2017 News & Events

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(See the “News” drop-down menu above for events in prior years)

 

Shop “Amazon Smile” to Benefit the Co-Op

When you shop on Amazon, you can now designate the Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry as your charity of choice by signing up and shopping through the Amazon Smile program. Use the Co-Op’s Smile link below to start your shopping, and the…

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9th “Travels with Pee Wee” Begins July 4!

Dear Friends, Family, and Whoever, Pee Wee (Steve West) and I are preparing to embark on our 9th journey across parts of the country. This summer, our good friend Barry Gillespie will be joining in as he did two summers…

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$2,000 from Walmart Foundation

Many thanks to the Walmart Foundation for the recent community grant given to the Lawrenceville Co-Op. Pictured to the left is Co-Op Executive Director Tom Balog receiving the award at a local ceremony earlier this month. The grant money will…

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New Program Manager: Dana Champagne

Dana Champagne begins her position as Program Manager of the Lawrenceville Co-Op on Monday, March 20, 2017. In this role, she will train all new volunteers and coordinate their scheduling to support the Co-Op’s daily operations. Dana was a volunteer at…

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Grant from Jackson EMC

Many thanks to the Jackson EMC Foundation, which once again awarded the Co-Op with a $15,000 grant, designated for food purchases to help stock our pantry. The Co-Op received its first such grant in 2005 and has been a grateful…

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75 Easter Baskets Donated!

Many thanks to the Women’s Bible Study Group at Ingleside Presbyterian Church for donating 75 Easter baskets for Co-Op clients. Pictured to the left are the women who made the delivery to the Co-Op. Volunteers have been distributing the baskets…

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Feed-a-Family Bags Donated

Thank-you to the children who attended Vacation Bible School at Dacula United Methodist Church! They donated, assembled, and delivered 195 Feed-a-Family food bags during late June – what a unique idea to create a bag that can feed an entire family…

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Thank-you, Daimler Trucks!

  A huge “Thank You” goes out to the Buford, Georgia Parts Distribution Center for Daimler Trucks North America for donating 50 Outreach Bags to the Co-Op. These bags will provide some basic necessities for those in need in our community!

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2017 “Stamp Out Hunger”

We appreciate all the support from the Gwinnett County Postal workers who supported the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive on May 13th. This is one of the biggest drives we have throughout the year (as you can tell by the…

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Support the Co-Op when Shopping at Kroger!

Do you shop for groceries at Kroger? If so, your purchases can count toward the money the Co-Op receives each quarter through the Kroger Community Rewards program. Just register your Kroger Plus card, link it to the Co-Op, and then swipe…

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E-Book Sales to Benefit Co-Op

A special thanks to Cliff Ramos and Steve West (Pee Wee), for their continued support of the Lawrenceville Co-Op. Cliff has written an e-book about their adventures over the past eight years, as he explains below: As many of you…

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Thanks, Providence Christian Academy!

Students from Providence Christian Academy’s National Honor Society delivered 5,500 items from the annual food drive they conducted last week.  Although they had a friendly competition between the classes that the Seniors won, it is the Co-Op that is the…

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Stuff the Bus!

On Friday, February 10, the Co-Op was the grateful recipient of pantry donations from a Stuff the Bus food drive conducted by American Coach Lines of  Atlanta (a subsidiary of Coach USA) and Megabus Atlanta, in partnership with the United Way of Greater…

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