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GAB: Parks foundation announces fundraising campaign

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett County Parks Foundation has announced the Time to Fund Play campaign, designed to raise money for scholarships and various local park enhancements.

The Gwinnett Parks Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist the needs of Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation. In 2012, the foundation marks the 25th anniversary of GCPR as a countywide park system.

"The Gwinnett Parks Foundation is encouraging all citizens and patrons of Gwinnett County Parks to join the celebration by contributing a donation of $25 in honor of the 25-year anniversary," said Dewey McClain of the Gwinnett Parks Foundation.

Those who donate will receive a commemorative decal and special mention in the Gwinnett LIFE program guide. All donations are tax deductible. To donate or for more information on the Gwinnett Parks Foundation or the Time to Fund Play fundraising campaign, visit www.gwinnettparksfoundation.org.

Graystone Church plans community service day

LOGANVILLE -- Graystone Church will be holding its second annual Graystone Serves community service project from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Projects include:

-Clean-up and landscaping at Tribble Mill Park/Harbins Park

-Food Collection and Landscaping at Southeast Gwinnett Co-op

-Work Projects at the Path Project at Gwinnett Estates

-Painting at Gwinnett DFACS office

-Cleaning/landscaping at Grayson and Archer High Schools

-Cleaning/landscaping at McConnell Middle School

-Cleaning/landscaping at The Alcove Youth Shelter in Monroe

-Landscaping at the Loganville city library

-Outdoor clean-up/landscaping at Cooper and Trip Elementary Schools

-Care packages for local fire and police stations

More than 700 people from Graystone Church will be serving the community instead of going to church. For more information on Graystone Church please visit www.graystonechurch.com

Woman appointed to lead Partnership Against Domestic Violence

LAWRENCEVILLE -- BrandMortgage Senior Vice President and Controller Jennifer Jackson Cramer recently accepted a new position on the board of directors for Partnership Against Domestic Violence.

"We are delighted to welcome Jennifer to our board and appreciate her new commitment to taking a stand against the prevalence of domestic violence in Georgia and throughout the nation," said Meagan Fulmer, president and CEO of PADV. "Intimate partner violence affects one in every four women in the United States, and we rely heavily on the strength of our leadership team as we work to provide victims with the hope and resources they need to heal."

Founded in 1975, PADV is the oldest and largest domestic violence agency in Georgia. It serves over 18,000 woman and children annually through its crisis line, Fulton and Gwinnett safe houses, community-based support services and outreach programs.

The organization aims to raise awareness for the issue of domestic violence and empower its survivors.

For more information, visit www.padv.org or call 404 870-9600.

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