GIFT OF GIVING: Gwinnett nonprofits release holiday wish lists

As the holiday season begins, children aren’t the only ones writing out their Christmas wish lists. Gwinnett nonprofits have also compiled a list of things that they need to serve the community. (Special Photo)

Asian American Resource Foundation Inc.

3635 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Duluth

“Empowering Families in Need”

1. Warm blankets

2. Winter coats

3. Toiletry/hygiene items

4. Food

5. Adult/kids clothing

Creative Enterprises

701 Hi Hope Lane, Lawrenceville

1. Awning in front of building where buses unload to protect clients from the elements.

2. Tall heavy duty chairs for clients to work at high table in the workshop.

3. School supplies for our clients to use for classes such as notebook and printer paper, construction paper, pens, pencils, markers, notebooks, staplers, pencil sharpeners, rulers, etc.

4. Gift cards to take 10 clients at a time into the community for restaurants or shopping.

5. Scholarship for a client to attend Creative Enterprises for $75 per day.

Duluth Co-op

PO Box 1974, 3395 Fox St., Duluth

770-623-9563

1. $25 Walmart gift cards (used for gifts, food and gas)

2. Wrapping paper for Duluth Co-op Christmas Shop

3. Educational children’s toys

4. Stocking hats and gloves for children (all ages)

5. Sports balls

Georgia Cares

PO Box 724197, Atlanta,

404-602-0068

“Ensuring that child sex trafficking victims receive quality care and services in the State of Georgia.”

1. $25 gift cards from stores like Kroger, Target, Walmart for each youth on our active case load (about 250).

2. Socks. Goal is a gift card and two pairs of socks for each of the 250 on our active case load

GUIDE, Inc. (Gwinnett United in Drug Education, Inc.)

750 South Perry Street, Suite 310, Lawrenceville

678-377-4131

“Working together for safe and healthy communities”

1. White and pastel copy paper

2. Individually packaged snacks (chips, trail mix, fruit snacks, etc)

3. Coffee, hot tea bags, sweeteners, paper coffee cups

4. Amazon, Target or Kroger gift cards

5. Travel size toiletries, lip balm, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, etc.

Gwinnett County Sherriff’s Office

2900 University Parkway, Lawrenceville

770-619-6671

1. Coats and jackets for men and women

2. Toiletries and hygiene items

3. Small blankets

4. Socks

5. Non-perishable food items

Gwinnett Division of Family and Children Services

95 Constitution Blvd. Suite 400, Lawrencevill

678-518-5600

770-390-4134 (Contact: Lori-Ann J. Spears)

“Stronger Families for a Stronger Georgia”

1. Car Seats for infants and toddlers

2. Pack N Plays

3. New underwear for teens: male and female (adult sizes)

4. Snacks for children waiting at court

5. New shoes/sneakers for teens coming into custody

Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity

52 Gwinnett Drive, Suite B, Lawrenceville

770-931-8080

“A world where everyone has a decent place to live”

1. Gas powered blower with gas can or electric blower with 100-foot extension cord

2. Painting supplies: Two dozen paint brushes, roller covers, paint trays and small buckets

3. Saws: One reciprocating and one circular

4. Ten of each: flat head screw drivers and Philips head screw drivers

5. 15 hammers

Gwinnett Legal Aid

324 W. Pike Street, Suite 200, Lawrenceville

“Gwinnett Legal Aid helps low-income people meet basic needs through free civil legal services and legal education.”

1. Laptop

2. Classification legal folders (6-section and 4-section)

3. Colored paper (light blue, light green and gold)

4. Roll bag to carry laptop with paper files

5. Hand lotion, Lysol cans, Lysol wipes

HEARTS for Families

2330 Scenic Highway S. Ste 305, Snellville

770.972.3664

1. Scholarships for people to attend parenting classes ($25 per 2-hour session per family/most classes are 12 to 21 sessions to complete the program, depending on the specific program they take)

2. Scholarships for people to be certified in parenting program facilitation ($3,500 for one person to go through 80 hours of training)

3. Parenting class supplies: (markers, paper, craft supplies, etc.) $30 per family per program

4. Program facilitation training supplies: (flip charts, markers, training workbooks, folders, etc.) $35 per training participant

5. Food for community work group meetings to support workgroup volunteers regarding community planning, training, and activities — $10 per volunteer per meeting

H.O.P.E, Inc. (Helping Other People be Empowered)

P.O. Box 3166, Duluth

678-643-5542

“Bridging the gap between poverty and HOPE by providing rent & childcare assistance, financial training, and counseling to our single parents in college working to obtain a college degree”

1. Five gift certificates for private tutoring companies in metro Atlanta to gift private tutors for middle and high school kids

2. Fifteen $100 Walmart gift cards to help 15 single-parent families with groceries this holiday season

3. A laptop for a single parent of three whose laptop broke and can’t be repaired

4. A $500 donation for our program holiday dinner to help provide dinner and gifts to our 15 single parents and 36 children

Hi-Hope Service Center

882 Hi-Hope Road, Lawrenceville

770.963.8694

“Hope in the Heart of Gwinnett”

1. Athletic equipment – outdoor and indoor

2. New Wii – for rainy days when we are unable to go outside and exercise

3. Karaoke machine/equipment – to expand our musical program

4. Wheelchair scale

5. Blankets for our fiveresidential homes

Hudgens Center for Art & Learning

6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Bldg. 300, Duluth

770-822-5893

“Bringing arts leaders, lovers and learners together through quality arts programs and exhibitions.”

1. Twelve packs of Crayola colored pencils for chemo kits

2. Eight-pakc of Crayola crayons for chemo kits

3. 3- page 9 x 12 sketchbooks for chemo kits.

4. 11-count Huggies wipes for toddler Fridays/Farm Days

5. Class pack of Elmer’s glue sticks for toddler Fridays/Farm Days

Judy House Ministry

1475 Buford Dr. 403-153, Lawrenceville

678-752-8731

“Reconciling the Disconnected”

1. Pots and pans

2. Cleaning supplies

3. Laundry soaps

4. Canned foods

5. Blankets

KBD Kempo Karate

P.O. 1875 Dacula

404-218-4248

“We choose harmony, but We Will Survivie”

1. Reach more people with our community services

2. Help more people with our community services

3. Liaisons, backers, supporters, partners, donors, sponsors, contributors to help fulfill our mission and cause.

4. Skilled marketers and promotors to help bring more exposure to our community services, mission and cause.

5. Financial provisions and resources to make all mentioned here possible to fulfill our mission and cause to the community.

Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry

52 Gwinnett Drive, Lawrenceville

770-339-7887

“One CAN make a difference!”

1. Winter foods – soup, oatmeal and canned meat

2. Dollar Tree laundry soap and dish soap

3. Feminine products

4. Shampoo, soap and toothpaste

5. Winter gloves of all sizes

Mending The Gap Inc.

52 Gwinnett Drive, Suite D, Lawrenceville

404-729-5185

“Transforming Generations”

1. Incontinence pads and underwear for women and men

2. A small microwave

3. Gift cards for Walmart, grocery stores and gas stations

4. Disinfectant wipes

5. Folding chairs

Mercy Seed Food Pantry

4000 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lilburn

770-925-8600

“Come experience God’s new mercies!”

1. Socks for seniors in nursing homes.

2. New stuffed animals for bingo prizes for seniors.

3. Canned goods, non-perishable and snack food items for food pantry.

4. Volunteer appreciation gifts (i.e. mugs, hats, tumblers w/straws, glasses, coasters, etc.)

5. Hats and gloves for youth of all ages.

Mosaic Georgia (formerly Sexual Assault Center and Children’s Advocacy Center)

P.O. Box 1329, Duluth, GA 30096

770-497-9122

“Health/Safety/Justice”

1. Snacks such as Lance crackers, small chip bags, etc.

2. Copy paper, letter size file folders (3-tab) in yellow, orange, pink, red, blue, purple, green.

3. Coloring books for all ages even adult, colored pencils.

4. Small dolls or toys for girls age 5-12.

5. Bottled water

Navigate Recovery Gwinnett

52 Gwinnett Drive Suite A, Lawrenceville

678-743-1808

“Our vision is a community that treats addiction as a chronic condition and those that suffer with dignity and respect.”

1. Coffee supplies

2. Free-standing coat rack

3. Movable/portable podium that holds laptop for meetings

4. Water cooler with one-year service for meetings

5. Flat screen, 42-inch TV for conference room

Partnership Against Domestic Violence

770-339-9160

“To end the crime of intimate partner violence and empower its survivors”

1. Snacks for children

2. Household items (bleach, mops, brooms, dustpans, toilet paper, paper towels, dish and laundry soap)

3. Copy paper

4. White linens (twin sheet sets, towels and wash rags)

5. Gift cards for gas (for our clients’ transportation needs)

Positive Impact Health Centers

3350 Breckinridge Blvd, Suite 200, Duluth

678-990-6415 (Karen Cross, Director of Client Services)

.positiveimpacthealthcenters.org

“Client centered care for the HIV community to have a life worth loving.”

1. Cases of Ensure or Enlive (nutritional supplements)

2. Gift cards for gas, groceries, toiletries, over-the-counter medications

3. Scarves, hats and gloves

4. Walmart or Target gift cards

5. Blankets

The Salvation Army of Gwinnett

3455 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville

770-724-1660

“Dong the most good”

1. Shelf stable, in date holiday foods and or volunteers to pack and distribute holiday food boxes for struggling households

2. New toys and school clothing for children of all ages and/or volunteers to pack & distribute holiday gift bags for families in need

3. Gifts for seniors (i.e.; new lotions and other toiletries, new scarves, hats, socks, gloves, blankets, etc.) and/or volunteers to pack and distribute holiday gift bags for seniors in need

4. Volunteers to ring bells at Salvation Army Kettles to collect funds for those in need at various holiday mall and store locations in Gwinnett

5. New winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves for adults and children

Special Kneads and Treats, Inc.

156 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville

“Everyone needs to Be needed”

1. Confectionary 10x powdered sugar

2. Sponsor a birthday cake

3. HVAC in storage rooms

4. Walk-in freezer

5. Building and property payoff

Spectrum Autism Support Group

5167 Belmore Ct., Suwanee

770-617-8775

“Improving lives with autism support, education and resources”

1. Craft supplies (glue, paper, googly eyes, stickers, scissors, markers)

2. Playdough, cutters and tools for making playdough shapes

3. Bean bag chairs

4. Projector and portable screen

5. Lego sets

TABLE Ministries

690 Hunters Creek Lane, Lawrenceville

404-386-4563

“There’s A Better Life for Everyone!”

1. Four- to five-tier utility storage shelves (up to 10)

2. Six fast-folding tables (up to 4)

3. Folding chairs (up to 15)

4. Nylon drawstring bags – red, royal Bbue, royal purple

5. Mouth care kits: toothbrush, cover, toothpaste, travel size floss, lip balm

Wellspring Living

1040 Boulevard SE, Suite M, Atlanta

404-948-4673

“Transforming lives of those at risk or victimized by sexual exploitation.”

1. $50 VISA gift cards

2. $50 Walmart gift cards

3. Adult-size fleece blankets

4. Child-size fleece blankets

Why Not Ministries

PO Box 466565, Lawrenceville

770-822-5754

Why Not Ministries helps provide shelter for homeless and nearly homeless single parent families.

1. Hotel vouchers for families

2. Gift cards for food for families

3. A free location for a silent auction event in Gwinnett County

4. Gift cards for our silent auction

5. Volunteers to write grants and work on fundraisers

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