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Library drive, golf tournament will benefit Habitat for Humanity

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.

Gwinnett County Public Library branches will collect donations of items for Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity from Saturday through Nov. 4. Items will also be collected at Gwinnett Reads program events. Habitat for Humanity is asking for the following donations: 25-foot and 30-foot tape measures, leather palm work gloves, safety glasses, speed squares, aluminum framing squares, drill bits, screwdriver bits, cloth pouches and levels. For more information, visit www.gwinnettreads.org.

•The Nail it for Habitat golf tournament and silent auction, a benefit for Gwinnett County Habitat for Humanity, is scheduled for Wednesday at Bear's Best Atlanta in Suwanee. Lunch starts at 12:15 p.m. and the scramble-format tournament will start at 1 p.m. For more information on Habitat for Humanity, visit www.habitatgwinnett.org.

Project Playhouse auction is Saturday

A reminder - HomeAid Atlanta's Project Playhouse live auction will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Mall of Georgia. The fundraiser will auction off five state-of-the-art mini mansions, built by Atlanta homebuilders. All proceeds - including ticket sales, raffle and auction, will help provide shelter facilities to the temporarily homeless. Mall of Georgia is located at 3333 Buford Drive in Buford. For more information, call 678-775-1401 or visit www.homeaidatlanta.org.

Breast cancer walk scheduled for Friday

Tutus for Tatas, a top breast cancer fundraising team based in Gwinnett, will participate in the 2006 Atlanta 3- Day Walk, a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Friday at Northpoint Mall in Alpharetta. For more information, visit www.the3day.org.

Knitting event

will create afghans for a cause

Knitters, crocheters and crafters are invited to participate in this year's Warm up America event from 1 to 5 p.m. today at local Michaels stores. The national program provides hand-knitted and crocheted afghans to people in need.

The colorful, full-size afghans will be donated to various community nonprofit groups, such as homeless shelters, the Salvation Army and children's hospitals. Call 1-800-MICHAELS or visit www.michaels.com for more information.

Skating party

will benefit

AIDS campaign

The Show Me The Way Foundation will hold a skating party fundraiser for the Hope For Our Youth HIV/AIDS awareness campaign from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Skate A Long USA in Lilburn.

The Hope For Our Youth campaign focuses on HIV testing for high school and college students. The Show Me the Way Foundation offers positive group activities and mentoring programs for local children.

Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children. Skate A Long USA is located at 744 Beaver Ruin Road in Lilburn. For more information, call 770-906-7605 or e-mail redzhotpro@aol.com.

Children's shelter gala will be

held in Atlanta

The Atlanta Children's Shelter will celebrate 20 years of service with its first fundraising gala at 7 p.m. Friday at the Foundry at Puritan Mill in Atlanta.

The gala will include a cocktail buffet, silent and live auctions and dancing, and ACS founders and supporters will be honored. Norcross resident LaDetra White and Michael Frech, a social worker for Gwinnett County Public Schools, both sit on the board for the Atlanta Children's Shelter.

The Atlanta Children's Shelter provides meals, clothing, medical attention and education to Atlanta's homeless children, as well as helps homeless parents find jobs, housing and social service agencies. Tickets are $125 per person. For more information, call 404-892-3713 or visit www.atlantachildrensshelter.com.