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Cost $13.95


Proceeds to: Gwinnett County Children's Shelter

Executive Director: Maureen Kornowa 


Author: Mirthell Bayliss Bazemore

Co-Authors: Mary Canty Merrill, PhD

                      Pastor Lee Adams, Ed.S 


Students of: McNair Middle School - Decatur GA

and Mineral Wells Elementary School - Mineral Wells WV

About The Book


Precious Is My Child is a compilation written by students, parents, victims of bullying, and members of the community. Also featured in this book are words from the psychology perspective by Mary Canty Merrill, PhD and Pastor Lee Adams, Ed.S.


All have joined together through written word to proclaim that Bullying Must Stop!


We all have a responsibility to choose peace over hate, love over war, and most of all to follow God’s great commandment that is common amongst all major religions of the world:


“Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Matthew 22:39


About The Shelter


The Gwinnett Children’s Shelter has been serving our kids in a loving and nurturing environment for more than 26 years! As we GROW forward and expand on our programs to best meet the needs of our children in crisis, we take this moment to say “thank you” for your caring and generosity.

Our new program is designed to help homeless children and their young mothers, as well as youth who “age-out” of the foster care system, achieve the necessary life skills training they NEED to successfully thrive outside our program. We have the opportunity to end the cycle of homelessness, two generations at a time


Message From The Author


“The reason I chose to donate Precious Is My Child to a homeless shelter for children is because bullied children are more likely to run away from home if the situation is not dealt with appropriately. Also, students who are homeless are at risk of bullying and being bullied because of their living conditions.


Spring of 2015 I had the opportunity to visit Gwinnett Children’s Shelter in Buford, Georgia and was deeply touched by their commitment  to making a difference. The shelter is not just overnight housing for children and their mothers, but a place of transformation.


At the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter under the leadership of Maureen Kornowa, the mothers are taught how to have more confidence in themselves through education, job training, resume building, and requiring a drug-free lifestyle. These young mothers are given the proper tools and support to successfully thrive in the community, making it a better world for us all!”





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