Yes, yes, everyone is atwitter with last-minute shopping—but what about ways to give back to the Norcross community in the next week? Here are four easy things you can do (and some of them even knock out the shopping, too.)
Drop Off Toys at Norcross Cooperative Ministry
They’ve already packed over 1,000 toys for local families in need, but more items are needed! The Co-op has zeroed in on some particular items, which must be turned in by next Wed., Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. The gifts should be new and unwrapped.
BOYS: (Ages 7-12) Board games: Clue, Sorry, Life, Scrabble, Battleship. Also, sports balls, Legos, and remote control cars.
GIRLS: (Ages 7-12) Arts and Crafts, Snuggie Blankets, Bath and Body Sets, Sleeping Bags.
INFANTS/PRESCHOOLERS: Fisher Price toys and other activities for infants (ages 3-24 months).
TEENS & PARENTS - $20 or $25 Gift Cards to Target, WalMart, Kroger & Publix.
Give to the “CAN” Do for Hunger Campaign
As part of the City of Norcross ongoing drive, drop a canned or non-perishable good in the donation bin at City Hall throughout. Next week, city offices are open Mon. through Thurs., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on the Dec. 23 and Dec. 26).
Give a United Way Cash Card
Don’t know what to get the last person on your list? If you purchase a United Way Gift Card by American Express, $3.95 will be donated to the United Way cause.
Last-Minute Shop to Support the Library
Stop in at the Norcross Public Library to pick your holiday cards for a $2 donation. Also, check out the library’s online retail partners, Barnes & Noble, Amazon or Better World Books. (Use the link on the Gwinnett Public Library website so that a percentage of your purchase helps support the public library system.)
Or dedicate books to family members instead of giving a physical gift. (They'll think it was thoughtful, not a way for you to get out of going to the mall.) You can choose the book that you’d like to dedicate—and they’ll even put a marker in it with the person’s name.