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Students collect 1,000 donated items for local nonprofit
Beta club donations
TandemEDU students unload donations at The Place of Dawson. From left to right, The Place of Dawson outreach coordinator Amy Palmer, J.D. Cook, Audri Cook, Josh Cox, Cece Spriggs and Emma Cox.
One Dawsonville teen recently thought of a unique way to gather items for those in need. As part of a Beta Club project, ninth grader J.D. Cook teamed up with local eatery Ruby’s Recipes to collect toiletries for The Place of Dawson and Forsyth counties. Together, he and school peers collected 1,000 hygiene and home cleaning-related items for the nonprofit. Earlier this week, they gathered and sorted donations at their school campus before giving them to The Place.