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Agencies receive funds from United Way Women's Legacy

LAWRENCEVILLE -Ten Gwinnett County agencies Wednesday received funds in support of their programs and services from the United Way Women's Legacy.

A total of $49,000 - proceeds from the Women's Legacy fashion show held earlier this year - was presented to organizations that provide services from emergency financial assistance and shelter for victims of domestic violence to after school programs and health care for children.

"We are able to share with our local nonprofits the fruits of our labor," said Renee Byrd-Lewis, chair of the United Way in Gwinnett Women's Legacy Council.

The following organizations received grant awards Wednesday:

· Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett Inc. - $10,000 for children's health care services and dental services

· Spectrum Autism Support Group Inc. - $10,000 for children's camps

· Dream House for Medically Fragile Children Inc. - $5,000 for transitional care and foster home support

· Center for Pan Asian Community Services Inc. - $5,000 for a domestic violence victims shelter

· Partnership Against Domestic Violence Inc. - $4,000 for children's therapeutic programs

· Lilburn Cooperative Ministry - $3,000 for emergency assistance

· Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry - $3,000 for emergency assistance

· Norcross Cooperative Ministry - $3,000 for emergency assistance

· Rainbow Village Inc. - $3,000 for after school programs

· Family Promise of Gwinnett County Inc. - $3,000 for child care services