ATLANTA, GA – Four Georgia children were each awarded $1,529 for their college savings as winners of the We Care, Child Care Sweepstakes. The winners’ child care facilities also won $1,529 through the sweepstakes.

This is the ninth year that the Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) and Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan have partnered to offer Georgia children an opportunity to win money for college through the sweepstakes.

Winners of the We Care, Child Care Sweepstakes include:

  • Kameron Moore and Heavenly Place Learning Center, Hinesville
  • Abigail Faulkner and Sunbrook Academy at Mirror Lake, Villa Rica
  • Esa Smith and Peek-A-Boo Learning Center, Macon
  • Vaeda Lee and Cloud Spring Academy, Rossville

This year 6,477 children were entered in the sweepstakes.

We are excited to partner with the Department of Early Care and Learning to promote saving for education through the We Care, Child Care Sweepstakes,” said Georgia Student Finance Commission President Lynne Riley. “Our mission at the Georgia Student Finance Commission is to help students pursue higher education with the least out-of-pocket costs possible. This sweepstakes has awarded more than $95,000 to Georgia children for their college savings while increasing awareness of the benefits of saving regularly over time.”

Winners were randomly selected from each of four regions in Georgia – Metro Atlanta, Southeast, North and South Georgia.

Congratulations to the families and child care facilities that won this year’s We Care, Child Care sweepstakes,” said DECAL Commissioner Amy M. Jacobs. “At DECAL we focus on laying a solid academic foundation on which a child’s school and workforce career can be built. The Path2College 529 Plan helps a family lay a solid financial foundation to support that child’s higher ed or workforce plans. Together, we can help make a student’s dreams come true.”

For more information about the Path2College 529 Plan or to open a college savings account, please visit or call (877) 424-4377.

To learn more about Georgia's Path2College 529 Plan, its investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses please see the Plan Description at Read it carefully. Investments in the Plan are neither insured nor guaranteed and there is the risk of investment loss. TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, Member FINRA, distributor and underwriter for the Path2College 529 Plan.


Mitch Seabaugh, Path2College Plan
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Jennifer Wiggins, Wiggins PR
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