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!

Thursday, February 15: Celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day at the Library

“Participate in activities to spread joy throughout the community!

Celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day by brainstorming ideas of how you can spread kindness and joy throughout the community! Make a craft to take with you to share the joy!”

Ages 6-11

 

When: Thursday, February 15, 2024 (2:00pm-3:00pm)
Where: Lawrenceville Branch, 1001 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, Ga 30046
Event Link

 

Event Date: Thursday, February 15th

Saturday, February 17: Celebrate Random Act of Kindness Day Making Cards
💡Register your Age 5-10 year old to Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day by making cards to give out to your loved ones or anyone whenever they need a little boost! 

When: Saturday, February 17, 2024 (10:30am-11:30am)
Where: OneStop Centerville, 3025 Bethany Church Rd, Snellville, GA 30039 (678/277-0228)
Cost: FREE
Register Here

 

Event Date: Saturday, February 17th

Deadline: February 26, 2024 6pm: Fentanyl Awareness Youth Challenge

💡Fentanyl Awareness Youth Challenge for ages 14-18 – The top 6 ideas will be awarded a $5,000 prize each, and up to 25 youth will receive a $2,000 honorable mention prize.
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Ages: ages 14-18 
 
The Goal: How can young people be a part of the solution to increase awareness about the risks of fentanyl?
 
“In this Challenge, we are seeking the best ideas from U.S. youth, aged 14-18, on a community strategy to increase youth awareness, education, and prevention around the dangers of fentanyl, especially the hidden dangers of fake pills and other contaminants that can lead to drug overdose deaths.”
 
Ideas could include any innovative ways to reach youth on this topic, such as social media posts, vlogs, podcasts, video journals, etc.
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Submission Start/End: December 1, 2023, to February 26, 2024 6 p.m. ET
 
Deadline: February 26th
QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Wednesday, March 13: 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, March 13

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

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)
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“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

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.

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: ❄️ 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: 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 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

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