Giving Back to Gwinnett

Giving Back to Gwinnett

"Giving Back to Gwinnett" highlights and features the wonderful non-profit organizations that serve Gwinnett County and beyond.

Episodes

January 13, 2022 31 min
Did you know that every nine seconds a woman is beaten in the United States? Or that people between the ages of 12 and 24 are at higher risk for sexual assault and rape? Do you know how to recognize the signs of domestic violence? And what do to help someone who's been a victim [...]
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For the last episode of 2022, the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia will take you behind the scenes and talk with some of the "givers" – those helping make their nonprofits' work possible – and share some stories of how lives are being changed through that giving. This episode includes inspiring stories from Good Samaritan [...]
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November 11, 2021 41 min
According to the U.S. Census Bureau's National Survey of Children's Health, more than 1 in 4 children have been exposed to at least one adverse event in their lives. In Georgia, 18% of children have experienced at least one adverse event and 10% have experienced two or more. Today's episode discusses what children and young [...]
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October 14, 2021 38 min
Jace Brooks/Director, Better Work Gwinnett Better Work Gwinnett began as part of the Gwinnett Cares initiative and the Georgia Center for Opportunity's Hiring Well, Doing Good initiative. The goal is to foster a local solution that supports business efforts to find workers while doing good in the community. Brian White/Director of Community Engagement, First [...]
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September 9, 2021 36 min
Muriam Nafees/Project Coordinator, Volunteer Gwinnett Volunteer Gwinnett is a county-wide volunteer program designed to involve residents in volunteer activities. Gwinnett County depends on volunteers to help provide residents with the best services and programs possible. Their volunteers directly contribute to the excellent quality of life residents enjoy in the community. Ryan Jones/Director of Community Development, [...]
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August 12, 2021 34 min
Kristina Blum/Gwinnett Chief Magistrate Judge Gwinnett County Magistrate Court‘s jurisdiction encompasses civil claims of $15,000 or less, county ordinance violations, applications for and issuance of arrest and search warrants, preliminary hearings, dispossessory writs, and distress warrants. No jury trials are held in this court. Appeals from decisions in landlord, tenant and civil cases are made [...]
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July 27, 2021 39 min
Kim Holland/Director of Early Learning & School Readiness at Gwinnett Co. Public Schools The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness strives to ensure that all students enter Kindergarten ready to learn at high levels. In creating partnerships with parents, public and private organizations as well as businesses, they are able to align developmental and academic standards [...]
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June 10, 2021 38 min
Chad Jones/View Point Health View Point Health is a community behavioral health center utilizing a team of psychiatrists, nurses, licensed counselors and social workers, as well as other professionals, to provide services to individuals who need treatment and support to cope with mental illness, substance abuse, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. View Point Health serves [...]
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Randy Redner/Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia At the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia, everything they do centers around one purpose - improving our world through the power of philanthropy. On a fundamental level, they do that through managing funds held in trust, donated by individuals, organizations and businesses. Most funds are donor-advised funds, similar to [...]
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Will Atkins/MARR Addiction Treatment Centers Established in 1975, MARR Addiction Treatment Centers is a private, non-profit organization that provides long-term residential addiction treatment to men and women. They are dedicated to bringing lasting recovery through intensive, high-quality, gender-specific rehab programs. They understand that the process of you or someone you love starting addiction treatment can [...]
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March 11, 2021 31 min
Andy Helmer/Shelters to Shutters Shelters to Shutters is a national 501c3 organization that transitions individuals and families out of homelessness to economic self-sufficiency by educating and engaging the real estate industry to provide employment and housing opportunities. Jonathan JT Wu/Preface Founded in 2019, Preface is a national public-private philanthropic initiative dedicated to fostering Equality [...]
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Christi Heidt/Peachtree Christian Health Peachtree Christian Health, a Life Enrichment Center, is where older adults and those living with dementia can find the safe and engaging care they need to stay happy and healthy during daytime hours, providing peace of mind to their caregiver. Their 25,000-square-foot facility is fully-equipped for participants with physical conditions and [...]
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January 14, 2021 29 min
Jon Lewis/Heirborn Servants Heirborn Servants seeks to improve every aspect of life by providing women in need with transportation, mentorship, and bonding ties within their local communities. Their approach gives survivors of human trafficking, survivors of domestic violence, and single moms the support they need on every level to empower them to make lasting changes [...]
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Dr. Genie Burnett/Manna Scholarship Fund The Manna Scholarship Fund, aka Manna Fund, is a 501c3 organization that has been operational for 15 years. Their mission statement is dedicated to providing hope and financial assistance to individuals who need eating disorder treatment scholarships. Manna provides funding for inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment [...]
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Varessa Butts/Rest Assured The mission of Rest Assured is to support and encourage low income families. They do this by providing heirloom-quality beds and comfortable mattresses and bedding to enhance the quality of home life. They believe that no matter what your situation or circumstance, everyone deserves to have a comfortable place to lay their [...]
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Kathy Stone/Atlanta Harmony Celebration! Atlanta Harmony Celebration! is a non-profit, women s acappella organization promoting community through singing and education. Rebekah Black/Jambos Jambos is a local nonprofit on a mission to bring comfort to kids in foster care by providing them with brand new pajamas. Anna Currie/Boy With a Ball Boy With [...]
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August 13, 2020 24 min
Mike Maloney & Jamie Hamilton/Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett For more than 30 years, Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett (SNS) has been educating and empowering children and young adults in Gwinnett, DeKalb, Newton, and surrounding counties who need a dedicated and flexible school setting to maximize their potential. They nurture and challenge each student at [...]
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Amanda Hayhurst/Kidney Donor Match The goal of Kidney Donor Match is to tell the personal story of every person on the kidney wait list. They believe there is great power in stories. Connections are built and empathy is born. They are passionate about helping patients find their life-saving kidney donor and raising living kidney donor [...]
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Jeremy Durkin & Billy Brown/North Georgia Bearded Villains North Georgia Bearded Villains (NGBV) is a brotherhood of good-hearted, charity minded gentlemen from North Georgia. They are dedicated to changing the public perception of men with beards, through charity, family, respect and loyalty to Bearded Villain brothers from all over the world. They align themselves with [...]
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February 13, 2020 31 min
Lauren Frost/Planned Pethood of Georgia Planned Pethood is a 501(c0(3) nonprofit animal welfare organization based in Duluth, GA. They are dedicated to helping pets and the people who care for them with innovative programs and affordable services. They fulfill that mission in several ways: Operating a low-cost spay/neuter clinic that fixes 5,000 owned dogs and [...]
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