The group, called the AERO Club, raises funds through an annual campaign, according to a release. A board of Marietta employees then evaluates grant requests from the community to decide where best to pass on the donations.
Grants were given to several recipients, and include the Cobb Literacy Council and Cobb County children who’ve made wishes through Make-a-Wish Georgia.
“The Lockheed Martin AERO Club grants reflect the diverse interests of our employees and have an enduring impact on children and families supported through giving,” said Shan Cooper, general manager and vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Marietta facility and president of the Marietta LM AERO Club. “It is reassuring to know our donations are helping to improve families through job training, education and family services. We are proud to support children with health needs in meaningful ways.”