Gwinnett Great Days of Service A Success Again this Year

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Members of the Gwinnett community came together once again for two days of service to neighbors in need at the 12th annual Gwinnett Great Days of Service on September 30 and October 1 this year.

Individuals volunteered at Annandale Village, a non-profit, private residential community for developmentally disabled adults. Keith Fenton, Chief Development and Marketing Officer, was delighted to meet the group of compassionate volunteers and have an opportunity to raise awareness for Annandale Village. “I had such a good time working with these volunteers today. Thank you so much to the amazing volunteers from Gwinnett Technical College and the surrounding community that volunteered their time and energy at Annandale Village today. Volunteers painted the exterior of one of our residential houses, built and painted bird houses with our Villagers, and took several Villagers on a bike ride around the campus. They were terrific! Gwinnett Great Days of Service is a day on, not a day off. Thanks to the team at the Gwinnett Coalition for putting on this great effort!”

This year, Family Promise of Gwinnett County, an organization that teams up with local church congregations to fight homelessness, held a Fall Festival to thank volunteer mentors to homeless families. Gwinnett Great Days of Service volunteers served food and provided activities and games for the volunteer mentors. According to Brent Bohanan, executive director, “The most rewarding aspect of Gwinnett Great Days of Service is being able to serve as a place where people can serve and focus on the needs of others.”

The outstanding success of this year’s Gwinnett Great Days of Service was made possible by its generous sponsors. Super Star Sponsors, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and Primerica, each contributed $10,000. Other key sponsors included Hands on Atlanta, the Atlanta Community Tool Bank, Arthur A. Buck Jones Nursery, Gwinnett Medical Center, FIS Global and the Atlanta Hawks/Phillips Arena. “Many thanks to all of those in Gwinnett that made Great Days of Service a success again this year. We are grateful for your support and would not be able to serve our local non-profits and churches without this strong commitment from our community,” said Nicole Love, associate director for the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services.

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