Week Two of our Serve Nashville blog series is focusing on ways in which we can serve low-income families in the greater Nashville area. The two nonprofits that we are spotlighting today are both organizations doing incredible work in supporting and meeting low-income families at their points of need.
Project Transformation is a nonprofit whose mission includes three parts: 1) how to meet the academic, physical, and spiritual needs of children from low-income communities; 2) how to provide meaningful ways for college-age young adults to explore ministry opportunities and develop as young principled leaders for the church and the world; and 3) how to help revitalize churches.
First and foremost, one of the most meaningful ways you can partner with Project Transformation is to donate whatever amount you are able. Volunteers are also pivotal to the mission, so those who have a passion for helping children improve their literacy and develop a love of reading will quickly find a volunteer niche within Project Transformation.
A third way you can support Project Transformation is by helping fund items found on their ‘Wish List.’ Items on this list are as simple as school and arts and crafts supplies, sports equipment and office supplies.
Volunteer and donating needs are ongoing, so if you would like to lend a serving hand to Project Transformation, reach out to them today at 615-810-9620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Project Transformation, visit here.
Front Porch Ministry
The mission of East Nashville-based Front Porch Ministry is to “live in community with at-risk kids and single mothers to provide hope, encouragement and opportunities by sharing the love of Christ.”
Front Porch Ministry is as simple as it sounds: ministry held on the front porch of a family of six, providing a safe, stable and Christ-centered environment and example. 80 percent of outreach provided is private, but there are over 80 public outreaches that are held each year, including Move Nights, a Halle-BOO-Yah Christian Halloween Party, Teen Cookouts, Ice Cream Socials and many more. Privately, FPM provides counseling, homework help, safe house, birthday celebrations, mentoring, school supplies, home furnishings, legal advice, advocacy for children and moms in court, bible studies, job application assistance and much, much more.
How can you held Front Porch Ministry with their outreach in the Nashville inner-city? As with many nonprofits, a pivotal point of need is monetary donations, which helps to fund both their private and public outreach.
The Hazelips, the family that runs the ministry, also request prayer as one of their most important needs, among volunteers to come serve alongside them on their porch. They ask that volunteers be those individuals willing to be a companion, confidant an counsel to the numerous kids and teens seeking love and guidance in their neighborhood, impacting their lives through relationship. Each Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., the Hazelips host Open Porch time, which is a great time for volunteers to come and hang out and get involved by playing games, doing crafts and getting to know the kids in the community. If you’d like to get involved, email FrontPorchMinistry@gmail.com. For more information about Front Porch Ministry and more specific lists of what services they provide, visit their website here.
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