Tag: 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 – 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 – 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 – Arc of Anderson County

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 15 of #spreadthelove I visited The Arc of Anderson County in #OakRidge. My #balloonsurprise was received with much enthusiasm by everyone! What a #great #nonprofit this is in our #community. And did you see them on WBIR? Send them some love, show them your support, and spread the word about this incredible group offering support & advocacy for people with IDD and their families.
You can also find them on Facebook – so go send them some love and let them know what a wonderful job they are doing for our community!

Spread the Love – My People Senior Activity 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 14 of #spreadthelove is at the #Sevierville My People Senior Activity Center. What a great place in our #community! Send them some love, show them your support, and come to the #talentshow #fundraiser on March 1 – it’s sure to be great fun if #kevinwilson of #countrytonighttheater is there!


#pigeonforge #gatlinburg #knoxville #seniorcitizen #surprisedelivery #balloondecor

Spread the Love – Knox PAWS

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 9 of #spreadthelove I visited @knoxpaws in #Knoxville.
PAWS stands for Placing Animals With Seniors.
Show them some love cause they are doing a wonderful job matching local #seniors and #adoptablepets!
And don’t forget to let me know where I should plan my next surprise visit!
#balloongifts #balloonsurprise #pigeonforge #sevierville #gatlinburg

Spread the Love – Knox County Health Department

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 8 of #spreadthelove I visited the #knoxcountyhealthdepartment in #knoxville. 
Help me let them know what a wonderful job they are doing taking care of all of us, and don’t forget to #washyourhands hands frequently this #fluseason if you want to #stayhealthy
#balloongifts #balloonsurprise #pigeonforge #sevierville #gatlinburg

Spread the Love – VA Nursing Home

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 6: Ben Atchley State Veteran’s Home

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This cute flower girl column ended up at #BenAtchleyStateVeteransHome in #Knoxville . They did not allow photos or videos so I can’t share anything else with you, but the #caregivers (and probably the #veterans as well) clearly enjoyed this cheerful cutie.

Show them your #support for the wonderful work they are doing – send them messages, cards, or just visit a vet (or anyone, really) in your local #nursinghome!

And don’t forget to tell me about your favorite non-profit so that I can visit them and #spreadthelove there!

Spread the love – VA Clinic Sevierville

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 5: Sevierville VA Clinic

Go write them a comment, send them a smile, or even a card in the mail. Sign up to volunteer. Go help your veteran neighbor with whatever he or she needs.

And then tell me about your favorite community group so that I can visit them and #spreadthelove there!

Spread the Love – Elementary School

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 4: Northview Elementary School in Kodak, TN or find them here on Facebook

Go write them a comment, send them a smile, or even a card in the mail. Contact their PTO to buy some Valentine’s Day Candygrams!

And then tell me about your favorite community group so that I can visit them and #spreadthelove there!