April 16, 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!

Wednesday, April 3: Library Giving Day!

“We encourage patrons and library lovers to participate in National Library Giving Day. Your donations are used to enhance and grow what we currently provide with resources, services, programs, and technology.” SEE MORE HERE

Event Date: April 3

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Wednesday, April 10: QPR

Register for an upcoming FREE VIRTUAL QPR suicide prevention training. 
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QPR teaches participants Question, Persuade and Refer – the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
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Upcoming Dates: March 13, April 10, May 8
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❤️Learn More: https://guideinc.org/events/
 
Event Date: Wednesday, April 10

Traveling for Spring Break?

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, tour guide, bus driver, or anyone who adds a little extra happiness to your travel days by leaving one of these cards with your tip. Let’s make their day a little brighter!

Saturday, April 20th: Family Promise of Gwinnett Bed Race

🛏️ Gather a team for the 12th Annual Bed Race with Family Promise of Gwinnett
Downtown Lawrenceville April 20th at 9:30 AM

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“The Bed Race is one of our favorite events that we host throughout the year! Teams are able to sign up to help raise funds and awareness for the issue of family homelessness through racing Beds on wheels in Downtown Lawrenceville!
Join us April 20th at 9:30AM to cheer our teams on, or contact us to get your team involved!”  

When: April 20th at 9:30AM

Where: Downtown Lawrenceville

Learn More About: Family Promise of Gwinnett

 

Event Date: April 20th

Spring Fundraiser with Bears Make a Difference

“Who wants to go to Disney???

Bears Make a Difference is hosting our spring fundraiser! For just $20.00 you get a chance to win 4 nights at Disney’s Pop Century Resort with 3 Days of park tickets all while helping us provide an accessible baseball field for all kids to enjoy.”
Learn More About Bears Make A Difference

Tickets: $20 Ticket = 1 Chance of Winning

GET YOUR DISNEY VACATION RAFFLE TICKET HERE

 
Drawing is on May 5th 2024

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

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.
LEARN MORE HERE
 

Ongoing: Donate to The Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry, Inc

When: Food donations may be delivered from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday, T/Th 9 am – 1 pm, W/F 9 am – noon and Saturday 10:00-11:30
See Alternate Drop-Off Locations

Where: LAWRENCEVILLE CO-OP MINISTRY, 52 Gwinnett Drive, Suite C, PO Box 1328
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046, Phone: (770) 339-7887

Learn More About: Lawrenceville Co-Op Ministry

Ongoing: Good Neighbor Teen Club for Ages  12-17
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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 Volunteer Opportunities for You & Your Family at Rainbow Village, located in Duluth
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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

gwinnett needs books

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: 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!

Ongoing: ❄️ Volunteer at Gwinnett’s warming stations
 
Gwinnett County is opening five warming stations for residents to receive temporary, overnight relief from long-term exposure to frigid temperatures. These warm­ing stations will be operational from 6:00pm to 7:00am on nights when temperatures drop to 35 degrees or be­low, providing residents with a meal and a warm place to rest.
 
❄️ Find locations and the latest activation status at www.GwinnettCounty.com/WarmingStations
❄️ To volunteer, call 770.822.8850 or email [email protected]

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.”

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“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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