GAB: Funeral home collecting backpacks for veteran children

Lawrenceville -- Tim Stewart Funeral home is asking for backpacks for children who have parents deployed so they will be ready for school in August.

Donations are requested from now until July 31 at any Tim Stewart Funeral Home at 300 Simonton Road in Lawrenceville, 670 Tom Brewer Road in Loganville, 2246 Wisteria Drive in Snellville or 209 South Hammond Drive in Monroe.

McDonald’s hosts Day of Change

ATLANTA -- McDonald's and Ronald McDonald House Charities are celebrating the national Day of Change. McDonald's customers are invited to help a family in need at Atlanta's two Ronald McDonald Houses by donating spare coins in any greater Atlanta area McDonald's restaurant.

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House of Charities is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of children by providing temporary housing and support services to families of critically ill and injured children being treated at local hospitals.

Day of Change is on Mondays at any greater Atlanta McDonald's restaurants. For more information, visit www.armhc.org or call 404-315-1133.

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