July 20, 2024

Gwinnett Kindness

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Spread Kindness in Your Community!

Looking for cool ways for your kids to give back? We got you covered in the Gwinnett County, Georgia Area! Check out our weekly-updated list of places where families with little ones can jump into all sorts of kindness activities.
Keep coming back for fresh ideas on how to spread the love in your community!

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Volunteer Opportunities for Kids 6+

“Did you know kids are able to volunteer at our cat adoption centers with their parents? This is the purr-fect opportunity for kids wanting to become involved in rescue or for kids and parents looking for something to do over the summer. Kids 6 and up are welcome!
You and your kids can sign up to volunteer for one or more weekly shifts, lasting about an hour, at our adoption centers. The best part – you get to play and socialize with the cats and kittens. These adoption centers play a critical role in helping us find forever homes for these kitties.”
If you and your kid are interested, please apply here: https://pethoodga.org/become-a-volunteer
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Foster Tiny Kittens

“Calling all kitten lovers‼️ We’re in desperate need of foster homes for our precious and tiny kittens who are still in need of bottle feeding. Raising orphaned kittens requires extra dedication and attention, but fear not – we’re here to support you every step of the way! We will provide all necessary supplies and guide you through the bottle-feeding process, ensuring these little bundles of joy thrive in your care. If you’re interested in fostering, please email [email protected] or call 770.339.3200 today!❤️

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Wednesday, July 10: QPR

Register for an upcoming FREE VIRTUAL QPR suicide prevention training. 

QPR teaches participants Question, Persuade and Refer – the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Event Date: Wednesday, July 10
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Kindness Opportunities at the Gwinnett Animal Shelter

“Are you feeling like you need to help someone in need? What if that someone has four legs and paws?! These ideas would fit great in your summer break:

1. Volunteer as a dog walker!
2. Foster a kitten during this kitten season!
3. Share our posts!
4. Reach out to friends and family about a pup that would fit perfectly into their family portrait!
❤️ Best idea of all is to adopt or foster! Take the summer to settle in with your new pet!
All adoptions fees are currently waived and still include spay/neuter, microchip, up to date vaccines, and heartworm treatment if needed! Now’s the time to adopt your next pet!”

Traveling This Summer?

Get creative and spread joy with cheerful drawings, coloring pages, and thank-you cards to brighten up your tip for servers.
It’s an easy and fun way to show your kindness. Take some time while on the road to whip up a bunch of colorful thank-you notes (you can pick up a pack at the dollar store). Then, surprise your server, bus driver, or anyone who adds a little extra happiness to your travel days by leaving one of these cards. An easy way to make their day a little brighter!

Ongoing: Donate Books to Little Libraries

Donate children’s books you don’t use any longer. 📚 Gwinnett County has 68 G.R.E.A.T. Little Minds book exchanges throughout Gwinnett County filled with children’s books FOR KIDS UP TO 8 YEARS OLD.

The books are free, but it’s kindly asked that everyone follow a “take one, leave one” policy as a courtesy.

📚Visit www.B2Anywhere.com to:
> find a book exchange location,
> donate books, or
> become a steward this summer!

CLICK HERE: Pet Adoption Events & Pet VOLUNTEER Opportunities (including summer camps)

Ongoing: Good Neighbor Teen Club for Ages  12-17
Who: Teens ages 12-17

What: “The Good Neighbor Teen Club is a club for teens, ages 12-17, looking to make an impact in their community. 
As a member of the club, teens will receive mentorship from the Atlanta Hawks, State Farm agents and Lucky Shoals Park staff.
Be a part of one of the best teen clubs in town!”

When: Monthly: The second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Where: Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center (meeting room (#115), 4651 Britt Road Norcross, GA 30093 PHONE: 678/277-0860

Click Here for More

Ongoing: The Swag Bag Project

Kindness Opportunity: Host a donation drive to support THE SWAG BAG PROJECT with Nothing But The Truth Ministry.

Help young girls by ensuring that they have the hygiene products they need.

❤️ Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities for You & Your Family at Rainbow Village, located in Duluth
AGES: Opportunities Available for Ages 8+ (with a parent)

“Is “VOLUNTEER” on your list of #NewYearsResolutions? If so, we encourage you to explore #volunteer opportunities with Rainbow Village. Learn how YOU can have a hand in providing Help, Hope, Housing, and Healing to families experiencing #homelessness” CLICK HERE

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Volunteer at the Library

Looking to make a difference? The Gwinnett Library is always looking for volunteers to help with literacy, learning, and more!

“Our volunteers are special! They are parents, college students, teens, retired professionals, church groups and scouts. They are our neighbors and our friends. Library volunteers give their community the priceless gift of time. Below are just some of the ways you can help out as a library volunteer. The minimum age to apply is 13. Opportunities may vary by branch.”

CLICK HERE to see what interests you: https://www.gwinnettpl.org/volunteer/

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Ongoing: Host a Book Drive for Building Babies’ Brains Gwinnett!

Their mission is to ensure that all children in Gwinnett are ready to thrive in Kindergarten.

📚Details: “Help us get books in the hands of Gwinnett’s littlest learners! Books are essential for learning and language development and enhance creativity and imagination in our children’s minds.”

📚Next Step:: If you or your organization would be interested in hosting a book drive, please contact: [email protected]

📚Learn More about Building Babies Brains Here: https://buildingbabiesbrains.com

Ongoing: Adopt-a Road in Gwinnett

Did you know YOU can become a part of Gwinnett’s Adopt-A-Road program? It’s a great opportunity for school and civic groups, neighborhoods, and churches – to name a few.

Ongoing: Volunteer with the Wrapped In Love Foster Closet

“You can make a difference by helping children in foster care, meeting people who share your interests, and making a positive impact in your community. We do not offer community service hours and drop-ins.

Volunteer work day consists of moving replenishing items that are low, sorting of clothing (separate them by season, gender and size ), and hanging up clothes on the clothing racks. In addition we may need help volunteering at some of our local partners on behalf of the organization.

If you do not see an upcoming date, please be patient and check back in a few weeks. All volunteers commit to going through a criminal background check.

Some volunteers reach out to churches, schools, businesses, and other organizations encouraging them to do a drive or make a financial donation.

Adults that have time and passion for a monthly commitment are welcome to take the steps to join our volunteer team. Do these 3 things now: Follow us on Facebook , read everything on our website including the work we do in the community and join us to volunteer .”

See More & Sign Up Here

Ongoing: Volunteer with Parkwood Farms Therapy Center

Where: Parkwood Farms Therapy Center, 2519 Parkwood Rd Snellville, GA 30039

See More Here

Ongoing: Birthday Bag Ministry with SE Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry

“Did you know?
Our Birthday Bag Ministry brings joy to children whose families are served by the Co-op.

Kids love to celebrate their special day and we are blessed to walk alongside our parents and caregivers by providing a Birthday Bag to help celebrate!
In an effort to make it easier for our community to donate, we have created a gift registry at Walmart listing some toy suggestions that can be ordered and shipped to the Co-op.

Thank you for your support!” 

See Wishlist Link HERE


Learn More About SE Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry

Donation Boxes and Link to Support Mutty Paws Rescue Georgia

“Are you a local business? Well then we need your help and it will cost you $0! Please consider allowing Mutty Paws Rescue Georgia to drop off a monetary donation box to place by your registers or wherever you deem appropriate. This will cost you and your business $0 and is such a great way to help and support Mutty Paws Rescue Georgia towards our mission of saving the voiceless dogs in need

Donations are extremely low and we are trying to get creative to raise needed funds to continue. We are trying so hard to keep going and would be so grateful for your help. If you are inclined to help, please comment on this post or message us.”

“Our intake is closed but we still have many dogs in our care that we are caring for and we are in dire need of supplies as donations are non existent now. We get phone call after phone call and email after email asking us to take in the forgotten, the abandoned, the sick and we do all we can to bring them to safety. Please don’t forget about the ones in our care.
We are in desperate need of the following supplies: dog food for puppies and adults, pee pads, paper towels, dewormer for small dogs, and anything else you think the dogs would like” ❤️
See Amazon Wish List Here

Do you have a Kindness Opportunity you’d like to share?


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