Kids' Chance Awareness Week 

Join Us for Kids’ Chance Awareness Week

November 13 - 17, 2023

Kids’ Chance Awareness Week provides a national platform to increase visibility for the Kids’ Chance mission. There are many ways for you to get involved and show your support. Visit the national website for more information.

Governor Brian Kemp has signed a proclamation declaring November 13 - 17, 2023, as Kids' Chance Awareness Week. Bringing awareness to our mission of educating the children of injured workers is such an important part of our organization. Thank you, Governor, for your continued support every year.


Local Union 72 Gives Back Big! 


On Tuesday, August 1, 2023, Terry Newsome Jr., Business Manager for UA Local 72 and Kids Chance board member, presented a donation of $55,000 to Kids Chance of Georgia, Inc. Representing plumbers, pipe fitters and HVACR Service Technicians, UA Local 72 held their second annual charity golf tournament with 124 players and over 60+ sponsors.  Several players came from other states including Pennsylvania, Florida and Texas to name few.  Lynda Smith, Executive Director for Kids Chance of Georgia, Inc., received the donation that was the result of this very successful event.


Annual Bird Supper


Jake Gragg, Kids' Chance of Georgia scholar, spoke at the annual Bird Supper on March 1st.  He is the recipient of the Hugh & Lynn McNatt Scholarship which is funded by this event.  He is pictured with Mrs. Lynn McNatt.  Since 1994 the Bird Supper has supported Kids' Chance of Georgia with over $1 million in scholarship funding.

Local Union 72 hosted their first annual charity golf tournament on June 4, 2022, naming Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc. as their beneficiary.  On Tuesday, June 7th, they presented Lynda Smith, Executive Director, with a check for $35,000.

Remembering Doug McCoy

Kids' Chance Founding Board Member
Kids' Chance Founding Board Member

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved friend, colleague, and Kids' Chance supporter, Mr. Doug McCoy.

If you ever had the privilege of meeting Doug, you walked away knowing three things. He loved his family, the Georgia Bulldogs, and Kids' Chance. Doug was one of the founding board members of Kids' Chance of Georgia, and he was instrumental in establishing our national organization, Kids' Chance of America. For decades, Doug shared the mission of Kids' Chance throughout his personal life and professional career in the insurance industry.

Doug commanded a room with his presence and personality. There will forever be a void in the hearts of Kids' Chance. Kids' Chance would not be the organization it is today without Doug McCoy.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Kids' Chance of America, Inc.

Annual Bird Supper Dinner Goes Virtual


For the first time in over 30 years, we have decided to transition this year’s annual Bird Supper to be a virtual campaign. It was a tough call to make, but the most important thing to us is the health and safety of all those who faithfully attend the Bird Supper every year.  
Although we are not gathering in person this year, we want to continue pursuing our fundraising goals for Kids’ Chance of Georgia.  Kids’ Chance provides educational scholarships to the children of Georgia workers who have been seriously, catastrophically, or fatally injured in work-related accidents.
Over the years, the Bird Supper, with your support has raised over $1 million and supported numerous students through college.  At last year’s Bird Supper event we heard from scholarship recipient Lennis George. Lennis’s father was involved in a work-related accident in 2003 and suffered multiple injuries to his back and neck. Through the support of Kids’ Chance, Lennis obtained a sociology degree from Georgia State University in 2019 and currently works in the field of safety for Apex Companies.  Lennis continues to give back to Kids’ Chance by speaking at Kids’ Chance events and assisting in the Kids’ Chance Alumni Association.
To maximize your support, Balch & Bingham along with Hall Booth Smith, have agreed to match up to $5,000 each of all tax-deductible donations. 

To donate on behalf of the Bird Supper, please include “Bird Supper” in the memo line when filling out the giving form.

New Board Member

The Atlanta Police Department and Kids' Chance of Georgia would like to congratulate Sergeant Fredrick Harper on his latest community accomplishment.

Outside of police work, Sgt. Harper looks for ways to give back to the community and help kids. Due to his relationship with the Kids’ Chance of Georgia organization, their Board of Directors recently unanimously nominated him to their Board.

In addition to his regular duties at APD, he is now the official liaison between Kids’ Chance and the City of Atlanta Police Department. He will be participating in various ways to make a difference in the lives of kids who need it most.

Kids' Chance of Georgia is honored to have Sergeant Harper as the newest member of our Board of Directors!

Kids' Chance Memory Quilt

Kids' Chance Memory Quilt, created from t-shirts from past events, raised over $500 in a raffle during the 2019 GA WC Board Annual Conference.

Quilt Picture


Congratulations to Ann Bishop, who is the 2018 recipient of the Howard R. Osofsky Kids’ Chance ICLE Auction Award.  This award is given annually to a member of the workers’ compensation community to recognize their commitment and dedication to the goals of Kids’ Chance of Georgia.

Ann Bishop