Thank you for supporting Atlanta Grade School Friends. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and appreciated, and should you wish to donate in honor or in memory of someone special, just let us know on the donation forms provided.
This is our introductory giving page on BetterUnite. If you would like to direct your charitable donation to supporting our essential daily operations, or make your donation in support of the restoration capital campaign, you can now select either option. We anticipate offering additional special campaigns and events on this page in the months and years ahead.
The mission of Atlanta Grade School Friends is to restore the historic Atlanta-Miller Grade School located on Miller Street in Atlanta, Texas. From 1936 to 1974 the school provided a safe and welcoming environment for Atlanta's children and their dedicated teachers. In addition to renovation of the building and the continued maintenance thereof, Atlanta Grade School Friends oversees the development and management of educational programs and related activities for all ages that enhance the building's usefulness.
Atlanta-Miller Grade School is a unique WPA-era school building dating from 1936. It took 120 days to complete construction of the school, and it opened for the fall semester that year. The school was beloved by many.
After many years of neglect, a group of former students and community advocates purchased the property, cleaned it up and stabilized the school. In 2023, the building was removed from the Preservation Texas "most endangered" list of historic sites, in view of our dedicated efforts the past few years. We are now planning a major gift campaign to fully restore the school and to secure National Register status, while also creating a modern community center for educational programming of all kinds.
Your donation will help the good work continue. We simply cannot accomplish all we do without charitable donations from supporters like you. Thank you!
Atlanta Grade School Friends does its banking with Red River Credit Union in Atlanta, Texas. Your donation goes electronically and securely direct to our bank account there. Questions? Reach out via email anytime to our Treasurer, Danny Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org.