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Nonprofits share their Christmas wish lists for 2012

You may have started your holiday shopping for your friends, family and co-workers, but have you thought of giving anything to local nonprofits?

With the tough economy, many families are reaching out for help and the Gwinnett charities need help with day-to-day needs as well as with the usual Christmas crunch. Here's the annual wish list of many of the nonprofits who are asking for extra help in December.

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BusiNeighbor Inc.

"Business owners who care about their neighbors"

3235 Satellite Blvd., Building 400, Suite 300, Duluth

770-291-2076

www.busineighbor.org

• Two stainless steel 9-quart chafing dishes, stand and lid

• One stainless steel soup chafing dish 4 and quart lid and stand

• Toys

• Sterno burners

• Two stainless steel 19-quart chafing dishes, stand and lid

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Family Promise of Gwinnett -- The SaltLight Center

"Sharing Christ's love through hospitality"

678-376-8950

www.familypromisegwinnett.org

• Backpacks and large tote bags

• White twin size sheets

• Women's pajamas, sizes small through extra large

• Pack-n-play and sheets

• $25 gift cards from Walmart and Visa cards

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Georgia Radio Reading Service

"Broadcasting the printed word to Georgia's blind and visually impaired communities"

1-800-672-6173

www.garrs.net

•Special radios for the blind

• New York Times best-seller books

• Annual subscriptions to magazines

• Annual subscriptions to newspapers

• Radio show sponsorship

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Gwinnett Children's Shelter

"Where hope lives"

P.O. Box 527, Buford

678-546-8770

www.gwinnettchildrenshelter.org

• Oxygen saturation monitor

• Clinic bed, likes the ones in the schools

• Pill counter

• Two washers and dryers

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Gwinnett Department of Family and Children's Services

446 W. Crogan St., Lawrenceville

770-339-2370

• Warm coats for kids (infants to teens)

• Teen Christmas gift items

• New shoes for all ages

• Suitcases for kids

• New teen clothing, sizes small to double extra large

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Norcross Co-operative Ministry

"Caring for the community -- one family at a time"

2275 Mitchell St., Norcross

www.norcrossco-op.org

• New unwrapped toys and gifts

• Gift cards for Wal-Mart, Target and Kroger

• Cereal, jelly and canned meat

• Personal care items

• Funds to meet the needs of clients

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Overcomer's House Inc.

"Conquering our struggles one step at a time"

2585 Highpoint Road, Unit E, Snellville

www.myovercomershouse.org

• Non-perishable food

• Toys for Christmas giveaway

• Van to help with transportation

• Financial supporters

• Gift cards

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Place of Seven Springs

"Giving hope. Encouraging lives"

3541 Stone Mountain Highway, Suite 6, Snellville

770-736-3377

www.placeofsevensprings.com

• Funds to help meet community needs

• Washer and dryer

• Gift cards for Lowes or Home Depot

• Gas cards

• Thrift store donations

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Rainbow Village

"Breaking the cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence."

3427 Duluth Highway 120, Duluth770-497-1888

www.rainbowvillage.org

• New twin comforter sets

• House hold items and kitchen supplies

• Welcome mats for exterior doors

• Cleaning kits and products

• Gift cards

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Signs and Wonders Inc. -- The Quinn House

120 S. Perry St., Lawrenceville

770-962-0420

www.thequinnhouse.com

• 100 padded stackable chairs

• Underwear, T-shirts and socks for men, sizes medium through double extra large

• Sweatpants and shirts, sizes large through double extra large

• Coats

• Gift cards

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SE Gwinnett Co-operative Ministry

"S2H -- Satisfying two hungers"

1200 Athens Highway, Grayson

770-985-5229

www.segwinnettcoop.org

• Bibles

• Canned food

• Heavy paper bags

• Personal hygiene items, including toilet paper

• Three new computers

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SafetySmart Lilburn

"Building the safest community in Georgia"

4155 Highway 29, Suite 8121, Lilburn

www.safetysmartlilburn.org

• Eight neighborhoods in Lilburn to start new neighborhood watches

• Information to be circulated to all Lilburn residents encouraging involvement

• More community service projects

• Good responses to the 2013's 30047 ZIP code survey

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The Salvation Army of Gwinnett

"Doing the most good"

3455 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville

770-724-1660

www.salvationarmy.org

• Volunteers to ring bells at the Salvation Army kettle donation sites

• Sponsors to buy Christmas gifts for needy Gwinnett children

• Volunteers to pack Christmas bags

• Volunteers to distribute the Christmas bags

• Volunteers to host holiday food drives, pack food and distribute boxes

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Why Not Ministries

"Offering a hand up, not a hand out"

P.O. Box 466565, Lawrenceville

www.whynotministriesonline.org

• Homes to house low-income single parent families

• Funds to provide emergency housing for low-income single parent families

• Gift cards for gas and groceries

• Make GoodSearch your homepage and designate Why Not Ministries as your charity

• Services of a website designer

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2nd Step Ministries Inc.

"Helping others help themselves"

7742 Spalding Drive, Suite 143, Norcross

770-315-6367

www.2ndstepministries.org

• Combs and brushes for gift baskets

• Hotel size toiletries for gift baskets

• Crayons and coloring books for toddlers

• Bibs and pacifiers for infants

• Gift cards

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Access To Law Foundation

"The key to justice"

www.accesstolawfoundation.org

• Financial donations to help cover expenses for abused and abandoned children and victims of crime

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Creative Enterprises Inc.

"Helping people with disabilities"

www.ceisite.com

• Work contacts for our clients who do light assembly

• Office supplies

• Art supplies

• Laptops, tablets and books

• Funds for a new roof on main building and workshop

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Covenant Counseling & Family Resource Center

"A place for wholeness and healing"

2219 Scenic Drive, Snellville770-985-0837

www.covenantcounseling.org

• New computer

• Air conditioner

• Window units

• Play therapy items, including toys and art supplies

• Funds for scholarships for people who cannot afford counseling

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Hi-Hope Service Center Inc.

"Cultivating community and opportunity for adults with developmental disabilities"

882 Hi-Hope Road, Lawrenceville

770-963-8694

www.hihopeservicecenter.org

• Vacuums

• Sheets, towels and twin size sheets

• Men's T-shirts, sweatpants and underwear, sizes small to double extra large

• Gift cards

• Funds to purchase a scale to use with individuals in a wheelchair

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For My Sisters Single Moms Ministry

"You are not alone! Providing for single mom families: hope, encouragement, resources"

P.O. Box 2085, Dacula

678-887-1218

www.formysisters.org

• Kids clothing, new or gently used (boys and girls 2T-16)

• Secret Santas to sponsor a family for Christmas

• Gas cards

• Personal care items

• Funds to help with utility bills

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One Harvest Food Ministries

"Quality and service with a heart of compassion"

297 Cooper Road, Suite A, Loganville

770-466-0000

www.oneharvest.com

• More partners in Gwinnett County to help share the program

• To share the Gospel and for lives to be changed by feeding people

• More sites to receive approval

• For more leaders to facilitate meeting community needs

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CETPA Inc.

"Caring for the emotional well-being of Latino families since 1999"

6020 Dawson Blvd., Suite 1, Norcross

770-662-0249

www.cetpa.org

• Winter clothes for children ages 4 to 11, especially shoes and jackets

• Teen clothing, like jeans and jackets

• Transportation for clients who need medical care

• Funds to help pay for medications for clients with severe mental conditions

• Funds to help families in need with recreational activities during the Christmas break

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Lawrenceville Co-operative Ministry Inc.

176 Church St., Lawrenceville

www.lawrencevilleco-op.org

• Copier paper

• Manila folders

• Wet erase markers

• Gutter cleaners

• Gutter covers

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Gwinnett Coalition for Health & Human Services

"People helping people"

750 S. Perry St., Suite 312, Lawrenceville

770-995-3339

www.gwinnettcoalition.org

• Four small desks for the Gwinnett Helpline

• Carpet cleaned in the office

• iPad