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Gwinnett County is experiencing explosive growth and is one of the fastest growing counties in the country. With this growth comes the need for greater understanding of our diverse communities, new leadership, and even greater involvement in our community. Call the Gwinnett Helpline at 770-995-3339 for more ways to get involved in your local area.

FACTS:

  • Great Days of Service 2013 helped meet the needs of 57 agencies in Gwinnett County
  • 111 Gwinnett County Public Schools participated in collecting food and personal care items
  • 175,000 food & personal care items collected
  • 81,500 volunteer hours were completed in just two days!
  • As of 2000 there are over 305 Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples in Gwinnett County.
  • Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute has graduated over 250 diverse community leaders since its inception in 1994.
  • Scouts and Girl Scouts
  • Over 195 volunteers gave over 5500 hours to man the Gwinnett Helpline in 2013

Want to make a difference?

  • Volunteer for the Great Days of Service in Gwinnett County
  • Get involved in local after school programs
  • Join the next GNLI program
  • Volunteer at the Gwinnett Helpline
  • Get Informed- attend a town hall or city/council meeting
  • Adopt a park with your friends and work together to keep it clean.
  • Spruce up and paint a local community center.
  • Sing songs for residents of an assisted living home or rehabilitation center
  • Pick up a morning paper for a senior citizen
  • Donate dog and cat food, clean towels and toys to a local animal shelter
  • Have your class at school hold a DVD drive and donate to your local library
  • Join in your local neighborhood associations and coalitions
  • Know your county issues and concerns and get to know your local officials
  • Spend a week-end with Habitat for Humanity in Gwinnett
  • Contact Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and volunteer to keep Gwinnett Clean!

SOME ORGANIZATIONS DOING GOOD…VOLUNTEER TODAY!

Diversity

Gwinnett is ranked number one in diversity of all the 159 counties in Georgia. There has been a significant increase in multi-cultural communities - i.e. Latinos, Koreans,Asians etc. Over 165 languages are now spoken in Gwinnett!

Facts

  •  Gwinnett County has the largest Latino and Asian populations in the state of Georgia.
  • Approximately 30% of the businesses in Gwinnett County are minority owned.
  • There are over 500 Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples in Gwinnett County.
  • Over 50 different languages are spoken in local Gwinnett County Schools.
  • Gwinnett County is home to over 655 foreign-owned companies.

Want to make a difference?

  • Host a diversity fair at your college
  • Participate in a multi-cultural event in your local community.
  • Volunteer to help translate if you can speak a second language!
  • Take a welcome basket of goodies to a new neighbor
  • Learn about and celebrate holidays for all different cultures
  • Make sure institutions, organizations, neighborhoods and the workplace sponsor
  • events that represent the cultural richness
  • Facilitate Diversity training for youth.
  • Take photos of cultural events to display at your school.
  • Attend a refugee assistance training.

SOME ORGANIZATIONS DOING GOOD…VOLUNTEER TODAY!

 

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Gwinnett Coalition for Health & Human Services: 750 S Perry Street, Lawrenceville GA 30046
Phone:770-995-3339 fax: 770-995-1832 Web: www.gwinnettcoalition.org Email: suzy@gwinnettcoalition.org