Spread the Love – InterFaith Health Clinic

February is the month of love and I am visiting a different community group every day to thank them for the wonderful work that they are doing.
Day 26 of #spreadthelove is at InterFaith Health Clinic in Knoxville. They provide accessible, affordable & quality health care to low-income working uninsured – medical, dental, and mental health care, prescription drug assistance, and special care, all from one location!
Send them some love by letting them know what a great job they are doing in our community. Sign up to volunteer if you are able to, get your tickets for the Casino Royale Fundraiser on April 6, or even donate your product or service for their fundraiser!

Spread the Love – Metro Drug Coalition

February is the month of love and I am visiting a different community group every day to thank them for the wonderful work that they are doing.

On day 25 of #spreadthelove I visited the Metro Drug Coalition in Knoxville. They are committed to creating a healthy and safe community, free of substance abuse. They have various youth outreach programs for all ages in our schools, and they also provide SBIRT training in Knox County for health care providers, nurse practitioners, nurses, residents, and office managers.

If you need any help, please call the Tennessee Redline today at 1-800-889-9789 for free confidential information and referrals.

Go send them some love and tell them what a wonderful job they are doing in our community. And don’t forget to sign up for their 5K on April 6!

 

Spread the Love – Random Acts of Flowers

February is the month of love and I am visiting a different community group every day to thank them for the wonderful work that they are doing.

On day 24 of #spreadthelove I’m at Random Acts of Flowers in Knoxville. They reuse flowers from weddings, funerals, and event venues and bring them to people in health care facilities to spread hope, kindness, and happiness.

And they just celebrated 100,000 deliveries in Knoxville alone! Go send them some love and tell them what a wonderful job they are doing in our community. Got some vases, flowers, or time? Donate it to them and help them spread happiness and kindness!

Spread the Love – Beardsley Community Farm

February is the month of love and I am visiting a different community group every day to thank them for the wonderful work that they are doing.
Day 23 of #spreadthelove is at Beardsley Farm in Knoxville. Their 1,500 volunteers help provide food to local organizations to relief hunger, and you can also get food baskets through their workshare program.
Help them TODAY by coming to their volunteer work day starting at noon, and then go get FREE SEEDS at their SEED SWAP from 3-5 today. That’s all happening today despite the rain!
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Spread the love – Mobile Meals

February is the month of love and I am visiting a different community group every day to thank them for the wonderful work that they are doing.
Day 22 of #spreadthelove is at Knox County Mobile Meals in #Knoxville. More than 60% of the more than 1500 people they serve are over 85 years old and live alone with no help – the meal delivery may be the only contact they have all week. Send their #volunteers and staff some love, let them know that they are appreciated, or sign up to help if you can!
#surprisedelivery #seniors #mealsonwheels #mobilemeals #sevierville #pigeonforge #gatlinburg #sevierville

Spread the Love – Community Design Center

February is the month of love and I am visiting a different community group every day to thank them for the wonderful work that they are doing.

You may never have heard of East Tennessee Community Design Center, who I visited on Day 21 of #spreadthelove. But if you’ve been in a few public spaces in our area, like Change Center Knoxville, Emory Valley Center, and many others, then you have benefited from their work: professional design & planning services to improve life & work in East Tennessee.

What a great mission! Go send them some love on Facebook or Twitter and let them know what a good job they have done in the buildings they helped bring to life!

Spread the Love – Foster Grandparent Program

February is the month of love and I am visiting a different community group every day to thank them for the wonderful work that they are doing.

Day 20 of #spreadthelove is at the Knoxville-Knox County CAC Office on Aging #FosterGrandparent program.

Ann is such a sweet lady who loves to cuddle with “her” babies. It was such a pleasure to meet her, and on her birthday to boot!

Please send her and all of her co-volunteers your love and let them know what a truly wonderful job they are doing in our public schools, head start, and after school programs.

And if you have a few hours to spare and would love to spoil other people’s children and then send them home, then give the Foster Grandparent program a call at 865-524-2786 or email Gina.Whitfield@knoxseniors.org

#balloonart #balloondecor #knoxville #sevierville #gatlinburg #pigeonforge #volunteer #fostergrandparent

Spread the Love – Senior Companion Program

February is the month of love and I am visiting a different community group every day to thank them for the wonderful work that they are doing.

Day 19 of #spreadthelove is at the Knoxville-Knox County CAC Office on Aging SeniorCorps #SeniorCompanion Program in #Knoxville.

They are a wonderful group that helps #seniors stay independent longer. Know anyone that could use some checking up on, or have a few hours and could use new friends? Call them at 865-524-2786!

#surprisedelivery #balloonart #pigeonforge #gatlinburg #sevierville #seniorshelpingseniors

Spread the Love – Harmony Family Center

February is the month of love and I am visiting a different community group every day to thank them for the wonderful work that they are doing.
Day 18 of #spreadthelove is at a special place: Harmony Family Center in #Knoxville! Talking with Rachael about everything they do throughout #Tennessee for #fosterkids and #adoptiveparents just gave me goosebumps. And it made me even happier to know how much the Camp Montvale Mudder’s Day 5K #getalittledirty #doalottagood #mudrun #fundraiser helps them. I’ll see you in the mud! 🙂
Don’t want to get muddy? No problem: Just hang out with the #foodtrucks & the #DJ. Then cheer on my team, which will come crawling through the finish line long after everyone else, together with the clean-up crew volunteers 😂😂😂
It’s a lot of fun and supports a GREAT cause!


#surpriseballoondelivery #pigeonforge #sevierville #maryville #gatlinburg

 

Spread the Love – Rescue Squad

February is the month of love and I am visiting a different community group every day to thank them for the wonderful work that they are doing.

Day 17 of #spreadthelove is at the #seviercounty #volunteer #rescuesquad.

Wow I learned so much talking with these guys, I’m so impressed by their incredible commitment when they choose to volunteer there! That’s a part-time job AND they are ALWAYS on standby!

They take care of the whole county! Send them some love, show them your #appreciation, tell them #thankyou for doing a fantastic job.


#sevierville #gatlinburg #pigeonforge #knoxville #surprisedelivery #balloonart