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The Kiwanis Club of Suwanee will hold its third annual charity golf tournament Tuesday at Bear's Best Atlanta, 5342 Aldeburgh Drive in Suwanee. Registration and a continental breakfast will run from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. A cookout will follow. The registration fee is $150 per player.
The Kiwanis Club is a local service organization made up of businessmen and businesswomen who volunteer in the community. The club is trying to surpass the $12,500 it raised last year to support a variety of community and youth organizations. For more information, call Kevin O'Brien at 404-932-5381.
PointClear donation to help children receive backpacks
Norcross-based business outsourcing company PointClear announced its employees have raised enough money to fill 100 backpacks with school supplies for Gwinnett County children who might not otherwise be able to afford bookbags and supplies. The effort was part of a larger backpack drive organized by the Norcross Cooperative Ministry.
The backpacks were donated by Ikea in Atlanta. Extra supplies that didn't fit into the packs were donated to the Gwinnett County school system.
For more information, visit www.pointclear.com.
Co-op gets big
Kay Whithear from the Lilburn Cooperative Ministry recently called to tell us about Primerica Financial Services' summer food drive, which brought in five pickup trucks full of food.
This year, the company decided to make their annual food drive for the co-op a competition between the departments, leading to their biggest drive yet, Whithear said. Summer is often a hard time for the county's cooperative ministries, which provide food, clothing and bill-paying assistance for local low-income families. The Lilburn co-op helps about 150 families per week.
"We're always short on food this time of year," Whithear said. "That help has just made an amazing difference."
Concert will benefit Katrina survivors
Six Flags Over Georgia will host a benefit concert for survivors of Hurricane Katrina Saturday and Aug. 27. The concert will raise money for the Tipitina's Foundation, a nonprofit group that's working to restore Louisiana's music community following the hurricane.
Six bands will travel from New Orleans to perform all weekend at the park. Concerts will begin at 11 a.m. each day and run all day long. Scheduled acts include Jumpin Johnny and the Blues Party, the Stooges Brass Band with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and Lil Brian and The Zydeco Travelers.
Tickets are on sale for $29.99, and they're available online only. Tickets include park admission, and $5 of each ticket sold will go to the Tipitina's Foundation. Visit www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia for tickets. Visit www.tipitinasfoundation.org for information on the Tipitina's Foundation.
Hurricane relief house sells
Richpoint Properties and the City of Suwanee recently announced they have sold a Hurricane Relief House to raise money for the city of Long Beach, Miss., which was hit hard during Hurricane Katrina. The sale of the house raised $30,560 for the Gulf Coast city.
Lynne Mouchet purchased the house, located in the Stonecypher neighborhood in Suwanee. She and her two dogs moved in during July.
Nonprofit accepts donated laptops
The Norcross-based nonprofit group African Child Care Association Inc. accepts donations of laptop computers, cars, trucks, vans, boats, RVs and real estate. The tax-deductible donations help the group in its mission of supporting children and families in sub-Saharan Africa who are affected by HIV and AIDS. To donate, call 678-775-6060. For more information about African Child Care Association, visit www.accainc.org.
Church a drop-off point for Angel Food Ministries
Angel Food Ministries recently added a new distribution point - Gracepoint Church of the Nazarene, located at 2900 Rosebud Road in Loganville. Angel Food is a nonprofit, non-denominational group that provides food and financial support to communities across the country.
The group sells boxes of groceries, containing full menus of fresh and frozen items, at about half the retail price. For information on order and distribution dates, call Debi Tanner at