Holiday Serving - Serve




What would it look like if we really stepped back from all the materialistic activities that surround Christmas and celebrated the things that mattered the most this season? What if we were intentional about letting our light shine to impact someone else this season? This guide is full of ways you can serve and give Christmas away. This year let’s make Christmas about sharing Christ’s love with the world around us.


Toys, Gift Cards, & Warm Winter Clothing Drive
Now through Wednesday, December 20
Perimeter Church

We are praying our Perimeter Family will give generously this year and that our collection bins will overflow with new, unwrapped, warm winter clothing, pajamas and toys for children served by our community partners. Gift cards in $25 increments are also needed from Walmart, Target, Kroger or Publix. No time to shop? You can also make a donation to purchase gifts for children. A $50 donation will provide a very special Christmas for one child. Donations can be dropped in the bins located at all entrances. Gift cards and financial donations can be made at our 25 Ways to Give Christmas Away Idea Station in the Atrium lobby by the Community Outreach Christmas Giving Tree, or dropped off at the Community Outreach office. Checks can be made out to Perimeter Church - memo Holiday Assistance. 





Community Outreach Christmas Shoppers
Now through Dec 17
Perimeter Church

Do you love finding the absolute best deals? Community Outreach could use your skills the day after Thanksgiving through December 17! We will provide you with a shopping list, budget, and reimbursement for your purchases. The more we save, the more we can give. You can turn in your receipts to get reimbursed. For details contact Jackie Dieter at jackied@perimeter.org or 678.405.2122. 




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    North Gwinnett Co-op: Holiday Meal Boxes
    Now through Sun, Dec 17
    Sugar Hill, Buford, Suwanee

    The North Gwinnett Co-op plans to distribute 1,700 meal boxes to the community for the holidays. You can either pack meal boxes and drop them off at the co-op, or you can donate financially and volunteers will pack up your meal box for a family. $50.00 will provide one meal box to a family. For more information go to: http://northgwinnettcoop.org/how-you-can-help.html or contact Nicky Jeevanayagam at 770.316.1914 for more details.



    Hi-Hope Service Center: Arts and Crafts Projects
    Now through Fri, Dec 22
    Mon - Fri | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Lawrenceville

    Volunteers are needed to share a holiday craft with a small group of individuals at the Center. This is great for a small group. Contact Nick for more information at nreynolds@hihopecenter.org or 770.963.8694.



    Hi-Hope Service Center: Adopt A Group Home
    Now through Sat, Dec 23
    Various Cities

    Hi-Hope Service Center has five residential homes located throughout Gwinnett County. Volunteers are needed to adopt a home. Volunteers will decorate the house or a resident’s room for the holidays. This is a great opportunity for a family or group. Contact Nick for more information at nreynolds@hihopecenter.org or 770.963.8694.



    Salvation Army: Red Kettle Bell Ringing
    Now through Sun, Dec 24
    From 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Various Cities

    Volunteers are needed to ring the bell at the Red Kettle at various locations in Gwinnett County. This is ideal for families or groups that could pool their time and sign up for an entire day doing two-hour shifts. Please contact Sue-Ann Jeffrey at Sue-Ann.Jeffrey@uss.salvationarmy.org or 770.724.1677.



    SAFFT: Resource Closet Needs Volunteers & Your Treasures
    Now through Sun, Dec 31
    Fridays from 10:00 AM - 12 Noon
    Cumming

    A foster child needs your support all year, but especially at Christmas time. Give of your time to assist in the resource closet and give of your treasures by donating clothing, food, scholarships, or monetary donations to support adoption and foster families served by SAFFT. To volunteer, go to www.SAFFT.org or call 770.886.9505.


    Duluth Hands Of Christ: Serve In The Food Pantry
    Every Mon, Wed, and Fri in Dec
    From 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM or 12 Noon - 2:00 PM
    Duluth

    December is our month to serve the Duluth Hands of Christ for Christmas. Come be a part of the team that assists families by loading them up with much needed groceries from the pantry. Sign up for volunteer openings by calling Pete at 404.886.0913.



    Meals By Grace: Food Delivery
    Sun, Dec 17
    Sat, Dec 23
    From 1:00 - 3:30 PM
    Midway United Methodist Church
    Alpharetta

    Make a hot meal, pack a box of food, and deliver your meals right to a child and his or her family in need. We will feed over 500 neighbors in the community. We love volunteers of ALL ages. Sign up for the service team of your choice at https://mealsbygrace.org/Calendar.aspx. If you can’t volunteer personally, see Fill Ministries in this Serving Guide under “Ways to Give” to feed a family through our new Supper Club.


    No Longer Bound: December Dinners
    Sun, Dec 17 | 5:30 PM
    Alpharetta

    Food is Love; prepare and provide a meal for No Longer Bound residents and families. On Sundays, family members join their man in the program designed to heal and reconcile families. Then families enjoy a meal together. Dinner is served at 5:30 PM. Arrive early to prepare and serve the meal for approximately 80 people. A commercial kitchen and grills are available onsite. Catered or preprepared food (like pizzas or subs) are also great. NLB provides plates, utensils, cups and drinks. For more information or to sign up contact Rena Olsen at rena.olsen@nolongerbound.com or 770.634.1279.


    A Beacon Of Hope: Provide A Meal For Moms & Dads Enrolled In Programming
    Tue, Dec 12 | Tue, Jan 9
    Johns Creek

    Support our new Beacon families by providing the main dish, drinks, plates, and cups for approximately 30 individuals attending Bridge parenting classes. Meals can be dropped off any time after 12 Noon on the day of the class. This is a great opportunity for small groups or families. Multiple dates are available. Contact Pam at pgricius@abeaconofhope.com to sign up!


    Atlanta Dream Center: Christmas Toy Giveaway
    Sat, Dec 16
    From 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Atlanta

    Bring your friends and family and join us in sharing the true meaning of Christmas with the thousands of at-risk kids living in Atlanta in a tangible way. You’ll be giving more than a gift, you’ll be giving joy and great news! Volunteer: https://atldreamcenter.com/event/christmas-toy-giveaway-2017. For all inquiries, contact adcchristmas@atldreamcenter.com.


    Atlanta Dream Center: Princess Night
    Saturdays, 7:00 - 10:30 PM
    Atlanta

    We deliver roses and handmade cards containing the 24/7 hotline number to areas of prostitution in the metro Atlanta area, offering prayer and encouragement to the women we meet. Note: This is a 16+ age event. To sign up: www.atldreamcenter.com/get-involved. Questions: volunteer@atldreamcenter.com



    Salvation Army: Angel Tree Sorting Toy Warehouse
    Now - Thu, Dec 14
    From 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    (Later hours Dec 8 - 13)
    Lawrenceville

    Sort toys collected from various Angel Trees and help set up the toy warehouse for Christmas with the Salvation Army at Hooper Renwick Elementary School, 56 Neal Boulevard, Lawrenceville, GA 30045. Volunteers can WALK IN and help. Distribution day is on Thursday, December 14, and volunteers must schedule a time slot for this day only. Sponsors are also needed to adopt and shop for needy children. Contact Hazel Barrett at Hazel.Barrett@uss.salvationarmy.org or 404.395.4215.



    Promise686: Loves And Fishes
    Any time
    Various Cities

    At Loaves & Fishes we make meals to be frozen and distributed to foster families in our area. Detailed instructions to plan your own event are available at promise686.org/loaves-and-fishes. Guests will be asked to bring food supplies - some prepped beforehand. You can provide the packaging materials or request Promise686 prepare them in a bin for you to pick up. For help with your event or to arrange for meal delivery to one of our volunteer freezers, contact tracy@promise686.org.



    Project Kids Eat: Traveling Christmas Party For Homeless
    Sat, Dec 23
    From 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Norcross

    We are invited to join Project Kids Eat and Campus Church for their traveling Christmas Party. We will meet at Campus Church in Norcross, and take a traveling Christmas to the homeless families living in our extended stay hotels by delivering toys, stockings, artkits, food, cleaning supplies and other needed items. For more information, contact Jackie Dieter at jackied@perimeter.org or 678.405.2122.

     






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    Volunteer To Make Sunday Mornings Extra Special At Perimeter Church
    December 17, or 24
    Perimeter Church, Johns Creek

    This December, Sunday mornings will be extra special as the Atrium is filled with the sights and sounds of the season as part of Perimeter’s Festival of Trees. Volunteers are needed to serve treats or to help with the photo booths between and after Sunday Worship services. It’s a fun, easy way to be part of what will be a very special time for our church family. Email Mary Joesting at maryj@perimeter.org or call 678.405.2120 for more information or to sign up.


    Perimeter's Christmas Eve Services: Volunteers
    Sun, Dec 24
    At 11:00 AM, 3:00, 5:00, & 9:00 PM
    Perimeter Church, Johns Creek

    Be a part of Perimeter’s always beautiful Christmas Eve Worship experience. Volunteer as an Info Host, a Greeter, or an Usher, or help distribute the ‘The Answer,’ at one or more of the day’s highly attended services. TIP: Serve for one service, then attend another with your friends and family. For more information, or to sign up, contact Mary Joesting at maryj@perimeter.org or 678.405.2120. 


    Perimeter's Christmas Eve Services Childcare
    Sun, Dec 24
    At 11:00 AM, 3:00 & 5:00 PM
    Perimeter Church, Johns Creek

    Help make Christmas Eve special for a child by serving in KIDS Town. Joyful hands and hearts are needed to care for children ages infant through five years during Christmas Eve worship services. For more information or to sign up, contact Melanie Loperano at melaniel@perimeter.org or 678.405.2298.