Junior’s House, Inc. Child Advocacy Center & Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
An organization our Women’s Ministries (WM) group supports is Junior’s House. There are several opportunities throughout the year to make donations to Junior’s House; however, our biggest fundraiser is held in conjunction with Fayetteville’s Host of Christmas Past. Host is held the second weekend of November each year, and our WM participates by hosting a bake sale.
To learn more about Junior’s House, visit their site at juniorshousecac.org.
Or you may contact Junior’s House Child Advocacy Center at the following address:
704 W. Maple Street
P. O. 1062
Fayetteville, TN 37334
To report suspected child abuse, call the Tennessee Hot Line at 1-877-237-0004. You can reach this toll-free number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Clothe Our Kids
An organization our Women’s Ministries (WM) group supports is Clothe Our Kids. Their mission is to provide needy and at-risk children with coats, clothing and shoes. Clothe Our Kids was founded November 2013 as a non-profit group with a mission to provide at-risk children with needed clothing. This is accomplished by working directly through local school counselors and Department of Children’s Services (DCS) case workers who call and request clothing for a child in need. To maintain the integrity and purpose of helping those most in need, they are not open for public requests for clothing and the schools keep identities confidential. There are several opportunities throughout the year to make monetary and clothing donations to Clothe Our Kids at our church. Clothing donations can also be dropped off at 200 North Main Avenue in Fayetteville, TN 37334, and monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box1412 Fayetteville, TN 37334. Clothe Our Kids can be found on Facebook, or visit their website at www.clotheourkids.com.
Good Samaritan Food Pantry
An organization our Women’s Ministries (WM) group supports is Good Samaritan Food Pantry. The WM makes donations of pound bags of rice to be included in the food boxes that are distributed throughout the year. Our women volunteer at the food pantry to help distribute food boxes or to help in securing other services that Good Sam does not directly provide. Contact Eugene Emmanuel at 931-433-0260, or stop by 208 Davidson St. W, Fayetteville, TN 37334 (Ralph Hastings Building). Check out their website at www.lincolncountycaringforfamilies.org/goodsamaritan/ .
Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan’s Purse)
After sharing the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus said, “Go and do likewise.” That is the mission of Samaritan’s Purse—to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel. Our church family supports the mission of Samaritan’s Purse by packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. There are several opportunities throughout the year to make donations for shoebox surprises. Monetary donations for shipping are accepted as well. Check out Samaritan’s Purse at www.samaritanspurse.org.
Hunters For the Hungry
Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s “Hunters for the Hungry” program provides food to those in need through donations of deer harvested during the annual hunting season. It is a unique and creative way to provide healthy, much-needed protein to Tennessee’s citizens in need while helping to manage the state’s deer population. The program provides funding to more than 80 certified wild game processors in 63 Tennessee counties, who in turn receive donated venison during white-tailed deer season, process the meat free or at a reduced rate, and make it available to local food banks and soup kitchens. Since 1998, Hunters for the Hungry has provided more than an amazing FOUR MILLION MEALS to Tennesseans in need! Our Men’s Fellowship supports Hunters For the Hungry with monetary donations to help cover the deer processing fees. Check out Hunters For The Hungry at tnwf.org/our-programs/hunters-for-the-hungry.
Palmer Home for Children
At Palmer Home, children receive care through a residential model on one of Palmer Home for Children’s two campuses. Children on each campus are placed in a home, typically with seven other Palmer Home children, and a caregiver couple, who provide the daily guidance and love the children need. Our church’s men’s group supports Palmer Home with yearly trips to complete maintenance projects on their Columbus campus. To learn more about Palmer Home, visit their website at palmerhome.org.