On Dec. 18, Streetwise Georgia hosted a "Birthday Party for Jesus" for families from the Dacula community and surrounding areas.
Streetwise Georgia is a non-profit organization operated by Terry and Pat Powell. Founded in 1988, the organization serves families facing financial challenges. The goal of Streetwise is to help these families get back on their feet and functioning independently.
The "Birthday Party for Jesus" community Christmas celebration was held at the . The event featured a religious service and entertainment provided by Christian illusionist David Laflin and Miss Georgia 2009 Kristina Higgins, who sang along with the HCA chorus.
As part of the celebration, all children ages 13 and under received a new, wrapped Christmas present. More than 500 people, including about 300 children, attended the event.
Streetwise Georgia offers counseling services on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call 678-985-9952 to schedule an appointment. Donations of food, personal hygiene items, clothes and household items are also appreciated. Items can be dropped off at the Streetwise Georgia location at 1750 Cedars Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045. For more information or to volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.