Rainbow Village Recognized as Best of Gwinnett

Nonprofit Dedicated to Breaking the Cycles of Homelessness, Poverty and Domestic Violence Honored as One of the County’s Foremost Providers of Family Services

Duluth, Ga., March 5, 2020 – After a rigorous process that’s 10 months in the making, the votes are in and Rainbow Village has once again been recognized among the best nonprofits in Gwinnett County. Earning its “Best of Gwinnett” title in Family Services, the nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence in the lives of the families it serves is incredibly honored to achieve this recognition.

Created by Guide to Gwinnett, the Best of Gwinnett poll spans a wide variety of industries – from Auto Dealers to Wedding Venues and everything in between. Best of Gwinnett winners and nominees are chosen by a combination of readers’ votes and editors’ input. The process begins with a nomination on the Best of Gwinnett website. After tens of thousands of votes have been received and tallied, the voting culminates with the publishing of the annual Best of Gwinnett issue. Best of Gwinnett marks the highest designation given to the businesses with the most votes in their category, followed by Among the Best and Ones to Watch/Others Worth Noting.

“Because Best of Gwinnett involves the votes of our Gwinnett County neighbors, that makes this recognition all the sweeter,” said Melanie Conner, CEO for Rainbow Village. “We don’t do what we do for the recognition and fanfare, but it’s awfully nice to be thought of so highly as to be declared the BEST in our local community. What’s equally important is that recognitions like this shine the spotlight on our all-important work of helping homeless families find their way back to lives of self-sufficiency. It validates our work and our perception in Gwinnett County, while making us more visible to people who didn’t know about us – whether that be a homeless family seeking help or a local leader seeking a nonprofit for his or her company to partner with. We are truly grateful to Guide to Gwinnett and everyone who voted on our behalf for this honor.”

To determine the Best of Gwinnett, reader opinions are vetted thru several ranking sites, Better Business Bureau complaint reports, and voting pattern analysis reports before Guide to Gwinnett approves Best of Gwinnett winners. Winners are named in more than 20 broad business and community sectors.

About Rainbow Village:  Established in 1991 and based in Duluth, Georgia, Rainbow Village is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to breaking the cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence. Committed to serving as a “community of transformation”, Rainbow Village applies a holistic, two-generational approach to serving homeless families with children. With the goal of helping families achieve emotional stability and financial independence, Rainbow Village provides housing, early childhood education and after-school care, child and youth programming, financial planning, career counseling, workforce readiness, mental health counseling, community events and more. Rainbow Village accepts applications from homeless families with minor children throughout Georgia. To learn more about Rainbow Village, register as a volunteer or make a donation, visit www.rainbowvillage.org.