Live Generously: Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

For 1 in 6 Americans hunger is a reality. Join us on Saturday May 12 in the largest, single-day food drive.

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Here’s how you can help!

Donate

Simply leave a bag of non-perishable food items by your mailbox, and your letter carrier will pick it up and donate it to your local food bank. It’s that easy!

The local sponsor, Dollar General, will also be stamping out hunger by hosting a food drive in all of their stores throughout our 46-county service area throughout the month of May!

Most needed food items are: peanut butter, canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta and cereal.

Route Drivers

Starting at 10 am
Volunteers to help pick up donated food on several of the postal routes. Drivers should have a truck, van, SUV, or trailer with sides, and have 1-2 helpers. The donations will be taken to the Graceworks facility.

Unload trucks at Franklin Post Office

Shifts: 1 – 3 pm & 3 – 5 pm
Volunteers with pickup trucks to help unload mail trucks at the Franklin Post Office on Oak Meadow Drive off Royal Oaks Blvd, reload on to pickup trucks and deliver to GraceWorks.

Sort donated food at Graceworks Food Pantry

Saturday: 1 – 4:30 pm, 4 – 7 pm
Volunteers to help sort and check expiration dates on the incoming donations at the Graceworks facility.

Please email volunteer (at) graceworksministries (dot) net or call Pam McCrossin, volunteer coordinator, at 615-794-9055 ext. 18, to register. Be sure to wear cool, comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes. Thank you  for living generously!

Volunteers Needed this Saturday: Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home

The annual Run4Kids held on the Brentwood Campus of the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 2012.

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Volunteers are still needed to help with this event. Please call (615) 376-3190.You can still sign up for the race too!

The 5K race begins and ends at the beautiful TBCH campus. The course is fairly flat with some rolling hills. There are two water stations along the course and Williamson Medical Personnel provides on-site medical services. First-time runners and walkers feel very comfortable participating in this event.

In addition to supervised rock climbing, face painting and other fun activities there will be two different fun runs for kids, a 100 yard dash for ages 4 and under and a 1 mile run for ages 9 and under.

Click here for more information or to register.

Volunteer at the Nashville Rescue Mission

If you are looking for a place to live generously by sharing your time and talents, the Nashville Rescue Mission is looking for volunteers. They have opportunities at all times of day and for various skills, but their greatest needs are the following:

Monday – Friday: Breakfast & lunch service
Special Programs at the Men’s Campus

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If you don’t know much about the Rescue Mission, their mission statement paints a clear picture of how they are changing lives.

Following God’s command to love our neighbor as ourselves, the Nashville Rescue Mission seeks to help the hurting of Middle Tennessee by offering food, clothing and shelter to the homeless and recovery programs to those enslaved in life degrading problems. Our goal is to help people know the saving grace of Jesus, and through Him, gain wisdom for living, find fulfillment in life and become a positive part of their community.

It’s really easy to get started volunteering. Just head over to the Nashville Rescue Mission website and fill out the online volunteer application. Once you are approved, they will send you a login and you can sign up to serve using their online system.

Have you and your family ever served at The Mission before?

*Note: Children must be 10 years and older to serve.

The Lion’s Closet Consignment Sale

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The Lion’s Closet Consignment sale, benefiting Grace Christian Academy in Franklin, is coming up soon! It is open to the public.

WHEN:
-Saturday, May 14th 9am-3pm
-Sunday, May 15th 1pm-3pm (1/2 Price Day)

WHERE
-The Barn behind Grace Chapel/Grace Christian Academy
-3279 Southall Road, Franklin
Click here for the map

There is still room for consignors to sign up. Consignors make 70% of their sales, and the remaining 30% goes to the parent organization at the school. This is a great way for people to earn much needed vacation cash!  The sale will include infant through teen sizes in spring/summer clothing, school uniforms, toys, shoes, books, baby gear, furniture, electronics, and more!

Sign up to be a volunteer and you’ll get early shopping privileges. The sale is close to Leipers Fork, and it would be a great family outing or girls’ day out. Head into Leipers Fork after the sale to shop in some antique stores and specialty shops, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the quaint town. Check out the Lions Consignment Sale website for more info.