2016 News & Events

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Click HERE to read the article about Linda Freund’s retirement plans.

 

Thank-you, Linda Freund

On Sunday afternoon, December 11, community leaders and Co-Op volunteers and supporters gathered at 550 Trackside in downtown Lawrenceville to say thank you to Co-Op director Linda Freund, who is retiring at year-end 2016. Linda served as director for 16 years,…

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New Director Named

Beginning January 1, 2017, Tom Balog will succeed Linda Freund as Executive Director of the Lawrenceville Co-Op. Tom comes to the Co-Op with 16 years experience working in a church environment, most recently as the church business administrator at McKendree…

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St. Lawrence Catholic Food Drive

Thirty youths and adults from St. Lawrence Catholic Church formed a human chain to deliver 19,546 cans of food and other pantry donations to the Co-Op on Sunday night, November 13! All food was sorted and counted before it arrived at…

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Gwinnett Great Days of Service

As part of the 2016 Gwinnett Great Days of Service program, a total of 16,026 food items were collected from 13 schools by 16 volunteers on Friday, October 20! In all, there were 64 Great Day volunteer hours plus an additional…

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Donations from Rock Springs Elementary School

  Many thanks to the students, teachers, and staff at Rock Springs Elementary School. As a surprise birthday present for their principal, Penny Clavijo, the school collected food for the Co-Op. The delivery on Friday morning, October 7, was followed…

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Donation from Sugarloaf Wealth Management

Many thanks to Sugarloaf Wealth Management for its recent donation of $1,000 to the Co-Op through the “Sugarloaf Gives” program, described on its website by the following: “Sugarloaf Wealth Management is committed to giving back. A few years ago, we committed to…

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8th Annual “Travels with Pee Wee”

Each of the past seven summers, Cliff Ramos and Steve “Pee Wee” West wandered the country by car, mostly on back roads. In their words: “We meet people and visit places you don’t see from the interstate. We’ve stopped in 41…

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Landscaping with Liberty Mutual

Five volunteers from Liberty Mutual, along with two Co-Op volunteers, planted flowers, replaced soil and spread pine straw at the Co-Op on Thursday, May 12. The Liberty Mutual team was led by Co-Op volunteer Amy Cherry. Many thanks to Co-Op…

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$5,000 Award from United Way

On Tuesday, December 6, the Co-Op was pleased to receive a $5,000 award from the United Way of Greater Atlanta. The check was one of several awarded at the United Way’s luncheon for its advisory boards in DeKalb and Gwinnett…

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Thanks to JB Green!

Many thanks to 5th grader JB Green, who collected food and money for the Co-Op, as part of a school project.  JB, who is a member of The Bridge Church, used the financial donations to buy additional food. Then he and…

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2016 One Can Ride

Many thanks to  Apalachee Cycle in Dacula for sponsoring its “One Can Make a Difference” bike ride for the sixth year in a row! This year’s ride took place on Saturday morning, November 12, with  Ebenezer Baptist Church, Dacula, once…

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Golf Tournament Raises $15,000 for Co-Op

  The 5th Annual Strictly Mechanical Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Lawrenceville Co-Op was played November 4 at Cherokee Run Golf Club. Over 100 golfers collected 658 food items. The food was delivered to the Co-op by Matt and…

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Scouts Spread Pine Straw

Scout Troops 575 and 501, chartered by McKendree United Methodist Church, spread bales of pine straw at the Co-Op on Saturday, October 15. Thank-you!          

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2016 Hammerin’ Hubbard

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2016 Post Office Food Drive

As part of the U.S. Postal Service’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive, held each year on the second Saturday in May, local residents were asked to place bags of food at their mailboxes on May 14. Postal carriers picked up…

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McKendree’s 2016 Great Day of Service

Saturday morning, April 30, 2016, was this year’s Great Day of Service for McKendree United Methodist Church at the Co-Op. Church volunteers spread 120 bales of pine straw and pressure-washed the building and sidewalks. Check out the “before and after” in the…

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Co-Op in the News!

The Lawrenceville Co-Op was featured in two recent local news stories: In its March 6th edition, the Gwinnett Daily Post published  “Lawrenceville Co-Op has kept religion at heart of its service for 20 years.”   The February 19th edition of the…

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First Meeting of New Church Advisory Council

The Co-Op’s new Church Advisory Council met for the first time on Thursday evening, February 11. A total of 27 persons from area churches convened to learn how this new Council will help strengthen communication and connections between the Co-Op…

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