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Kiwanis Club raises $16K for Duluth children's groups

Are you aware of an event or project that benefits our community? Contact Shelley Mann at 770-963-9205 ext. 1305 or shelley.mann@gwinnettdailypost.com.

More than 100 golfers took part in this year's annual Kiwanis Club of Duluth golf tournament May 16, which raised $16,000 for children's charities in the Duluth area.

A highlight of the event was a live auction conducted by state Rep. Brooks Coleman (R-Duluth) and Duluth Mayor Shirley Lasseter. The money raised will go to Hearts Everywhere Reaching Out for Children, a group that helps children infected with and affected by HIV or AIDS; Operation One Voice, which raises money for children of fallen Special Operations Forces; and the Foster Children's Foundation, a group that provides emergency shelter to children.

The Kiwanis Club of Duluth is a service organization that meets at noon each Wednesday at Kurt's Restaurant in Duluth. For more information, visit www.duluthkiwanis.org.

Organ donation group looking

for volunteers

LifeLink of Georgia, a nonprofit agency that coordinates organ and tissue donations in Georgia, is seeking volunteers to assist with educational programs. Volunteer activities include public speaking, staffing information tables at driver license offices and health fairs, and presentations to nursing and medical staff.

The group is looking for former organ recipients and their families, patients waiting for an organ or tissue transplant or donor families, but the program is open to anyone interested in organ and tissue donation. All volunteers are formally trained by LifeLink staff. To become a volunteer or to learn more about organ and tissue donation, call Terri Medina at 770-225-5465 or visit www.lifelinkfound.org.

Registration open for AIDS walk

Just a reminder - you can register for the AIDGwinnett AIDS Walk team anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the AIDGwinnett offices, 3075 Breckinridge Blvd. in Duluth.

The AIDS Walk will be held Oct. 15 at Piedmont Park in Atlanta. Every dollar collected by AIDGwinnett team members and supporting organizations on the AIDGwinnett team will help provide client services, medical care and prevention education in Gwinnett, Rockdale and Newton counties, said the group's volunteer manager Brian Peckinpaugh.

You can also register by phone at 678-990-6440 or online at www.AIDGwinnett.org.

Home energy assistance program now available

The Partnership for Community Action is now offering a low-income home energy assistance program for the summer months. The group can help pay electric bills for Gwinnett residents who meet the 150 percent of poverty income guidelines and are able to provide proof of income for all household members for the last 30 days, their most recent home electric bill, verification of social security numbers for all household members and a picture ID. For more information, call 770-564-1702.