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HOLIDAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

2017 HOLIDAY MEAL BOX PROGRAM

For the 2016 holiday season, the North Gwinnett Co-Op distributed over 1,500 holiday meals to our community.  Pre-approved families of the North Gwinnett Co-Op are offered a holiday meal box at Thanksgiving and at Christmas. This year the North Gwinnett Co-Op plans on distributing over 1,700 meal boxes to the community for the Holidays.

To donate a Holiday Meal Box a donor may:

  1. Donate the items needed for the meal box (listed below) and Co-Op volunteers will the assemble box.
  2. Make a donation of $50 to sponsor a holiday meal box for a family.  Sponsor a meal box here:  https://connect.clickandpledge.com/Organization/northgwinnettcoop/campaign/MealBox/Donation/
  3. Pick up empty meal box from Co-Op, pack box with required items and return packed box to Co-Op.

When donating a meal box, please:

  • Leave box unsealed.
  • Complete a meal box label.  Each meal box will have a donation label.  The label lets the recipient of the meal box know who donated their meal box.  Donors can write their name, company, etc. on the label.
  • Do not pack gift card in box – turn gift cards in when donating the meal box.
  • If you can’t drop off meal box during operating hours, please schedule a drop off time with Kim.
  • Thanksgiving Meal Boxes Due by Friday, Nov. 17th
  • Christmas Meal Boxes Due by Friday, Dec. 15th

Contents of meal box should include the following:

  • Box potatoes (mashed/au gratin, etc.)
  • Yams (2 small cans or 1 large can)
  • Cranberry Sauce (1 can)
  • Corn (2 cans)
  • Canned Fruit (2 small cans or 1 large can)
  • Box of stuffing Gravy mix (or jar)
  • Box of macaroni and cheese Box of corn bread or muffin mix
  • Chicken Broth (1 can)
  • Cream of Mushroom soup (2 small cans)
  • Marshmallows (1 small bag)
  • Evaporated or sweet condensed milk (1 small can)
  • Cake Mix and icing OR Cookie mix w/ sprinkles  $
  • 20 gift card to Wal-Mart, Publix, Kroger

 

SPONSOR A CHILD OR SENIOR FOR CHRISTMAS

  • WE HAVE 140 SENIORS AND 400 CHILDREN SPONSORED FOR CHRISTMAS - THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING SPONSORS FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP.

 

 

The Co-Op’s hours of operation are; Monday 6-8pm, Wednesday-Friday 10am-2pm., and Saturdays 10am-4pm.  If you would like to deliver your gifts, outside of general operating hours, please contact Kim Phillips to schedule your delivery date/time.

Thank you for participating in the 2016 Holiday Program and for taking time out of your holiday to help serve the residents of our community.

North Gwinnett Co-Op

4395 Commerce Drive

Buford, GA  30519

Kim Phillips @ 770-271-9793

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Work Groups: Do you have five or more people wanting to volunteer together?  If so, we can set up a date and time for your group.   Project assignments depend on need but may include soritng donations, stocking shelves and cleaning.  Work groups can be scheduled during the week or on Saturdays.   Times are flexible and depend on availability.   Please email Kim Phillips @  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to schedule your work group.

Thrift Store Assistant: We are seeking one volunteer per each Saturday to assist the store personnel with receiving donations, cleaning the store, sorting donations and cleaning the offices.  Volunteers must be 16 years of age if not accompanied by a parent.  Children middle school and older are able to sign up with a parent.  We do limit the number of volunteers on Saturdays and sign-ups are first come, first serve.  Saturday hours are NOT eligible for community service hours.  Shifts are Noon - 4 pm on Saturdays.  Please email Kim Phillips @  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to sign up for your Saturday of choice.

Court Ordered Community Service Hours: The North Gwinnett Co-Op does allow persons needing to complete community service hours volunteer.  The North Gwinnett Co-Op allows community service hours for TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS ONLY (including DUI/BUI).  Hours are earned hour for hour, no monetary donations will be accepted in place of serving required community service hours.  Volunteers needing to serve hours must schedule an interview with Kim Phillips, prior to their service.  Please email Kim Phillips @  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to schedule your appointment.

TO SIGN UP FOR A DATE/TIME, PLEASE EMAIL KIM PHILLIPS @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 770-271-9793.

 

The North Gwinnett Co-Op is wholly dependent on financial and in-kind donations to provide assistance to those in our community who are in need. Assistance is received from many different sources including churches, corporate business partners, grants, civic and community organizations, schools, as well as individuals and families.  If you are interested in supporting the North Gwinnett Co-Op, here are a few ways you can help:

  • Organize a donation drive in your neighborhood, work place, school, or community organization. Collection of food, clothing, and toiletries are always needed. Call 770-271-9793 for information on specific items needed at the time of your drive.
  • Volunteer Opportunities are available for individuals and groups. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Small groups of 10 or less work best, but we like all group sizes so if you have a large group, call ahead to make arrangements.  Our organization is run completely by volunteers so there are several opportunities to participate:
    • Work in the food pantry or thrift store
    • Cleaning & maintenance
    • Yard work
    • Sorting & stocking donations
  • Encourage your church or organization to become a supporting partner of the Co-Op through regular financial and/or in-kind donations.
  • Make a financial contribution. North Gwinnett Co-Op.  The North Gwinnett Co-Op is a private, non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. You can donate with the safety of our new PayPal "Donate" button located on each page!
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Contact Info

North Gwinnett Cooperative
4395 Commerce Drive
Buford, Georgia 30518

Phone: 770-271-9793
Fax: 770-271-2939

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 672
Buford, Georgia 30515

Hours of Operation:
Monday 6:00pm -8:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Second Blessings Thrift Store
Monday 6:00pm -8:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm

We observe all
Federal Holidays.

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