About Gwinnett Great Days of Service

It started with 10 projects & 100 volunteers…

The Gwinnett Coalition envisioned Gwinnett Great Days of Service 22 years ago in the spirit of Gwinnett’s slogan: “Success Lives Here.” In 2000, the event started with just one day of service, 10 projects, and 100 volunteers to create a new engagement and volunteerism era in Gwinnett County. Through the years, Gwinnett Great Days of Service has grown into a two-day annual event serving hundreds of non-profits and at its peak engaged more than 100,000 volunteers annually. Today, Gwinnett Great Days of Service is recognized as one of the most significant volunteer events in Gwinnett County and is a powerful way for organizations across all sectors in our community to support capacity building for our nonprofits focused on serving people in need in our community.

Hear from Paige Havens how Gwinnett Great Days of Service started!

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And in 2020 it all changed…

In 2020, the COVID – 19 pandemic displaced many Gwinnett County residents and nonprofits, leaving them without sufficient essential items, such as shelf-stable food, personal care, cleaning items, finances, and support, to ensure they would make ends meet. Thus, Gwinnett Great Days of Service pivoted its approach to collection drives benefitting nonprofits that serve individuals and families in need. During this unprecedented year of COVID – 19, 28 nonprofits were served, nine projects were completed, 150 collection sites were established, and over 100,000 essential items were collected. 

Gwinnett Great Days of Service continues to mobilize thousands of individuals, corporations, schools, civic organizations, and government entities in meaningful volunteer service. Addressing some of the County’s most critical needs: such as homelessness, hunger, education, disabilities, seniors, and more, the Gwinnett Great Days of Service experience is a powerful tool for bringing people together from all walks of life to raise their hand and be counted among those working for positive change. 

Gwinnett Great Days of Service Structure 2000 - 2019

GGDOS Structure 2000-2019

Gwinnett Great Days of Service Structure 2020 - Present

GGDOS Structure 2020 - Present