Gwinnett County, GA –Derrick J. Wilson, who is leading in votes to be the Democratic nominee for Gwinnett County District 3 Commissioner, is hosting his 2nd Annual school supply drive. The goal: to raise funds to purchase and distribute laptops locally to our families in District 3.
With businesses slowly opening and everyone adjusting to new regulations regarding how to move forward since the outbreak of the coronavirus, residents all over the country are attempting to adjust to this “new normal.” But life did not stop. Summer plans have been altered or canceled, and families still need to prepare their children for the upcoming school year. Due to the pandemic, school districts are weighing decisions to open schools or having students attend virtually during the 2020-2021 academic year. Derrick J. Wilson is seeking solutions that will benefit families and students for either situation, so students will not fall behind.
The fundraising drive will begin June 22, 2020 and continue through July 22nd . Due to the coronavirus and the need for social distancing, this year’s school drive will be held virtually. For every $50 donated, one laptop will be donated to a family in need. Wilson hopes to raise enough funds to purchase 250 laptops to assist families that do not have access to a computer at home. The laptops will be donated to each school’s PTSA on July 31st for distribution to the families. Residents who want to get involved, can donate online at: https://bit.ly/2UXSYPM.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2020 Whitney Furlough, Communications Director Phone: 470-737-1717 Email: email@example.com
Duluth had a block party and concert on Friday and my husband and I attended. We had a really good time. It was just nice to be outside meeting new people and just enjoying the live band that was playing songs from the 80's. Friday night is our date night and most of the time we just go out to dinner, but this time we decided that we wanted to do something different, so we went to Duluth for the block party. There were vendors and games for the children. They even had the old school video games like PacMan and Centipede which is one of my favorite games. I wanted to play, but the kids would not let up, so instead I ate popcorn, chatted with the couple sitting on the bench next to us and enjoyed the music and people watching.
After attending this event my husband and I decided that we would continue to go to the different events that are held throughout the year here in Gwinnett. The crazy thing is that I announce a lot of these events on Good Morning Gwinnett everyday, but I rarely attend them, because I'm most likely working. Moving forward I will be taking a time out and enjoy some of these great events that I talk about on the show.
If you're like me always working and barely taking time for yourself I invite you to take a time out and just enjoy all that your community has to offer. It can really be refreshing. It was for us. If you are in Gwinnett and you see me out and about tap me on the shoulder to say hello.
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