Norcross co-op collecting school supplies

NORCROSS - The Norcross Cooperative Ministry is collecting school supplies for children through July 31. The co-op will attempt to fill 950 book bags that will be distributed to Gwinnett County students of all ages Aug. 8 at the Book Bag Bonanza.

"Last year donations filled 700 book bags and generated an equal number of smiles, thanks to the generosity of our community," said Shirley Cabe, the co-op's executive director. This year, the ministry is serving 35 percent more families.

The Norcross co-op is located at 2275 Mitchell St. in Norcross and provides a food pantry, clothes closet, household items, job search counseling, financial assistance and more to help the local community. Donations and volunteers are greatly appreciated. Visit or call 770-263-0013 for more information.

League plans violence discussion

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett County League of Women Voters is hosting a moderated panel discussion about domestic violence Tuesday at the Five Forks library branch.

The panel will feature Jennifer Thomas of the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, Jeanette Soto of the Partnership Against Domestic Violence and Julie Mauney of the Gwinnett County Family Violence Task Force.

The panel, "Reducing Domestic Violence Deaths in Gwinnett County," is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library at 2780 Five Forks-Trickum Road in Lawrenceville.

For more information, e-mail or call 678-768-8136.

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