GAB: Goddard School looking for backpacks

Goddard School gathering backpacks

BUFORD -- The Goddard School located at 4000 South Bogan Road in Buford is hosting a children's backpack drive through July 27.

The Children's Restoration Network, a nonprofit organization committed to serving homeless mothers and children in Atlanta, is holding the backpack and supply drive.

The Goddard School of Buford is serving as the local drop-off site and is asking for any donations of new backpacks and school supplies in hopes of helping the network achieve its goal of donating 4,000 supply-filled backpacks to homeless children.

"We are delighted to help out with this cause," said local Goddard School owner and operator Marijke Strachan. "The teachers and children are anticipating a great learning experience."

For more information, visit www.goddardschool.com.

SheWill plans to host inaugural event for girls

NORCROSS -- On Aug. 11, SheWill plans to host the inaugural Finances and Fitness Girls Summit at Ivy Prep Academy in Norcross for girls ages 8 to 17 years old.

SheWill Inc., is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization created to educate young girls on the importance of financial literacy and career empowerment.

For more information about the event, call 404 447-9353, or visit www.shewill.org.

Chamaber needs volunteers for fundraiser

DULUTH -- The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers for its inaugural Button Down Dash 5K/10K benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Dream House for Medically Fragile Children and Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation.

Volunteers are needed to assist in directing runners, distributing water, setting up stations and cheering on runners to the finish line.

Other opportunities include water/aid station volunteer; course monitors and volunteers; course timer volunteers; food table volunteers; and packet and T-Shirt pick up.

The event is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m.

For more information, visit www.buttondowndash.com.

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