Monday, May 6, 2013
The nonprofit is collecting supplies to give away for the upcoming school year.
Norcross Cooperative Ministries is in need of school supplies for a special giveaway in late July. According to the nonprofit's website, the organization is in need of: Community members should bring school supplies in person to 2275 Mitchell Road, Norcros. Donation hours are: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesday, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. - noon.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
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.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Through Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, an outreach ministry, a Peachtree Corners man harvests deer meat to donate to non-profit organizations.
Deers. They're graceful animals admired for their beauty. But in and around Norcross without any real predators, their numbers have grown out of proportion. To help control the overpopulation, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR) encourages the harvesting of anterless deer during the regular hunting season. But in suburban areas including Norcross, where hunting with a rifle is illegal, bow hunters can be the most cost effective for deer management in suburban areas. Controlling the population of deer has a two-fold benefit; deer-related damage to ornamentals and property and deer-vehicle collisions with cars can be reduced, and the meat can help feed many who count on organizations such as the Norcross Cooperative Minsitry …
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
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Norcross History Center and the Norcross Woman's Club held events this month in the recently renovated library
The Norcross Old Library on North Peachtree Street has been busy this season, in more ways than one. Since its renovations this past September, the 1921 library hosted the DVD launch party for "Norcross: A Living History" and the Norcross Woman's Club Annual Open House, both held in the past two weeks. During the events, the woman's club also had a toy drive for the Norcross Cooperative Ministry. The club collected 60 toys for the kids being sponsored this Christmas by the co-op, which is more than last year. Many of the toys came from the DVD launch party, which was held Dec. 1 and brought so many people that the library doors almost couldn't close, said Anne Webb, the director of the Norcross History Center and president of the Norcross …
Monday, December 3, 2012
With community leaders assisting, the Restoring Hope! Initiative will help those in need in the Norcross area.
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Monday, December 3, 2012
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 …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The 1921 establishment will host a launch party for the "Norcross: A Living History" DVD and the annual open house for the Norcross Woman's Club.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The recently historically restored Old Library in Norcross, circa 1921, will sparkle with candlelight, festive decorations and holiday refreshments for two free December events. On Saturday, Dec. 1, the library will be hosting a launch party and signing for the oral history DVD of "Norcross: A Living History." The two-disc set takes viewers through two centuries of histories, lore and personal experiences, told by local historians. Long-time community booster Col. John Adams, community leader Rufus Dunnigan and former Mayor Lillian Webb are just some of the speakers interviewed in the DVD. The box set is $25, and the event runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The other gathering is the Norcross Woman's Club Annual Open House and Toy Drive for the …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Donate non-perishable foods to city hall and the Public Works Facility.
Monday, March 5, 2012
The city of Norcross is asking the community to donate non-perishable food items this month for the March food drive. Donations can be dropped off at either of the two collection sites: Norcross City Hall at 65 Lawrenceville Street and the Public Works Facility at 345 Lively Street. Donations will be accepted the entire month, according to the A Place to Imagine website. All donations will go to the food bank at the Norcross Cooperative Mininstry. The ministry feeds and assists 900 families, in addition to holding free health screenings once a month through the help of Victory World Church. It was also the site of a new oak tree planted as part of the city's Arbor Day last month.
Monday, February 20, 2012
In conjuction with Arbor Day at the Norcross Co-Op, Victory World Church held its free monthly health-screening day.
In conjuction with its Arbor Day tree planting, Norcross Cooperative Ministry also held its free monthly health-screening day provided by Victory World Church in Norcross. Doctors, nurses and other health care professionals from Victory checked a number of basic health needs that they do every month: vision, blood pressure, blood sugars, weight, vision, fitness and dental. Adults and children ages 5 through 12 are welcome to the free services. The screenings are targeted toward the uninsured, but those with insurance are accepted, too. Jeffrey Wright, a registered nurse who's also a ministry leader with Victory, explained that they started administering the health screenings a year ago, and it just evolved into a monthly routine. "We …