Gwinnett nonprofits were presented Tuesday with $1,000 Days of Giving grants by Wells Fargo. Among those honored were, from left to right, Ellen Gerstein with Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, Ginger Powell with Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation, Carol Karpf with Family Promise of Gwinnett County — Salt Light Center, Former Atlanta Brave Brian Jordan of the Brian Jordan Foundation, Kelley Cody-Grim with Hi Hope Service Center, Chuck Ferraro with Family Promise of Gwinnett County and Michelle Bowen with Wells Fargo. (Special Photo)
Several Gwinnett County nonprofits have been honored by Wells Fargo team members with $1,000 Days of Giving donations.
The organizations received $1,000 checks Tuesday at a community breakfast at the Evergreen Marriott Resort in Stone Mountain Park. Former baseball and football player Brian Jordan addressed those assembled, and his foundation was one of the honorees.
The organizations include the Asian American Resource Foundation Atlanta, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta — A Worley Brown Club, Care for Cops, Dream House for Medically Fragile Children, Family Promise of Gwinnett County, Family Promise of Gwinnett County — Salt Light Center, Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett, Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, Gwinnett Council for the Arts — Hudgens Center for the Arts, Gwinnett County Habitat for Humanity, Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation, Herring Foundation of Hope, Hi Hope Service Center, La Casa Del Imigrante, Nothing But the Truth, NSPIRE Outreach, Parkwood Farms, Rainbow Village, S.P.E.C.T.R.U.M., Safe Kids of Georgia — Gwinnett, Safety Smart Lilburn, Sheltering Arms, Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry, St. Mary’s Independent Living Extensions, St. Vincent de Paul Society — St. Lawrence Catholic, Star Struck Foundation, Street Grace, the Brian Jordan Foundation, The Mission Society and The Path Project.
Animal shelter participating in CAN Challenge
Throughout the months of November and December, Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Services is collecting donations for the Gwinnett CAN Challenge, with a goal of collecting at least 10 tons of food.
When visiting the shelter this holiday season, patrons are asked to bring a donation and receive a discount. Through Dec. 31, bring five items from the list below and receive a $10 voucher good for shelter fees for adoptions, reclaims or rescues. Vouchers will remain valid for 30 days. When donating items, check in with the front office to get your voucher before placing your items in the collection bin.
Critically needed items include:
• Canned meats (chicken, spam, ham, ravioli), soups, vegetables and fruits
• Peanut butter, dry beans, tuna fish
• Pasta, rice, cereal
• Toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, diapers
• Soap, shampoo, deodorant
• Detergent, laundry soap
The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter is located at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 770-339-3200.
G-Braves make donation to vet memorial museum
The Gwinnett Braves announced Monday the organization has awarded its $1,000 grant for the month of July to the Gwinnett County Veterans Memorial Museum. The “Red, White and Blue” themed grant is aimed at assisting organizations that support the military or military families.
Founded in 1988, the Gwinnett County Veterans Memorial Museum exhibits uniforms, pictures, medals, artillery projectiles, firearms, newspaper clippings and other artifacts from the Revolutionary War, War Between the States, World War I, World War II and other conflicts in United States history. There is also a section dedicated to honor the service of women in the military, with uniforms of the various branches of the Armed Forces in which they served.
The grant awarded by the Gwinnett Braves will help the museum maintain existing exhibits and artifacts. Funds will also be applied to purchasing new display cases and picture frames, as well as to acquiring new artifacts.
The Gwinnett County Veterans Memorial Museum is located at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville. For more information, visit www.americanlegionpost232.org and click the Gwinnett Veterans Museum link or call 770-921-1326.
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