Monday, November 19, 2012
Take time out this holiday season to volunteer for some great organizations.
Embracing Hospice Pet therapy volunteers Do you have a well-mannered, lovable dog you would like to share to brighten someone's day? Embracing Hospice is recruiting volunteers with pets that either are pet therapy certified or are interested in becoming certified. Their "PAWS for Hospice" program provides great interaction for patients that need special attention and affection. Animals are a great way to provide relaxation, companionship, and physical touch. If you are interested or know someone who may be, contact Catherine Jones at (404) 659-0110 for more information or to sign up for their next training classes. God's Angels for Single Parents Multiple volunteer positions Volunteers are the backbone to what 'God's Angels for Single …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
As the holidays approach, along with the accompanying cold weather and high gas or electric bills, the Southeast Co-op needs your help.
The Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry is working hard to prepare for the needs of families during this holiday season. This year, they will feature the "Christmas Light Store," a small shop where pre-qualified parents can come in and choose gifts for their children. "The idea is simple," said director Laura Drake. "We are giving these moms and dads the opportunity to drive to the store, purchase for their children, return home with their gifts, and give them to their children. It is critical for these gifts to come from the parents." Along with presents, the ministry will provide holidays meals, including a ham or turkey. They are asking for new toys this year. Aldi has some great deals on children's gifts, as does Big Lots. To …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Mellow Mushroom in Snellville is donating ten percent of their Monday sales (Oct. 22) to the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
In the summer, supplies at the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry generally go low, but it expects to give out at least 10,000 meals during its summer program.
The Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry began its summer meal program this week, and organizers say the need is high. Typically, the summer months are times when children who may have gotten free or reduced meals at school do not have those same opportunities. So, the ministry is trying to fill the gap with its "Summer Manna" program. "Last summer, we gave out 10,000 lunches, and we're planning that will proably be the number that we will give out this year," said Ivy Hudson, pantry manager at the ministry. The program operates all summer long, except the fourth of July, as a way to feed children in the Snellville, Grayson and Loganville areas of Gwinnett County. Bags are pre-packed, and then driven to neighborhoods where the ministry …
Friday, February 3, 2012
A little more than one month into the new year, the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry is in need of supplies.
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Friday, February 3, 2012
Officials at the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry food pantry said they are beginning to run out of some of the supplies needed to help families struggling in the current economy. Laura Drake, director of the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry, said in a mailer to Grace Community Church that the food bank is already out, or almost out, of the following items. "This is amazing as we are not even to the end of January," Drake wrote. "The storehouse of the holidays is already becoming bare." For more information on how to help and where to drop off items, check the ministry's website.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The local food bank is seekng the community's assistance for the holiday, and into the new year.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
It's the holidays, and if you'd like to find a way to help others, look no further than your own backyard. Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry needs your help this holiday season, as it prepares to help hundreds of families through these especially tough times. Here are two initiatives that the community can help with: Give Hunger the Boot: Newly elected Councilman Dave Emanuel mentioned this program at the city's regular meeting on Nov. 14. Give Hunger the Boot is a public awareness campaign that works with businesses to develop fundraisers that specifically help charities that provide assistance to families in need. Texas Roadhouse in Snellville is kicking off the first event in this initiative with a special gift card program. When …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The co-op is running low on donations, see why and how you can help.
At Monday's city council meeting, Snellville Patch heard that the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry was running low on supplies and needed assistance. We emailed Laura Drake, director of the program, to see exactly what was going on. Here is Drake's response to us: "Summer is always a struggle for food banks.The increased need caused by a lack of resources for children who participate in the free lunch program through GCPS when school is in session, along with decreased donations, lead to a struggle for food banks. This summer, requests for food at the S.E. Gwinnett Co-op have increased 25 percent. God has proven himself faithful in allowing us to meet this increased need. Truly amazing. "Last Thursday, we served 81 different …