GAB: Area co-op announces open house

Area co-op announces open house

The SE Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry is holding an open house beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday at its new location, 55 Grayson Industrial Parkway in Grayson. The open house will include a community cookout.

The co-op has also started a fundraising campaign with plans to raise $350,000 by Dec. 31, 2013.

“Being debt free will bring many blessings as we can keep operational expenses lower and provide more help, ministry and assistance to those we serve,” Executive Director Laura Drake said in a news release. “Prayers will be coveted during this time.”

For more information on the SE Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry, call 770-985-5229 or visit www.segwinnettcoop.org, where donations can be made online.

Doors to Homes and Hope outdoor art exhibit to be held Saturday

Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity and ArtWorks! Gwinnett will host an outdoor art exhibit of painted doors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Sims Lake Park in Suwanee.

The artists, sponsors, supporters, art organizations and city representatives will be recognized during a ceremony beginning at 11 .m.

Any doors that have not already been sold will be available for purchase, and proceeds benefit Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity, Gwinnett ReStore and ArtWorks! Gwinnett.

Sims Lake Park is at 4600 Suwanee Dam Road.

To view the doors, visit www.gwinnettrestore.org/Art-for-Purpose-Gallery.125.0.html.

Donate to Empty Stocking Fund at local Kroger stores this weekend

Kroger stores in the metro Atlanta area are kicking off the month of November by raising money for children in need this holiday season.

On Saturday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 3, more than 2,500 Junior ROTC cadets representing 30 metro Atlanta high schools’ JROTC programs will be on-site at more than 67 Kroger stores to raise awareness and funds for the non-profit organization The Empty Stocking Fund. Kroger customer donations to The Empty Stocking Fund will help provide gifts for thousands of children living in Gwinnett and surrounding counties.

In December — with the monetary donations from Kroger customers and community members — parents and guardians of children from birth to 12 years of age will visit Santa’s Village and select gifts for their children. To learn more about how you can support The Empty Stocking Fund, please visit www.emptystockingfund.org.

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