Category: spread the love

Spread the Love – Opening Closed Doors Knoxville

It is time for another spreadthelove post, today at Opening Closed Doors Knoxville. There are several blessingsboxes located throughout the Knoxville area – this particular one at 2928 Sutherland Ave. Additional boxes are located at

198 W Woodland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917
2910 W Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849
941 Virginia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921
1008 Beaumont Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37921
4005 Tazewell Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918
206 Timothy St Knoxville,TN 37914

Anyone can fill them with donated items like food, water, personal hygiene items, and anyone in need can take something from the box.
Give what you can, take what you need – no need to go big: one toothbrush, one bar of soap, one can of tuna, one bottle of water can mean the world to someone who’s struggling.

I think those boxes would be a great idea all over EastTN!

Don’t forget to tell me who I should visit next!

And if you’re planning an event in Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, or the Smoky Mountains, please give me a call – I’d love to help you decorate it.

Spread the Love – Shining Light Equestrian Inc

I really needed a break after February’s 28 days of #spreadthelove, but now it really was time for another Spread the Love delivery today at Shining Light Equestrian, Inc. in Knoxville Powell.

The founder Sara McGinniss provides horse therapy, therapeutic riding, and horseback riding for disabled and non-disabled people ages 4 to adult.

Want to see Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs on a Clydesdale? Come to theĀ  Grand Opening on May 11 from 10 am to noon at 2724 Lakewood Lane in Knoxville!

See you there!

Spread the Love – Sevier Co. Linemen

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.

With last weekend’s weather, I felt that day 28 of #spreadthelove was a good time to thank the Sevier County Electric Company linemen for working for us day or night (sometimes day AND night) to restore our power.
Send them or your local electric company’s linemen some love at www.sces.net by letting them know what a great job they’re doing in any weather to get our power back on.

I didn’t get to speak with them directly but am told they enjoyed the balloons, thank you card, and the bag of candy bars I left for them. I have a feeling that if I asked them how we can help make their job a little easier, they would tell us to cut our trees under and near our power lines (or at least allow them to be cut by the utility companies), and as a balloon decorator I have to add: don’t release balloons because they can get tangled in power lines and cause outages.

This is my last #spreadthelove delivery for now, because it’s the last day of February. I plan on doing these videos a few times a month from now on, so stay tuned – and don’t forget to let me know who to visit next!

Spread the Love – Sevier County Humane Society

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.
My family loves animals, so on day 27 of #spreadthelove we were a little distracted by the cute and adoptable pets at the Sevier County Humane Society. Sable and Ruby are so smart & sweet – It was very hard for my my daughter (who takes these videos) to not take them home to with us. Send some love to the Sevier County Humane Society staff and volunteers, tell them what a great job they are doing for the animals, bring them some treats (for humans or pets – either will be appreciated!), and find yourself a new furry family member that will give you unconditional love.

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!