The project is transitioning into the Corporate Division phase, which focuses on business and industry in the greater Norcross area. The Corporate Division goal is $1 million pledged over the next five years.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
The Associated Credit Union Foundation donated hundreds of presents to the Quinn House, Operation HomeFront Georgia and Norcross Co-op Ministry during its Fifth Annual Making Caring Count for Christmas Program, fulfilling the gift wishes of over 600 child
Monday, December 3, 2012
With community leaders assisting, the Restoring Hope! Initiative will help those in need in the Norcross area.
The Norcross Cooperative Ministry is launching a new program to raise $4.2 million for those in need in the greater Norcross area. The Restoring Hope! Initiative is a five-year project that consists of three initiatives: Transform Lives, where the Norcross Co-Op will work closely with a minimum of 100 families over the next five years to help them break the cycle of poverty and return to a productive lifestyle. Provide New and Expanded Services, which will increase food distribution and emergency housing and begin to provide non-food items to families in need. And to Educate and Communicate, where the ministry will expand local awareness of the needs in the greater Norcross area. Senior Pastor Randy Pope of Perimeter Church and Jim Ellis …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The cooperative ministry is asking for toys for all ages, food gift cards and homemade cookies for families in need this Christmas.
Last year, the Norcross Cooperative Ministry helped more than 2,800 Norcross children and 850 families by giving them gifts during the holiday season. Already having accepted 800 family applications for its 2012 Christmas program, the co-op expects to assist even more kids and families than the previous year. To help with the families in need, the co-op is asking for donations of new, unwrapped gifts for all age. Items for older children ages 8 and up are especially in need, and such presents can be as simple as a gift card to Target or Walmart. Senior citizens also are given gift cards for grocery stores such as Publix and Kroger to use either on Christmas Day or later. Amid all the Christmas presents, though, don't forget about the need …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Simple ways to support your community. Really.
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: …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The Community Impact Grants highlight the good work being done in the area.
Before the Thanksgiving holiday, the United Way of Metro Atlanta announced the winners of a generous set of grant awards—the Norcross Co-op received the maximum award of $10,000 for its work and The Impact! Group received $5,000 as well. At the Women’s Legacy event, six programs were chosen to receive the Community Impact Awards, which give $34,000 to outstanding organizations that are aligned with the United Way's mission to “engage all segments of our community to drive sustainable change in education, income, health and homelessness, while continuing to address urgent and basic human care.” Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry and the Norcross Cooperative Ministry received the High Impact grant for $10,000 each. Both organizations work …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Bring some supplies, get some fresh, local produce.
Today, you can trade pencils for peaches at the Farmers Market--literally. The city is asking that farmers market patrons bring in supplies for donation. In exchange they'll offer you $5 worth of treats from your favorite market vendor. The suggested list includes ruled notebook paper, No. 2 pencils, composition books, book bags and folders with brads and pockets. Last year, the Nocross Co-op donated school supplies for about 800 students. This year they need even more supplies, according to a notice put out by the city. The Whistle Stop market occurs every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thrasher Park in Historic Norcross.