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Holiday Spotlight: Gwinnett Children's Shelter

The holidays are a good time to remember local charities that may need your help. Today we spotlight the Gwinnett Children's Shelter.

Although this charity is not located in Lilburn, it assists children throughout Gwinnett County and other areas of of northeast Georgia.

Located in Buford, the children's shelter runs every day and serves more than 150 youth annually. Females ages 12 to 18 and males ages 12 to 21 can receive help here. 

Services include: runaway and homeless youth, guardian placement, children in protective custody and a transitional living program for young men.

Family counseling, parent classes, educational services and enrichment activities also are availble.

-- If you are a teen in crisis, text SAFE to 69866 and your current location for immediate help from the shelter. --

Current needs of the shelter include: school supplies, bedroom and bathroom neccessities, personal care items, medical supplies, kitchen supplies, cleaning supplies, and program needs (gift cards, passes to amusement parks, birthday gifts and more).

Check out the list of all current needed items by clicking here.

To find out how to volunteer or other ways to help, check of the Gwinnett Children's Shelter website.

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