Several Members of the Peachtree Corners Rotary Club volunteered at the City of Peachtree Corners Christmas Run 5K & 10K Run/Walk on December 28th, 2013. They collected coats to donate to the Norcross Cooperative Ministry and helped keep the runners on course by being posted at various turns throughout the race.
About 300 participants and their families were drawn to the event and helped collect over 2 boxes of coats!
The Norcross Cooperative Ministry provides emergency assistance through the giving of food, clothing, medication, and financial assistance for those whose bills are past due. They provide small group Bible studies, ESOL classes, help finding a job, and much more.
The ministry began in 1988, when several local churches banded together to form the Norcross Cooperative Ministry. They began by providing food to between 2 to 5 families a day; today, they serve between 50 to 70 families per day. Together with the help of the community, they change the lives of hundreds of people, forever.
Their mission states: “Helping those in crisis by collaborating with the community to offer programs and services that transform lives through the love of Christ.” Through peoples’ donations of their time, money, items, and love, they do just that.
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The Peachtree Corners Rotary Club meets Mondays at noon at the Carlyle House in Norcross. The Carlyle House is located at 173 S. Peachtree St., Norcross, GA 30071.
To find out more about becoming a member, contact the Membership Chair, Sam Evans, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at: http://www.peachtreecornersrotary.org/