Atlanta-based special needs school, Cumberland Academy of Georgia, will partake in Georgia Gives Day, a statewide fundraising initiative, on November 27, 2018.Students smiling on Georgia Gives Day

Cumberland Academy of Georgia, a school for students with special needs located in Atlanta, Georgia, will participate in Georgia Gives Day on Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Georgia Gives Day is an annual statewide fundraising initiative day where nonprofits raise awareness about their causes and elicit donations from the community.

“Cumberland Academy of Georgia is a nonprofit school, and we depend on donations from the community in order to provide the best educational experience possible for our students. It is our goal to produce a unique and tailored learning environment for our students to develop independent life skills,” explains Debbi Scarborough, headmaster and founding director of the school. “The staff and students are so excited for this year’s Georgia Gives Day. It is the perfect opportunity to remind the community of our purpose and the importance of donations to keep the school thriving.”

During the month of November, students of Cumberland are participating in an UNselfie contest thrown by Georgia Gives. Students post selfies of themselves holding up messages of why the community should donate to their school. The purpose of this contest is to garner excitement about donating on #GivingTuesday. The Cumberland students are enthusiastic about both the contest and the day itself.  

This is the fifth year Cumberland Academy has participated in Georgia Gives Day, and the school hopes the outcome can be even better than last year.

“Every year, our goal is a little higher,” states Scarborough. “If you make a donation on the 27th, please consider the students and staff of Cumberland.”

To donate on November 27th, please visit Cumberland is grateful to all donors and thanks the community in advance for donating to the school.

About Cumberland Academy of Georgia: 
Cumberland Academy of Georgia specializes in the needs of students in grades 4 through 12 who have high-functioning autism, Asperger’s syndrome, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities. Cumberland was founded in 2007 by Debbi and Matthew Scarborough, and is a fully-accredited, independent, non-profit school that seeks to provide a safe and supportive academic atmosphere for its students. Cumberland accepts applications year-round. To schedule a family tour, please contact Terri Brooks, director of admissions, at 404-835-9000, or email