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Halcyon retailers make giving a priority

Halcyon, the Big Creek Greenway-connected mixed-use village in Forsyth County, has put a heavy emphasis on giving back to the community since its opening in 2019. Halcyon hosts hundreds of events per year, with a majority incorporating a charitable component, such as Ladies' Night Out, Halloween, International Doodle Dog Day and several others. To date, the mixed-village has raised over $200,000 for 11 local organizations including FurKids, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Family Haven of Forsyth County and more.

Next up, Halcyon will host its Stuff a Truck toy drive with the Forsyth County Fire Department on December 2 and the Ugly Christmas Sweater Bar Crawl on December 14, benefitting the Place of Forsyth, which assists the people of Forsyth and Dawson County areas with essential needs to be self-sustaining.

The Place was founded in 1975 by four Dominican Nuns. The sisters offered assistance with financial needs, clothing, shelter, food, and even tutoring. The Place has been the catalyst for several agencies now serving the community. In 2015,  a workforce development initiative was launched to help individuals who are unemployed or under-employed prepare for and secure jobs. In 2021, they merged with Dawson County's RIC-Rack thrift store and food pantry. Now,  programs and services include financial assistance, workforce development and more.

Today, The Place serves our communities with emergency financial assistance, clothing, food, educational opportunities, plus numerous support services. Through their many initiatives and services, they are changing lives in Forsyth and Dawson counties of Georgia. 



Volunteer at The Place. 
Multiple shifts throughout the day to fit your schedule.  

  • Food packing 
  • Food distribution 
  • Thrift store ( 
  • Furniture pickup and delivery
  • GED and subject-specific tutors
  • Gardening 
  • Senior Outreach 
  • Home repairs (for seniors and other individuals/families with limited means)
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