Caring for people and watching God work

“Very rewarding.” “Life changing.” “Worth everything.”  These are just some of the phrases Candy Stephens uses to describe the friends, fulfillment and fun she’s discovered as a volunteer at StreetWise.  Mother, grandmother to 13 and great grandmother to five, Candy retired seven years ago at age 73. After only a few months, she came to
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15 years later: Jean’s volunteer story

She first got involved because of the invitation of a friend.  “I got started at StreetWise by going on a mission trip with Hebron Church. I went with a friend Janice, who’s volunteered for years at StreetWise, and she invited me to come with her to help pack the Thanksgiving baskets,” Jean said.  “I came
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Outside her comfort zone: Sally’s volunteer story

Back then, she’d have rather been swallowed up than serve in the way she does now.  Sally VanDoorn and her husband raised three children, lived in five different states before settling in Georgia, and have now been serving at StreetWise for 14 years. But what Sally does at StreetWise today was not her choice – 
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Empowering people in their own community to help create true life change

Sometimes you just need a little help to get going again.  And thanks to StreetWise cofounders Terry and Pat Powell, StreetWise was formed to do just that for people in Atlanta, shifting over time to serve Gwinnett and surrounding counties. Terry’s passing at the beginning of 2020 left behind a legacy that is dear to
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StreetWise Nonprofit Night at the Ballpark

Come out and support StreetWise Georgia on Monday September 26th and Tuesday September 27th! Get your Gwinnett Stripers Baseball tickets NOW:  StreetWise Georgia Fundraiser at the Ballpark ( On these nights, the Gwinnett Stripers will take on the Louisville Bats (Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds). First pitch will be at 7:05pm. A portion of
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Request Prayer

Are you in need of prayer? How can we pray for you? Send us your Prayer Request and a StreetWise Prayer Team Member will contact you.  

From Gwinnett County to Mongolia: living a life of service

She’s passionate about loving on and showing people their value. And ever since a friend from church introduced her to StreetWise in May 2020, Deborah Fenton has been doing just that as a volunteer at StreetWise. “When I started, I mainly loaded items into cars and helped on Friday pack days for our Mobile Food
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Carrying on the family legacy: loving God and loving people

She’s got a long history with StreetWise, and an even longer history with its founders. Kerry Gragg, Terry and Pat Powell’s niece, has been serving at StreetWise with her husband and three boys since the grand opening of its current location about five years ago. And for her, the mission of StreetWise is very personal.
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Warehouse work that shows compassion and love

She’s been with StreetWise for less than two months, but her heart of service goes right to the core of what StreetWise is all about. Charlene Mitchell, who joined the team as warehouse manager in May, starts her day off early and with others in mind. “Typically, my day starts around 7:30 a.m. I want
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Sugarloaf Keller Williams agents helping paint at Streetwise on Red Day 2022

Local realty partners help make hope a reality for Gwinnett kids

Volunteers and partners make our mission possible. One group who’s been making an impact for years? Kares 4 Kids, the charity arm of Keller Williams Realty’s Pinnacle Partners. Founded in 2005 by Marci Fair, Kares 4 Kids was created to positively impact children today and strengthen our communities for tomorrow. Leigh Saluzzi is Kares 4
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