What We Do

ACTS builds partnerships between Columbia and its sister city of Kutaisi, Georgia, including for health care, education and humanitarian aid. Children are the focus of projects such as iodized salt drives that combatted developmental disorders, a summer camp where kids learn to manage diabetes, and clinics for impoverished mothers and infants.

Why We’re Great

For 20 years, ACTS has rallied hundreds to open their hearts and help a struggling young democracy survive. Whether packing donated drugs and medical supplies for refugees or giving iodized salt, eyeglasses, used books or toys, mid-Missourians have been there for Georgia. ACTS makes sure these lovingly donated items go to those who need them most.

Why We Deserve Your Support

Columbia and Kutaisi’s sister-city relationship truly relies on community engagement to thrive. For two decades, exchanges of medical, business and government professionals and college students have educated and broadened viewpoints of people in both cities. ACTS continues to prove that even small efforts to reach out can make a huge difference.

What We Need

Grant search and writing support, fundraiser organization and sponsorships, donations to cover transportation expenses for donated items, donations of tires for delivery trucks, families to host or befriend and encourage visiting Georgians

Executive Director:

Patricia Blair, M.D.

Years in Service:



601 Business Loop 70 W., Suite 113 P.O. Box 7026
Columbia, Missouri 65205







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