receive a book each month in our community, and we can’t wait to watch those numbers grow! The fundraiser will run from Oct 1st to 31st. This will be a character vs. character competition, and prizes will be awarded to the TOP 3 winners!

Visit to vote. See the table below for participants and vote totals. We will try to keep it updated as often as possible. 

Ferst Readers Fundraiser 2023 - FINAL Total - $7729

Below is a list of resources (with links) available in Emanuel County for families. 


  • Text 'FOOD' to 877-877 to find free meals
  • Straight Talk users can text 'COVID' to 611611 for free additional data benefits
  • For Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) contact Community Action in Augusta at 706-722-0493 or visit website

Community Resources

COVID Support Line

The Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line provides 24/7 free and confidential assistance to callers needing emotional support or resource information as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emotional Support Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals and others who have received training in crisis counseling

CARES Hotline


Substance Abuse Challenges Call or Text Every Day of The Year 8:30AM - 11:00PM

Department of Public Health


The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic

Peer Support

Operating since the opening of the Peer Support and Wellness Center of Decatur in 2008, the warm line provides Georgians the opportunity to receive peer support over the phone 24 hours a day.

Call 888-945-1414 (toll-free) statewide