This Week at the Wimberly Center: Week of March 29th
Gooooood Morning friends!

We have tons of good stuff for you this week!
Let's get started.

Have a wonderful week!
Spring Break Camp for Kids:
Around the World in 4 Days
April 5th-8th, 2021
9:00 am-2:00 pm
Wimberly's Roots Demonstration Kitchen
163 M.L.K. Jr Dr, Winder, GA

Join us at Wimberly's Roots as we journey across the globe, trying out new recipes and learning about the history and origins of plants from around the world.
Financial Aid
Discounts and Full Scholarships are available! Click on the button below to fill out a request form.
Sponsor a Child
If you are interested in sponsoring a spot for a child to participate, please contact
or click on the button below to visit our donation page.
Lawncare Schedule for the week of 3/29
3/29: Wimberly Center, Lower Smith Heights
3/30: Lower Smith Heights
3/31: Oakwood & Glennwood
4/1: Glennwood
Do you want a career, not just a job in construction? Then Construction Ready (CR) is the training you need to get you started. Construction Ready is a four-week boot-camp-style training program designed for residents of Georgia and connects graduates with top construction companies. Training is FREE to eligible applicants who reside in Georgia.

Funding from the Governors Emergency Education Relief funds (CARES Act) has been made available to meet education and workforce development needs allowing for "Construction Ready" expansion to train Georgia residents for Careers in the construction industry.
The value of training to each student is $5,000.
A four-week training class begins Monday, June 21, 2021. Instruction takes place Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. for four weeks. PPE and lunch are included with the program. Graduates can earn up to eight industry recognized credentials:

  1. National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Credential
  2. OSHA 10-Hour Card
  3. First Aid/CPR/BB/AED Certification
  4. Powder Actuated Tool Certification
  5. Laser Tool Certification
  6. Forklift Safety Awareness
  7. A.T.S.S.A. Utility Flagger Certification
  8. Competent Person Training in Fall Protection

An information session is scheduled April 13 at 6 p.m. in the student center at the Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy, 1007 Austin Road, Winder.

You may join the meeting in person, or you may join us on Zoom. Please refer to this flyer for more information.
Weekly Food Distributions
4/1: Community Food Pantry at CrossView Church 10am-12pm, must show ID. 1219 HWY 124, Hoschton, GA 30548.
Call 678.425.9831 for more info.

4/3: House of Bread Food Pantry at Bethlehem First United Methodist Church. 9:30am-11:30am. Drive-thru & have ID handy.

4/3: Food Distribution at Auburn First Baptist Church,
Auburn, GA 1385 6th Ave, Auburn GA 30011
Stimulus Check Update

Find when and how the IRS sent your 2021 Economic Impact Payment with the Get My Payment tool.
Winder Housing Authority unveils new website
Did you know???
That you can have your rent payments automated from your bank account!
Now Hiring: PSSI is seeking 4 to 5 Fulltime Employees!
Did you know?
Nutrition and diet can have a significant impact on your overall health including your risk for certain chronic diseases such as cancer.

Scientific evidence has shown that eating mostly plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and whole grains plays a big role in preventing cancer and contributing to a healthier life!

Eating high amounts of process and red meats and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can contribute to certain cancers...specifically colorectal cancer.

If you would like even more info on colorectal cancer call 706.475.4900
Church of the Month for March
Church of the Month for March:
Bethlehem First United Methodist Church
Interviews | Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9AM- 12:00 PM
Email or call 770.867.3727
Food Talk: Better U
The UGA Extension | SNAP-Ed Program is now offer SNAP-ED virtual health and nutrition education classes to a set cohort of SNAP-eligible adult Georgians who are 18 and over.

The classes meet once a week for 4 weeks and each class lasts 1 ½ hour. Each week, participants get complimentary gifts that correspond with that week’s lesson topic and, after completing the entire program, participants also get a certificate of completion from the University of Georgia. Below is the Better U overview and recruitment flyer. The classes will be on Wednesdays, May 12th- June 2nd, 5:00-6:30 pm via-zoom in Barrow County.

Please email if you would like to participate in this FREE class!
Looking for affordable housing in Barrow County?
Looking for resources in Barrow County?
Check out the NEW Resource Guide!
Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. will be opening up the Cooling LIHEAP program soon!
Find us on Facebook
Now Hiring!
Checkout our new website!
Now Offering: Wellness Checks
Seniors- do you live alone and have few visitors?
Sign up with the Winder Housing Authority for wellness checks!

We will come by Monday’s and Thursday’s just to check on you!

Call Mary at 770-867-7495 to request this service”.
Spirit of Sharing Offerings:
SOS Dance: Every Tuesday in gym
Class times - K-2: 5:00-5:30
3rd and up-5:30-6:15
If you missed the registration, you can register during class
Masks are mandatory!
Basketball for Youth: Starting October 27th, the gym will be open 6:30-7:30 pm for youth to play basketball. Adults will be onsite for coaching and supervision. Limited to the first 20 kids that register on the 27th.

199 Wood Ave, Winder, GA 30680
Little Free Pantries are everywhere!
Our friend Frank Olinger has made a nifty document that shows where every Little Free Pantry is located.

These are great for those in need OR if you have an abundance and want to donate.

We may be a little biased but the one at the Wimberly Center is our favorite. :)
Barrow County Family Connection |