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SWGC and Alliance of Norcross-Peachtree Corners Hold Food Drive to Help Feed Kids

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The Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce (SWGC) has completed a local food drive to help area students who experience food insecurity. In many cases, the only meal of the day the children are sure to receive is the one that’s provided at school.

These students face hunger while school is closed during the Thanksgiving and Winter breaks.

SWGC’s Executive Director Beth Coffey joined forces with Terri Hoye, director of the Alliance of Norcross-Peachtree Corners (Alliance NPC), to collect food and donations and fill boxes with food items.

Before the school breaks, volunteers will deliver 365 food boxes to students at Beaver Ridge Elementary, Give West, Norcross Elementary, North Metro Academy, Paul Duke STEM High, Peachtree Elementary, Pinckneyville Middle, Simpson Elementary, Stripling Elementary and Summerour Middle schools.

Find out more at thealliancenpc.org/volunteer-opportunities.

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Career Exploration Night, Presented by the Rotary Club of Peachtree Corners [Photos]

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Career Exploration Night was presented by the Rotary Club of Peachtree Corners, Peachtree Corners Business Association and the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

At the event, students from Norcross High School and Paul Duke STEM High School learned about many different career paths and met with experts in the fields of healthcare, public safety, Film/TV, Sports management and many others.

At the end of the event, five students received a $1,000 scholarship. They included: Kalina Coleman, Jennah Bashir, Amy Nguyen, Thanisha Dianas and Keazia Washington.

Photography by Bruce Johnson

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PCBA Presents Donations to Three Local Charitable Groups

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Paint Gwinnett Pink, A. Worley Brown Boys & Girls Club and Corners Outreach each receive $4,000 checks.

The Peachtree Corners Business Association (PCBA) awarded $4,000 checks to three area charity organizations in November and December.

Paint Gwinnett Pink
Left to right: Toby Anderson, PCBA Board; Michael Pugh, PCBA Board; Allison Reinert, PCBA Board; Cindy Murphy, Paint Gwinnett Pink; Dr. Kimberly Hutcherson, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute; Lisa Proctor, PCBA Board; Jennifer Griffen, Paint Gwinnett Pink; Bobbie Menneg; and Donna Linden, PCBA Board.

Paint Gwinnett Pink was presented with the check at the November PCBA Business After Hours Speaker Series. At the November 2022 Business After Hours networking event, a check was given to the A. Worley Brown Metro Atlanta Boys & Girls Club. And Corners Outreach received its check at the December Year-End Celebration.

PCBA President Lisa Proctor said that the PCBA was proud to present the checks to the three charities. The money was raised for the organizations through the PCBA’s annual charity event.

“With the PCBA celebrating our 10 year anniversary, we are more committed than ever to find ways to engage and bring our community together in a meaningful way,” Proctor added.

Corners Outreach
Left to right: Monte McDowell, PCBA Outreach; Carolyn Rehling, PCBA Outreach; Donna Linden, PCBA Board; Allison Reinert, PCBA Board; Lisa Proctor, PCBA Board; Larry Campbell, Corners Outreach; Matt Childs, PCBA Board; Toby Anderson, PCBA Board; and Michael Pugh, PCBA Board.
Boys & Girls Club
Left to right: Carolyn Rehling, PCBA Outreach; Michael Pugh, PCBA Board; Jessie Douglas, Boys & Girls Club; Lawrence Mims, Boys & Girls Club; Monte McDowell, PCBA Outreach; Lisa Proctor, PCBA Board; Allison Reinert, PCBA Board; and Donna Linden, PCBA Board.

About the organizations

Paint Gwinnett Pink is an annual 5K walk/run event with one main mission: helping people in the community who are facing a breast cancer diagnosis by raising awareness and funding the best care possible for cancer warriors in our community.

The walk/run event is the largest breast cancer 5K in Gwinnett County and a celebration of survivorship that raises awareness and funds for breast cancer programs at Northside Hospital Gwinnett. The PCBA also participated in the 2022 race/walk with their Team PCBA.

The Boy & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta has 26 Clubs located in 11 counties across metropolitan Atlanta and serves nearly 8,000 kids and teens each year. During critical non-school hours, the club offers youth development programs that promote academic success, healthy lifestyles, character and leadership.

The mission of Corners Outreach is to equip metro Atlanta’s underserved students of color and their families to lead full lives through educational development and economic opportunities.

About the PCBA

The PCBA is a business membership organization focused on innovative approaches, programs, shared resources, community outreach and opportunities for member businesses and professionals to connect and prosper.

Funds for the PCBA Community Outreach program are raised throughout the year from PCBA membership, sponsorship and the association’s annual charity event. Donations and scholarships are awarded at PCBA’s monthly events.

For more information, visit peachtreecornersba.com, call 678-969-3385 or email membership@peachtreeba.com.

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PCBA donates $4,000 to Corners Outreach

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The Peachtree Corners Business Association awarded a check for $4,000 to Corners Outreach at their December Year End Celebration!

The mission of Corners Outreach is to equip metro Atlanta’s underserved students of color and their families to lead full lives through educational development and economic opportunities.

“The PCBA is proud to donate a check for $4,000 to one of the three charities we raised money for at our annual charity event.  Our Outreach Committee and Board are impressed with Corners Outreach programs including Corners Academy, Workforce Development, Family engagement, and Corners Industry.  With the PCBA celebrating our 10-year anniversary, we are more committed than ever to find ways to engage and bring our community together in a meaningful way”, says Lisa Proctor, PCBA President. 

Funds for the PCBA Community Outreach program are raised throughout the year from PCBA membership, sponsorship, and our annual charity event.  Donations and scholarships are awarded at their monthly events so the members can learn more about these organizations.

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