The holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate and gather with friends and family. It is also a wonderful time to step back and look at all that we have in our lives and how blessed we truly are.
Led by our own Heather Newman, Parthenon decided to step back and count our blessings, and then step forward and help a few others in need. We adopted 8 children as part of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. The company made a donation and many employees donated their own dollars and time to ensure that these children would have a few items to open on Christmas day.
The holidays are rapidly approaching, but there is still time to reach out and help those in our community who are in need this holiday season. We have listed a few programs below and encourage you to add others to this list by posting a comment!
Ways to help:
- Local CVS locations have senior angel trees that allow you to adopt a senior in need for the holidays
- The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program still needs help! As of today, they have 750 kids who need an angel
- You can also participate in the JcPenney’s Salvation Army Adopt an Angel Program, which reaches seniors and children across the nation.
- Check out Hands on Nashville volunteer opportunities
- Want to help out our furry friends over the holidays? The Nashville Humane Association’s holiday party (Cappo’s Annual Christmas Party) is on December 4th
- The Nashville Mission has volunteer opportunities or you can donate one of the items on their holiday wish list
- Graceworks Ministries is hosting “Noah’s Christmas,” an effort to collect gifts for children and families impacted by May’s floods. Donations are due December 10th.
- Thistle Farms has created specialty candles and fragrances for the holiday season that can be purchased. All proceeds from the sale of products go directly back to Thistle Farms.
- Room in the Inn, a newly opened housing and development facility serving Nashville’s homeless community, is holding its 3rd annual holiday benefit concert featuring on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 3:00 p.m. (at Christ the King Church on Belmont Blvd.)