Calling All Charity Volunteers

Robert White
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 18, 2004

Overhaul the overalls and gas up the pickup for Gwinnett's annual Great Days of Service. Gwinnett's countywide weekend of charity work will take place Friday and Saturday and the project is still in need of volunteers.

Great Days was first organized by the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services in 1999, and has grown larger each year since. Last year, more than 75,000 volunteers from corporations, schools, small businesses, Scout troops and church groups participated. In the past, volunteers have pitched in to clean senior adults' apartments, record books on tape for schoolchildren, paint a cheerful mural for clinic patients and stuff Christmas stockings for the needy. They helped more than 200 Gwinnett organizations.

Karen Fine of Primerica said her company became involved "because in those two days so much can be accomplished that would normally take a lot of time and effort to do."

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