The Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services is planning its twelfth annual Gwinnett Great Days of Service scheduled for Friday, September 30 and Saturday October 1, 2011. This event engages thousands of volunteers in a day of community service projects all around Gwinnett. Last year we had over 95,000 volunteers, including large corporations, schools, small businesses, individuals, church groups, and families, completing service projects which made it one of the largest volunteer initiatives in the country!

We partner volunteers with local agencies to work side-by-side to make a difference in the community and to learn from each other. The Great Days of Service address specific needs in the county through volunteers who complete much-needed service projects for local non-profits and schools. These projects build community while educating citizens and leaders about the needs around them.

This event could not happen without the support of the volunteers in our community. We have hundreds of family friendly service projects available throughout Gwinnett County. You can chose to help your favorite agency or school or pick a project based on an activity you enjoy.

Projects include, but are not limited to, landscaping, painting, and light construction. As Harriet Naylor once said,

“Volunteering can be an exciting, growing, enjoyable experience. It is truly gratifying to serve a cause, practice one’s ideals, work with people, solve problems, see benefits, and know one had a hand in them.”

Getting involved with Gwinnett’s Great Days of Service is easy! If you have any questions or want to sign up to participate in the largest volunteer event of the year, visit our website www.gwinnettgreatdaysofservice.org

The Gwinnett Great Days of Service is sponsored by: United Way, Primerica, FIS Global, Atlanta Hawks/Phillips Arena, Gwinnett Medical Center, Arthur A Buck Jones, Hands on Atlanta and the Atlanta Community Tool Bank.

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