Giving Tuesday is celebrated in the US on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to encourage acts of generosity during the holidays. Here are a few local organizations to consider partnering with.
This group started after feeling a deep longing to give back and provide hope to other women in need. The founders have all experienced trials that have rocked and challenged their faith. After going through difficult times, these women were encouraged by the people in their lives that supported and lifted them up. Faithfully Restored wants everyone to experience that sense of community in the midst of their own struggles. The women of Faithfully Restored connect with women through prayer and help provide for the needs of those experience hardships and difficult seasons. Donate here and find other ways to be involved here.
Cheekwood offers a unique historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit. Your support on #GivingTuesday – and every day – allows us to fulfill our mission. With your help, Cheekwood will recover from the financial impact of the pandemic and continue to serve the community as a place of beauty, renewal and wonder! Donate here.
Friends of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is an organization of volunteers working to render volunteer service to all units of Children’s Hospital, its patients and families. It serves to enhance the hospital in matters of fund-raising and public relations and assists the hospital in continually re-examining and improving various aspects of its service to children and their families. Find out information on volunteer opportunities or to donate here.
ShowerUp serves those experiencing homelessness by providing showers, hygiene resources and personal care with mobile shower units. Their mission is to share love, build relationships, and restore hope. ShowerUp currently serves Nashville, TN, Huntsville, AL and Wichita, KS!
Danita’s Children’s programs educate and empower vulnerable children and families in Haiti. Lives are restored through the provision of food, shelter, education, medical services, and discipleship. Their goal is to see transformation in Haiti by raising up the next generation of leaders in a Christ-centered environment. Together we are changing Haiti — one child at a time. Child sponsorships are also available. Find more information here or to donate.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of more than 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide. During FY20, Second Harvest distributed more than 41 million pounds of food to more than 460 Partner Agencies, providing more than 36.5 million meals to hungry children, families, and seniors throughout our 46-county service area.
GraceWorks Ministries, Inc. was founded in 1995, when area concerned citizens and faith leaders came together and decided Williamson County needed a central place to send people who needed help with food, clothing and financial assistance. By pooling church resources with private and public sectors, GraceWorks was able to provide more help for many needs to better serve our community, rather than duplicating efforts.Today, GraceWorks has expanded upon these relationships to establish a referral network with other agencies to provide help for immediate needs and long-term resources. GraceWorks has four program areas that make up the acronym F.I.S.H. — family support, instructional programs, seasonal needs and hunger prevention.
The mission of Book’em is to create a more literate Nashville and ignite children’s passion for reading through book ownership and enthusiastic volunteers. We envision a future in Nashville where all children own books and know first-hand the joy and value of reading. Giving Tuesday comes at an important time for Book’em as many of our partners request books to give the children they serve just before the holidays. In fact, we just received a request for 4,700 books for the Last Minute Toy Store!Book’em will mail bookmarks to donors who make an honorary or memorial gift. You can use these bookmarks as gifts this holiday season, to let someone know that books have been donated to
Nashville kids in their name. Book’em will also donate books in their name, noted with an honorary book label ($2.50 = 1 book donated in a person’s name). Make sure to click “dedicate this gift” on the Giving Tuesday page, or leave a note in your venmo! Donate here or sign up to volunteer here.
Nashville Diaper Connection was created to help families in Nashville diaper their children. They work with distribution centers in the area to provide diapers to be passed out to mothers who need them. The Nashville Diaper Connection is currently hosting a virtual diaper drive to overcome the combined effects of the March tornadoes and Covid-19, which have increased the need for diapers significantly. Find out more and how to donate here.
Community Resource Center is the supply line to the front lines of poverty. CRC serves more than 100 nonprofit agencies, providing them with new household goods, bedding, kitchenware, cleaning supplies, clothing and personal hygiene items for their clients in need. Our agencies represent a diverse client base including at-risk children, disadvantaged seniors, victims of domestic violence, refugees resettling in Middle Tennessee, the homeless, those battling addiction, those with mental and physical challenges and other people in desperate need. Founded in 1985, CRC operates a 5,000 square-foot warehouse from which we distribute all of these items.
The CMA Foundation began investing in music education in 2006 and was birthed from the passion of our artists and industry professionals who first fell in love with music within the four walls of a classroom. Thanks to their teachers who believed in them, they were able to go after their dreams.
For us, it’s not just about raising up the next generation of musicians, but leveraging the impact that music has on students. Donate here.
About 23,000 children age out of foster care each year.In Tennessee, it’s close to 1,000 each year!The statistics of what happens after children age out of foster care are disheartening – prison, human trafficking, homelessness, and more. Aging out leaves a teen without a place to BELONG. No mentor to review their resume. No one to co-sign for their first car. No home for the holidays. No one to walk them down the aisle. It is the deepest desire of us all to belong.Belonging is integral to our survival.We’re on a mission to ensure ALL children in Tennessee Belong By 18.And we’re looking for 50 people who will join us in making this mission a reality.
Give $18. Every month. That’s it.
Text GIVE to 615-235-6135 to donate or visit our website