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Due to inclement weather in the Augusta area, Cingo visits scheduled for Tuesday, March 6 are being rescheduled.

Circle & Shield

Honoring community heroes


Safe & Secure

Cingo means to surround and secure — to protect. That’s what we do. And we have a lot of respect for those who take it upon themselves to make protection a part of what they do, too. That’s why we’ve launched Circle & Shield, our award to those who help make the world a better place, a safer place. 

The Cingo Way

Each month, Cingo’s team members will select a community member to receive our Circle & Shield award, and we’ll share their story. It’s the Cingo way of honoring some of the quiet heroes in our community.

Share the Stories

Who helps make your world more safe and secure? They are our future Circle & Shield honorees. The high school student fighting bullying. The volunteer collecting infant items for mothers in need. The retired gentleman repairing playground equipment. We’re looking for ordinary people making extraordinary contributions. Click here to nominate someone for Cingo’s Circle & Shield. We'll do the rest.

Warner Robins Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter

A childhood experience instills purpose in founder of Warner Robins' Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter.

Effingham County Navigator Team

Effingham County Navigator Team provides friendship, support and recreation to families with children with disabilities.

Our Giving Garden

Our Giving Garden partners with other non-profits to provide organic vegetables and a safe space.

Adaptive Expeditions

Charleston native Joe Moore created what he couldn’t find — a safe way to return to the water sports he loved as a child.

Charitable Hearts for Children Savannah

Savannah charity helps bereaved students complete their education.

The Grover Family

All In For Miller helps families with financial burdens associated with coping with a child’s illness.

Abba House

With locations in Perry and Dawsonville, Abba House opens its doors to women and children in need.

Lyndsi Hatfield

Hatfield operates a lemonade and hot chocolate stand to raise money for first responders. She buys snacks and drinks for every public safety department in Emanuel County.

Lisa Sulka

Partnering with the Lutzie 43 Foundation, Mayor’s goal is to eliminate distracted driving — first in Bluffton, then across South Carolina.

Emily Kerr

Education major Emily Kerr moves beyond teaching to bring much-needed support to students and teachers.

J.O.Y. Clinic

Volunteer medical professionals give primary care — and more — to more than 200 patients who lack healthcare insurance.

Whitney Gilliard

Whitney Gilliard, co-founder of Gilliard & Company, draws on personal experience to create nonprofit.

Matt Lever

Matt Lever founded Prodigal Ministries, a non-profit that helps men rebuild lives ravaged by alcohol and drugs.

Noelle Gorinas and Anna Hardy

Lawrenceville middle schoolers Noelle and Anna sold slime to raise money for a shelter that helps homeless children.

Bonnie Rachael

For retired police officer Bonnie Rachael, horses lead the way to comfort, confidence and learning.

Bobby Brantley

CHAMPS program covers everything from drug awareness to home safety.

Domonic Purviance

Domonic Purviance hopes Atlanta program will spread across the country.

Nicole Orsini

Charleston’s Nicole Orsini helps autistic children cope with stressful situations.

Barbara Ross

Milledgeville’s Barbara Ross helps women ‘take their power back.’

Junior Elkhatib

You’ll find Junior Elkhatib riding his motorcycle for causes that are helping people in Vidalia, GA.

Alfonzo Williams

Sheriff Alfonzo Williams works to keep the people of Burke County safe in ways that go far beyond the badge.

Beth Drafts

Beth realized the biggest barrier for families providing safe and secure homes to orphans was the high cost of adoption. Now she’s raising money to help.

Ginger Horne and Becky Green

Sisters Ginger and Becky had a loving, safe childhood. Now, they’re making sure other girls have a safe place too.

Darius Scott of Effingham County

Savannah area teenager tackles the tough issue of human trafficking to help keep others safe.

Lyle Gordon of Douglas

If someone needs help, Lyle Gordon gives it. And at age 85, he’s not even close to slowing down.

Jay Bailey of Dublin

Jay wanted to give back to a world that had blessed him. That’s why he’s made it his mission to better the lives of children through foster care.