We want to be involved in the lives of students starting from the earliest stages of life all the way to adulthood. Not only do we want to support their needs as they start off the school year, but we want to provide continual care and support throughout the entire year as well. Beginning from the cradle, we are passionate about early childhood development that will lay a foundation for the rest of their lives. When we walk with children from the beginning to provide developmental support, we are impacting not only their immediate needs but we are also impacting them in a way that extends into their future. We want to see children thrive at every age and grow into individuals who will invest in their community and live healthy, flourishing lives.

 

Throughout the summer you can find ways to serve children when they are out of school through the opportunities listed in this guide. There are bookmobiles, summer lunch programs, summer camps, VBS, summer school programs and so many ways to make an impact this summer. Or help us get critically needed items into the classrooms and into homes of children so they can be set up for success.

 

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HOST A GENTLY USED CHILDREN’S BOOK, SCHOOL SUPPLY, OR BASIC NEEDS DRIVE

There are many items that children need to be prepared as they begin a new school year and some of the most important ones are items you don’t even think of. Clean out your bookshelves and invite your friends to join you. We’d love to donate children’s books to all our partnering schools, and get them into the hands of kids so they have the opportunity to read at home. You can also host a back to school supply drive and collect school supplies, underwear, socks, shoes, and personal hygiene items. These are just a few items that most of us provide almost thoughtlessly for our own children. As we build deeper relationships in our community through love and service, we can have deeper conversations about the real needs of our children. Get your kids involved and start collecting gently used children’s books, school supplies and clothing items. Invite your friends, neighbors and co-workers to join you in helping our kids be ready to go back to school.


  • July 6-31: Back To School Drive

    GRAB A YELLOW BAG in the lobbies after church and fill it up with the items from the school supply list. If you would rather let our bargain shoppers shop for you, donate $20 and we will shop for you.

  • July 21: Perimeter Church Summer Serve Day

    School starts back August 6, so bring your children, friends or neighbors and join us in the Fellowship Hall for our summer serve day and our 8th annual Back-To-School Backpack Packing Party. Help us get backpacks ready to distribute to our non profit partners and school partners, so that every child who needs a backpack this year will have one.  There will be other projects as well and NEW THIS YEAR an offsite tour of the Junior Achievement Discovery Center serving all of Gwinnett County located in Norcross.

  • July 21-22: Back To Store & Scholastic Book Fair

    If you don’t have time to shop but would like to help a child have what they need to start off the school year, Community Outreach will be in the main lobby area hosting a school store and book fair. You are invited to stop by and make a donation that will provide kids with school supplies, basic need items and children’s books. You can also stop by and stock up on books for your kids. Many children in our community do not to have access to books in their home.  If we can help kids to read, then their opportunities in life will be endless. All proceeds from the Book Fair will go to purchase books to go into classrooms of the schools we are investing in throughout the year.